As joint MD at post-production facility, Gorilla, Paul Owen's main aim is ensuring an efficient workflow of media and data through the GloWorks building. "With tightening budgets, there is always pressure to streamline our processes", he explained.
An editor with over 20 years' experience, Paul (right) joined Boomerang in 2003 when the company had just three edit suites. Following a merger with Cardiff-based facility, Mwnci, Gorilla now has around 50 edit and post-production suites, and the combined group, which includes Boom Cymru and Plymouth-based indie Two Four, is now owned by ITV Plc.
The company recently handled post-production for the Channel 4 drama, Born to Kill, the comedy series, Stella, for Sky, and the BBC period drama, Decline and Fall. Talking to RTS Members on 31st January, Owen claimed that, "we're able to handle big, data-intensive projects on behalf of our clients". He described how the Channel 4 series, One Born Every Minute, produced over 4000 hours of HD video, stored in a 500 TB server on location in a Liverpool hospital, adding that, "we had 56 remote cameras, operated by just one person, with only four staff working 8 hour shifts - it wouldn't have been cost effective otherwise".