Jellyfish Pictures Selects Hammerspace to Provide Global Data Environment for Virtual Production
Hammerspace with Microsoft Azure and Autodesk ShotGrid Skyrockets Jellyfish’s Visionary Leadership in Virtual Studios
San Mateo, Calif. – April 22, 2022 – Hammerspace, the pioneer of the Global Data Environment, today announced that Jellyfish Pictures has deployed Hammerspace to advance the company’s virtual studio strategy and fuel ongoing massive business growth. The Hammerspace Global Data Environment is the first technology Jellyfish has found that enables content to be utilized with high-performance local access by artists wherever they work and allows rendering to be performed in any cloud region without creating workflow inefficiencies or multiple copies of data. Deploying Hammerspace has enabled Jellyfish to continue to take on new projects without the worry of finding sufficient local creative talent. Plus, it saves the company an average of 20 percent on cloud rendering projects by enabling content and leveraging the most cost-effective cloud compute region without concern for where the content was created. The Hammerspace approach can drive millions of dollars in savings annually if substantial public cloud resources need to be used for burst rendering.
Jellyfish Pictures is one of the most respected visual effects (VFX) and animation studios in the world, employing more than 300 artists across two U.K. studios and offering remote work around the globe.
The Jellyfish team has delivered world-class projects, adding its talents and innovation to blockbuster movies such as Lucasfilm’s Star Wars series, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Last Jedi and Rogue One. More recently, the team contributed to the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise with the series The Book of Boba Fett. Other TV credits include HBO’s Watchmen, Netflix’s The Innocents and Black Mirror: Hated in the Nation. Within Animation, Jellyfish has produced feature films Spirit: Untamed, How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (DreamWorks Animation) and several top-rated children’s shows – always working under the motto “No borders. Total Security. Certain Delivery.”
“Hammerspace is a core part of the Jellyfish strategic vision, helping us expand our global workforce in a highly competitive industry, increase our productivity to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations and greatly reduce costs on multiple levels,” said Jeremy Smith, chief technology officer at Jellyfish Pictures. “The intelligence of the Hammerspace solution gives us far greater control of our data and provides quantifiable and tangible value to our business.”