Augustus Color Using WCPMedia to Post Black Butterfly

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Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:53 -- Nick Dager

Rome-based post company Augustus Color has moved post-production for Black Butterfly, Paradox Studios’ upcoming psychological thriller, to the cloud. Augustus is using WCPMedia’s media management platform to deliver dailies media to the film’s editorial team in Spain.

“WCPMedia streamlines the production workflow by reducing transfer times compared with standard courier delivery and does so securely,” said Augusto Pelliccia, general manager and founder of Augustus Color. “The Screening Room provides our customers with a beautiful collaboration tool to review content and work as a team in real-time from any location with no need for physical media to be delivered to the editor or the production supervisors.”

A remake of the French film Papillion NoirBlack Butterfly is directed Brian Goodman (What Doesn’t Kill You) and features an international cast led by Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Filming spanned seven weeks in Rome and the Monti Simbruini region of Italy.

WCPMedia is a cloud-based, end-to-end platform for storing, managing, transcoding, viewing and distributing media files quickly and securely. It provides dedicated workflows and functionalities to support the full media life cycle from production and post-production to marketing, promotion and distribution.

For Black Butterfly¸ Augustus Color used the platform to upload dailies and other production media to secure servers, where they became almost instantly available to editors working in Spain. Dailies media also became accessible to producers and other stakeholders via the platform’s password-controlled Virtual Screening Room feature.

“The ability to immediately access media assets from anywhere in the world is a huge benefit for geographically distributed productions like Black Butterfly,” said Pelliccia.  “With WCPMedia, all of your content is in one place and you have the ability to share assets and make comments. It gives you the power of a true media asset management system. It’s the perfect tool for modern film production.”

WCPMedia allows producers to closely monitor on-set activities, and provides editors with faster access to critical media. The platform employs market-preferred file transfer tools, including Aspera and Signiant, and sophisticated transcoding technology to automatically transcode and deliver media optimized for individual end users. 

Additionally, WCPMedia provides unprecedented security and control over assets. Production media is stored via a Swiss data center with Tier IV certification, the same level of security employed by international financial institutions. Access to virtual screening rooms is controlled and tracked directly by the production team with enterprise-level tools for user authorization and authentication.

“WCP provides levels of quality and service that go far beyond other solutions,” said WCPMedia Services CEO Cristina Molinari. “WCPApp is flexible and extensible. It can be tailored to the unique needs of the individual client and user. As needs change, it grows and adapts.”

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