Multi-award-winning animation and visual effects studio and creators of original kids’ content Jellyfish Pictures today announced the opening of its new facility in Sheffield. The new studio is the result of the company outgrowing its current location following the expansion to the North of England less than a year ago.
Opening its Northern arm in May 2019, Jellyfish Pictures has seen rapid growth in both its Southern and Northern UK offices over the course of the past year. The newest studio will house the burgeoning animation team, which has more than doubled in size in the past three months.
As with all other Jellyfish Pictures locations, there is no hardware housed onsite in the new Sheffield studio, situated in the city center within the Wizu Workspace. Operating in a completely PC over IP environment all technology and pipeline is housed in a centrally based co-location in Hayes. The studio is able to virtualize its distributed workstations through Teradici’s remote visualization solution; allowing for total flexibility and scalability.
The team working out of Jellyfish Pictures’ Sheffield studio is being overseen by animation director, Kevin Spruce, with a Hollywood animated feature film currently in-production.
Phil Dobree, CEO, Jellyfish Pictures says, “Recognizing Sheffield as an area that held great potential for growth in the VFX and Animation industries led to the opening of Jellyfish Sheffield early last year. It’s an incredibly proud moment for me, now, to announce our further expansion in the North of England. For it to come about so drastically and quickly, only confirms the hunger for a larger Creative Industries presence outside of London, of which we are committed to cultivating.”
Dobree continues, “None of this would have been able to happen without Jellyfish Pictures’ continued investment in pushing the boundaries of virtual technologies. The ability to ramp up as needed and easily move to a bigger facility has been of invaluable worth. Casting off the constraints of our on-premise infrastructure has allowed us to not only remain agile and scalable when taking on projects, but also allows us to put talent first. This technology has enabled us to reach new heights, and I can’t wait to see where the next steps take us.”