Gramercy Park Studios (GPS) is a different kind of post-production house. They are a creative boutique facility and one of the only to offer audio and visual posts within a single collaborative space.
Their disciplines include Editing, Colour Grading, Motion Graphics / Design, Finishing and Sound all run by a group of talented and experienced individuals working as a team under the same roof.
When the decision was made to their new high-end post house in the heart of Soho Gramercy Park Studios turned to Trams.
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“We have a longstanding relationship with Trams. They’ve always given us the best deals and the best service. If we say, ‘Look, this is what we’re going to build, these are the rooms we need and this is the equipment we have to have’ they understand the configurations and there’s no time wasted. They are professionals in the area of creative workstations and the creative desktop and the applications that go along with that. They’ve got an extremely good supply chain so we get equipment straight away. And their service and backup is extremely good.”
Mark Keller, Group CTO, Hogarth/Gramercy Park Studios
At the centre of GPS’s technical infrastructure sits several Quantum products. Trams worked with GPS to facilitate the specification and installation of the Quantum kit at the facility.
“Trams put us in touch directly with Quantum – they had really good contacts at Quantum so we spent time talking directly with Quantum about what we wanted to do and what we wanted to achieve with our storage. They were really fruitful meetings,” says Alex Buchanan, Technical Operations Director, Hogarth/GPS. Quantum was already a tried and tested brand for GPS, with Hogarth having relatively recently successfully completed a move over to Quantum kit:
“We have Quantum elsewhere – in our head office in Shaftsbury Avenue we replaced our Xsan just over a year ago with Quantum M330. When the renewal came up for the support, a year after the installation, we realised we hadn’t switched it off in that time and it had caused us absolutely no bother whatsoever,” says Buchanan. “So really going for Quantum here wasn’t really a choice between it and something else; we knew we were going to do it anyway. It was really just a case of spec’ing out the disk. The nice thing about Quantum is we’re familiar with it and it’s just a much more robust enterprise product than Xsan was. So migrating to it was really an easy decision for us.”