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DR Group Completes Final Cut Pro Installation for MAkinEDR Consulting division provides design and construction services to top editorial house (August 30, 2005)
The DR Group, the entertainment industry's total solution provider for Final Cut Pro products, services and consulting, announced today that its DR Consulting division has completed the installation of two Final Cut Pro powered editing suites, infrastructure for future expansion and a fully-integrated machine room for top editorial and motion graphics house MAkinE Studios. DR Consulting is The DR Group's new consulting and facility planning service for the digital media industry.
DR Consulting designed all elements of the installation, including selecting the optimum mix of equipment and software, developing the electrical strategies and connecting the rooms to allow for seamless collaboration between suites.
"These new, interconnected rooms give us a level of flexibility that has greatly enhanced our workflow and our ability to service clients in the fastest and most efficient manner possible," said Eduardo Garcia, creative director at MAkinE Studios. "DR Consulting has been an excellent partner and we are extremely satisfied with their planning and execution of this project."
Led by company founder and digital entertainment expert Lowell Kay, DR Consulting handles all aspects of facility planning from advising on hardware and software systems to developing electrical strategies to logistical wiring and installation. The new unit represents the company's formalization of its years of experience assisting companies in the design and construction of their post facilities.
"Post houses are increasingly choosing Final Cut Pro as their preferred editing platform and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to develop a custom solution for MAkinE Studios," said Lowell Kay, president of The DR Group. "Our goal with DR Consulting is to make it as simple and cost effective as possible for post facilities to create networked, multi-room facilities that allow them to operate at maximum efficiency."
About MAkinE Studios
Founded in 2002, by Alejandra Padua, Artist. MAkinE is about deep visual exploration. Conceptual testing and art projects are developed through convergence in filmmaking, design, and animation. Technology and honesty define our system. Visual efficiency is our ultimate goal.
MAkinE is a creative collective. Our facilities are fully equipped to respond to the fast-paced nature of this business. We count on our two digital on-line edit rooms, capable of the highest quality digital finish. As well, our motion graphics and animation farm has top-notch development and rendering capabilities. Although we offer our clients cutting-edge post-production technology, our most important asset is our team and our spirit.
Our work credits include projects for highly creative clients like Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo, McDonald's, MTV Networks Spike TV and Mattel amongst others. We have been honored with with major industry awards like Cannes Awards 2004, Telly Awards 2005 and we have just been nominated for this year's Broadcast Design Association and Promax Awards. These credentials are simply a sign of our passion and focus on every single project.
About The DR Group
The DR Group is the entertainment industry's total solution provider for Final Cut Pro products, editing services, support, training and facility planning. With over a decade of experience, the company is recognized as one of Hollywood's top resources for post-production services, digital video solutions and motion picture film stock. The company also manufactures the DRaid" storage drive, a fast, low cost alternative to Xserve RAID.
For more information visit www.thedrgroup.com.
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