Here’s everything you need to know about Suite’s virtual workstations and how they will help your business say “yes” to more work.
The barrier-to-entry for filmmakers and content creators is basically non-existent in today’s media-driven world. Cell phones with built-in, cinema-quality cameras and other tools have made content creation more accessible and affordable. In turn, there are more up-and-comer studios and post production teams in the video space than ever before.
But what if you’re a studio looking to grow and you just haven’t landed the project that’s going to raise the bar for your company. Or maybe your work is quality, your team consists of some of the most talented people in the industry but you lack the resources to invest in better hardware, studio space and personnel, thus limiting your ability to take on new (or more big-budget) work. This scenario plagues the post production industry.
Plainly speaking, not everyone has the resources or finances to enhance their business structure with new, full-time employees or a refreshed studio space. Whether you’re considering updating your hardware and servers for media storage and editing, or adding more team members to improve workflows and productivity, there are countless hindrances that might prevent one of today’s burgeoning studios from reaching their creative potential.
But these worries can be thrown right out of the window, run over and forgotten forever with Suite’s virtual workstations. Saying “yes” to a project that previously felt out of your league will become commonplace; working with talented individuals, no matter their location, will become your new norm; and growing your business to new heights will be easier than ever, thanks for the cost-efficiencies and infinitely adjustable cloud resources provided by Suite.
If your interest is piqued, good—we’re doing our job. But if you’re still uncertain about all this “cloud-based” jargon, let us explain a bit more by diving into specifics about how utilizing Suite’s cloud-based workstations for post production professionals will drive your business forward.
Scale your business as you need.
To grow and scale any business takes gusto—but Suite is making this leap easier than ever for the forward-thinking post production studios that want to seek out alternative routes to creative success. With Suite’s virtual workstations, adding team members and providing them access to the media files they need to edit a project is as simple as logging into your Netflix account. No longer is it necessary to invest in hardware and hard drives—grow your team by providing virtual access to your studio’s workstations. Then, as your workflow ebbs and flows, simply turn off the virtual workstations you don’t need and streamline your expenses. Infinitely scalable and adjustable to your needs, Suite’s cloud-based workstations make it possible to afford the talent you need to take on new projects, no matter the size or scope of the deal.
Nurture and grow your network.
Suite’s virtual workstations make it possible to think beyond your city limits, connecting creatives on a global scale through the power and accessibility of cloud-based technology. Imagine a world in which collaborators from all over the globe were just a click away from working with you in real-time; in which a creative agency based in Los Angeles, New York or Atlanta didn’t need to confine its talent search to people within driving distance from an office in their respective city.
With a WiFi connection, anyone can access Suite’s cloud-based workflows, allowing you to focus on hiring the right talent, growing your network to include only the savviest editors while simultaneously avoiding all of the worries plaguing other location-based studios. Nurturing your network is like tending to a garden, they say—what if your garden covered the entire globe?
Save your cash for other expenses.
Expenses are part of life. Whether as an individual or a company, there’s always something else to charge onto the credit card. What if you could find cost-savings in places where you didn’t think possible? We’re not talking about pennies-on-the-dollar, either—we’re talking about saving thousands of dollars every year on operating costs, travel expenses and computer-related necessities bogging down even the most well-known production companies. But what if you could cheat the system and find money where others aren’t? Moving your business to the cloud via Suite’s virtual workstations will open up your budget for more important things. Like an order of tacos to fuel your next late night editing session—and, sure, put it on the company card.
Track workflows and personnel in real-time.
With the continued adoption of work from home and remote collaboration across every industry, supervisor visibility is becoming increasingly difficult. As a studio lead or a post production coordinator, if your team isn’t down the hall, it’s that much harder to check-in and ensure a project is on-track. There’s just nothing that compares to working collaboratively from the same space—but Suite makes it possible to recreate this in-house creative connection.
Improved user permissions now provide administrators the ability to assign individual workstations to individual employees; in effect, through the cloud, each editor can be granted access to their own, virtual edit bay, just the same as in a physical studio. Editing through Suite also provides team members instant access to media without the need to download files, eliminating some of the biggest time-sucking steps from the creative process.
Hitting deadlines, moving onto the next project and high-fiving your team for a “job well done” is possible through the cloud, and Suite works behind the scenes to handle all the complicated intricacies of the technology, so your experience feels like you’re sitting in the same room as your creatives, client and collaborators, anywhere they might be.