Savage VFX

Savage VFX

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Savage VFX is a well-established visual effects studio with presences on both coasts.  Founded by Brice Liesveld (West coast) and James Pastorius (East coast) in 2007, Savage has achieved great success by providing cutting-edge photo-real visual effects for commercials, television, and film.  The company has worked with many of Hollywood’s top production companies and has a close working relationship with influential director/producer David Fincher.  Innovators like Fincher push the envelope with file resolutions and bit depth, so Savage discovered early on the value of having the right technologies and IT infrastructure capable of supporting resource-intensive post-production and VFX workflows.

At the core of Savage’s impressive growth has been the ability to attract top artistic talent, to scale the size of teams to meet the requirements of any project, and to implement the right tools and technologies to support their collaborative artistic efforts.  Creative talent leveraging sophisticated software suites simultaneously can be incredibly demanding on storage infrastructures.  In the early days, Savage struggled with a storage solution that simply couldn’t handle the demands of their workflows.

The Challenge

OpenDrives began working in a consultative manner with Savage, putting into place a storage solution specially designed for the demands of post-production workflows.  The goal was to underpin Savage’s operations with speed, stability, and scalability. 

The Solution

The system OpenDrives installed allowed Savage VFX to share very large amounts of post-production data very quickly with the highest reliability and stability in a shared environment for various artists.

The Result

The balance OpenDrives helped Savage achieve was high performance and stability with cost-effective operations.  Savage VFX couldn’t afford an underperforming storage solution, but equally, they couldn’t afford to have a team of system administrators toiling away keeping a storage infrastructure up and running.  

Savage VFX

Read the full case study here.

Savage VFX is a well-established visual effects studio with presences on both coasts.  Founded by Brice Liesveld (West coast) and James Pastorius (East coast) in 2007, Savage has achieved great success by providing cutting-edge photo-real visual effects for commercials, television, and film.  The company has worked with many of Hollywood’s top production companies and has a close working relationship with influential director/producer David Fincher.  Innovators like Fincher push the envelope with file resolutions and bit depth, so Savage discovered early on the value of having the right technologies and IT infrastructure capable of supporting resource-intensive post-production and VFX workflows.

At the core of Savage’s impressive growth has been the ability to attract top artistic talent, to scale the size of teams to meet the requirements of any project, and to implement the right tools and technologies to support their collaborative artistic efforts.  Creative talent leveraging sophisticated software suites simultaneously can be incredibly demanding on storage infrastructures.  In the early days, Savage struggled with a storage solution that simply couldn’t handle the demands of their workflows.

The Challenge

OpenDrives began working in a consultative manner with Savage, putting into place a storage solution specially designed for the demands of post-production workflows.  The goal was to underpin Savage’s operations with speed, stability, and scalability. 

The Solution

The system OpenDrives installed allowed Savage VFX to share very large amounts of post-production data very quickly with the highest reliability and stability in a shared environment for various artists.

The Result

The balance OpenDrives helped Savage achieve was high performance and stability with cost-effective operations.  Savage VFX couldn’t afford an underperforming storage solution, but equally, they couldn’t afford to have a team of system administrators toiling away keeping a storage infrastructure up and running.