Corgan MediaLab Builds an Ultra-Fast Workflow with OpenDrives

LOS ANGELESSept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — OpenDrives, a global provider of ultra-fast shared storage solutions, has announced that it has been selected as the storage solutions provider for renowned architectural firm Corgan’s media wing, Corgan MediaLab. OpenDrives now enables Corgan MediaLab to produce its myriad content, ranging from animation and motion graphics to VFX and 3D renderings, faster through an accelerated workflow solution via OpenDrives shared network attached storage.

Corgan MediaLab engages in many different forms of video production and post-production in order to develop video narratives for their clients spanning several industries. The central goal of the group is to allow its creative artists to work in real-time in a truly collaborative environment. VFX creative director and vice president of Corgan MediaLab Ludovick Michaud had observed widespread difficulties with the group’s creative workflow and, more specifically, pinpointed the legacy storage infrastructure as the IT bottleneck. Despite a very robust fiber-optic based internal network, data transfer speeds remained unacceptably slow and Corgan MediaLab needed a storage solution that could leverage the fiber-optic network investment.

Corgan MediaLab transformed their media workflow to a fully integrated shared environment by implementing OpenDrives’ network attached storage systems, resulting in significantly faster video production workflows. By implementing its Summit production storage solution with Ridgeview backup and archiving solution, OpenDrives now allows the team at Corgan MediaLab to seamlessly collaborate on very large media files together as well as replace an old tape-based workflow and painlessly reuse footage.

“We use a mixed bag of applications and we wear many hats at the intersection of workflows and technology,” Michaud said. “I was looking to solve specific workflow issues for multiple applications and workstations. No one can even come close to what OpenDrives does for the speed and reliability. We have seen our project load times go from 1:45 hours to 11 minutes with OpenDrives.” Read the full Corgan MediaLab case study at

The OpenDrives team invites interested members of the technical press to a showcase of its solutions that currently power the creative workflows of some of the largest media companies in the world. Please contact s.dunbar(at) to arrange.

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