Thursday, October 13, 2016

Augustus Color Taps WCPMedia Services to Help “Black Butterfly” Soar through Post

Cloud-based media management platform used to deliver dailies to editors and producers of international thriller starring Antonio Banderas.

Rome, Italy—13 October 2016Augustus Color has moved post production for Black Butterfly, Paradox Studios’ upcoming psychological thriller, to the cloud. The Rome-based post-production powerhouse is using WCPMedia’s ground-breaking media management platform to deliver dailies media to the film’s editorial team in Spain and screen dailies, in a WCP generated lower bandwidth version, for production partners around the globe. The result is a more efficient path through post production, improved security and greater creative collaboration.


“WCPMedia streamlines the production workflow by reducing transfer times compared with standard courier delivery—and does so securely,” says Augusto Pelliccia, General Manager and founder of Augustus Color. “The Screening Room provides our customers with a beautiful collaboration tool to review content and work as a team in real-time from any location with no need for physical media to be delivered to the editor or the production supervisors.”




A remake of the French film Papillion Noir, Black Butterfly is directed Brian Goodman (What Doesn’t Kill You) and features an international cast led by Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Filming spanned seven weeks in Rome and the Monti Simbruini region of Italy.

WCPMedia is a cloud-based, end-to-end platform for storing, managing, transcoding, viewing and distributing media files quickly and securely. It provides dedicated workflows and functionalities to support the full media life cycle from production and post-production to marketing, promotion and distribution.

For Black Butterfly¸ Augustus Color used the platform to upload dailies and other production media to secure servers, where they became almost instantly available to editors working in Spain. Dailies media also became accessible to producers and other stakeholders via the platform’s password-controlled Virtual Screening Room feature.

“The ability to immediately access media assets from anywhere in the world is a huge benefit for geographically-distributed productions like Black Butterfly” says Pelliccia.  “With WCPMedia, all of your content is in one place and you have the ability to share assets and make comments. It gives you the power of a true media asset management system. It’s the perfect tool for modern film production.”

WCPMedia allows producers to closely monitor on-set activities, and provides editors with faster access to critical media. The platform employs market-preferred file transfer tools, including Aspera and Signiant, and sophisticated transcoding technology to automatically transcode and deliver media optimized for individual end users. 

Additionally, WCPMedia provides unprecedented security and control over assets. Production media is stored via a Swiss data center with Tier IV certification, the same level of security employed by international financial institutions. Access to virtual screening rooms is controlled and tracked directly by the production team with enterprise-level tools for user authorization and authentication.

WCP takes cloud-based digital asset management to the next level. “It provides levels of quality and service that go far beyond other solutions,” notes WCPMedia Services CEO Cristina Molinari. “WCPApp is flexible and extensible. It can be tailored to the unique needs of the individual client and user. As needs change, it grows and adapts.”

About WCPMedia Services
Founded in 2011 in Switzerland, World Content Pole SA (aka WCPMedia Services) is an entertainment software and services company based in Switzerland, USA and Canada that manages, markets and distributes content to business partners and clients quickly, easily and securely. WCPMedia Services offers a platform of smart process applications that combines proprietary software with top-tier solutions developed by proven and trusted technology companies.

For more information, visit www.wcpmediaservices.com
USA Office:  7083 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood CA 90028 
Canada Office: 390 Bay Street, Suite 1706, Toronto M5H 2Y2
Europe Office: Via Peri 17, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (91) 910 7690

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