Milestone Marks New Era for Remote Global Production Workflows
San Francisco, April 6, 2023 – LucidLink, pioneers in high-performance remote collaboration for the world’s largest studios, brands, and creative professionals, powered production of Academy Award-Winning Best Animated Short Film The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. The first winner in its category with a fully-remote production, the film relied on LucidLink for production workflow collaboration during the height of COVID-19 lockdowns. This collaboration marks a new era of remote and hybrid filmmaking, made possible by LucidLink’s Filespaces, which offers a near-local user experience for creative teams around the world.
When the makers of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse began production on their soon-to-be Oscar-Winning film, they faced a number of challenges. The first film produced under the NoneMore Productions banner, the production considered a host of patchwork options to remotely connect their team of over 100 in the midst of pandemic lockdowns. Prohibitively expensive solutions, the threat of data loss, and the cost and time required to train teams on new platforms nearly doomed the production in early stages.
“With a combined team of industry professionals and newcomers, we needed a solution that not only fit our budget, but that also worked intuitively,” said Ben Wood, Animation Senior Support Specialist, Nonemore Productions, LLC. “With LucidLink, we never lost a file, were able to onboard team members in a matter of minutes, and ended up with a better, more cost-efficient option than the virtual machines we were initially vetting.”
LucidLink’s cloud collaboration SaaS solution equips creatives with the resources to work wherever needed, reducing traditional production workflow costs, timelines, and inefficiencies. Filmmakers have especially valued LucidLink’s seamless integration with virtually all creative applications and platforms, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Productions, Avid, Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Black Magic DaVinci Resolve.
“At LucidLink, we are passionate about enabling collaboration that transcends borders and unlocks unlimited potential for creativity,” says Peter Thompson, CEO and co-founder of LucidLink. “We are incredibly proud to have contributed to the success of Nonemore Production’s Oscar-winning film. It’s a testament to the power of remote teamwork in today’s globalized world.”
Based on the beloved book of the same name by British illustrator Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse is currently available for streaming on Apple+ in the US. Despite being new to the world of feature animations, Mackesy utilized the expertise of animators across 20 countries, including the US, UK, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Canada, and Brazil, who used a wide variety of editing platforms to recreate the book’s iconic hand-drawn style on the silver screen.
Other recent LucidLink projects include 2022 feature film Devotion, hit TV series Atlanta, FX show The Bear, and recently-released thriller Missing.
Join some of the team from The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse for a live chat about remote workflows at the main stage NAB, on Sunday, April 16 at 2:00 pm
Session: How to win an Oscar with a fully remote creative team
Visit LucidLink at the 2023 NAB Show, Booth 1513 April 15-19.
For additional information, please visit www.LucidLink.com.
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