Clear Cut opens new post-production facility in Birmingham

Clear Cut opens new post-production facility in Birmingham

Clear Cut Group have launched a brand new post-production facility in Birmingham.

Clear Cut Group comprises four companies: Clear Cut Pictures, The Edit Store (acquired by Clear Cut Pictures in January 2019), Clear Cut Nations & Regions Ltd. (operating from Birmingham), and ClearMotion VFX. 

Located in Digbeth, Birmingham, equidistant to The Custard Factory, The Banana Warehouse, this new venture will offer fully flexible post production in the heart of the UK with 4K capabilities both remote and onsite. 

Based in the Grade II listed Walker Building, the former factory features red brick interiors, complete with adaptable suites with initial capacity for up to 40 remote offline suites and onsite suites as needed (offering Media Composer, Premiere Pro and Da Vinci Resolve), plus online and grade suites giving clients the ability to handle complex post-production tasks and final mastering. There is also 24-hour operational support, a production office for up to twelve, outdoor space with secure car and cycle parking. 

The facility is equipped with energy-efficient HP Z2 mini workstations for offline editing, alongside Blackmagic IO and video router hardware, delivering high-density compute power and operational versatility. This state-of-the-art facility is the perfect solution for production teams looking for a modern and flexible post-production space in the West Midlands.

Clear Cut previously launched a pop-up facility in 2016 in Birmingham, which has evolved into a fully-fledged post-production operation. In recent years, Clear Cut has worked for clients including: The Bad Skin Clinic (Full Fat TV for Discovery+); Hairy Bikers Go North (South Shore Productions for BBC Two); Queen of Trucks (Acclaimed Content for BBC Three and iPlayer); and Living Wild: How to Change Your Life (Full Fat TV for Channel 4).

The facility is led by Caroline Hewson, who is experienced in complex post-production.

“It’s safe to say Birmingham is back on the map with the Creative and Screen industries across the region set to thrive. To be a part of the regeneration in Digbeth is hugely exciting for us. We can’t wait to collaborate with our neighbours and clients!” said Hewson, account manager at Clear Cut Group.

In addition to Caroline and the in-house team, Clear Cut is also working with the BBC Apprenticeship Hub to help build the local talent pool with the right passion for post-production. By utilising the Post Production Technical Operator apprenticeship for their training, they will work alongside Clear Cut’s existing technical team to support their diverse projects.

“This is such an exciting development for Clear Cut Group. We have already built a considerable reputation, as the post-production partner of choice in Birmingham, and now we have an expanded state-of-the-art facility to offer in the ideal location. Our commitment to the wider Nations and Regions initiatives, and to developing local production and regional talent is a long-term plan. This is an exciting step on that journey,” added Rowan Bray, managing director at Clear Cut Group.

This article was originally posted on our sister website, KFTV.

Image credit: Clear Cut Group

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