A big thank you to Darren Frankel for talking about Media Shuttle during an interview for Randi Altman’s postPerspective published yesterday.
Stargate Studios is a really impressive company, continuing to be successful after 25 years and having offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Vancouver, Toronto, Mexico City, London, Berlin, Cologne, Malta and Dubai. When asked how they’ve stayed in the game so long, Frankel shared advice about constantly reinventing yourself, your process and the tools you use.
He also gave insight into how Stargate manages work across their 10 locations and 25 simultaneous projects with off-site editors and different shooting locations, including two reasons why Stargate replaced their FTP with Media Shuttle: file transfer speed and security.
“Media Shuttle optimizes the bandwidth of users on upload and download to make files move faster between locations, and helps to mitigate the needs for shuttling drives from client editorial and post facilities,” said Frankel. “Password-protected FTP sites are only so secure, and the way Signiant packages files makes them less susceptible to being compromised in any way.”
We couldn’t have said it better. If you frequent the Signiant blog, you may remember our interview with Frankel from last year called Zombies, Car Chases, and Far Flung Places: The big data files behind some of the most popular TV.
Yeah, we are fans.