SIM Digital has appointed veteran television producer Gavin Barclay as vice president of its Bling Digital unit. Barclay, whose television credits include such shows as Suits, Covert Affairs, Nip/Tuck and Knight Rider, will oversee the expansion of Bling’s on-set and near-set postproduction services, which include dailies processing, color grading, offline Avid rentals, online editorial and other operations. He will have both operational and client services responsibilities.
“Gavin brings deep experience in television production and postproduction, and has helped several shows make the transition to file-based workflows with exceptional results,” said Chris Parker, chief technology officer for SIM Digital and Bling Digital. “Our clients will benefit greatly from his expertise, insight and enthusiasm.”
For the past six years, Barclay has served as a post-producer for NBC Universal. Working with Bling Digital, he developed file-based workflows for the shows that allowed them to prepare dailies, perform color grading and editorial finishing within the shows’ production offices, resulting in significant time and cost savings.
“Moving the post facility into our offices made everyone’s life easier,” Barclay said. “It eliminated the need to make daily trips across town and avoided scheduling conflicts with other shows. Post became streamlined and efficient.”
In his new role, Barclay will introduce similar workflows to other television and film productions. “I’m excited with what Bling is doing, especially on the finishing side,” he said. “Postproduction doesn’t have to be as hard as it is for many productions. With new technologies and the workflows we are developing, having time to enjoy life outside of work is no longer a fantasy.”