SIM Digital has expanded its presence in Atlanta, moving its operations into a new 7,000-square-foot freestanding facility. The new SIM Digital Atlanta houses both the company’s rental operations, which supply cameras and related equipment to feature and television productions, and its Bling Digital unit, which provides postproduction services.
SIM Digital Atlanta has experienced strong growth since it opened in 2008, driven by a rising tide of feature and television production in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. In fact, the company reports that it has doubled its Atlanta staff since January.
“Local tax incentives have helped to bring more production to Georgia,” SIM Digital Atlanta general manager Ann DeGuire explained. “The entire region is developing into a national production hub.”
SIM Digital Atlanta’s new facilities allow it to offer turnkey services extending from the set through final delivery. It now has on-site resources for screening, editorial, dailies processing, data archiving, final color correction and editorial finishing.
The company is also offering Bling Digital’s innovative new POD (Post On Demand) systems, which enable productions to carry out a variety of postproduction processes in their production offices or near-set environments. Meanwhile, its camera department has additional prep-floor space and now has the capacity to conduct side-by-side camera comparisons.
“We offer everything under one roof,” Bling Digital Atlanta’s Arthur Ditner said. “That’s very appealing to the producers we serve. Many prefer to work with a single-source supplier who can help them make smart choices about technologies, and who has expertise in workflow issues that are a common feature of production today.”
The company recently supplied camera systems to the television series The Vampire Diaries and season one of Revolution, as well as the feature production The Good Lie. Bling Digital recently provided dailies processing services to the television series Rectify.