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Territory Opens New Michigan Studio

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Territory editors and partners Sarah Fisher and Terry King.
Territory editors and partners Sarah Fisher and Terry King.

Detroit-based post house STS-Griot has rebranded as Territory and expanded into a 13,000 square foot space. The company will offer editing, finishing, visual FX, motion graphics, audio and sound design services for broadcast commercials, as well as digital media content.

Company founder and editor Terry King, along with partner and editor Sarah Fisher, senior producer Joan Porter, and producer Manan (Vicky) Patel, will head up a staff which includes editors Michele Ballard, Dave Crosslin, Nicole Finateri and L.A.-based cutter Cary Gries, as well as three assistant editors. Brent Edwards brings years of experience as a finishing editor, compositor and colorist to the team. Client relationship manager Marie Hansen is the most recent addition to the staff.

The company also staffs a team of visual FX artists, animators, mixers, sound designers and composers, who work as a collective with its staff.

“While committed to maintaining a boutique style company, we knew we needed a considerably larger space – not only to accommodate a wider range of services, but also to enable us to create a comfortable, spacious and aesthetically inviting creative environment for our clients that would set Territory apart from the crowd,” said Fisher. “The new expanded space does just that.”

Client lounge area.
Client lounge area.
Territory is housed in an industrial-style building that dates back to the 30’s. The loft-like space has an eclectic mid-century décor, while retaining many of the classic details of the original structure.

The first floor of the facility is home to the company’s five creative editing suites, each featuring Apple Mac towers running Final Cut Pro software, as well as the newest version of Avid Media Composer. A walk-in vintage vault has been transformed into an audio suite that houses audio postproduction and sound design company Gold Sound.

The recently completed second floor features an online suite outfitted with Quantel‘s Pablo Rio finishing system. It also houses an Autodesk Smoke suite, which offer additional finishing and graphic options that can be accessed in every suite via Adobe‘s new Creative Cloud software.

Territory’s new Facilis‘ 24D TerraBlock media management system accesses media from any room on either floor of the facility, ensuring efficient, smooth workflow – both wirelessly, or via high-speed fiber optics.

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