Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production.
HOLLYWOOD—April 25, 2016—In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
Directed by Jon Favreau, based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments. Produced natively in 3D, it employs up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.
Hula Post supplied the editorial systems used by Favreau, 3-time Eddie nominated Editor Mark Livolsi, Academy Award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato and their crew. The editorial environment included as many as ten Avid Media Composers connected to central storage whose capacity reached more than 100TB.
“Technically, it was among the most challenging projects we’ve ever undertaken,” says Hula Post Senior Vice President Rick Lee. “The editing team was constantly pushing the envelope in terms of technology and inventing new workflows. Our team supported them 24/7/365 every step of the way.”