Online marketplace for post production launched in Manchester

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An online marketplace, for high end television and film post production has been set up by the founders of Phantom Sun.

Hound Dog Post is aimed at production companies and post production facilities that are increasingly using editors, colourists, VFX artists and dubbing mixers who are working remotely.

The platform enables freelancers and remote facilities to list their services, gain ratings and feedback.

“For a number of years now, we’ve wanted to give a platform to the growing number of people that operate outside the traditional post facilities model,” explained Eben Clancy, co-founder of Hound Dog Post.

“Pre Covid-19, almost all of our audio work was being done remotely by freelance dubbing mixers using their own facilities. The same for VFX. We were also seeing a growing number of editors and colourists who had invested in their own kit. The pandemic has meant that we’ve brought forward our plans to build that platform by a couple of years.”

Clancy said that the marketplace was for production companies that have some in-house post production capabilities, but were looking for additional resources, which ordinarily, would only be available through higher-end post production houses.

“Working from home has never been more important and we really wanted to reflect that in Hound Dog Post,” added Lauren Devere, co-founder of Hound Dog Post and Post Producer at Phantom Sun.

“The site focuses on people who are working from their own space and champions the diversity that brings. Work-Life-Home balance is the theme and it resonates with a lot of people who don’t want to rush back into the old way of doing things. We’re delighted with the number of people who’ve signed up already.”