Blackbird Picked by Our House Media for Flagship TV Documentary Series

Forbidden Technologies announced that Our House Media has chosen to use Blackbird for one of its flagship documentary series.

The Blackbird cloud platform will be used remotely and on premise by Our House Media’s story editors, producers and numerous production staff for the TV show Building Off The Grid. Blackbird Forte will be used for the pre-assembly of multi-camera and sync-mapped content for post-production using Blackbird’s unique capabilities for many post-production workflows. Hours of content produced during the making of the show will be seamlessly ingested via Blackbird Edge and accessed, enriched with metadata and pre-edited to string outs. AAF publishing will be accessed from the Blackbird cloud at Our House Media’s head office where the final show will edited.

Shown on Discovery’s DIY Network in the US, Building Off The Grid follows eight teams of off-the-grid builders tackling extreme weather, remote locations and creative engineering to build stunning off grid homes.

“We’re delighted Blackbird is spreading its Canadian wings,” Forbidden CEO Ian McDonough says. “Our House Media has recognised the power of our Forte platform and we’re thrilled to have another show on a US network.”

Working with producers and writers off site and in different countries requires us to share media seamlessly and quickly,” Our House Media Director of Post Production Gad Reichman says. “Blackbird gives us the ability to do that and automate the process in such a way that it doesn’t add any more time to our internal workflows. We are very excited about working with Blackbird because now we can work in the cloud with the best talent around the globe.”

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