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Crafty Apes masters the art of storage technology

Crafty Apes masters the art of storage technology

Technology
Besides visual effects studios, few companies push computing resources to the limits with animations, renderings and other 2-D production tasks that can make or break a commercial, TV show or film. At Crafty Apes, a full-service boutique visual effects company based in Culver City, California, the challenge of producing stunning effects with increasingly demanding turnaround times led directly to better storage technology. "We recognized a need for more storage and better storage," says Jason Sanford, co-founder and executive producer of Crafty Apes. "We had to prepare for the future," he continued. The company, that got its start in 2011 and has worked on productions such as Foxcatcher, Hidden Figures, La La Land, American Hustle, Into the Woods and The Walking Dead, was hamstrung by...