The big change for Jellyfish artists came in terms of communication, since meetings and reviews, which had previously taken place face to face, now happen over Microsoft Teams.
“The pandemic somewhat forced our hand on upping our game around communication, feedback, reviews, and how we manage a spread-out crew, but it also allowed us to see that we could do this, and we could do it well,” says Dobree.
Indeed, Jellyfish has managed to hire and onboard over 60 people since the lockdown began, with these new recruits joining from places including Tel Aviv, Réunion and London. To manage the now global team, the studio has relied on tools such as Teradici Cloud Access Software, Microsoft Azure and Pixit Media’s Pixstor.
“To further strengthen the global operation,” notes Dobree, “we have integrated a review tool into our pipeline, which extends to the public cloud. This allows clients to review content seamlessly in 4K. No matter where they are based in the world, both client and artist can share the same screen, updating and annotating in real-time. This has been invaluable to the company and our projects, as we can now hire the best talent with geographical borders no longer an issue.”