Paul Francis Appointed as CTO

Paul Francis Appointed as CTO

Outpost VFX is delighted to announce that Paul Francis has joined the team as CTO and that the facility is expanding in Q4 2016 to double capacity with vastly increased render and storage capacity


1 September 2016

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Paul has over 20 years of technical experience in the media industry, most recently in medical-grade virtual reality applications for use in cutting edge medical trials and will be bringing all his experience together under one hat as CTO. Paul’s first task was to successfully navigate Outpost VFX through the MPAA Auditors accreditation for Universal, ensuring that our security and VFX procedures are world class.

Outpost VFX CEO Duncan McWilliam is thrilled that Paul has accepted the challenge and commented: “We are all very happy that Paul has joined Outpost VFX, his experience and knowledge will be invaluable as the company continues to expand. He will be taking us forward in developing our GPU render pipeline, data lab and further expansion to 30 more workstations bringing us to 80 available workstations in the next three months.”

Paul said of his new role: “As CTO I’m required to oversee and maintain all of the IT infrastructure and am also responsible for researching future technologies that can improve on our already spectacular CPU / GPU render farms, distributed rendering and software solutions that keep our hugely talented team of artists working as efficiently as possible, and ultimately keep us competitive. There are of course many other reactive parts to this job, which means no two days are ever the same.”