Space Digital make their mark on MediaCityUK - MIDAS

Space Digital make their mark on MediaCityUK

A leading film and visual effects company is celebrating its move to MediaCityUK.

The move has been prompted by recent expansion of the team, as well as the company’s close working relationship with other MediaCityUK businesses.

Space Digital was formed in January 2008 by Matthew Nelson and award-winning visual effects artists, Matt Wood and Simon Blackledge. The new studio provides suites for client-attended sessions and a larger area for the VFX department all interconnected with the latest software and hardware for maximum flexibility.

“Space Digital is a truly unique company in that we offer both production and post, and it is important for us to get that message across. The move to MediaCityUK means we can offer our clients everything under one roof,” said MD Matthew Nelson.

It coincides with the busiest ever year for the company’s visual effects team who have already completed over 1,200 VFX shots for TV dramas, including White Heat (BBC), Bedlam (Sky Living), Hit & Miss (Sky Atlantic) and Doctor Who (BBC).

Discussing the latter, Space Digital VFX Supervisor Matt Wood said: “Doctor Who is one of the nation’s best-loved programmes, and is hugely popular around the world. We are very proud to have been chosen as the primary VFX supplier for selected episodes in the current series.”

Space Digital Film recently completed three documentaries for Castrol, which saw them filming in South Africa, China and Russia. Other clients include Open University, Co-operative Bank, RSPB and Panasonic.

Accelerating the company’s other efforts, Head of Post-Production, Simon Blackledge has led projects in animation, motion graphics, offline/online edit and grading, expanding the range of broadcast and commercial clients including a full titles and graphics package for Gok Wan’s ‘Baggage’, which leads Channel 4′s autumn line-up.

Stephen Wild managing director of MediaCityUK said: “Space Digital have made their home in the Blue Tower, which is a great space for businesses of 10 people upwards who want room to grow.

“Our vision is for MediaCityUK to become a leading international hub for the creative and digital sectors and companies like Space Digital joining our community only assist in realising this.”

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