Virtual Post hires head of post
Virtual Post, the UK-based post and content-servicing company, has announced the appointment of Ben Churcher to the newly created role of head of post-production.
An accomplished post-production manager and producer, Churcher will oversee the management of all post projects and teams. He brings to Virtual Post extensive knowledge of pre-, post- and multimedia-content production, as well as deep experience of delivering content to a global clientele.
Churcher, who will report directly to Virtual Post founder and CEO Jon Lee, started his career as a trainee videographer at Barcroft Media. Over the next decade, he rose through the ranks to become the YouTube channel owner’s and independent producer’s head of post-production. He has since held production manager and head of post-production roles at post house Green Rock and VR music event specialist Melody VR.
Jon Lee, founder and CEO of Virtual Post, said: “We believe that contemporary content management and post-production needs to reflect today’s fiercely competitive world of content creation — and to do that requires some reinvention. We are working to leverage the benefits of the cloud to complement traditional working methods, allowing us to offer unrivalled customisation, flexibility and service. Ben not only has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of content processing, but he also shares our vision of the future of post-production.”
Churcher joins five-year-old Virtual Post in a period of rapid expansion. Last June, the company opened a new regional hub at Freedom Works in Brighton & Hove, adding to its facilities in London and Orpington. It now employs 13 full-time staff, six of whom are based in Brighton & Hove and the rest in London and remotely. This represents a doubling of full-time staff in just 12 months.
Virtual Post’s partnership with Freedom Works is a joint venture that offers low risk production office space and scaleable full-service post-production, supported by a range of cloud tools, to local producers and London-based indies looking to expand into the regions.
Churcher said: ‘I have long shared Virtual Post's vision for the future of post-production - the company has been at the forefront of a new wave of facilities that aim to utilise new technology to help producers realise their goals. From my background in managing post production departments both in house at agencies and in facility, I’ll be helping the company continue to build and realise their ambitions in the future’