Clients & Partners
With a focus on the media and entertainment industry, we have worked day and night to provide value to all our wonderful companies on our platform. Our mission is to provide the right services and products at the right time to the right clients. Users of the SirtNet platform span across various fields like studios, post houses, visual effects, content delivery and advertising. By using our platform, you are connected and capable of collaborating with our extensive list of members via SirtNet.
Identified by leading screen industry associations including the Computer Animation Studios of Ontario and FilmOntario as a key strategic priority for their member companies, SirtNet was developed from 2013 to 2017 to meet demand for a dedicated, secure high-speed fibre collaboration network with on-net IT services including storage and render. Current participants include leading animation, visual effects, postproduction, content production, software companies, and soundstages. SirtNet is connecting companies throughout Toronto and will ultimately enable collaboration around the world.
Given the extent that Sheridan/SIRT has supported Legend, and the future partnership we will have, Sheridan and SirtNet can be viewed as key factors in our decision to select Ontario as the location for a new studio capable of replacing our California facility
SirtNet has been invaluable... It’s enabled us to work in a much more efficient manner by bringing key players together without interruptions or delays and that translates into getting our productions done on time.
SirtNet was a way to let everybody in Toronto connect together and do exactly what they haven’t been able to do until now.
SirtNet Case Studies
Feeling frustrated and helpless, there wasn’t much the visual effects production manager for Toronto’s Take 5 Productions could do. What if it doesn’t show up? What if the files he brings are corrupted? What if the drive doesn’t upload properly? Where is he? But thanks to SirtNet, Kelly and the rest of the Take 5 team are no longer handcuffed waiting for the drive to arrive.
Beanfield President, Chris Amendola, recalls first hearing about SirtNet at a SIRT-hosted technology conference four years ago. His ears perked up when listing to SIRT’s Director, John Helliker.
“He talked about one of the big problems in the industry was being connected and being able to transfer files and share files and work together collaboratively.” At the time, “everyone was doing their own thing,” said Chris. Production companies were struggling to send content over the internet
That sealed it – Legend would build its new studio in the Greater Toronto Area. Its first Toronto offices were located on Sheridan’s campus in a part of its new conference centre, giving it immediate access to SirtNet.
During that time, Legend went to school. SIRT was both a mentor and incubator, sharing its knowledge about not only young talent, but about government funding, the Canadian film landscape, and leveraging applied research.