[FoRK] Two bits (for Ken, Sean)
simon at thegestalt.org
Wed Feb 3 12:30:28 PST 2010
On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 10:53:14PM -0600, Jeff Bone said:
> Yeah, that's the standard argument. Realistically, in all these years in
> the industry, I have yet to see any significant *data transfer*
> accomplished via such means (or a FedEx full of CDs, etc.)
It's regularly done in the film industry - especially in London where
all the Post Houses are close together. The phrase there tends to be
"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a speeding runner".
Much quicker to load stuff onto an external HD and then send the kid off
to the other facility with the data.
More extremely - during the making of LoTR runners would be dispatched
from NZ with (I think) iPods loaded dailies to send to LA.
(On a side note Weta lent Rising Sun in Sydney their excess rendering
capacity after LoTR by shipping their whole farm off via air crate)
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