“When you have three or four entire films online at the same time—sometimes for more than a year—it makes me feel really confident to know that these files, containing the hope, vision, courage and hard work of so many people, are stored on G-Tech drives that are fast and reliable—and that I can continue to add my hope and artistry to them.”
In the field of human conflict, Fisher has coproduced two documentaries about Israeli-Palestinian issues. The most recent, Budrus, earned the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival Audience Award 2nd prize.
Fisher’s company, Digital Neural Axis, performs editing, motion graphics, visual effects and online finishing. They have worked on blockbuster films such as The Aviator and Superman Returns. Working in postproduction with a number of mixed formats—not to mention crazy deadlines—Fisher relies upon
G-Technology by Hitachi. He uses five G-Tech G-SPEED eS RAID solutions on his server, which allows his team to jump on any workstation and to access their material over the network, and play out to or capture from tape. To transport footage offsite, Fisher relies on G-RAID mini drives. “We’ve used the minis when we have to shuttle things back and forth,” he explains. “Its FireWire 800 is quite fast for copying, and you don’t need to plug in a power supply, which is really nice.”
Fuel’s success has led to a new project for Fisher. With a working title of Drill, Baby, Drill, the film is examining the crisis that’s currently playing out in the Gulf of Mexico.