Stay Creative, Stay Safe – Remote solutions for the Creative Arts & Industries

Stay Creative, Stay Safe – Remote solutions for the Creative Arts & Industries

With educational campuses closed and commercial facilities out of reach, those in the creative arts and industries sector have had to quickly adapt to a new remote way of recording, designing, producing, teaching and collaborating.

The Creative team at Academia have been working closely with our creative software partners to keep our client’s and their students/staff operational while on premise computers labs, edit suites, recording studios, grading rooms and render farms are out of reach. Below you will find a brief list of these developers and their ‘COVID-19’ offerings during this time. If you need advice and support around a creative software product that isn’t listed, then please reach out to us.

From a hardware perspective, it’s certainly more challenging to remotely replicate a professional game development workstation, multi-channel music recording studio or film production space, but notebooks, laptops, tablets and creative peripherals, tied in with cloud-based storage, processing and rendering, provide a solution to this.

By working ‘in the box’, students and professionals can be creative 24/7 and by working ‘in the cloud’, projects can be collaborated on, reviewed, submitted and signed off, whether you’re a student submitting your latest module to your tutor or a professional delivering that urgent project your client needed yesterday.

The Creative team at Academia can help with remote music, media, film, games, animation, art and design hardware solutions and workflows, so please do reach out to discuss your requirements.


Remote Access for Creatives

For CPU, GPU and RAM intensive remote Creative work and projects, we appreciate that students/staff may not have sufficient desktops or laptops ‘at home’ or there may be software licensing issues and costs to consider. With this in mind, Academia have partnered with NoMachine to deliver a remote desktop access solution for macOS, Windows and Linux workstations on campus/site. This ultimately allows any PC/Mac Lab or Edit Suite on your network to be remotely accessed by students/staff, with an optimised experience over any network.

Contact us today to discuss requirements, to set up a test environment and to regain access to your idle workstations.

Create Anywhere, with Coventry University

In terms of mobile devices and solutions for the ‘Creative Arts’, Academia’s Coventry University case study is probably the most relevant at this moment in time, with Apple’s Macbook Pro provided as a 1:1 notebook deployment to the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

To implement such a project, Academia’s ConnectED scheme is designed to review the need, funding, ownership and delivery. You can check out our various finance models by clicking below…

During this difficult time, staying creative remotely can not only help with education and commercial responsibilities, but also with mental health and general wellbeing. Creative project collaboration keeps you in touch with colleagues, peers, students, tutors and clients, providing you with something to work on together and towards, with a clear focus on what will hopefully soon be a brighter future.

So, stay creative, stay productive, but most importantly, stay safe.


Neil Boia