Crafty Apes Relies on Qumulo Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS for 2D Compositing for La La Land Film

Crafty Apes is a powerhouse in 2D Compositing, but even it was pushed in creating the 8,000+ frame opening sequence for the hit film La La Land. Fortunately, the studio knew it could rely on its Qumulo storage cluster—and more importantly, the company behind it—to move mountains of data in order to deliver.

At more than 5 minutes long and over 8,000 frames, the La La Land opening sequence dwarfs the film industry’s average of two to five seconds and a hundred frames between cuts.

Download the Crafty Apes case study and learn about the benefits Crafty Apes has enjoyed since deploying Qumulo’s data-aware scale-out NAS - including:

  • Increased performance to meet high throughput demands for real-time compositing

  • Lower cost compared to other scale-out storage solutions

  • Faster time-to-value and increased realability through Qumulo Care proactive support

About Qumulo

Qumulo, headquartered in Seattle, pioneered data-aware scale-out NAS, which enables enterprises to manage and store enormous numbers of digital assets by building real-time analytics directly into the file system. Qumulo Core is a software-only solution designed to leverage the price/performance of commodity hardware coupled with the modern technologies of flash, virtualization and cloud. Qumulo was founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, and has attracted a team of storage innovators from Isilon, Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft. Qumulo has raised $100 million in three rounds of funding from leading investors. For more information, visit

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