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DigitalFilm Tree DigitalFilm Tree (DFT) is a post, production, creative, and software development company. We post NCIS:LA, UnReal, Angie Tribeca, American Housewife & The 100.

DigitalFilm Tree (DFT) is a post, production, creative, consulting, and software development company. Since 1998, DFT has played a definitive role in designing post and IT workflows for the media and entertainment industry. Clients include television, motion picture, independent, and the technology industry. DFT fosters an academic approach to post and IT design. Known for its numerous books, whitepapers and engineering reports, DFTs advice is sought after by clients of all scale and scope.

Operating as usual

06/11/2022

THE DROP's "For Your Consideration" season hits COBRA KAI hard!

Editor Zack Arnold , ACE, visits the Drop dojo to talk through his karate chop editing magic on this Netflix hit.

#post #postproduction #cobrakai #editorial

06/08/2022

THE DROP's "For Your Consideration" season continues, with this week's spotlight on #GraceAndFrankie!

The DPs & editors of Netflix's long-running hit join us to say goodbye to this legendary duo!

#post #postproduction #editorial #cinematography

DigitalFilm Tree (DFT) is proud to announce its role in the release of Prince and The Revolution: Live, a hi-def Blu-ray...
06/06/2022

DigitalFilm Tree (DFT) is proud to announce its role in the release of Prince and The Revolution: Live, a hi-def Blu-ray restoration of a March 30, 1985 Prince concert originally filmed in Syracuse, New York’s Carrier Dome and broadcast to the world via satellite. The film was originally released on VHS in the late 1980s before falling out of print.

Restoring and digitizing the concert film—shot in the analogue and obsolete NTSC format—was a delicate task, in which DFT’s CTO/ Senior Colorist Thomas Galyon, CSI, and Post-Production Engineer Greg Filkins had to painstakingly rescue the footage from an analogue time of soft blurs and jittery movements and into an HD era of high detail.

Waveform scope monitors were used to adjust and radically correct the color to truly match the vivid hues shot in 1985, rather than the signal-degraded imagery that existed on the VHS. Elsewhere, the NTSC footage—wherein every frame is actually two fields made up of interlocking odd and even “lines” rather than pixels—was properly interlaced into a new progressive image that eliminated lines altogether and evolved the frenetic footage into a file made of pixels, with each frame its own digital picture rather than NTSC fields. Data was mined to locate and highlight details never before visible in the original broadcast or VHS release, with Prince and Revolution’s faces, instruments, and ornate costumes/ stage design escaping harsh, blown-out VHS obfuscation and returning to brilliant clarity.

Finally, a layer of filmic grain was latticed throughout to mask camera distortions, and small VFX paint- outs and restoration work removed artifacts and noise reduction, with DFT’s Head of VFX Dylan Chudzynski restoring the concert's opening title card by creating clean vector graphics for the welcome scroll in its original font.

A months-long process of devotion, faith, and technology came together to bring Prince and the Revolution back to their galvanizing glory of March 30th, 1985, and now a world of fans will be able to reexperience (or experience for the very first time) a show that was nearly lost to the ravages of time, but, like the music, will now last forever.

Miss & 💜 u, P

Happy Memorial Day from DigitalFilm Tree.We remember, and are so grateful for, those who gave their all. Always.
05/30/2022

Happy Memorial Day from DigitalFilm Tree.

We remember, and are so grateful for, those who gave their all. Always.

05/27/2022

THE DROP's "For Your Consideration" season continues its 3-part exploration of #Severence with the below-the-line artists behind the show!

In Part 2, cinematographer Jessica Gagné walks us through her shots of the Lumon halls!

#post #postproduction #cinematography

05/26/2022

THE DROP Season 5: "For Your Consideration..." continues, honoring the below-the-line artists behind the shows we love!

This week: The AppleTV+ thriller #Severence hit us hard! Production Designer Jeremy Hindle joins us for the first episode in our 3-part look at the haunting series!

#post #postproduction #productiondesign

That’s right! All 29 episodes of The Drop @ DFT are eligible For Your Consideration!Quite timely as our Season 5 highlig...
05/23/2022

That’s right! All 29 episodes of The Drop @ DFT are eligible For Your Consideration!

Quite timely as our Season 5 highlights some of our favorite shows and the below-the-line artists bringing them to life in editorial, sound, cinematography and production design.

Join us as we delve into Severance, WeCrashed, Yellowstone, Atlanta and so many more, or delve into the archives for a deep dive on Ted Lasso, The Umbrella Academy and the wealth of creative excellence we’ve had the honor of supporting!

05/22/2022

FYC: The Drop @ DFT

A podcast from a post house that's anything but ordinary.

Join host Nancy Jundi & the artists behind your favorite shows as they share the technology and creative choices bringing magic to your screen.

*Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special*

05/21/2022
The Drop 503: FYC: Yellowstone

THE DROP Season 5: "For Your Consideration..." rolls on, honoring below-the-line artists behind the shows we love!

This week: Yellowstone editor Chad Galster, ACE, joins The Drop to look at the 4th season of this mega hit!

Get to know Team DFT!This week's hero is Mike Streeter, who is DFT's Night Operations Manager. Mike oversees the all-out...
05/19/2022

Get to know Team DFT!

This week's hero is Mike Streeter, who is DFT's Night Operations Manager. Mike oversees the all-out Herculean amount of dailies footage that flows into DFT, well, *daily*, AND can simultaneously make a decent argument as to why FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART II is the best of the franchise.

#post #postproduction #dailies

Tonight! Catch the season finales for both The Conners and Home Economics on ABC (and all the DFT post work that's sprea...
05/18/2022

Tonight! Catch the season finales for both The Conners and Home Economics on ABC (and all the DFT post work that's spread across both) before saying goodbye for the summer!

(You can also stream both on Hulu tomorrow!)

#TheConners #HomeEconomics

Be sure to catch the season finale of NCIS: Los Angeles this Sunday night on CBS! One more blast of DFT color, dailies, ...
05/17/2022

Be sure to catch the season finale of NCIS: Los Angeles this Sunday night on CBS! One more blast of DFT color, dailies, editorial, online, previs, and VFX until Season 14 hits next fall!

05/17/2022

We’re going to have A LOT more to share about what you’re seeing here in the next couple of weeks, but…

Thomas Galyon, CSI is a name we want you to know, that you should be ready to *really* know.

My golly are we proud of this team and the privilege of working on this material.

05/13/2022

THE DROP Season 5: "For Your Consideration..." continues, welcoming below the line artisans from some of your favorite tv shows!

This week: Dopesick editor Doug Crise, ACE visits The Drop unpack this awards-sweeping Hulu original limited series.

Get to know Team DFT!This week's hero is Lakan de Leon, who is not only one of DFT's senior online editors (as well as a...
05/11/2022

Get to know Team DFT!

This week's hero is Lakan de Leon, who is not only one of DFT's senior online editors (as well as a CRUCIAL member of The Drop @ DFT's editorial team), but is also the unofficial DFT historian, as well as the chillest human you'll ever meet.

05/06/2022

THE DROP Season 5: "For Your Consideration..." is here, and we're talking to craft artisans from production currently under Emmy consideration!

First up: join The editors and production designer of the AppleTV+
contender for outstanding limited series, #WeCrashed!

#post #postproduction #emmys

This Sunday, NCIS: Los Angeles will be airing its 300TH EPISODE on CBS! This, coming on the heels of the news that NLA h...
05/05/2022

This Sunday, NCIS: Los Angeles will be airing its 300TH EPISODE on CBS! This, coming on the heels of the news that NLA has been renewed for a 14th season (2022 - 2023), is an absolute delight, and DFT couldn't be more honored to provide color, dailies, editorial, online, previs, and VFX services to the longrunning hit series.

#post #postproduction #NLA

Get to know Team DFT!This week's hero is Erin White, DFT's Director of Content/Data Security. Erin oversees the dizzying...
05/04/2022

Get to know Team DFT!

This week's hero is Erin White, DFT's Director of Content/Data Security. Erin oversees the dizzying amount of information and footage that flows into DFT on a daily basis, maintaining security and continuity therein while also liaising between the massive myriad of productions, other post entities, and various other stakeholders who send that information. Erin is the face of (and the gargantuan brain that powers) DFT's GeoPost services.

Get to know Team DFT!This week's hero is Tim Serda--DFT's integral Facilities Manager. Tim has been with DFT since the b...
04/29/2022

Get to know Team DFT!

This week's hero is Tim Serda--DFT's integral Facilities Manager. Tim has been with DFT since the beginning, and is a steadfast presence of knowlege, DFT history, technical wizardy, helping hands, and a neverending bevy of dad jokes. A problem solver supreme, Tim (literally and figuratively) keeps the roof over our heads.

Get to know Team DFT!This week's hero is Renita Henley--DFT's HR Manager extraordinaire! Renita tackles every issue with...
04/22/2022

Get to know Team DFT!

This week's hero is Renita Henley--DFT's HR Manager extraordinaire! Renita tackles every issue with a warm smile, a comforting laugh, and an overabundance of care and empathy while remaining a resolute protector of Team DFT during a period marked by exponential growth for our company AND a global pandemic. She's, quite simply, The Best.

04/20/2022
dft @ sxsw 2022: a recap

Our DFT & American Cinema Editors (ACE) SXSW season of The Drop concludes!

This week, Nancy chats with DFT CEO Ramy Katrib to recap their whirlwind adventure in Austin, TX with four of our shows and so many highlights from our panels!

#SXSW #TedLasso #Gaslit #UmbrellaAcademy #Lizzosbiggrrrls #ACE

Get to know Team DFT!This week's hero is Amy Phelps--DFT's  Director of Operations. It would be so much easier to descri...
04/15/2022

Get to know Team DFT!

This week's hero is Amy Phelps--DFT's Director of Operations. It would be so much easier to describe Amy by what she DOESN'T do, because she does SO MUCH for DFT: wrangling complex finances, billing, business development, client communications, and things we can't even tell you about yet, all on a daily basis. Amy never hesitates to throw her hat into the ring to help our ever-growing team.

04/13/2022
sxsw 2022 : lizzo's watch out for the big grrrls

Before she takes over Saturday Night Live this weekend, check out Lizzo's powerful #SXSW Keynote speech on The Drop @ DFT, wherein the Emmy-winner talks her new reality series LIZZO'S WATCH OUT FOR THE BIG GRRRLS (for which DFT provides #post!), and what it means to be a voice of #inclusion and #representation.

#Lizzo #LizzosBigGrrrls #SNL #PostProduction

Curious what #SXSW Keynote Speaker Lizzo had to say about her next record, American politics, self-care & self-love, rep...
04/12/2022

Curious what #SXSW Keynote Speaker Lizzo had to say about her next record, American politics, self-care & self-love, representation, and the DFT-posted #LizzosBigGrrrls? Tune in tomorrow for The Drop!

#Lizzo #postproduction

Get to know Team DFT!This week's hero is Paul Edmiston--DFT's Senior IO & Data Technician. Paul recently moved from over...
04/08/2022

Get to know Team DFT!

This week's hero is Paul Edmiston--DFT's Senior IO & Data Technician. Paul recently moved from overnights to the day shift, and is almost always on the front lines in terms of receiving dailies. Pre-renders, complex problem solving on the fly, Paul does it all, and he always does it with a smile (and occasionally an in-depth discussion about his beloved KC Chiefs).
#postproduction #dailies

At DigitalFilm Tree we know we're a little different (or maybe a lot of different!) - it's one of our strongest attribut...
04/06/2022

At DigitalFilm Tree we know we're a little different (or maybe a lot of different!) - it's one of our strongest attributes. We're a team of innovative and outside-the-box thinkers, creators, problem solvers and leaders in new technology.

That can be and feel like relentless excellence. The larger factor inside these walls (and Zooms because hybrid is real) is a genuine respect, care and prioritization of the Human behind all of that achievement and progress.

We're committed to people first. Our goal is, and has always been, to give home to the Storyteller - which it's so often forgotten that the very people working on "client stories" are Storytellers themselves.

If you're a big thinker, someone who prizes curiosity, lives somewhere between the "what COULD it look like" and the "what can we achieve today" we want to meet you.

If you're detail oriented *to the point that checklists run your day, calendars are a work of art and communication is king*, we want to talk to you.

If you understand that people come first, that there is impact on the other side of actions or inaction, and you're ready, willing and EXCITED by the idea of being a key member on a growing team of humble yet heroic Post (and Pre and Prod) innovators, we want to hear from you.

Check out the listings, and we're adding Dailies Coordinator to this next - Comp Supervisors and VFX Producer/Supervisors please immediately reach out directly or through the link below.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Our very own Rodney Montague is featured on this week's The Drop! Rodney, a Barnstorm VFX Producer, joined our friends at DigitalFilm Tree to chat VFX and Ted Lasso. You won't want to miss this one, check it out now! #vfx #TedLasso #visualeffects #vfxlife #lassovfx #BarnstormVFX
With production teams in London and Los Angeles, Emmy-nominated Ted Lasso is back with a second season. Join hosts Wim Buyens of Cinionic & Jim Chabin of Advanced Imaging Society on The Insiders Show for a conversation with award-winning Supervising Producer Kip Kroeger and Ramy Katrib, CEO of DigitalFilm Tree to discuss how they collaborated remotely to produce the summer’s biggest comedy. https://bit.ly/2OeyWjQ
Love this interview, go and check it out! 💥 And also check out the AMAZING work our post production team at DigitalFilm Tree are doing! 🎥 Espectro Mx Films Warner Bros. TV WarnerMedia Warner Channel Apple TV Guildford School of Acting Comunicación, Lenguajes y Multimedia. UNIVA 💯 #Agradecido #Grateful #TedLasso #DaniRojas #footballislife #AFCRichmond #mexicanactor #actormexicano #actor #filmmaker #mx #Guadalajara ⚽️
New project with striking 3D letters adorning the storefront for our clients at DigitalFilm Tree ・・・ #frontsigns #3Dletters #signagecompany #outdoorbranding #signmaker #storefrontsigns
“I’ll be in the garage...” #makersgonnamake ⚡️ It’s been a minute, so I just wanted to give some of the new folks a little background on myself. I’m a native Angeleno, based in Burbank. I’m married and have two wonderful kids and a furry apprentice 🐶 As for my day job, I’ve been a film and TV editor at DigitalFilm Tree for about 17 years. Around 3 years ago I decided to make a cutting board for my mom as a gift for Mother’s Day and fell pretty hard down a rabbit hole that I’ve yet to surface from. Woodworking became a bit of an obsession for me, and different from my past hobbies (my wife reminds me I have many), in that it fused a lot of the mental and creative expressions that I had bumping around in my old brain. I started making small pieces of furniture for family and friends and as I shared some of my pursuits on Instagram more folks began to hit me up for work. I’ve been lucky enough to have really awesome clients who believe in my work and in turn I think I have helped them create furniture that will give them many years of utility and joy. Last year in the midst of all the chaos of the time, I had to take a break from woodworking because of a serious health matter. I won’t get into the details of that here, DM me if your curious, but I’ve steadily been on the mend and have been working on getting the shop up to fighting strength as you might have seen. I also have a backlog of work that my clients have been patiently waiting for, and although I am diving back into making again, I’m also doing it with a steady focus on quality not quantity, and mindfulness over speed. So be forewarned 😂 the goodies will take a minute to bake but the result will be 🍰 Thanks for reading this far and following along...the best of Kidlat ⚡️ is yet to come!
Empowered creatives through better storage: DigitalFilm Tree achieves breakthrough storytelling with 100x faster storage using #Excelero #NVMe. Read Case Study: https://bit.ly/2H3dKZX
We're proud to have been a part of the USC ETC team for Covid19 safety planning, just published by Hollywood Reporter! By providing rapid visualization of point cloud and mesh data for use in DigitalFilm Tree's app, our realistic 3D environments of xR Stage and Lux Machina's virtual production facilities allowed for full pre-production planning without anyone on site. All running real-time in Unreal Engine. DigitalFilm Tree #unrealengine #virtualwonders #virtualproduction #covid19 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/studio-backed-research-team-works-on-test-film-to-try-covid-19-safety-protocols?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%20Behind%20the%20Screen&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_therace_bts
TOMORROW: Join host Guy Finley as he interviews CEO Ramy Katrib & COO Nancy Jundi of DigitalFilm Tree 🎞🔐📽 Register now: https://bit.ly/3007Q1u
Another fantastic #HPANET lunch! A huge thanks to everyone who came out today, and a special thanks to our panelists Jason Brahms of Videogorillas, Miaoqi Zhu from Sony Pictures Studios, and Dan Judy of DigitalFilm Tree! #Uprezzing #Remastering #PostProduction
Another fantastic #HPANET lunch! A huge thanks to everyone who came out today, and a special thanks to our panelists Jason Brahms of Videogorillas, Miaoqi Zhu from Sony Pictures Studios, and Dan Judy of DigitalFilm Tree! #Uprezzing #Remastering #PostProduction
Another fantastic #HPANET lunch! A huge thanks to everyone who came out today, and a special thanks to our panelists Jason Brahms of Videogorillas, Miaoqi Zhu from Sony Pictures Studios, and Dan Judy of DigitalFilm Tree! #Uprezzing #Remastering #PostProduction