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DigitalFilm Tree DigitalFilm Tree (DFT) is a post, production, creative, and software development company. We post NC DFT fosters an academic approach to post and IT design.

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. Known for its numerous books, whitepapers and engineering reports, DFTs advice is sought after by clients of all scale and scope.

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Wishing you a 2023 filled with peace, prosperity and joy 🖤🤍🖤
01/02/2023

Wishing you a 2023 filled with peace, prosperity and joy 🖤🤍🖤

And lest we forget our growing group of DFT New Yorkers!!! These 3 braved the elements to gather together for a Sopranos...
12/27/2022

And lest we forget our growing group of DFT New Yorkers!!! These 3 braved the elements to gather together for a Sopranos style steak dinner & drinks - swap stories about VFX and PreViz, working entirely remote since joining the team and their many talents across DFT and beyond.

To those pictured and those who couldn’t make it, even we were a little surprised by him inadvertently big our NYC presence has grown!

Cheers from our Big Apple crew, and may 2023 be filled with peace, joy and innovative post!

Of course home base went hard! DFT LA hosted our very first Murder Mystery!We rented the back lot, put up an aggressive ...
12/27/2022

Of course home base went hard! DFT LA hosted our very first Murder Mystery!

We rented the back lot, put up an aggressive amount of lights and heat and opened the bar!

This growing team of creative technologists, interdependent and interdisciplinary Swiss Army knives of talent and passionate curiosity is forever and deeply humbling.

While 2022 was a giant season of growth for us, it knitted us ever closer as a team, and the shocking care that came through in the face of every challenge will be remembered for years to come.

Golly are we as smitten with DFT LA as ever.

Happiest of Holidays from Los Angeles!

Another Vancouver VFX veteran joining our team is Michael Davidson! If you need a solid joke or a wicked bioluminescence...
12/16/2022

Another Vancouver VFX veteran joining our team is Michael Davidson! If you need a solid joke or a wicked bioluminescence shot, he’s your guy!

It’s been a mere 6mos of DFT Vancouver proper, but my golly has it ever been a feat! With a half dozen Dailies shows and...
12/16/2022

It’s been a mere 6mos of DFT Vancouver proper, but my golly has it ever been a feat! With a half dozen Dailies shows and twice as many in VFX, we’re humbled by the welcome and support of this growing team!

Although… no one has sent us any welcome Tim Horton’s het, so we may need to rectify that ourselves 🤣

You heard DFT went to Vancouver, right? Well, Mr. Mike Leeming here, our very first VFX Supervisor to come aboard (or ab...
12/16/2022

You heard DFT went to Vancouver, right? Well, Mr. Mike Leeming here, our very first VFX Supervisor to come aboard (or aboot!) up there has served across more shows than we can count now! A giant, Lou’s and long overdue welcome to this hero!!!

Speaking of VFX, welcome Generalist John Huffnagle to the L.A. core!!! Folks, we’ve never seen Dylan so excited about an...
12/14/2022

Speaking of VFX, welcome Generalist John Huffnagle to the L.A. core!!! Folks, we’ve never seen Dylan so excited about an artist. We’re thrilled to have him, and even more so that he can pop in!

We’ll tell you eventually how we bought a whole new building next door to help house this growing and extroverted VFX team, but… that’s a whole other post 😂

You didn’t think we were done introducing you to this team that just keeps growing, did you?
12/14/2022

You didn’t think we were done introducing you to this team that just keeps growing, did you?

Meet Andrew Camera! Yes, another VFX Editor on team DFT! If you love those lightning fast turnarounds, he’s now a part o...
12/14/2022

Meet Andrew Camera! Yes, another VFX Editor on team DFT! If you love those lightning fast turnarounds, he’s now a part of why that’s possible! And he expands our growing NY footprint - welcome Andrew!!

It’s Halloween at DFT! Voting has begun and costumes are still rolling in! We have everyone/thing from James T. Kirk & M...
10/28/2022

It’s Halloween at DFT! Voting has begun and costumes are still rolling in! We have everyone/thing from James T. Kirk & Morbius to a live Covid Test!

Another recent welcome (well, recent to you!) to our growing Online team is Jeremy! He’s also a Colorist (wearing that t...
09/29/2022

Another recent welcome (well, recent to you!) to our growing Online team is Jeremy! He’s also a Colorist (wearing that triple-hat, he’s quite the operations/training/documentation wizard as well!) and all around music loving master of media!

09/25/2022
Last, but FAR from least, we welcome back THE Manmeet Singh. This dude… he IS DFT. He *is* foundational. No matter the W...
09/17/2022

Last, but FAR from least, we welcome back THE Manmeet Singh. This dude… he IS DFT. He *is* foundational.

No matter the Walkabouts, the wing stretching, the professional growth he achieves outside of these walls, he is and will forever be and have home at DFT.

Manmeet returns as the Sr. VFX Supervisor at DFT and an unrivaled support to our team and clients.

We adore you, sir. We are better for your care and contributions. Welcome back/home 🤍

Ladies & Gentlemen… big moment for us here at DigitalFilm Tree - our first GeoPost & Dailies Producer! Welcome Jennifer ...
09/15/2022

Ladies & Gentlemen… big moment for us here at DigitalFilm Tree - our first GeoPost & Dailies Producer! Welcome Jennifer - like a loud and giant welcome as she helps us to structure, scale and support a team that has EXPLODED in the past 2 years.

We were told wasn’t possible, it was nuts or too costly, that LTOs and pulls were the only way to go… Well, half a decade later of proving everyone wrong, now is the time. And we could not be more proud or honored to have Jennifer on this team and in our community to help further pace this path forward!

And we promise - Erin is still here! It’s her 9th year! She and Jennifer are building more than you could ever imaging to support your shows better!

Welcome Shane to the VFX Editorial team! He is an absolute genius in Resolve with an insane wealth of knowledge across E...
09/15/2022

Welcome Shane to the VFX Editorial team! He is an absolute genius in Resolve with an insane wealth of knowledge across Editorial, Color, VFX and so much more - in joining our growing team, he is already an invaluable contributor to who we are today and the big plans for our future, both on team VFX and DFT!

Speaking of making a Team work AND *the* Dream work - meet Shahana, our new Finance Manager! She has already revolutioni...
09/15/2022

Speaking of making a Team work AND *the* Dream work - meet Shahana, our new Finance Manager! She has already revolutionized so much of how we operate and ways to help us better serve our friends and clients, that so much of what powers DFT is about to be all the more and all the better for her years of wisdom and dedication to supporting a growing team and those we empower with our services.

It’s true, DigitalFilm Tree looks a little different today than it did at the beginning of 2022, and *very* different in...
09/15/2022

It’s true, DigitalFilm Tree looks a little different today than it did at the beginning of 2022, and *very* different in size than we were in 2019.

We are a Community of Creative Technologists with a common goal - Empowering Storytellers and Democratizing Technology.

This is a team of individual super heroes with the backstories to match, but we all work here in service of much larger and exciting challenges that only a TEAM can solve.

Interdependent and interdisciplinary rock stars without the rockstar ego.

We’re cool with not being the “cool” kids - cuz we’re here making the remarkable come to life… and have the high honor of loving what we do, for whom we do it, and with people we genuinely enjoy working alongside.

Team work genuinely makes this dream work!

Team  is pretty excited about what’s happening in Editorial! Rachel is one of two recent additions to the unsung hero de...
09/15/2022

Team is pretty excited about what’s happening in Editorial! Rachel is one of two recent additions to the unsung hero department! What you don’t know about and the wizards could fill the Grand Canyon! These creative technologist brains are hard at work on your pulls, notes, turnovers and file requests while serving our ever growing bench of talented artists!

Speaking of , meet Jared! Our newest artist! He’s been an exceptional and immediate support as this behemoth department ...
09/15/2022

Speaking of , meet Jared! Our newest artist! He’s been an exceptional and immediate support as this behemoth department continues to grow, and as a member of the “core team,” we cannot wait to grow with him and watch his exciting contributions benefit some of your favorite shows!

If you work with DFT’s insanely gifted  team, you’ve probably already met Taylor, but this powerhouse has already revolu...
09/15/2022

If you work with DFT’s insanely gifted team, you’ve probably already met Taylor, but this powerhouse has already revolutionized the department and DFT as a whole - we are insanely grateful to have her on as our super human VFX Coordinator!

09/14/2022
Are we really already thinking about ? Yup! And we're *always* thinking about our beloved Prince. Vote for our session, ...
08/16/2022

Are we really already thinking about ? Yup! And we're *always* thinking about our beloved Prince.

Vote for our session, Restoring Prince, during Panel Picker to help us bring the power of his archive to life. https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/124134

We'll have some remarkably inspiring and surprise guests joining us in Austin to talk through this icon's legacy and how they're working tirelessly to preserve his archives.

DFT believes in People First - care for the Team and the work is taken care of. We're a community of Creative Technologi...
08/05/2022

DFT believes in People First - care for the Team and the work is taken care of.

We're a community of Creative Technologists who believe in summiting the kinds of challenges that only a Team can solve.

Come experience a better way to do Post, Pre and Production at DFT.

All Jobs Open Due to Growth:
- Operations Coordinator
- Dailies Producer
- i/o VFX Editor (Resolve Editors Only)
- VFX Coordinator (fTrack very helpful)
- Finishing Coordinator (AirTable very helpful)

Do NOT sleep on the magic that happens in VFX Editorial - the journey these shots take from conception to screen is trul...
07/20/2022

Do NOT sleep on the magic that happens in VFX Editorial - the journey these shots take from conception to screen is truly humbling.

Join us for a chat with VFx Editor Tom Demauri, Assistant VFX Editor (and DFT alum!) Joe Suzuki, and DFT VFX Editor that is equal parts illuminating and heartening.

The Drop's "Opening the Umbrella" journey through Umbrella Academy Season 3 continues today with VFX supervisor Everett ...
07/13/2022

The Drop's "Opening the Umbrella" journey through Umbrella Academy Season 3 continues today with VFX supervisor Everett Burrell, who's led a remarkable team of artists in bringing three seasons alive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrA_rSVxw2c

One of the many perks of working at DFT: Too busy to get that summer car wash? DFT ensures that Dr. Detail, PhD, pays us...
07/11/2022

One of the many perks of working at DFT:

Too busy to get that summer car wash? DFT ensures that Dr. Detail, PhD, pays us a visit once a month for a hardcore carwash (he's a real surgeon when it comes to scratches, too)! Just one of the many benefits of being part of Team DFT!

Get to know Team DFT!This week's hero is Erin Rollins, DFT's office administrator. After blessing us with her help, pres...
07/08/2022

Get to know Team DFT!

This week's hero is Erin Rollins, DFT's office administrator. After blessing us with her help, presence, & positive attitude at the front desk all spring, Erin will be returning to the flatlands of Ohio to teach the future of America! We'll miss you, Erin!

The Drop @ DFT's "Opening the Umbrella" exploration of Umbrella Academy Season 3 continues today with Executive Producer...
07/06/2022

The Drop @ DFT's "Opening the Umbrella" exploration of Umbrella Academy Season 3 continues today with Executive Producer/Director Jeff King joining in to talk three seasons of previsualizing magic!

Episode link in the comments below!

Get to know Team DFT!This week's hero is Carlo Vega, our Tom Cruise-obsessed lead  artist! He's our maverick with all th...
07/01/2022

Get to know Team DFT!

This week's hero is Carlo Vega, our Tom Cruise-obsessed lead artist! He's our maverick with all the right moves, who far and away blends a VFX cocktail that pushes DFT to the edge of tomorrow and turns it all the color of money!

The Drop's sixth season, "Opening The Umbrella," kicks off today! It's an expansive look at Umbrella Academy's incredibl...
06/29/2022

The Drop's sixth season, "Opening The Umbrella," kicks off today! It's an expansive look at Umbrella Academy's incredible 3rd season (now streaming on Netflix).

First up? A look back at our Umbrella panel, with all the the goodies we couldn't show you at the time!

Video in the comments below!

You’ve got one week to binge before we dive into all the behind the scenes and “below the line” goodness of S3!Be honest...
06/23/2022

You’ve got one week to binge before we dive into all the behind the scenes and “below the line” goodness of S3!

Be honest though… some of y’all are already finished aren’t you!?!?

We’ll have more Umbrella Academy content for you next week when The Drop returns!
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DFT is ready to bring on our next VFX Editor!We work on some pretty incredible shows here and have built something quite...
06/21/2022

DFT is ready to bring on our next VFX Editor!

We work on some pretty incredible shows here and have built something quite different from what most in VFX are used to.

If you're interested in being a collaborative part of a wickedly smart, interdisciplinary team that believes in advancing the art and technology of post workflows, then we're ready to chat with you!

This is a Los Angeles OR Vancouver based role. Check out the comments for more info!

The final chapter of THE DROP's 4-part exploration of  is out today!Re-recording mixers Diego G*t & Sam Ejnes talk desig...
06/16/2022

The final chapter of THE DROP's 4-part exploration of is out today!

Re-recording mixers Diego G*t & Sam Ejnes talk designing sound for feeling rather than reality on ATLANTA.

WATCH IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

Part 3 of THE DROP's 4-part exploration of ATLANTA is out today!Editors Kyle Reiter, ACE & Isaac Hagy, ACE discuss editi...
06/16/2022

Part 3 of THE DROP's 4-part exploration of ATLANTA is out today!

Editors Kyle Reiter, ACE & Isaac Hagy, ACE discuss editing the series and all the mythos within!

Watch the episode in the comments below!

Get to know Team DFT!This week’s hero is Avital Shalev, who is DigitalFilm Tree’s Creative Services Director. Avital is ...
06/15/2022

Get to know Team DFT!

This week’s hero is Avital Shalev, who is DigitalFilm Tree’s Creative Services Director. Avital is our fierce, ‘90s rock loving (seriously, just say “Blur vs. Oasis?” to her and see what happens) behind-the-scenes warrior who curates and oversees the implementation of DFT’s many creative services & VFX army.

Part 2 of THE DROP's 4-part exploration of ATLANTA is out today!Cinematographers Christian Sprenger and Stephen Murphy t...
06/14/2022

Part 2 of THE DROP's 4-part exploration of ATLANTA is out today!

Cinematographers Christian Sprenger and Stephen Murphy talk about capturing the genius of this fever dream...

Watch the episode in our comments below!

06/14/2022

Yesterday, we celebrated the birthday of DFT’s lead VFX artist Carlo Vega with a little help (and some big hair + a powerhouse falsetto) from Rockstar Singing Telegrams! Happy birthday, Carlo—don’t stop believin!

06/13/2022

Part 1 of THE DROP's 4-part exploration of Atlanta begins today!

European production designer Jonathan Paul Green shares some of the wild magic in building this season.

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.

06/08/2022

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

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

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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!
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! 🎥

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“I’ll be in the garage...” ⚡️

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 . 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

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
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Ramy Katrib & COO Nancy Jundi of DigitalFilm Tree
🎞🔐📽 Register now: https://bit.ly/3007Q1u
Another fantastic 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!
Another fantastic 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!
Another fantastic 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!
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