DigitalFilm Tree, Hollywood
When Walter Murch was investigating using Final Cut Pro to edit Cold Mountain, he and his assistant, Sean Cullen, visited a Los Angeles post facility known as DigitalFilm Tree to see what was possible. This resulted in a $999 piece of software being used to edit an eighty million dollar feature film.
This high profile project well and truly put DigitalFilm Tree on the map as a facility able to handle major feature film work outside the established AVID way of working.
Since then DigitalFilm Tree have worked on other high profile projects, including the television series Scrubs; and Weeds; and they have established themselves as being central to the democratisation of technology in a world which has traditionally walled out those without gigantic budgets and outrageously expensive equipment.
In this piece we step inside DigitalFilm Tree, and Founder and CEO, Ramy Katrib shows us the facility and describes how it all works.