DigitalFilm Tree Wins HPA Judge’s Award for Creativity

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Mon, 12/08/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

DigitalFilm Tree has been recognized by the Hollywood Post Alliance with the Judge’s Award for Creativity and Innovation for the modern data-centric post network they created. This groundbreaking workflow encompasses a data sharing and storage network as well as specially designed editorial systems that allow clients to multiply work output with the same manpower making it efficient and cost effective.  This process lets all contributors along the pipeline view change and/or comment on all episodes.  What makes this workflow especially unique and valuable is that the various contributors can be at different locations but still access data simultaneously. Founder Ramy Katrib and the team at DigitalFilm Tree have spent the past ten years building the Hollywood-based company into a hub of creativity and technology that provides content creators with innovative and comprehensive services for television feature films gaming and internet delivery.  Launched in 1998 by a team of expert editors and post specialists in a small office on Sunset Strip Katrib set out to build a distinct facility that relied upon creative thinking innovative engineering color science and a fearless dedication to do things non-traditionally. Launched this year the HPA Judge’s Award was conceived to recognize the intensely creative technology-fueled and challenging environment in which content creators post-production facilities experts and manufacturers work in.  The Judge’s Award offers an opportunity to reward innovative thinking in the areas of new tools workflows and ideas that enhance the post-production process from a technical creative and/or efficiency perspective. Their clients from CBS/Paramount Television were also honored with their own HPA Judge’s Award for their use of this workflow on the series Everybody Hates Chris. Everybody Hates Chris on CBS is the first network show to utilize this new HD workflow. From the day that DigitalFilm Tree opened its doors Katrib and his team have worked on a variety of projects that ran the budget gamut: documentaries blockbuster feature films and network television.  DigitalFilm Tree clients experience an atmosphere conducive for creatives as well as networks studio producers and executives.  Clients include The Forbidden Kingdom Everybody Hates Chris Scrubs Weeds self-produced independents alongside iconic titles including Cold Mountain and Napoleon Dynamite. DigitalFilm Tree’s dedication and innovation has attracted interest from the studios and producers who know that technology and processes are changing rapidly. Their studio facility offers a comprehensive list of post services as well as consultation creative services and physical production. Now located in Hollywood near Universal Studios DigitalFilm Tree boasts a resolution independent environment throughout its DI suites and theaters. Katrib says “It’s such an honor to receive recognition from both our peers and competitors we are totally thrilled. It’s a nod to the unique and non-traditional work we have been doing and I am so proud of the creative and technical team that is behind DigitalFilm Tree. We believe these Data-Centric workflows are extremely beneficial to everyone involved and the motion picture industry today.” DigitalFilm Tree