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Do You Need a DIT on Your Doc? - Membership Meeting Thursday, March 2, 2017

Written by 20 Feb,2017

Do You Need a DIT on Your Doc? Thursday, March 2, 2017 Von Thomas, DIT and Cinematographer will discuss the position of a Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) on your next documentary.  The DIT position was created in response to the transition from the long established film movie camera medium into the current digital cinema era. 


Thursday, March 2, 2017

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Pickford Center


A Digital Imaging Technician is a position that has evolved from a camera engineer. Originally, DITs would manage and troubleshoot cameras and color correct during shoots. They would then transfer tapes to the post-production suite.


Von ThomasVon Thomas is a colorist, photographer, cinematographer, digital information technician (DIT), and educator, bi-coastally based in New York and Los Angeles.


Von's career began as an advertising, fashion, and beauty photographer in the 1980s. His portfolio featured music album covers, fashion and product catalogues, as well as product advertising, including outdoor.


In the 1990s, Von got involved in digital imaging from its inception, integrating it with his photography workflow. In 2001, he founded Digital Tech NYC, a digital capture boutique, and quickly became the go-to firm for New York fashion, advertising, and editorial photographers needing an on-set digital lab solution. Von shared his digital capture expertise, lecturing at New York's PhotoPlus International Conference, International Center of Photography, and Photo Imaging and Design Expo. He developed his own branded Digital Tech Bootcamps, to great success.


In 2008 he transitioned to digital cinema, specializing in the RED digital camera system. He became an instructor for REDucation, RED's immersive hands-on training program. He then created his own proprietary ICA DIT dailies workshops, which he has presented in Vancouver, Dublin, Los Angeles, and New York. Currently holding ICA workshops through AbelCine and LMU.


Today, Von is owner of Mobile Hero Post (Dailies Lab and DI Colorist) and DIT and VC (Video Controller) for the Netflix sitcom The Ranch, working along side Emmy Award winning DP Don A. Morgan, ASC.


Please Note: New Location and Meeting Day



Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Mary Pickford Center
1313 Vine Street
1st Floor Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90028 Corner of Vine and Fountain
Free parking in rear

$5 for non-BADWest members.


The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BAD West) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West also advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers.