CHEIF TECHNOLOGIST • MASTERING
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jean-Paul joined the Digital Post Services team in 2008.
Jean-Paul began his career in 3D animation and learned to edit for the purpose of assembling his own work and fell in love with that part of the process. A few years later he discovered picture finishing which was a perfect fit for his specific blend of technical knowledge and artistic sensibilities.
With a broad understanding of many platforms and techniques, Jean-Paul is an expert in crafting efficient post production pipelines for any combination of camera, editorial, VFX, and deliverable requirements.
Jean-Paul has worked on several award winning features including the independent documentary Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene which was nominated for a Spirit Award.
When Jean-Paul isn’t in the edit bay he enjoys studying Jiu Jitsu with his four kids.
SERVICING • DI CONFORM • VISUAL EFFECTS
Born in Chicago and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Isaiah finally moved to Los Angeles (via Portland) in 2010 to pursue a career in film.
Beginning in physical production and soon finding himself drawn to the dark arts of post-production wizardry, Isaiah has lent his expertise to facets as varied as color grading and picture editing, from light-to-heavy-duty compositing and image clean-up, beauty work, assistant editing, rotoscoping and even 3D animation.
Proficient in the production-to-post pipeline, Isaiah’s comprehensive knowledge of efficient workflow management makes him uniquely suited to inform and facilitate filmmakers’ on-set decision-making to maximize efficiency, save money and improve artistry from top to bottom.
His extensive work in music videos and branded content has seem him work with some of the biggest artists and brands as well, including Maroon 5, Elton John, Rhianna, Will Smith, Pharrell Williams, Apple, Lyft and the Grammies.
An enthusiast of obscure and underground cinema, Isaiah spends his free time finding the strangest films he can get his hands on, enjoying the best sushi money can buy and brushing up and learning about new and emerging visual effect, computer and virtual reality technologies.
SERVICING • DAILIES
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jeff joined the Digital Post Services team in 2014.
Jeff has been technically minded, and computer obsessed since as early as he can remember. “It’s my obsession to always find the most effective, and logical process no matter what the task.”
Deeply familiar with post production’s fast pace and required precision, Jeff’s deep understanding of workflows makes him uniquely suited to meet or beat deadlines.
When Jeff is outside of the edit bay he enjoys camping, hiking, and making electronic music.
SERVICING • CONVERSIONS • TAPE OPERATIONS • SCANNING ENGINEER
With 28 years of industry experience, Igor came to Los Angeles in 2001 from St. Petersburg, Russia and settled in at Digital Post Services in 2007.
When Igor started with Digital Post Services, he worked as a tape room operator and when “film” went to the “digital” realm Igor was excited to become a humble, but proud, knight of this kingdom. In 2010 Igor switched over to the position of online editor & film / video engineer and he’s been there ever since.
From his young years, Igor was equally attracted to artistic and technical pursuits, particularly in imagery and screen arts. Igor found an opportunity to utilize all of his artistic and engineering talents through feature post production.
Outside of the edit bay, Igor loves photography, web design, tinkering with electronics, and creating his own music.
Igor has been a SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers) member since 2009.
Diego began his career in post as an online video editor rising fast to full time colorist. His Passion for color began at an early age, “I remember being 9 years old and sitting countless hours in front of the TV adjusting contrast, hue, and saturation trying to get the picture “right.” Once he was introduced to a color bay everything came full circle.
Diego has over 11 years rooted in color grading for, features films, television, commercials, and documentaries. He also has a technical expertise film remastering and restoration spending many years working with physical film elements.
Diego’s approach to color grading is simply two-fold. First, the technical understanding of where the image being presented will be seen primarily (theatrical, broadcast, etc.), and second, working with the director and cinematographer to find the emotional impact that can be expressed through color.
“Color grading is a balance of common sense and instincts (the touches that can take a show further).” His countless hours working with Directors and Cinematographer have given him the distinct ability to tune-in to their vision and bring it to reality.
|Who F*cked Up The Internet||Supergravity Pictures||Vimeo Partner|
|Eddie Griffin: Undeniable||DGA Productions||Showtime|
|Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder||Red Hour Films||Comedy Central|
|Not Safe with Nikki Glaser||Central Productions||Comedy Central|
|HeadShop||Kim Bass||Curtis Graham|
|The Great Race||Brian Presley||Mark David|
|Is Someone There?||Tim Garrick||Austin J. Lewis|
|American Fighter||Shaun Paul Piccinino||Reuben Steinberg|
|Motocross||Alex Ranarivelo||Reuben Steinberg|
|Escape Room||Will Wernick||Jason Goodell|
|Death Race 2050||G.J. Echternkamp||Juan Duran|
Ryan was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountain town of Prescott, Arizona.
He began his filmmaking career while still in high school, producing short films on a VHS camcorder owned by his parents. The amateur hobby quickly transcended into a passion for film style and technique.
Ryan took his first steps into the professional realm of cinema by attending The Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking in Sedona, Arizona. Upon graduation, he began studying 35mm photography and when Ryan and the darkroom met firsthand things “clicked.” Ryan’s been on a decade-long quest in the realms of image finishing ever since.
When Ryan is not working as a colorist on others projects he is busy producing his own passion projects, ranging from shorts and features to creating music with his band Twilight in Versailles.
Born and raised in Venice Beach, CA, Erick joined the Digital Post Services team in 2010.
Erick is a technical mastermind when it comes to sound design. It’s his goal to always take the sound that’s present and turn it up to 11!
He strives to make the sound mixing experience one to remember and keeps things fun in the studio with his lava lamps.
Erick’s favorite features he created the sound design for are U571 and Jasmine.
Ever the outdoorsman, when Erick is outside of the studio he enjoys prospecting, sailing, and metal and wood art design.
Lisa K. Fowle
RE-RECORDING MIXER • SOUND DESIGNER
RE-RECORDING MIXER • SOUND DESIGNER
Rusty Dunn originally hails from Canada. A move from Calgary to Vancouver in 1991 was his first step in a pursuit for a career in audio.
As a graduate in Music from CDIS (Center for Digital Imaging and Sound), one of Canada’s most prestigious schools for Audio, Rusty eased right into a scoring position at a local jingle house. His world of Cartoons and Animation evolved into live action editorial and sound design opportunities in Film and Television. “I feel fortunate to have had taken my first professional steps with acetate and magnetic recording tape… you can say I’m classically trained!”
In 2006, Rusty relocated to New York City just in time to catch the 2005-2012 wave. These were banner years for the local industry and Rusty found himself freelancing with editorial positions on over sixty films, working alongside top talent. “Lightening can strike twice. Fortunate again… mentors I’ll never forget.”
During 2011, Rusty followed opportunities that would eventually settle him in Hollywood. He thrived working directly for larger sound companies and the studios. Film & TV shows were plentiful, but Rusty prefers a place at the front of the curve. By 2013, Rusty established himself in sound design for Virtual Reality programing. Spatial audio for video games, feature films, and everything in between. “Having to swath my own path in the unknown VR terrain was both exciting and harrowing at times. I knew I was on the cusp of something big to come.”
With an abundance of Television content being produced with theatrical qualities, Rusty was thrilled to work on preferred content with larger budgets. “Companies like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Amazon are permanently changing the face of TV and its available content, opening doors that weren’t available until now.”
Being a Sound Engineer encompass more than just studio accomplishments. Rusty has been recording SFX and ambience for over 13 years. In 2012, he publicly released his own library. He doesn’t stop recording as he is always striving to find interesting and optimal sounds to share with the audio community worldwide.
RE-RECORDING MIXER • SOUND DESIGNER
Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, Martin has been with Digital Post Services since 2006.
Martin realized sound design was his calling when he discovered how much sound can influence and enhance a person’s experience during an audiovisual event such as a live concert or watching a film.
Martin takes pride in helping people really understand and appreciate the sonic values of each audible layer in a film or TV show and when the client achieves an improved perspective thanks to what they’re hearing, Martin can go home a happy man.
Some of Martin’s favorite projects include the features Jasmine, The Power of Few, and Chimera.
As any good Colombian, when Martin is outside of the sound stage you can find him passionately watching a Fútbol game on Sundays while enjoying one of his homebrewed beers.
LEAD FOLEY ARTIST
Steve was born and raised in Houston Texas and is a graduate of the University of Houston. He began his career in sound in 1997.
He recalls, “I was always inspired by the sound design of Star Wars. My most recent sound effects and design inspirations are from A Game of Thrones.”
In the early years, Steve primarily worked in Transfers and Archival Mastering. His technical skill-set includes producing flawless M&E Mixes and Stems. Steve’s editorial work is highlighted with a mastery in Localizations.
It wasn’t until 2001 (not the film), where Steve found his passion for Foley. His Foley work includes multiple seasons on Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal.
“Foley is a constant joy for me. I love the intricacies and nuance in creating the sound scape for each individual project. Who wouldn’t like a smash and grab job!”
SOUND DESIGNER • SOUND FX EDITOR
Ashu has been a member of the Digital Post Services team since 2013.
Ashu was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His family moved to LA when he was four, then soon after relocated to Tustin, CA where he spent most of his formative years.
With a B.A. in Business Administration and a secure footing in a corporate position, Ashu was encouraged to follow his passion in audio, his hobby. It was during an invitation to help produce a song at an LA recording studio, where Ashu decided take a leap from what he refers to as his Office Space years. “I typed a lot of TPS Reports before figuring out what I really wanted to do.”
Somewhere between graduating The Los Angeles Recording School and marrying his beautiful wife (two of his most prized decisions), Ashu picked up endless internships in sound editing… until he booked his first feature film, The Silent Mountain, at DPS. “It was a lucky break I was hoping for, but it felt more like sheer dumb luck… but I’ll take what I can get.”
Ashu hasn’t looked back and has moved through every craft required of him. Cueing more than most, cutting anything he can get in front of him, and finally designing. “I hope to keep on rock’n Audio ‘til I am old and gray.”
SOUND FX EDITOR • ADR & FOLEY RECORDIST
Ryan was born and raised in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue a career in music with his bandmates. A few years (and lost members) later, he realized how intrigued he was with the power and influence sound has on the visual experience.
Ryan began pursuing his career in audio by attending Citrus College School of Recording Technology and then working on numerous projects with Digital Post Services since 2012.
Ryan takes great pride in creating a seamless fusion between audio and visual, and wants to make sure every project is as rocking as possible. Some of Ryan’s favorite projects he has worked on include the feature Silent Mountain and the series True Justice.
Outside of the studio, you can find Ryan playing basketball, strumming his guitar, and cheering on the Cowboys and Spurs like a real Texan would.
DIALOGUE & WALLA EDITOR • ADR RECORDIST
Born and raised in China, Wendy moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to pursue a career in sound post production.
While Wendy originally ventured out in the direction of music recording and production, she ended up gravitating towards sound design. As she was studying audio post production, she discovered that her passion for detail and finely tuned ear complimented her quickly growing proficiency for her editorial toolset.
Wendy’s commitment to sound editing and design felt as natural as it gets. After graduating from Full Sail University, Wendy embarked on a career in the entertainment industry and joined Digital Post Service since 2017.
“I’m fascinated how sounds and soundscapes offer the audience emotions, intrigue, and a better understanding of the story… an experience.”
Wendy never fully parted ways with her enthusiasm for music. She spends her free time playing instruments and listening to music of different genres. Her favorite composer is Joe Hisaishi.
DIALOGUE & WALLA EDITOR • ADR RECORDIST
Born and raised in China, Xinyue joined the Digital Post Services team in 2018.
Xinyue attended Savannah College of Art and Design and received her MFA degree in Sound Design.
It was in college where Xinyue’s interest in sound editing and design began. Though her background was in music, she decided to pursue sound for Film and Television. Soon after declaring these new passions, Xinyue was asked to work on plenty of student films… from then on, she realized how fun it was to be the resident “magician” of sound.
As a typical nerd, Xinyue spends her free time reading literature on her bed or on the way to the theater to watch new-coming movies.
Peiqi “Peggy” Duan
SOUND FX EDITOR • FOLEY RECORDIST
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Peggy began her sound designing career in 2012. She joined Digital Post Services in 2018.
Peggy graduated from Beijing Film Academy, considered the best film school in China. As a student in 2016, the MPSE honored Peggy with a nomination for outstanding achievement in Sound Design and Foley Artistry at the 64th Golden Reels Awards. The Verna Fields Award was for the film Shallow Grave.
After graduation she decided to widen her horizons and relocate to Hollywood. Peggy has not stopped working since she landed. Though her focus is now Features and Television Series, she refuses to ever say no to her commercials and short films…!
Her favorite projects are Thicker Than Water and Home Away.