DIT on Set

The DIT (Digital Imaging Technician) deals on set with workflow, strategic thinking, technical processing, signal integrity.

A Digital Imaging Technician (D.I.T) is a relatively new role within the film industry and not everyone is clear about what a D.I.T does and how they fit within a film crew. D.I.T’s on a shoot are responsible for the technical set up of the camera for recording. The focus of this class will include detailed overviews of the following camera systems and recorders: Arri Alexa, Sony F55/F65, Red Epic, Canon C500/C300, Codex On-Board, Sound Devices Pix240, and the Gemini 4444.

The D.I.T serves a crucial role on set as the bridge between production and post-production. The course aims to take you through the D.I.T's duties on a typical shoot using waveforms and vector scopes to analyze the images coming from the camera, on set color with the creation of “Look Up Tables” or LUTs, and dailies creation with sound syncing for delivery to post. This course provides practical and professional training and is a great overview of the job of the D.I.T from a technical point of view. After completing the course you will have gained enough knowledge to take your first steps into being a D.I.T with a solid understanding of the latest camera systems.  

Digital Imaging Technician: Waveforms & Vectorscopes

As its name suggests, this workshop covers the use of waveforms and vector scopes on set. The workshop also demonstrates the use of many other tools used by modern digital cinematographers, including false color, zebra lines, and histograms. The workshop is designed to give both a technical and practical knowledge of how these tools are used.  As part of this process, the workshop will also included a live demonstration of matching two different camera systems using scopes.

 Class Outline:

  • Understanding the Waveform
    • Reading the Waveform
    • Sweep, Display Modes, Calibration
    • Examples
    • Understanding the Vectorscope
      • Gain & Calibration
      • Examples
      • Other Video Analysis Tools
        • Off Color / Cine Zones
        • Zebras
        • Histograms (F65, C300, Alexa, Epic)
        • Camera Matching Example
          • Using a Paint box
          • Matching with Scopes

Applicants must be experienced film and/or video professionals familiar with high-end production techniques.

A resume must accompany all applications.

Instructors

Jeffrey Hagerman

Directors of Photography, 3-D / Stereoscopic Production in USA New York/New Jersey.
DP, camera operator, camera tech experienced with RED Epic 2d and 3d. DIT, color grading and 3D post production coordinator.
Credits: Democracy Now (TV), MTV, BET (DR).
 
OBJECTIVE:
Apply my knowledge and experience from working in the film and television industry on 
new projects that best utilize my skills,  to deliver quality content that reflects a clear vision.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE:

“Million Dollar Arm " Craig Gillespie; Walt Disney Pictures; 1st Unit DIT, Multicam Arri Alexa

"Run All Night” Jaume Collet-Serra; Warner Bros. Pictures; 1st/2nd Unit VFX DIT // Codex Specialist; Multicam Arri Alexa

“Philomena” Stephen Frears; TWC/BBC Films International; 1st Unit US DIT On Set Colorist; Multicam Arri Alexa

“White House Down” Roland Emmerich; Sony Pictures; 1st Unit US DIT; Multicam Red Epic, Sony F65

“Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit” Kenneth Branagh; Paramount Pictures International; 1st Unit US DIT; Multicam Red Epic

“The We & The I” Michele Gondry; Partisan Entertainment; 1st Unit DIT/Workflow consultant; Multicam Red Epic

“Staten Island Summer” Rhys Thomas; 1st Unit Phantom Tech // Workflow consultant

“A Good Marriage” Peter Askin/Stephen King; 1st Unit DIT On Set Colorist, Multicam Arri Alexa

“Disconnect” Henry Alex Rubin; LD Ent; 1st Unit Phantom Tech / Red Tech

"Free the Nipple" Lina Esco; TWC; 1st Unit DIT On Set Colorist; Multicam Arri Alexa

“Monica Z” Per Fly/Film i Väst; 1st Unit US DIT On Set Colorist; Multicam Arri Alexa

“7 Songs for Amy” Konrad Begg; Bullet Pictures; Multicam Arri Alexa

 
EDUCATION:
MFA Emily Carr Creative Writing Program.
Graduated with honors from the Vancouver Film School.
BA in Business, University of Arizona
 
CERTIFICATIONS/DIPLOMAS :
ProTools 210P Operator Level Certification from Digidesign
Apple Pro Certified
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
August 1998-2003: Apple Developer and Software
Specialist. Development credits include DP4, OS X 10.1, 10.2, and
iTunes. Comprehensive proficiency in:
Apple Final Cut Pro X, Studio
Apple DVD Studio Pro
Photoshop 6-CS3
Pro Tools LE & TMD
Avid Nitrous / Symphony
Apple Quicktime Streaming Server
Sorenson Broadcast
Advanced knowledge of the following CODEC’s:
HDCAM, Red ONE, 2k, 4k, DVCPRO HD, DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO HD, XDCAM, H.264, Digi Beta and Beta SP Formats.