This a little about me, Mike McCarthy, the creator of this site. I have worked for a number of media production companies in Hollywood over the last fifteen years, and my experience in those environments is the basis for what I have posted on here. I have primarily done my work in Adobe Creative applications on Windows systems (I know, I am in the only industry that puts me in the pioneering minority as a Windows user) but I have also designed and supervised workflows based on Avid, Resolve, and a variety of other tools. I have extensive experience pushing the envelope in regards to high quality film post production workflows, first in HD, then 4K, and now 8K.
A majority of my work has been as the Director of Technology for the production company Bandito Brothers, where I was the post-production engineer (among many other roles) on the feature films Act of Valor and Need for Speed. More recently I supervised the post-production process on 6Below, the first film shot for the new 6K Barco Escape theatrical format.
I originally got into this business because I was fascinated by fast computers and high end display technology. And I have had the opportunity to work directly with Adobe, HP and NVidia to build some of the fastest Windows based workstations ever created. At the end of 2010 I moved out of Hollywood, and back to the Sierra foothills where I grew up. I still return to LA on a regular basis to work on new projects, but continue to find new endeavors elsewhere as well.
I try to keep up with the most recent developments in the technology industry, especially as they relate to post-production. I am always interested in an opportunity to help work with or troubleshoot the newest implementations of developing technology. Feel free to contact me at “mike” at this domain with questions, requests, opportunities, or suggestions.