The digital technician, or digital imaging technician is charged with ensuring that the video or stills are captured without errors, and that the quality of the files is up to the standards set for the job. The tech provides the cinematographer, still or video photographer with the capability of visualizing and digitally manipulating the image to achieve his or her vision while on the set. It is also part of the job to facilitate the making of edits and corrections before even sending the files to post-production. Finally it’s the job of the tech to make sure that all files are safely backed up and are passed on to post-production with all the necessary data to maintain the photographer’s vision.
Mauricio Soto, founder of Above All, has spent a great part of past 8 years working as a digital tech in many photo shoots, in studio and on location , for advertising and editorial. Before that Mauricio worked as a video engineer /video playback / video assist in feature films, most specifically facilitating and providing monitors to the director and crew. Mauricio is accustomed to working with directors, directors of photography, continuity supervisors, art directors, photo editors, photographers, directors and producers helping them achieve their creative visions. The combination of this technical and creative experience in the print world and his experience as a video shooter / lighting cameraman makes Above All the ideal company to tech and shoot video for magazines, print and web publishers producing transmedia.