ABOUT
RED HOOK POST


 

Red Hook Post, is a new post facility venture by long time industry professional Tom Efinger. Tom originally founded Dig It audio in 1991 and was president and creative director of Dig It for 26 years. Times have changed, and Post Production has become a more integrated process. It makes sense to group post services together under one roof and simplify the process for producers and directors. Red Hook Post is the next step in this progression to a contemporary media post company. We can now offer a full array of post services in both audio and video, with expert operators, and streamlined workflows. The move to the Red Hook area is also significant. The creative community in NYC is largely based in Brooklyn, and Red Hook is quickly becoming a hub for the creative arts. The creative and spacious atmosphere of the neighborhood provides a great environment for the work we do and for the creators who come to work with us.

 
 
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CAPABILITIES


 

Red Hook Post offers a full array of audio and video post services. We not only specialize in all aspects of sound design, sound editing, sound recording, and mixing, but we have teamed up with “in house” partner companies that bring their expertise and experience in post supervision, color correction, titling, DCP creation, quality control, and more. We can handle jobs of all sizes, and with our expansive network of talented freelancers and associates, we can offer additional services upon request.

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Our mission is to creatively partner with our clients, offering insight and ideas to better realize the overall creative product. We have a select group of experienced professionals to carry out this mission, and strive to create personal working relationships with our clients.

 
 
 
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THE ENGINEERS


 

With the in house expertise of senior sound design and engineering professionals, Tom Efinger, Abigail Savage, and Jeff Seelye, RHP is packed with audio experience and ready for action. With almost 60 years of collective experience for this group, we have the knowledge to design intelligent workflows and execute projects with a keen sense for creative detail and precision.

 
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Tom Efinger

President, Creative Director
After attending Phillips Academy Andover and the University of Vermont, Tom started his sound for film career, in NYC, in the early 90s. He has worked with many notable directors over the years including Tod Solondz, Lisa Cholodenko, Tom McCarthy, Ramin Bahrani and more recently with Josh Marston, Mike Birbiglia, Ti West, Larry Fessenden and Charles Ferguson. He now has well over 200 credits for sound design, sound supervision, and mixing. Tom works in both documentary and narrative film, video art, TV drama, and VR. Tom received a Grammy, for Best Comedy Album, for his engineering work on Lewis Black’s Stark Raving Black.

 
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Abby Savage

Sound Design and Supervision
Abby started working with Tom and Dig It Audio in 1998 and has since completed remarkable sound work on numerous film and TV projects. She has become a sound design and SFX specialist, and her work can be found on some of the best indie film titles in recent years. Her credits list includes the films Sugar, Goodbye Solo, Inside Job, At Any Price, Sleepwalk With Me, Complete Unknown, and Europa Report, just to name a few. Abby is also an actor, and is most well known as Gina in Orange Is The New Black. She has appeared in films such as Precious and Oren Moverman's Time Out Of Mind.

 
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Jeff Seelye

Sr. Mix Engineer & Producer
Jeff has worked with Tom since 2008, after a stint as an IT specialist and music engineer and mixer. Since then he's been piling up the film and TV credits as a sound editor, designer, supervisor, and senior mixer. Along with being the go-to engineer for all short-form content, he also excels in ADR and Foley recording, technical services and music mixing.

 
 
 

IN-HOUSE PARTNERS


 

cut and measure (post supervision)

Alex Laviola is the Founder of Cut and Measure, a boundary spanning creative group focused on the Post Production of Film, Episodic, Digital, and Broadcast content. His passion for bringing story to life is evident in his projects - ranging from independent films to installations, concert projections to immersive experiences. His projects can be seen in festivals such as South by Southwest and the Tribeca Film Festival, all over online, and in theaters and on TV worldwide.

Current Cut and Measure collaborations include The Criterion Collection, Neon Indian, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, The Front, and Showtime.

 

chris ramey (color)

Chris Ramey's job is to use his deep knowledge of workflow & color grading to create a safe haven for the filmmakers that have been ravaged by the shooting & editing stages of film production.

For a decade, Chris was the in-house Finishing & Online Editor at The Criterion Collection. He crafted & graded broadcast quality deliverables on hundreds of original video interviews, documentaries & archival materials for DVD, Blu-ray & VOD.

 

press play media (quality control)

Press Play, headed by Adam Stoudt, provides stringent, multi-layered QC. We undertake QC not just for adherence to technical specs, but also to regulatory guidelines (like a broadcaster’s S & P) as well as the identification of creative errors (like a boom mic showing in a frame). Above all else Press Play works to ensure that creative owner's content meets the highest standards in today's post industry.

For content owners, timing is everything when it comes to QC. Errors (whether technical, structural or creative) missed early on in the content life cycle tend to perpetuate along the workflow. This can result in huge financial repercussions. For instance, the loss faced from recalling Blu-rays across the world is far greater than the cost of conducting a Master QC. Thus, QC can potentially save a content owner hundreds of thousands of dollars. A QC by Press Play ensures a quality outcome.