How To Be A DIT – The Complete Series

How To Be A DIT – Series Table of Contents

How to be a DIT

I’ve written up a fair few posts in my ‘How To Be A DIT’ series here on the blogs, and it was wisely suggested that I put together a post giving a table of contents of what’s in each post and pulling all the links together in one place.

Hopefully this will be ever-more useful as I add more posts and keep this one updated. That said, there are plenty of other posts on the blog that would be useful to a DIT and can be found in the DIT category.

A good example of this is a post like 5 Books To Help You Learn How To Be A DIT, or Free DIT Training from Light Iron Digital.

How To Be A DIT Part 1 > DIT Von Thomas on his career as a DIT.

How To Be A DIT Part 2 > Advanced Dailies Workflows.

How To Be A DIT Part 3 > On-set colour correction webinar. Understanding LUTS.

How To Be A DIT Part 4 > @DITStation. Interview with DIT Griff Thomas. Lillypad on a commercial. Understanding F-stops and bit depth.

How To Be A DIT Part 5 > Understanding ACES. Understanding display gamma & gamma correction. DIT software tools.

How To Be A DIT Part 6 > Bandwidth breakdown. Scratch Play Tutorials. Lumberjack. REDCINE-X Pro Tutorials. Sampling Technology. ARRI-RAW webinar.

How To Be A DIT Part 7 > Understanding colour bit depths, bit rates, frame rates and more. Which GPU for video? Must Read three part DIT Interview.

How To Be A DIT Part 8 – Insights from Working DITs > Dork In a Tent. Picking a DIT cart. 20 min colour pipeline breakdown. Choosing codecs. Understanding compression.

How To Be A DIT Part 9 – Digital Dailies > Dailies workflows. Conversation with Duck Grossberg. Microsoft Surface Pro & Scratch. DIT software tools. PGA considerations for DITs.

How To Be A DIT Part 10 > Post New York Alliance DIT Seminar. Microsoft Surface Pro on set. Gravity workflow. ARRI Alexa 4K Anamorphic. 6K DI Diary. Live Play 3. DIT Tools and hardware. RED CINE-X tutorials and much more…

How To Be A DIT Part 11 > What a DIT does. Duck Grossberg interview. Understanding codecs. Render times. XAVC. Compression explained. 4K and beyond. DIT software tools.

How To Be A DIT Part 12 – From the Sensor to the Screen > Role of a DIT. 5 Books on being a DIT. Camera guides. Creating DCP. The DIT and the DOP. Panavision buys LightIron. Varicam 35 workflow. DIT interview with James Hogarth.

How To Be A DIT Part 13 – Working Professionals > Filmlight effective colour management. Understanding LUTS and colour management. Film print emulation LUTS. DIT hardware. DITs on social media. In-depth interview with Duck Grossberg.

How To Be A DIT Part 14 – How to Build a Cart > Building a DIT cart video tutorial series. Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C. DIT tools update. El-Capitan updates.

How To Be a DIT Part 15 > Pomfort Live Grade Review. Free DIT folder Tool. Native 10-bit video on OSX. DIT Common Tasks Tools. DIT Training. DIT Tweets.

How To Be A DIT Part 16 > DIT book updates. DIT workflows. DIT tutorials and tips.

How To Be a DIT Part 17 – Interview with a DIT Instructor > In-depth interview with DIT instructor and author, Robert Trim on what it takes to become a professional DIT.

How To Be a DIT Part 18 – DIT Tools Reviewed > Omnidisk Sweeper (free). Hedge for Mac (free). Pomfort Silverstack 5. Pluraleyes 4. Shotput Pro and HD-VU2.

How To Be a DIT – The JellyFish Edition > Inside Lumaforge’s high speed and portable JellyFish storage system.

How To Be a DIT – Interview with DIT Charlie Anderson > An in-depth interview with a professional DIT about life on the set of top TV shows and feature films.

How To Be a DIT – Creating Colour Graded Dailies on Set with Silverstack Lab > Detailed look at Pomfort’s latest software release Silverstack Lab.


  • Hi Jonny,

    I love this series. I was wondering if you could cover DIT day rates. As far as i know there are a few ways to go about it. Basic day rates, tier(budget) based rates, and then day rates with add-on services…iPad Dailies, LTO.

    • Hi Andrew,
      As I’m a freelance editor by trade and not a DIT, I wouldn’t really be able to speak to day rates specifically – but possibly other DITs reading this might be able to give you a steer in the right direction?

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