The TBD Post studio is minutes from downtown, in East Austin. The studio is full of the highest of high-tech, to serve filmmakers, agencies and studios around the world. Check out the beer taps while you’re here.
We’re MBE & Texas HUB Certified, and proud to be members of the AICP and Free The Work.
The TBD Post studio is minutes from downtown, in East Austin. The studio is full of the highest of high-tech, to serve filmmakers, agencies and studios around the world. Check out the beer taps while you’re here.
Come hang out and make some things.
- Post Supervision
- Digital Workflow Design
- Dailies / Transcodes
- Mobile Editing Suites
- Remote Editing / Streaming
- Creative Editorial
- Sound Design
- Audio Mixing
- VO / ADR
- Source Connect Pro X
- Dolby ATMOS
- Dolby Mixing Certified
- Motion Graphics
- Compositing / Flame / VFX
- Color Grading / DI / Finishing
- Bespoke Color Science
- DCI Projection
- HDR / Dolby Vision Certified
- Digital Lab Services
- Media Shuttle File Transfers
- 1000/1000 Fiber Internet
- Standards Conversion
- 2K & 4K DCP
- DCP Encryption
- KDM Creation
- IMF & Supplemental Packaging
- LTO Archiving
Our crew is an ever growing pool of creative editors, digital artists, sound mixers, colorists, graphic designers, animators and producers.
As Head of Production at agencies and production-houses in Austin, London and San Francisco, Karen has made divine content come to life for such brands as Southwest Airlines, BMW and Nike. She’s created series (A&E’s Rollergirls), and features (Dan Brown’s “American Detective”) and scooped up an Emmy for PBS/KLRU’s “Downtown.” In 2011 she co-founded Greatest Common Factory, an agency/production company hybrid. And now, we’re thrilled to say, she’s returned to the production side of the business. In addition to painting with sound and picture, Karen paints in oil and watercolor. She’s been known to see seven Broadway plays in seven days. As a child, Karen watched the credits roll on “Dallas” and thought, “My name should be up there, like that.” And, lo, it has been, many, many times.
Catie relies on her instincts and her well-over a decade (almost two decades) of experience to edit commercials and branded films at TBD Post. Raised by her mother and grandmother, Catie’s weekends often consisted of movie theaters, musicals, and the opera. Oh, and like most kids of the 80s & 90s (did she just date herself?) Blockbuster and MTV. In middle school she wore out the VHS tape rewinder to watch The Godfather on repeat. All these various mediums would influence and inspire Catie, even as she attended The University of Texas at Austin. It was there that she realized she wanted to be a part of the process and not just a spectator; editing allowed just that. Over the years Catie has nurtured a successful editing career in her home state, working with ad agencies and filmmakers alike, cutting commercials, features and documentaries. Catie enjoys the creative collaboration and attention to detail that editing requires and feels there is nothing like a dark edit room while in-the-zone and time disappears. Outside of work Catie can be found cheering at her daughter’s softball games and hiking Austin’s glorious Greenbelt with her dogs. She has lots of dreams but the one we’re rooting for is watching an F-1 race in Italy followed by a beach stay in the South of France. Dreamy.
Sr. Post Producer
Rachel grew up outside of Cleveland, then headed to film school at Northwestern. After seeing her earliest favorite movie Singing in the Rain on 35mm the first day of class, she knew she had chosen the right major and was hooked forever. Coming up through the ranks as an agency producer in NY, Rachel learned to navigate the most challenging of projects and deadlines with the utmost of ease. Most recently an EP at Preacher in Austin, we’re so glad Rachel decided to focus purely on the making of films and spots and moved to TBD Post as a Senior Post Producer where she expertly collaborates with creatives, agencies and artists to sculpt a finely tuned project every time. You can trust her to pay attention to every nuance to get the best out of your time and budget. Rachel loves spending time with her family and dog, exploring the Austin greenbelt. And circling back to that childhood goal of filmmaking, Rachel is currently writing, directing and finishing her first short film.
Sound Supervisor / Re-recording Mixer
Emmy Award winner, Brad Engleking, has been a sound professional in the film industry since 2000 when he graduated from Texas State University with a BA in Music/Sound Recording Technology. During this time he has worked on a wide range of film projects ranging from Robert Rodriguez's Sin City and Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life to the James Cameron produced Alita Battle Angel. In addition to his work on big-budget Hollywood features, Brad particularly enjoys working with young directors and on independent films. His work on numerous experimental and documentary features can be seen at festivals around the world. In an effort to help educate future filmmakers, Brad has taught classes and lectured at The University of Texas at Austin Radio, Television and Film department, at Texas State University's Sound Recording Technology department, and has participated in panels at SXSW. He has also been featured in industry trade publications including Pro Sound News, Editors Guild, Cinemontage, and Studio Daily. His tutorial videos for Pro Sound Effects have been viewed 30k+ times. In 2022, Brad was awarded the coveted Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound for his work on Apple TV+ Film, Fathom.
Editor / Partner
Ted grew up in Tucson, AZ where he raced bikes through the desert landscape and backpacked through the mountains. The southwest shaped his early love of photography, but his studies would lead him to very different terrain. He studied fine art photography at the Art Institute of Boston before beginning his editing career in New York City. Moving from stills to the jigsaw puzzle of editing was a natural evolution and creatively rewarding. He has always loved how sequencing impacts the creative language of story. Starting in documentaries and then later commercials, he soon found himself traveling around the world working on campaigns for Mazda, Range Rover, Shiner Beer, El Jimador, IBM, and Bottega Venetta for agencies Ogilvy & Mather, FCB, McJ and others. Visual storytelling and image making has always been a passion and, when not cutting, Ted supervises post on most series and films that come through TBD. He is a trusted source for filmmakers and producers nationally and internationally and as one of TBD’s founding partners, Griffis is proud to be part of the vibrant Austin creative community.
Sr. Assistant Editor
As a child in the Houston area Jessica dreamed of being an actor, so it’s kind of perfect that she spends her days making actors look their best. Her foundation comes from the film department at the University of Texas, Austin where she was inspired by innovation and experimentation. She has shaped concert films and commercials, among many other projects, and loves using non-traditional creative approaches to reveal unique and unexpected results. Since Jessica has never visited Disneyland or Disneyworld, you’d think that’s where she’d want to go for fun, but no, she prefers Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Respect.
Born and raised in the heart of LA, JC fell in love with movies and music videos at a very young age. Some of his earliest memories are from films like Star Wars and E.T. and watching countless hours of MTV (when they would only run music videos and Beavis and Butthead). As a high school student he would shoot skateboard videos for friends and edit them to rock, punk, and ska while teaching himself how to edit in Final Cut Pro. He studied Film & TV Arts at CalState Northridge where he discovered editing was his true passion in filmmaking. Since then, JC has worked with clients like Nike, Chevrolet, Toyota, Apple, Corona and Ferrari and agencies like Wieden + Keneddy, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Commonwealth/McCann, and Martin. His love for the music video has not faded, he has worked with directors like Christopher Gruse on Tiny Jag’s 2020 Vision and with Green Day on Father of all Motherf***ers. He has always been drawn to editing because it is the process in which the idea becomes reality. As a bilingual editor, JC understands the needs of his clients and is able to constantly offer his insight in English and Spanish. Above all, JC is a storyteller who understands visual pacing. From ads, to music videos, to mini-docs, JC is extremely versatile and able to swiftly adapt his editorial techniques to meet the needs of even the most demanding client. When not editing you can find JC jamming on the drums in his garage, working on his vegetable garden, or simply hanging out with friends and family.
Colorist / Partner
Brandon is a colorist extraordinaire. This makes sense, since he was born in arguably the most colorful town in the lower 48: New Orleans. The first film he graded premiered at SXSW in 2009; since then he's colored over 60 films, more than 150 TV episodes, the Netflix film Blue Miracle, tons of commercials and now even some TikToks. In 2020, Brandon colored the PBS Frontline winner of Gotham Award for Best Documentary A Thousand Cuts. Brandon is a proud dogfather of failed service dog Charlie, and his favorite pastimes are hiking with, cooking with, and hanging out with his wife. Swoon-worthy, right? His childhood dream was to be an architect; it’s our good fortune that he figured out how to build things with the spectrum. Brandon is unapologetic about his favorite cocktail, the El Jefe, which combines many, many items you rarely see together. It’s very colorful. And so we have come full circle.
As a little girl, Jacquelyn London would spend endless hours hidden away in her upstate NY closet, blasting music and transforming hundreds of tiny pegs into beautiful works of art. She created the same environment for herself in photo labs through college and all these years later London still finds herself in a dark room piecing together individual parts to create an illuminated whole. Growing up, she tried her hand in anything that would stretch her artistic muscles, from starting her own clothing line “London Prints” at the age of seven to taking AP Art classes in high school. She later transitioned to painting, drawing, graphic design, and lots of photography at Florida State University, where she was also directed to her first editing class. Boom! Editing tapped into her deep love of stitching together visual and audio elements, as well as her love for music and music videos. It all melded together and became the perfect canvas for her to express herself. She never looked back. Jacquelyn moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and graduated from the LA Film School, where she learned all things film and Avid. She started her career as Post PA and Assistant Editor for multiple notable TV shows and eventually became an Assistant Editor that hustled to build her editorial reel on the side. She then spent almost a decade at two of the biggest music video houses in the country, where she worked for some of the best music video directors in the world. Flashing forward to the present, that reel is now indeed built. She’s cut videos for Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, J Lo, Muse, Pink, Bruno Mars, and so many more. And the commercial world, Jacquelyn has built up quite the clientele creating for brand names like Adidas, Jeep, Aston Martin, Sony, Revlon, Titleist, and Garnier among others.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Jason spent his youth immersed in the Midwest music scene. His love of music led him to pursue a degree in broadcasting during which time he was first introduced to film editing and his passion was piqued. Eventually Jason made his way to the west coast where he started his editing career in San Francisco and then inevitably Los Angeles. Jason has worked at major post facilities in Los Angeles with clients such as Nike, Facebook, Twitter, Nissan, Ford, Verizon, and Beats By Dre. Jason's editing style is diverse and his musical background often plays a critical role in the life of the stories that he builds. Outside of the edit bay you can find Jason DIYing home renovations, riding his vintage Honda motorcycle, adding to his sneaker collection, or on an adventure with his wife, daughter and two dogs.
Joel is a long-distance runner (eight marathons) so it’s not surprising that he specializes in long form projects. He likes the feeling of accomplishment that comes from transforming a concept from the chaos of the dailies to a perfect jewel of a finished piece. A native of the Houston area, Joel graduated from UT Austin with a degree in film then hit the ground running. He moved to New York and got his feet wet working on cultural icons like Gossip Girl and 30 Rock, and some films: Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, and (his highest personal achievement) Beyonce’s Live at Roseland: Elements of 4. He moved to Austin in 2012 and mastered the seamless weaving together of all the disparate elements that make for a successful project. He loves a challenge because “that’s how you learn.” Joel sometimes wonders what life would be like if he’d pursued his childhood dream of being a grocery clerk. He knows he’d have been good at it, and that technically it’s not too late, but he really loves what he does. Joel and his superior abilities are all things you’ll enjoy spending time with.
Kagan grew up in the woods of southwestern New Hampshire and then got down to the business of becoming a Renaissance Man. First stop was University of New Hampshire, where he majored in Communication and Classics. Then it was on to the New England Institute of Art in Boston for another degree in Digital Video Editing. Following an internship, he was hired as a Flame/VFX assistant in Boston, and four years ago he graced our doorstep. It was worth the wait. Kagan finds something new to enjoy about each project and his rich tapestry of life experience brings unique perspective and creativity. Kagan’s last big trip was to Norway, which is also going to be his next big trip. He is interested in the possibility of life among the stars; in fact when he was seven he wanted to be Ambassador of Extraterrestrial Life. We’d hate to lose him but we get it. He has a Redbone Coonhound named Luther who takes him on hikes. There just seems to be no end to this guy’s well-roundedness.
Ellie Main was born in London before moving to and growing up in Kent, the “garden of England.” Her background is extremely varied, from being the drummer in a fifty piece big band jazz group when she was eleven, to working at the 2012 London Olympics as a camera operator, to buying Meryl Streep some “f***ing nice vodka” for her dressing room. She spent a summer driving across Europe in an airstream before moving to Austin for an opportunity to produce and be a presenter at Rooster Teeth Productions. There, she created an Apocalypse Survival show where she learned archery, parkour, lock picking, bushcraft, and how to flip a Ford Crown Victoria (why you would need this specific skill in an apocalypse, we’re not totally sure, but it’s still a very cool skill to have). In her spare time she plays in a band, hosts a podcast, writes/watches/makes comedy films, plays video games, and still somehow finds time to produce projects at TBD Post. Ellie has a dog named Potato Chip and a cat named Cheeseball. She hopes to continue her food theme pet names with, perhaps, a lizard named Waffles.
Evan Linton grew up next to a dairy farm in a tiny town in the middle of Kansas. His first foray into storytelling was recording his friends wrestling in the basement of his house with a VHS tape recorder. He would add in music and his own commentary. Although he got work at a local TV station with this portfolio, Evan decided to take the giant leap and move Burbank, Ca., landing at TBWA/Chiat/Day working internally at Venice Beach Editorial. After cutting many stellar campaigns, Evan moved to Charlie Uniform Tango (CUT) and spent a decade there before joining the TBD Post team in Austin in 2022. Although the WWE was sad to not have Evan, TBD is very glad he stayed on the path telling stories about brands, rather than small fry wrestling. He and his wife love going to the theater, but with two precious babes under 2 years old, the living room is now their live theater of choice.
Arianna Shining Star
Arianna is a colorist for feature films, television series, commercials, and music videos. Available remotely around the globe or in person in Santa Monica, CA. Her long form color grading includes features and episodic for AppleTV+, HBO, Netflix and Hulu. Her narrative work has also premiered at film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, and Cameraimage. Arianna’s commercial portfolio includes global campaigns for Nike, Audi, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Nintendo, Coca-Cola, Sees Candies and United Airlines, among many others. She has also brought her creative eye to MTV VMA nominated music videos "Wild Thoughts" for Rihanna, “Money” for Cardi B, “Do We Have A Problem?” for Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber's visual album for "Purpose". Passionate about color grading as the synergy of fine art and storytelling, Arianna draws from her background in painting and psychology to inspire her work in the color suite. Arianna collaborates with creatives locally in Santa Monica as well as across the globe through virtual color sessions and travel. Aside from coloring, Arianna loves exploring Los Angeles, on a mission to find new running routes with the best ocean views or tinkering in the kitchen, attempting anything from scratch-made croissants to a Gordon Ramsay approved beef wellington. With Northern California roots, her middle name comes from her parents who met at a Grateful Dead concert during the song “Shining Star.” http://www.ariannashiningstar.com/
Yohance Brown is a well-known colorist based in New York City. He started his career as a visual effects artist but stumbled into the world of color correction by accident. Since then, he has been working as a colorist and has gained over 16 years of experience in color correcting commercials and premium documentaries. Some of his notable color work includes "Harry and Megan," which is the most viewed documentary on Netflix, the 2022 Academy Award-winning "Summer of Soul," the Oscar and Emmy-nominated "What Happened Miss Simone," and the double Oscar-winning film "Frozen River." When Yohance is not working on color, he can be found either at church with his family, learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or mentoring young professionals.
Cory honed his color grading career at many renowned LA post facilities, among them were 525Studios, R!OT, EFILM, New Hat, Encore Hollywood, and The Mill LA. He eventually found his way back to his hometown, Austin, TX. Cory is a pro now, but he generously credits his mentors who helped shape his views and grading approaches. He especially loves the creative collaboration that clients bring to the color bay. Cory is an inventor, podcaster, and mountain biker. When he’s not hiking trails with his family or researching health science, he’s working on acrylic and mixed media paintings. Bringing color into a tangible form you can touch.
Patrick grew up in Montana with a camera, and a crew of friends, filming nonsense just to make themselves laugh. Building computers from used parts and pirating some editing software focused that creativity into a calling, setting him on track for film school at Montana State University and ultimately Los Angeles. He quickly found comedy again as a freelance commercial editor and has built a career working with incredible talent and brands for over 10 years. Outside the edit, Patrick and his wife enjoy finding time to take their dog to the mountains for some skiing and to remind him of home. Love travel and always planning a return trip to Ireland to share a pint with distant relatives. Otherwise homebodies and eager hosts of friends and family, still tinkering in the guts of a computer (or three) and always looking for a laugh.
Colorist / Color Scientist
Cullen Kelly is a Los Angeles-based senior colorist with credits including the 2021 Oscar-nominated short film Feeling Through, multiple Netflix series, and brand work for Microsoft, McDonald’s, Sephora, and others. He’s also a teacher and author for clients including Blackmagic Design and Frame.io, and the founder of Colloid, a set of custom color grading tools used by several of the world’s top colorists and facilities. With a background in image science as well as the arts, he’s passionate about the intersection of the creative and technical, and its role in great visual storytelling.
Vincent Taylor is a Colorist in Los Angeles, California. An award-winning cinematographer, Vincent sparked his love of film at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, and pursued his passion for shooting in partnership with directors & film crews in the Australasia region. Vincent was recognized for his craft as a top Director of Photography with twelve awards from the Australian Cinematographer’s Society. Vincent’s journey crossed over from the camera to telecine where he was able to utilize his lighting skills and storytelling in the post-production arena. Swiftly rising through Digital Pictures (later Deluxe) working in commercial and drama television as well as numerous music video, documentary and theatrical projects he was quickly embraced by directors and DPs alike for his background & experience as a cinematographer, going on to become one of Australia’s first freelance film colorists with his studio in Melbourne. Headhunted for Technicolor China’s launch of MPC in Shanghai, Vincent ran the commercial color department for three years working on Airbnb’s first TVC launch in China and spearheading color for major campaigns including Bentley, BMW, Coca Cola, Sky TV, Mercedes, L’Oreal and Johnny Walker. He moved to New York where he worked for 2 years as Head of Color for Chimney North America before returning to MPC in New York as a senior colorist. Vincent is now in sunny Los Angeles where he joined the team at The Harbor Picture Company. Currently, Vincent is a freelance colorist based in Los Angeles and available locally and globally. Vincent works on an engaging mix of projects, including a variety of long-form dramas and features as well as commercial TVCs.
Rob Bessette is a senior colorist with over 15 years of experience. Rob has pretty much seen it all, ranging from regional commercials to Oscar winning features. He prides himself on his creative aesthetic and attention to detail while working alongside some of the best cinematographers and directors in the business.
Brian Singler is an internationally sought after commercial, feature and music video colorist based in Austin, Texas at TBD Post. Clients include Ford, Nissan, Cadillac, Google, Goodyear, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Purina, Enterprise, Standard Chartered, BF Goodrich, the NBA, WNBA, English Premiere League and many others. He graded two of the largest commercial campaigns in the US in 2020, including “Die Hard is Back” with Bruce Willis for Advanced Auto Parts that generated 1.8 billion social media impressions and the primetime cross-network launch of the 2021 Ford Bronco. His feature work includes Netflix top-10 sci-fi “3022" and dark comedy "Bad Grandmas.” Brian is known for a bold style adaptable to any feel and type of project. He also spends way too much time pondering grain structure and elucidating clients about the importance of color density. Brian fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a sports broadcaster and writer early in his career, and now fully dedicates his energies to all things image and color. He spends his days in a dark room and wishes HDR grading would become ubiquitous faster. Brian, his family, and their Welsh Corgi, Juniper, recently moved to Austin, TX, from St Louis to get closer to wild cactus and the amazing food and culture here.
Mixer / VO record
Kyle grew up in west Texas with his mom, dad, two little brothers, and a whole pack of golden retrievers (we didn’t ask how many, so we’ll assume fifty). Now he has a family of his own and, fun fact, it includes only one dog with not a drop of golden retriever. Working in audio, he’s wired everything from studios and television stations, to remote trucks and mega churches. Around 2017, Brad Engleking, Kyle’s roommate from college and TBD’s Sound Director, showed Kyle the ropes in post production audio (thank you, Brad!). After working on numerous shows as an audio and music editor, Kyle has joined TBD Post as Sound Assist. On his downtime, Kyle tries to get an extra hour of sleep, and dreams of having enough free time to pick up his guitar again, and perhaps even play it while hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Assistant Finishing Artist
Stefan moved to Austin for UT's RTF program. Upon graduation, he thought he'd move to LA but once he hit El Paso he stopped, spent two months producing a small indie and then headed back to ATX for good. He then spent time at The Austin Film Festival filling a variety of roles, meeting all the filmmakers in town and had a chance to nerd out on all the films. Stefan started his own production company where he directed, edited and produced ads and films. During this time his interest in After Effects, compositing and the magic of Flame grew and alas, he is now assisting the finish department at TBD Post. As for fun, Stefan has "gone into total homeowner mode" and is utilizing his craft and keen eye for details to "finish" his house.
IT / Engineer
Aaron is the guy that keeps our machine running, literally. He’s the network expert, wiring guru and makes sure all your footage is still on the server. He’s a native Austinite, and while he enjoyed working remotely in his pajamas and drinking Mr. Pibb, Aaron does get outside every once in a while to enjoy nature, ride bikes, and even photograph interesting subjects. Like many, he had dreams of being an astronaut when he grew up, but lucky for us, Aaron now connects all those lights and wires to make all dreams come true.