Dario Bigi has been an Editor for over 25 years. For the past 20 years, he has been working as a Freelance Editor and for the last 8 years he has also been a Freelance Colorist. He has worked on a wide variety of diverse and challenging projects including; feature length films; short films; 30 second commercials; a documentary series; documentary flms; multi-channel video walls and dozens of corporate and industrial videos.

Dario got his freelance start at AMC editing their movie promos, which led to steady work with Bravo, IFC, WEtv and Sundance Channel. Since then he has cut countless spots from the AMC Networks family and continues to cut promos and shows for them; they remain one of his favorite clients to date.

More recently Dario has been Editor and Colorist on commercials for the Blue Man Group, The Honest Company and Visa. As Colorist he has graded three feature films; ”Failing Better Now”, “Kilimanjaro” and “X/Y”. In addition, he has been Colorist on documentaries for HBO, PBS and Rolling Stone Films. His Commercial Colorist work has been for American Express, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Degree, Reebok and Adidas.

As a Freelance Colorist, Dario works in conjunction with several facilities in Manhattan. He can always find the right room to fit the project’s technical and budget parameters. As a Freelance Editor, he works everywhere there is an Avid or Premiere Pro. His corporate and cable clients also include Google, HP, Toyota, NFL, CBS, Mandalay Media, Swanson, A&E, Food Network, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, W Magazine, SyFy and TruTV.

For independent productions, his home studio is an affordable option, located in the East Village. 4K real time playback on an HP z840, Dual 14 core 2.6 GHz processors with 64GB of RAM. An internal 8TB SSD RAID streams media at 2TB per second. The client monitor is a calibrated Pansonic BT-300 50’ Plasma. Dario’s reference monitor is a Flanders Scientific CM 250 OLED. Both monitors are connected HD-SDI, all within a controlled lighting environment.

"WalkArounds & Running Footage" / Mercedes-Benz USA / Promotional & Raw Footage

"Next Level" Campaign / Lexus / Branded Films

"Mom/Artist" & "Waitress" / Visa Rush Card / Commercial Spots

"X/Y" / Deconstructed Pictures / Feature Film

"Stephen Curry" & "Brian Dempsey" / Degree / Branded Films

"The Lost Tapes" / Adobe / Short Film

“The Damned - Don’t You Wish We Were Dead” / Three Count Films / Documentary Feature

"Peace of Mind" & "Safe And Sound" / The Honest Company / Commercial Spots

"Ducks" & "Camo" - Duck Dynasty / A&E Network / Promo

"2 Days - Seth Mitchel" / HBO / Documentary Short

"Mistress" / Schenk Productions / Short Film

"Run With Fire" / Reebok / Commercial

"Don McLean - American Troubador" / PBS / Documentary

"Akwantu The Jouney" / Action 4 Reel Filmworks / Documentary

"Neo Fashion with Selina Gomez" / Adidas / Commercial

"A Football Life - Darrelle Revis" / NFL Network / Documentary Short

"Kilimanjaro" / Deconstructed Pictures / Feature Film

"OXD: One Extraordinary Day" / Craig Lowy Productions / Documentary Feature

"TasteMakers" / Swansons / Branded Films

"Failing Better Now" / Twin Pool Productions / Feature Film

"What's Your Story" / The Blue Man Group / Commercial Campaign

"Agua" Campaign 2013 & 2014 / Max Films / Commercial Campaign

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Matthew Myles
Creative Lead of In-House Agency @ Mercedes-Benz USA

“Dario is an incredible talent to work with and always quick to understand the greater creative and artistic ask. Never one to let details escape, he dedicated himself to seeing our vision come to life. Lending knowledge and technical expertise that only comes from experience, he helped improve our post production and transformed our color correction workflow. Quick and willing, Dario never hesitated to help out beyond the needs of an assignment. From technical expertise, creative vision and execution, Dario’s talents made him a quick fit into the team and a pleasure to work with.”



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Vin Iandimarino
National Advertising Specialist @ Jaguar Land Rover North America

“Dario was a great partner to our in house agency at Mercedes-Benz USA. His editing, color and technical knowledge was often relied upon for consumer facing video projects. He was also instrumental in advising our team in areas of technical equipment and lab set up. His attention to the tiniest detail and passion for the subject matter of post-color work was a fantastic match for our projects. His professionalism and general friendliness comes out naturally. I highly recommend Dario as well as look forward to working with him on future projects.”



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Kim Holbrook
Executive Producer / Director of Post Production

“Dario is a fun, collaborative, experienced and fast editor, that can come through with that needed creative revelation at the right moment. He has innovative solutions to issues and is technically adept, which is always helpful in this age of countless cameras and formats and ever changing software and hardware. He is also a great colorist with an eye for the smallest detail that few would notice, and has pulled off miraculous things for me in color correction. He is an asset in editing, color and technical knowledge for any production.”



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Kwesi Collisson
Producer at KPLLC

“I've worked with Dario as a colorist for the past 4 years and would instantly recommend him for any coloring job. Dario has an amazing balance of technical expertise, high level of aesthetic and charming client appeal. The most recent collaboration was a feature length film that has received the highest level of praise for its color than any other film I've produced.”



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Mark Foster
Independent Filmmaker at MarkFosterDirector.com

“Dario is an outstanding editor with attention to detail like no other. He is punctual and super organized which makes a tight post schedule an absolute breeze. I can hire him and just let him do his job. Highly recommend. Great cappuccinos too!
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Annie Maguire
Freelance Senior Copywriter

“What fun we had working with Dario! Our team worked with Dario on two different commercial edits and I was really sad when it was all over -- I looked forward to coming into the edit each day because Dario is not only fun to work with, but he's amazing to watch and learn from! What I loved most about working with Dario was that he never says, "no", he works with you to explore potential solutions until he finds one that works. Dario is really the best at what he does and is truly one-of-a-kind; I would highly recommend working with him and hope to work with him again in the future!”


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Visa Rush Card "Artist / Mom"
I Edited and Graded this commercial. They liked my scratch VO so much they hired me for the Final VO.
Dario is a fun, collaborative, experienced and fast editor, that can come through with that needed creative revelation at the right moment. He has innovative solutions to issues and is technically adept, which is always helpful in this age of countless cameras and formats and ever changing software and hardware. He is also a great colorist with an eye for the smallest detail that few would notice, and has pulled off miraculous things for me in color correction. He is an asset in editing, color and technical knowledge for any production.Kim Hollbrook, Executive Producer / Director of Post Production
The Honest Co. "Safe And Sound"
Who doesn't love cute babies and non toxic products? Shot on Arri Alexa. I Edited and Grading this project.
Blue Man Group - "Manly"
A strong collaboration with Mark Foster of P-13 made these spots fun fast and clear, while still keeping the 'Blue Man' style and look. Each spot targeted a different demographic who would be reluctant to see BMG but made the universal appeal that any viewer would have fun. I also Color Corrected…
Visa Rush Card "Waitress"
I Edited and Graded this commercial. They liked my scratch VO so much they hired me for the Final VO.
Wellcare "I Am"
This 60 second spot was made for direct-response marketing. It targets the Medicare user demographic by using a fun, creative senior citizens at a talent show. The response rate was so successful that the spot ran for two years.
Dario is an outstanding editor with attention to detail like no other. He is punctual and super organized which makes a tight post schedule an absolute breeze. I can hire him and just let him do his job. Highly recommend. Great cappuccinos too!Mark Foster, Real People Director / Grassroots Events Organizer & Real Experience Content Developer
BBC Top Gear Off Net Commercial
Before Top Gear was converted into an America show it ran for eight seasons in England. I edited this promo to explain the show's format for the premiere season on BBC America.
Blue Man Group - "Left Brain"
A strong collaboration with Mark Foster of P-13 made these spots fun fast and clear, while still keeping the 'Blue Man' style and look. Each spot targeted a different demographic who would be reluctant to see BMG but made the universal appeal that any viewer would have fun. I also Color Corrected this campaign.
 
Color Grading Reel 2016
From recent Films and Commercials I have Graded. Shot on Arri Alexa, Sony F950, F5, RED, Canon C300 & 5D footage.
Dario is an incredible talent to work with and always quick to understand the greater creative and artistic ask. Never one to let details escape, he dedicated himself to seeing our vision come to life. Lending knowledge and technical expertise that only comes from experience, he helped improve our post production and transformed our color correction workflow. Quick and willing, Dario never hesitated to help out beyond the needs of an assignment. From technical expertise, creative vision and execution, Dario’s talents made him a quick fit into the team and a pleasure to work with.Matthew Myles, Creative Lead at Mercedes-Benz USA
American Express "Memory Lane" - Commercial
Shot on RED. I graded three 30s & nine 15s for this campaign.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class "The Choice" - Commercial
I Edited and Graded this commercial. This highlights a lot of the Grading work I did on Mercedes-Benz C-class.
Dario was a great partner to our in house agency at Mercedes-Benz USA. His editing, color and technical knowledge was often relied upon for consumer facing video projects. He was also instrumental in advising our team in areas of technical equipment and lab set up. His attention to the tiniest detail and passion for the subject matter of post-color work was a fantastic match for our projects. His professionalism and general friendliness comes out naturally. I highly recommend Dario as well as look forward to working with him on future projects.Vin Iandimarino, National Advertising Specialist at Jaguar Land Rover North America
Car Specialty Reel
This highlights some of the Grading work I've done for Mercedes-Benz. They have been a client of mine since 2014.
Side By Side Reel
Made by popular request. Some before & after as well as side by side examples of my work.
X/Y - Trailer
Feature Film - Shot on RED - Colorist & Data Wrangler
Little Accidents - Trailer
Feature Film - Shot on 35 mm Film - Colorist Asst., Data Wrangler & Dust Busting.
I've worked with Dario as a colorist for the past 4 years and would instantly recommend him for any coloring job. Dario has an amazing balance of technical expertise, high level of aesthetic and charming client appeal. The most recent collaboration was a feature length film that has received the highest level of praise for its color than any other film I've produced.Kwesi Collisson, Producer at KP LLC
XY - Feature Film Still Image Gallery
Feature Film - Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. The above gallery link shows the scope of the looks across the film. DP - Pedro Gomez Millan.
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Little Accidents - Feature Film Still Image Gallery
Feature Film - Premiered at Sundance Film Festival. The above gallery link shows the scope of the looks across the film. DP - Rachel Morrison.
Mistress - Short Film
I Edited & Graded this film. Sony F5. The most satisfying project experience I've had in years. MISTRESS won “Award of Excellence” at the Best Shorts Competition MISTRESS also won at the Asians on Film Festival Best Actress – Short for Li Jun Li Best Director for Anja Murmann Best Short Drama
The Finger - Short Film
I laughed... I cried... once I screened it, I had to work on it. Shot on Sony FS9.
Visa Rush Card "Waitress" - Commercial
I Edited and Graded this commercial. They liked my scratch VO so much they hired me for the Final VO.
Lexus - The Next Level - Jessica Alba -Branded Film
For the Lexus "The Next Level" Campaign. Shot on Arri Alexa.
What fun we had working with Dario! Our team worked with Dario on two different commercial edits and I was really sad when it was all over -- I looked forward to coming into the edit each day because Dario is not only fun to work with, but he's amazing to watch and learn from! What I loved most about working with Dario was that he never says, "no", he works with you to explore potential solutions until he finds one that works. Dario is really the best at what he does and is truly one-of-a-kind; I would highly recommend working with him and hope to work with him again in the future!Annie Maguire, Freelance Senior Copywriter
Yawall Commercial
Great imagery by Steve Giralt, great cut from Union Editorial. A subtle grade to tie it all together. Shot on Phantom