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.
”Small Business Saturdays" / American Express / Commercial Campaign
"What's Your Story" / The Blue Man Group / Commercial Campaign
"Mom/Artist" & "Waitress" / Visa / Commercial Campaign
”Every Drop Counts" / Colgate / Commercial Campaign
"Running Footage & WalkArounds" / Mercedes-Benz USA / Commercial Footage
"Peace of Mind" & "Safe And Sound" / The Honest Company / Commercial Spots
"Run With Fire" / Reebok / Commercial
"Neo Fashion with Selina Gomez" / Adidas / Commercial
”TCA Omnibus” / Showtime / Commercial
”Unintended" / Unintended Productions /Feature Film
"X/Y" / Deconstructed Pictures / Feature Film
"Kilimanjaro" / Deconstructed Pictures / Feature Film
"Failing Better Now" / Walter Pictures / Feature Film
"Protagonist" / Alec Griffen Roth Films / Short Film
"Finger" / Luminada Films LLC / Short Film
"Mistress" / Schenk Productions / Short Film
“The Damned - Don’t You Wish We Were Dead” / Three Count Films / Documentary Feature
"Don McLean - American Troubador" / PBS / Documentary
”Queen Nanny - Maroon Chieftaness" / Action 4 Reel Filmworks / Documentary
"2 Days - Seth Mitchel" / HBO / Documentary Short
"A Football Life - Darrelle Revis" / NFL Network / Documentary Short
"Next Level" Campaign / Lexus / Branded Films
"Stephen Curry" & "Brian Dempsey" / Degree / Branded Films
"TasteMakers" / Swansons / Branded Films
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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! "
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!”