Goldcrest Post has appointed Phil Poli as Director of Engineering. A 20-year industry veteran, Poli will be responsible for overseeing, maintaining and developing technology and infrastructure for the facility. Technology strategy will also be part of his remit.
Formerly with Light Iron, Poli has also held engineering posts with Deluxe and Company 3 in New York. He is an expert in workflows for dailies, editorial, color grading, deliverables and other post services, as well as color science and media formats. His aim will be to keep Goldcrest ahead of the curve in terms of meeting the industry’s evolving workflow requirements. He will also work to expand Goldcrest’s remote services.
“Phil is a multi-talented engineer with a thorough understanding of post-production technology and its impact on artists and clients,” says Goldcrest Post Managing Director Domenic Rom. “He will play a key role in keeping our technology pipeline strong to empower our artists and fuel productivity.”
Poli got his start in the industry as a tape librarian with FX Networks. He later joined Avid as a certified integrator and installer. His background also includes engineering posts with Imaginary Forces, Digital Arts and Rockstar Games.
“I’m focused on taking a proactive approach to technology infrastructure and workflow implementation,” says Poli. “I’m excited about the company’s energy and the commitment of Domenic and his team to innovation and staying one step ahead of our clients’ needs.”