Looking to change gears in the post world. I'll be moving to the LA area early next year and looking into training as a RED DIT. Before spending the money and investing time, I'm looking for feedback from RED users/shooters needs for RED DITs and the job market for RED DITs.
I have a strong technical background and have been working with digital workflows for several years.
I look forward to hearing from you. thanks
Agreed. You won't make a living only doing RED. As a DIT, you will be asked (nay, TOLD) to do alot more than just RED stuff. Depending on how serious you are and what your goals are, you will need to expend a bit of money in Drives, computers, backups and solutions for your clients. Every shoot has different requirements and deliverables. Some of the duties I've been tasked with on my DIT jobs-
On set footage review
1st light pass outputs for edits
LUT creation for the cameras
Exposure advice from the DP
This is all in addition to archiving cards and creating backups.
Don't get me wrong, its a fun gig. I wish I did it more often. But, be prepared to be tasked with more than just the standard DIT duties. Here is a great blog from one of the best-