John Burkhart is a DIT and Post Production Specialist based out of Chiang Mai Thailand. He’s worked for the past 20 years in various and curious roles in the Film and TV industry. After graduating with a film degree from the University of California Santa Cruz, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a broadcast engineer for Warner Bros Television, getting deep into Avid and Discreet Logic systems.
In 2000, He then took a hard turn to the east, and turned a week-long vacation in Thailand into a four-year series producing and editing a travel show throughout Asia for Star TV. He then moved back to California for a three-year stint as the Editor-in-Chief of Videomaker Magazine.
He then returned east again to spend several years in Singapore as the Director of Post-Production, and Adjunct Professor for New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia, teaching Color Correction, Editing, and Digital Workflows at the graduate level.
He’s since returned to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he is working as a freelance DIT, teaches master classes on DIT related topics, and consults on custom digital workflows for feature films.
Along the way he discovered his love for the technical side of filmmaking blended well with his love of teaching students, to make some unique and compelling classes.
John’s Feature Film credits as DIT and Assistant Editor include:
2015- Hard Target 2
2015- The 5th Wave
2014- Man with the Iron Fists 2
2014- Twilight over Burma
2013- No Escape
2008- Bangkok Dangerous
2005- Vampires: The Turning
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