Julie started her career in Los Angeles as a title artist for feature films and television before the digital revolution in filmmaking. Titles and opticals were created by using an optical printer. Title art was printed and animations were made in camera. It provided a great lesson in the fundamentals of how 35mm film was taken through the post production process.
In 2003 she transitioned into creating titles and opticals that were finished as a digital intermediate. As the digital intermediate process began to take over feature post production, Julie used her knowledge of both film post and the digital intermediate process shepherding projects to final deliverables as a DI Producer.
Julie started in the Projection Department at Universal Studios when features were still being heavily distributed on 35mm film although it was clear that digital distribution would become the industry standard. She was able to bring her perspective of bridging the divide between traditional filmmaking and digital filmmaking to the department’s transition into the digital age.