Dig It Audio, founded in 1991 by Tom Efinger, has been a creative audio post production studio for film, gaming, and television. With a new merger agreement in 2014, Dig It has widely expanded its post production capabilities. The recent merger with The Music Playground, The Station, and The Diner, has provided the opportunity for Dig It to now offer comprehensive music services, VFX and motion graphics, and color correction and video finishing in addition to its well established audio post services.

The mission for Dig It is to creatively partner with our clients, offering insight and ideas to better realize the overall creative product. We have a select group of experienced professionals to carry out this mission, and strive to create personal working relationships with our clients.

Our Partner Companies

The Music Playground: Creative Music Licensing, Synch, and Original Music Composition and Scoring for Film, Television, and Advertising; representing some 200 composers, independent bands and artists.
www.themusicplayground.com

The Diner: Hybrid Production Music Library, with a deep catalog of over 20,000 pieces of music, offering editing and customization.
www.thedinermusic.com

The Station: Award-Winning Content Studio
www.thestationmedia.com

Tom Efinger
President, Creative Director
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Abby Savage
Sr. Sound Designer and Supervisor
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Jeff Seelye
Sr. Mix Engineer & Producer
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Jeff Hinton
Senior Mix Engineer
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Blase Theodore
Senior Colorist
Colin Thibadeau
Senior Mix Engineer
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Kevin Dawkins
Sound Editor, Foley Artist
Jackie James
Producer & New Business

Dig It Audio, founded in 1991 by Tom Efinger, has been a creative audio post production studio for film, gaming, and television. With a new merger agreement in 2014, Dig It has widely expanded its post production capabilities. The recent merger with The Music Playground, The Station, and The Diner, has provided the opportunity for Dig It to now offer comprehensive music services, VFX and motion graphics, and color correction and video finishing in addition to its well established audio post services.

The mission for Dig It is to creatively partner with our clients, offering insight and ideas to better realize the overall creative product. We have a select group of experienced professionals to carry out this mission, and strive to create personal working relationships with our clients.


Tom Efinger

President, Creative Director

As founder of Dig It Audio in 1991, Tom brings over 20 years of experience in all aspects of studio and post production sound. Tom received a Grammy for mixing the Best Comedy Album for Lewis Black's Stark Raving Black, and mixed the Academy Award winning Best Documentary Inside Job. With more than 200 feature film mixes to his credit, Tom's experience speaks for itself. Tom pioneered film sound techniques for the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise. He has also worked on custom gaming installations for select clients and multi media pieces for the Guggenheim and Whitney museums. Now as President and Creative Director, with a new merger and an experienced staff around him, Tom looks to the immediate future as an exciting new chapter for Dig It Audio.


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Abby Savage

Sr. Sound Designer and Supervisor

Abby came to Dig It in 1998 and has since completed some remarkable sound work on numerous film projects. She has primarily become a sound design and SFX specialist, and her work can be found on some of the best indie film titles in recent years. Her credits list includes the films Sugar, Goodbye Solo, Inside Job, At Any Price, Sleepwalk With Me and Europa, just to name a few. Abby is also an actor and is most well known as Gina in Orange Is The New Black, and has appeared in films such as Precious and Oren Moverman's Time Out Of Mind.


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Jeff Seelye

Sr. Mix Engineer & Producer

Jeff made his way to Dig It in early 2008 after a stint as an IT specialist and music engineer and mixer. Since then he's been piling up the film and TV credits including projects from the critically acclaimed Beasts of the Southern Wild to the reality TV series Iron Men. Along with being the go-to engineer for ADR, Foley recording and music mixing, Jeff is one of our senior re-recording mixers and sound editors.


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Jeff Hinton

Senior Mix Engineer

Jeff got his start as a mixer and sound designer at the famed Howard Schwartz Recording studios in 1998. Since then, he has worked on numerous TV shows, films, and commercials, including sound designing the Oscar nominated short, Time Freak, and mixing 9 seasons of the History Channel television hit, Pawn Stars. Additionally, he has mixed television spots for clients such as Major League Baseball, Purina, Ruffles, Verizon, Heineken, Nike, New York Lottery, Coca Cola, and many, many others.


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Blase Theodore

Senior Colorist

Blase founded Contact Post in 2007 as a boutique color grading facility, and began to realize that many Contact clients were Also DigIt clients. In 2015 DigIt! and Contact partnered to unify the entire post production spectrum under one roof. Since then, Blase has integrated his color & finishing experience on hundreds of short & long form projects to create a highly crafted and seamlessly complete online experience at DigIt!


Colin Thibadeau

Senior Mix Engineer

Colin Thibadeau is a seasoned sound mixer, designer, editor, producer, and audio technology maven, with over 15 years of experience crafting and telling stories with sound and music. Since starting at The Music Playground in 2005, where he provided music and sound design for Super Bowl commercials as an intern, Colin has mixed and sound design hundreds of creative projects for clients such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, Verizon, Freecreditscore.com, Lays, Major League Baseball, and many others, including Emmy nominated work for MTV, and Cannes Lion winning work for Nashville Tourism.

In feature film and episodic television, Colin has developed a reputation as a mixer of impactful films, an efficient and creative sound editor, and a producer who can assemble and manage creative sound teams for the most complex projects. As a sound re-recording mixer, he’s worked on a number of very strongly reviewed films debuting at Sundance, SxSW, Tribeca, and other prestigious film festivals, including Life 2.0, An Oversimplification of her Beauty, Big Significant Things, and TV series such as Burgers, Brew, and Que, and Z-Nation.

An expert in audio and music technology, Colin has also helped develop unique mix environments for virtual reality and other interactive work, and is thrilled to help solve the toughest of technical challenges for new media projects. He’s even actively engaged in teaching the next generation of sound and music engineers, lecturing in music production at Rutgers University.


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Kevin Dawkins

Sound Editor, Foley Artist

Kevin is kind of a switchblade. Need a composer? Okay, he can do that. What about creative editing for picture? Or sound design? How about foley record? Okay he can do that for you? Graphic design? Whoa.. wait a minute buddy let me ask him…. yeah he can do that for you.

Well, let’s introduce some perspective: as a composer, Kevin has won spots with Hasbro, MTV (VMAs), PNC Bank, freecreditscore.com to name a few. No matter the genre, no matter the product, it’s always instinct and skill set that allow him to lend the missing element to your project.

Working with a talented team on projects like Syfy’s “Z Nation” (he does cool zombie stuff) or the film “Stray Bullets”, even spots like Topp’s “Crunchkins”, or the VR series “Gone”… Kevin brings his feel for creating sonic landscapes to sound design and foley projects.

Rounded out by his flair for visual art, it’s obvious he just needs to be creating . He’s kinda like the Glengarry Glen Ross element to this studio… ABC: Always. Be. Creating. A strategy that’s central to his work, sounds about right.


Jackie James

Producer & New Business

Jackie joined the Dig It team back in January of 2015 all the way from Dallas, Texas.  After studying film production in college, she started her career at a VFX company in Dallas where she transitioned from production into sales.  After 5 years experience working in the advertising community and being immersed in the many facets of post production she was ready to make the move to New York!  Excited to be involved with the diverse projects Dig It works on, she is proud to represent the company as head of new business as well as produce new projects!


Our Partner Companies

The Music Playground: Creative Music Licensing, Synch, and Original Music Composition and Scoring for Film, Television, and Advertising; representing some 200 composers, independent bands and artists.
www.themusicplayground.com

The Diner: Hybrid Production Music Library, with a deep catalog of over 20,000 pieces of music, offering editing and customization.
www.thedinermusic.com

The Station: Award-Winning Content Studio
www.thestationmedia.com