Brian Quandt

Brian Quandt

Greater Los Angeles Area
Media Production

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Brian Quandt's Overview

  • Hollywood Media and Technology Advisor at Hollywood Industry

500+ connections

Brian Quandt's Summary

For over two decades Brian Quandt has been a pioneer of visual and interactive technologies. He has put his considerable expertise to work developing new technologies and award-winning products that allow audio and video to be experienced cleanly, efficiently, safely and beautifully in a huge variety of environments from on the set of a major motion picture, to an exhibit in the Smithsonian, to web sites and living rooms throughout the world.

Today, Quandt is working with A list talent and commerical brands building new business models which create and distribute content to traditional channels as well as into both mobile and broadband markets.

In 2002, Brian Quandt pioneered the first HD digital dailies system, “RushPlay,” which has been used on the set of many A list motion pictures. .

Most recently, Quandt has provided dailies services for “Casino Royale”, "Southland Tales", “Legend of Zorro”, “Waist Deep”, “The number 23”, “Revolver,” “Shaggy Dog,” “Dark Water,” “Weather Man” and “Around the World in 80 Days,” to mention just a few.

Specialties: Content Rights, data security, compression technologies, feature film production and post production workflow, mobile and broadband distribution

Contact info: mobile 323-743-3639, email

Currently working with AWS cloud platforms, including S3, EC2, and other Amazon infrastructures. Have just released a new cloud based DCP encoder: AutoDCP

Brian Quandt's Experience

Hollywood Media and Technology Advisor

Hollywood Industry

September 2002Present (12 years 1 month)

Entrepreneur and Investor in the Hollywood content and technology sector. Advisor to several companies which focus on media production with large technology requirements. Technology consultant to Hollywood feature film productions. Investor in branded entertainment companies focusing on distribution to new media markets (broadband and mobile).

Brian Quandt's Organizations

  • The Creators Project

    Joint venture between Intel and Vice Magazine, working with emerging artists and technology.


  • MPEG ISO/IEC 11172, 13811

  • DVD Forum

  • Rewritable DVD forum (RDVDC)

Brian Quandt's Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Doctorate Computer Science

    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    • May 2014

    Honorary Professional Degree Computer Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology, recipient, May 2014.

  • Technology and Engineering Emmy

    Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    • September 1996

    Technology and Engineering Emmy awards of the U.S. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 MPEG1, MPEG2, and JPEG as part of the JVT.

  • Computerworld Honors Search for New Heroes

    Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation
    • January 2002

    Computerworld Honors recipient 2002 "Search for New Heroes."
    Sponsored by Don Iwantani, Chairman and CEO Panasonic/Matsushita

  • Hyper Award 1997 and 1998

    New Media Magazine
    • January 1997

    Award of exellence in product engineering and design, MPEG.

  • Appreciate and Recognition for Contributions to the EDS Financial Trading and Technology Center

    University of Texas Austin, College and Graduate School of Business
    • May 1996

    Recognition of contributions and and appreciation from the Graduate School of Business, University of Austin Texas, for the development of the EDS Financial Trading and Technology Center.

Brian Quandt's Skills & Expertise

  1. Video
  2. New Media
  3. Post Production
  4. HD Video
  5. Media Production
  6. Film
  7. Sound
  8. Television
  9. Broadcast
  10. Digital Video
  11. Streaming Media
  12. Broadcast Engineering
  13. Leadership
  14. Mobile Devices
  15. IPTV
  16. Broadcast Television
  17. Data Security
  18. Digital Media
  19. Encoding
  20. Feature Films
  21. Video Compression
  22. Web Video
  23. Early-stage Startups
  24. iOS development
  25. Android Development
  26. Inspiring People
  27. New Markets Development
  28. VOD
  29. Multimedia
  30. Digital Asset Management
  31. Transcoding
  32. Digital TV
  33. Video Production
  34. Video Editing
  35. Cloud Computing
  36. Software Engineering

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