Winkler Consulting Inc. was founded in 2009 by Dean Winkler to produce digital imagery and provide engineering services to the creative community. Based in Lower Manhattan, WCI works with an international roster of technical and creative professionals to create moving images for television, film and immersive experiences. We also provide post production and visual effects supervision for film and television and an array of engineering services including design, testing, management and visualization for image and sound projects.
WCI specializes in applying multi-discipline engineering techniques to help clients better use technology in the service of creative projects. For example, we've increased production and post production efficiencies with rock solid digital workflows, pushed the boundaries of current technologies to create films at unprecedented resolutions and devised and deployed test environments for creative and technical feedback before, during and after productions.
From 2000 through 2009 Winkler was the Executive Producer of Crossroads Television and the CTO of Crossroads Films, a bi-coastal production company known for its distinct creative approach. While there he oversaw production for broadcast and cable networks including Bravo, CBS, ABC, NBC, HGTV, Disney, WE, Lifetime, ESPN, GSN, MSG, Univision, TrueTV, Hallmark, Animal Planet, and others.
From 1985 through 2000 Winkler co-founded, designed, built and operated Post Perfect, a groundbreaking post production facility in Manhattan. Post Perfect set a new standard for excellence in post production service by uniquely blending artistic vision, strong technological capabilities and exacting quality standards. While there he designed and built Mixed Nuts, the first all digital non-linear audio post production facility. Post Perfect began the trend of attracting post production of scripted television programs from Hollywood to New York City. Highlights included shows for Dream Works SKG (Dear Diary, Spin City) HBO (Sex and the City, The Corner) CBS/Paramount (Now And Again) Paramount (Late Line), and others.
Winkler began his career by designing hardware to improve linear editing systems. These included edit system controllers, interfaces and a unique digital-to-analog converter, which was awarded a U. S. Patent. To “test” these devices he collaborated with numerous artists, including Nam June Paik and Phillip Glass, creating a body of video art that is in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Recent pieces include: Race Up Race Down and 140 Characters.
Winkler’s work has been recognized with over 30 Emmy, BDA/Promax, Monitor, ACM Siggraph, Telley, and other awards. He holds B.S and M.S. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a skydiver who has earned a USPA Professional Exhibition rating and a private pilot with Rotorcraft-Helicopter and Glider ratings. When not working he can often be found several thousand feet above New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.