Destination Heaven

I am the Media Manager – DIT for Destination Heaven, a new TV show produced by Sony Pictures Television. This was shot in Lexington, KY Summer of 2022 and will be broadcast Spring/Summer of 2023.

Dean Batali (That 70s Show) is the Showrunner. Harry Lennix and Doug Jones are the Stars.


Destination Heaven


Media Manager-DIT

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Production Company

Born Free Entertainment


Dean Batali

Equipment (Client’s)

Hardware (My Gear/Kit)



  • Offload data using ShotPut Pro to 2 x 48TB OWC Hard Drives and LaCie 2TB Rugged Hard Drives
  • Log data into MicroSoft Excel Card Log
  • Transcode footage
  • Organize footage by Scene, pull Selects from Atomos Recorder, put into Premiere Timeline, compress, output, upload to servers every day for 6 weeks
  • Put data on Shuttle Drives and FedEx to Post in LA every few days

Type of Production



When the trailer is uploaded, I will post it here.

Behind the Scenes Photos from Destination Heaven

Below are a few Behind the Scenes photos from the shoot.

  • office outside
  • office inside
  • card transport pouch with exposed media inside
  • card transport pouch with media offloaded inside
  • codex case open and closed
  • Destination Heaven codex top, side, and interface head
  • card reader with codex and dailies
  • codex inserted into reader
  • shuttle drives as 3rd copy
  • Chris Rogers and Harry Lennix bowling at the Wrap Party
  • bowling scores
  • bowling prize

Description of My Work for Destination Heaven

I am the Media Manager – DIT. I collected all the video and audio files and cloned them onto various hard drives. My job is to ensure the integrity of the data thru the Production Pipeline. I created a string out of the best/starred takes, edited them into a timeline, compressed, and uploaded to Sony’s proprietary server after every day’s shoot.

Sony produces this faith-based tv show. I got my degree in MultiMedia from West Los Angeles College, next door to Sony in LA/Culver City, CA.

I am already friends with Doug Jones on Facebook and then this job popped up. I am so glad we got to talk over lunch for several days. Harry Lennix is amazing. I have been a big fan of his work since ER.

Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television Inc. (abbreviated as SPT) is an American television production and distribution studio. Based at the Sony Pictures Studios complex in Culver City, it is a division of Sony Entertainment‘s unit Sony Pictures Entertainment.

SPT’s history goes back to 1947, when Pioneer Telefilms was founded by Ralph Cohn, whose father Jack and uncle Harry co-founded Columbia Pictures. Pioneer was bought by Columbia and renamed Screen Gems in November 1948, reincorporated as Columbia Pictures Television on May 6, 1974, and merged with sister studio TriStar Television (formed in 1986 and relaunched in 1991) to form Columbia TriStar Television on February 21, 1994.

On September 16, 2002, Sony Pictures Entertainment renamed the American studio as Sony Pictures Television and its international division as Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI)).

In summer 2007, SPT introduced The Minisode Network, a digital channel for MySpace airing shows from the 1960s to early 2000s from four to five minutes. In winter 2007, The Minisode Network was also added to a few more sites including AOL TVYouTube, and its then-sister site Crackle.

In 2008, SPT bought Hilversum, Netherlands-based production company 2waytraffic, international holders of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? franchise.

On January 14, 2009, SPT acquired Embassy Row, a television and digital production company by British television producer Michael Davies. Fourteen days later, SPTI acquired a 50% stake in Colombian independent TV production company Teleset.

Three months later on April 1, Sony Pictures consolidated its US and international television divisions under one roof under SPT brand. Sony Pictures Television International now operates in-name-only.

More examples

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