The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl 2017-11-28T00:11:34+00:00

Project Description

Our Contribution

The Danish Girl was filmed in several locations in Europe, including Paris, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. This was our first feature using the 6K Red Dragon format which requires a huge amount of computing grunt. We supplied DIT Anthony Bagley our DIT Vehicle with server based GPU systems and RAID hardware that could cope with the huge data management task at hand.


A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.




DIT Bagley worked in an on- and near-set lab, where Redmags would be offloaded, checked and backed up to RAID storage for a working copy, and then onto 4TB hard drives that were archived to LTO-5 tapes. Images were evaluated in Rec 709 using Sony PVM monitors, and Bagley worked with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for color management and transcoding, since it also would be used for grading. At the end of the day, Bagley provided Cohen and Hooper with graded stills from each setup via e-mail or iPad download. Footage was also transcoded to 1920×1080 DNxHD36 MXF files