Passing: Goldcrest Post's Jay Tilin
March 10, 2020

Passing: Goldcrest Post's Jay Tilin

NEW YORK CITY — With sadness, Goldcrest Post has announced the passing of post industry pioneer Jay Tilin. His passing took place on February 12th following a long illness. Head of production at Goldcrest Post since 2017, Tilin worked in the industry as an editor, visual effects artist and executive for 40 years. His many credits include the Netflix series Marco Polo, and the series Treme and True Detective for HBO.

“Jay was in integral part of New York’s post production community and one of the top conform artists in the world,” notes Goldcrest Post managing director Domenic Rom. “He was beloved by our staff and clients as an admired colleague and valued friend. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and all who knew him.”

Tilin began his career in 1980 as an editor with Devlin Productions. He also spent many years at The Tape House, Technicolor, Riot and Deluxe, all in New York. He was an early adopter of many now standard post production technologies, from the advent of HD video in the 1990s through more recent implementations of 4K and HDR finishing.  His credits also include the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, the Sundance Channel series Hap and Leonard, the PBS documentary The National Parks, and the Merchant Ivory feature City of Your Final Destination. He also contributed to numerous commercials and broadcast promos. A native New Yorker, Tilin earned a degree in broadcasting from SUNY Oswego.

Tilin (11/27/1957 – 02/12/2020) is survived by his wife Betsy, his children Kelsey and Sam, his mother Sonya and his sister Felice (Trudy). He is preceded in death by his father Sam.

Goldcrest Post will host a memorial event on March 12th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at its facility, located at 799 Washington St. New York, NY 10014.