As anyone in the film, television or advertising industry will tell you, editing is an art. They learned this, not from good experiences but specifically from bad experiences. A skilled editor understands the subtleties while maintaining the big picture. A skilled editor can find the words & story behind the images. A skilled editor can breath life into single moments and make them flow organically, till one could not imagine them existing any other way. But since it is the editor’s job to not be seen, to not call attention to himself, one can only see these merits when confronted with the polar opposite: An inexperienced editor.
From the moment I touched my first flatbed, it has been my goal to cherish the art of editing. Before I even understood what those words meant I was determined to discover their meaning. To labor over every frame, every cut, every read, every shot till I had absorbed the difference between a good and bad cut. To internalize those discoveries into instincts and apply them into every piece I worked on, no matter how large, or small.
With a background in film, screen writing, acting, music and technology; editing was a natural fit for me. It encompassed many of the things that I love most. Visuals. Screenplay writing. Acting. Musical timing. And my penchant for gadgetry and puzzle solving. It’s the one time I get to run on all 4 cylinders and tell visual stories that captivate and flow till one could not imagine the result constructed any other way.
Editing for me is the discovery of possibilities.
Samples of my work. Feel free to peruse at your leisure.
…..and where I learned it.
After 14+ years of “on the job” editing experience I have learned quite a lot and continue to grow.
“Film editing is now something almost everyone can do
at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher
level requires the same dedication and persistence
that any art form does.”
– Walter Murch
Magical Thinking, LLC.