Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5

Ana Florit is your typical Los Angeles-based film editor: among other things, she grew up in the French Alps, moved to Paris, directed a one-hour movie, moved to LA, and has worked on five Sharknado movies, including the most recent, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. You know, your usual run-the-the-mill American Dream story. In Ana’s case, the journey also… Continue reading Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5

Growing Up on YouTube: Video Production, The Next Generation

Sabrina Cruz’s first video on YouTube was a review of a cookie. It was eleven minutes long. To be fair, she was twelve years old. Since then, things have only improved. Sabrina is now one of the most visible YouTubers in the online creator space with over 160,000 subscribers and 10 million views on her… Continue reading Growing Up on YouTube: Video Production, The Next Generation

Misery Loves Comedy: How Comedian Kevin Pollak Cut His Documentary in Premiere Pro

I interviewed comedian Kevin Pollak about taking the reigns on the edit for his new documentary, learning to use Premiere Pro after three easy lessons from Rob Legato. Veteran comedian and actor Kevin Pollak is known for many things: a long career in stand-up comedy, dozens of performances in films like Casino, A Few Good… Continue reading Misery Loves Comedy: How Comedian Kevin Pollak Cut His Documentary in Premiere Pro

Editing for Social Impact: How I Saved the San Gabriel Mountains

(You can also read and comment on this at CreativeCOW.net) (Okay, maybe the headline is a LITTLE strong, but I HELPED.) In the world of corporate video, the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world didn’t come around often for me. I know that’s not true for many people in the “corporate video”… Continue reading Editing for Social Impact: How I Saved the San Gabriel Mountains

What I’ve been working on…

I’ve been cutting a web series called Arson Dogs. The first episode premiered today. Watch it. Dogs are the best*. That’s pretty much all I have to say about that until I’m finished with it. Stay tuned, literally.   *Except for cats but seriously do you see cats doing this stuff heck no.

How Kevin Spacey Helped Me Get Started In Editing

Last weekend I was bingeing on House of Cards (as you do) and after one particularly riveting episode where blank and blank blank-out and they all blank (spoilers/adult situations) I finally noticed a familiar logo: Trigger Street Productions, Kevin Spacey’s production company. Not that it’s terribly widely known I guess, but the logo is burned… Continue reading How Kevin Spacey Helped Me Get Started In Editing

More of What I’ve Been Working On…

I’ve mentioned working on This American Land in previous blog posts. All of season three can now be seen on YouTube, if nature and conversation floats your boat. Here’s episode 302 because I cut most of the stories. The rest (and individual stories) can be found on YouTube.