Things I learned as an editor

Things I learned as a video editor – Be Overly Honest.

This is my first post on what I have learned being an editor since I started working professionally in 1994.   I have been blessed to have absorbed so much by working next to clients all these years.

Final Cut X

FCPX gets its first upgrade to 10.0.1

This is probably the quickest update I have seen in a software yet. 🙂

Spot Highlight

‪INSIDE — Day 1‬‏ – YouTube

Another great film edited by the talented Josh Bodnar. This film is different as you get to interact with the film through the social network, this is part one of eight. Great edit Josh!

Here is the breakdown sent to me by Josh:

Directed by D.J. Caruso ( DisturbiaI am Number FourEagle Eye) alongside Oscar-winning cinematographer Mauro Fiore (AvatarTraining DaySmokin’ Aces) and starring Emmy Rossum of Showtime’s Shameless as Christina, the main character.

Christina, a 20-something girl, has been trapped in a room left with a laptop and an internet connection. With no idea of how she got there, Christina mobilizes her social network to call on friends to help figure out clues on where she’s being held.

The film “Inside” premiered yesterday and is unveiled in 8 films over the next 10 days through social media platforms Facebook, Twitter,You Tube and the inside experience website. The films will be released every couple of days giving the audience more information, as well as clues from Christina via her Facebook, to participate in the films.

Enjoy the Inside Experience social film!
Check it out and get involved.

via ‪INSIDE — Day 1‬‏ – YouTube.

Cool Inspirational

Gentleman Scholar’s – Aston Martin ‘Reverie’

A beautiful spot created by Gentleman Scholar and The Whitehouse.

Here is a link to a full write up of this piece along with shot breakdowns and art boards. Make sure to check out their demo reel as well on their home page, it is very inspiring and awesome: Gentleman Scholar.

I would like to send a special thanks to the talented Josh Bodnar for sharing this link with me, he was also the editor for this Aston spot. Congrats Josh, keep up the great work! 🙂

Video Work

Latest Project – CLOUD – The Marine Mammal Search and Rescue Dog – Documentary

The full length documentary about the first air-scenting marine mammal search and rescue dog in the world.
Production Company: Quintex Productions in association with Jolly Roger Images, Inc.
Director of Photography/Producer: Roger Prehoda
Associate Producer and Narrator: Lori Smith
Editor: Deyson Ortiz
Media Consultant/Trainer: Nery Ynclan

Cool Studios

Beautiful work by Viewpoint Creative.

I believe that the work this Boston based company is producing is awesome!

Make sure to click on the fullscreen button to get the full effect.

Cinemax – 2009 Yearender from Viewpoint Creative on Vimeo.

Nat Geo Wild Channel Launch 60 from Viewpoint Creative on Vimeo.

2009 Agency Demo from Viewpoint Creative on Vimeo.

Make sure to visit their website and see more of their ingenious work: Viewpoint Creative

Their company blog can be found here, very entertaining as well: Viewpoint Creative Blog

Cool Inspirational


I thought this was an amazing reel by Markus Lundqvist.


Markus Lundqvist Reel / Montage 2010 from Markus Lundqvist on Vimeo.