I’ve been editing client work for more than 10 years, and what I love most about it is working with wildly creative people, with different approaches and expertise. I feel very lucky to be able to refine my craft, helping their vision come to light. “The way we look at it, it’s our job to do this thing the way you want it done and we’re only too happy to be able to oblige.” – Dr Halvorson, 2001 a Space Odessey
As an editor, sometimes I’m sought out by my clientel (cool word, spelled wrong) for my ability to add humor into edits. I’ve been writing, directing, and acting in comedy my entire life, so l’m always excited about comedy projects, and these are some my current favorites.
A feature documentary that I edited alongside director Raymond De Felitta. I was first asked to be the assistant editor of this film, which is based off of a 1960s NBC documentary about race relations in the south, made by Raymond’s father, Frank De Felitta. But after I saw and loved the 1960s documentary, I edited together a cutdown and impressed Raymond and producer David Zellerford enough to get the job as lead editor. Working with Raymond to shape such powerful work was a storytelling master class. It cemented my passion for the editorial process, and my understanding of how story is formed and often created in editing.
Working closely with an assistant editor, I dive into the internet searching for footage and music to rip (steal) in order to visualize a story guided by a written voice over and/or supers. Because of the nature of this work, I need to keep this collection password protected, but it might be a lowercase letter that shows up twice in my initials.