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Summary

I have been editing in the world of advertising for nearly 3 decades.

After working at Post Houses for twenty years, I was a Freelance Editor for a few years. During that period I was even a Comp Supervisor on a 3D conversion team for a major motion picture.

Now, I have been working on the agency side of things for the last five years. This has allowed me to expand my role into more video project managing, supervising audio sessions, script editing and more.

Specialties include creative/finish editing, compositing, motion graphics, color correction, commercials, corporate videos and I have created and formatted videos for a personalization service called Idomoo.

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Past Work

Work experience

Latcha and Associates

Mar 2015Present

Video Editor

Create videos for Ford, Kia, Subaru, Audi, and Vera Bradley.

Videos created for use on websites, social media or broadcast.

Using Adobe Creative Cloud, and also Idomoo for targeted/personalized videos.

Spot On Edit Inc.

Jan 2014March 2015

Owner / Editor

Freelance as a Creative/Online Editor, Motion Graphic Artist, Compositor/Rotoscoper, and as a Video Production, and Post-Production Consultant.

Independent Contractor

Jul 2009Jan 2014

Freelance Video Editor

Freelance as a Creative/Online Editor, Motion Graphic Artist, Rotoscoper/Visual Effects Artist/Consultant, and as a Video Production, and Post-Production Consultant. 

Speedshape

Mar 2011Jun 2011

Comp Supervisor

2D to 3D Conversion Team / Feature Film

Spy Kids 4

Managing artists. Keep artists supplied with work. Participate in quality control process. Identify problems with composites, and offer insight to artists on how to solve problems. 

Grace & Wild

Oct 1999Jul 2009

Senior Editor

My responsibilities included:  Participating in pre-production meetings to discuss visual effects, shot blocking, script changes, music selection, and overall creative choices. Consulting during the shoot. Organizing elements required for the project. Dividing labor for maximum efficiency.  At the end of the project, I am responsible for the proper execution of the edit process, and the technical quality of the final product.

Skyview Film & Video

Jan 1990Sep 1999

Editor

My responsibilities included: Organizing elements required for the project. Prepping EDL's. Dividing labor for maximum efficiency. Talking the clients through the finishing process. At the end of the project, I am responsible for the proper execution of the edit process, and the technical quality of the final product.

Freelance

Jun 1989Jan 1990

Audio Technician

Freelance audio technician for CNN and Orbis Productions. Responsible for all audio quality of the video production, and assisting the camera man with set up, and lighting.

WSIU-TV

Aug 1986May 1989

Studio Technician

Functioned in a variety of positions including camera operator, director, technical director, editor and master control operator.

Education

Southern Illinois University

Aug 1985May 1989

Bachelor of Arts

Major in Radio & Television Production with a Minor in Business.

Skills

Premiere Pro

After Effects

Idomoo

This is a service that allows you to personalize videos by linking to a database. Many different variables can be included in the personalization.

https://www.idomoo.com

Photoshop

Final Cut Studio

Mocha Pro by Imagineer

Rotoscoping and creating clean backgrounds with the Remove function.