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Aug 1999Present

Executive Producer, Editor, Underwater Cinematographer

Pied Productions, Inc.

Producer and editor at Pied Productions, Inc., a production company specializing in commercials, web promos, video game trailers & underwater videograpy.  Have acquired underwater footage in exotic locals such as Borneo, Galapagos & Philippines.

Apr 2010Present

Editor / Finisher

Sideshow Production

Editor / finisher for video game trailers (Konami / Ignition Entertainment / Warner Bros.) and toy commercials (Kids Bop / Jakks Pacific / Toys R Us / Skyrocket Toys).  We had over 25 commercials on air during the 2011 Christmas season, many shot on RED.

Jun 2012Present

Online/Color Correction

The Ant Farm

Color correction and online freelancer.  I have worked on several projects for them including YouTube's channel launch,work for GamesCon, as well as video game & theatrical trailers.

Apr 2013Jun 2013

Post Supervisor / Editor

LikeMineDid Media, Inc.
Brought in at the 11th hour to rescue 2 episodes (plus correcting/re-doing the deliverables on one more that was incorrectly done) of Worlds Deadliest that were extremely overdue due to a previous Post Supervisor. In addition to fixing many bizarre errors & media missmatches, prepped the shows for online, & created all the required logs for delivery to NatGeo Wild in a very quick turn around. Recently, cut a polished 11 minute "Act 1" presentation for a Nat Geo Wild spec show in 3 days.
Mar 2013Apr 2013


RPG Productions

Currently creating a 40 minute IMAX cut of James Cameron's new 90 minute documentary Deep Sea Challenge (in post) as well as creating a 30 minute IMAX cutdown version of 44 minute Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic for the Destination Theater at Niagara Falls.

Feb 2005Dec 2012

Perma-lance “Preditor” (Producer / Editor) / Finisher

THQ, Inc.

Wrote, directed, edited various video game promos, vignettes, making-of’s, documentaries, developer diaries, & short subjects for their in-house production department for distribution on TV, web, & game discs, in HD, NTSC, & PAL.  Was the in house answer man for all questions on formats, standards, conversions, specifications, & troubleshooting for our projects and hardware.

May 2012Jun 2012


Spinning Plates , Inc.

Created 2 commercial packages for DisneyXD's Jungle Book & Sonic Underground TV shows inducing combo ads, cutdowns, bumps & menus.  Edited, color corrected & output the commercials for broadcast.

Jan 2007Mar 2007

Freelance Editor / Finisher

Fortitude Editorial

Online Editor for Discovery channel shows (Made in America, Instant Beauty Pageant).  Freelanced out to the Soul Train Music Awards to prep all videos for the live-to-tape recording as well as conforming the final to a 2 hour broadcast master with commercial breaks (in 2 1/2 days!)

Jan 2003Feb 2005

Perma-lance Editor / Symphony Editor

Media Island

In house Avid Symphony (Mac) editor/finisher working with ABC Family Jetix kids block promos as well as various PBS, Bravo, & Discovery Channel on-lines.

Oct 2004Jan 2005

Freelance Editor / Smoke Editor


Created a 30 second theatrical trailer for the 2005 Academy Awards Show on Avid Adrenaline & Digital Fusion.

Re-built the spot in HD 1080 24PsF using Discrete Smoke for transfer to film & worldwide distribution.

Feb 2003Nov 2003

Freelance Online Finisher

Primedia Productions

Online color correction & finishing of several "clip shows" such as Wild Weddings for Cheri Sundae Productions.  Prepped and exported audio files for sound editing.  Laid final cut to tape.

Sep 2002Feb 2003

Freelance Editor / Symphony Finisher

Post Solutions

Editor & finisher for various day to day projects including Dr. Phil, ABC Family, Disney Channel, DVD movies, etc.

Feb 2001Nov 2002

Perma-lance Symphony Finisher / Editor

Studio Symphony

Symphony online editor for Travel Channel, MTV, Discovery Channel, National Geographic & PBS shows.

Aug 1999May 2000

Post Production Supervisor / Editor

Project Management – LBE Inc.

Supervised the post process, on-lining / finishing work as well as the editorial staff for two 360 degree film attrractions (9 Screens).  One was for VW's Autostadt exhibit in Wolfsburg, Germany and the other for Sony's Music Box exhibit in Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.  Also designed & edited a five screen pre-show for that exhibit based upon the history of Berlin.

Aug 1992Aug 1999

Video Editor / Lead Motion Base Programmer

Iwerks Entertainment

Editor of all promos, preshows, main shows and compilations for Iwerks attractions and productions shown worldwide, using linear (CMX-style) and non-linear (AVID & Speed Razor) edit systems.  Design, assembly & integration of two, in-house, on-line video edit bays.  Supervised telecine and online sessions in NTSC & High Def.  Responsible for creating over 40 ride motions for their "Turbo Ride", Motion Master, 6-DOF simulation theaters that were exhibited worldwide.


Aug 1988Jan 1991


California State University, Los Angeles

Minor in Computer Science

Aug 1986Jun 1988


Ambassador College


Hardware Experience
Mac & PC Waveform / Vertorscope Multiple tape decks: D5 HDCAM SR Digibeta BetaSX BetaSP Umatic HDV DVCAM DA-88
Avid Unity
Fully versed in administration & use of the Avid Unity.  From creation of projects, assigning access rights, to clean up and maintenance.
Started old school with linear editing on a CMX controller with UMatic tapes. (Ah, the solid sound of doing a dissolve with 3 decks!)  Upgraded the system with an Aladdin DVE and Betacam SP decks.  Then moved into non-linear ('95) with the inSync Speed Razor and Avid.  Transitioned to online & finishing work in '01 and have been honing my skills ever since.  Currently working exclusively in HD with most of my commercials being shot on RED,
Software Experience
Photoshop After Effects Digital Fusion Syntheyes 3D tracker Boris FX particleIllusion Sapphire Sorenson Squeeze Cleaner XL Procoder Encore MS Office
Color Correction
From matching cameras, legalizing SD & HD, to creating a "look", I can do it all on the Avid Symphony.  The Media Composer's CC also works for smaller projects.
Avid Symphony Nitris DX
Skilled in creating a broadcast legal, balanced, beautiful finished product whether it is for promos, programs or on the net.  (v6.0 - Also skilled in all other flavors of Avid Media Composer.)


Christopher Folino

Testimonial is at the bottom of the VisualCV.

James Beaton

Fernando Velloso

Testimonial is at the bottom of the VisualCV.


As a professional editor for over 19 years including 15 as an online editor, I have experience in film, television, commercials, theme park attractions, web promos / featurettes as well as the odd "unclassifiable" job here and there.  Whether it is color correcting a show for air, crafting a documentary, cutting the next big video game commercial, or even creating a winning sales sizzle--this is my element!My goal is to bring my rockstar experience and skills as an editor to every project without the "artiste" drama.  I am friendly and easy going while being extremely detail oriented & creative.  With my online & broadcast commercial experience, I am very comfortable working with a producer over my shoulder as an editing team or going solo as a Preditor (producer / editor).  I also strive to find innovative ways to make my (and my co-workers) work as efficient as possible.

Editing Samples


Detail oriented, friendly, knowlegable, dependable, excellent communication skills, professional, responsible, self-motivated, enjoys challenging work, quick learner, all around tech-geek with a special focus on video & computers.


SCUBA diving, Dive travel, Homemade Beef Jerky, "B" Science Fiction & XBox Achievements


Fernando Velloso

Video Services Director THQ

“It might not be the standard, but I have to start this recommendation by saying that Paul is an extraordinary human being. He is the most knowledgeable guy I've ever worked with. He has the attention to detail and know how that only the best finishers do. He is definitely a rare find in a labor market where upcoming talent can very frustrating to work with. His technical background and instinct help him achieve always a very professional result. What truly impresses me the most is how humble he is, and the positive energy he brings to table. I’ve never seen Paul in a bad mood, and his work ethics are amazing. In cases when we have been confronted with very hard technical difficulties, he has been our go-to guy, and he has always delivered even during very stressful situations, and under tight deadlines.”

March 29, 2012

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

First hired Paul as a Editor / Finisher in 2005, and hired Paul more than once

Christopher Folino

Owner, Sideshow Production

Paul's more than just an editor, he's also a great producer. He's your team player that you need who can take footage that's not great and make it shine. And when you give him excellent footage , he'll take it to another level. I highly recommend Paul, but only when it's a slow season. Otherwise, I want him back in the edit bay at Sideshow.”

March 1, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

First hired Paul as a Writer/Editor in 2008, and hired Paul more than once

“Paul is hands down one of the top editors in the industry. He's a dedicated and creative individual whose been our sole editor on all our high end projects, from TV spots to video game trailers for years now.


Eagle Scout

Boy Scouts of America