Saba Faridi

Saba Faridi



Work experience

Work experience
Dec 2009 - Present

Assistant Editor (Contractor), National Geographic

Maslow Media Group
  • Responsible for Amberfin (ICR) ingests, file transfers.
  • Working with the Videobank system to deliver files and/or tapes.
  • Duplicating and converting various video formats and standards using decks, cables and a routing system.
  • Logging and media managing project material.
  • Troubleshooting, exporting, outputting and digitizing for Final Cut and Avid projects.
Jan 2008 - Mar 2009

Junior Editor/ Editor

Responsibilities include all Managerial A.E. duties (please see previous job title below) plus

  • Equip production team with any tape stock and field tape labels
  • Collaborate with the Post Production Supervisor and Post Technical Manager on active projects
  • Create string-outs as per the producers' scripts
  • Edit Webisodes for development, corporate and network-based clients.

Editing projects include: Benjamin Moore (2 Webisodes), Brainbox development, Food Detectives Promo, (Webisodes for ceviche, champagne bottle opening, champagne cocktail + 1 Promo), Alejandra Dressing Room Confessions (4 Webisodes), Image Asphalt (:30 spot), Maxcyte, (4 Webisodes)

Feb 2006 - Jun 2008

Managerial/ Lead Assistant Editor
  • Maintain tape library by managing and organizing field tapes and masters
  • Assist producers and editors with voice-overs
  • Responsible for tracking, preparing requests and assisting the invoicing of transcripts
  • Digitize, media manage, sync, batch capture and log footage on Avid
  • Digitize and media manage on Final Cut
  • Ensure string-outs, uploads, outputs, duplication and completion of deliverables
  • Train new assistant editors and manage interns' work-flow
  • Good working knowledge of various HD & SD decks, including XDCam

Credits as AE include: Amazing Waterfront Homes, Animal Planet Expo (2006-08), Benjamin Moore, Brainbox development (various), Camp 9/11, Drug Free America, Field & Stream, Food Detectives (Seasons 1 + 2), Freddie Mac, Highest Bidder (Pilot), Kohler Webisodes, Kohl’s Widgets, Light It Up, Marriage Boot Camp, Meth Mouth, Paul Reed Smith, RV Overdrive, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Small Space Big Style (Seasons 3-5), Space Planning: Kitchens, Stage This House, Surviving History, The Real Estate Pros,  Tough Customers (forthcoming), Wreck N Roll (forthcoming)

Aug 2004 - Dec 2004

Machine Room Operator

Blue Rock NY
  • Assisted producers and editors with tape transfers, dubs and DVD burns
  • Provided support to 20 Avid rooms, including archiving of various projects
  • Maintained extensive music library
Apr 2004 - Aug 2004

Machine Room Operator

Freelance Post Production Assistant

Responsible for tape transfers at progressive companies such as Psyop and Spontaneous

Oct 2000 - Jul 2002

Visual Effects Assistant

Riot! Manhattan
  • Responsible for duplication of completed projects, including PAL/ NTSC standards conversions and high-definition/ digital-analog conversions
  • Provided technical support to the VFX artists
  • Produced photo slides from various tape formats using the Matrix camera
  • Archived Inferno sessions daily
  • Created Quicktime movies for clients using Media Cleaner and Media Transfer software
Apr 2000 - Oct 2000

Client Coordinator/ Producers' Assistant

Riot! Manhattan
  • Managed various duties such as maintaining tape library, helping editors and VFX artists with required tape materials and cataloging
  • Interacted with clients, ensuring their comfort and satisfaction during their sessions
  • Assisted with the organization and distribution of dailies for various series


Aug 1995 - Jun 1999


Queens College of CUNY
  • Cum Laude
  • Member of The Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Queens College Ambassador



Duplication & digitization

Experienced in HD & SD duplication, digitization and outputting in formats and standards. Have worked extensively with Beta, Digibeta, HDCam, HDCam-SR and XDcam. Complementary knowledge of DVD Studio Pro, Compressor & MPEG Streamclip.

Conversational Urdu

Microsoft Office

Conversational Spanish

Final Cut Pro


Includes Xpress Pro, Composer and Symphony Import/ export quicktimes in conjunction with Sorenson Squeeze