Editing is a craft that I love and no matter what the format, to me it is always about telling a story that engages people. Be it in 30 seconds or two hours. That is the challenge that I love. Working with what you have in the time you have….and making it work.
I started my career in 1997 at Guillotine in Sydney, which is arguably one of Australia’s most respected editing houses. I started out as an assistant, learning the craft of film editing from acclaimed feature editor Alexandre de Franceschi. My training was very much of the old-school variety and I assisted Alexandre on his second feature film, La Spagnola which was a great learning experience on my path to become an editor. I earned my stripes and began cutting Short films, Music videos and TV commercials, working on campaigns for Coke, Daihatsu, Kelloggs, Commonwealth Bank and Gatorade with some of Australias’ best Commercial directors such as Mark Molloy, Keir McFarlane, Josh Frizzell, John Curran and Adam Blaiklock.
In 2002 I cut an award wining short film called Everything Goes directed by Andrew Kotatko and starring Hugo Weaving and Abbie Cornish, which went on to win Best Short Film at The 2004 Inside Film Awards and was the only Australian film selected for the Claremont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2005.
After five years at Guillotine I ventured into the freelance world where I continued to cut both TVC’s and TV series.
In 2003 I accepted an opportunity to work in Asia. I spent a year in Bangkok at Finito cutting TVC’s for the Asian and International market. Finito is one of Asia’s leading editing houses and I considered it a huge compliment to be offered a position there.
In late 2004 I returned to Sydney cutting TVC’s for clients such as Visa, Ford, Hyundai, AAMI, Coke, Kelloggs and IBM, working with some of Australias’ top TVC Directors such as Jonathan Baker, Adrian Hayward, Peter Maguire, Peter Cherry, and Matt Palmer....mixing it up with some TV series, and in 2011 "The Kangaroo Gang"....a 2-part docudrama for BBC Worldwide.
I am currently freelance. Working on TVC's, TV series and whatever other interesting projects that come my way.
So that's it in a nutshell...Be great to do some work with you.
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