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Lucas Seibel Video Editor

film/video editing
& color correction

experienced film/video editor and colorist – and biking enthusiast – based in Salt Lake City, Utah, available for freelance video production and post-production projects.

skills

experienced post-production services

video editing

Experienced editing skills (Premiere, Avid, Final Cut) – along with a practiced talent for frame composition – will turn your raw footage and storyboard into a seemless presentation. Looking for a little creativity? Discretionary implementation of compositing, cross-fades, motion blurs, time changes or other effects can enhance your project.

color correction

It takes a detailed eye and precise color adjustments to turn that day shot into night, to bring sunshine to a cloudy day, and to make your star's eyes ocean blue, and – most importantly – to maintain consistency throughout a project. DaVinci Resolve digital color correction experience on spots, shorts and feature-length projects.

motion graphics

Animated titles, stop-action sequences, and other motion effects can add interest to your video project. Adobe After Effects provides the technology to bring any text or image to life, I bring the creative ideas to make it effective for telling your story. Turn an old hard drive into an alien? Done that. Made Colonel Sanders dance? That too. What can I animate for you?

a bit about me

  • I’m pretty good at what I do

    My current work has me developing classroom instruction videos for a Masters-level online learning program. Before this, I spent 4 years at a post-production company that specializes in TV spots and online video. And I have had the good fortune to have gained additional professional experience color-correcting a feature film; online editing an award-winning indie documentary, producing an award-winning PSA on biking; creating music videos for a singer/songwriter; editing documentaries and commercial videos for a Chicago filmmaker; and interning for a music/interview cable TV show. But I’m humble too. I recognize there is always much more to learn.

  • I work well with clients

    From the time I landed my first paid editing job (while a junior in high school), at my recent positions, and through several freelance projects, I have learned to recognize the balance between my vision and the client’s, as well as the importance of working cooperatively to create the highest quality product.

  • I’m a team player

    Literally. I’m a member of an amateur cycling team. I’ve trained hard, won several events (riding Single Speed), raced in the Utah and Illinois state championships, supported my team – and have had a blast.

  • I get sh*t done

    Need something done? I’m on it. I’m not just a “put in my time” kinda guy. I’ll do what it takes. Need proof? I graduated with a B. A. in Film and Video from Columbia College in Chicago, completing my degree in three years while working part-time. More recently, I’ve held full-time editing jobs while balancing a variety of freelance projects, and fulfilling my passion for bike racing.

Biking

film/video experience

Freelance Production and Post-Production, June 2015 to present

  • Video editing
  • Design, create and add motion graphics
  • Color correction
  • Shooting footage
  • Review, selection and addition of stock video/still photos
  • Script writing
  • Coordination of voice talent

projects include:

Media Production Manager for Online Programs,
July 2017 to present

Production Coordinator for Online Programs,
August 2015 to June 2017

Responsibilities

  • Manage production of video lectures for MBA Online plus other online courses (MSIS, Executive Education, undergraduate)
  • Final edit and color correction of videos
  • Preparation and incorporation of graphics, charts and tables
  • Technical setup for classroom recording
  • Production of promotional videos (airing as TV commercials and web ads) to promote MBA Online Program
  • Production of educational and training videos for Online Program instructors and students
  • Produce live streaming for events and conferences

Achievements

  • Streamlined process which increased production from 2-4 courses per semester to 6-10 courses per semester in the same number of staff hours
  • Train and oversee staff of 10 student videographers/editors
  • Manage IT for work stations (2 PCs and 5 Macs), including setting up and managing shared storage

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University of Utah
David Eccles School of Business

1655 East Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Editor/Producer, October 2014-June 2015
Assistant Editor, May 2011-October 2014

Editing Internship, January 2011-May 2011

Editing Responsibilities

  • Edited supplied video footage to client’s storyboard; incorporated creativity where allowed
  • Designed, created and added motion graphics
  • Color correction
  • Organized footage
  • Reviewed, selected and added stock video footage, as required

Additional duties

  • Met with clients for initial consultations and to review project work through proofing stage to final
  • Project management, prioritizing and scheduling (5-10 ongoing projects)
  • Data management
  • Managed 2-3 interns per school semester
  • Provided IT services for Apple computers & peripherals

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Nolan Collaborative
213 W Institute Place, Suite 508, Chicago, IL. 60610
Contact: Jeff Nolan

clients include: Amtrak, Rotary International, Armour-Eckrich Meats, Johnson & Johnson, Wisconsin Lottery, Nathan's Famous, Le Cordon Bleu in North America, Chicago Architecture Foundation

Online Editor & Colorist, Winter 2015, d.b.a. Nolan Collaborative

Let's Have Some Church Detroit Style, feature-length documentary, winner of the People's Choice Award at the Freep Film Festival, March 2015, Detroit, MI; aired on PBS in over 100 markets.

Andrew Sacks
Producer, Director

Editor, Winter 2015, You Are Not Alone Productions, LLC

You Are Not Alone, independent feature-length horror film

Derek Mungor
Producer, Director

Additional Color Correction, Fall 2012

Devil in My Ride, a feature-length horror/comedy that opened the Terror in the Aisles Film Festival, November 2013, Chicago, IL

Gary Michael Schultz
Co-writer, Producer & Director

Director of Photography, Editor, Producer, April 2009-2010

Freelance editing on artist documentaries and commercial projects.

Hexagram Productions
1528 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Contact: Gary Marks

Teaching Assistant in Post-Production Center, Jan.-May 2011

  • Troubleshoot with students, perform dubs and quality checks, monitor and maintain computer labs for editing students
  • Film to tape/digital transfers for students using Bosch FDL 60 Telecine
  • Color correction of student dailies using DaVinci Renaissance 8:8:8

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Columbia College Chicago
1104 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605
Contact: Nik Vlahovich or  Dennis Keeling

Director of Photography, Editor, December 2010, freelance project

Shot and edited a commercial for an iPad application for the company website.

Demibooks
9299 E Falling Water Dr., Burr Ridge IL 60527
Contact: Rafiq Ahmed

Editing Internship, Jan.– Oct. 2009

Edited segments from band interviews for the company website and iTunes.

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JBTV
318 West Grand, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60610
Contact: Tim Rusin

Production Assistant, April & July 2006

On Take 2, a feature-length comedy that premiered in Royal Oak, Michigan, in September 2007 and was featured in several film festivals.

Compass Films HD and Detroit Radio Pictures Production
Plymouth, MI
Contact: Tom Chaney

view my reels

a small sampling of my recent projects
Why Do You Ride PSA

accomplishments & education

  • Accomplishments
    • Recipient, Leadership in Ethics Education Award from Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative; 2017-2018
    • Selected as Up & Coming Editor, Screen Chicago; January 2013
    • Winner, BikeChicago PSA Contest with Why Do You Ride screened at Bike Chicago Movie Night in Millennium Park; Also filmed and edited ABC Quickcheck contest entry; June 2013
    • Advanced Practicum, Columbia College Film & Video Department, Selected for participation to provide color correction on two films, and color-correction consultation on a third film; Fall 2010
  • Education

    Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
    B.A. Film and Video, Magna Cum Laude
    Emphasis in Editing, Motion Graphics, Color Correction

  • Awards

    National recognition for Samsung Fresh Films Youth Fest, “Blast Off Your School’s Creativity: Multimedia” category
    Produced, directed, shot and edited a short film as an Advanced Video Production class project at Plymouth High School (Michigan) that was awarded $1,000 scholarship grant.

looking to hire a competent, creative video editor?
need post-production help on a project?

based in Salt Lake City, Utah

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