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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Freelance Production and Post-Production, June 2015 to present
Media Production Manager for Online Programs,
July 2017 to present, working remotely since March 2020
Production Coordinator for Online Programs,
August 2015 to June 2017
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
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
Editor, Winter 2015, You Are Not Alone Productions, LLC
You Are Not Alone, independent feature-length horror film
Additional Color Correction, Fall 2012
Gary Michael Schultz
Co-writer, Producer & Director
Director of Photography, Editor, Producer, April 2009-2010
Freelance editing on artist documentaries and commercial projects.
1528 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Contact: Gary Marks
Teaching Assistant in Post-Production Center, Jan.-May 2011
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.
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.
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
Contact: Tom Chaney
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
B.A. Film and Video, Magna Cum Laude
Emphasis in Editing, Motion Graphics, Color Correction
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.