Having worked on 2 episodes of HGTV's 'Cool Pools', I've been blessed with the opportunity to be the lead editor for the second season of The Cooking Channel's 'Chuck's Eat The Street'. OP (Original Programming) is a unique beast. There is so much familiarity yet none at all at the same time. The goal is to tell a story and even though some of the tools are the same, the equation is a bit different. The knowledge that is gained when working in new formats is priceless. I will say, the most important thing in every format, genre etc. is ORGANIZATION. When ever anyone asks me what I think the most important thing is when it comes to being an editor, I tell them,"The most important thing before you get started on a project is to put the excitement of the edit aside. Organize your assets, create a clear folder structure, organize your project bins and sequences, sync all of your cameras and audio, go through all of your footage and pull out all of your selects. Once you've done all of that, grab that excitement and edit away. When you're not hindered in the edit by organization etc. the creativity flows smoothly and you will always come out with a better product!"
I really need to get better at this "staying up to date" thing. There's been a lot going on since the Masters and I can't begin to list all of the amazing opportunities. So I will just start with what I've been up to recently. I've been freelancing for AMS Studios in Dallas. My role thus far has been editing original programming for HGTV. The show that I've been cutting is called "Cool Pools". On January 1, 2013 the first episode we have completed at AMS aired. It was a real treat to see a full hour long show broadcast of our hard work. Although familiar with the documentary genre, this has been a great learning experience. Another vital tool in my kit. I'm helping finish up our second episode and will then be moving onto other shows. I'll do my best to keep this up to date.
It's been a while since my last update. Things have been busy. I just got home Monday the 9th from Augusta National. I was a video editor for www.masters.com in which we edited and posted feature and highlight content. It was an amazing experience and an absolutely gorgeous place. Because this was a high profile gig with a well run, strong on tradition and owner of everything that's produced on site I will not be able to post any of my work from there. You can however go to www.masters.com or download the mobile and/or iPad to view the features and highlights sections under the video tab. It was such an honor to be a part of such a big and well run event and I will remember it always.
Cancer sucks. It destroys things. Cells, organs, life. So we fight it because there’s really nothing else to do other than give up, and that’s just not the way we’re wired. Instead, we have massive fundraising events like the Cattle Baron’s Ball and try to support men and women who know a lot more about cancer than we do. The American Cancer Society funds a lot of men and women who fit that description.
Several of us had worked directly with ACS at a previous agency, developing the videos for Relay for Life, so when TracyLocke came to us in August we were excited for the opportunity to be involved.
Bryan Faux (CD), Chris Rainey (ACD), Sherry Krekeler (ACD), Jeff Richey (Writer), and the team at TracyLocke had developed a great concept around this year’s Rhinestone Cowboy theme. They laid out their vision for the piece, delivered some rough storyboards, and we went back and put together our plan to execute.