This are a some of the projects for which I have been the main creative editor.
This music video was done in a series of repeated, improvisational takes which I then edited into one seamless performance, also maintaining and enhancing the energy of the piece itself. While the director did offer feedback on multiple versions of this edit, I was largely given free reign to craft the video into my vision for the project. Incidentally, I also served as gaffer during principle photography.
I find editing, especially projects like this without a strong narrative structure, to be a bit like fitting together a puzzle with a blank face. There is one ideal way to complete it, but it requires serious inquiry to recognize where each piece belongs and why it belongs there. Editing is not my favorite part of the filmmaking process, but on beautiful projects like this one I find it to be a uniquely satisfying creative outlet.
These videos were a series of style tips I completed for the Jacques Elliott brand Instagram account. The footage had already been shot when I was brought onto the project, but there was no real concrete vision. As a result I was responsible for both carving the videos into their concise, snappy form as well as developing a visual style that brought them in line with the brand's funky aesthetic.
I enjoyed working on these videos immensely, because it required a ruthless but calculated trimming of all excess to maintain the humorous tone and information while coming in under the Instagram video limits at the time.