Freelance Assistant Editor | AVID Certified | Background in TV/Film Editing, Media Production, Screenwriting & Musical Composition | 5+ Years Professional Experience in Los Angeles and Atlanta


8/17 – 11/17

Assistant Editor (Avid ) Superstition (Season 1)

SyFy — Scripted (TV) — MVP Films Details
8/17 – 11/17

Key Assist to Supervising Editor on Season 1 of "Supersition" (scripted series for SyFy/Netflix) | Building and maintaining multi-episode Avid Projects and Project Templates for Season 1 | NEXIS media management, workspace creation, storage allocation, and project partitioning | VFX temp composites, keys, mattes, screen replacements, animattes and other effects | Sound Sweetening, SFX pulling, and Audio cutting/conforming for SFX, Music, and ADR | Relaying Supervising Editor's artistic vision for VFX-heavy sequences to artists and producers | Collaborating with VFX Artists/Producers on tracking, designing, refining, and onlining VFX Shots | Cutting room correspondence with multiple Depts (Director, Camera, Art, Sound, and Props) | Making and maintaining Editor's Books (Lined Scripts, Editor Logs, Daily Progress Reports) | Turnover to VFX, Colorists, and Online (DPX, ALE, AVB, EDL, AAF, QTREF) | Turnover to Sound Mixers, Composer, and Music Editors (AAF, BWF, QTREF) | Partnering with other Editors and Assistant Editors on team assignments | Ingesting and Transcoding Raw FTG into Avid/Nexis | Processing Dailies into subclipped, edit-ready scene bins | Generating outputs for network, showrunner, director, producers, and VFX vendors | Cutting/creating "Next Time Ons" and "Previously Ons" for Episodes and Network Promo

6/17 – 8/17

Assistant Editor (Avid) Bossip on WE tv (Season 1)

WE — Reality/Doc (TV) — Asylum Entertainment
6/17 – 8/17
5/17 – 6/17

Editor (Avid) Smartass - Film (Theatrical) (2017)

Gravitas Ventures — Film (Theatrical) — Lost Lodge Productions Details
5/17 – 6/17

Created 'Theatrical Trailer Package' (consisting of 30 sec, 90 sec, and 180 sec spots) for feature film marketing and distribution in direct collaboration with the director and producers. Managed feature assets to consolidate and conform feature sequences into AVID from FCP7. Cut trailers using Avid as primary editing interface. Performed online finishing and exported deliverables using DaVinci Resolve. Delivered final assets to production company.

1/15 – 6/16

Editor (Adobe Premiere Pro CC / Logic X) – Intuit - Content Marketing Team

1/15 – 6/16

Edit a new video series (5-10 videos) every 2 weeks - marketing videos shot as multi-cam documentary/interview footage. Create and edit images published on company web portal. Contribute video concepts, marketing strategies, and production ideas in weekly team meetings

8/15 – 9/15

Composer (Logic X / Reaper) Roast it Again, Sam (2015)

Independent Film Company — Film (Short) — Rising Monkey Productions Details
8/15 – 9/15

Composed, performed and recorded complete musical score for the film in direct collaboration with the producers and director. The score is a blend of American classical elements (orchestral cinematic scoring) with big-band jazz stylings (circa the 1940's). It was directed to be "period-appropriate" and in the style of George Gershwin.

3/15 – 9/15

Composer (credited as RETROMANC3R ) Moments in the Grey (2015)

Independent Film Company — Film (Short) — Fluxfilm Co. Details
3/15 – 9/15

Composed, performed and recorded complete musical score for the film in direct collaboration with the producers and director. The score is hybrid music: classical/orchestral music with electronic/digital elements (ala Daft Punk's score for "Tron:Legacy").

11/14 – 3/15

Editor (Adobe Premiere Pro CC & FCPX) Moments in the Grey (2015)

Independent Film Company — Film (Short) — Fluxfilm Co. Details
11/14 – 3/15

Worked as Lead Editor of the film in direct collaboration with the producers and director throughout the course of post production. Managed two assistant editors and collaborated with Colorists, VFX Artists and DI Specialists throughout post production.

7/14 – 8/14

Composer (Logic X / ProTools) – Carl's Jr. / Hardee's

Commercial/Ad — Squeak E Clean Productions Details
7/14 – 8/14

Composed, performed and recorded musical track for 90 second TV spots featuring Paris Hilton and Carl's Jr. burgers. Track was directed to be southern rock and roll in the style of ZZ Top and/or Jack White (The White Stripes).



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Class of '17

Academy of Media Professionals (at Keycode Media, Burbank)

AVID Certified: Media Composer User
Class of '11

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A. | Major: in Media Production | Minor: Writing for Screen


  • French
  • Avid
  • AVID Media Composer
  • Editing
  • Film Production
  • Media Production
  • Final Draft
  • Screenwriting
  • Google Analytics
  • AVID Symphony
  • Cinematography
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Camera Operation
  • Script Coverage
  • Canon C300
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Red Camera
  • Mixing
  • Avid MC
  • Music composition
  • OSX
  • Assistant Editing
  • ProTools
  • Adobe Premiere CC
  • ADR
  • YouTube CMS
  • A/V Production
  • Logic Pro X
  • Logic Pro 9
  • OmniGraffle
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Canon 5D MkIV
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • Omnisphere
  • Vienna Symphonic Suite