Hello. My name is Isaac, and I'm a video editor.
I’m also a post-production generalist and all-around technologist. But that’s a mouthful. Maybe this will help.
I remember seeing my first movie in a theater when I was four years old. That moment before it starts? It really is the best. Or so I thought. Because when that title sequence fired up... oh man. That was it. I was hooked.
Which might explain why, as a first grader, teachers would pull me from class to LOAD-COMMA-EIGHT-COMMA-ONE their Commodore 64's. Or why I gleefully studied graphics programming for Apple IIe's during the summer break leading up to seventh grade. Or why I started tinkering with Web design on my roommate's Packard Bell moments after its unboxing.
Fast-forward to 1997: I landed my first paid gig in IT with a teleservices firm. Several months later, I became their first, fully-dedicated Webmaster.
In the year 2000, passing pleasantries at a PRSA luncheon led to my position of 17 years: IT Director / Multimedia Specialist for Happee Smith Productions. I was responsible for writing specialty apps in Adobe (née Macromedia) Director and Flash, Web development using Java on the server, and supporting one Avid-based editing suite. Basically, anything tech-related came my way.
In 2003, a video project arrived that was too much for one editor to handle. I volunteered to help, and the rest is history.
Since then, I’ve produced work for a wide range of clients, including:
- Hormel Foods
- Sotheby's International Realty
- Condé Nast
- Jack Links
- McGraw-Hill Higher Education
That one Avid suite eventually became eight multi-NLE suites under my oversight.
And I’ve conducted training on tools such as Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, and Frame.io, along with broad topics such as editing theory, typography, and (yes) title sequences.
Which leads me to this: I’m ready for the next challenge. Could you use someone like me – a peculiar blend of IT and post-production? Do conversations born from pop-culture shorthand excite you? (Are you still here?)
Final pitch: I like telling stories. I like making stuff. But it's like Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis told Janet, I want it to look and sound like you. I want to tell your story. Let's give it a go and see what happens.
And if our work sparks some imagination along the way, I'll be alright with that too.