How To Help Flint, MI

Listen to my sister, Laura (Teicher) Bonnell's news report for WWJ Radio in Detroit. I added photos to create a simple but dynamic video that hopefully will bring MORE attention to the ongoing story in Flint.

New Doctor who Promo

In addition, I would direct people to two websites (below) for ways you can get involved and help. One gives information and ways to help and the other is for a fund that was set up to aid the children effected by this disaster.

Top Gear - The Races Promo

Top Gear BBC America Promo Top Gear BBC America Promo Top Gear BBC America Promo

Working with BBCA Writer/Producer Lora Kaminsky is great! We have a light, fun working environment. Putting together the best moments of Top Gear's unknown driver the "STIG" was a challenge. Having Victor Lau on board and BBCA Audio mixer Rich Cutler brought this awesome :60 spot home.

Doctor's Most Heroic Moments

New Doctor who Promo

Editing this promo for the BBC AMERICA show "Doctor Who" made me wish I grew up in England. Such a brilliant show that my teenage self would have loved. Working with BBCA Producer/Editor Michael Novak was a breeze. I was given plenty of freedom to pull the best moments. The finished :30 spot, Doctor Who's "Most Heroic Moments" is filled with fun, energetic, Sci Fy moments the show is famous for. Check it out and add one more FAN or "Whovian" to the list.

Updated About Section

As a video editor I have a strong skill set. Through-out my career I have created detailed and innovative sound design. I enjoy and excel at editing down music tracks creating musical drop outs and moving beats or musical moments to fit a cut. I am experienced at directing voice over talent to get the perfect take on a VO. I have consistently created final mixes that are sent straight out to broadcast.

Last minute color correction, cutting out mattes and tracking shots. I have finished numerous spots to Broadcast Safety standards and I am adapt at creating color corrected “looks” to fix shots or create a “style”.

Creating titles with or with out motion in after effects or any offline editing software. I have a sculpted sense of design and work well in collaborative environments.

In a pinch I can do just about anything related to the multiple dimensions of video editing. I have a great appreciation of mood and pacing and a great eye for the moving image.

What differentiates me is my experience (which has been specifically focused on promo’s), Beyond a skill-set is my general existence… I can fulfill a collaborators needs. I put the work first but do not take myself too seriously. I handle interactions well and get the work done. I have a long history of being the calm in the storm, and providing focus and detail; being the resource that all Producers and Creatives love to work with. My goal - to make them look good and make their jobs easier. Boom!

My Skills:

  • • sound design
  • • music selection
  • • musical cutdown
  • • musical triminga and sound efx editing
  • • directing mixes for broadcast
  • • color correction
  • • fixing shots or creating looks
  • • creating titles with or without motion
  • • work well in collaborative environment
  • • cutting mattes & tracking shots
  • • producing
  • • writing


Hard skills - I work with equal skill on AVID, AVID Interplay, ADOBE PREMIERE PRO CC, FCP 7. I also use Adobe After Effects & Adobe photoshop on a regular basis.

I hope this helps. Happy to talk more, or meet in person, etc.

IFC's Gigi Does It

New IFC Promo: Gigi Does it

Gigi is going to "grab life by the balls". Why, am I imagining her hands are cold? Special thanks to a fun week working with Dennis Shinners. After a week of watching gigi perform her elaborate, passionate and soulful figure skating performance we are just glad that GIGI made it safely off the ice. Watch this video and if you are related to me then you will laugh harder :)

UPDATE: ACTUAL PHILOSOPHY - THE BIG BANG

Update

The latest interviewof the Actual Philosophy series for AEON Magazine is now live. During the interview, Professor Tim Maudlin talks about the big bang and more.

Previous Article

Everywhere online I find articles and websites dedicated to getting your life to new heights. They offer the quick fix or a clever practice to put in place. Now, that is all fine and well but what about actual philosophy. I would like to recommend an online magazine called AEON.

Full disclosure, I just finished an edit session and color corrections on three interview pieces for the Online video section of AEON’s Online magazine. The first of those three edits just went live on Aeon. Here is the Video Link.

The first interview of the series is from Professor Jesse Prinz. Professor Prinz is the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies at the City University of New York, Graduate Center.

Aeon speaks to Professor Prinz about the Philosophy of “Wonder”. In this original Aeon interview, philosopher Jesse Prinz tells Nigel Warburton how wonder makes humans unique.

AEON offers a wide rang of interlocking topics: Philosophy, Science, Psychology, Health, Society, Technology & Culture. The url is: aeon.com/magazine.

I have signed on to many newsletters, online magazines and blogs over the years. Aeon is the first one that I really appreciate reading on a regular basis. They offer thoughtful articles that are short and have a point. I always finish a story having learned something important. They slow down this crazy paced world and look at the bigger story and how it relates to the world.

I will post the additional interviews when are added. Professor Massimo Pigliucci talks about death and Professor Tim Maudlin talks about the big bang.

I really enjoyed doing the color correction for this project. AEON producer Kellen Quinn really wanted to have the final edits color corrected. When we were putting the edit together we did not know if we would have time to even put much more than a basic color correction on the final piece. Working together with a limited budget we made it through to put in an effort to really bring out the image. I think it really helped the final piece, we made a huge difference with only three windows and did all of the color correction in Adobe Premiere 2015. This saved us time and money and also gave us a better quality final video.

Birth of a Video Editor

What is now a common everyday experience for everyone, I can remember that first feeling of excitement and wonder at watching a live image of myself.

I was a 12 year kid hanging out at my mom’s graduate art studio at Eastern Michigan University. My mom created large outdoor sculptures made of steel (you can check her work out at www.loisteicher.net). Her studio was kind of a small shack somewhere on the campus. Separate from other buildings. She shared a studio with another student, video artist Richard Tucker.

I was a budding teen, skipping school with my mom and a bit bored. I didn’t know what to do while my mom worked. Then a neighbor, Richard, rolled in a audio video cart with a large 1981 television. On the bottom of the cart was the latest video camera. My mom picked up the camera and began video taping as Richard and I started goofing around. We pretended to do a news report, reading a campus newspaper. As soon as we started I could not stop looking at the television. It was so strange, at that time, to see myself live on a television; all I could do was laugh.

It was a surprise and kind of exciting. I had never encountered that opportunity; we did not have an audio video department at my middle school. It was truly the fist time interacting with a moving image and it was strange and funny.

It is now so much harder to get that feeling about video these days. Back then, it was pure.

How do we tell stories in this environment? How do we break through the ever-growing buzzing of video. I believe it is with better quality storytelling and a craft persons approach to creating videos.

I notice there are strange small moments in faded video that would probably have been shot on a phone uploaded to Facebook or blogged, and sent out on twitter, without a thought. When I mis-pronounce the artist Rodan as roaden, I can hear my mom cracking up behind the camera.

The world changed in so many ways, big and small, I could not have imagined.As I look back and watch this video again, it makes me realize how much the world of video has changed. We live in a time that is growing deeper and deeper into moving images. I feel as though we are at the beginning of an age equal to the introduction of television. The moving image is everywhere and growing in exposure.

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An Upoming Event

To all of my Detroit family and friends. I would like to suggest a GREAT film that is coming to the Detroit Jazz Festival on September 5th.
11PM Saturday September 5th at 42 Degrees North (Click here).
If you love Music, Documentaries and especially Jazz music. Go To This Film. Great music, animation and Storytelling. "The Case of the Three Sided Dream" is about legendary Saxaphonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk - THE CASE OF THE THREE SIDED DREAM.

IFC's Spoils Before Dying

Critics Quotes Spot of Season 2 of Halt And Catch Fire

“Nobody gives a Norman Mailer flying fug about Fresno Foxglove” Maybe so, but we all love Maya Rudolph. I was lucky enough to put together a IFC promo featuring the hilarious SNL Comedian. Working with IFC producer Kristin Conforth, we pulled together Maya’s best moments from the IFC / Funny or Die show “Spoils Before Dying”. Kristin is a joy to work with and I found collaborating with her easy & fun. Our ideas blended together and we came up with a great spot. Check it out.

ACTUAL PHILOSOPHY

Everywhere online I find articles and websites dedicated to getting your life to new heights. They offer the quick fix or a clever practice to put in place. Now, that is all fine and well but what about actual philosophy. I would like to recommend an online magazine called AEON.

Full disclosure, I just finished an edit session and color corrections on three interview pieces for the Online video section of AEON’s Online magazine. The first of those three edits just went live on Aeon. Here is the Video Link.

The first interview of the series is from Professor Jesse Prinz. Professor Prinz is the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies at the City University of New York, Graduate Center.

Aeon speaks to Professor Prinz about the Philosophy of “Wonder”. In this original Aeon interview, philosopher Jesse Prinz tells Nigel Warburton how wonder makes humans unique.

AEON offers a wide rang of interlocking topics: Philosophy, Science, Psychology, Health, Society, Technology & Culture. The url is: aeon.com/magazine.

I have signed on to many newsletters, online magazines and blogs over the years. Aeon is the first one that I really appreciate reading on a regular basis. They offer thoughtful articles that are short and have a point. I always finish a story having learned something important. They slow down this crazy paced world and look at the bigger story and how it relates to the world.

I will post the additional interviews when are added. Professor Massimo Pigliucci talks about death and Professor Tim Maudlin talks about the big bang.

I really enjoyed doing the color correction for this project. AEON producer Kellen Quinn really wanted to have the final edits color corrected. When we were putting the edit together we did not know if we would have time to even put much more than a basic color correction on the final piece. Working together with a limited budget we made it through to put in an effort to really bring out the image. I think it really helped the final piece, we made a huge difference with only three windows and did all of the color correction in Adobe Premiere 2015. This saved us time and money and also gave us a better quality final video.

Behind the scenes in the Making of Halt And Catch Fire S2 Critics Quotes Promo

Critics Quotes Spot of Season 2 of Halt And Catch Fire

Editing promo’s for AMC Networks is always a joy. The show’s are beautifully shot and the content is great. Working on this “Critics Spot” for the new show Halt & Catch Fire” with Producer William Hartnett was no different. I love the give and take of the collaboration process as producer and editor work together to make a great spot. Bill is great at pushing an editor to find new and better shots and I enjoy the challenge. I think we ended up with a solid edit. My favorite shot is this slow mo dream sequence of actress Kerry Bishe' as Donna Clark.