Tag: comedy

Editing

Tony Hawk’s Doctor

July 20, 2012

I’m editing a Yahoo comedy short that my buddy Jake wrote and directed. Luckily, he’s a comedic genius so there’s plenty of great stuff to work with. And that’s my biggest obstacle right now… deciding on what to keep and what to discard. As a ‘seasoned’ editor I feel that I can cut almost anything together, but content is king so we have to focus on making this film the best it can possibly be. Even if it means getting rid of hilarious lines and performances for the sake of the best overall experience.

Tony Hawk Comedy

Furthermore, the footage looks great (see above) and the sound is top quality. Everybody did an amazing job and the ball is in my corner now. I know, from what I already have, that I will not disappoint and I cannot wait to plug in the finished piece on its release date. It’ll be right here with a quick update. Very soon…

July 30, 2012 update: Tony Hawk’s Doctor

Editing

Breaking (In) The Mold

April 26, 2011

I recently finished editing, along with some visual FX work, a very funny and fresh short film titled The Break In. This comedic gem has all the elements that appeal to me: smart writing, great acting (Selma Blair and Jason Ritter), perfect use of a single location and a surprise-filled story line.

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And just when you think you’re on the right track, things get even more absurd. I really enjoyed working on this project and I have a feeling that people won’t be able to stop laughing once they get a chance to watch it.

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Design, Motion Graphics

A Fish Called Tornado

April 21, 2010

I just finished adding special effects to a Western comedy titled “Tornado the Goldfish Sheriff”. The six episodes were already edited so adding only the finishing touches to the cut was a nice departure from my usual workload. There were a few scenes that needed muzzle flashes, bullet hits, impacts, gun smoke, dust, rain, and all the other elements that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Once I finished compositing the above mentioned pieces, I closed the shades because it was time for a little TLC. I added a subtle vignette along with some dust speckles, film scratches and a sepia toned color grade. Here are three examples with a breakdown of the process.

I was also asked to design the title cards for each episode. After a few design ideas, some more peeks and tweaks, we all felt pretty good about this old Western poster-looking card.

The series will launch online in the near future so you don’t have to wait too long to witness all the madness. Until then, here’s a quick recap of today’s examples.


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Editing

Sex Text

April 18, 2010

…tells the story of three roommates, as they lose their senses in the world of digital relationships. It’s been a while since I worked on this short comedy and I was pleasantly surprised to find it as a digital download on Film Baby.

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