Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a good editor?
Yes. This is my favourite question.
What have you worked on previously?
Some incredible projects featured on this website.
Most of my experience is long-form non-scripted
(feature length docs, tv-docs, branded docs, doc-series)
and short format scripted work (short films, music videos)
You don't have my exact project on your resume already. Are you going to be able to cut what I imagine?
With many years in the industry chances are I'll be able to show previous experience in the genre/style. Do ask.
You have a non-Anglo name. I hesitate to trust you.
I have lived in Toronto for 10 years and worked in this industry since 2011, I know the culture and landscape very well by now.
I don't think I can afford a senior editor.
Junior at heart. Agreements are best reached at expensive dinners.
Jokes aside - some of the most enjoyable projects I have worked on have been self funded.
How do you like to work?
I work really well independently and need minimal supervision to stay on goal.
After creative discussions I watch all the footage and make a rough cut with all the fresh ideas from that (Due to schedules shrinking this workflow is for feature work more than TV)
Trust the process - the results have always been amazing and full of discoveries for everyone.
I enjoy mutual respect and trust so we can do our best work together. I like clear communication and friendly tone above all else, the workflow will be figured out based on the project.
Can you read my mind or just the script?
I go back and forth until I find something useful.