Hello. My name is Tim. I've been editing for almost 28 years now. My dream out of college when I graduated with a degree in Cinema and Photography was always to be an editor. Dark rooms and late nights have always been my most energetic and creative time. I was never interested in production, only post. Documentaries were always my favorite genre of film.
I began cutting 35mm film on a KEM flatbed. I really miss that machine. The tactile way of working, the clicks the splices made on the sprockets, and the danger to your forearms and shirts while working with a guillotine splicer will always be with me. Had to switch to an Avid in the early 90's, but I didn't go without a fight. I'm happy with my Avid. We get along fine. It rarely crashes on me and I don't compare my Avid to my first love, the KEM, anymore.
So, for 28 years I lived in the Ad Agency/TV commercial world. It was fun. I was lucky. I was able to do what I love and do it everyday while providing for my family. During this time I always kept one toe in the documentary world. Usually for passion projects. Now, I'm older. My kids are grown and I feel the documentary format pulling me back in. This time I'm going to listen.