Shapeshifter, pixel pusher. content creator, image enhancer, sound sweetener, trouble-shooter, and observer.
With over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Tom is a true editing master craftsman. His expertise encompasses all formats: long and short form commercials, documentaries, television shows, music videos, and content for the web. Commencing his career cutting 35mm film at New York’s commercial editing shop, First Edition, Tom was a pioneer in non-linear editing, beta testing one of the first Avid Media Composer systems. He went on to work at the Manhattan Transfer subsidiary Pi Edit before moving west as a freelancer.
He continues to be on the leading edge with his knowledge of HD TV & Web content creation. In addition to Avid, he works with Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop and Cinema 4d.
His roster of clients includes Fortune 100 Companies along with many of Hollywood’s A-list stars: AT&T, Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble, Levi’s, Sony, Avia shoes, Lenny Kravitz, Edwin Collins, Lisa Stansfield, Terrence Trent Darby, and Viacom/MTV Networks where he posted over 100 hours of programming, including episodes of Behind The Music, Buzzkill, and the cult classic Sifl & Olly. Tom is currently senior editor and Head of Post Production at RED, a production and post-production company located in Hollywood, CA. He also is currently involved with the upstart website Leakstv.com.
View his Editorial sample reel here: http://www.tomolsen.net