Into the Edit Suite - Derek McCants

Through the years of my professional journey, from 3/4" Umatic Cassettes to editing through the Cloud! I have always strived to learn and improve at my craft, and in this pursuit I remain inspired by this quote:

“I have been in love with painting ever since I became conscious of it at the age of six. I drew some pictures I thought fairly good when I was fifty, but really nothing I did before the age of seventy was of any value at all. At seventy-three I have at last caught every aspect of nature–birds, fish, animals, insects, trees, grasses, all. When I am eighty I shall have developed still further and I will really master the secrets of art at ninety. When I reach a hundred my work will be truly sublime and my final goal will be attained around the age of one hundred and ten, when every line and dot I draw will be imbued with life." - Hokusai

 

My must have list:

Walls (Not always a given!), and perhaps a window?

Functional Adjustable Chair

More B-Roll

Large Bulletin Board

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Focused Lighting

Good coffee

A confident co-creator with a sense of humour 

Top L - EuroLife, Oslo, Norway, Spring '86 

Top R - Devlin Productions, NYC, NY 1980's

Bottom L - ABC-TV, Gold Coast, Australia. Spring '03.

Bottom Right - E-One Entertainment, Toronto, ON Fall '18