How do you feel when you reflect on your career?
I was lucky to meet the people in my life that have helped me get the gigs I have gotten. I may have had some long days and low pay but each project got me one step farther to where I am today. If I had to do it over again I would have worked even harder to learn this craft.
What do you think are good ways to support fellow Editors and Assistants?
I find editors in general keep to themselves and its hard to meet others given that we work so many hours. But when it comes to assistants I find that there are a lot that have skills we can all benefit from. I wish I could hire more assistants on every project I get, it would help them learn new skills and keep them in the business so we all have them as a resource to ease our burdens.
What do you feel are some good editing practices you have shared over time?
Best practice I have shared is organization and consideration of all other crews burdens on a show. Its really important to realize every member of the project is important in one way or another. We also have to do a better job explaining what we do and why we do it.
Have you re-watched any of your early work? How did you feel watching it?
I try to rewatch all of my work at some point later in life to see what I might do differently now and to see what really worked back then. I feel pretty good about what I did and why I did it back then. Of coarse I could do things differently but would I be where I am today if I did things differently? We can never know for sure so its best not to dwell on the past too much.