In addition to cinematography I often serve as an editor, both on my own projects and projects for clients. I have edited a feature documentary film, which is now in wide distribution on iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, a short documentary film that won four film festival awards, and numerous projects for corporate and non-profit organizations. Examples of my work are below. Please me to discuss rates and scheduling for your editing needs.
This clip is a scene I edited from a feature documentary I produced & directed (with Mike DeChant). The film is about a paintball game in Oklahoma in which 4,000 people restage the Invasion of Normandy. Dewayne Convirs founded and operates the game. In this scene, he reveals his inspiration for creating the event. The scene picks up at the tail end of the preceding scene.
CLIENT:Double Six Productions DIRECTOR/DPDoug Gritzmacher EDITOR:Doug Gritzmacher
Dewayne (above) had been recently arrested for the illegal possession of a firearm. Combined with the legacy of some poor choices he made in his past, Dewayne was facing five years of prison time. Despite the firearm incident, Dewayne had been working hard to turn his life around. He became an entry-level boxer and was working toward becoming a professional trainer with the goal of one day owning his own gym. I was commissioned by the public defender’s office to create a short documentary highlighting Dewayne’s straight-and-narrow work ethic to be shown to the judge on his trial date. Happily, the film helped reduce Dewayne’s sentence down to six months.
NON-PROFIT EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Each Fall the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosts a three-day golf event to raise money for CF research. The event is attended by family members of children with CF and notable celebrities, including comedian and Daily Show contributor Lewis Black. Black has been a supporter for many years and contributes a comedy show to the event’s entertainment. Also apart of the entertainment is this video. I was commissioned to create a highlight video of the golfing event that is shown to the attendees during the final’s night’s gala dinner. With three days to shoot and one night to edit, the timeframe is short, but the goal is simple: make them laugh.
CLIENT:CF Foundation DIRECTOR/DPDoug Gritzmacher CORRESP.:Elise Carbonaro EDITOR:Doug Gritzmacher
NON-PROFIT EVENT HIGHTLIGHTS
ICANN is the organization that is responsible for managing and coordinating all Internet addressing and domain names. They hold three international meetings a year. I was commissioned to create same-day highlight vidoes of many of the events that take place during each meeting and are then posted to ICANN’s website. This video is of the gala dinner held during the meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica.
NON-PROFIT CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
ICANN is the organization that is responsible for managing and coordinating all Internet addressing and domain names. They hold three international meetings a year. I was commissioned to create same-day highlight vidoes of many of the events that take place during each meeting and are then posted to ICANN’s website. This video is a montage film of the meeting held in Toronto, Canada
NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISING TRAINING
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation survives on fundraisers and the generosity of donors. Most of the money they raise goes toward CF research. When they first started, in the 1980s, the average lifespan of a person with CF was 14 years. Today it’s 35. You don’t survive as an organization for 30 years and engender that kind of success without doing something right, and for the CF Foundation that is having perfected the art of fundraising. The CF Foundation commissioned me to create a series of films to aid new employees with learning their fundraising strategies.