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RMT Editing

RMT Editing

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Newtown, Connecticut - United States


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“Passion... I believe a successful editor is successful at being a passionate person, a passionate storyteller, and a passionate craftsman. It is a wonderful feeling to create and at the same time be creative. More than anything, this is what I love to do…”

My name is Richard Tarantino and I am seeking opportunities to work with talented individuals who have an editorial/post-production need.

For the past 10 years, I have worked with video editing applications, ranging from Final Cut Pro 7 to Adobe Premiere to Avid Symphony. I have proficient knowledge and experience in these as well as After Effects and Photoshop and I am a certified user of Avid Media Composer.

Aside from having the technical expertise needed to execute the task, I pride myself as being a passionate storyteller and a consummate professional. Over the years I have worn many hats and faced as much challenges in the post-production environment. And I always welcome the opportunity to face new ones.
Projects I have worked on range from broadcast TV spots to corporate communications to award-winning documentaries. And the occasional photo montage for which I am not ashamed to say. Each has offered me a chance to grow and succeed and learn.

And I look forward to a future I can be passionate about.

-Richard Tarantino

ExperienceBIOGRAPHY

For over 10 years, I have worked with video editing applications, ranging from Final Cut Pro 7 to Adobe Premiere to Avid Symphony. I have proficient knowledge and experience in these as well as After Effects and Photoshop and I am a certified user of Avid Media Composer.

It's not about pushing buttons. Aside from having the technical expertise needed to execute the project, I pride myself as being a passionate storyteller and a consummate professional, always having the producers/directors vision in mind. Over the years I have worn many hats and faced as much challenges in the post-production environment. And I always welcome the opportunity to face new ones.

Projects I have worked on range from broadcast TV spots to corporate communications to award-winning documentaries. And the occasional photo montage for which I am not ashamed to say. Each has offered me a chance to grow and succeed and learn.

I look forward to a future I can be passionate about.

In 2006 I graduated from The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan with a BFA degree in Film, Video & Animation. There I studied directing and editing and was exposed to the core aspects of film production and storytelling. I successfully completed five short films, including thesis film, entitled "In The Clearing" which I directed, produced, and edited. "In The Clearing" won the "Human Spirit Award" in the 2006 Dusty Film Festival and was nominated for "Best Editing".

In 2007 I began working at EVTV; a 30+ year Stamford, CT-based video and corporate communications production company. In addition to being lead editor, I oversaw technical aspects of production and post-production. Worked daily with various applications like Premiere, Final Cut 7, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, Encore and others. Built a mac-based in-house edit suite. Worked various crew positions for ENG, interviews, and conferences, i.e. camera, grip, lighting, sound, DIT.

I also developed key skills in motion-graphics design and post-production workflows for numerous projects, documentaries, live events, corporate communications, commercials and web videos.
In 2014 I studied and became AVID Media Composer user certified and have since become a freelance editor, offering my services for a multitude of companies in broadcast, film, video, and corporate production.

I currently reside in Newtown, CT.
EducationSchool Of Visual Arts (SVA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video
- GPA: Above 3.5
- Extensive training in Final Cut Pro editing software.
- Four years of hands on training with film/DV/HD cameras, lighting and grip equipment, and sound equipment.
- Six years of crew experience w/ various positions on dozens of films both inside and outside of SVA - Shorts, Features and Documentaries.
- Some experience with Production Sound Recording, Mixing.

The Training Farm
User Certification AVID Media Composer
A comprehensive one week course studying AVID Media Composer 101/110. Successful completion of user certification exam.
SpecialityEditing for broadcast, film, video, corporate, and web. Excellent motion GFX design and animation skills

Hardware ProficiencyHardware
· MAC or WINDOWS desktop/laptop machines
· Broadcast Video Scopes
· Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet
· Avid ISIS shared storage
· Various external hard-drives
· Operation of standard broadcast video decks
Software ProficiencySoftware (MAC & WINDOWS)
· Avid Media Composer / Symphony
· Adobe Premiere Pro CC
· After Effects
· Photoshop
· Adobe Media Encoder
· Compressor
· Cinema 4D (basic knowlwdge)
· Final Cut Pro 7
· Encore
· InDesign
· Word
· Excel
· Outlook

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