Silas Orteza

Silas Orteza

Freelance

Editor and assistant editor in Los Angeles, California

About Silas

I'm a non-union editor, assistant editor and media manager with FCP and Premiere proficiency. Can work as a local in LA, NYC, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Lafayette-Acadiana Metro area in Louisiana.


Name: Silas Orteza

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Freelance

Occupation: Editor and Assistant Editor

Unique traits: Lightning fast in Adobe Premiere; can pull selects and interview bytes like no other; can also track-stand on a bicycle for at least four minutes, if need be.

Credits

  • Women Try Extreme Pogo Sticking

    Women Try Extreme Pogo Sticking (2017)
    Internet by Buzzfeed Motion Pictures Freelance Video Editor Freelance video editor and graphic/title designer for a docu-style short covering three young women who train with "Pogo Fred," a professional extreme pogo stick athlete, for a day and learn several of the tricks he's perfected. Released on Buzzfeed Blue in January 2017. Currently at over 1.5 million views on YouTube.

  • Women Try Motocross

    Women Try Motocross (2017)
    Internet by Buzzfeed Motion Pictures Freelance Video Editor Freelance video editor and graphic/title designer for a docu-style short covering two young women who train like professional motocross riders for a day and race against one another in a three-lap time trial at Milestone MX in Riverside, California. Released on Buzzfeed Blue in January 2017. Currently at half a million views on YouTube.

  • How Pogo Sticks Are Made

    How Pogo Sticks Are Made (2017)
    Internet by Buzzfeed Motion Pictures Freelance Video Editor Freelance video editor and graphic/title designer for a short covering the process of making a new generation of extreme pogo sticks at Vurtego Pogo Factory in Mission Viejo, California. Released on Buzzfeed Video in January 2017. Currently at over 275,000 views on YouTube.

  • SkyMode

    SkyMode (2016 - 2017)
    Commercial by GTK Films Freelance Video Editor Freelance video editor and graphic/title designer for a 2-minute ad for Seattle-based mobile e-commerce company, SkyMode. Visit www.skymode.com to watch the ad and learn more about the company's platform, which empowers retailers to sell to their customers with one touch on mobile devices.

  • After Alice

    After Alice (2015 - 2017)
    Film (short) by SAF Films Editor Picture editor using Final Cut Pro X for an independent, romantic comedy short film. Collaborated closely with director in order to present story options while also ensuring film adhered to director's vision. Collaborated with sound designer and colorist.

  • Women Get Head-To-Toe Makeovers

    Women Get Head-To-Toe Makeovers (2016)
    Internet by Buzzfeed Motion Pictures Freelance Video Editor Freelance video editor and graphic/title designer for a docu-style short covering four new mothers who receive makeovers from three professional makeup artists and hair stylists to regain confidence in their physical appearance following their pregnancies. Released on Buzzfeed Yellow in November 2016. Currently at over 1 million views on YouTube.

  • Faith

    Faith (2016)
    Music by Moving Picture Company Assistant Editor Created proxies and project structure, logged shots, built multi-camera source sequences, assisted with client session playback and notes, managed media backups and project organization, oversaw integration of temp animation and graphics, and handled production communication for editor working on an effects-heavy two-camera music video tie-in for Illumination Entertainment's "Sing!" feature film. ARRI Alexa, Premiere CC, and Baselight workflow was used.

  • Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing

    Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing (2016)
    Music by Moving Picture Company Assistant Editor Created proxies and project structure, logged shots, assisted with client session playback and notes, did color and conform prep, managed media backups and project organization, and handled production communication for editor working on an effects-heavy single-camera music video tie-in for Illumination Entertainment's "Sing!" feature film. ARRI Alexa, Premiere CC, and Baselight workflow was used.

  • Women Train Like Cirque Du Soleil Trapeze Artists

    Women Train Like Cirque Du Soleil Trapeze Artists (2016)
    Internet by Buzzfeed Motion Pictures Freelance Video Editor Freelance video editor and graphic/title designer for a docu-style short covering two young women who train like professional Cirque Du Soleil trapeze artists for a week and perform a synchronized act for an audience. Released on Buzzfeed Blue in January 2017. Currently at over 1 million views on YouTube.

  • Lava-Angeles

    Lava-Angeles (2016)
    Film by Mar Vista Entertainment Assistant Editor Prepared dailies from location shoots on single-camera low-budget feature film using an ARRI Alexa and Final Cut Pro 7 workflow; did daily assembly edits to keep pace with camera.

  • Beautycounter

    Beautycounter (2016)
    Documentary by Counting Sheep Productions Assistant Editor On-location and local assistant editor on a politically-oriented documentary covering a Santa Monica-based startup cosmetics company. Logged media and managed projects using a Canon, EditShare and Premiere multicam workflow. Built social media video templates for editor and transcribed interviews.

  • Shadows of the Dead

    Shadows of the Dead (2016)
    Film by Cinetel Films Assistant Editor Did plate pulls, DPX generation and prepped VFX lists for VFX delivery.

  • Mindblown

    Mindblown (2016)
    Film by Cinetel Films Assistant Editor Transcoded media and prepared dailies from location shoots on three-camera low-budget feature film using a RED, Da Vinci Resolve and Premiere Pro workflow; maintained post-production binder and project structure.

  • Lavalantula 2

    Lavalantula 2 (2016)
    Film by Cinetel Films Assistant Editor Did plate pulls, DPX generation and prepped VFX lists for VFX delivery.

  • I Ain't Got It

    I Ain't Got It (2016)
    Music by Hustle Cake Editor Edited three-minute hip-hop video to accompany release of new single.

  • Drone Wars

    Drone Wars (2016)
    Film by Cinetel Films Assistant Editor Temporary position; transcoded media and prepared dailies from location pickup shoots on two-camera low-budget feature film using an ARRI RAW, Da Vinci Resolve and Premiere Pro workflow; did plate pulls, DPX generation, color/conform prep, and prepped VFX lists for VFX delivery.

  • Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour

    Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour (2015)
    Music by Apple Music Edit Assist Did conform prep for 33-camera multicam sequences being sent to in-house or remote Baselight colorists as well as in-house Flame artists. Supported assistant editors with other encoding and media management tasks.

  • Hotel Romance

    Hotel Romance (2012 - 2013)
    Film (short) by Point Park University Editor DIT and picture editor using Adobe Premiere CC for a 12-minute surreal romantic drama film. Collaborated closely with director in order to present story options while also ensuring film adhered to director's vision. The film received the Special Jury Award at Carnegie Mellon University's Shot for Shot Film Festival.

  • Shelter

    Shelter (2012)
    Film (short) by Point Park University Editor Director, editor, and writer for a 5-minute short post-apocalyptic drama film about a young man who must make an important decision while living in an underground shelter with an intelligent computer system as his only companion.

Education

  • Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA)
    (2009-2013)

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