My experience in video production began in production design and I pull from that experience the ability to see the whole picture of the story being told. I not only concentrate on finding the best performance, but I also look at the world around it and how that plays into the mood of the scene.
Before a single frame is shot, I break scripts down noting the technical aspects critical for production and post-production along with the rhythm, pace and mood of each scene and how that plays into the overall message and spirit of the story.
Anyone can edit footage together and create a video, but editing is much more than that. It takes a passion for storytelling, an eye for detail, with a technical and creative mind to edit a story together that’s not only visually pleasing to watch, but an intriguing story that creates a mood, draws the viewer in, and pushes and pulls at their emotions. These are qualities I take extreme pride in having and expanding upon with each project I help create.
Don't let your story get lost in the cut.
Name: Samantha J. Finch
Lives in: Detroit, Michigan
Occupation: Editor and Colorist
Film by Christina Rohn (Thriller) Production designer Chicago literary agent, Anne Harper, vacations to a remote cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. While there, a disgruntled writer is waiting in the shadows to seek his revenge.
A Girl Like Her
Film by Amy S. Weber (Drama) Compositor Jessica Burns enlists the help of her best friend, Brian, in order to document the relentless harassment she's received from her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School's most popular students.
Film by Michael Angelo Zervos (Comedy, Drama and Family) Production designer Papou is the tale of a wildly imaginative young boy and his dying grandfather's attempt to escape the clutches of death through a surreal suburban quest for immortality.
Film (short) by Anthony Hornus (Drama) Actress, Makeup Department A young Casualty Notification Officer from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade seeks out the sole survivor of a PFC. who was killed in Afghanistan 12 hours earlier. When the officer finds the PFC's father, a Vietnam veteran dying in a VA Hospital, an extraordinary act of humanity unfolds during the night. Written by BSH
Ashes of Eden
Film by Shane Hagedorn (Crime and Drama) Art director An "Urban American Graffiti" tale of choices, consequences, redemption and faith all woven into a gritty framework of tested relationships.
Film (short) by Fabien Dufils (Action) Set dresser
Film by Sam Logan Khaleghi (Crime, Drama, Romance and War) Art director "Approaching Midnight" is a gripping military themed action drama that follows young Army staff sergeant Wesley Kent (Sam Logan Khaleghi) who returns to his small town America home from war abroad. Kent must cope with burying the body of his best friend who passed away under his command Corporal AJ Culpepper (Brandon T. Jackson - "Tropic Thunder") and solving the mystery behind the tragic accident that took the life of his girlfriend, Aspen Malverne (Jana Kramer - TVs "One Tree Hill") who also passed away in a car accident while he was abroad. After seeking more information about her accident from local authorities, Kent believes that her death wasn't just a 'unexpected event,' while Aspen's father Mayor Steven Malverne is running for higher political office as Governor of the state. As the pieces unfold in Kent's chase, he discovers that Aspen's father is involved in illegal arms trading. Kent must now stop at nothing to complete one final mission and topple a tower of deception and ... Written by 12 A.M. Pictures LLC
The Stone Sisters: Exodus
Film by Aaron Greer (Action and Adventure) Poster designer Rachel and Julia Stone are complete opposites, but share a love of history. A mysterious quest from their late father pulls them into an adventure filled with danger. Trying to piece together clues that lead to a powerful Israelite artifact, the sisters must stay one step ahead of an unknown foe and the malicious Bearded Brothers gang. With no one to trust but each other they uncover a plot to reshape the world, and find a deeper understanding of what it means to be a family. Written by Aaron Greer (IV)
Love Is a Thieves' Game
Film by Sam Logan Khaleghi (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Graphic designer Deception, Corruption and Betrayal are all part of A Thieves' Game - Set in Detroit, a street hustler makes an unlikely alliance with a rising police lieutenant to solve the mystery behind his own fathers death until he discovers it was his fathers' partner in the police force who took him out. Written by ATG Independent Media