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OBJECTIVE

I believe there is a well constructed story in every successful campaign.  As a video editor, I will use my

skills to craft the most compelling version of that story to properly deliver your message.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Working with Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro for 10 years

  • Freelancing as an Editor and AE in Boston and New York City for over 5 years

  • Crafting visual effects and animations with Adobe After Effects and Nuke

  • Familiarity with a multitude of storage systems and SAN management tools

  • Extensive knowledge of multiple tape based and digital formats

  • Preparing physical and digital deliverables for clients including tape masters and postings

  • Transcoding media from multiple video sources to common compressions

  • Preparing projects for transfer, mix, and conform - OMFs, EDL, XMLs

  • Graphic design with Photoshop, Illustrator, and other programs in the Adobe Creative Suite

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

  • NLE’s - Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro

  • Graphics and Animations - After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Nuke

  • Camera media tools - Redcine X Pro, XDCAM Transfer

  • Transcoding Tools - Compressor, MPEG Streamclip, Media Encoder, Squeeze

  • Finishing tools - Resolve, Colrista, DVD Studio Pro

  • Fiber storage systems - Avid Unity, Editshare, Fiberjet, Terrablock, XSAN

  • Delivery tools and formats - FTP, D-Beta, HDCAM, DV, DVCPro, LTO

 

Advertisint/Marketing

Advertising/Marketing

Advertising/Marketing

Advertising/Marketing

Advertising/Marketing

Advertising

Advertising

Television/Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Promotional

Advertising/Documentary

Real Estate Marketing

Advertising

 

Freelance Editor

Freelance Editor/GFX

Freelance Editor/GFX    

Freelance AssistantEditor/GFX  

Freelance Editor/GFX    

Freelance Assistant Editor

Freelance Assistant Editor and GFX

Assistant/Junior Editor/GFX

Freelance Assistant Editor

Freelance Post Assistant

Freelance Assistant Editor

Freelance Assistant/Junior Editor

Assistant Editor

Assistant/Junior Editor

Video Editor

Post Production Intern

 

2017

2016-2017

2015-2017

2014-2017

2016

2014

2014

2012-2014

2014

2013, 2014

2014

2013, 2014

2013

2011, 2012

2010, 2011

2009

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • ITAM Services, IT Consulting – Contractor/Technical Support

    • Software installs, system maintenance, hands-on repair, network resolutions

  • Asset Inventories, Asset Management – Inventory Technician

    • Physical inventory, data collection and compilation, deliverable reports

EDUCATION

B.A. Media Production: TV/Video Post Production Dec 2008


February 3, 2014

 

“Patrick helped us out during a couple of really busy periods. He was excellent at multi-tasking, handling heavy workloads and being able to jump into intense, creatively challenging situations with ease. He is very knowledgable of the equipment (both FCP and Avid) and we will be reaching out to him again in the future.”

 

Laura Relovsky

Executive Producer

Fluid NY

212-432-4342


May 2, 2010

“Patrick is an imaginative and tireless editor that will find stunning solutions to editing dilemmas when the rest of the team has given up or boxed themselves in. He is a great team player, and has been a tremendous help to the company in general.”

Jonathan P. Schwartz
Director
Interlock Media
www.interlockmedia.com
jonathan.director@gmail.com


March 4th , 2010

To Whom It May Concern,

I had the pleasure of having Patrick as our fall 2009 intern at Engine Room Edit. Engine Room Edit is a small post-production house; because of our size we rely on our interns to take on an enormous amount of responsibility. They are asked to learn at a much quicker pace than most.


During Patrick’s internship at Engine Room, he displayed the skill to multi-task. He not only performed the day-to-day intern duties, but also worked with our assistant editors/editors with projects throughout the day. Patrick showed a level of professionalism beyond his years. He had direct contact with producers and high-level executives, making their time at Engine Room both pleasurable and proficient.

Patrick is a self-starter. He is eager to learn and also does what it takes to get any task done efficiently and correctly. I would highly recommend Patrick to any facility. If needed, please feel free to contact me on Patrick’s behalf.

Thank you,
Danielle Statuto
Assistant Editor
142 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116
617.262.3850 t / 617.262.3856 f
www.engineroomedit.com


January 8, 2010

“Patrick interned through the fall of '09 at our shop. He was always willing and able to do anything requested of him without question. He proved himself to be an eager learner of the ebb and flow of what we do. We allowed him to edit a spot using the dailies from an existing commercial we had cut and he did a fine job in telling the story and picking the right takes. I think Patrick will have a solid and bright future in our industry and add value to whomever hires him.”

Top qualities: Good Value, On Time, High Integrity

Don Packer
Editor/Co-Founder
Engine Room Edit
don@engineroomedit.com


4 March 2010

To Whom It May Concern:

Patrick Witthaus was one of my outstanding students in VM476, Advanced Editing (AVID and Final Cut Pro), at Emerson College in 2008. His semester score was A+ in all exercise modules, and through his questions he demonstrated he was getting the material, the theory, and appreciated some of the demo extras I devised for the Class.

Patrick is into his craft. He has a pleasing disposition, listens extremely well, and gets the job done. He has a sharp appetite for efficiency on the AVID keyboard. Any ramp-up or warm-up he’ll need to get into the assignment is well worth the time and pays off without undo delay.

I’d recommend Patrick for any form of editorial anytime, and I’m happy to do so.

Best, as always,

Loren S. Miller
Loren_Miller@emerson.edu
Instructor, VM376 Editing for Film and Video
Visual Media Arts Division
Emerson College