My name is Craig and I am a gifted listener and storyteller. I am a patient professional who sweats minute details with creative insight. I have over 6 years of video editing experience using Final Cut Pro, Motion Upgrade, and After Effects software. I utilize my Intel IMac desktop computer and Powerbook Mac laptop to produce high-quality compressed files for DVD, iPod, and Web Delivery. Interpreting and presenting passion is my passion! I love exercising my gift for creatively assembling motion pictures into visually appealing presentations.
I pride myself on my ability to alter the style, pace, and mood of video projects by creating strategic prompts, sound and visual effects. My edits create a visual flow that logically tells a story while simultaneously sharing useful information. I have lots of experience with labeling b-roll footage, logging interview sound bites, and roughing in videos. I have also covert and uploaded tons of video projects for online audiences. I deliver attractive final video projects complete with menu titles, chapter marks, and credits.
I have facilitated full-scale video production, from concept to delivery, for many independent visual presentations. I have a long list of satisfied customers who commend me for the quick and efficient manner in which I deliver quality edits. Many media companies, such as DigitAll Systems and E Media, have trusted me with overflow editing projects. I have edited several TV segments that appear on Channel 75 (Baltimore) and Keeping It Real TV (CW Channel 54). My portfolio includes several PSA’s (Public Service Announcements), commercials, and promotional video presentations. My work also appears on online sites, such as Realhiphop.com, and the websites of several entertainment companies. Faith-based and community organizations, such as Oasis Ministries and Restoration Community Development Corporation, have also utilized my editing services, with great satisfaction.
My fee is usually $25 per hour or a negotiated per project flat rate. Please check out samples of my work at www.youtube.com/trendyedit . Here you will find many examples of some commercials, parties, TV segments, and other artistic video presentations I've done as a freelance editor. I've also edited several plays, music videos, and documentaries.
Equipment / Gear / Software
My personal editing suite is built around the Final Cut Pro 7 editing system, offering the highest quality of video currently available for any screen. My powerful editing workstations (both mobile and in my home office) are Quicktime-based, affording me the flexibility to output optimally compressed files for DVD, iPod, and Web Delivery.