A post-production professional with global video expertise, Ed McNichol started his career as a Motion Picture Specialist (84C) editing film and video in the U.S. Army in 1982. A Philadelphia native, his career has brought him from California to Oregon, and through Anchorage, Alaska, to his current home in Seattle. He is currently a freelance editor, post-production supervisor, trainer and workflow consultant.
He most recently was the Post-Production Supervisor at the University of Washington. In this role, he designed innovative workflows and technologies that efficiently produced 300 projects annually, generating up to $600,000. He supervised a talented staff of editors, graphic artists and assistants.
A recognized expert in his field, Ed taught the craft of editing worldwide for Sony for eleven years. He traveled the world teaching video editors and technical directors how to expertly operate Sony’s broadcast line of switchers, mixers and edit controllers. He also demonstrated Sony’s products to many high-profile clients and at numerous trade shows and events, including the National Association of Broadcasters convention.
He has contributed to the development, testing and documentation of next generation digital tools for numerous equipment manufacturers. His articles on video post-production have appeared in many professional trade publications, including Post, TV Technology, Video Systems and HighDef.
An Apple Certified Professional, Ed is proficient in Final Cut Studio, OS X Server and Xsan. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He is also the Co-Founder of the Seattle Final Cut Pro User Group. His work has received numerous awards, including Emmys and Tellys, and honors at several film festivals. His clients include AT&T, Boeing, Disney, FedEx, Microsoft, Nintendo, QVC, Seattle Mariners and Turner Networks. More information is available at www.mcnichol.com.
I have been in the industry since 1982.