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Lacy Valenti

Studio City, California

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I am an editor and director based in Los Angeles, CA, who has worked on various independent feature films, short films, documentaries and commercials, . I recently edited the narrative feature films "bUMS" and "Best Mom", as well as "Buddy Solitaire" which played at the Cinequest Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, and Newport Beach Film Festival. I've also edited numerous narrative and documentary shorts, including "Rooted" and "Japantown", which both again premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival. I directed and edited the short film "Head Wound", which made the rounds on the festival circuit. And during Covid I directed and edited the short film "Secret Lives of Youtubers".

A work is completely transformed in the editing room, and I love molding it and shaping it in order to convey the best work possible. I am an excellent editor of story and performance, as well as action and comedy. I love crafting the rhythms of the film in order to best convey the emotions and story of the piece. I am well versed in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Avid, and Final Cut.

Recently working as a director as well, I am great at working with actors and bringing out their best emotions, as well as shaping the dynamics and blocking of scenes. I'm very visually minded as well, with a strong sense of cinematography, shot-listing and camera blocking. So working with a cinematographer, as well as the production designer and various other creatives on set, comes quite natural to me as well.

Film is a wonderful collaborative process, and I adore being a part of it, whether it's as the editor shaping it or the director overseeing it from start to finish.

During the Pandemic I also came out as transgender, and am now living my best life. As such, I especially have a strong interest in productions and stories involving the LGBTQ community and social activism.

I have been in the industry since 2015.

Patrick Wells Valenti - Directing Showreel
Added on 11/28/2018
A sampling of narrative work directed (and edited) by Patrick Wells Valenti.

Credits

Editor – bUMS

December, 2019 — current
Feature – Jason Raphael Productions

Editor – Rooted

August, 2019 — November, 2019
Short Film – Satellite Films

Editor – Madness: The Cost of Carbs

June, 2018 — September, 2018
Short Film – Satellite Films

Editor – Japantown

June, 2018 — September, 2018
Short Film – Satellite Films

Editor – Miniature Man

October, 2017 — December, 2017
Online – OhMore Story

Editor – Best Mom

August, 2017 — March, 2018
Feature – XII Entertainment

Editor – Comedy Therapy

April, 2017 — May, 2017
Online – OhMore Story

Assistant Editor – Breaking 2

April, 2017 — May, 2017
Television –

Director, Editor – Head Wound

September, 2016 — June, 2017
Short Film – Valenti Productions

Assistant Editor – Social Animals

August, 2016 — March, 2017
Feature – Conscious Minds

Editor – Out of Town

May, 2016 — August, 2016
Short Film – XII Entertainment

Channel Editor – Future World (Youtube Channel)

October, 2015 — April, 2016
Online – Future World

Editor – Buddy Solitaire

August, 2015 — December, 2015
Feature – Kuang Lee

Editor – IWantMyLauren (Youtube Channel)

April, 2015 — December, 2015
Online – Lauren Francesca

Director, Producer, Editor, Writer – Amy

January, 2015 — May, 2015
Short Film –

Editor – Blood Shed (Webseries)

October, 2014 — January, 2015
Online –

Series Editor, DP; Ep. 6 & 8 Director – Interrogation: A Scifi Webseries

May, 2014 — September, 2015
Online – Britain Valenti

Director, Producer, Editor, Writer – When We Knew

April, 2013 — January, 2015
Short Film –

Editor – Word Police

December, 2012 — June, 2013
Short Film –

Editor – Greed

November, 2011 — February, 2012
Short Film –

Editor, DP – Vito Bonafacci

August, 2008 — December, 2008
Feature –

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