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 feature films "Best Mom" and "Buddy Solitaire", and the documentary short "Madness: The Cost of Carbs". I also recently directed and edited the short film "Head Wound", which made the rounds on the festival circuit.
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 visual minded as well, with a strong sense of cinematography and 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.
I have been in the industry since 2015.
A sampling of narrative work directed (and edited) by Patrick Wells Valenti.