Hi, I’m Brian. I'm an Emmy award-winning filmmaker with over 15 years experience directing, editing, color grading and producing in film, television, and commercial spaces. Highly motivated and reliable, I can take on projects from inception to final cut as a solo filmmaker; or I can join a team as a skilled and enthusiastic collaborator in both production and post. I have three editing bays available that are connected to high-speed network storage and are capable of editing 6k footage simultaneously. I also offer services in DCP creation, DVD authoring, DIT, post production supervision, transcription, subtitling, closed captions, dubbing, and equipment rental.
GLOWING, UN-PAID ENDORSEMENTS
"Brian Cates is a rare find in the film industry. Throughout every part of the project he will be an asset. He can write, direct and oversee the post process with what seems like an endless supply of creativity and fantastic communication. I would jump at the opportunity to work with him again!"
- Justin Tolley, Producer - The Chosen, War Room, LOST (ABC Television)
"Brian Cates is a one of a kind… grounded in incredible vision, professionalism, and care for every detail of the production process. He can do it all from ideation to writing to directing, filming and editing. He always remains attentive to his direction while respecting and inviting client feedback to make any project shine. Brian brings wit and heart and humor to everything he touches and I would highly recommend partnering with such a creative force."
- Amanda Hyden, Director of Production - MotorTrend
“A creative video editor, Brian Cates is a joy to work with, delivering outstanding (and on-time) content that goes above and beyond the client’s hopes.”
- Bob Gordon, Chief Storyteller - Write Entertainment, Co-host of Everyday Dad Podcast
I have been in the industry since 2007.