Creative editorial company Cutting Room and motion graphic design studio r OO M welcome two new members to its team: editor Dean Gonzalez and producer Jon Jacobsen.
Gonzalez joins Cutting Room after a six-year tenure at Avenue Edit. His commercial credits include spots for Chevy, Kawasaki and Sears, and music videos for Zwan, Trail of the Dead and Guster.
After three years as an assistant at Avenue Edit, Gonzalez began acquiring clients of his own including Foote, Cone & Belding, Cohn & Co., and Ogilvy. He turned his attention toward music videos because of his musical background as a drummer in several bands. His command of rhythm became infused in his music editing style. Gonzalez was keen on the idea of pursuing music videos and higher-end commercials with Cutting Room.
When I first screened the Zwan video, I called immediately to get Deans reel, recalls Cutting Room exec producer Greg Everage. And my instincts were correct. Dean was not only a highly talented commercial editor, but also an unbelievable music video editor. He is one of the coolest guys you will ever meet, and he approaches each project in a way that is unique yet down to earth. Dean brings a diversified element to Cutting Room.
Jacobsen comes to Cutting Room and r OO M as a producer after freelancing for six years in post-production, visual effects and graphic design for various editorial and visual effects companies such as Cosmo Street, Stuart Waks & Co., A52 and Digital Domain. Jacobsen has worked on a variety of projects ranging from The Jimi Hendrix Experience Museum in Seattle, to a 70mm all-CG motion ride for Disney, to commercials for ad agencies ChiatDay, Saatchi & Saatchi, Fallon and Hal Riney, as well as music videos for Tool, NSync, No Doubt and more.
Everage said, Jon brings a level of experience to Cutting Room that will fully fill the gap between the artist and the client. Jon is one of those producers that understand anticipation and anticipating all elements of post-production only comes with experience. Jon has become an important member of the Cutting Room family.
Founded in 1996 by director Victor Ginzburg, Cutting Room (www.cuttingroom.com) is a full-service, creative editorial boutique, led by Everage. Since its inception, Cutting Room has become a leader in music video editing as well as a haven for select independent films that range from Vincent Gallos BUFFALO 66, to a banned documentary on Marilyn Manson plus commercials for Reebok, Budweiser, Nissan, And 1 and Zima.
In 2002, Ginzburg opened r OO M, a motion graphic design, CGI, compositing and finishing division, nestled in with Cutting Room in Venice Beach, California, which features the talents of Flavio (Kampah) Campagna, director/TV consultant Anastasia Pappas and designer TJ Webber. Recent projects for r OO M (www.room.tv) include commercials for Nissan (TBWAChiatDay - LA) and Ad Council (BBDO Chicago).