© 2018 by Kevin Jones. 

ABOUT ME

I learned a long time ago that there is no single way to approach the edit. Each project brings its own set of needs. But my editing process is always driven by a few core principles. 

 

First, understand the filmmaker’s vision and what the film needs. I can watch every ounce of footage (sometimes hundreds of hours’ worth) and develop a structure from scratch. Or I can start from a work-in-progress and guide the project through to completion. An effective edit always starts with a deep understanding of the material. 

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I'm located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Some of my credentials include:

 

  • The Emmy-winning documentary A LION IN THE HOUSE, which premiered at Sundance before airing nationally on PBS.

  • BURN, audience award winner at the Tribeca Film Festival and New York Times Critic's Pick. 

  • The upcoming film, LIFE AFTER LIFE, scheduled for release later this year.  

 

I've also edited short pieces, such as trailers, cable-television shows, and promos. I'm proficient in FCP 7, Adobe Premiere, and Avid.  

Next, find the emotional core. Every successful story will reach the viewer on a visceral level, whether it’s an intimate, character-driven documentary or a corporate project.  Something deeper than story lies at the heart of every project and it takes the right process to find it. I don’t shy away from emotionally complex material—ever. 

 

Finally, there’s the storytelling. We all yearn to construct a compelling narrative—but the path to get there is as varied as the films themselves. My job is to ensure that every edit ultimately makes for a richly watchable, compelling experience for the viewer. 

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