Andy is a post production guru, specializing in editing and color grading. He has always been kind of an outsider, a free thinker.
He is a Film Editor, Colorist, Photographer, Father, Husband, and Surfer.

Say No To Presets!!

There seems to be a growing trend in the use of presets for grading a video image. Most editing applications now come with stylized presets that you simply apply to your footage to create a certain “look”, much like Instagram for photos. From the bottom of my heart, STOP USING THE PRESETS AS YOUR FINAL […]

Lab Coat Patch Composite

I was recently hired this week to track and composite a logo patch onto the lab coats of doctors in various shots of a promo video. I initially tried variations of the built-in tracker in After Effects but I wasn’t getting the quality that I wanted. So I upped my tracking game to Mocha. That […]

“Susannah” Short film

Cleaning out the hard drives I came this set of footage from a few years back of a short titled “Susannah”. It was shot on the original RED camera system and was offered to editors through Since I had all the original footage I thought I might as well edit the story. I also […]

Anatomy of an Edit

Here a little humorous edit my friend Steve Ziegler and I put together a few years back to teach our students a little about different shot framing, camera techniques, and editing. This was used to show what can be accomplished with just a little planning and a simple idea, rather than just randomly shooting and trying […]

Real Estate Color Grade

Did a grading project awhile back for a real estate client. The footage was shot as RAW DNG image sequences on a Canon 5D. My initial thought was, “Great! just import the sequences natively into DaVinci Resolve and do everything right there!” No matter what I tried, I still felt like something was off, I […]

Nica POV Surf Edit

Well, I finally got the GoPro out into some real surf. Spent a week down in Nicaragua and surfed various spots around the Popoyo area. All of this footage is from Popoyo reef. Another post will be coming soon with more trip details and some photos. Special thanks to Waves of Love for housing and feeding us […]