30+ Years of Global Video Expertise

Contact Information: ed@mcnichol.com / 425-239-4414

Summary

• Highly skilled video editor with 30 years of global video expertise
• Superb communications abilities
• Great with people and technology
• Incredibly detailed and organized
• Patient mentor and teacher
• Excellent at building systems and efficient workflows supported by clear policies and procedures


Experience


Owner / Vice-President
EDcetera, A Division of Mumbian Enterprises, Inc.
Worldwide
1991 - Present
• Freelance video editor, motion graphics artist, post-production supervisor, and workflow consultant
• Train, coach and mentor editors and technical directors
• Assist with the development, testing and documentation of technologies for video equipment manufacturers

Post-Production Supervisor
University of Washington

Seattle, WA
2001 - 2008

• Supervise busy Xsan post-production facility, producing 300 projects annually worth $600,000 in revenue
• Tripled production capacity by implementing highly efficient technology, staffing and shared workflow solutions
• Recruit, train, mentor and manage a diverse staff of Editors, Graphic Artists and Assistant Editors

Instructor / On-Site Trainer
Sony
Worldwide
1991 - 2001
• Trained Editors and Technical Directors worldwide on Sony high end broadcast products
• Developed custom training agendas, course curricula and supporting materials
• Contributed to development of next-generation digital tools

Digital Media Specialist
Victory Studios
Seattle & Los Angeles
1994 - 2001
• Edited a wide variety of complex material in 13 linear and disc-based editing suites
• Specialized in difficult projects and challenging clients demanding organization, efficiency and solid client skills
• Evaluated and reported on new technology and industry trends for HighDef Magazine

Online Editor
Syntax Productions
Anchorage, AK
1991 - 1994
• Edited commercial and long form productions for production arm of television station
• Assisted in the design and implementation of new post-production facility

Senior Editor
Westcom Productions
Eugene, OR
1987 - 1991
• Served as primary editor responsible for creating ESPN Home Video Library
• Also edited corporate and long form content
• Managed and reviewed work of two staff editors

Video Production Specialist
State of Oregon
Salem, OR
1985 - 1987
• Wrote, produced and edited productions for various state agencies
• Prepared biennial budget for production facility and audio / video department

Motion Picture Specialist (84C)
U.S. Army
Ft. Hunter Liggett, CA
1982 - 1985
• Edited and produced documentaries of tests conducted on future weapons and tactics
• Cross-trained as Television Production Specialist (84F)

Education


High School Diploma - 1982
Archbishop John Carroll High School for Boys
Radnor, PA

Motion Picture Specialist (84C)
- 1983
U.S. Air Force Air Training Command
Lowry Air Force Base, CO
Honor Graduate

Television Production Specialist (84F) - 1985
U. S. Army
Fort Hunter Liggett, CA

Civics


Co-Founder
Final Cut Pro User Group
Seattle, WA
2006 - Present
• Develop and present monthly lessons and demonstrations using Final Cut Studio and related tools
• Build community of fellow editors and manage membership, group website and vendor relations

Commissioner
City of Mill Creek Planning Commission
2008 - Present
• Contribute to Comprehensive Plan for development of land and building uses in the City of Mill Creek
• Hold public hearings concerning land uses in the city
• Make recommendations on proposed land use regulation to the City Council

Board of Directors
Seattle World Percussion Society
1997 - 2004

• Help oversee 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on building community
• Transformed organization to new self-sustaining model
• Elected to President of the Board of Directors for 4 years

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