Santa Monica’s Nomad has added editor Nate Cali to its roster. Cali, who will be based out of the Santa Monica office, has edited campaigns for Nike, Reebok, Red Bull, Taco Bell, Capital One and Funny or Die. Cali edits on Adobe Premiere.
Most recently, he was freelancing out of Saatchi LA working on Toyota. Prior to that, while he frequently worked out of the Optimus Chicago office and spent a lot of time there, he was based out of Optimus LA, where he moved up the ranks from assistant editor to a partner in the company. He also spent time at Union Editorial.
While at the Los Angeles Film School, he studied under Danford B. Greene, who cut Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles. “My mother was a stand-up comedian,” he says. “I always knew I wanted to cut comedy. Danford taught me how to make people laugh by highlighting reactions instead of actions.”
“I feel so lucky to have a career that requires me to collaborate with other people who have the same passion and drive as I do. I connect very well with people who care deeply about their work. I love working on cars and extreme sports projects and while I think the flashy stuff is cool, I’m most interested in bringing the best emotions out of a piece. I want people to feel a personal connection to that spot.”
Nomad has added editor Jai Shukla to its New York editorial roster and named him company partner. He joins the bi-coastal studio from Beast NY, where he spent nine years working with big-name brands, including IBM, Adidas, Mercedes and Corona.
“Jai is the type of editor who, in addition to cutting what you need, will also give you nine other versions you never thought to ask for,” says Nomad EP/Partner Jennifer Lederman. “When you combine that with a clear understanding of the business and a true appreciation of every client who walks through his door, it’s an EP’s dream and the perfect partner.”
“Editing is all about pace, and that’s what I was immediately drawn to when I first viewed Jai’s reel,” concludes Tom Muldoon, editor/partner of Nomad. “Jai has a very fluid style, which allows the viewer to easily grasp his stories.”
Nomad, an editorial and post production company with offices in Santa Monica, New York and London, has promoted longtime editor Jared Coller to partner. Since joining Nomad nearly 15 years ago, Coller has worked with major ad agencies and a wide range of directors on projects including music videos, commercials, television and feature-length films.
Coller’s promotion makes him the newest partner at Nomad, alongside editors Tom Muldoon, John Murray, Glenn Martin and VP Scott Carleton. Coller says that Nomad has remained his home because the Nomad partners are mentors and “they are the most fair and likable guys on the planet. I’m constantly encouraged to take projects based on their creative potential, not their dollar value. Nomad has always been willing to invest — without hesitation — in this kind of work. Over the last few years, I’ve been lucky enough to expand my client base and contribute creatively at the level of a partner and now I’m grateful that it’s been recognized,” he added.
Coller’s recent spots for Comcast via Goodby Silverstein & Partners and American Express with Tina Fey via Ogilvy & Mather show his comedic timing and pacing. New work includes T-Mobile for Publicis Seattle, Google via 72andSunny and Facebook. In addition, he has branched out this summer by editing several episodes of the final season of the hit FX show, The League.
Coller has worked with directors such as Mark Romanek, Lance Acord, Bryan Buckley, Isaiah Seret and David Shane.
Spot Welders in New York has brought on editor Jason Kileen. He comes to the creative editors shop from Nomad, here he’s been cutting spots for clients such as Hershey’s, Budweiser, American Express and Kit Kat. Prior to that he was at P.S. 260, where he cut with directors such as Spike Lee and Errol Morris for Heineken, M&M’s and Morgan Stanley.
He recently edited a funny teaser for Timmy Brothers Water, directed by Paul Riccio. It profiles the Timmy brothers, decked out in their hipster beards and summer beanies, talking about what their handcrafted water means to them. It highlights Kileen’s skills with dialogue and visual storytelling. See his reel and the spot here.
Phoenix native Kileen graduated with an english and creative writing degree from Arizona State. While spending a summer in New York he studied at the New York Film Academy and found himself immediately drawn to editing.
Kileen’s musical talents — he plays guitar, bass and drums — influence his approach to editing. “What I love most is that you’re in control of the mood,” he notes. “It has a lot to do with rhythm, timing and feel, not only in music driven stuff, but dialogue and comedy as well. Depending on your choices, any footage you’re given can be funny, dramatic or even a horror film. It’s not all that uncommon to find editors who are also musicians, as the creative processes go hand in hand.”
Name: Jason Kileen
Company: Nomad, with offices in Santa Monica, New York and London.
Can you describe Nomad a bit?
Nomad is primarily focused on traditional offline editing. We also offer finishing and have graphic artists and sound designers at our disposal to give a creative vision its life.
What I love about Nomad as a company, besides the level of work we do, is that the culture from top to bottom promotes learning and creativity in every aspect of the job, all the way from management to the vault. Everyone is so supportive here.