NAME: Gabriel Britz
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?
We are a boutique editing company that specializes in commercials, digital content, music videos and films. We have studios in Los Angeles and London.
WHAT’S YOUR JOB TITLE?
WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?
As an editor I work with directors, creatives and producers on various projects to help stories reach their maximum impact for viewers.
WHAT WOULD SURPRISE PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT WHAT FALLS UNDER THAT TITLE?
Everyone has an idea of how something should look or feel, and usually there are many ways to get there with editing. Sometimes I have to work pretty hard to convince people that one idea or a group of ideas are better than another. So at time, I’m a mediator of creative ideas or a politician of opinions.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
I love the collaborative process and seeing how many ideas can coalesce to create something that is unexpected and stronger that any one of its parts.
WHAT’S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?
Rendering, exporting, transcoding, crashing computers. Basically, anything that hinders the creative flow.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY?
I like the mornings the best because I feel I am most productive at that time of day.
IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THIS JOB, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING INSTEAD?
Getting bossed around by my daughter a lot more often.
HOW EARLY ON DID YOU KNOW THIS WOULD BE YOUR PATH?
I chose this profession because I love creating things and telling stories. I started making skateboard videos with friends at an early age and always preferred to make movies in school instead of writing papers.
CAN YOU NAME SOME RECENT PROJECTS YOU HAVE WORKED ON?
I worked with Intel on a spot about a scientist in Tasmania who placed tiny tracking devices on the backs of honeybees to try and determine why their colony numbers are declining.
WHAT IS THE PROJECT THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF?
I worked on a short documentary about a father coming to terms with his daughter’s sexuality for Expedia directed by Elliot Rausch.
NAME THREE PIECES OF TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
My laptop and my phone are probably the most important. I think I could probably get by without anything else.
WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS DO YOU FOLLOW?
Instagram and Facebook
DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK?
I listen to a lot of music at work — some by choice some by necessity.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO DE-STRESS FROM IT ALL?
Play with my kids and spend time with my wife. We like to travel when we can.