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Meet The Artist: Rob Ashe

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Rob Ashe is one of three editors who work on the TBS late night show Conan. He is also an active participant on Twitter (@robashejr).

NAME: Rob Ashe

COMPANY: Conaco LLC

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY? 
We are a rag tag group of varmints who come together Monday through Thursday to make a hour of late night television for enjoyable consumption by the general public. That show being Conan O’Brien’s Conan on TBS.

WHAT’S YOUR JOB TITLE?
Editor/Opening Titles Designer for Conan. I also do the opening titles for Deon Cole’s Black Box on TBS.

WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL? 
I along with lead editor Dan Dome and editor Dave Grecu edit pre-taped segments, remotes and mock commercials for that day’s show. After the taping, we edit down segments and bring the show to time. I also render the opening titles of the show every day and do a redesign if we take the show on the road.

WHAT WOULD SURPRISE PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT WHAT FALLS UNDER THAT TITLE?
I think most people would be surprised at the level of respect and input that we are given while helping the writers put together their segment. We’ve worked with these guys for years and they trust us implicitly.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
When everything comes together and the segment I was working on kills in rehearsal and Conan gets a big kick out of it.

WHAT’S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?
When it just doesn’t come together and the segment I was working on just dies. We are a volume business but sometimes it just hurts.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY?
Mornings with my daughter

IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THIS JOB, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING INSTEAD? 
I’d go back to wrestling bears.

CAN YOU NAME SOME RECENT PROJECTS YOU HAVE WORKED ON?
We recently received a Emmy nomination for our editing work on the special “Occupy Conan” episode.

NAME THREE PIECES OF TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
•Kuler from Adobe: for color schemes

•My iPhone: because I am a slave to Apple

•My Xbox: So I can create avatars of people I don’t like and beat them over the head with folding chairs in WWE ’13


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