Spot Welders’ New York studio has added editor Tom Vogt to its staff. A specialist in comedy work, Vogt worked closely with Trey Parker and Matt Stone as lead editor on their South Park series. His work also includes commercials, feature films, television series and documentaries.
He has a deep background in editing long and short form comedy for broadcast and cinema. In addition to his South Park work he also provided editing for Team America: World Police and South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.
Vogt also spent two years working closely with the director Morgan Spurlock, for whom he edited POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Spurlock’s take on sponsorship and branding. Formerly on staff at Bluerock and MacKenzie Cutler, he has since freelanced for a range of agencies and post houses.
Vogt says the ability to move back and forth between spots and entertainment is a big part of what attracted him to Spot Welders. “I see this as growing into a symbiotic relationship,” he explains, noting that other Spot Welders editors work outside of the advertising arena. “I see us as birds of a feather, kind of like kindred spirits.”
His commercial work includes spots for FedEx, Axe, Oberto Beef Jerky, eBay, ESPNU and AT&T (starring Will Arnett), to name a few. His deft timing on Bud Light’s famous Dude spot helped launch the campaign that became an early internet sensation.