Aaron Kiser has been promoted to editor at Chicago-based Cutters, where he has been since 2007. After studying telecommunications at Indiana University, Kiser moved to Chicago and landed an internship with Cutters.
Over the next two and a half years, he rose to become a tape room operator and was named an assistant editor in 2010. Mentored for more than three years by Cutters editor/partner Grant Gustafson, Kiser has also worked closely with and learned from many of the veteran editors at Cutters.
According to executive producer/partner Craig Duncan, Kiser has developed a consistent client base and is now regularly requested to edit projects by agencies, brands and directors. Over the past year, he has been the lead editor on projects for Bayer, Capital One, Cricket, La Quinta and State Farm, and most recently for the first new work for McDonald’s via Cossette Chicago, which was directed by Tool of North America’s Erich Joiner.
Kiser has also been playing the drums for 18 years, and he’s one of the founders of the nationally known band Fort Frances, which has toured widely and performed at the likes of CMJ, SXSW and Summerfest. The band’s newest album is due out in 2015.