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At almost 20 years old, Wildchild is in growth mode

By Randi Altman

New York-based editing and post house Wildchild recently celebrated its 19th anniversary, which is fairly remarkable for an independently owned studio in today’s economic climate and with the changes that have occurred in our industry over recent years.

So we checked in with editor/owner Yvette Piñeyro to get a feel for where Wildchild is headed and how she has remained so successful in a very competitive space, and in a very competitive city.

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/Wildchild/ adds editor Julia Knight

New York — /Wildchild/ continues its 2014 expansion with the signing of editor Julia Knight, who works in commercials, music videos and fashion film. She was most recently at Cut + Run, but has spent time at Trim Editing, Speade Editing, Swordfish Editing and The Mill.

Knight has cut for well-known brands including BMW, Nike, Ford, Lancome, L’Oreal, and promos for the BBC. She has also edited music videos for Coldplay, John Legend, James Black, Beyoncé and Paul McCartney, including the Queenie Eye video shot at Abbey Road Studios.

Her recent commercial work includes spots for Toyota, Guinness, and MOD/Army. She has collaborated with directors such as Jake Nava, Wiz, Arno Salters, Tim Pope, and Simon Aboud. Knight has also handled numerous fashion films, editing work for Armani, Rick Owens and Issey Miyake.

“Julia is that rare talent who can tell a story in any genre,” explains /Wildchild/ (ww.wildchildpost.com) founder Yvette Piñeyro. “She brings a fantastic versatility to our roster making her invaluable as we continue to grow into new markets.”


/Wildchild/ boosts edit staff

New York — /Wildchild/ has added editors Richard Mettler and Stewart Shevin to its team.

Mettler edits commercials, music videos, and motion pictures, having most recently completed the music video for Beyoncé’s single, Mine, featuring Drake and directed by Pierre Debusschere. He has also worked with directors Laurent Chanez, Sean Ellis, Tim Richardson, Joe Wright, Sean Thonson, Steve Ayson, Pierluca De Carlo and Anthony Atanasio. Other recent projects include spot work for Cartier, Nike, Mercedes, Cadillac, L’oreal, Maybelline, Volkswagen, Lenscrafters and MasterCard. He has also edited Sundance the 2013 World Cinema Audience Award-winner and BAFTA-nominated motion picture Metro Manila, as well as the short films Brace and Tribeca Film Festival nominee Space Cadet.

Shevin joins /Wildchild/ (www.wildchildpost.com) after a recent stint at Beast Editorial. Over the years he has edited projects for Toyota, Philips, Ford, Chevy, Navy and Discover Card, to name a few. He is an AICE (Association of Independent Creative Editors) and AICP (Association of Independent Commercial Producers) award winner, most recently for his work on King Condoms Protect Yourself and Stopthetraffick.org Hide and Seek.

Outside of his editorial work, Shevin directed the Of Note spec for The New York Times. Shevin has been board member and Chapter President of the AICE for eight years.


WildChild expands, brings on EP Melissa Miller

New York— WildChild has signed executive producer Melissa Miller, emphasizing the studio’s push into film, content and promo work. She comes with deep agency experience, a long post production career, and 20 years of experience in general market advertising. A large part of these efforts will be an aggressive recruitment of editors in all phases of the business in order to build distinct divisions that will each focus on one medium of production: film, content, promos, and general market advertising.

“Melissa has a uniquely well-defined mission: we are building a broader company that can address all forms of today’s media landscape” states WildChild owner Yvette Piñeyro. “Her vast experience in all parts of the production pipeline give her invaluable insight into what it will take to grow WildChild into the dynamic entity we envision it becoming. By procuring new talent and adding her well-rounded business insights, she will help shape the future of the brand.”

Even as she builds these distinct new divisions, Miller will work to bolster WildChild’s traditional areas of strength, including color correction, 2D, 3D, VFX and graphics with Flame, Smoke, Resolve and other systems. Her main focus, however, will be in recruiting and developing talent.

“I take a particular interest in helping to build and nurture editors’ careers, because I look not just at what they’ve done, but at what their real interests are,” states Miller. “I look at their reel and sell them on the merits of trying to do one project or another. That’s usually what starts their career, because the confidence that I give them that they can hit it out of the park leads to other things.”

She has led campaigns for numerous brands including: Snickers, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Sprite, Sprint, Skittles, Old Spice, DirecTV, GE, Volkswagen, HBO, ESPN, Starburst, Miller High Life, Staples, MasterCard, and Burger King.

Her work has earned a host of Cannes Lion, CLIO, ACE and ADDY awards. Prior to joining WildChild (www.wildchildpost.com), Miller worked at Mackenzie Cutler NY, Spine, Berlin Cameron, Fallon NY, Deutsch, Margeotis and BBDO.