SUSAN B. ADES
I am a proud graduate of Syracuse University's Fine Arts program where I received a BFA in Painting and a Masters Degree in Art Education.
After painting and teaching for a number of years, I became intrigued with the idea of film editing, and decided to explore the mysteries of putting a film together.
Five years later, I was hired to cut my first feature length documentary film for the brilliant Carole Hart (FOR THE NEXT 7 GENERATIONS). The raw footage was filmed over a five year period and consisted of nearly 400 hours of footage. Editing lasted over two years, and the film went on to receive multiple awards and dozens of screenings worldwide. It was during that time that I realized I would now be able to edit almost anything that came my way.
In addition to freelancing as an editor and color corrector, I have gone on to consult new filmmakers, produce original web series and TV pilots as well as teach editing to aspiring filmmakers young and old.
Editing consistently calls upon my innate talents and interests as a visual artist, problem solver, consultant, collaborator, obsessive organizer, and lover of comedy and the arts. I am as passionate about editing today, as I was cutting my first piece of video 18 years ago.
I have had the pleasure of working with many award-winning and talented filmmakers, all of whom have taught me about commitment and artistic integrity. I have learned a tremendous amount about what it takes to see a film through from beginning to end. And for that I am truly grateful.