Go Left Productions

Burbank, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I am Avid Media Composer Certified, trained by A.C.E. editors, and I use a wide variety of other editing software programs including Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro 7, or X, Photoshop, After Effects, Apple Motion, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Media Encoder, Sorensen Squeeze, and whatever tools of the trade I can get my hands on. They are just tools, but the editor is the one with the vision.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I always have a great time helping directors and producers achieve their vision. There is much more to editing than just cutting and assembling footage together. Editing is a path to an adventure that evokes emotion, telling a story with all the creative candor that the editor can summon, to bear witness to the events.

Location

Burbank, CA 91501

Background check

Complete

Years in business

19

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

4 Reviews
  • Rosemarie C. Feb 8, 2016
    I highly recommend Stu Brown as an excellent videographer. He has recorded two programs for our school and we are all pleased with the results. He arrives on time, giving himself enough time to set-up and provides the finished product in a timely manner Rosemarie L. Cook-Glover, director Southeast Symphony (SESA) Conservatory of Music
  • Donald W. Jan 11, 2016
    The project was a small video shoot. Go Left productions made all the headaches in doing a shoot go away,making for s comfortable an eventful production.
  • Rick Q. Jan 11, 2016
    Stu was professional and very knowledgeable whenever we worked together or on assigned video projects. I look forward to working together again and would not hesitate to call him.
  • John C. Jan 6, 2016
    Stu Brown of Go Left Productions did a video and editing on my grandson, and both of us were very happy about the high quality of the job he did.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The challenge in working with a new customer comes in establishing excellent communication. Without getting too personal, I like to know something about a client’s background in order to relate to him or her in the best possible way. This is very important. To achieve mutual satisfaction, it is important for me to understand more than just the sentences that are being exchanged between us. I make the effort to visualize my client’s needs by repeating the vision in layman’s terms, making sure we understand each other.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As a professional musician, I learned much about listening, hearing, harmony and timing. The spirituality that comes from playing with other musicians made it possible to sometimes communicate without the use of words. I believe these qualities set me apart. Also, being formally-trained by A.C.E. editors was a big plus.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
For those clients who would like to pay by the hour, I have a standard pricing system in place that appears on my website, nonlinearpost.com. However, as an independent contractor, I find that most projects are accomplished best by using a flat rate. This flexibility in pricing is of benefit to most of my clientele, and exchanges clock watching for creativity.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
As an audio engineer and sound mixer for major recording artists, I owned a tape-based multi-track recording studio. In 1998 I formed Go Left Productions, producing audio recordings mainly for TV and movie-of-the-week programming. In keeping up with the digital revolution that happened in music, it became imperative to diversify, so I began to focus on multimedia which led to picture editing.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with producers, directors, actors, schools, entertainers, wedding videographers, performed news-gathering and event coverage, and film festival scripted narrative.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
In recent years, I edited a project for the 168 Film Festival in which there were only 168 hours to write, produce, film, edit and deliver a short film. The first cut was the cut that met the director’s vision. I was pleased with the second cut which didn’t make it to the festival, but is posted on my nonlinearpost.com website. The title of the film is “14 Minutes.”