When making film, you’re not just telling a story. Achieving a cinematic way to tell it is essential. As a film editor, I’m one of the last people involved in a chain of storytellers. Working with picture, sound and music makes film editing a wonderful and exciting instrument to optimally engage an audience and make them submerge themselves in the story that is told.
After graduating in both Editing and Sound Design from the Netherlands Film Academy in 1996, I have edited mostly feature films, tv-series and short films. A lot of those have been nominated and/or awarded at various film festivals around the world, such as the Netherlands Film Festival, the International Emmy Awards in New York, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Prix Europe in Berlin, and Youth Awards at Giffoni Hollywood Los Angeles and Reel2Reel in Vancouver.
Besides being a film editor, I teach a yearly one-week workshop on sound and film editing at the Netherlands Film Academy, I’m co-founder and board member of the Netherlands Association of Cinema Editors (NCE), a member of the Dutch Academy For Film (DAFF), the European Film Academy (EFA), British Film Editors (BFE) and I’m an International Affiliate Member of American Cinema Editors (ACE).
A couple of years ago, my fascination with telling stories through images has resulted in my taking up still photography. Since then, I travel the world for a few weeks every year, meeting people and looking for photographic opportunities. The diversity of working with both the moving and the still image has broadened my horizon intensely and has given a new impulse to my work as a film editor.
Drama is life without the dull bits.