Imagine a perfectly crafted machine. All the gears, from the tiniest, to the largest, slide together and interconnect with microscopic precision. As it whirs into motion, you are lulled into its apparently effortless performance, belying its intricacy.
This is sharp editing. This is Perfect Fit Post.
Who is Perfect Fit Post?
Perfect Fit Post is the freelance video editing business of Brian Sarfatty – an editor with twelve years experience and an international career in broadcast, corporate, and feature. I am available to work either onsite using your gear, onsite using my portable laptop editing system, or offsite posting approvals online. My areas of specialty include documentary, reality, factual / educational television, and food.
The Perfect Fit Post Difference:
Perfect Fit Post represents sharp cutting, clear storytelling, style and flair, momentum, optimum quality, and frame accurate edits. I take ownership and pride in my work for every project. I am committed to adding value and delivering a product that makes producers and clients ecstatic, no matter what it takes!
My specialization is creative video editing, working onsite or offsite for independent producers and video production companies on a variety of projects – from major TV series to short web marketing videos.
I provide supplemental services such as basic motion graphics, encoding for web and mobile devices, producing/designing/authoring DVDs and Blu-Rays, coordinating duplication, and designing labels and printed packaging materials.
I partner with the best production talent in Chicago, and can connect you with expert producers, shooters, directors, sound designers, composers, writers, motion graphics artists, and developers for web and mobile interactive media.
I teach video editing and video production at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, a specialized media arts school in downtown Chicago. Prior to that, I instructed adults from community organizations in television production at CANTV, Chicago’s access cable station. I am available to lead private and group tutoring sessions. As I teach professionally, I already have a structured curriculum, and I am a very patient guide. My curriculum can be adjusted to people requiring a lot of help with the basics or just a few pointers on advanced techniques.
Video editing: equally comfortable in Avid or Final Cut Pro. I also teach a course on Premier.
Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Flash.
DVD Authoring: DVDSpro, Adobe Encore
Encoding: Expert knowledge of codecs and optimization settings. Compressor, Squeeze, Cleaner, ProCoder.
17” MacBookPro 2.5 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / 4 GB RAM / Snow Leopard.
eSATA II Card and hard drive dock for 3 Gbps uncompressed HD editing.
Software: Final Cut Studio 7, Avid Media Composer 5, Adobe Master Collection CS5 – Photoshop, AE, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premier.
MASSIVE digital sound effects library.
Great for when your own edit suites are booked out, but you need another editor working onsite to keep projects moving. I can hand off project files to integrate with whatever system you typically use.
Typically $50/hr, $500/day, and weekly rates based upon multiples thereof. But I am always negotiable, so please drop me an email with your budget and we’ll see what we can work out!