Joshua Macdonald

jshmac (at) gmail.com

Objective

To create engaging multimedia content that facilitates communication and inspires creative thinking.

Qualifications

  • Professional work in design and video software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Avid and After Effects. Sound work with Logic, Pro Tools and Cubase

  • Edited and created effects for promos and narrative short films. Conformed video for broadcast.

  • Worked in house at Bloomberg and with ad agencies like Publicis and Anatomy Media

  • Studied creative writing at UCLA, written two features and 2 novels.

Employment

2017 Editor - Anatomy Media

  • Worked with Creative Director and Producer to edit a sizzle reel for HGTV and DIY networks

  • Composited shots in After Effects

2016 - 2017 Editor / Effects - Publicis

  • Edited TV spots and animatics for brands like Oral B, Prilosec, Swiffer, Astra-Zeneca and others

  • Used After Effects to create animatics for pitch materials

  • Worked with post-houses to conform video for broadcast

2014 - 2017 Freelance Editor / Videographer - Bloomberg Inc.

  • Shot, edited and did After Effects work for Bloomberg Television promos 

  • Mastered and did finishing editing for air

2015     Editor - BBC America - Top Gear Compilation

  • Edited episodes of Top Gear for BBC America

  • Performed final mastering and preparation for air.

2015     Editor - Totally Taken Care of -  Above Average

  • Edited 2 episodes of the web series

  • Worked with color and effects artists to implement effects

2014  Head of Production - Thomas Keller Group

2013    Creative Director - Seb and Max Productions

2013-2014  Video Editor and Effects - Il Francio Productions

Education

  • BA from University of California, Los Angeles - English Literature, Creative Writing Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa inductee

  • Ruth Brill Fiction Award - Honorable Mention

  • Sound Engineering Coursework at LA Valley College in Los Angeles