Monday, July 30, 2012

Post-Resume 7/30/12

Mike Mazzotta
Professional Editor
40-53 97th st, Corona, NY 11368
Cell: 860.328.7623 |

Special Skills:

Offline Editing | Panasonic P2 Workflow | Sony SxS Workflow | Canon DSLR (5dMKii/7D) Workflow | RED MX/EPIC/SCARLET Workflow | Arri Alexa Workflow | OS X

Computer Skills:

Final Cut Studio | Shotput Pro | RedCine-X (Pro) | Clipfinder | Redrushes | RedCine | | RedAlert | Photoshop | Bru PE | Media 100 | Storm | MPEGStreamclip | Scratch / ScratchLab


Feature Films:
  • Editor: “Dan Is Missing”, Dir. H. Crown & W. Utley, 2012 [RED MX]
  • Data Management Tech: “Beach Pillows”, Dir. Sean Hartofolis, 2012 [ARRI Alexa]
  • Digital Lab Tech: "The We and the I", Dir. Michel Gondry, 2011 [RED Epic-M, 3D]
  • Digital Lab Tech: “4:44 Last Day on Earth”, Feature, Dir. Abel Ferrara, 2011 [RED Epic]
  • Digital Lab Tech: "Hellbenders", 3D Feature, Dir. J.T. Petty, 2011 [RED Epic-M, 3D]
  • Ass’t Editor/P2 Tech: "My Really Cool Legs!", Documentary, Dir. Suzanne Guacci, 2010 [HPX-170]
  • Editor: "Carpe Diem", Feature, Dir. Aaron Toboul, 2009 [RED MX]
  • P2 Technician: "Plan B", Documentary, Dir. Beth Cramer, 2008 [HVX-200]

Short Films:
  • Editor: “Passing By”, Short Film, 2012 [RED Scarlet]
  • Editor: “Prometheus”, Short Film, 2012
  • Editor: “Erection”, Short Film, 2012 (Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival) [Sony F3]
  • Editor: "Change Me to Me", Short Film, 2010 (Winner 2011 'Best Student Film' Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival) [HVX-200]
  • Editor: "Bert's Plan", Short Film, 2010 (Winner 2011 ‘Silver Palm Award, Mexico International Film Festival / ‘CINE Golden Eagle’ CINE Competition)  [16mm]
  • Editor: "In the Name of Love", Short Film, 2010 [RED MX]
  • Editor: "Coming Home."  Short Film, 2010 (Official Selection 2010 World Film Festival, Montreal[HVX-200]
  • Editor/RED Tech/On-Set Editor: "Cheating/Death" Short Film, 2009 [RED ONE]
  • Editor: "GRACE" Short Film, 2009 (Official Selection Texas Black Film Festival) [HVX-200]
  • Editor/P2 Technician: "Run", Short Film, 2009 [HVX-200]
  • On-Set Editor/P2 Tech: "Stepsisters", Short Film, Dir. Kathleen Baggett, 2009 [HVX-200]
  • Editor: "Robo", Short film, 2008 [HVX-200]

Misc. Projects:
  • Editor, “Live from Isokon” Music Video Series, JBM, 2012 (featured on NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’) [5DmkII]
  • Editor, “Cage” Music Video, Van Ghost, 2012
  • Digital Lab Tech: "I Just Want My Pants Back", MTV, 2011
  • Editor: "Jonas Brothers/Demi Lovato Live Performance", Mark Haefeli Prod., 2010 [EX-3]
  • Assistant Editor/Tech: "Taxi Cab Confessions", HBO, Aug. 2009
  • Editor: "VampireFreaks Presents" Interview Series,, 2008-2010
  • P2 Technician: "Running Away", Music Video, 2009 [HVX-200]
  • Editor: "K-I-A", Music Video, Dir. Ravin Ramkissoon, 2009 [XH-A1]
  • Editor: "PROPAGANDA", Music Video, Donald Johnson, 2008 [HVX-200]
  • Editor: "Devil Her Due", Music Video, 2008
  • Editor: "Refinery 348", Music Video, The Basement Labs, 2007
  • Editor: "The Associates", Music Video, Frequency Deleted Records, 2006 [DVX-100]


REDucation RED POST Training SN#003 Graduate, Dec. 2009
REDucation RED TECH Training SN#003 Graduate, Dec. 2009

Misc Work Experience:

Digital Lab Technician, Offhollywood - Manhattan, NY - 2011
Post-Production Teaching Assistant, New York Film Academy - Manhattan, NY - 2008-2011
REDOne Post Workflow Professor, New York Film Academy - Manhattan, NY - 2011
Post-Production Teaching Assistant, NYFA/Del York Film Academy - Abuja, Nigeria - 2010 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Manhattan Edit Workshop MC 101 Courses

Looks like the folks over at Manhattan Edit Workshop have some Media Composer classes coming up. . . Here's the info from their website:
MC 101 (Three-Day Version)

(Part 1) Editing Essentials with Avid Media Composer 6 - $1,295

This class is offered as a $995 weekend course (material is compressed into two-days with less lab time) or a $1,295 three-day course that introduces the concepts of nonlinear editing and includes all basic features of the Avid Media Composer system for Macintosh. This course is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer 6, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. Along with its counterpart, (MC 110) MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PART 2–EFFECTS ESSENTIALS, this course provides the foundation for Media Composer User Certification. This course leads you through the interface and basic editing techniques before moving on to trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, handling multicamera editing, adding transitions, adding titles, and outputting your finished project. The training is hands-on and features project-based lessons in which you work on real-world projects ranging from extreme sports and dazzling documentary footage to an episode of the television show Hell's Kitchen. This course is the first step in mastering Avid Media Composer 6, the standard editing system used by professionals in the film and television industries. This course targets: Producers Editors Assistant editors Multimedia producers This course is also appropriate for Avid Symphony users. Weekend and Three-day intensives are from 10am-6pm. The weekend class is a $995 compressed version of the class with less lab time. The Three-day class is $1,295 and spread out over three days only offered during the week. Students can also take the Avid 101 & 110 as a bundle week long class for $1,995. Please click here to see our Avid 101/110 bundle week long workshop.

Upcoming Dates

August 06, 2012 - August 08, 2012
September 10, 2012 - September 12, 2012
October 22, 2012 - October 24, 2012
November 12, 2012 - November 14, 2012
December 17, 2012 - December 19, 2012

I think I know what I'm doing in the off season this year. . . I'm REALLY looking forward to having Avid Certification. . . and then I can be a REAL BOY!!

In case you're wondering, here's the course outline for what's covered in the first class: [I'm a Link, You Should Click Me!]

Friday, July 27, 2012

JBM at ISOKON. . .

Here's some videos that I got to cut for JBM in support of his new record, STRAY ASHES.

From NPR's 'All Songs Considered':
If JBM's Isokon videos render our own Tiny Desk Concerts obsolete, then we may never forgive him, but "On Fire on a Tightrope" does capture a lot of the intimacy we seek in our own series. Stray Ashes is out now.


Purchase mp3s here:
LP and CD available here:

Directed by Mona Fastvold
Recorded & Mixed by Daniel J. Goodwin at Isokon Studio

Performed by Jesse Marchant, Jason Lawrence, Andrew Carlson & Anthony LaMarca
Cinematography by Jae Song & Cameron Dingwall
Edited by Mike Mazzotta
Colored by Nicole Benoit

(this is totally a playlist. . . check it out!)

Also, here's some press about this. . . here

Correct order for Onscreen Credits. . .

I always find myself scrounging around, trying to find the proper order for Onscreen Credits for projects. . .

For a long time, whenever I had to do it, I'd always just google it. . .

. . . but I shall google NO MORE!  Here is the DEFINITIVE LIST, as per DGA/WGA Guidelines. . .



a NAME LASTNAME production



Lead Cast

Supporting Cast

Casting Director

Music Composer

Costume Designer

Associate Producers


Production Designer

Director of Photography

Executive Producer








Executive Producer

Lead Cast

Supporting Cast

Director of Photography

Production Designer


Associate Producers

Costume Designer

Music Composer

Casting Director

***if you credited the above in the opening, closing credits begin here ***

Unit Production Manager

First Assistant Director

Second Assistant Director

Full Cast / Character List

Stunt Dept

Production Departments (Grip, Electric, Camera, Sound, Wardrobe, etc)

Post-Production Departments (Assistant Editors, Visual Effects, Colorist, etc)

Song Credits


Title Designer

Special Thanks

Camera, Lenses and Equipment Makers

Location of Final Sound Mix ("Recorded at...")

Copyright ©



"PERSON'S NAME OR PRODUCTION COMPANY" is the author of this motion picture for the purpose of copyrght and other laws.

This motion picture is protected pursuant to the provisions of the laws of the United States of America and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication, distribution and/or exhibition of this motion picture may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.

Characters and incidents portrayed and the names herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.

No animals were harmed in the making of this film.

(Shamelessly stolen from HERE)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"ERECTION" by Tannaz Hazemi

Here's a trailer for the Short Film 'Erection' directed by Tannaz Hazemi. This (as far as I know) was the first thing i've cut that's been screened at Cannes. . . here's hoping there's many more!!
A young couple struggles with a relationship that has run its course.

Luke Macfarlane
Bonnie Swencionis

Directed by Tannaz Hazemi
Written by Tannaz Hazemi and James Grimaldi

Director of Photography: Zack Galler

Editor: Mike Mazzotta

Production Design: Laura Miller

Asst Director: Isaac Lefevre

Sound: Clayton Castellanos

Pudding Boy Productions

You can read more about it HERE, and HERE. Also, IMDB

. . . and for the record, this is my favorite article about Tannaz. "Kissing the Tannazbian" by Sasha Owen Longfellow