About

My history and expertise
TODD
NILSSEN
Editor | Compositor | Colorist
Todd is a graduate of the Film program at Full Sail University, while in school he found his niche in post production and made it his career. Currently, he works in New York City as a professional editor on projects that range from advertisements and music videos, to short films and documentaries. He has worked on projects for clients such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, Clairol, L’Oréal, Pfizer, Aetna and Novartis.
With over ten years of active experience in non-linear editing, color and effects workflows Todd has become skilled in a variety of applications including Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve. He has developed a thorough understanding of the technical and creative processes needed to produce successful content and will often aid in the production process when special effects and editing aesthetics need to be kept in mind.
Todd is also an independent filmmaker. His feature documentary The Last Stop took home the Best Feature Documentary award at Kew Gardens Film Festival and has been screened at numerous festivals both domestically and internationally. He often has a few of his own projects in the works when he is not tending to his editing career.

Skills

Over ten years of active experience

Editing

Proficient with Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro 7 & X

Compositing

Proficient with Adobe After Effects, green screen compositing, fine tuning & motion tracking

Color

Proficient with DaVinci Resolve, color matching & grading

Producing

Aiding production with creative and technical post production solutions/optimization

Cameras

Fluent with DSLR, XDCAM, RED & ARRI RAW format workflow

Computers

Proficient with both Windows and Mac operating systems & hardware

Work Experience

My years in the work force
  • Company: The SGNY Group
  • Position: Lead Editor
  • Duration: 2014 - Present
I worked on a large variety of projects including web series, advertisements, internal/external corporate videos, sizzle reels and marketing videos for clients such as Pfizer, Novartis, Deloitte, Clairol, O’Melveny Myers and Memorial Sloan Kettering. I was also in charge of outfitting hardware and software for our edit suites, streamlining our workflow and working with our other editors to ensure standards were met. I worked closely with our production teams and graphic artists in developing creative and technical solutions to achieve the desired result for the client.
  • Company: HR Media
  • Position: Editor, Graphic Artist
  • Duration: 2012 - 2104
I edited television commercials, web ad’s, corporate videos and event videos for clients in the local and regional retail, jewelry and fashion market, as well as for top brands such as Le Vian and Tura. One of my key responsibilities was developing complex graphic compositions and transitions in After Effects to enhance our Red Carpet Revue and AGTA videos. I was also responsible for outfitting software, plugins and graphic packages for our edit suite and I would often aid in production, coming along on shoots and helping to advise on best practices for optimal post production workflow.
  • Company: Fawi Inc.
  • Position: Editor
  • Duration: 2010 - 2012
My first job was editing long form instructional videos by prominent jazz musicians such as Jerry Bergonzi, Eric Harland and Oz Noy. Videos were shot in multi camera format with individual audio tracks for the instruments and artist. Editing was completed in Final Cut Pro 7 and workflow adhered to strict guidelines outlined in a manual that we would update as better practices were discovered. In addition, I helped streamline DVD authoring and devised optimal methods for MPEG-2 encoding using Cinema Craft. I also developed proprietary software which automated the creation of html code needed to create chapters for Flowplayer, our web based video platform.