Shooting + Editing
I’ve traveled all over shooting for Mastin – Maui, Bali, Florida, LA – documenting big live events, intimate retreats, studio shoots, interviews, testimonials, and podcast videos. We’ve also been doing a lot of editing together – event recaps, social media videos, testimonial reels, instructional yoga series, etc. It’s a lot of fun and also hugely gratifying to be a part of this deep transformational work.
Shooting + Editing
Welcomed into private homes, schools, daycares, and community gatherings, I’ve traveled throughout rural America to shoot for Save the Children, and it has been eye-opening. I then edit together short-form documentary content, which is put up on the web and screened at private conferences. The third video up here – I didn’t shoot, but I edited. It takes place in rural Oklahoma after the devastating tornado that ripped up a community and endangered the lives of kids. It has become one of Save the Children USA’s biggest hits on youtube – over 600,000 views.
I love taking Elise to the field with me. She does it all – lights, sound and shooting – and knows how to ferret out the story we’re looking to tell. Her editor’s eye has often saved us because she knows what we need to capture even if we hadn’t anticipated that need. At the end of the day we get beautifully shot, high-quality footage that she expertly edits into extremely compelling pieces.Tanya Weinberg
Elise is a gifted filmmaker and editor. She’s as talented as she is easy & fun to work with. She makes me look good every time we collaborate. A rare find!Tasha Oldham
Tasha at My Story, Inc is passionate about creating beautiful and personal documentary-style vids and I love to support her because we’re totally on the same page! My favorite collaborations so far have been the editorial work on the personal vignettes for Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith and his wife, Rickie Byars Beckwith, of the Agape spiritual community in LA. They’re very special folks and it was a great joy editing these pieces!
I’ve had fun editing a bunch of videos for Shutterstock’s blog site. A couple of them have been short documentaries – chronicling Pixels of Fury – a heated, yet fun design competition hosted in various cities. There’s also been a few more experimental pieces, including ‘Exploding Flowers,’ which is pretty neat visually. My favorite, though, was ‘Shutterstock Stories,’ which is a mashup of user-submitted testimonials from Shutterstock contributors around the world.
Elise is a brilliant editor. She’s great at getting quickly acclimated to projects and delivering edits that exceed our expectations each and every time.Derick Rhodes
Tim is a brilliant cinematographer and I have loved editing his work because it’s so gorgeous. It’s also a pleasure because we get to get personal with the characters in his pieces, which is what I love.
Elise delivers a fine creative sensibility and sharp eye for those times when we need to outsource editorial. She is smart, efficient, and very easy to work with. It’s a great combination.Timothy Eaton
I am deeply grateful to you guys – you have put so much thought and love into this video and the result is so beautiful and really gets the message across better than I could have hoped for… Everyone who watches the video absolutely loves it. I get heaps of good comments for it and it has really helped me convey how passionate I am about my work. This movie is my best marketing tool and has helped me with my business. I have fond memories of working together with you guys on this and am still amazed how much creative effort you have put in. Thank you heaps and I wish you all the best.Verena Maeder
Shooting + Editing
Back in 2012, my partner and I had a wild idea – traverse the South Island of New Zealand in a campervan and be traveling filmmakers – ourselves and all our gear fitting neatly into our Toyota Estima. And a wild road it was. We met the most wonderful people and had a truly rich experience spending time with them and getting a feel for real life in New Zealand. We absolutely loved filming what otherwise might seem mundane and making it into magic.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Elise for several years in a wide variety of industries, and my creative studio would not be anywhere near where it is now without her contributions. Elise is one of the most capable and dependable creatives I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She has an impeccable gift to make people feel at ease and taken care of, and she understands every angle of production. For that reason I’ve never hesitated to call on her for the most demanding and critical jobs – and have sent her in my place to dream jobs around the world – that’s how much I trust her.Akira Chan
Elise is smart and creative and works in a timely matter. I would hire her again and again.Nicole Torre
After running a production company for 20 years, I’ve become extremely selective when it comes to hiring creatives. Not only is Elise gifted with rare talent, but she’s a dream to work with!Mikki Willis
Elise, you’re amazing and our knight in shining armor. You don’t know how much we appreciate your talent, your commitment and reliability. We are looking forward to working with you on many more projects and growing our future together.Tara Pinto
Ms. London came in as Assistant Editor on my feature documentary, Tunahaki. There were more than a few problems with it, but Elise’s positive attitude and daft talent in solving problems creatively helped to win the film its fair share of awards. And well before the story was finished, Elise had won the title of Editor alongside the Lead Editor I had originally hired.Mason Bendewald
I run two very successful production companies. From the beginning, Elise taught me what editing really is – and in a really holistic way. I use this knowledge everyday, so I owe her heaps!Colin West
After trying to work with a number of people at all different levels (totally green to totally pro, and everything in between), you’re exactly the person we’ve been looking for (and totally pro, by the way). You are easy to work with, you are quick, and you fix all of my mistakes.Tony Pinto
Elise is a fantastically creative and versatile filmmaker with a strong cinematic vision. She was a tremendous asset on our team and we loved every minute of our time working with her.Geoff Boka
Services + Gear
- Live events
- Interviews & Online Trainings
- Documentary-style BRoll
- Available for local & travel shoots
- All editing done w/Premiere Pro CC Creative Suite
- Thorough pass through all footage
- Scripting for interviews, testimonials & voiceover
- Drafts available for client review
- Color correction
Export & Upload
- All edits QC’d before delivery
- Delivery via dropbox, youtube, or FTP
Cameras & Lighting
- Canon 5D Mark iv DSLR 4K
- Canon 5D Mark iii DSLR
- Sony z150 Video Camera 4K
- Canon L Lenses: 70-200 f/2.8, 24-105 f/4, 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 24mm f/1.4
- 2 x LitePanels Bi-Color Soft LED Panels
- 2 x Sennheiser Lavalier Mics
- 2 x Zoom H4n
- Rode Videomic Pro
- Shotgun Mic
- Stabilization: 2 x Benro Tripods, Manfrotto fluid-head monopod
- Edelkrone slider available upon request
- ND Filters
- Ikan on-camera monitor
- Plentiful CF / SD Card space
- Hard drives for footage transfer & editing
I love using video to shine a light on personal stories and passionate people. Capturing real people in their element and giving them a voice through video is what I do. After earning my degree in film/tv production from New York University in 2004, I went straight to work in documentary filmmaking in NYC. In 2006 I relocated to California, and never looked back – freelancing ever since.
My work has now grown to the point where I’ve got a team of talented creatives supporting me. I am very detail-oriented and believe in crystal clear communication, especially given remote workflows.
Video is such a powerful medium for capturing and sharing the human spirit. Let’s make some magic!
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