When Optimizer students Nick Towle and Fabian Corrado originally came to me, neither one of them knew each other. But they both knew they were tired of the jobs they had, they felt stuck after trying for years to make a seemingly impossible career change, and they were ready to do anything to get on the right path.
Learn how Chris Patterson, an incredibly successful 1st AE on top-tier features, overcame his networking struggles to land a gig on a feature as the lead editor.
Learn how Mexican-American editor Marcella Garcia overcame her limiting beliefs (and lack of experience in long form) to break into the world of scripted television.
Learn how Eddie nominated editor David J. Turner evaluated the way he works and lives to go from being totally burned out and afraid of taking on new work to literally having the confidence and energy to apply for a trip to the moon.
Learn how writer/director Paul Del Vecchio overcame the anxieties and fears that caused him to always say ‘Yes’ to other people’s projects (even when they were the wrong fit) so he could focus on developing his own projects.
Learn how writer/director Sam Lavin made the transition from 2nd to 1st AD, and how she’s developed laser-sharp focus to make sure her next step is landing in the director’s chair.
For many, this pandemic has been paralyzing. For others, a motivating call to action. 3 amazing guests share how they’ve overcome obstacles…
Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: I said “No” to a job…a great job…for a HUGE network…during a pandemic.
Learn the most common mistakes people make when reaching out to potential mentors, colleagues, & people they want to work with… and what to fix to skyrocket your response rate.
Becoming an AE (assistant editor) isn’t the only path to editing scripted television. Learn more in my conversation with experienced reality editors Phil Habeger and Toni Ann Carabello as they explore their options.
Choosing between the assist editing route vs the editing route is not an easy choice. Learn why becoming an indie editor is the best route for Wellington Harrison in part 2 of this podcast interview.
Choosing between the assist editing route vs the editing route is not an easy choice. Learn why becoming an assistant was the best route for Chris Cavanagh in part 1 of this podcast interview.
Learn how editor Chryss Terry used simple time management skills to overcome repeated burnout and imposter syndrome.
Learn how feature editor Moni Salazar transformed from scatterbrained to productivity ninja by making just a few simple changes to her daily habits.
Learn how documentary and special features editor Len Ciccotello transitioned to working in scripted television using just a few simple steps.