Meet Our Team

Editing is all about creating those tiny eye-opening moments. The ones which stop the viewer dead in his tracks. Because it just looks so great for no apparent reason. And there´s some kind of message in there that the viewer doesn´t quite get, but is hooked and forgets to get the next beer from the fridge...

 
 
Paul David Murray
Paul David MurrayEditor in Chief
Monty Montes
Monty MontesAssistant Editor
& Master ball catcher.

Born in Dublin Ireland into a family of Architects.

 

1971: Conception

1985 : The Spark

At 14 years age when I watched Raging Bull for the first time, it blew me away. I didn´t have the vaguest idea what it was about. I just had a strange feeling in the depths of my stomach. Little did I know that the film was considered to be of one the absolute all time classics and had received an Oscar for the editing.

Despite tough competition and the active discouragement of my teachers I applied and gained entry to film school in Ireland. I turned 21 half way through my first term. Those years spent at Dun Laoire College of Art and Design, living and breathing film, were nothing short of paradise!

1992 : Getting into Film School

1995 : Brave New World

During my final year at Film School I specialized in editing, using a flat bed film editing machine. Learning to edit on an ancient Steenbeck editing table provided me with a rock solid foundation for my current skills set. However on graduation, I soon discovered that every body in the industry had just made the move to Non linear editing systems. Back then It was either Avid or Lightworks.

 

After several challenging years. I was just beginning to find my feet, when I fell in love with a German woman. So I packed up my bags, sold my CD collection and moved to the most dynamic city in Europe, Berlin!

1997 : Off to new Shores

2002 : Tools of Trade

Adopting Final Cut Pro as my tool of choice... Lead to a lot of key aspects in my career. It meant that I got to work on many alternative projects. Which lead to running the Berlin Final Cut Pro User Group for many years. Ultimately becoming an Apple Authorised Final Cut Pro Trainer. Which in turn provided more training opportunities both technical and creative.

 
 

Editing a wide range of short and long form projects. Building a Social Learning training platform complete with original training material. And last but by no means least helping people learn beyond their finalBUG!

 

To Date : Editing & Training