JEFFERY SCOTT FOWLER - Editor
1 What originally inspired you to get in this line of work?
Originally growing up, I always had an interest in media. Movies, TV, cartoons and comic books were my life. Up until high-school I had envisioned becoming a comic book artist, however i can to the conclusion in my last years of high-school that I couldn’t seem myself drawing every day etc. and my wonderful guidance councillor suggest a move to film and tv as I had done a couple of media co-op programs in my grade 11/12 years and I had a strong interest in movies/TV. I ended up at Humber college, gradating in 1999 with a focus on Cinematography (I am a terrible cedar operator btw) and Film editing…. From there I worked in a number of different positions ranging from work on a SPFX crew specializing in miniatures and motion control, to lighting and grip, only to find my place as a video editor in around 2002-03 and have been editing and occasionally directing ever since.
2 What creative tools do you use to get your work done?
When I originally started editing, it was tape to tape and cutting on film ( I know I’m and old timer)… As I was leaving humber NLEs had started to become a bit more accessible. In my last year of college I learned to use Media100, but when I got back into editing I picked up Final Cut pro in version 2 and used that primarily for the next 10 or so years until FCPX hit and I had to return to Avid as most places drop FCP. That said now I use a combination of tools: Resolve, FCPX, AVID and a bit of After effects (I know premiere, however it is my last choice of editing software). I also still do illustration (mostly by hand), and do all of my flour work in photoshop.
3 What film would you like to go back in time to be a part of?
This is a tough question… and my first nerd response would be Star Wars / The Empire Strikes Back…my film nerd side would say something like The Shining or Blade Runner… but in reality I think it would be True Romance or Seven (i can’t decide)… True Romance because I love Tony Scott’s 80’s -90’s work, the cast was incredible, full of amazingly talented people and I still firmly believe it’s Tarantino’s best movie (IMO). And Seven because I’m a big Fincher fan, and that movie changed how I looked at filmmaking.
4 Where can people go to learn more about your projects? (website / social media)?
Bryn Wilkinson is a co-op student at the Hamilton Film Festival.