J. Cooper C.C.E. Associate Member

Vancouver B.C.


An editor with significant experience in fast-paced studio environments on large film and broadcast productions.

Avid and Apple certified user/trainer and work-flow consultant. As such I am familiar with many recommended practices.

I am a quick thinker and an efficient problem solver with strong communication skills. Extremely well versed in all aspects of editing including; vfx, offline, online, animatics and colour correction.

I am highly competent in the post-production environment.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Vitality, Vancouver - beauty Editor


As the senior beauty editor my role was to:

  • Ensure the high standards expected from our clients were met in every frame.

  • I received plates from clients, import, log and convert to linear colour space.

  • Publish plates to main directory and note updates in internal database.

  • Tracked beauty effect shots progress through to completion.

  • Set up and run fast and efficient dailies sessions for directors and producers using RV/Flame.


  • [Hy*drau”lx], Vancouver - vfx Editor


    As vfx editor, I was responsible for:

  • Cutting together the final composites of the effect shots into feature films.

  • Received completed vfx shots from various vendors.

  • Q.c'd and verified each frame to match the final offline.

  • Made dailies available for review quickly and accurately.

  • Track shot progress through to completion.


  • Dreamworks, Vancouver - animatics Editor Sept.


    As animatics editor on “The Prophet”:

  • I would insert new and updated animation shots as they arrived.

  • Tracked the progress of clips through from artist to final delivery.


  • Next One Pictures - offline editor


    As the offline editor on “A Legacy of Whining”…

  • I was In charge of all aspects of editorial.

  • I set and maintained pacing, style and final timing of the film.

  • I worked closely with the director and producers to establish the final cut.

  • Kept the production sequences updated for review.

  • I have an intimate understanding of the creative process, workflow, and terminology.

  • Having been an online editor, I possess a firm understanding of the various t.v./film/HD/4k formats, files, frame rates, and resolutions.

  • Data management and storage.


  • Industry Works Pictures - offline editor


    As the offline editor on “The Lost Legion":

  • I was responsible for the entire project from ingest to final cut.

  • I'm a master of post-production in every aspect.

  • Being a highly creative storyteller, I Selected the takes and plotted the action.

  • I added temp audio and minor vfx.

  • Highly skilled on multiple editing platforms. Certified end user on Avid/Apple.

  • I'm a perfectionist who sweats the important things like, frame accuracy, balanced audio and on-time delivery.

  • I know how to give and receive creative feedback, and how to interface with producers, assistants, and talent.

  • I am constantly up to date with the latest & greatest of the creative video world, new techniques and platform updates.


  • Ocean Media, Vancouver - Editing Department Supervisor


    As Editing Supervisor it was my responsibility to:

  • Ensure timely delivery of several weekly episodes of nationally and internationally syndicated animated series.

  • Coordinating the editing department on their daily tasks.

  • Creating television marketing materials for major broadcasters and distributors.

  • Creating broadcast quality media for pilot episodes of new animated children’s series.


  • Mambo Media, Vancouver - Production Supervisor


    As Production Supervisor it was my responsibility to:

  • Oversee the production of corporate commercials and identity media for the web including.

  • Designing production methods for corporate commercials.

  • Assisting with the development of design concepts for web identity.

  • Designed and delivered in-house training programs for editing and motion graphics staff.


  • Applications


    Avid Media Composer 6 Jason Cooper Editor

    Avid Certified Media Composer 6 User.

    Final Cut Pro-X Jason Cooper Editor

    Apple Certified FCP-X Level 1 & Level 2 Trainer

    Abode Premiere Pro Jason Cooper Editor

    Adobe Premiere Pro Trainer

    Adobe After Effects Jason Cooper Editor

    Competent and capable in all aspects of Ae

    Adobe Photoshop Jason Cooper Editor

    Mastery of Ps is an essential skill for any editor making temp graphics

    Autodesk Flame Jason Cooper Editor

    Competent and effective

    Mocha Pro Jason Cooper Editor

    Competent and effective in all aspects of planar tracking

    Tweak Software-RV Jason Cooper Editor

    Running efficient and concise dailies requires a deep knowledge of flipbook

    Nuke Studio Jason Cooper Editor

    Competent and effective in collaboration with other artists

    Davinci Resolve Studio Jason Cooper Editor

    Competent and comfortable

    Fusion 8 Jason Cooper Editor

    Though I don't do much 3d asset creation. I had a fun time learning to use Fusion 8. I'm confident that I can handle myself in an intelligent conversation about Fusion workflow.

    Autopano Giga

    Working in 3d VR is the way of the future. I took the time to learn this app to be prepared for any VR opportunities

    Logic Pro-X Jason Cooper Editor

    Knowing how to create license-free audio for temp music has come in very very handy more times than I'd thought it would



    References


    Ocean Media

    I’ve been working with Jason Cooper since July 2012. He was contracted to head up a group of junior editors to work on animated productions for Ocean Studios. As the senior producer for Ocean Studios I can recommend him for any position in a creative editing environment. His contract was to edit promotional materials and pilot episodes. As well as, plan, schedule and train junior editors on Avid and oversee their work. In addition, he took the added initiative to streamline and reorganize work stations and work flow. And, as is Jason's way, he tackled any task that was assigned to him. Jason was a pleasure to work with carrying out all tasks with a smile, energy and enthusiasm. His training of editors was focused, methodical and effective. He is a passionate individual who exudes energy and inspires and motivates those around him.

    Animal Mother Films

    Cooper is rock-solid technically and naturally talented. Add to that his easy demeanour and passionate drive for perfection on every project. the combination makes Cooper a valuable asset.

    [Hy*drau"lx] vfx

    As a vfx coordinator, I rely heavily on Editorial to show me how a sequence is coming together and that artists aren't spending resources working on unnecessary frames. Whenever I had a request for Cooper, he would always find a way to both; exceed my expectations and get the task done sooner than was expected.