Hello, this is Michael Arginsky, Creative Video Editor.
I have extensive experience in commercial, corporate, brand, education, non-profit, art, and culture media. My style and aesthetic lean towards a verite/documentary feel, with attention to nuance and emotion- I want the viewer to viscerally experience the content. My influences range from Thelma Schoonmaker to Stan Brakhage.
Working with an incredibly talented array of directors, producers, teams, and clients has shaped my ability to quickly develop content-specific storylines, while efficiently and creatively achieving project ambitions and goals. I’ve been editing for over 20 years, so I’ve just about seen it all when it comes to Post-Production, and I feel that brings value added to any project or budget.
As I worked my way from Apprentice to Editor, I became a proficient communicator, collaborator, organizer, and team player. I take great pride in my project organization, which allows me to work fluidly and intuitively while exploring ideas and meeting deadlines. And I find that less technical thinking leads to more creative output- from there, we can birth new ideas and grow our creative process.
I am currently working in Adobe’s Creative Cloud, with my proficiency in Premiere. I have working experience with After Effects and Photoshop, as well as finishing spots for output (sound mixing and color correction). I am comfortable encoding, configuring, and outputting videos for various digital formats and Social Media and broadcast standards.
My editing chops are well seasoned, but I’ve found the best way to stay on my game is to raise the bar with each job. This means finding new opportunities. That’s where you come in.
I hope you will find my work and experience in line with your plans for content. I would love the opportunity to create together.