“He’s baaack…” Michael Van de Kamer Now at Fast Cuts

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Creative Editor Teams Up With Fast Cuts For His Big Dallas Return

Last Updated: May 6, 2011 5:12 pm GMT
(Dallas, Texas--May 6, 2011) Fast Cuts, the premier creative editorial and post-production studio in the Southwest, announces the addition of internationally recognized and longtime creative editor Michael Van de Kamer to their roster. Previously the founder of and editor at Post:Op (a Dallas based creative editorial boutique) for almost 20 years, Van de Kamer took some time off to spend with his family and to travel the world. Now, HE'S BACK and ready to jump back in the game with a fresh perspective, dynamic energy, and a new creative outlook.

Michael launched an exciting career in creative editorial and worked on many projects for national brands such as The Home Depot, Wyndham Hotel, Nokia, Pepsi, Miller Beer, Coors, Budweiser, Negra Modelo, Ice House Beer, GM Cadillac, Pep Boys, Interstate Batteries, T.G.I. Friday’s, Chili’s, Walmart, JCPenney, Sears, Neiman Marcus, Travelocity, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Southwest Airlines, to name a few. Yet, arguably his most well known piece of work may be Tabasco’s “Mosquito”, which aired nationally for the first time in 1998. Not only was it awarded a Cannes Gold Lion Award for the spot; it remains a household favorite to this day.

"His work is well respected in the community and he has a fantastic reel to show for it," says Fast Cuts President/Editor Richard Gillespie. "I am delighted to have Michael join the Fast Cuts team and am very excited to be able to offer his vision and endless creativity to our clients. I think this will be a great relationship.”

At Fast Cuts, creative editing is performed in six HD offline suites featuring Avid Media Composer, Symphony and Final Cut Pro. Finishing is accomplished in two HD online suites featuring Autodesk Smoke, Flame and color grading in Lustre. Graphics rounds out the finishing experience with multiple workstations that feature the latest in 3D and 2D animation. Audio mixing, music scoring and sound-design happens in two Russ Berger designed audio suites, both equipped with Pro-Tools HD9, surround sound and HD big screen projection for a theatre mixing experience. Everything is linked together via a Unity Server, making it possible to work on projects in multiple rooms simultaneously for more efficiency.

With a creative and technically savvy crew and a house fully equipped with the latest technologies, Fast Cuts provides a fun and innovative atmosphere committed to turning a great idea into a memorable story.

For more information please contact Sara Ly at 214.526.3278 or sara@fastcuts.tv

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