NEW YORK — Creative editors Lisa Mogol, Cindy Nielsen, Christopher Pensiero and Bryan Wetzel have all joined the commercial roster of Bikini Edit (http://bikiniedit.com), here. Bikini Edit was founded in 1990 by Avi Oron in 1990. In 2016, the studio launched the Site 57 gallery program (http://site57gallery.com), creating public showing opportunities for a diverse range of artists while enhancing Bikini Edit's environment for creative work.
According to Oron, the recent launch of the Site 57 gallery space along with Bikini Edit in New York's Lower East Side Gallery District has successfully heightened artistic connections around his edit studio. "What we are doing with Site 57 is earning a lot of attention in the creative industry, and that includes attracting these four talented editors, who all have built extremely successful careers as freelancers. There has always been a lot of synergy between art and advertising - we are very proud to be putting a spotlight on that fascinating intersection."
Lisa Mogol was previously on the roster of Moondog Editorial, and prior to that, Company X and Mad River Post. Known for her extended-length projects for Ralph Lauren, Sports Illustrated and Vault Soda, her work also includes the feature film Sting: When the Last Ship Sails, and music videos for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Hopewell and Travis. Her short-form reel includes work for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Folgers, Jif, Jockey, Michael Kors, Pepsi, Smuckers and many others.
An award-winning commercial editor with more than 20 years of experience, Cindy Nielsen's earlier staff positions at Homestead Editorial and Chinagraph Editorial helped her perfect her craft on numerous prominent campaigns. Before beginning her freelance career in 2007, she had already cut campaigns for Claritin, Dove, Hershey's, Maybelline and Philips (Ad Age Digital Campaign of the Year, Cannes Gold Cyber Lion winner, Effie Gold and Silver Award winner, among many others). In 2010, Nielsen launched Eye Candy Edit in partnership with Christopher Pensiero, who is her husband.
Pictured (L-R): Lisa Mogol, Cindy Nielsen, Christopher Pensiero and Bryan Wetzel
Another rising editor who came into his own at Chinagraph Editorial, Pensiero also focused on editing during his seven-year stint with the company, which followed many years of production work on feature films. Spreading his wings as a freelance editor in 2006, Pensiero launched Eye Candy Edit alongside Nielsen in 2010. Over the past decade, his commercial work has won virtually every major advertising industry award, spanning the full media spectrum and reflecting his high-level working relationships with creative industry leaders. He has also gone on to earn editorial credits on numerous feature films. Among those is the acclaimed documentary Swing State Ohio and the narrative features 12 and Holding, Hounddog and AWOL.
Freelancer Bryan Wetzel is a premier editor of comedic and visual storytelling in commercials, who also has a passion for documentary films. His most recent commercial credits include campaigns for Comcast, IBM, Lowes, Starburst, Tide, UPS, Verizon FIOS and Wendy's, among many others. His ongoing documentary work for the ALS Foundation also stands out among his many passion projects.