VENICE, CA — Bi-coastal editorial company PS260 has added editor David Blackburn to its talent roster. He comes to the studio from Beast Editorial, where he cut spots for Adidas, Verizon, Ford, Michelob, Lexus, Champs, T-Mobile, Coors Light, NASCAR and PlayStation.
Blackburn will be based in PS260’s West Coast office. In addition to his commercial work, he’s edited music videos for Eminem, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Aerosmith, Justin Timberlake, George Michael and Marilyn Manson, among others. In 2003, he was nominated for an MTV award for Best Editing for Eminem’s Without Me. He won the MVPA’s Best Editing award in 2005 for Blink 182’s Always. He also edited one of the very first Google Cardboard VR music videos for Grammy award-winning artist Avicii.
“I’ve done a lot of work with action, visual effects and music, but first and foremost, I cut for emotion,” Blackburn says. “Storytelling is key. I pay most attention to the emotional arc of the characters and the story, and given that PS260’s work is rooted in emotion and compelling content, I feel like we are a natural fit. I can’t wait to get going with the team and see what’s in store for us this year.”