NEW YORK CITY — Cut+Run (https://cutandrun.com) has added editor Jen Dean to its family of talent. A native Texan, she went from studying experimental cinema with Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon to assisting Hank Corwin for many years at Lost Planet. Both experiences proved invaluable, as she became an editor in her own right, developing a personal style that embraces her interests in fashion, documentary and the blending of multimedia.
Throughout her career Dean’s love of music and knowledge of film history has always been at the forefront of her collaborations in the edit. Her passion for storytelling can be seen in her work with a wide range of clients, including Google, Instagram, The New York Times, Samsung, M&Ms, Olay and Cotton. In each, she conveys her passion for developing candid, open moments that celebrate humanity with expressive style.
“Jen is a massive talent whose work reflects her originality,” says editor/partner Gary Knight. “And while Jen’s incredible editing style makes her a great creative fit, it’s her dedication to community and nurturing young talent that makes her a natural addition to our team.”
Dean won the first AICE Award for ‘best editing in a music video’, and continues to enjoy music-driven work, most recently with her longtime-collaborator, director Danny Clinch. She is a huge believer in the value of mentorship, and takes pride in her time spent with assistants and getting to know the next generation of editors and creatives.
“Cut+Run is thick with people I know and admire, and the work that comes from all of the locations is constantly outstanding,” says Dean. “I look forward to when we can all be together, but already feel very connected which speaks volumes about the welcoming, creative culture.”
Cut+Run has locations in Santa Monica, San Francisco, Austin, New York and the Midwest.