LOS ANGELES — Creative editorial house Final Cut (www.finalcut-edit.com) has promoted Dillon Stoneburner to their editor roster in the Los Angeles office. Stoneburner has been an assistant editor at Final Cut for six years.
Hailing from Detroit, Stoneburner made the move to Los Angeles just out of college and landed his first job in the city as a runner at Final Cut. He then began to climb the ranks, becoming vault manager before moving to the cutting room. The young editor found mentorship and encouragement in the editing bays at Final Cut, and honed his skills under the tutelage of Jeff Buchanan, Zoe Schack, Rick Russell and Joe Guest. He has collaborated on projects for Amazon, Doritos, Xfinity, Squarespace, Audi, Uber and Budweiser.
Stoneburner’s passion for exploring character-led stories and documentary-style campaigns is evident in his editing for television series and in multiple short films. He most recently co-edited a DoorDash campaign with Jeff Buchanan, which aired during the Super Bowl. Featuring actor and performer Daveed Diggs and some of Sesame Street’s most recognizable residents, the campaign was the delivery service’s first-ever Super Bowl appearance.
“Every editor I’ve worked with has taught me something that has helped me to grow in my career,” says Stoneburner. “I hope I’m able to pay it forward in the same way in the future. Final Cut gave me a chance - a kid from a small suburb outside Detroit who’s had to work for everything he has - and they are like a giant, ridiculously talented family to me.”
In addition to Los Angeles, Final Cut also has offices in London and New York.