NEW YORK CITY — Boutique post production shop Wax has added New York-based, multifaceted commercial and film editor Alex Pirrone. Influenced by nonfiction content and a love for automobiles and comedy, Pirrone favors a cinéma vérité-style, often bringing to life narratives from the visuals on hand.
“It really boils down to what techniques or mechanisms best tell the story in the way it needs to be told,” Pirrone explains. “For instance, my documentary roots take a slower, simpler and natural cadence — staying honest to the footage — while my interest in automobiles draws me to pretty high-adrenaline, frenetic and loud compositions. With comedies, the humor can come from lingering on a single shot for an excruciating amount of time or, adversely, quick and jarring cuts between moments or reactions.”
Most recently, Pirrone edited Ford’s multi-part, long-form series, Mustang Mach-E v Everything. Other notable campaigns include Seinhessier’s Athlete (directed by Sam Pilling) for Momentum III Wireless, IBM’s Dear Tech, and Kraken Rum’s A Tale Well Told. Beyond advertising, he has also been involved in short-form narratives, such as the short documentary Màs Fuerte, which was directed by Sean Frank, and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, which won “Best Documentary (Short Subject)” at the Academy Awards.