LOS ANGELES — Arts Academy (https://artsacademy.us), a newly-launched post production house, recently welcomed Eric Alexander-Hughes to its staff as editor. The studio was founded by Peter Wiedensmith and Tommy Harden, who have more than 40 years combined experience making award-winning work.
Alexander-Hughes has been making his own films from a young age. After studying political science in college, he earned an internship at Pereira O’Dell, where he further honed his skills as in-house editor and director. He cut his teeth on small editing projects before going on to make a name for himself in music videos, cutting projects that include J. Cole’s ATM, Boyfriend by Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber’s ETA (Nature Visual) and Hear Me Calling by Juice Wrld. This led to work on branded content for Beats by Dre, as well as projects for McDonald’s, Walmart, Doritos, Spotify, Reebok, and Saks Off 5th. Alexander-Hughes has also shaped films for the likes of BTS, Issa Rae, Pharrell Williams, Cardi B, Puff Daddy and Travis Scott.
"I'm incredibly excited to announce that Arts Academy is my home base for commercial editorial,” says the editor. “I'm honored to be joining a roster of esteemed innovators. After having in-depth conversations about the future of our industry, and the change in lifestyle post-pandemic, I'm convinced that Peter and Tommy are truly cracking the code on post-house culture as it should be in 2022 and beyond!"
“There’s no question that Eric is supremely talented and we know we’ve only seen the beginning of what he’s capable of,” says Arts Academy’s Wiedensmith. “But what strikes us most about Eric is his generous spirit: he has such a thoughtful and intelligent commitment to the work and to the people, and we’re honored that he has chosen to bring that spirit to Arts Academy. We can’t wait to learn from him, and we’re incredibly excited to welcome him to our growing team.”