In this episode of LA Profiles we are talking with Meredith Veach, a freelance film editor for Dreamworks TV, Awesomeness TV and other major production houses.
Her short film, Gone Into the Clearing has recently won several awards including Best Director and Best Editing at the Smoky Mountain Film Festival.
Meredith has an extensive background in music, fine art painting and film. In this interview she shares what it is like to work in such an exciting career, and some of what it takes to get there.
Meredith’s Official Bio
Meredith Veach was raised just outside of New York City in a very traditional home. She began playing the piano at age three and soon picked up the flute. She is classically trained in both, having performed for years at state competitions, receiving the highest ratings. Throughout her high school years she also became a USTA ranked tennis player in the Northeast region. After noticing a developing talent in oil painting, she enrolled at Trinity College to double major in fine art and film. From there, she began working at a post production house in Soho as a self-taught commercial editor. After three years and absorbing as much as she could from her fellow colleagues, she attended SVA for her Masters degree in Directing for Film. She has won several awards for her short, Gone Into the Clearing, including Best Director and Best Editing. The film is now available to the public. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her fiancé and pit mix puppy, working as a freelance editor and producer. She just completed a feature-length romantic comedy. More to come!
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Meredith Veach: http://meredithveach.com
Produced by Mark Stout: http://markstoutphotography.com