Elaine Smith is an editor based in Perth, Western Australia. Her experience to date comprises of short form, web series, long form, broadcast, music videos, and corporates.
Some of Elaine’s recent work include editing Hug The Sun, a web series produced by Haven't You Done Well Productions. She also assistant edited the feature film The Furnace, directed by Roderick MacKay and edited by Merlin Eden with the post-production team at Siamese. She has edited three Screenwest-funded shorts – Tooly, Sparkles and Mystic Pines – all produced by Rush Films.
She graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Digital Cinema at Central Institute of Technology in 2015.
She was nominated for Best Editing at Seoul Webfest for Single Ladies in 2019 and received a NextGen Webfest award for Best Editing on The Big Spaghetti in 2018. She has worked with Siamese, Sandbox Productions, Metamorflix, The Office of John Cheese and OK Media Group on broadcast, corporate and commercial projects.
She has spent 5 years working on Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, as well as After Effects and DaVinci Resolve. Her first roles on-set were as a production runner, art department assistant and data wrangler on features, shorts, documentaries and reality television shows. She settled on post-production as being her main specialistation.
Elaine has a strange affinity with beagles and a habit of trying to convince herself she’s got a green thumb, despite her lack of gardening knowledge.