Bio

Elaine Smith is an editor & assistant editor based in Perth, Western Australia.

 

Her post-production experience comprises of:

  • short films

  • feature films

  • web series

  • broadcast

  • music videos

  • corporates

 

Some of Elaine’s recent work includes:

  • editing Hug The Sun (2021), a web series directed by Aaron McCann and produced by Aunty Donna at Haven't You Done Well Productions. The series and bonus content has accrued over half a million views on Youtube.

  • assistant editing The Furnace (2020), a feature film directed by Roderick MacKay and edited by Merlin Eden with the post-production team at Siamese.

  • editing three Screenwest-funded shorts produced by RUSH Films:

    • Tooly (2021) - directed by Karla Hart

    • Sparkles (2020) - directed by Jacqueline Pelczar

    • Mystic Pines (2019) - directed by Zoe Pepper.

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Awards
 

  • Single Ladies - Nominated for Best Editing at Seoul Webfest 2019

  • The Big Spaghetti - Winner of NextGen Webfest Award for Best Editing 2018

Experience & Skills
 

Elaine has 5 years of industry experience with:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Productions

  • Avid Media Composer

  • Adobe After Effects

  • DaVinci Resolve

  • Adobe Photoshop

 

She has worked with post-production house Siamese since 2019. Other companies she has worked with include:

  • Sandbox Productions

  • Metamorflix

  • The Office of John Cheese

  • OK Media Group

Elaine has previously worked as a production runner, art department assistant and data wrangling on features, shorts, documentaries and reality television shows. She also produced music videos.

Education
 

  • Advanced Diploma of Digital Cinema (2015) - Central Institute of Technology

  • Diploma of Screen Media (Film & Television) (2014) - Central Institute of Technology

And since you read this far, here's a fun fact...
 

The first director of Jaws (1975) was fired because he kept calling the shark a whale.