Hey there! I'm Matt Latham

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Experience: 8 years
Title/Headline: Film Editor and Consultant
Known for: Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss, Itsy Bitsy, Josie & Jack, Victor Crowley
Minimum time: 5 minutes

About Me

Matt Latham is a Lone Star Emmy Award-winning editor living in Los Angeles, CA. He is an alumni of the American Cinema Editors Diversity Mentorship Program, and he is an Executive Committee Member of the Blue Collar Post Collective, a non-profit organization supporting emerging talent in post production. He also instructs for Adobe and Assistant Editors Bootcamp, with an emphasis on how to organize and edit feature films in Adobe Premiere Pro. His feature film credits include SEVEN STAGES TO ACHIEVE ETERNAL BLISS (Tribeca Film Festival premiere), VICTOR CROWLEY (Frightfest premiere), and JOSIE & JACK (Beverly Hills Film Festival premiere).

Matt also offers pre-production and production consultation from an editor's perspective, helping producers, directors, cinematographers, actors, and post production supervisors understand how to most effectively and efficiently target their efforts toward what will end up on the screen. Matt advocates for a holistic approach toward filmmaking rooted in maximizing limited resources, getting the most bang for the buck in providing the editor with exactly what they need to create the best possible end product.

This expert donates all Sidetime proceeds to Blue Collar Post Collective.
  • film
  • editing
  • efficiency
  • optimization
  • Feature Film
  • Horror
  • Indepedent filmmaking
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • indie film
  • indie producing

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