Hey there! I'm Troy Takaki

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Experience: 27 years
Title/Headline: Film and Television Editor
Known for: Sweet Home Alabama, Hitch, YOU, Ally McBeal, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Minimum time: 15 minutes

About Me

Troy Takaki ace is a top film editor who has cut such box office hits as SWEET HOME ALABAMA starring Reese Witherspoon and HITCH starring Will Smith. He is one of the few picture editors that splits his time between features and television. He recently edited shows such as “YOU” for Netflix and “Mr Mercedes” for Direct TV.

  • Feature Film
  • Episodic
  • Interviewing
  • Networking

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  • Open Ended Conversation

    Don’t know where to start or have multiple questions or topics you’ll like to discuss? Don’t worry about it, our expert has Open Ended Conversations so you can take as much time and go as in depth as you need so you can become your very best.

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  • Preparing for an Interview

    I will run you through how to prepare for an interview as an Editor or Assistant Editor. I can help with general information or for a specific project.

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  • Getting started as a Feature Film Editor

    Feature Film editing is an incredibly demanding and equally rewarding profession. This session will walk you through the day to day role that a feature film editor plays during pre-production, production and post-production. Topics will also include setting up the cutting room, your relationship to the director, your relationship to the producers, hiring a good assistant, negotiating pay, organizing your project, putting together your first cut, working out a schedule, and many others. I will tailor the discussion so it is most applicable to the type of project that you plan to edit.

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  • Getting started as a Television Editor

    Television editing puts you in the middle of a fast-moving, dynamic team of creatives. This session will walk you through the day to day role that a television editor plays during pre-production, production and post-production. Topics will also include setting up the cutting room, your relationship to the director, your relationship to the producers, hiring a good assistant, negotiating pay, organizing your project, putting together your first cut, working out a schedule, and many others. I will tailor the discussion so it is most applicable to the type of project that you plan to edit.

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  • Is Film Editing Right for You?

    It's important to know where you are headed. During this 30 minute session, I will give you an overview of the life of a film editor working in film and television in Hollywood. I will give you a sense of both the good and bad aspects of this career. I will ask you about your background, personality and goals to see if film editing is a good fit for you.

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  • Getting started as an Assistant Editor

    This session begins with an overview of the role that the assistant editor (AE) plays in the cutting room. We will also go over how that role differs between feature film and television. Topics include roles and responsibilities, cutting room etiquette, your relationship with the editor, your relationship with the directors and producers, union vs. non-union jobs and how to keep getting hired. We will also discuss your specific background and experience and create a strategy for getting your first job.

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  • Discussing my book - Don't Miss Out On Any Avocado Milkshakes

    Read my book, Don't Miss Out On Any Avocado Milkshakes: The Art and Joy of being a Film Editor, then ask questions. You can find in on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Miss-Out-Avocado-Milkshakes/dp/1365412474/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1516859245&sr=8-2&keywords=troy+takaki

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