San Francisco Film Editor Susan Utell

Who she is: Film editor Susan Utell has worked in all aspects of the broadcast industry—including editorial experience cutting news and programming for San Francisco network affiliates KPIX, KQED and KGO.

What she does: Her advertising agency editorial experience began with a four-year employment at the Bay Area’s first full-fledged post-production facility, One Pass Film & Video. There, Susan worked with advertising agencies; JWT NYC/Chicago; McCann-Erickson; Foot, Cone & Belding; Riney & Associates; Goodby, Silverstein and Partners; Y & R and Goldberg, Moser, O’Neill. She left One Pass in 1984 to begin a successful decades-long freelance career.

Why she does it: Susan loves a good story. Her editorial experience includes both long and short formats. She has worked on Emmy award winning documentaries for Reader’s Digest, programs for PBS, The Disney Channel, The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel and The History Channel. Recently, she co-edited the documentary “WHY WE SING!” — a film about diversity and the San Francisco Gay Men Chorus narrated by Mayor Gavin Newsom, aired for PBS.

And there’s more! Susan has completed a four film DVD package of financial tips for Robbins Research International, with financial luminaries Harry Dent and John Templeton, hosted by thought leader Tony Robbins.

Susan was producer, director and editor of LIGHTFORMS, a short film, shown in the Mill Valley Film Festival. She has edited archival dance performances for the Merce Cunningham Foundation, which has been placed in the Museum of Modern Art.
Susan has experience in both Avid and Final Cut Pro technologies.

She has accomplished post-supervisory skills with a strong eye for design and writing. And she is friendly. What more can you ask for in a Truly Amazing Woman?


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