We’re excited to welcome Justin Brukman as our Global New Business Director and Managing Director in the US.
Welcoming Editor Sam Bould
We are thrilled to welcome editor Sam Bould to our roster! Sam boasts an impressive portfolio of work including commercials for Glenlivet, Deliveroo, Nike, EasyJet, and IKEA as well as music videos for Arcade Fire, Skepta, and Ed Sheeran.
Final Cut at 25
Final Cut are celebrating a whopping 25 years this week! Shots caught up with Managing Director and Editor David Webb to reminisce about years gone by whilst taking a look back at some of our best bits.
No Accounting for Taste
Netflix series ‘Sex Education’ has been a runaway hit, with a killer soundtrack to match. David Webb reveals all about how they curated the soundtrack that earned consecutive Music+Sound Awards for ‘Best Sync for a Television Programme.’
Ad Age Creativity AwardsEditorial Company of the Year
We are honored to be AdAge’s first-ever recipient of the Creativity Awards’ Editorial Company of the Year!
Beastie Boys Story
for Apple TV+
Editors Zoe Schack and Jeff Buchanan talk to Shots about their experience telling “Beastie Boys Story” with Spike Jonze for Apple TV+, premiering tonight!
Welcome to #TheArchives, a showcase of our editors’ long-form work featuring films, short films, series, documentaries, and music videos. All available to stream at home.
Our Current Capabilities
As we navigate this extraordinary time, we’re fully embracing working remotely and doing what we do best, solving problems through collaboration and creativity.
A Message from Final Cut,
Significant Others, Machine
& The Lofts
An important message from your friends at Final Cut regarding novel coronavirus, and our ongoing commitment to everyone’s health and well being.
‘Get Lost’ with Vue, Joint
and the Scotts!
Editor Dan Sherwen helped Joint and Jake and Ridley Scott convince Vue to ‘Get Lost’ in the cinema with a little help from Star Wars’ John Boyega. Read all about it at Shots!
New York Times has been Immortalized!
We’re delighted that our New York Times “The Truth Is Worth It”, edited by Jim Helton, was one of four campaigns to win at Little Black Book’s Immortal Awards. What’s more, Final Cut was ranked #1 edit house!
Grand Prix & Editing Company of the Year at Ciclope
We’re over the moon that Jim Helton’s work for The New York Times won a Post Production Grand Prix at Ciclope, while New Blood editor Lucy Berry’s Kano “Trouble” took home Gold in Music Video Editing!
Final Cut win at shots Awards Europe 2019
Final Cut London do the double, winning both the Editing House and Editor of the Year for Joe Guest at the shots Awards Europe 2019!
Rick Russell On Nurturing New Talent
Founding editor Rick Russell writes about the importance of nurturing new talent, as evidenced by our own New Blood, in Little Black Book’s latest Influencers column.
Taking a Bite Out of Kinsale Sharks
Last week, the ad community descended upon Kinsale, but we survived the Shark attack, bringing home two Golds, 3 Bronze as well as ‘Edit House of the Year’!
On Editing &
Editor Jeff Buchanan has been nominated for an Emmy for his work on HBO’s hit ‘Barry’ starring Bill Hader. He caught up with No Film School for an interview on how he found himself cutting the hit series.
What Reminds Spencer Averick to ‘Do the right thing?’
From the book to the baseball, these are a few of editor Spencer Averick’s ‘Favourite Things.’ Read more about them all at Shots.
Making Cannes Lions History
The New York Times “The Truth Is Worth It” campaign made history this past week in the south of France, where it became the first campaign to ever win Cannes Lions Grand Prix in both the Film Craft and Film categories.
Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Editor Jim Helton!
The New York Times “The Truth Is Worth It” campaign with Droga5 and Furlined directors Martin + Lindsay took home the Cannes Lions Grand Prix in Film Craft Editing Tuesday night. Huge congratulations to editor Jim Helton for bringing it home for all of us!
How Jeff Buchanan found
Read Editor Jeff Buchanan’s interview in Muse by CLIO on the experience of editing Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” concert documentary – 40 years after it was shot!
Seeing Black & Yellow at D&ADs
Editor Jim Helton won a yellow pencil for editing at the D&ADs for his New York TImes “The Truth Is Worth It” campaign with Droga5 and Furlined, while Spencer Campbell was shortlisted as a Next Editor!
Most Awarded at AICP Post
Jim Helton took home Best In Show for NYT’s “The Truth Is Worth It” at last night’s AICP Post Awards in Chicago, making him the single most-awarded artist of the night. Congratulations, Jim!
Big Wins Throughout
Editor Jim Helton, Droga5, Furlined & Co. went to Creative Week, and reminded all of us that the truth is indeed worth it with some serious hardware for this powerful campaign.
James Rosen Shares
a Few Of His Favourite Things
James Rosen recently sat down in his edit suite with Shots to share a few of his favourite things (and remind us of his exceptional taste) – from comic books and paper crafts, to fidget spinners and movie posters.
Nike & Joe Guest Reminds Us
‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’
Nike’s ‘Nothing Beats A Londoner’ from Wieden+Kennedy London with Riff Raff’s Megaforce and edited by our very own Joe Guest won big at the British Arrows last night, earning him another Arrow for Best Editing amongst the spoils!
Steve Ackroyd & David Webb
Teach Sex Education
The eagerly anticipated Netflix Original “Sex Education” featuring Gillian Anderson has launched to rave reviews. Six of the eight episode series were edited by our very own comedic maestros Steve Ackroyd and David Webb. Binge on, friends!
THE LOFTS at Final Cut
Our London office announces THE LOFTS at Final Cut, a new dry hire facility featuring seven Avid offline edit suites available for longform projects, opening February 2019.
Eric Alexander-Hughes is a shots Rising Star!
Editor Eric Alexander-Hughes is one of shots 2018 Rising Stars, a showcase of young talent working in the creative industries and based on the west coast of America.
16 Lessons I Learned From Editing My First Documentary
Editor Sarah Iben shares 16 lessons she learned while editing her first documentary “Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis” in Muse by Clio.
“The Truth is Worth It” in The New York Times’ New Campaign
The New York Times shows the importance of investigative reporting in their new campaign, “The truth is worth it.”
Big Wins at the Shots Awards
We are thrilled to announce that our Los Angeles office has won shots Awards Editing House of the Year and Joe Guest has won Editor of the Year!
Big Week for
Jeff Buchanan & Friends!
Both Bill Hader & Henry Winkler won for their performances on HBO’s hit comedy ‘Barry’ and Kanye West & Lil Pump’s ‘I Love It’ smashed YouTube records with 76 million views in one week, both edited by Jeff Buchanan!
Reflections On Awards Season
President Stephanie Apt reflects on awards season in Little Black Book’s Influencers column on why all winners, from directors to editors to cinematographers, deserve to be front and centre.
Shots Awards Shortlist
We’re delighted that our LA and UK offices have both been shortlisted for Editing House of the Year and our editors Dan Sherwen and Joe Guest are each shortlisted for Editor of the Year at the Shots Awards 2018!
Billboard’s 100 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century
The handiwork of two of our editors – Darren Baldwin and Jeff Buchanan – have both made Billboard’s list of the “100 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century! Read, watch and listen on!
The Story Behind The Decemberists’ New Music Video
Editor Miky Wolf collaborates with director Autumn de Wilde’s defiant and celebratory new music video for The Decemberists’ “Once In My Life” starring the director’s brother Jacob.
Dollar Shave Club “Gets Ready” in New Campaign!
Editor Jeff Buchanan and MJZ director Steve Ayson are here to help bring back Dollar Shave Club in a bold, inclusive (and slightly more mature) new campaign!
Rick Russell Wins Film Craft Editing Gold Lion
Rick Russell cut his way to the top this year and brought home a Gold Lion at tonight’s Film Craft Awards in Cannes in the editing Category!
L’Oreal and Ralph Lauren
Thrilled to see the response to L’Oréal and Ralph Lauren’s #LeadLikeAWoman campaign, edited by Ashley Kreamer!
The Sound of Silver
at British Arrows
At last night’s British Arrows Awards, editor Dan Sherwen brought home a Silver Arrow for for ‘Use of Existing Music’ for his Absolut’s ‘Equal Love’ spot!
Editing Gold & More
at The One Show!
Editor Joe Guest brought home a solid Gold Pencil tonight from the One Show in New York for his ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ with Wieden + Kennedy and Riff Raff’s Megaforce! And that’s not all…
Two Cubes at ADC Awards Tonight!
Joe Guest took home a Bronze Cube tonight at the ADC Awards for his Nike ‘Nothing Beats A Londoner’ and editor Rick Russell brought home a Silver in the category as well.
Gold & Silver
At Creative Circle Awards!
As Awards season heats up, Final Cut proves we’re here to win with a Gold for Editing for Dan Sherwen’s Lucozade, and a Silver for Editing for Joe Guest’s Nike.
Pencils Down – D&ADs Up!
Last night, Final Cut entered pencil-less, and emerged with three pencils! Congratulations to editors Rick Russell and Joe Guest on two Yellow Pencils and Dan Sherwen on a Wooden Pencil, and to all the winners of the night!
4 out of 10
4 out of 10 spots Shortlisted for the AICP Awards in the Editorial Category is not too shabby. Cheers to Crispin Struthers, JD Smyth, Rick Russell & Jeff Buchanan on some stellar work!
That’s three pieces shortlisted for the 2018 AICE Awards – Rick Russell’s Apple ‘Barbers’ and JD Smyth’s Asics ‘I Move Me’ in ‘Montage’ category, and Machine’s Alex Bingham for Sound Design on FOX Sports!
Hearts Beat Loud Trailer!
The trailer for editor Patrick Colman and director Brett Haley’s feel-good Sundance hit ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ is out – Watch it now!
4 Editors, 5 Finalists
at The One Show!
Editors Crispin Struthers, Joe Guest, Dan Sherwen and Rick Russell are all One Show finalists for their edits on some of the years biggest spots for Toyota, Nike, Absolut, Lucozade and Apple!
Rick Russell & Joe Guest
Among ADC Finalists
Editors Rick Russell and Joe Guest have both been named finalists at the 97th Annual ADC Awards for their work with Apple & director Dougal Wilson and Nike & directors Megaforce!
Sherwen Shortlisted for
4 British Craft Arrows!
Editor Dan Sherwen has been shortlisted for an unbelievable 4 British Craft Arrows for his work on Absolut, Nike and Lucozade in the Editing and Use of Existing Music Categories!