One stop shop for Editorial, visual effects, and 2k finishing



Midwest work ethic.

Variety of Experience

Variety of Experience

Music editor for Tim Williams.  Color assistant to Michael Eaves.



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I was born and raised in Burnsville Minnesota, far from the entertainment world.  Like many, I had aspirations of becoming a director.  I enrolled at Columbia College Chicago where I quickly realized my passions were actually in the world of postproduction.  At school I interned for VFX company, 3to1 studios, and assistant edited for David Wittenstein at Fresh Brain.  While working on my Bachelor degree, I spent two semesters teaching AVID to undergrad students as a part time staff member.  I’ve been living in LA for the last 4 years working on various independent features as both an assistant editor, finishing editor, and VFX artist.




AVID Media Composer 97

Final Cut Pro 77

Premiere Pro 65

Assimilate Scratch 95

After Effects 95

Photoshop 83

Mocha for After Effects 90

Pro Tools

File Maker Pro 88

Redcine X 100

Compressor 96

DVD Studio Pro. 70

Digital Worflows including RED 95





Assistant Editor /VFX sup/ additional color:  July 2010 – Present, Liberty Studios – Responsibilities included:

– First assistant editor for feature film Walking with the Enemy.

– VFX editor in addition to running off the 2k plates to various vendors.

– I assisted many talented editors including Richard Nord, Eric Beason, and Joel Cox.

– Music editor (TEMP).

– Additional colorist and online editor.


Assistant Editor: July 2009 – Dec. 2009: A Digital Vision, Chicago, IL – Responsibilities included:

– Ingesting media elements along with storage maintenance.

– Codebooks, and export/transcoding finished product to client specified deliverables.

– Trouble shooting AVID Media Composer systems and lead editor on specific projects.

– I also did data wrangling on numerous occasions.


Digital Effects Artist: Feb. 2009 – Dec. 2009: 3to1 Studios, Chicago, IL – Responsibilities included:

-Creating various graphic and other visual elements in addition to compositing.

– I was responsible for working seamlessly between other departments, freelancers, and staff.

– Project file and on-line workflow management between numerous artists in off site facilities.

– Transcoding and media ingestion, color correction, and facilitating client review/work sessions.


Part-Time Staff: May 2008 – Dec. 2009: Columbia College, Chicago, IL – Responsibilities included:

– Managing a staff of TAʼs within the postproduction facilities.

– Giving approximately 80 lectures a year on AVID and Final cut pro editing systems.

– BetaCAM tape layoffs and capturing. I was also responsible for maintaining and fixing computer and hardware/software problems.

– Managing of hundreds of projects as they entered the facility.

– Avid and Final Cut Pro software troubleshooting.


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Profile of a Killer – DVD release

Profile of a Killer – DVD release

By vaughnbien - On Feb 04 - In FILMS I'VE WORKED ON - With 0 Comment

  Its festival circuit is complete!  Go check out the film!  Now available on Amazon.

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Incredible Jo jo

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By vaughnbien - On Jan 13 - In FILMS I'VE WORKED ON - With 0 Comment

I’m excited to announce that I am going to be coloring “The Incredible Adventures of Jo jo” for my good friend Brian. The feature length film [...]

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Profile of a Killer – Release Date

Profile of a Killer – Release Date

By vaughnbien - On Jan 03 - In FILMS I'VE WORKED ON - With 0 Comment

“Profile of a Killer” a film I which means a lot to me personally  will be released in February 2013.  Excited to see the end result! [...]

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