“Every piece has its own unique pulse.Â Once you find it, MAGIC happens!”
In her 25 years in post production Valerie has set herself apart by refusing to specialize in one aspect of the business or the other, choosing instead to always work on projects that inspired her and with people she felt a real connection with.
At the core of her success lies incredible passion for her craft and an uncanny sense of story.Â She also brings to her work her european sensibilities and a wonderful sense of rhythm.Â â€œEditing is all about finding the rhythm of the pieceâ€, she says, â€œwhether you are cutting a music video or a documentary, every piece has itâ€™s own unique pulse.â€
“Valerie has amazing instincts as an editor. She just gets it. She has great taste and flawless timing, combined with a work ethic that wonâ€™t quit and an ability to make every member of the team feel respected and listened to. Her creativity is only matched by her enthusiasm for everything she touches, whether itâ€™s a national spot or an online video, she clearly loves the process and it shows. Sheâ€™s awesome!â€™
“With any project Valerie is my first phone call, and my last word on postproduction. She’s bright, focused, poised, and professional. She’s dynamite in a crisis and handles stress better than anyone I’ve seen.
Most importantly, she’s never once let me down in the 15-plus years we’ve been working together.”
“Valerie has a strong sense of story and structure, and I counted on her extensively as a sounding board to flush out ideas, advance story, and convey story so that it connects emotionally.Â Regardless of deadlines or other pressures with production, Valerie always proved to be a dedicated and positive influence.”
Valerie has also always been somewhat of a visionary, embracing new technology and always seeking a challenge.Â When Avid first came on the scene in 1991, introducing a whole new approach to the editing process, she became a beta tester for the company.Â She quickly adapted to the non-linear approach and found it offered endless new possibilities.
In 2010, Valerie chose to apply her skills in the world of internet marketing.Â She has experienced great success and switched much of her attention to that world.
2020 finds Valerie venturing in a new direction as she launches a coaching program and video production company for fitness and wellness professionals.Â Â A fitness and nutrition coach herself for the past five years, Valerie personally understands the unique nature of this world and knows how to create meaningful connections with her clients through well crafted videos, be they for live streaming or on-demand consumption.Â Â Valerie looks forward to supporting fellow fitness and nutrition professional in creating outstanding video content.