Film Editor and Visual Effects Editor
Jon Alvord is a Film Editor with extensive experience in visual effects. He began his film career in 1987 as a Special Effects Make-up Artist studying under Academy Award Winners, Bill Tutlle and Dick Smith. His passion for editing grew from his film school experience at the University of Southern California; hence he left the world of make-up to become an Apprentice Editor at Concorde Pictures.
After becoming a member of the Editors Guild, Jon assisted on such films as Batman Forever and D3: The Mighty Ducks. Soon after, Jon was editing independent feature films (The Dangerous and Along The Way ) as well as music videos, corporate demos, television shows and commercials. As the feature film industry began to utilize digital effects, Jon found a natural blend of his two primary film talents: visual effects and editing.
In 1997 Jon became the Senior Avid Visual Effects Editor at Cinesite Digital Studios, Hollywood, where he worked on projects ranging from Armageddon and Ali to Thirteen Days and X-Men; collaborating with many of Hollywood's greatest artists and directors.
After living and working in Hollywood for 15 years, Jon relocated, with his family, to Austin, Texas in the summer of 2002. After arriving, he edited numerous local and national commercials and continued to work on feature films, such as Spy Kids 3D, Sin City and Grindhouse, frequently immersing himself in the production process by creating
pre-composites of the HD footage, while on set, to insure that the VFX elements would work in the post-production pipelines. Recently, Jon received recognition from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his contribution to "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries" on the Emmy Award Winning HBO series "John Adams".
His work has been screened at film festivals, and has won or been nominated for several awards. Most recently, Jon relocated to Savannah, GA to begin teaching post-production at The Savannah College of Art and Design.
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