Editor

Josh Beebe

Last name is pronounced B-B (like the gun.) Alumni of Grand Valley State University. Went to Space Camp (twice). Shoots 35mm stills with a vintage Minolta SRT-101. Expect to see Josh commuting to work on his bike along the Dequindre Cut - or rolling up to a local dive bar. Josh’s career in filmmaking took off as soon as his 7th grade teacher allowed him to create video projects instead of presenting reports in front of the class. In 2010, he co-founded SEI Studios with his best friend - a creative company that provided clients with photography, video production, web and graphic design.

David Chapdelaine

Farm boy turned punk rocker, David likes to spend his time creating beats on his drum machines and making custom scores using found objects and the familiar voices of his fellow colleagues. David has created musical accompaniments for brands such as Ford, Chevy, Blue Cross, Jeep and Fiat, as well as scores for narrative and documentary projects. When David isn’t making music, he is cultivating his other passion for storytelling through creative editorial by cutting spots, music videos and other visual media.

Shane Patrick Ford

Shane discovered his love for filmmaking while producing videos for his music compositions in high school. Soon after, he founded and operated a music venue in college, The Factory, which fueled a desire to collaborate with creatives in his community.

In 2010, Shane co-founded The Work, a Detroit-LA based production company, which brought his visual art to a broader and more professional audience. During his time at The Work, Shane was lead editor while building a post team to service their wide scope of productions. This nimble team would go on to win a Shorty and Effie.

Deedle LaCour

Deedle LaCour is a film editor, musician, record producer, and documentary filmmaker from Dallas, TX.  Since 2000 he has edited countless national TV ads including Super Bowl spots, digital campaigns, music videos, feature films and shorts.  Previously, he owned a recording studio specializing in music production.  As an editor, Deedle leans on his vast experience and many creative talents to help shape the projects he works on.  He loves to collaborate and is known for his patience and speed.  Recent projects and clients include:  Dodge, Jeep, Maserati, Alpha Romeo, Lays, The Southeastern Conference (SEC), Canada Dry, Susan G. Komen, and Cinemark for agencies such as The Richards Group, The Marketing Arm, Commerce House, and RAPP.  In 2014 his award winning directorial debut “FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL” was released to rave reviews.  The Los Angeles Times called it an "exhilarating and curiously moving punk documentary”.

John Komnenich

John Komnenich

John Komnenich began his career in Chicago as an award winning film editor. The trenches of the dark editing room quickly taught John what worked and didn’t work from the footage delivered to him and to the golden rule of always having a lot of shooting options in the can, a philosophy that has served John well in his directorial career.
 
The background as an editor has had a significant influence on his work as a commercial director, a craft he has practiced for more than two decades, in the way he shapes stories, builds transitions and connects with viewers. Komnenich has directed commercials of all genres and product categories, applying the same passionate approach and craftsmanship to each project. He is best known for his skill in casting and directing talent, both professionals and real people. Memorable, natural performances are his trademark.
 
Komnenich has won numerous awards for directing, including an Emmy, Clios and One Show awards. His many clients include Disney, Kellogg's, Chevrolet, Budweiser, McDonald's, Kraft, Max Factor, Sears, and AllState.
 
In the third decade of his directing career, Komnenich continues to evolve. In recent years he has broadened the scope of his work to include viral advertising, webisodes and branded content in additional to traditional broadcast spots. He has also returned to his roots in editing, cutting many of his web-based projects. For the future, he is exploring opportunities in long-form entertainment and is currently developing projects for television.
 
Komnenich is married with 2 children, loves to ski, sail, play golf, and is always up to try a new recipe in the kitchen with his lovely wife.

Location

Chicago, IL
United States