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Brian May has been with Whitehouse since 2007, traveling from Los Angeles to Amsterdam, then onto New York, and finally back to his birth state to join us in Chicago. Get to know him better in the introview below.
When did you first decide you wanted to become an editor and why?
I have always loved filmmaking. One of my first words was “camera.” True story. The first time I used a piece of editing software, my mind was blown. Might have been Video Toaster. And after college when I discovered that there were actual editing companies, my mind was blown yet again. Talk about a fire being lit. “An editor. I want to be a film editor.” I was driven. I knew that was the right path to take. And well, here we are.
What is something that inspires you?
Music. I don’t leave the house without my headphones. I listen to music every single day. Can’t live without it. Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” has been a weekly addiction in my life. Such an easily accessible way to listen to music. Love it.
Who is someone that you admire?
That’s a tie. First, my wife Lisa. No, not just because I know she’s reading this (Love you honey). And second, my 1 year old son Charlie. He’s sweet, friendly, and quite advanced. I mean, the kid was born with a tooth. Really. Man I love that little dude.
Travel by train, plane, or automobile?
Such a solid classic movie, am I right?! Behind the wheel of a car is where it’s at. Some of the greatest moments in life happened on the road. I actually don’t know if that’s true. Sure sounds good though. Have had some seriously awesome road trips in my day. Early 2000’s I drove to Red Rocks in Colorado to see Radiohead with my brother and a friend. Drove there, saw the show, and drove back. Could have flown. Would have been much easier, but how boring. We were young, had the time, and enjoyed every hour of it.
What would you sing at karaoke night?
“Africa” – Toto
You’re a new addition to a crayon box. What color are you?
Wow. If I had a nickel! Okay, hmmm. I guess I would have to be Bewildering Bromelain Bumbleberry Blue. Obviously.