Bryson Michael is an internationally award-winning film editor. His work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, A.V. Club, SPIN, and Entertainment Weekly. His unique editing style stems from a background in digital art fused with an insatiable curiosity for storytelling.
He recently developed an extension for Adobe Premiere called helpr.
His approach to editing is simple
story + design + Craft
“Editing is not an intellectual process. It’s an emotional one”
– Craig McKay
At the end of the day, it is all about the story. As an editor, it is paramount to understand proper storytelling in order to guide the audience through an emotional journey. Bryson has dedicated his life to understanding the dynamics of a great story. In 2013 he won The Great American Short Story competition for a short screenplay he wrote which earned him a scholarship to TheFilmSchool in Seattle.
“Editing is the creative force of filmic reality"
– V.I. PUDOVKIN
Film is the cumulation of a wide variety of artforms. Composition, music, writing, acting, animation, dance, and more. Bryson received his bachelor's degree in Digital Arts at the University of Oregon, covering a diverse skillset of art history, theory, creation, and experimentation. He also studied photography in Florence, Italy, where he developed his eye for composition. This comprehensive understanding of art brings a holistic perspective to his edit and takes his work to a higher level.
“Editing should not be about editing"
– Richard D. Pepperman
Editing is a continual process of honing the craft. At 30 years old, Bryson has over 8 years of editing experience. He has edited two feature films and numerous short films, trailers, and commercial work. He is highly organized and is borderline obsessive compulsive with data protection. The only thing that excites him more than a well built post production workflow, is that moment at the start of the film premiere when the house lights fade out and the film begins to play...
AWARDS & Recognition
THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT
Best Film – 48 Hour Film Horror Project - Seattle – 2014
Best Horror Short - Berlin Short Film Festival – 2015
Best Film – Bleedingham – 2015
Best Editing – Bleedingham – 2015
Best International Horror Film – Filmapalooza – 2015
Best Horror Short – Oregon Independent Film Festival – 2015
Best Editing – 48 Hour Film Horror Project – Seattle – 2014
Best Actor – 48 Hour Film Horror Project - Seattle - 2014
Audience Favorite – 48 Hour Film Horror Project – Seattle – 2014
Best Cinematography – 48 Hour Film Horror Project – Seattle – 2014
Local Sightings - Seattle – 2015
Hot Springs Horror – 2015
Gig Harbor – 2015
Atlanta Horror – 2015
THE VERY PRIVATE WORK OF SISTER K
Platinum – Kolkata International – 2016
Gold – Kolkata International – 2016
Best Feature – Amsterdam Film Festival Awards – 2017
Best Feature – Festival International du Film de Cannes – 2017
Best Feature – Cinefest Los Angeles – 2017
Best Feature – Vancouver Filmdance – 2017
Best Feature – New York State – 2017
Best Actor – Hong Kong International Film Festival – 2017
CIFF International – 2016
Jakarta International – 2016
Malta International – 2016
Reykjavik International – 2017
Eurocinema Switzerland – 2017
Austria International – 2017
Cinema New York City – 2017
Nashville Independent – 2017
Liverpool Independent – 2017
A MATTER OF PREJUDICE
Best short film - The George Lindsey UNA – 2017
Le Festival International du Film PanAfrican de Cannes – 2016
Black Harvest Film Festival – 2017
Gig Harbor Film Festival – 2017
Twin Cities Black Film Festival – 2017
Caribbean African Latinx Film Festival Without Borders – 2017
Africa International Film Festival – 2017
Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival – 2017
NYC Indie Film Film Awards – 2016