July 1, 2012
By Asia Image
Emmy-winning film editor David Helfand started his editing career cutting promo reels, commercials, music videos, and documentaries for a small production company in Los Angeles. His first editing break came on the acclaimed HBO series Dream On, for which he earned a CableAce Award and three nominations during its five year run. His next editing job came with NBC’s Friends, which he also produced. In 1998, he received editing and writing Emmys for a news feature chronicling his father’s return to Poland 50 years after leaving Auschwitz. The majority of his projects have been comedy series, including That ‘70s Show, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and more recently Weeds, for which he has been twice Emmy nominated. Helfand edits using Avid Media Composer and has made extensive use of Boris Continuum Complete plugins on Weeds.