FIRST "VIDEO" JOB
Chris Bové started editing on film, but his first video edit was a unique experience. Unlike others who work their entire careers hoping to get on a project gunning for Steven Spielberg's attention, it was actually his first gig.
"It was right around the time Spielberg was finishing up Schindler's List. The work I did was nothing sexy at all - just some minor, non-theatrical pieces for him and the Steve Ross family (former Warner Bros CEO).
But working at that level, and in that environment changes anyone.
Thrown from the kettle to the fire, one realizes not only the relentless focus on storytelling but how to get the job done right.
The two most important efforts are the writing and the editing of the story. All other tasks - while of course vital - are merely a financial, technical or artistic implementation of the two."
Having worked 40-120 hours/week for nearly 30 years,
Chris Bové is indeed Always Editing.
Uncommonly easy to work with and fiercely experienced, he has edited hundreds of hours of films, television programs, commercials and social media.
Working in East Hampton at the time, Chris also volunteered behind-the-scenes for the Hamptons International Film Festival. At 1994's festival, after a long day of volunteering, he screened A Month in the Country next to actor Roy Scheider (Jaws).
That was awesome. We were all sitting outside on blankets. Roy and his family were sitting right next to me. I couldn't help glancing over and smiling because from my angle, I had exactly the same perspective as the beach shot in JAWS.
ABOUT YOUR EDITOR
FILM AND TV
There are over 350 PBS stations in the United States and Chris Bové is the editor at one of their top stations. (We cover Toronto.) His work is seen regularly by millions.
With an expert instinct for visual and narrative sequencing, he turns every moment of the film into a storytelling opportunity. This results in tremendous R.O.I. and full-funding opportunities for future productions.
Television ads made by Chris Bové cut through the clutter. They are strong, effective and national quality. He places simple, cinematic storytelling above all other trends and technical effects. He doesn't add a "film look", he engineers the shots and their storytelling so that viewers feel like they are looking at a film.
Shooting 8K? Excellent! Chris has a great deal of experience making their workflows feel just as smooth as any other.
An advocate for education and editorial integrity, Chris Bové is a frequent guest speaker at numerous industry events and colleges. He also consults for many companies on their workflows, including tapeless acquisition, media management, delivery and museum-quality archiving.
EDUCATION: AVID MEDIA COMPOSER
Avid is the company responsible for the brilliant Media Composer editing software used by millions of professional editors worldwide. Editors who use Avid are true storytellers, using tools that help them create more potent content than anyone else.
Chris Bové has been Vice Chair and Secretary on Avid's Community Advisory Council, and is on Avid's Products & Solutions Advisory Council. This group works directly with Avid's executive staff, product designers and engineers to improve communication and product feature requests.
He is also an official Moderator of Avid's online Pro Video Community, offering high level tech support for their products. This means he is usually beta testing and editing on a version of Avid Media Composer that is newer than anything found in Hollywood.
WHEN NOT EDITING
Chris is a terrific husband and the most fantastic father you could imagine (based on a survey of his family). A 35-year musician, he scores much of his own work. He is a practicing martial artist in Kenpo JiuJitsu, BJJ, Krav Maga, and holds a black belt in Kenpo.