Bill is a writer, director and editor. His work has won multiple awards — although he’d tell you most of the awards are languishing in a box in storage somewhere. He’s directed the presidents of major corporations, put words in the mouths of the best Canadian actors and made some of the most stumbling speakers look like brilliant expositors — editing can be used for good, as well as evil. 😀
He’s also been the creative director for the rebranding of a Canadian Network’s children’s programming, edited more network interstitials than he cares to remember, had much fun working on many music videos, created special effects for kids’ series and has overseen the post-production of 250 one hour shows for the Discovery Channel (US).
Today, Bill and partner, Imbi with additional staff as needed, produce high-end video stories for multi-national organizations. In the last few years, they have shot stories in North America, France, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, England, and Tanzania — to name a few locations.
They are noted for creating a relaxed interview environment that draws out the best from people. One potential interviewee told how she was terrible on camera; she had been embarrassed by a CNN interview she’d given and really didn’t want to be interviewed again. However, working with Medri Kinnon — she said she’d forgotten she was being interviewed and had just enjoyed “the conversation.”
Imbi Medri, MK’s gifted interviewer and Senior Producer, will tell you that Bill is busy editing the story in his head, while the interview is happening — and then he can’t wait to get back into the edit suite to begin crafting that story. Very little of Bill and Imbi’s work features “voice-of-God” narration. The stories they “tell” are crafted from the people they’ve interviewed.
Bill has also worked as Creative Director for major trade show productions including NAB & IBC — producing fast-moving interstitials that feature 2D and 3D animations.
Dave Cohen, former Harris Broadcast Director of Marketing Services and now Marketing VP for GV, has said this about Bill’s work,
“Putting together video marketing that sizzles isn’t easy. The message has to be right, of course, but they also have to be easy to watch. Bill is remarkably talented – and quickly became my go-to producer for anything critical that required a visual interpretation of our message.
Bill works tirelessly to deliver nothing but the best.”