Adam Heise

Fine Moves

Love all aspects of film making. I started as a freelance editor, dabbled in motion graphics, and later picked up a camera and did a little directing. It's hard to say which parts I like most, what makes the projects the most satisfying is working with other creatives. Usually, my creativity kicks in after bouncing some ideas around with the team. I've worked with some great clients over the years and always look forward to projects that bring out your creative side.

my core skills

Editing

shooting

animating

directing

Q & A

Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?

Filming a series of 12 short videos in Japan, London, Malasia, New York, Chicago & London, then back to Australia for the final shoot.

What does a typical work week look like for you?:

Either a few days freelance editing, working on a small shoot/edit, or occasionally a larger ongoing project. But it varies quite a lot for me.

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

Love being on location for shoots, or in the edit suite wrapping up a project.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

In terms of editing, I'm very fast. Love my shortcuts. I've always taken pride in thinking through the most efficient ways to get an edit done, or how to structure complex animation sequences in after effects. With regards to shooting, I think having an editing background really helps you when you're behind a camera or directing.

What are the tools of your trade?

Adobe Suite. Sony As7 (RED is my weapon of choice when directing).

Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?

There's a number of people you can potentially collaborate on any given project. I love collaborating with other creatives though.... I feel as though I need that in order to kick-start my own creative side. Love working with designers, illustrators or the clients who are providing a creative brief.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

Don't take on more than you can handle 😉 If something isn't one of your strengths, be clear about it and don't take it on. For example, I love animating, but it's often assumed I'm also a designer. I do need storyboards, or illustrations then I'm good to go!

examples of my work

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