Miguel Aguilar is a freelance video editor based in Portland, Oregon.
With 10+ years of professional post-production experience he is proficient in Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and solving problems. He has edited a vast array of video projects including television shows, commercials, corporate videos, documentaries, movie trailers, and much more.
Below is a sample of his work over the years.
His latest venture is producing, shooting, and editing various short films for companies and organizations which can be seen in his VIDEOGRAPHY section. He also enjoys long walks usually hundreds to thousands of miles long, but that's another story...
Miguel while hiking the Continental Divide Trail.
“I was very lucky to have Miguel help finish up a reality show that needed help on the post side. He is an expert editor who is very reliable, diligent and never complained. He had that "just do it" attitude. I would highly recommend him to any production.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
JOHNNY McMAHON / HEAD OF DIGITAL PRODUCTION / ENDEMOL USA
“Miguel is a very gifted editor, one I would like to hire onto all of my projects! He interprets stories with such ease, often delving deeper into it than even the producer imagined. He's an incredible story teller, and quite gifted with using an Avid. His use of effects is always excellent and spot on, and his knowledge of the Avid and it's software is right on target. On the show I hired him to work on, he came in during the middle of a project and immediately delved into it, and though it was a particularly styled show, he adapted to that style at first edit. I highly recommend Miguel for anything and I'd be very happy to work with him again!”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
VICTORIA COLORUNO-CARETTO / G4 ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / G4 UNDERGROUND
“Working with Miguel was a great experience. No matter what the challenge Miguel was always up to it and delivered on all occasions. We went through all elements of story telling: music, documentary, interviews, promos, narration and all that to create 21 hour long episodes. Professionally he was a great asset as well as a joy to work with. Always approachable, ready to explore new ideas and happy to do so. A great guy that I will hopefully have the opportunity to work with again very soon."
ANKE THOMEN / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / ASIA SOUND & TV, LLC
“I can't recommend Miguel enough. He has always been a huge benefit on every project. He is brings professionalism, inventiveness, calmness and reason to every project. in addition he is very collaborative.”
CAMERON HOPKINS / PRESIDENT, 47 PICTURES
“Having Miguel edit our movie "A Simple Promise" was one of the best decisions we ever made. He is very professional and incredibly talented at getting to the essence of a film. His passion for film and editing is obvious and it comes through in the work he does. He met every deadline we had and added a creative vision that made our work even better. I can't imagine having anyone else edit my projects other than Miguel.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
EARNEST HARRIS / DIRECTOR / MARLO ENTERTAINMENT
Camera - Canon 70D DSLR
Microphone - Rhodes shotgun mic
Lenses - various