Did you ever go to a restaurant as a child, and imagined that behind those kitchen doors your food was being cooked by nuclear fusion? A waiter in a protective suit and goggles has to come out and explain with strict instructions on how to eat the nuclear onion rings. In school, have you ever weighed your actions in case a swat team comes running through the classroom door? Or your math teacher was an evil man and you needed to take him down? Well, actually my math teacher was pretty evil, how about yours?
My imagination was always hard at work for the next big event that was never about to happen. When I was in grade school, my family moved from my homeland, Japan, to New Orleans. This experience opened my eyes to a whole new perspective. I knew my creative imagination wouldn’t be limited to life in Japan. I fell in love with America and the unique culture of New Orleans (and that crawfish!).
After returning to Japan and finishing university there, I immediately found a job at an actor’s agency. This is ironic because I had studied four years of the Arabic and you'd think I'd want to use it at my place of employment.
With that little taste of Hollywood from the agency now in my blood, I knew I needed to pursue my creativity through film. At that moment, I realized that I should move to Hollywood and rekindle that American relationship that had started when I was just a kid. This time I would work for my self.
So I’m in a small hotel on Hollywood Blvd., with only two suitcases, and a lot of curiosity and fear. Now, this is an adventure one could only imagine, but this is not a dream, it is a reality.
I stayed at the hotel, close to my good friend, 7-11, about a week, until I was accepted into the Los Angeles film school. That’s where I explored my talent and passion for editing.
I would edit day and night in order to understand other world perspectives. I found the observation of life, art, and motion fascinating. I edited my first independent film during my studies, and following graduation, I worked on as many projects as I could. It was all a great experience because I was soon asked by Filmworks/Fx to be their in-house editor. I have been a proud employee of Filmworks/Fx for over nine years, and have worked on films with actors such as Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, and Angelina Jolie. After almost a decade of dedication, I am ready to accept new challenges. With my compassion and drive, I'm excited to show the rest of the world my talents as an editor.
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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Yoshio for four years now on various video projects from Facebook ads, how-to-videos, and fun viral social media content. Yoshio is a great partner to have in the creative mix when it comes to editing videos. He can take your storyboard and build a compelling story, or you can give him a general concept and let his artistry help you achieve your video goals. Not to mention: Yoshio works fast and is ultra collaborative. If you’re looking for speed, quality, and versatility, he’s your guy.
Yoshio and I have done numerous projects together. He's my first go to.
Sharp work from an intelligent guy. He knows his craft. I look forward to working with him on all my projects. He brings the extras to the game and it shows.