We hired Yoshio Kohashi to do my fitness videos, and could not be happier with the result.
He talked us through some great concepts, and I trusted his expertise.
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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.
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 as an actor’s agency manager assistant. This is ironic because I had studied Arabic for four years. (I'll gladly share with you the reasons behind my study of Arabic if you ask!)
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.
With that brief taste of show business experience in an agency, I realized my true calling lay in pursuing my creativity through film. In that moment, I made the decision to move to Hollywood and rekindle the American relationship that had begun in my childhood. This time, I was determined to work for my dream.
Now, I find myself in a modest hotel on Hollywood Blvd., armed with just two suitcases, a wealth of curiosity, and a hint of fear. This journey is beyond imagination, yet it's not a dream; it's my reality. I spent about a week in that hotel, conveniently close to my good friend, 7-11, until I received acceptance into the Los Angeles film school. It was there that I delved into my talent and passion for editing.
I devoted my time to editing day and night, seeking to understand different perspectives from around the world. The observation of life, art, and motion became utterly fascinating to me. During my studies, I edited my first independent film, and post-graduation, I actively engaged in numerous projects. The experience was invaluable, leading to an invitation from Filmworks/Fx to become their in-house editor. I have proudly served as a dedicated employee at Filmworks/Fx for over nine years, contributing to films featuring renowned actors such as Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, and Angelina Jolie.
After almost a decade of unwavering dedication, I am embracing another challenge: becoming a freelance video editor. Fueled by compassion and determination, I am eager to showcase my editing talents to the rest of the world and you!
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.