The Hollywood Editing Mentor Podcast is now available on Filmmakers Academy to All Access members! Hollywood Editing Mentor (HEM) is a series dedicated to working and aspiring film editors who want to break into the industry. Hosted by Hollywood editor Joaquin Elizondo (Narcos: Mexico and Dark Winds), Joaquin offers a helpful guiding hand for any editor searching for ways to meet their career goals.
Joaquin started his career as an editor in broadcast media in 2002, but it took networking and meeting industry veterans who would become his mentors to finally get that big break. What the Hollywood Editing Mentor Podcast does is provide a discourse for editors to learn about successful editors and their career journeys and workflows.
Learn more about Joaquin and the Hollywood Editing Mentor Program:
Sit down virtually with Joaquin Elizondo or any of our other mentors to get guidance on your project. Or ask questions about navigating the film industry. Coaching sessions take place in the form of one-hour video calls. Once you purchase a session, you will be prompted to schedule a date and time.
*Please note that this feature is not the same as the group coaching sessions included with an All Access membership. 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions are a service outside of membership.
Joaquin Elizondo has worked as an editor for over 20 years. He currently works in the world of scripted television shows in Hollywood. His most recent editing credits include Narcos: Mexico (Netflix), The Hot Zone: Anthrax (NatGeo), Dark Winds (AMC), and Griselda (Netflix). Before arriving in Los Angeles, Joaquin worked in unscripted television for several years in New York City. There he edited content for HBO Sports, NBC, Telemundo, and was the lead editor on Bravo’s late-night talk show Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
Joaquin grew up in the San Diego-Tijuana border region and majored in Film & Video Studies at the University of Michigan. He began his career cutting a wide range of projects that included news, promos, commercials, and documentaries. As someone who sought out and benefited from mentorship, Joaquin now takes on the role of mentor. His passion is to help aspiring editors and assistants navigate the path to achieving their career goals. He created the Hollywood Editing Mentor Program and Podcast to provide guidance and support for those trying to advance or break into post-production.