Filmmakers Academy editor mentor Joaquin Elizondo

Joaquin Elizondo

Film & TV Editor

Joaquin Elizondo has over 20 years of experience as an editor. 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 he is currently working on Griselda, a new Netflix limited series starring Sofia Vergara.

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 majored in Film & Video Studies at the University of Michigan. He grew up in the San Diego-Tijuana border region where he began his career cutting a wide range of projects. They include news, promos, commercials, and documentaries.

As someone who has sought out and benefited from mentorship, Joaquin is now taking on the role of mentor by helping aspiring editors and assistants in navigating the path to achieving their career goals. He created the Hollywood Editing Mentor Program and Podcast to guide and support those trying to break into or advance their post-production careers.



Terms and Techniques of Editing with editor Joaquin Elizondo - Filmmakers Academy course poster