nels bangerter
Dead Sculpture Park, Moscow
Nels Bangerter

I'm an award-winning Oakland, California-based freelance film editor of feature documentaries, investigative news, fiction films, music videos, promos, and commercial work.

My clients have included Dan Rather, PBS, National Geographic Channel, Welk Music Group, Sugar Hill Records, The Grammy Museum, California Science Center, MSNBC, and numerous independent productions. In addition to editing, my skills include writing, story development, and motion graphics design.

Originally from Boise, Idaho, I have an M.F.A. in Film Production from USC, bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and English from Rice University, and I have edited professionally in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Kabul, Afghanistan.

Awards include:
Best Editing at 2013 Tribeca Film Festival for (Let the Fire Burn)
Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Editing (Dan Rather Reports)
Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film (Buzkashi Boys)
IDA/ABCNEWS VideoSource Award for Best Use of Archival Footage, Cadillac Audience Award for Best Feature Film at Tribeca Film Festival, Premiere at Berlin International Film Festival (War Child)
Regional Emmy Award for Best Documentary, Sundance Documentary Fund grant (Out in the Silence)
Sundance Documentary Fund grant, Garrett Scott grant (Let the Fire Burn)
ITVS Open Call funding (Kumu Hina)

My contact info is available here.