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  GansMEDIA is the studio of Alex Gans, an award winning editor & producer based in Los Angeles. It was created to not only display his work as an editor but showcase his work as a producer on projects both inside and outside his studio.

Originally from Miami, Alex got his start at The University of Montana where he pursued an MFA in Media Arts/Film eventually interning for VH-1, MTV and Nickelodeon. After graduate school he relocated to Los Angeles to work as editor on a pilot for Nickelodeon. While working in broadcast Alex was offered lead editor position at Digital Workshop who focused on short format documentaries. Finding his passion in editing, Alex then worked for various post houses cutting trailers, sizzle reels and special features, eventually ending up as Senior Editor at Click Media, an award winning new media post facility working with clients such as Dreamworks, Warner Brothers and the Discovery Channel. During his time at Click he was able to work on high-profile titles such as Harry Potter, Madagascar, and Scooby-Doo.

Throughout the course of his career as an editor/producer, Alex has completed work on everything from feature films to sizzle reels. He helped build a video production department from the ground up for one of the largest Communication Service Providers in social networking and even designed a five projector edit on a 90 ft wall in NYC. Alex true passion is editing and producing which he has committed the last 15 years of his life pursuing. Recently Alex completed work on the feature film, Just Within Reach starring Estella Warren, Lenny von Dohlen and Tami Roman and is currently working on a horror film entitled, “The Axiom” starring William Kircher.

Along with editing feature films, Alex has produced award-winning content through GansMEDIA and has the pleasure of working with such clients as Microsoft, Cedars-Sinai, Habitat for Humanity. 

Below are clients I have had the pleasure of working with. 

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A mashup of some of the projects I have the pleasure of working on.  New reel coming soon, expected Sept 1, 2017.

Services

My goal is to collaborate with clients to create captivating stories that resonate with audiences.

I am an editor at heart, but this has led me down two other paths, directing and producing. Wether you need me to cut your upcoming feature or help you launch your next big campaign, I will put everything into it.  Building a crew and producing aesthetic, thought provoking subject matter is something that drives me. From creating the perfect workflow to assembling the pieces together to tell your story. This is what I love to do.

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“I love Film Editors!  If they’re good that is and when I was in a time crunch on my last film, “Ginny” (a documentary on the widow of Henry Mancini) I knew from our last project together Alex Gans could do it.  Alex listens carefully to the director, he’s quick, creative, attentive to detail and most importantly stays with the story line.  No question he makes me look good…and our films are very good!  Yes, he is officially my one and only Film Editor for all future projects”.

Lisa Colburn, Red Fire Films

Besides being a consummate professional, Alex is a joy to work with. I’ve primarily worked with him on biography style videos and he has a keen eye for detail and accuracy as well as asking direct questions to bring out the best in the person being filmed. He offers an expert opinion of story-boarding concepts and is knowledgeable of ways to best capture the essence of whatever is being filmed and his editing skills help craft the ideal messaging points. Look forward to working with him in the future.Your Content Goes Here

April Moore, Cedars-Sinai

Alex is a talented and hard working guy – a real plus to have in your corner and on the team, but can operate in solo mode and still deliver. He is a creative force without drama or hot wind, just results.

Joe Gill, Mark Woollen & Associates

Alex is a very knowledgeable and creative editor. He’s a good guy to know.

Richard Levine, Cyberia Media

Working with Alex on my short film SHADES OF GRAY was an amazing experience. He brought a very mediocre “first cut” to a whole new level. He has a wonderful sense of both story and pacing. I would definitely work with Alex again.

Julie Koehnen, Ravenstorm Productions

Alex was a tremendous professor. He managed to explain editing in a clear way and it was easy to understand him since he used a great deal of examples to back-feed his knowledge. I really enjoyed learning his editing techniques. I will always recommend Alex as a professor.

Daniel Alvarez, College Student

Alex is a super detailed media creator. His work was complete and not over the top in effects and efficiency. I would recommend him to everyone.

Rick Olsen, Olson Visual

Editing

Feature films, documentaries, commercials, there are so many puzzles to put together.  I was once told that, I am amazing at organizing chaos. This is what an editor does. Wether you are looking for a seasoned editor to cut your next feature or a someone to add sizzle to your sizzle. I can help.

Production Services

Feature Films, commercials, corporate videos, they all need the person to wrangle it all together. Wether you are an out of state company looking to shoot here in LA or local to the area, I can take care of the full production.I have an amazing pool of contacts from pre through post. If you need a certain location for upcoming shoot, sound studio or even VFX work done on your next feature. I can pull from a large group of contacts and to find you the perfect fit for any budget production from feature films to commercials spots.

Consulting

I am always available for onsite consultation and production direction. I have been called on to help develop ideas on workflows and setups for small and large scale productions.

Team

The people I choose to work with are some of the most talented artist you will ever meet. Their creativity and professionalism has been praised to me numerous times by my clients and deserve to be showcased. Here are a few of the people who I collaborate with when building a crew for a production in film or commercial.

  • Mariya Barnes
    Mariya Barnes
    Public Relations
  • Jeremy Wells
    Jeremy Wells
    Illustrator | Designer
  • Matt Read
    Matt Read
    Cinematographer
  • Sean Clark
    Sean Clark
    Key Grip
  • Rickie Bocanegra
    Rickie Bocanegra
    Hair | Makeup
  • Carlos Sanches
    Carlos Sanches
    Re-Recording Engineer
  • Leo Kaliski
    Leo Kaliski
    Composer
  • Joseph Alex Pollini
    Joseph Alex Pollini
    Cinematographer
  • Chris Thueson
    Chris Thueson
    Sound Engineer

REACH OUT AND SEE HOW I CAN HELP.

Please click here if you have been contacted or see posts from me regarding jobs. 

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me for your next project. I do my best to respond within 24 hours.

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INFO

Venice, Ca

contact (at) gansmedia (dot) com

310•894•6328

Insta

A place to keep my images.

Just a collection of photos pertaining to the projects I am on and the passion I have for film/storytelling.  

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Mariya Barnes
Public Relations

Whether challenged to generate positive publicity, build market excitement about new company offerings or grow public relations / media hits, Mariya has successfully developed compelling, revenue-enhancing global communications programs for start-up, turnaround and high-growth entities.

Repeatedly she has transformed complex corporate challenges into positive public relations and media opportunities that re-engaged employees, improved customer confidence and influenced stock prices.

She is a valuable asset to the team to ensure your company grows in the most dynamic and positive way possible.

Jeremy Wells
Illustrator | Designer

With a degree in animation Jeremy is our go to guy for clean design and full illustration. When he is not working a graphics tablet he can be found training in Jiu-Jisto, Kenpo, Boxing and spending time with his family.

Matt Read
Cinematographer
Sean Clark
Key Grip

With a degree in film Sean navigates the sets of commercials, feature films and television shows as a key grip and lighting tech. Basically, he can operate any piece of equipment and set up lights like nobody’s business. When he is not working you can find him looking up at the stars as he takes long walks on the Venice Boardwalk.

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Hometown: Venice, CA

Rickie Bocanegra
Hair | Makeup

Rickie Bocanegra licensed professional with over 11 years working in the beauty industry. So people feel comfortable when she touches their face. She has worked with companies such as Paul Mitchell, Poise Makeup Professional and is currently Brand Ambassador for Hot Tools U.S. On set Rickie is amazing at creating the perfect look to compliment the style of the project.

Carlos Sanches
Re-Recording Engineer
Leo Kaliski
Composer

Leo received his Bachelor’s of Music from California State University Northridge. He has worked on such high profile projects as “God of War, “Revolution” and “The Minions” and alongside such composers as Gerard Marino, Christopher Lennertz and Heitor Pereira. He has also lent his composing skills to companies including Audi, Taco Bell and NBC.

Joseph Alex Pollini
Cinematographer

Alex developed an affection for photography and film while growing up in the mountains of the Eastern Sierra.  Inspired by the works of adventure photographer Galen Rowell, Alex discovered his passion for creating emotional connections through powerful and authentic images.  Today Alex purses this passion through motion pictures. Working with such clients as HBO, Virgin America and Reebok has allowed him to captures thought-provoking stories.  From ancient Buddhist dances in the Himalayas, to diamond mines in the Canadian tundra, to the lives of Los Angeles foster youth, Alex’s mission is to inspire viewers.

Chris Thueson
Sound Engineer

Chris has recorded sound on a wide variety of productions including feature films, behind the scenes, and corporate media.
He has swung a boom for Playboy, Relativity Television, and College Humor. When he’s not mixing you can find him in nature, kayaking, hiking or just enjoying the sounds.