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Shelter in Place

Short Film


I participated in the 48 Hour Film Project challenge as an Assistant Editor on set as part of the "Baby Bird Worldwide" team.

As the footage was being shot, it would be offloaded (using Shotput Pro) into 2 hard drives along with all the audio. A third drive was used for editing the footage.

As the RED (6K) footage was coming in, it was backed up and then ingested into a Premiere Pro project, a LUT was applied, then audio was synced by merging the clips. Sub-clips were then created without the slates and organized into stringouts by takes and by performance.

Careful notes where taken and provided to the Video Editor so that he could have a smooth edit, as he only had 1 day to edit the final short film.

I spent approximately 15 hours on set that day, from 8:30am to around 11pm.

All that hard work paid off, as the film, Shelter in Place, won second place, Best Film of 2023, at the 48 Hour Film Project, Los Angeles.



Assistant Editor


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Adobe Premiere Pro, Offshoot

"I feel so fortunate to have had Marcelo’s partnership on a rather ambitious project, with a very challenging timeline. Marcelo impressed with his attention to detail, thorough knowledge (and palpable passion) for his craft, as well as the methodical nature in his problem solving, which is essential for an assistant editor. He had a very keen storytelling instinct, amazing technical know-how and was just a pleasure to work with. A true team player. Very much looking forward to working with him again!

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Boris Undorf

Station 12 Films

Creative Director

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