Jeffrey Abelson

Last updated on 05/24/17

I'm a Los Angeles-based producer, editor, writer, and director -- with over 25 years of experience in film, television, and new media.

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Credits and Employment History

I'm a Los Angeles-based producer, editor, writer, and director -- with over 25 years of experience in film, television, and new media.

Started my career creating high profile music-videos, specializing in tie-ins with major movies, resulting in eight #1 MTV hits. In recent years I've been producing, writing, and editing documentaries -- while developing feature film and TV projects with major stars, studios and networks (details of the latter available on request).

Samples of my work, and some background on me, at:
http://jareels.strikingly.com

Additional project info at -- www.jeffreyabelson.com

Also - Owner Final Cut Pro editing studio -- turning out documentaries, pilots, short narrative films, corporate videos, web videos, and promotional pieces of all kinds.

Producer/Director/Editor - Various Productions

Parallax Productions

1/1990 - until now

Freelance producer/director/editor. Wide array of broadcast documentaries, narrative short films, music-videos, EPK's, corporate videos, and TV spots. Particular expertise with music-driven material. Also a writer, with strong story-telling sensibility, overlaid with a distinctive visual style.

Producer/Director/Editor - Song Of A Citizen

Song Of A Citizen

1/2013 - 2/2017

A series of web videos about the role of the citizen in modern times -- featuring an array of nationally renowned political philosophers, historians, journalists, university presidents, poets, and civic engagement experts. http://www.songofacitizen.com

Editor - Happygram

Parallax Productions

6/2015 - 8/2015

Editing on feature film documentary about the dirty little secret in the breast cancer "industry."

Editor - Following The Ninth

Parallax Productions

10/2014 - 1/2015

Editing on feature film documentary about the global impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

- Troubadours

Parallax Productions

2013 - 2013

Editor of Pilot for TV Series about a well known film composer and a well known screenwriter traveling the country in search of great but unknown musicians to collaborate on a most unusual album.

Editor/Writer - Klunkerz

Pumelo Pictures

6/2009 - 9/2009

Editor and co-writer of "Klunkerz" -- a documentary about the extraordinary hippie/athletes from who, back in the 70's, invented and popularized the mountain bike, and gave birth to a billion dollar industry and an Olympic sport. Multiple awards on the festival circuit. For more info, visit: http://www.klunkerz.com

Writer/Producer/Editor - Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire

Parallax Productions

2007 - 2008

Producer/Writer/Editor of "Drawing Fire" -- a PBS documentary about Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad -- narrated by Tom Brokaw. For more info go to: http://www.proandconrad.com -- or -- http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/paulconrad

Producer/Director/Editor - Major Movie/Music-Videos

Parallax Productions

1/1984 - 4/1999

Production of high profile music-videos over 15 year period, specializing in tie-ins with major movies. Eight #1 MTV videos. Collaboration with high profile feature film directors. See downloadable Resume for details.

Industry Qualifications

see resume

Industry Awards

Multiple MTV, Grammy, Oscar nominations for music-videos from films like "Terminator-2," "Ghostbusters," "An American Tail," "Against All Odds," etc.

Education

University of Connecticut, BA, psychology

Technical Equipment

Final Cut Pro studio