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Editor Terence Ziegler joins TwoPoint0
Terence Ziegler
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TwoPoint0 has brought editor Terence Ziegler on board. He has been cutting commercials, promos, music videos and films for more than 18 years. Ziegler’s recent work includes spots for AMEX out of Ogilvy; Tide, Cheerios, Walmart for Saatchi & Saatchi NY; ESPN for Wieden + Kennedy; Comcast via Digitas and Berlin/Cameron; Abbot Labs via SaatchiHealth and Cibavision via DDB in New York. In addition to his commercial work, Ziegler directed and edited Jesus Was a Commie, a short film starring Matthew Modine. The film won Best Short Film at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, as well as numerous other international awards. It was the third collaboration between Modine and Ziegler.

“Terence and I worked together on our first project over ten years ago,” said Matthew Modine. “In the past, I had edited my own films. With I Think I Thought, I felt it would be best to get away from my own style and vision and work with a more ‘commercial’ editor. Someone who was hip and cool and could slice a film up nicely. Ziegler could certainly give me what I wanted. But I got much more because he’s also a filmmaker who is passionate about the art. We subsequently worked on commercials and projects with social relevance. Our collaboration on the short film, ‘Jesus Was a Commie’ resulted in a film that won awards and touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people. Ziegler is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to finding challenging projects that continue to enrich us both.”

Ziegler also cut the award-winning Apsara, a short from director Colin McGreal, which was screened at festivals around the world. 

At TwoPoint0 Ziegler is currently in the midst of a project for Thompson Hotels. He joins a TwoPoint0 roster which includes founding partners--editor/EP Wendy Rosen and editor Anthony Marinelli--as well as cutters Charlie Cusumano, Jane Keller, John Marinis, Keith Olwell and Jon Rosen.

Rose and Marinelli have adopted a business model offering flexibility to clients by customizing each project to their needs, from conception to completion, with an eye towards comfort and convenience in the process. TwoPoint0 can tap into its own staff as well as freelance talent, cutting in locations that best accommodate clientele while providing them the most suitable technology, getting the most out of budgets. “Envision a new working model and a company, a collective, that is flexible, nimble and ready to meet the challenges of today’s advertising, production and postproduction market,” said Marinelli.

Ziegler graduated from the University of Michigan, where he had studied film and biology. Seeking work in film production, he secured an interview for an office PA position at Woody Allen’s production company. Ziegler moved out to New York just for the interview. But fate would intervene. Instead, Ziegler took a job as the staff photographer in a neuroscience lab. There he photographed brains, and got his feet wet in advertising, shooting print commercials for science journals. Ziegler stumbled into editing, when he dropped by the now-defunct Invisible Dog to visit a friend. Something inspired him to sign on as an assistant editor. Rapid promotion followed, and Ziegler realized he had a natural affinity for editorial. Soon, he was cutting spots, the first of which was U.S. West’s “Your Neighbors” directed by Michael Grasso. The spot aired on the Super Bowl. Over the next few years, Ziegler’s reputation grew, and he eventually moved to Chemistry (formerly Slingshot). He has been on staff at jumP, Company X, The Well, RhinoFX and Invisible Dog. 

“I consider myself a versatile editor and filmmaker,” shared Ziegler. “I edit, I direct, I create 3D design. I consider myself a creative who can build a moving piece out of the tools available to a filmmaker.” Ziegler is about to embark on yet another project with Modine, and is investigating an experimental VR (virtual reality) project. “Every year, I take on a project that feeds my soul. Where you can be bold and make creative decisions that are in no way conservative. It enables me to bring a fresh perspective to my work for advertisers and for brands.”

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