- Friday, Apr. 15, 2016
Editor Travis Aitken, known for his work in comedy and dialogue, has joined the Lucky Post roster which also includes creative editorial talents Logan Hefflefinger and Sai Selvarajan.
Travis penchant for comedy was forged early on as an acting major. After graduating he discovered that he most enjoyed the process of shaping performance in the edit. “The edit is the final layer of performance, the last moment before audiences see the story unfold. I love being involved in the choices that impact perception.”
His formal industry start at Mad River Post in Los Angeles is where he was “fortunate to learn from some of the best of the best, who were generous with their knowledge.” It was also where Jessica Berry--Lucky Post’s EP, then a producer at GSD&M--gave Aitken one of his first projects as an editor for a Southwest Airlines campaign.
After Mad River Post, Travis deepened his editing career working at 501 Post where he developed a keen sensibility for editing performance, including an expansion into work for the Hispanic market for brands Miller Genuine Draft and Dominos, and later moved to charlieuniformtango before going freelance. Over the years, Aitken has enjoyed collaborations with directors Noam Murro, Albert Brooks, Dayton/Faris, Brett Froomer, Lenny Dorfman, Moshe Brakha, Tony Kaye, and agencies Chiat\Day, Deutsch, GSD&M, Latinworks, Leo Burnett, McGarrah Jessee, The Richards Group, and Wieden+Kennedy.