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BlueRock adds editors Jim Helton and J.P. Damboragian
Jim Helton (l) and J.P. Damboragian
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Creative editing company BlueRock has added accomplished editor Jim Helton and rising star J.P. Damboragian to its roster.

Working in a freelance capacity until now, Helton has built a repertoire that spans major motion features and spots. As a frequent collaborator of director Derek Cianfrance, Helton edited his narrative features The Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Valentine, among other projects. Helton’s latest film with Cianfrance, The Light Between Oceans, starring Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, and Rachel Weisz, will hit theaters September 2016.

In the advertising arena, Helton has repeatedly been enlisted to bring together visual stories for top-tier agencies and brands; commercials for Honda, Verizon Fios, Grey Goose, and most recently Lipton and a nine-spot campaign for Goose Island.

Helton’s passion for the art of filmmaking is matched with a refined touch for whichever medium he takes on, allowing him to offer clients a multitude of different looks, ideas and solutions. He has dabbled in creating title sequences, and the opening sequence he created for Blue Valentine won both the audience and judges awards for Excellence in Title Design at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. He also composes music cues, and several of his selections can be heard accompanying scenes of The Place Beyond the Pines.

Fellow BlueRock arrival Damboragian began his career at Crew Cuts, rising from messenger to assistant under commercial editor Clayton Hemmert, and then making the leap to full-fledged editor on the Crew Cuts roster. After going freelance to broaden his experience, he became a go-to editor for Ogilvy & Mather. The advertising giant entrusted him with a variety of projects, resulting in a great breadth of work that belies his relatively young career.

In the span of five years, Damboragian has cut spots for clients like NASCAR, UPS, Dos Equis, Avon, Siemens and British Airways. He has already hit the ground running at his new home with a new project for DDB.