- Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
Deluxe creative editorial company Beast has added editor Lucy Best Radtke to the talent roster of its Chicago facility, which is co-located with local outposts of Deluxe’s Method Studios and Company 3. Radtke has edited commercial campaigns across a range of styles and brands, including Craftsman, Disney, Tampax, Sears, Kmart, Suave, and the Illinois Lottery. A Chicago native, Radtke is a graduate of Wesleyan University’s film program, and previously worked as an assistant editor and editor at Red Car and Optimus.
“Lucy is an incredibly skilled editor and also has a wonderful energy and confidence that sets her apart; it’s something you can’t teach,” commented Peter Hullinger, managing director at Beast Chicago. “With all of the Deluxe resources behind the scenes, we still run a boutique experience for clients, and so it’s important to curate our roster based both on talent and cultural fit. Lucy is a joy to work with and she does a great job of running the room during a session – peers and clients alike all have great things to say about her.”
“Lucy can run the gamut from comedic to dramatic to documentary style, and in any style she really excels at telling authentic stories and capturing those relatable moments,” added Beast editor Angelo Valencia. “She’s a great fit for our roster.”
Radtke shared, “My philosophy has always been ‘editing is play’; it’s that fun challenge of getting any kind of footage and rearranging and discovering how it works best.”