- Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Veteran Flame artist and on-line editor Jim Eberle has joined Chainsaw, a division of The SIM Group, as part of its growing team focused on post-production services for scripted television. Eberle, whose first assignment will be as finishing editor for the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, brings more than 30 years of experience spanning feature films, episodic television, feature film marketing and other media.
Eberle has been working as a freelancer for the past several years, including stints at Technicolor, where he served as digital intermediate editor on Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3, and at EFILM, where he worked on marketing campaigns for such films as The Lone Ranger and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. His background also includes two years as an online editor and visual effects artist at Company 3, where his credits included 18 feature films, as well as posts with Universal Digital Services and Westwind Media.
On Game of Thrones, Eberle will collaborate with Chainsaw colorist Joe Finley and in-house post producer Ainsley Dietz. “Jim is a great addition to our Game of Thrones staff,” said Chainsaw co-founder Bill DeRonde. “He is a talented and team-oriented editor who has been working at a high level for a long time.”
Eberle described himself as a fan of Chainsaw and its co-founders Bill DeRonde and Mike Polito. He is impressed with the company’s growth and excited to have the opportunity to work on Game of Thrones. “Each episode of Game of Thrones is like a 1-hour feature film,” he observed. “It is heavy with visual effects, involves a lot of work, and the standards are very high.”
Best known for its work on awards shows, competition shows and reality shows, including The Academy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors and American Idol, Chainsaw has been steadily increasing its presence in scripted television and feature films. In addition to post production services, the company offers extensive editing facilities for television and features.
About The SIM Group
Backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners, The SIM Group is a leading supplier of technology to the film and television industry. Its operating units, SIM Digital, Bling Digital, PS Production Services, Chainsaw and Pixel Underground, maintain offices across the USA, Canada and China. SIM Digital is a world-class rental facility specializing in digital production equipment and workflow services. SIM Digital offers one of the largest and most diverse inventories of the latest digital cinematography tools from top manufacturers including ARRI, Sony, RED, Panasonic, Canon, Fujinon, Angenieux, Zeiss, Cooke. In tandem with its innovative Bling Digital division, the company offers the industry’s most comprehensive workflow solutions for feature and television production, encompassing cameras, data, dailies, offline editorial, finishing and archiving. PS Production Services is a rental supplier of lighting, grip, generators and dolly equipment. Chainsaw is a full-service post-production facility based in Hollywood. It provides color grading, editorial finishing, visual effects and related services for television, motion pictures and other media. Pixel Underground is a file-based post-production facility in Toronto that specializes in color grading, visual effects and online finishing, with two associated companies FINI Films and StationEX, which provide physical and file-based media fulfillment and distribution services. For more information, visit simgroup.com.