I am a cinematicvideo editor andmultimedia artist in Los Angeles with a particular passion for animation and VFX heavy projects.
Nina Helene Hirten is a cinematic editor and multimedia artist in Los Angeles. Some of her recent notable work was serving as editor for Universal’s Curious George: Royal Monkey, and Previsualization Editor for both Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and Sony’s Venom. In addition, she edits indie projects in the genres of animation, horror, drama, and more. Currently, she is lead editor on Amy Pohler’s animated series “Duncanville”, airing on Fox and Hulu.
After earning an BFA in Film from Ryerson University in Toronto, Nina edited and composed the music for the feature documentary, Citizen Marc, as well as edited a number of short indie films, music videos, and documentaries in Canada. She served on the board of the Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE) for 6 years.
Born in New York City, and educated in San Francisco, Stuttgart’s Technical School of Media (HdM) in Germany, and Toronto, and now living in L.A., Nina has powerful international eyes and ears for all aspects of film and media. She is a member of IATSE Local 700 and is actively involved in a number of editing and animation communities in the L.A. area.
LEAD EDITOR – Duncanville
Paper Kite Productions/20th Century Fox Animation/Universal TV
Lead editor on 6 episodes, Seasons 1 and 2 – from animatic to color to post (Premiere/AVID 8)
EDITOR/ANIMATOR – The Ventures: Stars on Guitars
Excessive Nuance Films
Editor and illustrator/animator for the official, authorized feature documentary about the #1 selling instrumental rock group of all time, The Ventures. (Premiere/After Effects)
EDITOR – Curious George: Royal Monkey
NBC Universal Animation
Work closely with director and producers to edit fully animated movie with established franchise, including online (AVID 8)
EDITOR – Ground Control
Big Cats Don’t Cry Productions
Dramatic short involving heavy VFX and chroma key (Premiere)
PREVISUALIZATION EDITOR – Ant-Man and the Wasp
Marvel Studios (via The Third Floor, Inc)
Work closely with key department heads (director, vfx supervisor, finals editorial, stunt coordinator, previs supervisor) to create action and vfx sequences with full sfx and music (Premiere/AVID 6.5)
EDITOR/COMPOSER – Citizen Marc
Sync, group, transcode, and organize multiple formats: 4k RED, archival, miniDV, DSLR, EXCAM. Draw and animate animatic sequences (FCP 7). Prep timeline for submission to vendors: online, sound mix, color
2005 – 2009
BFA Film Production
Ryerson University, Toronto
Graduated with honors.
Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart
1 semester abroad focusing on sound recording, mixing, and engineering.
Technical proficiency meets storytelling with style using AVID Media Composer, Adobe CC, Storyboard Pro, or DaVinci Resolve
Enhance your production, animatic, or sizzle with 2D animation in a 3D space using Adobe After Effects
Create intriguing soundscapes in the NLE or with Logic X to give the viewer a fully immersive experience
Compositing, chroma-key, and rotoscoping – as well as a few other handy tricks up my sleeve
Get your project ready and broadcast compliant for web, TV, or theater
Organized + Collaborative
If I can make life easier for every team member involved, I’ll find a way to do it, be it with fancy project management software like Shotgun or a simple Google Spreadsheet.