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Fast Cuts Edit. Post Supervision. Mobile and Location Edit. That's Richard Gillespie. That’s Fast Cuts. www.fastcuts.tv

Richard Gillespie started Fast Cuts with one employee, himself and one Edit System, the EMC2. Fast Cuts grew and flourished, at one point having over 30 creative staffers. After 23 successful years as a leading Creative Post shop, in 2014, in a tough economic market, Fast Cuts Downsized. Hmm, Fast Cuts today, Richard Gillespie editor and a very powerful Avid Edit system. Right back where we started and still just as good as ever.

07/10/2019

The passing of Ross Perot, God rest his soul, has reminded me of how his presidential campaign affected the early days of Fast Cuts. At that time, I had already left Pyramid Teleproductions to fully launch Fast Cuts. When Mr Perot hired Pyramid to be his base for editorial content for his campaign, I was frequently called on to Freelance edit at my former employer. So during the days I worked at expanding Fast Cuts and at night working at Pyramid on the Perot Campaign. It really helped me financially during those lean start up times.

Funny side story....one night while we were editing, Mr Perot showed up to see "what we were spending his money on!" No guards or advisors with him. Still a commanding presence in a flannel shirt at 10 pm. Great memories and a thank you to Mr Perot; you didn't know that you were a big help to a fledgling startup even then.

8 years ago we were searching all over for this guy! Where’s in the world is Pops? Well Pops is still here, still edit...
05/23/2019

8 years ago we were searching all over for this guy! Where’s in the world is Pops?

Well Pops is still here, still editing! Let’s do some work together!

05/20/2019

My son Gabe just competed in his 5th Marine Recon Challenge event. A 30 mile iron man type competition in honor of a fallen Marine. In this years event he represented a Marine, Alex, he knew in Okinawa who died last year in a parachute accident. Alex’s widow, Dani and his family were there, along with Patti and I, to cheer Gabe and his partner Josh on. Some very touching moments since the young couple had only been married a few weeks before he was died. Very proud of my son for competing and also for the love he has demonstrated toward the family of the fallen.

This is my newest and 10th Grandchild, Graham!! This is also a shameless post using a cute baby to remind everyone I’m...
02/17/2019

This is my newest and 10th Grandchild, Graham!! This is also a shameless post using a cute baby to remind everyone I’m available to edit!

12/25/2018

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, And Have a Happy New year!!

11/22/2018
RIP Martin.
09/23/2018

RIP Martin.

09/19/2018

We learned today of the passing of Martin Spirit. He was a great creative force and he will be missed. I remember many times bringing him challenging projects which he always solved and was always cheerful in doing so. I'm glad he was able to move on from just his amazing finish work to truly following his creative dreams. Maybe he is still creating shows and documentaries in the next life. :) Bye for now Martin....

Fun times with Julie Bayer Koellner and Marc Hoffmeister at the Village Burger Bar aka Fast Cuts!
05/30/2018

Fun times with Julie Bayer Koellner and Marc Hoffmeister at the Village Burger Bar
aka Fast Cuts!

03/19/2018
Spring Demo 2018

Here is my Spring 2018 Demo Reel. Check it out. Lets get in touch. I am available, mobile and ready to work!

02/13/2018
Excursions

Here is another spot in the series I cut for Uniworld. Yes, I'm still here and still telling great stories. Check it out. Check me out!

Check this out! From our friends at Ditch in Minneapolis.Happy Holidays! We decided to do something a little different t...
12/22/2017
Ditch | Giving

Check this out! From our friends at Ditch in Minneapolis.

Happy Holidays! We decided to do something a little different this year. In lieu of our usual holiday gift we partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org to support teachers at Maxfield Elementary. Get the whole story, and join us in helping teachers this holiday season at http://giving.ditchedit.com/

giving.ditchedit.com

Ditch teamed up with Adopt-A-Classroom to help the teachers at Maxfield Elementary (St Paul, MN) purchase much needed supplies for their kids. With Adopt-A-Classroom, teachers choose how they use the funds in their classroom.

It is with great sadness that we share this news.  Candace was a huge part of Fast Cuts' growth in the early years.  She...
12/01/2017
STATUS: Helpless & Heartbroken

It is with great sadness that we share this news. Candace was a huge part of Fast Cuts' growth in the early years. She was always fun to be around, super smart, and those that knew her, loved her. Sending love to her family and friends, especially Jeffrey Netzer.

It is with a heavy heart that I share the latest news regarding Candace with everyone. She passed away yesterday afternoon.  I am empty.  I am sad.  I am heartbroken.  I will forever be grateful for her.  For her love.  ...

10/30/2017

Here's the next one that I cut for Uniworld. Artwork on Board. The mix on all these spots was by the amazing Roy Bennett, aka Ben Templeton.

10/24/2017
Uniworld Service

I recently finished 7 Web spots for Uniworld. A big thank you to Seth and Alex at Big Idea for the opportunity. Here is the first.

09/01/2017

More Footage always means more fun!

06/06/2017

Here is some recent editing work that I am quite proud of. Many thanks to Kristina Schweinsberg Blake, Dean Hlavinka, and Kathy Fawcett Martin. And to everyone at Advantage Academy!

02/15/2017
Art in America - Art in America (video)

I didn't edit many Music Videos, but I found this one on YouTube that I did in the early 80's. So much of what we can do today in CG, in those days was done live or with many layers of compositing. The backgrounds were actually air brushed on set during the shoot. This was also the early days of the ADO (Ampex Digital Optics) for 3D without having to go to a film lab to create the effects. See if you can find my cameo in the video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9d6ek3KDRI

"Art in America" MTV video from 1983. Album produced by Eddy Offord. Arranged by Steve Morse and "Art in America". Keyboards T Lavitz. Song by Chris Flynn. l...

Gabe, our Marine meritoriously promoted to Sergeant. So Proud!
11/02/2016

Gabe, our Marine meritoriously promoted to Sergeant. So Proud!

10/07/2016

This is a spot I cut years ago. I remember hearing that the production company shot "dollops" of sour cream on the food for an entire day. When I selected take number ONE for the Baked Potato, the client could not believe it and came into the edit suite to review ALL the takes with me. I remember his chuckle when he realized that take one was the best, and then turning to the agency and playfully asking "why we had to shoot a whole day on the dollops!"
Fun Memory!

Tasty memory!
08/18/2016

Tasty memory!

A little snapshot of Pops grillin' those bratwursts for us a couple weeks ago. Yes, we're still eating the leftovers... ;-)

05/30/2016

Hey everybody check out the new Fast Cuts website. Still at www.fastcuts.tv.

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05/30/2016

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01/07/2016

Happy New Year 2016!!!

01/07/2016

From the Early Days!!

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01/07/2016

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12/22/2015

Happy Holidays!!!

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12/22/2015

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12/22/2015

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After 23 years, Fast Cuts Edits announces it will be closing.We have had a great run.  We are very grateful to the many ...
10/30/2014

After 23 years, Fast Cuts Edits announces it will be closing.

We have had a great run. We are very grateful to the many clients, employees and friends who have supported Fast Cuts for so many years. Fast Cuts will spend several months wrapping up current jobs, before we officially close our doors. The reasons for the closure include a slow economy and a challenging business climate in Dallas. We are sad to go but I look forward to our great staff continuing to impact the Dallas post market in a very positive way. –Richard Gillespie (aka Pops)

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10/28/2014

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10/28/2014

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Check out this cute Hollis outfit Hayes  wore to the AICP show last night!
10/24/2014

Check out this cute Hollis outfit Hayes wore to the AICP show last night!

Head on over for some grilling perfection by Pops!
10/24/2014

Head on over for some grilling perfection by Pops!

Please join us for lunch tomorrow!  Pops will be firing up the grill and serving burgers, veggie burgers, chicken and br...
10/23/2014

Please join us for lunch tomorrow! Pops will be firing up the grill and serving burgers, veggie burgers, chicken and brats. We'll ease on into the weekend. See you Friday!

Happy Birthday Jeff, hope it's an awesome day! And thanks for the photo Jason Payne! :)
10/23/2014

Happy Birthday Jeff, hope it's an awesome day! And thanks for the photo Jason Payne! :)

10/22/2014
Dallas VideoFest: Ben Templeton & Frank Mosley

Check out our very own Roy Bennett being interviewed at Dallas VideoFest for recent work he did on local independent film, Her Wilderness! Ben currently has several films he sound designed this year making rounds on the festival circuit.

http://youtu.be/pn63RehtnDE

Filmmakers Ben Templeton & Frank Mosley talk about their film HER WILDERNESS at Dallas VideoFest 27.

Italy! The land of delicious food, wine and beautiful views. Assistant editor Laura Rowe recently traveled there for a b...
10/01/2014

Italy! The land of delicious food, wine and beautiful views. Assistant editor Laura Rowe recently traveled there for a bit of R & R. Looks like an amazing time Laura, but we are glad you are back!!

09/23/2014

Hi friends! Check out this awesome video book trailer by Dale Scheihagen. Dale designed, created and animated the entire video as part of a crowd fund campaign for the book "Growing Up Alaska."
For more information about the book check out https://www.facebook.com/GrowingUpAlaska

The rough life of being a hand model!
09/16/2014

The rough life of being a hand model!

Happy Monday everyone!  Check out these pics taken by our multi-talented Michael Johnson for Group Therapy Studios when ...
09/15/2014

Happy Monday everyone! Check out these pics taken by our multi-talented Michael Johnson for Group Therapy Studios when they hosted a Jamie Scott concert at The Richards Group. Nice job Michael!

Happiest of birthdays to the one and only, Lisa Hill!
09/03/2014

Happiest of birthdays to the one and only, Lisa Hill!

08/28/2014

Who knew he was so multi-talented?? Thanks for rocking out the office for us Jason Agnew! Lets make it a regular coffee routine

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