Optimus has hired editor Jacquelyn London to work in its Santa Monica office. London has worked with some of the best music video directors in the world, including Chris Applebaum, Sam Bayer, Anthony Mandler and Mark Pellington. In the commercial world, London has cut spots for automotive brands Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Jeep, and has worked with other name brands including Garnier, Sony and Beats.
“Jacquelyn is such a strong addition to our editorial team in Santa Monica,” said Therese Hunsberger, executive producer/managing director at Optimus. “She brings a unique perspective from her many years cutting videos for the likes of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Muse, Maroon5, Pink, Depeche Mode, Annie Lennox, J. Lo, Usher and more. We already have clients requesting her, and know she’ll be in high demand here.”
Raised in upstate New York, London earned a bachelor degree from Florida State University where she studied graphic design and photography, and graduated from the LA Film School in 2006 where she learned editing. For the past four years, London was an editor at Sunset Edit. Before that, she spent five years at Bonch, Inc., rounding out almost a decade at two of the biggest music video houses in the country. She started her career as an assistant editor on the teen drama television series, The O.C.
“While I love the creative challenge of cutting music videos, I am so excited to join Optimus and focus more on commercials,” London said. “It was important to me that I wasn’t stuck in a commercial house where I was just a number. Optimus is the opposite of that – nurturing, nimble and committed to supporting its editors’ creative pursuits. It’s unique in that it is a leading production and post house, but operates like a boutique.”