My name is Nicholas Abouhamad and I am a Communications graduate from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. In my time as a student, I produced a number of short films, both in and out of the classroom, and even managed to get a few of them screened at film festivals around the state.
I have been a freelance video editor since the summer 2017, cutting a wide range of internal and published content for a variety of companies and clients.
My work as an editor is deeply influenced by my education in writing, acting, photography and, of course, editing. I strongly believe that the best editors are also skilled writers, for they understand the delicate balance of the elements needed to tell a story. And I believe this even extends to content that isn't narratively driven, as it can still inform the pacing and structure of the material.
At the end of the day, I put clean, professional work above all else. I've never been one to let my own attachment to an idea get in the way of what needs to be done. Both writing and filmmaking are a highly collaborative process that demands flexibility, which is something that I believe I have. I still consider myself a student of the craft and like to believe that I suffer from an insatiably curious mind, so I am always going out of my way to try and optimize my editing workflows, while also giving myself time to experiment and find ways to create interesting and dynamic content.
In late 2018, I had the privilege of starting a podcast with my childhood best-friend and longtime collaborator Michael Capurso. We were both at a point in our lives where we weren't able to see each other quite as often as we would have liked to at that time, and we felt that starting and running a podcast together would be a great way to change that. As such, we created The Media Obscura Podcast, a show dedicated to watching and reviewing/bantering about retro/obscure movies and television.
Working on the show with Mike has been one of the greatest honors of my life, and it's been a great testing ground for us to talk about movies, art, and most of all, hone our skills as improv comedians.
Since then, we've released an episode every week, along with promotional clips on our shows instagram page, and appeared on a handful of other great podcasts. On top of that, we briefly found ourselves on Apple Podcasts Top 20 for Film Review podcasts, and welcomed another longtime writing/acting collaborator of mine, Raekwon Davis, onto the show as a second co-host.
We release new episodes every Sunday on every major podcast player. For a complete list of places we're hosted, check out https://pod.link/1441881203