As an editor, Yannis’ primary goal is to uncover the intentions behind each film or video he tackles.
He carefully searches for the hidden meaning behind the obvious narrative and the true motivations of the characters as he shapes the best possible edit for the script at hand. He believes in the incredible power of the simple “cut” and his striking editing style often incorporates this philosophy.
Usually he does this in a very low-key, subtle way, unless the story requires a more self-conscious, “creatively-jarring” approach. Above all, he serves the story, striving to have a valid reason behind each editing decision.
Yannis likes to take the time to experiment with the edit, trying several different approaches before arriving at the final cut. He is always open to ideas and suggestions (more brains are better than one) and loves to collaborate with creative, innovative filmmakers.
He has a great knack for “killing babies” AKA eliminating superfluous details that do not help push the story forward. Content always trumps style, unless style can transform the story into something even better.
Yannis is hard-working, methodical and can be bribed with dark Belgian chocolate.