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By vashi

The Filmmaking Journey – Vashi Nedomansky

On 03, Jul 2017 | One Comment | In Low Budget Filmmaking | By vashi


I recently visited ADOBE headquarters in San Francisco to film an episode of their new show “Make It” hosted by my friend Jason Levine.


Filming MAKE IT at Adobe headquarters in San Francisco


We discussed my journey from professional hockey player to editing 11 feature films in Hollywood and the creative process that spans both worlds.

I share how I starting shooting and editing films with a VHS cameras and decks in the 1980’s all the way up to working on: Deadpool, Gone Girl, 6 Below and Sharknado 2 and more.

Here’s the 16-minute video:
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Powerful Flexibility in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

On 09, May 2015 | No Comments | In Editing, Low Budget Filmmaking, sharknado | By vashi

The film editor can most often be found in a dark cave, crafting a story as deadlines loom. Sometimes we emerge out into the light and get to interact with other human beings. At NAB 2015 in Las Vegas this year, I was invited to speak at the Adobe booth to discuss 3 projects I recently edited.


Premiere Pro CC presentation at NAB 2015


The 24-minute video below breaks down my technical and creative process for feature films, documentaries and music videos. Hopefully you will find some good nuggets in my babbling!



Links to in-depth articles on the 3 projects I edited with Premiere Pro:

Sharknado 2 (feature film)
That Which I Love Destroys Me (documentary)
Mary Did You Know – Pentatonix (music video)

Quick interview on my favorite new features in Premiere Pro CC from NAB 2015:


Until next time…



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On 21, Oct 2014 | No Comments | In Editing, Low Budget Filmmaking, Production | By vashi

directed by Ric Roman Waugh


THAT WHICH I LOVE DESTROYS ME is a documentary film focusing on PTSD that I edited for director Ric Roman Waugh. On October 25th 2014, The Austin Film Festival hosted the first public screening of the film. Read more…

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SHARKNADO 2 – Editing the Chaos

On 12, Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | In Editing, Low Budget Filmmaking, sharknado | By vashi

In late 2013, David Rimawi (co-founder of The Asylum) told me that they were making Sharknado 2. I responded by telling him I was going to edit it. A very cocky answer indeed…but I really wanted to cut Sharknado 2…so I rolled the dice. I never brought it up again and 3 months later he called me and offered me the job. I accepted.

My Adobe Premiere Pro Sharknado 2 project

JAWS was the first film I ever saw. It was at a drive-in theater with my parents in the back of our convertible VW bug. The last 30 minutes, I hid in the backseat under a blanket…scared shitless. Since then I have been obsessed and petrified with sharks. Since beginning to edit film at the age of 13, I’ve always wanted to edit a shark movie. Well…I got my wish and would love to share the process of how I edited Sharknado 2 with you. Read more…

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In Low Budget Filmmaking

By vashi


On 30, Jul 2014 | No Comments | In Low Budget Filmmaking | By vashi

Tonight is the world premiere of SHARKNADO 2: The Second One. I spent 6 harrowing and insane weeks editing this beast. Tonight…I get to share the final results of all our hard work. Love it or hate it…SHARKNADO 2 is coming! There will be BLOOD! Here’s a sneak peek at the first previs animatic video I received during editorial. On the left side is the previs and on the right side the final completed visual effect as it will look in the film.




There are over 300 visuals effect shots in SHARKNADO 2. As an editor it’s always nice to have an animatic to judge the timing and length of the shot and how it plays with the shots before and after it. Tonight is the Premiere on the SyFy network. Tomorrow it will air in 86 countries around the world.


Sharknado 2 timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro

Sharknado 2 timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014


Until next time…

Vashi Nedomansky


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In Editing

By vashi

SHARKNADO 2 – Sneak Peek at the First Edit

On 03, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In Editing | By vashi

In March 2014, I began work on the sequel to one of the most unexpectedly popular films of 2013. SHARKNADO hit the Syfy network on July 11, 2013. In the classic B-movie Hollywood style of Roger Corman…The Asylum delivered a cult film that was both embraced and reviled. Bottom line…a lot of people saw the movie. 7,000,000 watched it in the USA alone. It’s rated 82% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and has a 3.3 rating on IMDB. So apparently it’s both good and bad? What does that mean? I have no idea. I saw it and loved it.
The sequel is coming July 30th, 2014.


Sharknado 2 invades New York in July 2014

New York is invaded by SHARKNADO 2 on July 30th, 2014

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Perfecting the Film Post Production Workflow

Self-funded, low budget, indie filmmaking is wonderful for the creative and artistic freedoms you are granted as you strive to tell the story and share it with others. You are the filmmaker, the studio, the investor and the distributor. This great power comes with great responsibility and heavy consequences. I’ve spent the last 5 years of my life working to finish a feature film entitled…THE GRIND. The literal and figurative irony does not go unnoticed…but it also drives me to complete my mission.

One of the famous unwritten rules in “Hollywood” is never invest your own money. I’ve broken that rule for 5 years as I’ve invested both a shit-ton of money and time to finish the film and release it to the world. My roles on this film are: executive producer, DP, editor, colorist, composer and sound mixer. I had been hired to do these jobs on previous feature films, but never all on one film.

Before I dive in, here’s 5 years of editing encapsulated into one image…the final timeline.

The entire 95 minute timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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335 Free Film Editing Tools and Assets

On 02, Nov 2013 | 15 Comments | In After Effects, Editing, Low Budget Filmmaking | By vashi

Free tools I use every day for my editing jobs


I’m always on the lookout for tools and assets that make my film editing and post production workflow easier, quicker and more efficient. Many of them can be expensive and very specific to certain tasks…others are free and just as effective.

I’ve shared many of these in the past…but now I have compiled an updated list of all free assets on this one page. Every filmmaker can now easily harness the power of the creative and generous people that provided all these tools and assets.

There are many other free plugins/presets/templates available on the interwebz…but I wanted to share only the ones I use on a daily basis. There are 335 listed below…and I’ve tested or used every single one of them. The results you can achieve are only limited by your imagination. Dig in and enjoy!

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In Editing

By vashi

Lumetri Looks in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

On 28, May 2013 | 2 Comments | In Editing | By vashi

With the announcement of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, a brand new grading tool was revealed that allows editors more control right from the timeline. Lumetri Looks is a collection of presets that lives inside your Premiere Pro effects bin and supports grades created in Speedgrade as well as LUTs. Read more…

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