New York, NY (November 26, 2003)–Fluid, the New York-based original music, sound design, editorial and visual effects studio, has added editor Bruce Ashley to its roster, it was announced by Marc Schwartz, company executive producer/managing partner.
“We decided a little over a year ago to invest further in offline editorial as a division, and with the addition of Bruce the expansion is complete. He’s the icing on the cake and we’re fortunate to have attracted such a great talent. We can now bundle offline and online editorial, music, sound and visual effects, in a small intimate creative studio environment,” stated Marc Schwartz.
“On a personal level, we hit it off right away. Bruce’s perspective on the way that editorial, music and visual effects need to work together made him a natural fit for this place. Plus, it’s really nice to finally have someone with an accent around here that knows how to play the didgeridoo,” added Fluid partner/executive producer David Shapiro.
Ashley, who was born in Sydney, Australia, comes to Fluid following a seven-year stint at New York’s 89 Edit (formerly 89 Greene) where his editing credits included commercial spots and music videos. From 1994 to 1996, working with Michael Porte, Ashley helped to launch Mad River Post in New York.
When Ashley first arrived in the U.S. from London, England he freelanced for various New York companies, editing award-winning documentaries, TV series, commercials, music videos and concerts. Ashley, who has also lived in Fiji, moved to the U.K. from Australia in 1982 after seven years as a technical director at Channel 7 in Sydney. Ashley cut his professional teeth at MGMM (London, England) where he was an assistant editor and later an editor.