New York, NY â€“ (January 16, 2008) â€“ Alex Bickel has joined Outside Editorial in New York as the companyâ€™s first Editor/Colorist. The announcement was made this morning by Company Founder/Editor Scott Gaillard. â€œAlex possesses a blend of qualities that, in most, are an â€˜either/orâ€™ prospect,â€? comments Gaillard. â€œHe can sit up all night with a manual for this or that program and walk into the shop the next morning with expertise. He's able to bring incredible creative insight and sensitivity to color, rhythm and sound to his projects. But above all, Alex's energy is infectious and his enthusiasm for all manner of creative projects is inexorable.â€? Alex Bickel received his BFA degree in film from the North Carolina School of the Arts. His first industry experience was as a writerâ€™s assistant for â€œSTELLAâ€? on Comedy Central in New York. He continued to work with Stella Producer Jerry Kupfer for a year, before moving onto consulting, working closely with Apple Pro Apps group as a Final Cut technician. It was during this period that Bickel turned his interest to the finishing process, beginning with the â€œSundance Festival Dailiesâ€? news show for the Sundance Channel. (This opportunity led to a short tenure at the Sundance Channel in New York where he produced, edited and also served as colorist for a series of spots re-branding DocDay, Sundance Channelâ€™s weekly destination for documentary films.) A few years spent freelancing around town landed Bickel at Berwyn Editorial, where he turned his talent to commercial projects. During his time at Berwyn, Bickelâ€™s credits included work for Hyatt, Ritz and Jaguar. Now at Outside, Bickel has completed a new round of projects for Jaguar, collaborating closely with award-winning editor Neil Gust. Bickelâ€™s long form color credits include â€œQuiet City,â€? a feature film which was an official selection for the SXSW Film Festival and nominee for an Independent Film Spirit Award; â€œInkedâ€? and â€œConfessions of a matchmakerâ€? for A&E HD; â€œManeatersâ€? for History Channel HD; and Yellow Wolfâ€™s â€œKickenâ€? music video. â€œI feel lucky to be joining such a close knit and collaborative team,â€? concludes Bickel. â€œWith every new cut I get from Neil, Iâ€™m challenged in ways Iâ€™d never expect. Itâ€™s easy to feed off their creativity.â€? Bickel is also enthusiastic about Outsideâ€™s move towards desktop technology with Appleâ€™s Final Cut Pro and Color. â€œIâ€™m eager to show just how much we can accomplish within this new Final Cut and Apple Color workflow. I think weâ€™re pushing color farther than anyone expected and creating great results.â€? Outside Editorial is an independent postproduction boutique based in Soho, offering advertising agencies a world-class, collaborative roster of editorial and design talent, cutting edge technology, and exceptional client services. Its client roster includes such prestigious companies as Jaguar, Kraft, Verizon Business, Volvo, Schering-Plough, and Bluefly.com, to name a few.