New York, NY â€“ Company X has signed editor Yuko Koseki for exclusive representation. Koseki joins fellow award-winning Company X editors Barney Miller, Bruce Ashley and Terence Ziegler. Koseki arrives at Company X with professional experience editing commercials, music videos, TV shows and documentaries.
The signing marks the reunion of Koseki and Miller, two longtime friends and creative cohorts who previously worked together at Ohio Edit (now known as Rock Paper Scissors NY).
“Iâ€™ve known Yuko for years and have watched her grow into a truly innovative and passionate editor,â€? remarks Company X Founder Barney Miller. â€œYukoâ€™s cuts not only accomplish the client’s objective with style and grace, but also set a mood that really draws you in — an underrated aspect of editing. Yes, storytelling is important, which Yuko does well, but she also sets a great vibe with her choices, and that’s priceless.”
â€œIâ€™m so excited to work with Barney again,â€? adds Koseki. â€œI look forward to being a part of the success heâ€™s created with Company X through the years, not to mention the chance to work with a staff that has truly great energy.â€?
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During her most recent post at Ohio Edit, Koseki established herself as one of the industryâ€™s premiere editors of fashion and beauty spots, while making her creative imprint with campaigns for an array of brands including L’Oreal, Exxon Mobil, Burger King, and Sprint via McCann Erickson; Lubriderm and Rogaine (BBDO); Almay (Deutsch); LancÃ´me (Publicis); Gucci, Movado, and ESQ&U (Lloyd & Co); Carolina Herrera (Baron & Baron); Playtex (KraftWorks), as well as Yui Sai and Davidoff via Select Communications.
â€œStylistically, with each project I cut, I apply my ability to express beauty,â€? comments Koseki. â€œCompany X is well known for cutting some of the industryâ€™s best work in fashion and beauty, and Iâ€™m excited to build on that repertoire and beyond.â€?
Born in Japan, Koseki moved stateside in 1990 to study film at Hunter College of CUNY to pursue a career in film and commercial production. Drawing on her bilingual strengths, Koseki entered the entertainment field as a programming director for Japanese cable company TV Japan/NHK. Here, Koseki began taking on editing jobs, ultimately discovering her passion for the edit suite. With aspirations to take her chops to the next level, Koseki took on an apprenticeship at Michael Mooreâ€™s â€œTV Nationâ€? where she fine-tuned her Avid skills. Soon after, Kosekiâ€™s editorial career began to take off, with the completion of two documentary films: director Iara Leeâ€™s â€œSynthetic Pleasuresâ€? and â€œModulations.â€? Koseki eventually entered the commercial editing sector at Moondog Edit (formerly Billy Williams) before joining Ohio Edit in 2000, where she established herself as a top commercial editor.