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Makayla H.

Lincoln, NE, USA

$50 - $300 / Day

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Top Services

  • Video Editor - Documentary

  • Documentary DP

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

About Makayla

If you are looking for a professional video editor, you have come to right place! But first, a little about my experience and qualifications: My interest in video production really began in college. I discovered early on that a little creativity combined with the right software is key to success in a technology driven world. This understanding enabled me to learn as much as I could about Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Audition, and Dreamweaver. After four long years, I received my degree in multimedia with a minor in media production the at the University of Nebraska in Kearney in 2018. While I learned a lot during my time in college, most of my video editing experience came from working at KLKN-TV Channel 8 Eyewitness News, an ABC affiliate. Over the past year and a half, I edited more than one thousand shows. Not only did I learn rather quickly the importance of deadlines, I also discovered that finding the perfect balance between working independently and with a team was imperative to the success of the news station. Our team had to make sure that we were creating engaging content every day to keep our viewers interested. I chose to leave the news industry in order to fully open myself to other opportunities that required a little more creative freedom on my end. I believe my skills are easily transferable and my desire to work on projects that require a little more post-production work is unmatched. Growing up on a farm/ranch instilled a strong work ethic. If given the opportunity, I promise to deliver high quality work with passion and energy while never missing a deadline.

Top Projects

  • The Henderson Heritage

    • Documentary DP
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Copywriter

    Although parts of this documentary were included in one of the demo reels already added to my profile, I wanted to add the whole project because it is my pride and joy. This short documentary depicts the life of the Henderson family and the legacy they are leaving behind.

  • Lincoln Locals

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    In December of 2020, I set out with the intent to talk to as many locally owned businesses in Lincoln Nebraska. I visited many small diners, unique boutiques, little shops in the historic Haymarket area, downtown bookstores, and dive bars in the city. All of the businesses discussed a common theme; surviving amidst a worldwide pandemic.Here you will see the real, raw, and unfiltered stories that might have otherwise never been told.

  • Video Producer and Editor Demo Reel

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • Commercial DP
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Video Editor - Commercial
    • Content Strategist

    This video producer and editor reel demonstrates my ability to conduct interviews, shoot footage with available equipment, and edit footage together in order to tell a story. Here you will see small clips from a documentary short film, a promotional video, and a client video.

  • Broadcast Journalism Reel

    • Video Editor - News
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • TV News Producer
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Copywriter

    This broadcast journalism reel demonstrates my ability to shoot footage, conduct interviews, write scripts, and edit the footage together. Here you will see VOSOTs I completed for the KLKN-TV Channel 8 Eyewitness news anchors to read on-air. Click on the link below to see the corresponding scripts. http://makaylahogenson.weebly.com/writing.html

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Fixer
  • Content Strategist
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter

Production Support

  • TV News Producer
  • Audio Storyteller
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Colorist
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Makayla's Clients

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • KLKN-TV Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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