Hello.

I’m Elizabeth

Kopetka

Location Rochester, NY

Mobile 240-818-1540

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Toronto International Women Film Festival Award Winner

Documentary Editor + DP

Expertise

  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
  • Canon Cinema Cameras
  • RED Cinema Cameras
  • Graphic Design
  • Story Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Website Implementation
  • Administration

I am a freelance video editor with over 15 years of professional experience in creative fields, including nine years operating my own award-winning video production studio. Collaborating with small teams is where I thrive most. I’m able to handily manage multiple time sensitive projects simultaneously, and I never get discouraged by the oft repeated “I don’t know what I want, but I’ll know it when I see it.”

 

I want to live in a world where art is valued, meetings are emails, and compassion is abundant.

As a videographer, producer and editor, she has received recognition from the Austin International Art Festival, LA Independent Women Film Awards, Toronto International Women Film Festival, and the Videographer Awards.

When not behind the camera or in front of a computer, you can find her cuddling with her pit bulls, on the treadmill, or–when Rochester is blessed with weather–definitely outside. Her latest documentary — Box of Rain — is set to hit streaming services soon!

I’m available for hire! I do documentary video editing, filming (I have my own gear), and story consulting.

I speak arabic

It’s been a while since I’ve had much practice with it, but it did come in handy when I was able to edit 2 interviews without having to get a translation done first. Being able to understand the words rather than just read the meaning greatly helped add nuance to the edit, which was quite sensitive in nature.

my favorite project

To this day, my favorite project remains the very first video edit that I was exclusively responsible for. I worked feverishly to put together a mini-documentary in 24 hours. I was on site when the clients previewed it. Grown men were brought to tears.

the weirdest one

The most unusual interview I ever filmed was for a Russian television station similar to the Discovery Channel. It started out normal, and fascinating, then took a hard turn towards aliens. 

 

my camera roll

Personal photos and video are almost exclusively of my pets. Pretty much nothing but my 2 pit bulls sleeping. You can tell what season they were taken by whether or not the cat is curled up with them. They’re so angelic when they’re asleep.

Interested in collaborating? I am available for hire! I welcome you to reach out and share the details of your project.