Julian Gomez

Editor


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About this interview

In his four-and-a-half-hour interview, Julian Gomez talks about his early life and beginning his editing career working on music videos. He describes early editing jobs on the special Damon Wayans: The Last Stand, and the shows Stuntmasters and World of Wonder. He recounts editing for the biography series Intimate Portrait, on which he worked for the first time with a co-editor. He recalls editing for the History Channel series Modern Marvels, specifically an episode about the World Trade Center, later repurposed into the special The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon in the wake of 9/11. Gomez goes into detail on his many years as an editor for The Amazing Race, including the many logistical and time challenges the show presents. He speaks at length of editing Big Brother, and the unique challenges that program presents. He sums up with his hopes for his future career. Nancy Harrington conducted the interview on July 17, 2017 in South Pasadena, CA.

“What I like about editing is the opportunity to build something. Fundamentally, we humans are about being engaged in stewarding something. And I like calling the shots.” 

Highlights
Julian Gomez on his favorite episode of The Amazing Race
04:44
Julian Gomez on editing the World Trade Center episode of Modern Marvels, later repurposed into The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon
10:15
Julian Gomez on the logistics and details of editing for The Amazing Race
09:52
Julian Gomez on becoming an editor on Big Brother, and on what he liked about the show
03:46
Julian Gomez on his editing style
04:22
Julian Gomez on winning Emmy Awards for The Amazing Race
08:37
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his early life and influences; on television shows he watched while growing up, and discovering he wanted to work in television; on his college education and on learning to edit
On his college internship, and on his first editing job; on editing video tape before the advent of digital editing; on editing music videos early in his career, and what he learned about editing in that time
On editing Damon Wayans: The Last Stand, and on giving his creative input on projects he's editing; on editing Stuntmasters and World of Wonder; on the switch over to digital editing in the 1990s
On editing Intimate Portrait, and on working with a co-editor; on his editing style; on editing Intimate Portrait for Actuality, and on working for various production companies

Chapter 2

On editing the World Trade Center episode of Modern Marvels, later repurposed into The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon; on his personal experience of 9/11, and on television's function in the face of tragedy
On editing Modern Marvels, and on editing for specific audiences; on editing A Baby Story, and on working with an assistant editor; on a typical work week on a show like A Baby Story, and comparing it to working on The Amazing Race
On editing Paradise Hotel; on the way editing on shows like Paradise Hotel is used to tell the story in a compelling way
On the number of editors typically on a show like Paradise Hotel and Big Brother, and on working with story producers; on being assigned to edit various elements of The Amazing Race like the "Detour" or the "Roadblock"

Chapter 3

On being hired to edit The Amazing Race; on the editing challenges he faced when he joined The Amazing Race; on working with The Amazing Race creators Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri
On the casts of The Amazing Race; on collaborating with the editorial staff of The Amazing Race; on the logistics and details of editing for The Amazing Race
On the process of editing an episode of The Amazing Race from start to finish
On the challenges of dealing with sound when editing The Amazing Race; on working with graphics and text on The Amazing Race
On his favorite episode of The Amazing Race; on winning Emmy Awards for The Amazing Race; on the legacy of The Amazing Race

Chapter 4

On becoming an editor on Big Brother, and on what he liked about the show; on learning to conform to the editing style of Big Brother; on the process of editing Big Brother, and on the show's then-recent switch to HD
On the camera setup for the Big Brother house; on how work is divided between editors on Big Brother; on the decision-making process when selecting shots to use for the show
On dealing with product placement on The Amazing Race; on his favorite season of Big Brother; on the "Jeff and Jordan" season of Big Brother, and on the challenges of keeping the show fresh each year
On Big Brother and CBS Standards and Practices; on the legacy of Big Brother
On what he likes about editing, and on the possibility of his getting into scripted television; on how the field of editing has changed since he started, and on technological advancements in editing
On his mentors in editing; on his proudest career achievements, and on finding the right path in his career; on his then-future career, and on wanting to teach
Shows

Amazing Race, The

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Julian Gomez on being assigned to edit various elements of The Amazing Race like the "Detour" or the "Roadblock"
03:08
Julian Gomez on how he came to edit for The Amazing Race, and on the show's near cancellation
06:55
Julian Gomez on the editing challenges he faced when he joined The Amazing Race
03:15
Julian Gomez on working with The Amazing Race creators Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri
02:43
Julian Gomez on the casts of The Amazing Race, and on the editorial staff of the show
04:24
Julian Gomez on collaborating with the editorial staff of The Amazing Race
03:46
Julian Gomez on the logistics and details of editing for The Amazing Race
09:52
Julian Gomez on the process of editing an episode of The Amazing Race from start to finish
12:53
Julian Gomez on the challenges of dealing with sound when editing The Amazing Race
10:01
Julian Gomez on working with graphics and text on The Amazing Race
03:33
Julian Gomez on his favorite episodes of The Amazing Race
04:44
Julian Gomez on winning Emmy Awards for The Amazing Race
08:37
Julian Gomez on the legacy of The Amazing Race
03:59
Julian Gomez on dealing with product placement on The Amazing Race
03:02

Baby Story, A

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Julian Gomez on editing A Baby Story, and on working with an assistant editor
08:06
Julian Gomez on a typical work week on a show like A Baby Story, and comparing it to working on The Amazing Race
06:44

Big Brother

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Julian Gomez on the number of editors typically on a show like Paradise Hotel and Big Brother, and on working with story producers
04:42
Julian Gomez on becoming an editor on Big Brother, and on what he liked about the show
03:46
Julian Gomez on learning to conform with the editing style of Big Brother
02:25
Julian Gomez on the process of editing Big Brother, and on the show's then-recent switch to HD
04:39
Julian Gomez on the camera setup for the Big Brother house
03:51
Julian Gomez on how work is divided between editors on Big Brother
02:54
Julian Gomez on the decision-making process when selecting shots to use for Big Brother
05:38
Julian Gomez on his favorite houseguest on Big Brother
02:03
Julian Gomez on the "Jeff and Jordan" season of Big Brother, and on the challenges of keeping the show fresh each year
04:40
Julian Gomez on Big Brother and CBS Standards and Practices
04:10
Julian Gomez on the legacy of Big Brother
05:45

Damon Wayans: The Last Stand?

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Julian Gomez on editing Damon Wayans: The Last Stand, and on giving his creative input on projects he's editing
09:31

Emmy Awards, The (Primetime and Daytime)

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Julian Gomez on winning Emmy Awards for The Amazing Race
08:37

Intimate Portrait

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Julian Gomez on editing Intimate Portrait, and on working with a co-editor
06:18
Julian Gomez on editing Intimate Portrait for Actuality, and on working for various production companies as a freelancer
03:38

Modern Marvels

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Julian Gomez on editing the World Trade Center episode of Modern Marvels, later repurposed into The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon
10:15
Julian Gomez on editing Modern Marvels, and on editing for specific audiences
02:35

Paradise

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Julian Gomez on the way editing on shows like Paradise Hotel is used to tell the story in a compelling way
05:55

Paradise Hotel

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Julian Gomez on editing Paradise Hotel
09:43
Julian Gomez on the number of editors typically on a show like Paradise Hotel and Big Brother, and on working with story producers
04:42

Stuntmasters

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Julian Gomez on editing Stuntmasters and World of Wonder
03:18

World of Wonder

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Julian Gomez on editing Stuntmasters and World of Wonder
03:18
Topics

9/11

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Julian Gomez on his personal experience of 9/11, and on television's function in the face of tragedy
06:02
Julian Gomez on editing the World Trade Center episode of Modern Marvels, later repurposed into The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon
10:15

Censorship / Standards & Practices

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Julian Gomez on Big Brother and CBS Standards and Practices
04:10

Creative Influences and Inspiration

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Julian Gomez on his mentors in editing
04:14

Emmy Awards

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Julian Gomez on winning Emmy Awards for The Amazing Race
08:37

Historic Events and Social Change

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Julian Gomez on his personal experience of 9/11, and on television's function in the face of tragedy
06:02
Julian Gomez on editing the World Trade Center episode of Modern Marvels, later repurposed into The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon
10:15

Pivotal Career Moments

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Julian Gomez on his mentors in editing
04:14

Technological Innovation

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Julian Gomez on the switch over to digital editing in the 1990s
02:20

Television Industry

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Julian Gomez on Big Brother and CBS Standards and Practices
04:10
Professions

Editor

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Julian Gomez on editing video tape before the advent of digital editing
03:00
Julian Gomez on editing music videos early in his career, and what he learned about editing in that time
07:28
Julian Gomez on editing Damon Wayans: The Last Stand, and on giving his creative input on projects he's editing
Julian Gomez on his editing style
04:23
Julian Gomez on the switch over to digital editing in the 1990s
02:20
Julian Gomez on editing Intimate Portrait, and on working with a co-editor
06:19
Julian Gomez on editing A Baby Story, and on working with an assistant editor
08:06
Julian Gomez on editing Modern Marvels, and on editing for specific audiences
02:34
Julian Gomez on the way editing on shows like Paradise Hotel is used to tell the story in a compelling way
05:55
Julian Gomez on what he likes about editing, and on the possibility of his getting into scripted television
04:46
Julian Gomez on how the field of editing has changed since he started, and on technological advancements in editing
12:35

Post-Production Professionals

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Julian Gomez on editing video tape before the advent of digital editing
03:00
Julian Gomez on editing music videos early in his career, and what he learned about editing in that time
07:28
Julian Gomez on editing Damon Wayans: The Last Stand, and on giving his creative input on projects he's editing
Julian Gomez on his editing style
04:23
Julian Gomez on the switch over to digital editing in the 1990s
02:20
Julian Gomez on editing Intimate Portrait, and on working with a co-editor
06:19
Julian Gomez on editing A Baby Story, and on working with an assistant editor
08:06
Julian Gomez on editing Modern Marvels, and on editing for specific audiences
02:34
Julian Gomez on the way editing on shows like Paradise Hotel is used to tell the story in a compelling way
05:55
Julian Gomez on what he likes about editing, and on the possibility of his getting into scripted television
04:46
Julian Gomez on how the field of editing has changed since he started, and on technological advancements in editing
12:35
Genres

Music Shows & Variety Shows/Specials

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Julian Gomez on editing Damon Wayans: The Last Stand, and on giving his creative input on projects he's editing
09:32

News and Documentary

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Julian Gomez on editing Stunt Monster and World of Wonder
03:18
Julian Gomez on editing Intimate Portrait, and on working with a co-editor
06:18
Julian Gomez on editing the World Trade Center episode of Modern Marvels, later repurposed into The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon
18:51
Julian Gomez on editing A Baby Story, and on working with an assistant editor
14:51

Reality TV

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Julian Gomez on editing Paradise Hotel
20:20
Julian Gomez on being assigned to edit various elements of The Amazing Race like the "Detour" or the "Roadblock"
03:08
Julian Gomez on editing for The Amazing Race
01:14:46
Julian Gomez on editing Big Brother
42:53
People

Elise Doganieri

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Julian Gomez on working with The Amazing Race creators Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri
02:43

Bertram Van Munster

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Julian Gomez on working with The Amazing Race creators Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri
02:43

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