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- Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
Editor Biff Butler Gets To Work
People on the Move
- LOS ANGELES
Work Editorial has added editor Biff Butler to its roster. Currently based in Los Angeles, Butler will be represented globally and serve as creative partner at the company.
Growing up in the U.K., Butler spent his youth immersed in music. He moved to Los Angeles as a musician in 1999, releasing albums and touring the country. He became intrigued by the craft of editing, inspired by the brilliantly put together title sequence for the movie Se7en cut by Angus Wall at Rock Paper Scissors (RPS). Following the break up of his band in 2005 Butler got a job at RPS and as he puts it, that company served as his film school. There he found his editorial voice and satiated another interest, advertising.
Within a couple years he was working on spots for Nike, Microsoft, Lexus, Adidas, and in 2008 he made a breakthrough with the Emmy Award-winning Obama/will.i.am video “Yes We Can.” By 2012 his clientele spanned across both coasts and after moving to New York he went on to collaborate on notable U.S. work with such agencies as W+K NY, Anomaly and BBDO. Most notably perhaps was his involvement in the Derek Cianfrance-directed Dicks Sporting Goods campaign that truly defined a style in sports commercials.
On the awards front, Butler has been recognized at the AICE, Clios and Cannes Lions competitions while receiving an Emmy for the six-part documentary Long Live Benjamin that he edited and co-directed with creative director Jimm Lasser.