• Thursday, May. 7, 2020
People on the Move
Editor Haines Hall joins Rock Paper Scissors
Haines Hall
  • SANTA MONICA, Calif.
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Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) has added editor Haines Hall to its roster for representation in the U.S. The move marks a reunion between Hall and editor Angus Wall, a founding father of RPS. The two have maintained a long-standing friendship since they began their film careers together at the fabled Propaganda Films, eventually co-editing Mike Mills’ debut indie feature, Thumbsucker

“Haines and I both worked in the vault at Propaganda Films back in the day, so we have always been bound by that experience, as well as cutting Thumbsucker together” said Wall. “Haines is a genuine friend, a great soul, and a phenomenally talented human; it’s going to be great seeing him every day and feeling the energy he will bring to the RPS family.”

Hall has collaborated with directors such as Mills, Spike Jonze, Craig Gillespie, Speck/Gordon, and Fredrik Bond—as well as luminaries Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Mann, and Terrence Malik. Hall’s body of work includes celebrated commercials for Nike, Adidas, Facebook, Apple, Got Milk (California Milk Processors Board), Miller Lite, and Volkswagen.

Hall said he was drawn to RPS’ talented editors and its diversification which has yielded VFX house a52, design studio Elastic, and entertainment venture MakeMake.

Outside of advertising, Hall formed another lifelong working friendship with contemporary artist Doug Aitken, editing many of his multi-screen video installations and working on the high-profile Station To Station tour, memorializing clips from the tour into a feature documentary that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Hall found his way to Los Angeles for a stint as an office runner on Seinfeld upon graduating from San Francisco State University. Before joining RPS, Hall spent 24 years as part of the Spot Welders roster.

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