Tanton - Video Editor - Toronto, ON, Canada

Mike Tanton

Toronto, ON, Canada


Jack-of-all-trades, working toward eventual position as film and television director.

I have recently worked for Ogilvy & Mather doing freelance AE animation on a Cadbury project and I worked as a PA for a CBC/Merit Motion Pictures DocZone production.

I work well both on-set and in post. I can write, organize, operate equipment, set-up, strike, shoot, boom, direct, manage documents, edit, animate, and develop workflows. Work great independently or as part of a team.


Video Editor


I usually work in Premiere CC, but have used other non-linear systems like Avid and FCP.

Work History



April 2013 - July 2013

Production assistance, transcoding footage, media management, editing, and other media-related tasks.

Sales Associate

Hudson's Bay

From August 2012

Sales of mens formal and casual footwear at the Hudson's Bay Company at the central Yonge and Bloor branch, Toronto.

Sales Associate

The Source (Bell) Electronics Incorporated

November 2010 - August 2012

- Sales and service of electronics at 'The Source' retail store downtown Toronto.
- Sales and service of Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile telecommunications products.
- Technical support and diagnostics.

Customer Service Representative


June 2010 - August 2010

Provided services to CapitalOne Financial customers as a Senior Account Manager, via the Sykes Contact Centre in London, Ontario.

Senior Account Manager

Capital One

June 2010 - August 2010

Provided services to CapitalOne Financial customers as a Senior Account Manager, via the Sykes Contact Centre in London, Ontario.

Customer Service Representative

Bell TV

July 2009 - December 2009

Provided technical support, billing support, and diagnostics services to BellTV customers via the Stream Contact Centre in London, Ontario.

Telephone Interviewer


September 2008 - July 2009

Collected statistical and market research information from an array of demographics, and on a wide variety of topics and areas.

Telephone Interviewer

Kantar Group

December 2007 - August 2008

Collected statistical and market research data.

Router Operator/Board Assembler

Sparton Corporation

July 2007 - August 2007

Operated a circuit board cutting machine and assembled circuit boards for the ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) division of Sparton Corporation, at the former facility in London, Ontario.


Kentucky Fried Chicken

April 2007 - December 2007

Office Clerk (temp)

Community Care Access Centre

March 2007 - March 2007

Retrieved, sorted, labelled, scanned, and archived financial documents and records at Community Care Access Centre.


Animated Credits Sequence - Alfred Hitchcock's "Inception" (VERY OLD SCHOOL PROJECT)

Funny story. This was due the following day and I made this overnight with no access to After Effects. I had to create this with Photoshop and tracking mattes in Adobe Premiere. Very rough, but fantastic for the time and resources I had at my disposal.

The concept behind this is "what would the opening credits to Inception look like if they were in an Alfred Hitchcock film or if Saul Bass had designed them?"

Fourth Base - Short Film (DIRECTOR/WRITER/EDITOR)

A comedy short I wrote and directed as part of a Humber College assignment. A great date ends... in an interesting way.

Spec Commercial for "McHappy Day" (McDonald's Canada) (EDITOR)

A spec advertisement for the McHappy Day event. Syncing, editing, and graphics.

Project Manager: Philip Maglieri.

Vietnam Remembered (CBC/Merit Pictures) (PRODUCTION ASSISTANT)

A CBC Doc Zone documentary exploring the Canadian aspects of the Vietnam War.

Directed by Andrew Blicq.

Cadbury Creme Eggs "The Hunt Starts Now" Promotion (Ogilvy & Mather) (ANIMATION/GRAPHICS)

A promotional campaign for Cadbury's "The Hunt Starts Now" Creme Egg campaign.

Project Manager: Ken Galloway.


Investors and financial industry professionals meet after months of training to box each other. It is an unprecedented boxing event of its caliber, Brawl on Bay Street takes place twice a year in the Toronto GTA.

Supervised by Daniel Demsky, Andrew Cariboni, and Justin Smith.


A documentary exploring Breed-Specific Legislation and its effect on dogs and dog owners.


A short film, written and directed by Conner Stirling, about Joseph who is haunted by his changing memories and things he wished had remained unseen.

Communist Mummies From Mars (DIRECTOR)

In this slapstick comedy satirizing the the 1950s "Red Scare", aliens from outer space intercept a communist satellite and decide to invade America. It's up to a Canadian pro-tennis player (gone secret agent) to save the world.


Laura, a woman with no memory or identity, awakens to find herself marooned in a futuristic medical facility. She is malnourished and frail, and lacks even the ability to speak. Her only companion is an artificial intelligence named Conrad who has been tasked with re-educating and rehabilitating her.

Directed by Matt Nayman.

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor Degree, Film and Media Production

Humber College

Ontario College Diploma, Film Studies

Fanshawe College

London Central Secondary School

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