hi! i’m ze’ev gilad

i’m a producer (art) director editor motionographer designer teacher

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work samples

Documentary Comedy Foreign Language
Documentary/Reality Music Videos Commercials/Promos/Virals


effects & graphics
  • Mastery of Adobe After Effects, Avid 3D Effects, compositing, color correction;
  • Extensive experience in graphic design & typography
sound design
  • Extensive experience in sound, music & sound effects editing; sound design, mixing, dialog
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut, Avid, and most other media applications;
  • Experience with Kolor & Mettle SkyBox for 360º video and effects;
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, Flash, web design, AppleScript;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of digital video formats, compression and codecs
system support
  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe, Avid and FCP system installation & configuration;
  • Experience with XSAN, FibreJet, Apple & Microsoft networking



Emmy Award 2003

Paul McCartney’s Back In The U.S.: Nominated for “Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For a Miniseries, Movie or Special”


Toronto International Film Festival 1996

Dog Run: Selected “Top Ten” screening


Austin Film Festival 1996

Dog Run: Winner, “Best Narrative Feature Film”


Prism Award 2002

Dog Run: “In recognition of an outstanding creative contribution that demonstrates the entertainment industry’s sincere efforts to accurately depict substance use and addiction in a theatrical feature film.”

work history

Wheelhouse Creative New York / LA

Art Director, Editor, Motion Designer, CTO, Head of West Coast Operations

  • Designed, edited & created graphics for dozens of feature film trailers for clients such as Independent Film Channel, Sundance, Oscilloscope, and Sony Pictures Classics.
  • Designed corporate identity, built website with custom Vimeo integration with PHP.
  • Worked closely with Creative Director on Marketing strategy.
  • Shot & stitched 360º videos using various camera rigs and Kolor & Mettle software.
AXS TV Los Angeles

Art Director, Producer, Editor, Motion Designer

  • Produced, Edited & created graphics for dozens of on-air promos each month
  • Had lead role in a major network-wide rebranding effort, which resulted in a 30% increase in ratings.
  • Worked closely with Marketing Director on strategy.
Allucinari Los Angeles

Motion Designer

Designed live show backdrop graphics for Carrie Underwood and Shania Twain concert tours.

JWT/Fabrikant Los Angeles

Editor, Motion Designer

Edited & designed graphics for “The French Job,” a marketing video for Maurice LaCroix which garnered over 1,000,000 views on YouTube and became their most-viewed video ever.


Supervising Editor, Art Director, Lead Designer & Compositor

One Giant Leap:

  • Supervised 8 editors & 4 animators
  • Managed over 1,500 hours of footage from 28 countries & 5 continents
  • Engineered total platform migration of all media and bins from FCP to Avid
  • Managed 8-seat mixed-platform XSAN fibre network environment
  • Delivered a feature film; a TV series which aired on UK Channel 4; a 4-hour DVD; and a double album.
ZincLabs New York, Los Angeles

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Producer, Director, Editor, Motion Designer

Ran a successful post-production & design company. Handled marketing, trailers, corporate identity, and web design for film studios, distributors, and production companies, including Universal, Wheelhouse Creative, Hybrid Films (producers of A&E’s Dog the Bounty Hunter and Parking Wars).

MH3 Productions New York

Supervising Editor, Post-Production Supervisor

Paul McCartney’s Back In The U.S.: Emmy nominated 2-hour TV concert documentary for ABC about Paul McCartney’s US Tour

Zinc.ed New York

Instructor, Founder

Taught & coached over 100 people (via classes of 5–15, webinar, and private instruction) in the areas of:

  • Basic to Advanced Editing (using Premiere, Avid & FCP)
  • Motion Graphics (using After Effects)
  • Screenwriting
HW Productions New York, Egypt, Israel

Co-Producer, Co-Director, Editor, Effects Artist

“My Abyss”: Full-length documentary about scuba diving and the Great Pyramids. Directed crews of 6–8 in locations across Egypt, Israel, and the US.

Dogmatic New York

Art Director, Editor, Effects Artist

Clients included: L’Oréal, Pepsi, Coach, Rockstar Games, The Rolling Stones, Tommy Hilfiger, Martin Scorsese

Zampion Productions New York

Writer, Producer, Director, Editor

Dog Run: Feature-length film, international theatrical release Oct 2001. Winner of numerous international film festival awards

Quixotic Productions New York

Editor & Motion Graphicsfor movie trailers

VH1 New York


Where Are They Now? Celebrity profile series

MTV Networks New York


You Wrote It, You Watch It Sketch comedy show

J Walter Thompson New York


Commercials for US Marine Corps and Ford Motors

GCTV New York

Senior Editor, Motion Designer

Worked on dozens of PR & in-house projects for Microsoft and AT&T

Saatchi & Saatchi New York


Worked as a designer & editor in the Typography Department, focused exclusively on text in all print media campaigns for the agency.

Centerseat.com & Second Coming Productions New York

Senior Editor, Animator

Edited and created graphics for over 200 videos in various formats for one of the first online video content networks, including:

Profiles: Portia Di Rossi, Tommy Hilfiger, Glamour Magazine’s Women Of The Year, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, BBMak, Bela Fleck, Delbert Mcclinton, Michael Bolton, Rinocerose, Robert Bradley, Shane Minor, The Corrs

Travel: Miami, Havana, New York, Orlando, Vienna

Reality: Blind Date, Boyfriends, Heartbreak, Off To School, Posse Of Ten, Sisterhood, Sorority Girls, 

Interviews: Elizabeth Hurley, Gwyneth Paltrow/Ben Affleck, Richard Gere, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith, Dalai Lama, Frank McCourt, Jackie Collins, James Patterson, Mark Danielewski, Mary Higgins Clark, Neil Simon, Tony Hawk, Al Roker, Deepak Chopra, Helen Gurley Brown, Lesley Stahl, Linda Ellerbee, Nancy Snyderman

Behind-the-Scenes: Almost Famous, Bedazzled, Remember The Titans

Music Performance: The Allman Brothers, Diana Ross, The Corrs, Ringo Starr

Science/Adventure: Botany Bay, In The Desert, Inside The FBI, Kennedy Space Center, USS Intrepid, USS Seawolf

Video Game Reviews: Gamers’ Republic

Urban Adventures: Hot Air Balloon Ride, Jazz Dancing, Rock Wall Climbing, Skateboarding, Skydiving, Swing Dancing, Telluride Gliding

Children: Making A Puppet, Making Of Rugrats In Paris, Be A Britney, Be An Actor, Space Camp, Harry Potter Mania, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Amelia Bloomer, Eddie Coker, Harry Potter, Making Chocolate, NY Is Book Country

ּBiletzky/Aharoni Tel Aviv

Graphic Designer

Designed ad campaigns for one of Israel’s top ad agencies, across all print media, including billboards, magazines, and direct mail. Coordinated transition to computer-based design. Integrated Apple computers into agency workflow.

Summary and reel of cinematography work available upon request


New York University: Tisch School of the Arts

BFA in Film/Television; Minor in Computer Science

Won several awards for cinematography

Tel Aviv University: School of Film and Television
Cinematographer of several films