Herb Dow is a renowned Post Production Supervisor and Film Editor. He brings years of film editing expertise and talent to the Windcatcher production team and joins producers Nancy Criss (Nandar Entertainment), Priscilla Leona (Question Reality Productions) and screenwriter/producer, Jane L. Fitzpatrick and Windcatcher Entertainment to produce the epic feature film, Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea.
Mr. Dow is a shared Emmy Winner with a long history in Hollywood’s post-production industry. He worked for many years as a film editor and is considered by many to be the “father of non-linear editing.” In addition, he pioneered the design and implementation of the Eiflex, one of the first and by far the most popular of the pre-digital non–linear editing systems, and was instrumental in growing the company. He subsequently helped to build Encore Non-linear into the largest Avid editing system rental business in the world.
As Senior Vice President of Lightworks, Mr. Dow began a lasting connection with the filmmakers of the future by donating over 30 editing systems to film schools across the US. He then helped create a visual effects division at Encore Video and within 12 months the division became a major force, creating the effects for such hit shows as Ali McBeal, X-Files and Charmed.
Mr. Dow was also Senior Vice President of Media.net the leading fiber provider to the worldwide entertainment community. He is now a sales and marketing consultant for new entertainment technology and a Founder of Postproductionpro.com, the linked in for the post industry.
Other industry associations include: a member of American Cinema Editors, UCLA Television and Film Educational Board and F.O.C.U.S. Institute of Film Board of Advisors. He was a Visiting Professor at UCLA Extension (1990-1995), teaching electronic post-production and at Loyola Marymount (1996-2002), teaching “The Art of Film Editing.”
Awards: 1984 Emmy Award “Design and implementation of Electronic Editing for filmed programs” (Shared with Adrian Ettlinger). He has worked on many films and TV shows including Tour of Duty, Anything But Love.
The Windcatcher production team is excited to welcome Herb Dow to this epic film project.