Are You Ready to Take Your Editing Career to the NEXT LEVEL?

Picture a world where you’re not alone on your journey to success in the dynamic realm of editing and post-production.

Navigating this ever-evolving industry can be a daunting task, one that often feels isolating.

But here's the truth...

You don't have to go it alone!

In fact, seeking support and guidance from those who’ve already walked this path is the key to not only surviving, but thriving in this career.

I understand the value of mentorship and community. I’ve experienced firsthand the power of collective knowledge and the strength that comes from working together to overcome challenges. It’s in these moments of shared learning, collaboration, and support that true breakthroughs occur.

In this world of fast-paced changes and creative exploration, having a network of like-minded individuals to lean on is a game-changer.


Our mission is simple, but powerful. We’re here to cultivate a thriving community, foster collaboration, and empower your journey. We strive to help you achieve excellence in your editing and post-production career, guiding you towards fulfillment, and enabling you to create lasting success in the projects that spark your passion.

Together, we aim to transform the way you navigate this dynamic industry, unlocking your full potential and ensuring that you’re never alone on your path to success.

The HEM Coaching Community is a diverse and inclusive space, open to individuals with a wide range of creative interests. It’s not exclusively for those seeking careers in film & scripted television. It’s a supportive haven for anyone passionate about the art of editing and post-production. Whether your heart beats for documentaries, animation, reality shows, promos, trailers, YouTube content, music videos, or any other form of visual storytelling, this community is here to help you flourish in whatever path you chose.

Hi, I’m Joaquin Elizondo, and I’m delighted to be your guide on this exciting journey within the HEM Coaching Community.

I’m a freelance editor based in Los Angeles with over 20 years of professional editing experience. I currently work in the world of film & scripted television shows in Hollywood. Some of my recent credits include Narcos: Mexico (Netflix), Dark Winds (AMC), The Hot Zone: Anthrax (NatGeo), and the Netflix limited series, Griselda, set to premiere January 25, 2024.

Prior to arriving in LA, I worked on various projects including documentaries, sports, talk shows, promos, news, branded content, and music videos in New York City and San Diego.

Joaquin’s HEM program is fantastic! He not only provides you with very specific, behind-the-scenes knowledge about working in the post world, but he also creates a COMMUNITY for you to take part in. He provides you with advice and tips on how to navigate the field of editing in order to prepare yourself to present the best version of what you have to offer. 

Craig De Lorenzo


Joaquin’s mentorship has been such an essential part of my growth as an assistant editor and I found his advice and insights extremely helpful. As a result, all the mysteries and fears I’ve had have dimished and I feel ready to take the next crucial steps.

Kat Kerr

Assistant Editor

Check Out What’s Included in the

HEM Coaching Community:

Connect in Real-Time on Slack

As a member, you’ll gain exclusive access to our private Hollywood Editing Mentor Slack Group. Here, you can engage with me and fellow members, ask questions, seek support, and even have your resumes or video projects reviewed. Say goodbye to isolated struggles and hello to a thriving network that’s got your back. Plus, access exclusive job postings that can supercharge your career.

Monthly Live Group Coaching Calls

Each month, join us for a live group coaching call that dives deep into the challenges and opportunities within the post-production industry. These interactive sessions are your chance to gain personalized insights and get your burning questions answered on the spot.

Unlock the HEM Video Library

Your membership also grants you access to the Hollywood Editing Mentor video library. Immerse yourself in a treasure trove of educational content, brimming with tips, tricks, and expert insights to enhance your hard and soft skills.

Learn from the Experts

Gain wisdom from the best in the industry with our curated list of expert interviews. Discover the secrets of renowned editors and post-production professionals, and let their experiences guide your path to success. You’ll also be able to submit questions for guests of the Hollywood Editing Mentor Podcast.

Discover the additional benefits that come with your membership:


• Access to live webinars with guest speakers

• Invitations to exclusive in-person networking events

• Early access to episodes of the Hollywood Editing Mentor Podcast

• Opportunities to submit questions for guests of the podcast

…and much more!

Elevate Your Experience with the Break Into Scripted Course

Get even more benefits with your HEM Coaching Community membership with the Break Into Scripted self-paced online course (sold seperately). This is the ultimate playbook to starting a career in film & scripted TV and includes over 40 video lessons with more than 7.5 hours of content, lifetime access, and free updates.

The HEM Coaching Community 

While private clients often invest significantly in specialized coaching and mentoring services, it’s important to me that the HEM Coaching Community remains accessible to everyone. The value of what I offer to my mentees is substantial, with even the smallest package being priced at a premium.

However, I’m going the extra mile to ensure that the HEM Coaching Community provides you with top-notch training and support at a price that won’t break the bank. Your journey to success in the world of editing and post-production is now within reach at a fraction of the typical investment.

I highly recommend anyone wanting to start or grow their career in post-produciton to work with Joaquin. I always get a bit nervous when investing in my career, but the Hollywood Editing Mentor program gave me way more than I put into it. Joaquin was incredible generous with advice and helped me shape my resume to find assistant editor work. It was super apparent that I wasn’t just a client. He wants me to reach my goals for my own benefit. If you’re looking to get a start or level up your career in post-production, talk to Joaquin!

Danny Brugman

Assistant Editor

I enjoyed my mentorship with Joaquin! He is a very knowledgeable editor and gave me great information and guidance to all my questions. I learned a lot about how post-production works and the different road maps to achieving my goals. Highly recommend his mentorship!

Lexi Wisniewski

Production Assistant

Joaquin is not only an insightful editor, but his motivational speaker approach was also a definite confidence booster. Moreover, his insight on the basic skills needed along with the soft skills required I found significant value in.

Justin O. Cooper


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the HEM Coaching Community only for people interested in working in film & scripted television?

Not at all! The HEM Coaching Community is for anyone who aspires to work or advance their career in editing and post-production. Wether you’re interested in reality, documentaries, trailers, promos, music videos, branded content, sports, animation, and of course film & scripted television, this community is here to support you on your journey. I’ve been a professional editor for over 20 years and have worked on different types of projects – even wedding videos!

Is this community available to people outside of Los Angeles or New York City?

Yes! We have post-production professionals from all over the world in the HEM Coaching Community, including Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Nevada, Utah, North Carolina – and all the way to London and Australia!

Why should I learn from you?

If you join the HEM Coaching Community, you’ll learn from a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the editing field. I’ve successfully navigated the post-production world, both as a staff worker and freelancer, and now I’m here to help you do the same. I’m commited to your success and I provide the tools, knowledge, and personalized support needed to excel in this industry.

What is included exactly?

• Access to the HEM private Slack group, including the #jobs channel

• One live group coaching call per month

• Access to recordings of all live group coaching calls

• Access to the HEM video library with hours of insights and in-depth training

• Access to the Expert Interview archives featuring a curated list of videos with career advice from award-winning filmmakers categorized by topic

• Access to live webinars with guest speakers

• Invitations to exclusive in-person networking events

• Early access to episodes of the Hollywood Editing Mentor Podcast

• Opportunities to submit questions for guests of the Hollywood Editing Mentor podcast

…and much more!

There is so much value in all of this content which I know will help you get results!

When do the live group coaching calls take place? How long are the calls?

The coaching calls are held on Zoom and generally take place on weekdays between the hours of 8am – 7pm Pacific. In some cases they will be held on Saturday or Sunday mornings.

These calls typically last between 1 – 2 hours.

What if I can't attend a live group coaching call?

No worries! You can submit a question to be answered on the live broadcast, which will be recorded and available for you to watch the following day. You’ll also have access to all the coaching calls I’ve ever done with the community.

Are the group coaching calls mandatory?

No, the coaching calls within the HEM Coaching Community are not mandatory. They are designed to provide additional support, guidance, and insights for those seeking more in-depth learning and interaction. While highly beneficial, attendance is optional, allowing you the flexibility to engage as per your schedule and preferences.

What's included in the HEM Video Library?

The HEM Video Library is a vast collection of educational resources, including mini-courses, tutorials, archived coaching calls, and expert interviews. This comprehensive library covers a wide range of topics crucial for advancing your editing and post-production skills. Additionally, the videos are categorized by themes like freelance editing, networking, film and scripted television, Union, resumes, agents, technology, health and wellness, and much more, allowing easy navigation and access to specific content.

Can I get a refund if I feel the HEM Coaching Community isn't the right fit for me after I enroll?

I’ve packed a lot into the HEM Coaching Community because I want to help you to create the career and lifestyle you deserve.

If you try it out and decide it’s not the right fit for you, I’ll refund your money within the first 7 days of enrollment. No questions asked, no hard feelings.

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