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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.

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.

Joaquin Elizondo editing on a computer

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 Griselda (Netflix), Dark Winds (AMC), Narcos: Mexico (Netflix), and The Hot Zone: Anthrax (NatGeo).

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.

Introducing the New HEM Coaching Community Online Platform!

Screenshot of the HEM Coaching Community online platform

Welcome to the new HEM Coaching Community platform – your exclusive, private haven for serious professionals in the world of editing and post-production.

This is not just another online community; it’s a carefully curated platform designed for members who are committed to advancing their careers, taking actionable steps, learning new skills, and contributing to a supportive and collaborative environment.

There’s no unwanted noise here, only a dedicated community of like-minded individuals who understand the value of focused, purpose-driven connections.

If you’re serious about your career and ready to join a unique community that prioritizes action and mutual support, welcome to the HEM Coaching Community – where collaboration meets career growth in a league of its own!

“I worked with Joaquin a few weeks after my last university class and was making progress within a month. Through his mentoring classes, I learned the best way to network and promote myself, and I was was given resources that I would not have found without his help. The best part about it was I not only had a mentor with the knowledge film school lack, but I found a friend who had also struggled and succeeded.”

Haylie Bantle

Assistant Editor

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

The HEM Coaching Community Helps You in Many Ways:

  • Connect with like-minded professionals on a shared journey to success
  • Gain insights from an actual working editor with over 20 years of professional experience
  • Acquire industry knowledge to navigate the ins and outs of post-production
  • Develop effective networking strategies to expand your professional circle
  • Enhance your editing and storytelling skills through personalized guidance
  • Receive practical advice for career growth and success in the field
  • Access valuable resources to stay updated on industry trends and advancements
  • Receive support and guidance in overcoming challenges in your career
  • Cultivate a community of peers for collaboration, inspiration, and mentorship
  • Elevate your editing career with tailored education and expert insights
  • Accelerate your career trajectory through personalized mentorship
  • Unlock opportunities for collaboration and industry connections
  • Join a community that fosters creativity, growth, and mutual support!

Check Out What’s Included in the

HEM Coaching Community:

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

Explore the ever-expanding HEM Video Library—a dynamic resource continually enriched with new content. Dive into categorized topics such as agents, freelance editing, money & finance, networking, resumes, and Union insights.

Whether you’re seeking solutions to common queries or revisiting our monthly coaching calls, this growing library is your go-to hub for valuable insights.

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.

Break Into Scripted Course

Get even more benefits with your HEM Coaching Community membership with the Break Into Scripted course. This is the ultimate playbook to starting a career in film & scripted TV and includes over 50 video lessons on topics such as networking, cold outreach, resumes, assistant editor skills, and goal setting. It also features a bonus module with industry insights you won’t get anywhere else. 

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.

Discover the additional benefits that come with your membership:


• Access to live webinars with guest speakers

• Bonus live workshops

• 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

• Members-only discounts

…and much more!

“I highly recommend the Hollywood Editing Mentor program. Joaquin has worked with me to better understand my career path options and provided insights into the ways to develop relationships with others in post-production. Joaquin gave me the tools to get better. He truly cares about my success and worked hard to help me navigate the challenges I’m working through. I recommend him to anyone looking for a mentor that will make a difference in their post-production journey.”

Chris Coby

Post-Production Assistant

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

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.