In a rapidly changing editing landscape, community is crucial for thriving and surviving

Change is unfolding right before our eyes. With technology advancing and industry trends shifting, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. That’s where our community steps in. Offering invaluable insights, connections, and resources, we provide the support you need to navigate these changes and thrive in your career.

Shape your editing career, discover your potential, and build your future with the resources within our community.

Exclusive Network

A dedicated group of peers and seasoned professionals committed to supporting you. Together, we navigate the challenges and celebrate the victories of the editing and post-production journey.

Personalized Experiences

From live group coaching calls to workshops and networking events, we offer diverse opportunities for you to connect with industry peers, seek advice, gain valuable insights, and enhance your editing journey.

Learning Hub

Dive into our comprehensive video library, where a wealth of knowledge awaits. Explore our exclusive Break Into Scripted course, designed to help you navigate and excel in the world of film & scripted television.

Your sucess comes from the people you surround yourself with

Achieving a fulfilling editing career where you consistently work on projects you’re passionate about is the ultimate goal. However, this journey isn’t without its challenges. From navigating the competitive landscape to mastering new technologies, editors and post-production professionals face obstacles on their path to success.

Our community understands these unique challenges and is dedicated to providing the support, guidance, and resources necessary for our members to thrive in their careers. Whether you’re looking to land your next big project, negotiate rates, or stay ahead of industry trends, our diverse group of industry veterans and aspiring professionals are here to offer advice and share experiences.

But our community is more than just a place to seek advice—it’s a collaborative space where members can learn, grow, and connect with like-minded individuals who share their passion for editing and post-production. By joining our community, you’ll gain access to a network of supportive peers and mentors who can help you achieve your goals and build a fulfilling career in this dynamic industry.

“Thanks to Joaquin and the Hollywood Editing Mentor program, I was able to shatter the barriers that were preventing me from getting a job in the industry.”

Eric Francis Harnden

Assitant Editor

“Joaquin was able to tap into my strengths and bring them to light. Not only did I gain a mentor and friend, but now I am part of a growing supportive community.”

Marcos Rosas

Editor

You're in the right place if you want to:

  • Connect with like-minded peers on a shared journey to success
  • Gain insights from an actual working Hollywood editor with over 20 years of 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
  • Stop wasting time trying to figure stuff out on your own
  • Get immediate access to a network of industry professionals and valuable connections
  • Obtain constructive feedback on projects, reels, or resumes in a safe environment
  • Accelerate your career trajectory through personalized mentorship
  • Gain exclusive access to job opportunities not publicly advertised
  • Join a community that fosters creativity, growth, and mutual support!

“I’m happy to share that I’ve landed an Apprentice position for an Amazon series…I could not have done it without Hollywood Editing Mentor.”

David Torres

Apprentice Editor

“The community Joaquin has cultivated is an immensely valuable resource in and of itself, filled with a bunch of extremely supportive, positive, and talented people. It’s all been a real blessing.”

Will Truesdell

Assitant Editor

“Joaquin provided useful knowledge about networking, assistant editor workflows, and work-life balance. The Hollywood Editing Mentor program is well worth it, and I highly recommend it to anyone who needs guidance in this industry.

Ruth Howell

Assitant Editor

Take a look at what you’ll find inside:

Upgraded Community Platform

Welcome to the upgraded online platform of the HEM Community – your one-stop destination for networking, learning, and professional growth. Imagine a platform that combines the best features of Facebook, Staff Me Up, and Masterclass, tailored specifically for editing professionals like you.

From seeking tech support to accessing exclusive job postings, this platform is your go-to destination for all things editing and post-production. Join us today and access our private community of ambitious individuals who share your passion for editing and are committed to achieving their goals!

Screenshot of the HEM Community online platform

Monthly Live Group Coaching Calls

Each month, join us for a live group coaching call on Zoom 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. We also provide feedback on resumes, reels, projects you’ve edited, or anything else you want to share with us.

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, freelancing, money & finance, networking, resumes, and editing breakdowns. Whether you’re seeking solutions to common queries or revisiting our group coaching calls, this growing library is your go-to hub for learning.

Break Into Scripted Course

Get even more benefits with your 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. 

Bonus Webinars and Workshops

Take advantage of bonus live webinars featuring special guests sharing techniques and insights, and workshops led by Joaquin, covering topics such as resume building, storytelling techniques, editing skills, and more. Join our community to gain invaluable guidance, connect with peers, and take your editing career to new heights. Elevate your skills with us.

Learn From Other 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 and get early access to new episodes.

Connect In Real-Time in 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.

Exclusive In-Person Events

Experience exclusive in-person networking events reserved solely for our community members, offering opportunities to network, socialize, and foster meaningful connections within our tight-knit community. Join us for a chance to strengthen bonds, share experiences, have fun, and enjoy memorable experiences together.

Cut out the noise and embrace the privacy of our community!

Our private community offers a focused and goal-oriented environment, distinct from the noise and distractions of public platforms. Here, our members are dedicated to finding success, learning, and growth. Beyond that, it serves as a safe space where members can receive feedback, advice, and support without hesitation. Whether you’re seeking constructive criticism on a project, emotional support, or career guidance, our community is here for you. We prioritize fostering an atmosphere of openness and support, where members can freely share their experiences and challenges.

As a member, you gain immediate access to a professional network of like-minded individuals, providing valuable connections and opportunities for collaboration, including exclusive notifications about job opportunities that are not posted publicly, giving you a competitive edge in advancing your career.

HEM Community group coaching call

“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

Editor

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 value of what we offer our members is substantial...

 While private clients often invest significantly in specialized coaching and mentoring services, it’s important to us this community remains accessible to everyone.

However, we’re going the extra mile to ensure that this space 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.

Become A Member

Enrollment Closes on Friday, May 24 at 11:59pm Pacific!

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“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

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

Editor

Joaquin has built an amazing community! The Break Into Scripted course is a one-of-a-kind look behind the curtains of working in Hollywood post-production. I can’t recommend it enough.

Michael Irei

Editor

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

Can’t say enough about Joaquin’s program – learned an immense amount about the inner workings of professional scripted editing/assistant editing, met several amazing fantastic pros that I’m still good friends with to this day, and improved my career trajectory massively by joining up. Would go to bat for this program any day. Highly recommend ya’ll!

Justin Arbabi

Editor

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Joaquin Elizondo in Hollywood

Hey friend! I'm Joaquin Elizondo and I'm thrilled to be your guide in this community

Like many of you, I’ve navigated the ups and downs of the editing world firsthand. With over two decades of experience as a freelance editor in Los Angeles and New York City, I’ve worked on a diverse range of projects, from documentaries to scripted television shows. But my journey wasn’t always smooth sailing. I’ve faced my fair share of challenges and obstacles along the way.

Through perseverance and the support of mentors and communities, I’ve been able to overcome those obstacles and find success in this industry. Now, I’m dedicated to paying it forward by creating a space where others can receive the same support and guidance that I once relied on. Whether you’re just starting out in your editing career or looking to take your skills to the next level, I’m here to help you navigate the journey and achieve your goals. 

Join us and together we can overcome challenges, embrace opportunities, have fun, and pave the way for a successful and fulfilling career doing what we love.

I’ll see you inside!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the community only for people interested in working in film & scripted television?

Not at all! Our 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!

How is this community different from free public online platforms?

Our community stands apart from free public online platforms in several key ways. Firstly, it’s comprised of individuals who have made a conscious decision to invest in their future, fostering a shared commitment to growth and progress. Here, members come together to learn, support one another, and maximize their time without the distractions often encountered on public platforms. It’s a safe space that allows for a more personalized, focused, and productive experience. This creates an environment where every interaction is purposeful and geared towards helping each member achieve their goals.

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 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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