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About EVAL Creative

Welcome to EVAL Creative which is a portfolio site showcasing my editing & graphic arts skills. I first fell in love with film when I was six years old. My dad took me to see Star Wars the first week it was in movie theaters in 1977. I was mesmerized by the music, entranced with the sound effects and the visuals. Wow, the visuals! With each laser blast, each time a lightsaber was ignited, and each time I heard Darth Vader breathing, I felt like I was there fighting alongside the rebellion (as a Jedi of course). The music was so powerful it felt like I was floating as each piece played. In short, that started a lifelong love of storytelling, specifically film.

I have been drawing since I was four and taking photos of everything I could see since I was 12. Growing up, I was into two things art and martial arts. So I participated in both whenever possible. Fast forward a few years, and I joined the Marine Corps after high school. I was injured in a training accident and had to start my life all over again. I returned to school, obtaining an associate's in illustration, a bachelor's in media art and animation, and finally a master's in film editing. 

For the last 27 years, I have worked as a graphic artist specializing in graphic and production design, illustration, photography, and film editing. I have always loved the editing part the most, but it was what I did the least. So when the virus stopped everything, I decided to make the best out of a bad situation and refocused my energy on learning all I could about editing. I went back to school for an MFA in film editing. Editing is what I am going to focus on for the rest of my career. My mission is to help directors tell their stories in the most captivating way possible. I believe great storytelling is the key to a successful film, and I'm here to help bring that story to life.

Editing is like a puzzle, if done right you will have a masterpiece, if done wrong you will have a mess. In the end, it is all in the editor's hands.

          -Ernest John Valenzuela III

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