NY’s Kim Dubé heads west

Kim Dubé started with us in New York over six years ago as an intern. Since then, she’s gone on to cut work for Jack Daniels, Verizon, Nike, and CoachUp. And in one of her biggest moves yet, she just ventured out west to work in our Los Angeles office. She charts her journey from recent grad to full fledged editor, under the mentorship of Hank Corwin and the whole Lost Planet team.

I worked my way through school at Hollins University in Virginia and graduated in 2006 with a BA in Film & Photography. After a few beers, saving some loot and moving to NYC, I started interning at Lost Planet in April of 2010.

Two weeks into my internship, Hank and Krystn asked me to join the team as their full time client service gal. After spending six months in that position and then six months in the vault, Tyler Temple-Higgins gave me an opportunity to assist him on a Google project starring the beautiful, Justin Bieber. It was the first of many Google projects to come and no one had really created a blueprint yet for what these things should look like. So, it was a crazy first job to get tossed into with all the trial and error, but we got to work with Henry and Rel, a hilarious directing duo that made all the 4am nights a lot more fun.

I ended up assisting at Lost Planet for a total of four years. I worked with Max and Charlie the most during that time, learned a ton from them, and got to cut lots of my own stuff in the fourth year. Charlie loves sound design and I really appreciated him letting me go nuts and design so many of his spots, sometimes from scratch. It’s one of my favorite parts of being an editor! Max and I were like two peas in a pod from the very start and I loved that he let me be more like a creative partner vs his assistant. He’d let me stay in the edit bay from sun up to sun down – we’d bounce ideas off each other and he would let me jump in and cut things to show clients. He made work so much fun!

One of my favorites will always be the AT&T ‘It’s Not Complicated’ campaign. We had hours and hours of SNL’s Beck Bennett with these kids ad-libbing, so you could literally make the spots into anything you wanted. The possibilities were endless and hilarious.

In January of 2015, I was promoted to editor! Six and a half years ago, Hank Corwin took a chance on a weirdo (who talked incessantly) and since then I’ve been lucky enough to travel to places like Lisbon, got some opportunities for voiceover work, and learned the trade from some of the best editors out there. I’m also excited to announce that I’ll be transferring to our office in Los Angeles in August! It will be great to hang with my favorite GF Gary Ward and keep on learning from Hank and the rest of the crew out in LA.