Stuart Bass, A.C.E.

Emmy Winning Director and Editor

Stuart Bass, A.C.E., has been making television for over 30 years. He has focused on series comedies, including The Wonder YearsParker Lewis Can’t LoseScrubsThe OfficeArrested Development and Pushing Daisies. Recently he has enjoyed directing on two series, Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 and Melissa and Joey. He has directed second unit and inserts for many television shows, including Macgyver, The Wonder Years, Pushing Daisies and Mockingbird Lane.  Bass began his career shooting rock videos for MTV during the company’s early years,  At this time he was part of the growing comedy improvisation scene involved in teaching workshops and performance, and later moved into directing and editing hundreds of spots for San Francisco’s largest commercial production company. He has also cut numerous television movies and documentaries.

Editing Tips: A Guide for Directors and Producers

A lot of directors and producers have approached me about the sensitive subject of appropriate tipping.  On numerous occasions while working as a post supervisor I have been pulled aside and discreetly asked,  "After spending weeks in an editing bay with someone who has worked diligently to realize my vision, how much should I tip?"  The answer is not so straightforward as a simple 15 to 20 percent.  For one the question arises, percent of what?

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