Whale of a Tale Productions is a small Post Production Company based in North Hills, CA, in the Valley north of Los Angeles.
The Company has been around since 2002 when Jonah Lee Walker started working as a Freelance Video Editor on the Lord of the Rings Special Editions DVD's.
Jonah Lee Walker is a Fast and Skilled Preditor, Compositor, Motion Graphics Artist and Colorist, He is skilled in the use of AVID Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 (with CUDA Video acceleration on his system), Adobe After Effects CC 2017, Primatte Keyer and the rest of the Red Giant Keying Suite, the Red Giant FX Suites, Element 3D,Final Cut Pro 7, and is experienced in Video Compression (having learned it at Warner Bros. Online just before starting Whale of a Tale Productions). He is also a skilled colorist in DaVinci Resolve, or basic corrects with Lumetri in Premiere Pro.
Whale of a Tale currently runs on a Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.2.6 GHz with 32GB of RAM and a CUDA enable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 with 4GB of Video RAM. with a BlackMagic Intensity Pro 4K, Samsung 4K Monitor, and a OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2.
We currently run Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, Adobe After Effects CC 2017 and various plugs-ins for the various suits including Plural Eyes for Premiere Pro for Audio sync, and the complete set of Red Giant Plugs In as well as AVID Media Composer .
We shoot our footage on a DJI Osmo+ a Canon 60D and an Canon HV20 HDV Camcorder.
Jonah has cut narrative stories, behind the scenes, documentary, reality, direct response, commercials, and has years of experience with motion graphics and compositing including green screen compositing. He is an advanced user of all major editing systems and is skilled in many 3rd party plugs and is always learning new software.
Jonah Lee Walker is a native Islander, having been born on Marthas Vineyard Island off the coast of Massachusetts. At age 17 he moved to Southern California and attended the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television, graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Cinema and Television Production.
Jonah had already been working in Commercial Production as a Production Assistant during his summers at USC, and after graduation he quickly moved into Assistant Coordinating and then into Production Coordinating as well as some Art Department Coordination.
After that Jonah went to work at Warner Bros. Online and worked doing editing and video compression.
From there Jonah got into editing and graphics on the Lord of the Rings Extended Edition DVD's, including running the assistant departments, and writing custom search software to search through the tons of logs needed to edit the extensive behind the scenes for these films.
He also worked on Peter Jackson's King Kong Special Edition DVD, including traveling to New Zealand to setup the editing for the Production Diaries, cutting a few himself and having Jackson personally approve them. And he came back to work on the first Hobbit Special Edition Blu-Ray.
Jonah worked on various other behind the scenes pieces including the award winning Hairspray DVD.
Jonah has also cut Reality Television including REMIX for BET.
For the last few years Jonah has had extensive experience both cutting and doing all the graphics in Direct Response and commercials. Working for 3 and 2 films, Havas Edge, Hawthorne Direct, Beach Body and Raymond Entertainment. He specializes in doing graphics as well as editing, creating the CTA’s graphics as well as editing them.
Jonah has also served as a panelist for the IFP Los Angeles Digital Seminars and at a a Colloquium for the University of Central Florida, Summer Film Internship Program with UCLA and Professor Robert Jones.You can also find Jonah on Linked In