Mohab Abou Elalla

  • Video Editor
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jun 06, 2019
Full time Editor Assistant Editor Extra Producer

Personal Summary

Being born and raised in Egypt, then moving to America allowed me to encounter people from different walks of life. That made me want to become a filmmaker editor, so I can have the ability to tell all these different stories through editing. The realization of my dreams began at the age of 5, when I captured moment with my family being together and celebrating my cousin's birthday using my father's camera. That moment sparked something in me that led me to where I am today. 

I started to purse my path as an editor professionally when I was attending Temple University . I started by creating a few short films for class and personal projects. Then I joined the Temple University TV station as a news video editor and started interning as video editor for LUX Products Corperations. A year later, I was promoted to produce a talk show for Temple University TV. From there I went on to edit videos for TMZ and Glassman Media in Los Angeles. Finally, reaching the end of my college career, got an offer to manage the video content depart at LUX Products, work as an on-air political analyst for PBS 39, and I was awarded an Emmy nomination for my role as a producer of my talk show. 

Today, I'm a recent college graduate who moved back to LA to continue pursing my dream career of being a Filmmaker Editor. My journey is far from over and there are more exciting days ahead. 

Work Experience

Video Production Specialist
Aug 2018 - Jan 2019 LUX Products Corperations

• Managed in house production/promo projects

• Planned video strategy

• Developed video file storage methods

• Edited Product Videos/Promos

Producer/Editor
Jan 2017 - Jan 2019 Temple TV

• Managed overall show operations of "The World at Temple" talk show

• Created different departments with specified tasks to create a more efficient workflow

• Edited full episodes

• Created weekly strategies for the show

• Developed Episode structure

• Maintained/developed working relationships between international organizations on campus and around the city of Philadelphia

Video Editor
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018 TMZ

• Decided on the news of the day for the web

• Edited news videos

• Edited videos for social media

• Live edited social media shows with switcher

Casting Editor
May 2018 - Aug 2018 Glassman Media

• Edited 2-casting interview videos into 2-minute compelling stories

• Prepared videos for presentation to the network

Video Editor
May 2017 - Jan 2018 LUX Products Corperations

• Edited product videos

• Edited trade show videos

• Storyboarded videos prior to shoots

• Wrote scripts

News Video Editor
Aug 2016 - May 2017 Temple University TV Owl Sports Update
  • Edited news package videos that were featured live on air
  • Edited documentary profile videos
  • Wrote video scripts

Education

Media Studies and Production
Aug 2015 - Dec 2018 Temple University