Gonzalez to edit for Hootenanny clients

Hootenanny editorial boutique has brought a former Avenue Edit colleague into their circle. It’s representing Los Angeles-based editor Dean Gonzalez, who brings 13 years of L.A. savvy in commercials, music videos and long form editing to Chicago clients.

A Chicago native, Gonzalez had edited for Final Cut/Los Angeles and Sunset Editorial after several years at Avenue Edit’s Santa Monica branch.

The Chicago Hootenanny partners had known Gonzalez during the respective Avenue Edit years and followed his career thereafter.

As Hootenanny partner Jim Annerino noted, “Dean has worked on some really great projects over the years.

At Final Cut, Gonzalez edited spots for the NFL network and J Crew, and music videos for Ne-Yo, Chris Cornell, The Academy is? and Musiq Soulchild.

At Sunset Editorial, he worked with actor/director Joaquin Phoenix cutting music videos for Silversun Pictures, and with director John Roecker on his Green Day documentary, “Heart like a Hand Grenade,” based on the band’s “American Idiot” tour.

Gonzalez moved to L.A. in 1996 and was hired by Avenue Edit as an assistant director. After moving up to creative editor in 2001, he edited national campaigns for Chevrolet, Burger King, Hot Wheels and Barilla, and on music videos for Bands Trail of the Dead, directed by Bruce Dickson, and Zwan, fronted by Billy Corgan.

Hootenanny’s staff consists of co-founders editor Liz Tate and effects artist Jim Annerino; editors Graham Metzger, Jerem Sloan and Gonzalez, effects artist John Montgomery, assistant editors Sean Halversen and Katie Van Fleet and executive producer Don Avila.

The company is located in 5,000-sq. ft. of space at 211 E. Grand; phone 312/670-7777. See