Cutters Detroit Promotes Justin Grosjean
October 20, 2017 by Screenmag
Cutters Studios Detroit has promoted Justin Grosjean to editor, the company announced yesterday.
While Grosjean first joined the company four years ago as an intern, even at that time, he was already in the global spotlight for creative production. Starting in 2012, Justin and his twin brother John launched the very successful GoBroPros Youtube channel that included the highly-original "Skyrim" parody series. The series quickly attracted world-wide acclaim for its VFX-intensive execution, racking up over 5 million views to date. Also, as a student at Michigan State University (B.A., Media Arts and Technology Film, 2012), two MSU film projects he edited won 2014 and 2015 Regional Emmy Awards for Best Historical Documentary.
Grosjean made short work of ascending to the position of full-time assistant editor at Cutters, where his technical and creative insights made him an invaluable collaborator right away. Louis Lyne, Kevin O'Brien, Kathryn Hempel and others uniformly describe his passion for the craft as "inspiring." Grosjean's dedication has led to shared editorial projects - and direct requests from clients. Among the leading agencies who regularly turn to him for high-profile projects are GTB (for clients Ford, Lincoln, Warriors in Pink), Commonwealth (for Chevrolet), and Driven Communications (for Fender and ELS).
Beyond Detroit, Grosjean has also impacted other Cutters Studios operations. In 2016 he spent time at Cutters Tokyo, supporting staff editors there and co-editing a spot with Aika Miyake for Love Liner which aired nationally in Japan. He returned to Detroit in time to collect another Michigan Emmy Award for a project he edited for the Detroit Lions, as well as the prestigious D Show Award for Editing Craft for his "25 Years in 25 Seconds" spot for The Detroit Red Wings.
"I've always been dedicated to continually honing my craft, and working under Louis, Kevin, Kathryn and others here, has been like enrolling in a masterclass," Grosjean began. "I'm also grateful for the unique experiences Cutters Studios can offer, like the two months I spent in Japan working alongside the talented team there."
"It really is an honor for everyone here to be able to support such an inspiring young talent," Connolly added. "Editors and clients describe Justin as passionate, intuitive, a creative leader and a partner. His editorial and storytelling chops go well beyond his years, and his skillset also encompasses graphics, VFX and sound design."
As one of the first Cutters editors to work directly with Grosjean, Lyne was eager to share his insights on what sets him apart. "Justin has all the qualities you need to excel in our business: A curiosity, humility, a sense of humor, deft ability and exceptional taste. Justin could succeed in numerous fields, as a gifted fine artist, a skilled animator, and editor. Thankfully he chose cutting as his focus, but he also brings all of these talents to bear on every project."