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Skip Chaisson

Skip Chaisson

Skip Chaisson is the founder and principal of Skip Film, a highly regarded agency for movie advertising, main titles for film and television, music videos, product advertising, sound and graphic design, and original programming.

Domino marks one of many projects in which Chaisson has worked closely with director Tony Scott to create a visceral, cutting edge form of storytelling. This was most recently realized on the big screen in Man On Fire, for which Skip created the main titles and extensive graphics, and cut several key scenes. As a producer of the hit show for CBS, Numb3rs, with creators Tony and Ridley Scott, in association with Paramount Network Television, Skip created the editorial and graphic palette that characterizes the series. He is also co-executive producing a re-make (based on his original concept) of the cult film, The Warriors, with director Tony Scott for Paramount Pictures and MTV.

In 2001, Chaisson founded Skip Film. In 2002, the Los Angeles Times said, "Skip Chaisson comes as close as you can get to superstar status in the trailer-making industry." Known primarily for a particularly rich visual style, innovative creative technique, and the ability to solve difficult marketing challenges, the company continues to grow at a rapid pace. Clients include every major and many independent film studios, as well as music industry clients and major advertising agencies and corporations. It is the agency of choice for Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony and Ridley Scott, as well as many other filmmakers and studios. A partial listing of extensive credits includes creating the main titles for CBS series Without A Trace, Cold Case and Century City; editing BMW Films', The Hire for Fallon; and creating trailers, teasers and TV spots for Kingdom of Heaven, Alien Versus Predator, Matchstick Men, King Arthur, Alexander, Man On Fire, The Fantastic Four, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Bad Boys 2 and Black Hawk Down.

Prior to founding his own company, Chaisson worked for several years establishing his reputation as a highly unusual talent in the film community. He became well-known for his work as a director of special shoots and an editor of clutter-busting theatrical advertising including, Mission Impossible 1 & 2, Braveheart, Titanic, The Truman Show, Pearl Harbor and the highly stylized, Gone In 60 Seconds. This trailer inspired L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan to include a highly favorable review of the trailer in his review of the film.

Chaisson is a member of the DGA, and a recipient of numerous Key Art Awards, a Clio, and a Golden Trailer award. He holds black belts in several of the martial arts, and is married and the father of three children.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Skip Chaisson Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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