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Hi! I’m Bari Winter. I love a good puzzle and editing is another puzzle for me to solve. I enjoy the process of taking the pieces to see how they fit together to tell the best story possible, and bring the audience some joy through telling stories that are funny, inspiring, meaningful, and relatable.

As an editor, you have to spend a lot of time managing many personalities, building relationships, communicating, and collaborating. I am happy to collaborate in the room with you, but I also understand how busy producers and showrunners can be. I can take your notes and address them on my own, and then communicate my work with you in a clear, concise manner. I learned early in my career how important these skill sets are in the edit bay, and in career building.

I have extensive experience in scripted comedy and dramedy as Editor and Assistant Editor. My scripted editor credits include 3 Co-Editor credits of Cobra Kai seasons 4 & 5 (Netflix), Editor on an episode of ABC’s The Middle, a co-editor credit on CW’s In the Dark and editor of 4 episodes of the Amazon semi-scripted series Breakfast with GrannieI have also cut scenes and gag reels on other shows I have assisted on. Scouring the dailies taught me that there is so much value from the time the camera starts rolling until the camera cuts. There is so much gold in between the takes!

I recently added a few short films to my credit list: My Dead Roommate (2020) directed by Tasha Cerny, Enjoined (2022) directed by Staci Roberts-Steele, The Favor (2022) directed by Wanjiru Njendu, Tiny Joy (2023) directed by Leena Pendharker, and The Last Word (2023) directed by Cate Fogarty. The Favor and Tiny Joy are currently circulating the film festival curcuit.

I am also the founder and administrator of the Industry Happenings Facebook group, a volunteer on the Motion Picture Editors Guild Women’s Steering Committee, and the Slack Community Manager for Optimize Yourself.

In my free time, I love hiking, pilates, photography, and spending time with my husband and daughter.