John McSwain

Los Angeles, California

MFA, Fine Art, Parsons School of Design
BFA, Creative Photography, University of Florida



I edit videos and play music.

I specialize in short form commercial edits, both digital and broadcast

...but I've also cut many music videos, news segments, dance & art and directed/edited a documentary.

A selection of agencies & production companies I've worked for/with:

Google Creative Labs, Special Guest, First Ave Machine, Anomaly, Hush, Gretel, Milk, Vice, Decon, Mass Appeal, Artclass, Juniper Jones, ODD, Work-Order, Athletics, Voyager, Magnetic, Sid Lee, TBWA/Chiat/Day.

I also DJ. And make remixes. And have written an article or two.

This is a site to house all of the things.

Directing/Editing only site:

I’m available for editing in-house or remote. And sometimes I’m available to DJ your party.



Tangerine Reef - Pitchfork
Tangerine Reef - Washington Post
Coral City - Work: Untitled Interview
Complex Magazine
NY Magazine, Best of New York - 2014