Jonathan Amos is a film editor who has done incredible work in movies like ‘Paddington 2’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’. Read more about him, including his net worth.
Who is Jonathan Amos?
Jonathan Amos is an English film and television editor. He has rendered his editorial skills on TV series such as Spooks and Party Animals, New Street Law and feature films Scott Pilgrim vs. the World in 2010, 20,000 Days on Earth in 2014, Paddington 2 in 2017, and Baby Driver in 2017, for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing at the 90th Academy Awards. In 2010, a movie named Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was released. Jonathan Amos had done editing in the film. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Jonathan has done noteworthy work on films like ‘Attack the Block’ released in 2011. Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction horror comedy film written and directed by Joe Cornish. It is about a group of valiant teenagers ventures out to battle a savage alien incursion. With the invasive species jeopardizing their vicinity in Southern London, they fight to succeed in their mission. Amos’ more recent work was seen in the movie, ‘A United Kingdom’ released in 2016. A United Kingdom is a 2016 British biographical romantic drama film directed by Amma Asante and written by Guy Hibbert, based on the true-life romance between Sir Seretse Khama and his wife Ruth Williams Khama. Last year, Jonathan Amos worked on the film, ‘Baby Driver’. Baby Driver is a 2017 action crime film written and directed by Edgar Wright. The story is about a young driver. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. Jonathan Amos got an Oscar 2018 award nomination for Best Film Editing in the film Baby Driver. Oscar 2018 will be held on March 4th this year.
Net worth of the film editor
The net worth of Jonathan Amos is $100,000.
Up, close and personal with the film editor
Most of us have watched the quirky and comedy movie Baby Driver released last year. Rightly deserved, film editors Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss have been nominated for an Oscar 2018 award for Best Film Editing. In a candid interview with them, we got to know their point of view on their work and what their focus was on while editing the film. The interview was curious to know what kind of year it has been for them and their experience after the film hit the theaters. Amos replied, “It’s an interesting one. I think people just haven’t quite seen a movie like this before. It’s not just about the editing in this particular movie, of course. There’s a lot that goes into the pre-production. This film was kind of almost edited in Edgar’s head as he was writing the script, because there are all kinds of detailed notes in the script. So, I think it’s all of those kind of…the incredible technical element even before they start shooting, and it goes on through the shoot. I think people can’t quite work out how it was done. Obviously it was an incredible achievement by Edgar and all the crew and Paul. And yeah, it’s been amazing.” The interviewer also asked him about what was the best things about working with Edgar to Amos to which he replied, “For me, he’s kind of a unique director. There’s no one else out there who’s pushing the boundaries of editing and giving his editors every single tool they could possibly need to do the job in an amazing way. So Edgar is just a phenomenon to me. It’s incredibly exciting to work on one of his projects. It’s like every day coming to work and there’s an enormous chocolate box delivered to your desk and inside is an incredible array of chocolates. And yeah, I feel incredibly blessed to have been able to do two pictures with him. I still get letters about “Scott Pilgrim” and both have given me just so many opportunities, and I’m incredibly grateful.” The interviewer also wanted to know what was the most challenging scene in the film to edit to which Amos replied, “The Brighton Rock’. At the end was a big challenge for all of us for many reasons. But it was kind of, I think we…how do I go into describing this? We certainly have problems with duration at the end. And a lot of times we didn’t want to edit the music of the tracks. And we resisted editing the music for a long time. I think at the end with Brighton Rock, it was the one time we had to edit the music in a more significant way to try and make the picture fit the audience expectations of an ending. It was slightly over-long and some things weren’t quite working and there were certain elements to do with audience satisfaction that we weren’t quite hitting. So we did some pickups to try and kind of fix those issues. So I think that ended up being, without a doubt, the area where we had to come up with the most solutions.”
The film seems flawless and a brilliant piece of work thanks to film editors Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss. It is seldom that the technical team behind making a film is accredited for their work. Film editors have a very tough job of rendering a flawless visual experience in a film. Jonathan Amos is one such skilled film editor in the industry.