Jay Evans

Jay Evans has spent the last 8 years working as a film editor, 4 of which have been with The Initiative Production Company. In his spare time he enjoys music, comedy, experimental cooking and getting lost in the woods.

The Science Behind Netflix’s Thumbnail Algorithm

Watch this video explaining Netflix’s creative, yet very sophisticated thumbnail algorithm.

Why Some Of The Best Performances Come With A Price

Actors often have their own ways of getting into character, but some of those ...

How To Make And Sell Stock Footage

If you’ve ever been interested in selling stock footage or if you’re looking for ...

Why Your Social Media Presence Is Important As An Actor

Some helpful tips for actors on the importance of your social media presence and ...

You Need To Know About The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Watch the trailer for the innovative Netflix original documentary Fyre, an expository look at ...

8 Amazing Movies You Need To See That Slipped By

Over the past few years I decided to keep a record of all the ...

A Good Show, A Fresh Take on Sitcoms

The Good Place is one of my favourite TV shows because it puts an ...

How To Make A Movie Trailer…Or Not

‘This summer, in a world’ where popular movies have steadily evolved throughout the years, ...

The 6 Favourite Rainy Day Movies Of The Initiative Staff

BY JAY EVANS (WITH HELP FROM THE REST OF THE INITIATIVE) Sometimes the best ...

Make the Editor Happy

Have you ever been an actor on a film set but wondered why in ...

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