David E.K. Abramson is a film & TV editor based in Los Angeles, California.



Contact me…


  • Season 2 of Step Up: High Water
      (YouTube Premium – 1-hour drama/dance)
  • Seasons 2 & 3 of Shadowhunters
      (Freeform – 1-hour fantasy/action/drama)
  • Seasons 4 & 5 of Switched at Birth
      (Freeform – 1-hour drama)


  • Résumé (PDF) – v 2018-11-26
  • IMDb
  • Motion Picture Editors Guild member since 1998
  • Education:
    • MFA, USC graduate production program
    • BA, Reed College, Physics


  • Two AVID MediaComposer v8 editing systems
  • DaVinci Resolve color correction with AVID control panel

Studio Proven

Creative picture editing, from theatrical features to one-hour drama series, is my usual bread & butter.

Past clients have included YouTube Premium, Lionsgate, Freeform (formerly ABC Family), Amazon Studios, SONY/Columbia, Columbia International, Disney, Disney TV Animation, Dreamworks, Paramount, and Warner Bros.

Notable projects include YouTube Premium’s Step Up: High Water (based on the Step Up feature film franchise),  Freeform’s Shadowhunters (based on Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series), Freeform’s Peabody Award-winning series Switched at Birth, Amazon Studios’ single-camera comedy pilot Table 58, SONY/Columbia’s documentary concert film Michael Jackson’s This Is It, and Dreamworks’ sci-fi miniseries Taken, executive-produced by Steven Spielberg.

Indie Friendly

Between larger feature and TV projects, I occasionally take on interesting independent features and non-narrative programs.

Past projects have included Tamas Harangi’s award-winning debut feature thriller The Advocate, James R. Gorrie’s award-wininng debut feature drama The Indian starring Matt Dallas, an elaborate 45-minute documentary on the making of Wolfgang Petersen’s classic film Das Boot coinciding with its 30th anniversary Blu-ray release, and a concert film for Sky performed by Matthew Morrison of Glee.

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