His work on that job shortly after got him hired as Lead Editor at a local production company, his first time working with a team of video professionals. Within a few weeks he taught himself how to use Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects, and quickly went to work streamlining their workflow.
In 2012 Gabriel left that job and immediately started his own production company, ACE Enterprizes, which allowed him to interface directly with his clients, build and maintain professional relationships, and exercise full creative control over his work.
For the first few years Gabriel worked almost exclusively by himself —meetings, writing, shooting, editing, creating motion graphics, and all company marketing. Eventually he contracted with a gifted composer, who proceeded to work on dozens of projects. As his projects grew in scope so did the production requirements, so he added a few experienced production assistants to his list.
Gabriel is heavily involved in the online video editing community and having twice attended the FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino has developed wonderful relationships with editors all over the world. He is the creator and co-host of the YouTube channel GET A GRIP, covering all things production and post.
Gabriel and Elizabeth own a home in Glendale, WI where they live with their two cats, Fincher and Oota.
When he’s not obsessing over video Gabriel studies psychology, comparative mythology and spirituality, and continues work on his map, or mandala, of human consciousness, The Human I.