Robert David Sanders
Editor | Sound Designer | AE Artist
Robert David Sanders, a Los Angeles native, is an industry veteran working as an editor, sound designer, After Effects artist, and filmmaker in new media, theatrical motion pictures, animation, broadcast television and location-based themed entertainment.
Robert and 323 Post are currently working on Motor Trend's "Head 2 Head" and "World's Greatest Drag Race" on-demand series as lead editor and sound designer. Robert recently worked with Paul McCartney on the animated musical adaption of his book, “High in the Clouds.” Robert also assisted editorially with acclaimed Duncan Studio for “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, the Ride” for the Japanese launch of the popular Universal Studios attraction. Robert will soon begin collaborating with Mousetrappe for the grand Hudson Yards observation center in New York.
Robert was the lead editor and sound designer on the beloved British property, "Postman Pat: The Movie," a stereoscopic 3D feature film, the "Pink Panther & Pals" television series for Cartoon Network, "The Santa Story," based on the Frank L. Baum book, and Herschel Weingrod's award-winning film, "Last Wishes."
"Rob is about story telling, he is about solutions, he is about providing that moment that you weren't expecting but were hoping for and he will try anything. He pluses the end product and I would not hesitate for 30 seconds to hire him again on anything. "
David Corbett, EVP RGH Entertainment
"What makes Rob unique is that he comes to work with the bearing of a true filmmaker, which he is, and not just the tool kit of a technician. Rob always takes the initiative in handling the challenges of his job, and displays solid management skills in running his department and the editorial pipeline."
Jay Fukuto, Executive Producer, "High in the Clouds"
"I would recommend Robert to anyone looking for an editor with vast experience in cutting for film or television. He has a strong directorial eye for detail yet works well in supporting a director’s vision. I hope you consider Robert as a top choice for editor."
Tony Bancroft, Director
"In addition to picture editing, Rob does a brilliant job at cutting temp music and sounds effects for screenings and to aid in the story telling. He has also worked as the final sound editor and mixer on our TV series’ and specials."
Michael Lessa, Producer, "Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, the Ride"
"Rob is a picture Editor who understands how to put Directors and Producers at ease. He is conscientious, fast, and experienced at his craft. He can take a simple scene, plus it emotionally if needed, or punch up a joke by cutting at just the right frame. He is also an outstanding Head of Post Production, working around crazy production schedules and impossible deadlines...and always does it with a smile and a great attitude. I highly recommend Rob as an expert editor for feature films or a leadership position where he overseas multiple projects. I hope to work with him for years to come."
Melinda Dilger, Animation Producer, Executive Producer, Content Strategist
"I have been fortunate to work with Rob and from the beginning he impressed me with his terrific conceptual editing skills. Rob's sense of timing and rhythm makes it easy for him to zero in on all problems and issues and make the effective changes. We've collaborated on several projects and he provided indispensable creativity, clarity, and leadership. I'm thankful I've been able to work with Rob and wish him the best in all his endeavors."
Bob Spang, Director, Story Supervisor
"During my time as Senior Director of Original Programming at Studio TEN, I had the great pleasure of working with Robert on two seasons of the show Ignition. Over the course of one year, Robert’s passion,determination and creative vision transformed Ignition. His efforts not only inspired those around him but incentivized me to bring him even better material.
When Robert came on board, he did not disappoint. Despite the incredibly demanding schedule, Robert was able to deliver a product that felt new and inspired on time, every time. Though his vision for the show almost always aligned with my own, on the rare occasion that we disagreed creatively, Robert never failed to clearly communicate his perspective. He puts an enormous amount of himself into his work which can be seen in the product. That said, he is able to take direction extremely well. In my experience, it is rare to find an editor that is both passionate about the product and receptive to constructive criticism. Robert manages to be both and is a true professional in every sense of the word.
Robert is constantly looking to expand his abilities. The variety in his body of work is evidence
of his determination to try new things. From animation to graphic design and his experience
with various non-linear editing systems, Robert has mastered the tools necessary to bring his
visions to life."