ABOUT

ABOUT

My name is pronounced KATH-ree-uh TEE-zahn. People always ask what ethnic origin my name is because it's not very common to hear/see. My first name, Kathria is of Indian origin, but I'm not Indian. I was named after the nurse who helped my mom bring me into this world. She's Indian. Her name is Sugra Kathiriya...so yeah, my first name came from her last name. I'm a Los Angeles native. I can eat breakfast burritos almost everyday at any time of the day. I have a mild allergy to dairy so I walk on the edge of a vegan/plant-based diet. I have two dogs who will defend me from all mail couriers.

I started my career as a broadcast TV editor. When digital media and online streaming disrupted traditional network and studio consumption I decided to take a chance on this new era of editing. Basically editing videos solely for online distribution. It's normal now, but back then it was new. Anyway, I started editing YouTube videos for various companies, brands, and influencers. When social media companies like Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok popped up and began integrating video players into their platforms that's when my editing career evolved to even shorter attention span content. Also, new aspect ratios were introduced. 1:1, 4:5, 9:16...whaaa? I went from editing things you watch on your TV to editing things you watch on your mobile device. I feel old now.

As digital media continued to grow and develop, I had to grow with it. At the beginning of my YouTube editing days I had to learn how to create graphics then add motion to them. It was not normal for an editor to be a swiss army knife of post, but with the growing competition you had to adapt or be left behind. Which is why I not only edit, but I also do motion graphics and VFX compositing. I picked up these skills with every work experience that has brought me here today. Being an editor first has prepared me to be a better camera operator and director. The shoot to edit mentality is one of my strong characteristics. I love filming beautiful shots with a purpose, but I also know when to "kill your darlings"

With all that being said I guess on the outside you can call me a Jane of All Trades, but at core I'm simply an editor. Not a rockstar editor. Just an editor.