Born in Los Angeles, Santos moved to Mexico as a kid and grew up in Zapopan, Jalisco until the age of 11. During his high school years in Los Angeles, he spent most of his time hiding deep inside film class. Even on the weekends, at age 16, Santos could be seen working as a PA on the set of major label music videos and disney promos. Shortly after high school, he began teaching at the California State Summer School for the Arts, as well as the Echo Park Film Center. More recently he’s become a very sought after, freelance editor: working on such projects like Lake Los Angeles, 20 Years of Madness, Farah Goes Bang, and most recently, Chef’s Table, a Netflix original series.
J Santos is an experienced editor and has worked on AVID, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and After Effects.