Born in Los Angeles, Santos spent most of his childhood in Zapopan, Jalisco, minutes away from Guadalajara in Mexico. If he was not drawing away in some corner, he was likely gawking at B-movies and nature documentaries. In high school back in Los Angeles, he spent most of the time hiding deep inside film class as well as journalism class. At age 16, Santos worked weekends as a PA on sets of major label music videos and Disney promos. Shortly after high school, he continued his work as a PA and began teaching at the California State Summer School for the Arts, as well as the Echo Park Film Center. Now a freelance video editor, he has worked with Buzzfeed, Vice, Netflix and others on both narrative and documentary projects.
J Santos is an experienced editor and has worked on AVID, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and After Effects.