TOKYO, JAPAN // A creative force beloved by clients for her verve and originality, Aika Miyake brings a natural gift for editing to Cut+Run. Fast, slow, wild, and wonderful -- she can edit it all. A member of Free The Work, Aika is known for evocative and imaginative work, spanning many genres and styles.
Where travel is her inspiration, editing is her life’s calling. The Tokyo-raised, California-educated Aika Miyake is a former drummer who professes to see edits like rhythms. The result is work that thrums with a heartbeat, with soul. Aika has collaborated with the likes of Wieden + Kennedy, Nike, Dentsu, TBWA, Mercedes Benz, and BMW. Her Nike Air Force 1 “Force” was shortlisted at Cannes for Editing and her “Mom’s first birthday” for Pampers was honored at numerous award shows including Spike, New York Festivals, ACC and Ad Stars.
"I am in love with the craft of film editing. Weaving all the beats, movements and feelings together to create a bigger wave is what I live for. Editing has taught me nothing in life is ever completely black or white, and with every project I discover another dimension of this world.”
This process of discovery is also what inspires Aika to participate in award juries. Applying an appreciative eye and experienced perspective to reviewing process and craft further deepens her appreciation for the global industry.