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Building success, embracing family: the story behind our journey of growth

Picture the chaos of Howard Ratner’s jewelry store and replace all those precious stones with unedited wedding footage. That’s exactly where I found myself, submerged in a sea of raw material. Clients – fussier than Ratner’s high-profile customers – were breathing down my neck, demanding their polished memories quicker than a New York minute. And my personal life? Let’s just say it started resembling Howard’s chaotic home life, minus the high-stakes sports betting, of course.

Thought about outsourcing, but the results were as disappointing as a rigged auction. So, I gambled on a different strategy. I trained a single editor personally, a process slower than Ratner’s cash influx, but the output was as dazzling as that rare Ethiopian opal.

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This game plan was my big win. Suddenly there was time for family, room to scale the business, and even a newfound talent for teaching editing. Armed with an ensemble of editors as skilled as Ratner’s jeweler, I realized we could throw a life preserver to others lost in the sea of footage.

And just like that, Uncut Gems was born. No relation to the Sandler flick (thank God, because if we take this metaphor to the end of the movie it doesn’t look good for me!), but we share a knack for transforming the unrefined into the extraordinary. We’re your trusted jeweler for fast, quality edits. Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or just starting out, we’re here to turn your raw footage, your ‘uncut gems’, into polished wedding films that’d make even Ratner envious.

Ryan

Founder of Uncut Gems, prompter of GPT4 for Uncut Gems movie metaphors.