Ali Weiss Klingler

Awestruck Stories LLC is the production company of Ali Weiss Klingler (AWE = Ali Weiss Edits). Working with a talented pool of filmmakers in Chicago, we craft narrative films and corporate videos from conception to the final cut. 
Ali Weiss Klingler is a video editor, producer and writer with a passion for telling good stories. She has edited content for independent filmmakers, corporate clients and not-for-profits, including DePaul University (2020 Telly Award for “Student Stories” series); SEIU HCIIMK (2020 Telly Award winning “10 Years/10 Stories” series); the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; the Jackson Chance Foundation; Juneteenth Productions; Glass City Films; XVP Studios; Medline Industries; theWit hotel; Playboy.com; the Illinois Environmental Council and many wedding and event videographers.
Ali is a published playwright (Vintage Books, Playscripts) and her short play “Fight Dreams” has been produced at over 100 venues worldwide. She co-created and produced The Paper Machete, Chicago’s popular live weekly show. She has an education degree and background in acting  and taught kids’ classes at The Second City Training Center. In 2020, Ali edited two independent films, basketball documentary Dream Chasers directed by Aaron Lee and short drama Static Space directed by John Klein.
Born and raised in New York City, Ali became a proud adopted Chicagoan in 2003. When asked about the pizzas, she will tell you they’re too different to compare. She now lives in the Northwest Chicago suburbs with her husband, actor Matt Klingler, two adorable kids and a pair of kittens. 
Contact Ali here.
Services:
Video editing: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 
Graphics: After Effects CC
Film Production
Structuring unscripted, raw footage into an engaging narrative
Script writing
LinkedIn recommendations:
“Ali is, hands down, a find. She was introduced to me as someone who could finish a project started by someone else and she did over and above. I have worked with many video professionals and I can honestly say that she is head and shoulders abopve them all. I would not hesitate to use her again and again.” – Tom Hoover, producer
“I have had the pleasure of working with Alison on several projects as both a writer and video editor. Her desire to connect with the subject matter is what first impressed me about Alison. Once this passion was reflected in her writing, I knew that Alison would remain a member of my creative pool. In Fall 2009, Alison developed a promotional video for my networking group and knocked it right out of the park. It is refreshing to work with someone who always sees the positive, is witty and has such a great read on people and situations. I look forward to working with Alison for years to come.” – Dana Anderson, producer
“After having worked with Ali at Playboy Enterprises, Inc. for some time, I witnessed not only her incredible talent but also her extreme diligence and work ethic. I was hired for a freelance project to shoot and edit by the Resource Center of Chicago for their City Farm project. After having shot it, my schedule became too full to finish the post production and I needed someone to edit the final video. Personally, I prefer to edit my own work, so choosing an artist I felt could deliver a video to the standards I hold for myself was not a task in which I was comfortable. But before even going through my list of contacts, I thought of Ms. Weiss. Knowing her to be fully capable of completing the job, I hired her without a second thought. During the process she maintained excellent communication with me, took direction very well while also delivering the content I needed prior to the deadlines we set. I was absolutely impressed with the final video she created and her passion for the project as a whole. Based on that experience, I will use no other editor for my work from now on (not even myself). Here is our video collaboration- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KNcl33-XGk” – Lucy Wieczorek, owner, DJ Wak
“Ali and I have had the opportunity to work together several times over the past 2 years. Ali possesses the skills you hope for in an editor: intelligence, a great sense of pacing, ability to tell a story succinctly, and easy to work with. She often brings a creative twist to a project while maintaining the overall objective. Ali is a pleasure to work with and I recommend her for your next editing job.” – Jackie Sestak, Owner, Through My Eyes, Inc.
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