Spot Welders

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Spot Welders
Industry Post Production
Founded 1993
Headquarters Venice, California, USA
Key people Robert Duffy, David Glean

Spot Welders is a film and television editorial house. Spot Welders was established in Venice, California in 1993 by editor Robert Duffy and producer David Glean.


Spot Welders' credits include award-winning music videos and commercials as well as feature films. In addition to Duffy and Glean, Spot Welders partners include Michael Heldman, Haines Hall and Dick Gordon. Much of Spot Welders' early reputation arose from its extensive involvement in music videos. The company and its editors earned numerous awards for music videos and commercials.[1] Spot Welders Ameriquest Concert spot was nominated for an Emmy, and was awarded a Silver Lion at Cannes and a gold award at The One Show.[2] Duffy, who had already received several awards and nominations as a freelance editor,[3] continued to create award-winning work at Spot Welders.

In 1994, he was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) for his editing on the Rolling Stones’ Grammy Award-winning “Love Is Strong”, which received the organization’s award for Best Music Video, Short Form in 1994. He was 1995 Finalist for Best Editor for Madonna’s “Take a Bow” music video.

Notable music video projects include:

Notable commercial projects include: Calvin Klein "Escape"[6]
Gatorade "Big Head"[6]
Acura "Dance"[6]
Old Spice "Hungry Like the Bruce"[6]
Verizon "Glory"[6]
Drakkar Noir "Rock Star"[6]

In addition to commercials and music video projects, Spot Welders has worked on various feature films, including:


Spot Welders has received recognition for the design of its offices and edit bays.[8] Architect Ray Kappe, a founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), designed the Venice, California facility’s edit bays. Artist and designer Roy McMakin designed furniture and interiors for the Venice offices. Dan Wood of WORK AC designed Spot Welders’ New York offices, which opened in 2005.


  1. ^ Screen Magazine Best Commercial
  2. ^ Ameriquest Concert - I'm her Daddy at The Inspiration Room
  3. ^ “Editor Robert Duffy and Producer David Glean Open Spot Welders”, Backstage/SHOOT, July 30, 1993, p. 8
  4. ^ a b c d e Robert Duffy, Editor
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Haines Hall, Editor
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Michael Heldman, Editor
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ “Right Coast, Done Right”, Interior Design, November 2005, pp. 126-133

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