Post-Production

My blog articles related to my post-production experiences and knowledge

Preparing for video editing. A screen grab of an Avid time-line featuring 11 vision tracks and 17 audio tracks

Preparing for video editing

A short guide to help production clients preparing for video editing I have written a short list of the main elements that I regularly use in an edit to help production clients understand what they might need to take or consider taking to an edit. If...

How to give creative feedback. Julian filming the highly coloured reflections from a mirror ball in the shade

How to give creative feedback for video production

A perspective on recent developments in video production There have been many changes to the digital creative industries and in particular video production in recent years. It’s incredible to consider that YouTube only started up in 2005 and now has over 100 hours of video uploaded to it every minute. Over the last...

Fixing a RAID 5. Grab of the DiskWarrior error message

Fixing a RAID5 by deleting fsck_hfs file

How Avid post-production workflows can suddenly get interrupted A normal editing day: I was using my MacPro (nMP) (OSX 10.9.4) and Avid Media Composer to edit down a series of interviews for a short film I am making. I finished the day with my usual time machine...

Editing sync sound

Editing together the structure of a story from the sound The Strength & Vulnerability Bunker film was not scripted or storyboarded, it was more of an observational documentary-style. It was filmed as the actual events happened. To begin editing this type of film, I first transfer all the filmed rushes into my edit...

Logo and brand graphic design. A photograph of the front and back of my business cards.

Logo and brand design

A clever business card design integrating my skills with my initials After leaving the BBC in 2009 I wanted to create my own brand identity and so I explored a few options. After a couple of years, I decided it was stronger to use my own...

Avid Media Composer project views. Avid Media Composer timeline showing the edit for The Strength and Vulnerability Bunker film

Avid Media Composer project views

Avid Media Composer project views These Avid Media Composer project views will be familiar to professional film and broadcast professionals from all over the world. I’ve been an Avid Media Composer Editor since 1998 and have continued to edit on the platform since then. When you launch...

Freelance videographer and video editor. A screen grab of an Avid time-line featuring 11 vision tracks and 17 audio tracks

Freelance videographer and video editor

Video production and post-production professional with over 15 years experience. In my work, I share my passion for creating powerful synergies between story content, visual rhythm and music. One of my key strengths as a video editor is my ability to produce strong visually-led stories....