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

Creative feedback showing Julian filming the highly coloured reflections from a mirror ball in the shade

How to give creative feedback

Creative feedback can helpful if balanced and constructive. I’ve written a short guide on some key points to consider when offering creative feedback. 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….

Fixing a RAID 5. Grab of the DiskWarrior error message

Fixing a RAID 5 by deleting fsck_hfs file

I would not normally expect to be fixing a RAID 5 drive array but when my workflow got suddenly got interrupted I needed to resolve the problem. I post this account of how the problem was resolved in case it might help anyone resolve their…

Editing sync sound. Graphical representation of a editing timeline adter some structural work

Editing sync sound

Editing sync sound to build the essence of any kind or storyline is an essential craft skill for all film and video editors. In the case study, I explain the process for a short documentary I filmed and edited. Editing together the structure of a…

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

Logo and brand design

Deciding how to manage my brand design after leaving the BBC in 2009 was a new process for me.  I wanted to create my own brand identity, and so I explored a few options. After a couple of years, I decided it was more vital…

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

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 the Avid application and open…

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

In my work as a freelance videographer and video editor, 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. I am highly-practised…