Freelance Avid video editor

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Freelance Avid video editor based in Central London

BBC trained and with over 15 years experience I now work as a freelance Avid video editor. I started editing on Avid Media Composer as online editing began to be introduced to the BBC in the late 1990s. My post-production base is now connected to 1Gb/s full-fibre broadband.

Editing skills and credits

Professional Summary:

Proven record of editing and delivering a wide range of presenter-led programming. Skilled at constructing engaging narratives. Talented and experienced in editing music-based projects. Delivered for a range of broadcast channels, businesses, charities, corporates and creative agencies.

Key Skills:

Avid experienced – Creative and technical problem solver – Deliver on-time to budget – Excellent craft storytelling skills – Fast efficient editor – Logical and organised thinker – MAC literate – Meticulous attention to detail – Pro-active and resourceful – Self-shooter and producer.

Example credits:

Please view my portfolio to see my most recent projects.
ACE Insurance UK internal corporate communications for ESA films
BBC / Discovery Dinosapien international HD co-production series
BBC Presentation
BBC Johnny Vaughan
BBC K-Club special documentary
BFI Film Academy show-reel
Gravity Thinking Glenfiddich on-line promotional films
New Economic Foundation (NEF) educational presentations.
NBC Wimbledon
Red Bee Media Promotional trails
The Koestler Trust documentary (funded by The Cabinet Office).

Career History Work Experience:

June 2009 to present – Freelance – Editor – Filmmaker – Marketing – Producer – Videographer

Key Achievements:

Edited and manipulated 4K, UHD and HD video, graphics, animations and still images with sound. Delivered edited, colour graded and sound-mixed videos and films to broadcast technical specifications. Presented creative solutions to productions teams to ensure successful outcomes. Produced edited content to a range of creative briefs. Created and developed engaging storylines from media and commissioned elements. Self-managed post-production workflow to deliver projects within agreed timescales and budgets. Followed safe working practices with valuable media and project assets using complex file-based workflows, media storage and asset management systems.

Jan 1996 to June 2009 – BBC – Video Editor

Clients: BBC Entertainment – BBC Presentation – CBBC – Red Bee Media

Key Achievements:

Edited films and video from camera media to an agreed brief for BBC Production teams. Delivered programme content to BBC technical standards. Creatively and technically supported editors and assistants responsible for 28 edit suites and associated systems. Managed a range of broadcast post-production equipment to capture, store, archive and delete media assets. Carried out quality assessment reviews and quality checks to certify broadcast specifications. Carried out complex conforms, clip grouping and audio syncing, consolidates and transcodes. Devised and implemented processes to improve file-based workflows. Resolved complex media problems across the broadcast media system.

Earlier career:

April 1994 to January 1996 – Festival Radio – Radio Production
December 1992 to April 1994 – British Aerospace – Electrical Technician
June 1983 to June 1992 – Royal Air Force – Aeronautical Electrical Technician

Qualifications, Training and Education:

BBC Creative Thinking – Trainer qualification TPMA – Ravensbourne College HD workflow – DV Talent multi-platform workflows – BBC TVC Avid ISIS/Interplay – BBC Broadcast Production – VET London Avid FX courses – BBC Wood Norton Post-Production – BBC Wood Norton Introduction to television – RAF BTEC Diploma Aeronautical Engineering – ‘O’ Level English, Maths, Physics, Geography, Art, Electronics

Personal Details:

Full clean car and motorbike driving licence
CRB checked

Freelance Avid video editor available Kit:

Edit system with a new MacPro running latest version of Avid Media Composer and Avid Symphony. My post-production edit suite is equipped with 32TB of mirrored RAID 5 media storage supplied with an Uninterruptible Power Supply and superfast broadband for efficient and problem-free workflows.

If you would like help with your video editing or production please get in touch.