Freelance data wrangler
As a freelance data wrangler and digital media manager, I safely and efficiently manage, transcode and copy digital camera files. Based in central London, I have over 15 years of experience working with digital file-based camera media.
I have managed the digital media for projects that have used a wide range of cameras made by Arri, Canon, Panasonic, Red and Sony. Recent projects that I have worked on have included cameras filming images with UHD raster sizes of up to 5K recorded onto Redmag (SSD) cards. My knowledge and skills as a data wrangler continue to develop across a broad professional field.
Through my BBC training and the experience of many years of working in busy broadcast post-production environments, I gained wide-ranging skills in safely backing-up and moving large quantities of digital media. I've previously been responsible for managing all the high-resolution media, and related project assets for 28 Avid edit suits connected to the same shared media system. As a skilled video editor, I have a thorough understanding of file-based digital media, digital image manipulation and broadcast standard post-production workflows.
Digital media experience
I have been working with digital media files since 1995, when the BBC adopted Non-linear editing. My experience of managing file-based camera media workflows began with the Panasonic P2 format. The BBC and freelance broadcast camera crews started using file-based media back in 2004. I have been working with digital media files since the old Avid non-linear systems in the late 1990s.
I use a range of software applications to support a wide range of professional cameras and media and allow for two copies to get copied simultaneously. My media manging software also accurately checks each file transfer with a checksum and notifies you should any problems arise. To spot-check RED media, I have also installed Redcine-X Professional.
Data wrangler on location
As well as managing media for my client's projects, I also work freelance supporting film productions on-location. Here is an example of a short film that I worked on as a data wrangler.
Please get in touch if you would like any help or advice about your next project. Check out my portfolio to view more examples of my stills and film and video productions.