Freelance video editor London
As a previously BBC trained video editor, I am a well-established independent freelancer editing short-form videos, films, documentaries, music-based projects, trailers and a wide range of promotional content. During more than 15 years of production and video editing experience, I have edited hundreds of hours of broadcast-standard programme content for a large variety of projects including for BBC network television, films for the film festival circuit and a creatively diverse selection of short films and videos for online clients.
Video editors advice
Because of my extensive editing experience and helpful customer-focused approach, I am frequently called upon by previous and new clients to advise on their creative and technical project queries. I am always willing to offer free telephone or email advice on general enquiries and also to provide individually-tailored advice to create the best outcomes for any proposed TV, film or video project or for any creative projects that utilise those elements.
Video editing services
One of my key strengths, as an experienced freelance video editor is my ability to work very efficiently for the benefit of my clients. I am highly-skilled and practiced at editing sound and vision, together with any additional supplied elements, in a highly creative manner to any supplied brief. Additional elements supplied for an edit session can be very variable. They can include animations, graphics, music, stock footage, sound effects, textual elements, end-board credit details and language translations if required. By editing together the basic film and sound media, and also adding any combination of elements if supplied, I can deliver any film or video project to meet the required brief and technical standards for my clients. There are at many editing skills at which I am adept, including media and file management; adding texts and subtitles in a variety of languages; broadcast standard sound mixing; colour correction; visual effects and constructing a narrative in the edit (even when a project has not been fully pre-produced, storyboarded or shot listed). This extensive editing experience enables me to quickly create a visually-engaging and high-quality film or video that utilises the best of any supplied media.
Video editor freelance
In addition to working with my clients, freelance directors and producers, to deliver their programmes, films and videos, I also offer a range of additional freelance video editor services. These extra services include the provision of technical support for individual clients; working for film productions on location as a freelance data wrangler; managing post-production Avid conforms; undertaking media file encoding, quality assessments and checks.
Online video editor
My video editing and post-production workstation is connected to the latest ultra-fast full-fibre 1Gb/s broadband. This enables me to provide both UK and Overseas clients with my video editing and post-production skills, editing online remotely as required. Full-fibre 1Gb/s broadband also gives me the ability to download and upload large amounts of media, including RAW camera files, very quickly when projects require it.
Protected video media
Working as a freelance video editor London, I utilise the very latest version of Avid Media Composer. I have Mac-based workstation connected to over 80TB of media storage space that includes a number of 12TB Pegasus RAID 5 drives. To help ensure Avid project security and media safety, each of my RAID 5 drives is also mirrored on a separate hard drive. A UPS (uninterruptible power supply) adds additional protection to my whole workstation and media drives set-up in the event of a mains supply power failure.
BBC trained video editor
My professional post-production career began in 1996 when I was invited to join the BBC. I was trained to operate a wide range of broadcast post-production equipment and to assess and appraise programme material to meet BBC technical standards. I developed my experience as an Avid video editor when non-linear post-production editing started to be introduced to BBC Post-Production in 1998. Within five years of joining, I was promoted to the role of editor in the BBC Post-Production department.
Video editing experience
During my time editing for the BBC, I worked across many different genres that included children’s programming, light entertainment and network presentation responsible for promoting programme content across all BBC channels. My BBC experience of longer-form projects included editing ‘recorded as live’ multi-camera performances through to editing many single-camera 25-minute programmes. I also have experience in editing 50-minute duration programming. I was previously a promotional trailer video editor for the BBC and am expert at editing short 10-second to 60-second fast cut promotional trailers. My freelance experience of short-form projects has included filming and editing charity documentaries, music-based videos and a wide range of promotional films. Here you can read a full list of my video editing credits. Here you can read my freelance video editor London CV.
Video editor portfolio
My video editor portfolio demonstrates the high standard of my professional editing skills. If you would like to commission me as a freelance video editor or would like any help or advice with your next editing project, please contact me via my online contact form or by telephone. I am always pleased to be of assistance. Check out a short promotional video I self-shot and edited to help introduce my services on LinkedIn.