About Alice

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A multi-platform factual editor with recent credits including Tony Robinson's Time Walks (History Channel), and ob doc series Bondi Vet (Animal Planet/CBS). I am skilled at both collaborative work with post teams, throwing ideas into the mix, as well as developing projects autonomously using creative story telling. With an advanced knowledge of FCP 7, Avid Media Composer, AE, Photoshop and colour grading, I am able to work happily under pressure, delivering high standards within tight deadlines.

During my recent 6 years of full time employment at WTFN Entertainment I have series edited history, ob doc, reality, lifestyle, cooking and children's programming, as well as pilots and promos.

I am a friendly person who loves problem solving and working hard to obtain the best results for clients. Originally I am from Melbourne, Australia, and now based in London. If required to work offsite, I operate a home edit suite running FCP, AVID & Adobe Creative Suite.

Showreel: http://vimeo.com/user22701975/alicesmithshowreel
 
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Credits

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Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Series 2 - WTFN Entertainment , Australia
2013 - Editor (Offline)
Broadcast on the The History Channel, this 10 x 30 minute series sees Tony Robinson (Time Team, Blitz Street) bringing his inquisitive storytelling approach to Australia and New Zealand's diverse suburbs and towns.

Bondi Vet - Series 6 - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2013 - Editor (Offline)
Broadcast on Animal Planet, Channel 10 and CBS (as Dr Chris: Pet Vet), Bondi Vet is an unscripted observational documentary series set against breathtaking Bondi Beach. It chronicles Dr Chris' daily life as a vet in a busy urban environment, as well as his work at local zoos and in rural communities.

The Ultimate Rider - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2013 - Editor (Offline)
This 10 x 30 min reality series broadcast on OneHD (Channel 10 - Australia), is centred around the search for The Ultimate Rider with big cash prizes on offer as well as a test-drive contract with a major international racing team.

The Coolibah Kid - Pilot - Ziggy Media , Unspecified
2013 - Editor (Offline)
This children's pilot was subsequently picked up by Channel 9 (Australia). It features little Milton Jones, a 6 year old with a million acre piece of the Australian outback for a backyard. He discovers different aspects of the bush, animals and jobs on his farm, through actuality and pop-up 'Did you know' and 'Factoid' animation segments.

Bondi Vet - Series 5 - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2013 - Editor (Offline)
Broadcast on Animal Planet, Channel 10 and CBS (as Dr Chris: Pet Vet), Bondi Vet is an unscripted observational documentary series set against breathtaking Bondi Beach. It chronicles Dr Chris' daily life as a vet in a busy urban environment, as well as his work at local zoos and in rural communities.

Shannon's Supercar Showdown - Series 2 - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2012 - Editor (Offline)
In this 10 x 30 min reality series for 7Mate - Channel 7 (Australia), 8 rookie V8 Supercar drivers hit the starting grid to battle it out under the watch of pros Rick and Todd Kelly. This series was awarded Best Entertainment Platform at the Festival of Media Global Awards - Switzerland.

30 Days to Freedom - Promo Reel - Fred Media , Unspecified
2013 - Editor (Offline)
Starring "creative sentencing" judge Michael Cicconetti, this promo reel was taken to the US market for use in the sale of US/Australian reality co-production - 30 Days to Freedom.

High Rollers - Promo Reel - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2013 - Editor (Offline)
This promo reel was taken to the US market for use in the sale of US/Australian reality co-production - High Rollers.

Peter Walsh: Clutter Buster - Promo Reel - Fred Media , Unspecified
2013 - Editor (Offline)
Peter Walsh is Oprah's "de-clutter king". This promo was created for his new lifestyle program in which he helps families drowning in clutter to re-organise their lives.

Jeanswest Online Commercials - Subsidiary of Memoirs On Film , Unspecified
2012 - Editor (Offline)
3 x 5 minute commercials for new season maxi dresses and cropped jeans.
jeanswest.com.au/
memoirsonfilm.com.au/about-us/

Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Series 1 - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2011 - Editor (Offline)
Broadcast on the The History Channel, this 10 x 30 minute series sees Tony Robinson (Time Team, Blitz Street) bringing his inquisitive storytelling approach to Australia and New Zealand's diverse suburbs and towns.

Lost and Found - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2011 - Editor (Offline)
Broadcast on the the History Channel, Lost and Found is a 10 x 5 minute series focusing on one of Australia's most majestic heritage buildings, The State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. It shines a light on some of the most fascinating, yet unheralded stories that form part of Australia's rich history, through its remarkable collection of artefacts.

Your Very First Puppy - WTFN Entertainment , Australia
2011 - Visual Effects
Hosted by Dr. Chris Brown, Your Very First Puppy is a cute, humourous and informative documentary special that follows the journey of three brand new puppy owners, all in very different situations, with very different lifestyles. All find that the desire to own a puppy is a lot easier than actually looking after one.

Shannon's Supercar Showdown - Series 1 - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2011 - Editor (Offline)
In this 10 part reality series broadcast on OneHD (Channel 10 Australia), 8 rookie V8 Supercar drivers hit the starting grid to battle it out under the watch of champions Rick and Todd Kelly.

Guide to the Good life - Series 2 - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2011 - Editor (Offline)
Guide to the Good Life, broadcast on Channel 9 (Australia), is a lifestyle program aimed at the over 50s. It's all about ways to enjoy life and feel great - covering advice on travel, food and money.

Mercurio's Menu - Series 3 - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2011 - Editor (Offline)
In this lifestyle/cookery series broadcast on Channel 7 (Australia), viewers join Paul Mercurio on a culinary adventure, discovering Australia's fresh produce and regional cuisines in magnificent destinations.

Coxy's Big Break - Series 8 - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2010 - Editor (Offline)
Broadcast on Channel 7 (Australia), this series sees Geoff Cox and his team of reporters immerse themselves in experiences and cultures throughout the world. From junk boat cruising on the Mekong Delta in Vietnam to up close encounters with wildlife in the Antarctic, their adventures are boundless.

Tony Robinson Explores Australia - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2010 - Visual Effects
In this 10 x 60 minute series for The History Channel, Tony Robinson (Time Team, The Worst Jobs In History, Blitz Street) brings his distinctive passion for storytelling and discovery to reveal the astonishing quirks of Australian History.

I created 2-4 vintage/steam punk inspired maps per episode using After Effects. Each had a distinct purpose - from illustrating the spread of agriculture and farming through pop-up style sheep and cows, to stop-motion style paper boats marking a journey from country to country.

Talk to the Animals - Series 4 - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2010 - Editor (Offline)
Broadcast on Animal Planet and Channel 9 (Australia), this lifestyle children's series gives kids advice on looking after pets. Each show features a range of quirky, cuddly and inspiring stories, from swimming with dolphins to dogs on a diet.

On Display - Series 6 - WTFN Entertainment , Unspecified
2010 - Editor (Offline)
Broadcast on Channel 9 (Australia), this lifestyle/property series focuses on a vast array of living options currently on the market - new homes, apartments and land developments.


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Employment History

WTFN Entertainment
Senior Editor - Full-time
2008 - 2014

Freelance employment over the past several years at:
Channel 7Sport
Hillman Media
Memoirs On Film
Mini Studios
Maze Productions
MediaWorks Productions
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Education

2005
Bachelor of Communication (Media)
Double major in Cinema Studies and Television
RMIT University - Melbourne, Australia
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Industry Qualifications

2010
Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS)
After Effects Compositing

2008
Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS)
Final Cut Pro Advanced 
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Affiliations

Member - Australian Screen Editors Guild
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Referees


References

Matthew Thomason, Director/Series Producer "Tony Robinson's Time Walks"


"I worked with Alice Smith on two series of "Tony Robinson's Time Walks" for WTFN and have no hesitation in recommending her. Alice's ability to cut through to the heart of a story, interview or sequence is second to none in my experience, and her skill in wrapping it into a finished product, with music, S/FX, and graphics makes her a speedy, efficient, extremely valuable member of any post-production team. She is highly creative, an editing all-rounder in the very best sense of the term, and her willingness to take a brief and work to it unsupervised is a rare quality. She is a delight to have on a team. My only regret is that I couldn't think of a way to stop her from leaving Australia to add to her already advanced skill set by working in London. Hire her....you won't regret it!"

Email: mthomason@wtfn.com.au

Philippa Rubira, Series Producer "Shannon's Supercar Showdown" / "Coxy's Big Break"

"I was fortunate enough to work alongside Alice Smith on a vast array of projects during my five years at WTFN. What makes Alice stand out as a top notch editor is her ability to take on any project (regardless of its subject matter) and own it completely. Working with her is a real treat because despite being very capable of working autonomously, she absolutely shines when collaborating with others. She is today's thinking editor (definitley not your paint by numbers type) and a true asset to any team. Finally, aside from her obvious skill set (she is clearly up to speed with all editing programs and nails gfx's etc) she is a joy to be around. In the five years that I worked with her I never once heard Alice complain about tight budgets, long hours, other inexperienced team members etc - she just got on with the job and did it excellently."

Email: philippa_rubira@hotmail.com
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Industry Awards

  1. Astra Award for Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program (Tony Robinson's Time Walks)
  2. Best Entertainment Platform at the Festival of Media Global Awards - Switzerland (Shannon's Supercar Showdown)
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Skills

Final Cut Pro 7, Avid Media Composer, Colour Grading, After Effects, Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor.
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Additional Information

Industries

  • Commercials, 
  • Corporate, 
  • Film, 
  • Mobile Content, 
  • Online, 
  • TV

Programme Types

  • Arts, 
  • Biography, 
  • Business, 
  • Childrens, 
  • Commercial, 
  • Community Progs, 
  • Cookery, 
  • Corporate, 
  • Development, 
  • DIY, 
  • Documentary, 
  • Dramatised Documentary, 
  • Education, 
  • Entertainment, 
  • Environment, 
  • Events, 
  • Food, 
  • Game Show, 
  • Health, 
  • Historical Documentary, 
  • Investigative, 
  • Leisure, 
  • Magazine, 
  • Motoring, 
  • Music, 
  • Natural History, 
  • New Media, 
  • Observational Documentary, 
  • Pre-School, 
  • Property, 
  • Quiz Show, 
  • Reality TV, 
  • Religion, 
  • Science, 
  • Shopping, 
  • Social Action, 
  • Sport, 
  • Style, 
  • Training, 
  • Travel, 
  • Youth

Organizations

  • Australian Screen Editors Guild

Specialisms

  • Animal welfare, 
  • Anthropology, 
  • Archaeology, 
  • Biology, 
  • Children's, 
  • Comedy, 
  • Cookery, 
  • Ecology, 
  • Education, 
  • Environment, 
  • Ethnic, 
  • Events, 
  • Farming, 
  • Fashion, 
  • Final Cut Pro, 
  • Food, 
  • Gardening, 
  • Gay & Lesbian, 
  • Genetics, 
  • Geography, 
  • Health, 
  • Heritage, 
  • History, 
  • Human Rights, 
  • Industry, 
  • Journalism, 
  • Medicine, 
  • Mental Health, 
  • Natural History, 
  • Paleontology, 
  • Paranormal, 
  • Parenting, 
  • Philosophy, 
  • Photography, 
  • Police, 
  • Politics, 
  • Popular Culture, 
  • Programme Development, 
  • Programme Formatting, 
  • Psychology, 
  • Religion, 
  • Science, 
  • Social Anthropology, 
  • Social Issues, 
  • Sociology, 
  • Technology, 
  • Tourism, 
  • Transport, 
  • Travel, 
  • Undercover Investigation, 
  • Wildlife, 
  • Wine, 
  • Womens Issues, 
  • Writing, 
  • Youth Culture, 
  • Zoology

Languages

  • English, 
  • French

Permits

  • Australia, 
  • EU

Licenses

  • Basic Driving (PLG)
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