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    Ambitious and driven, I am both reliable and hardworking and am accustomed to working under pressure, meeting deadlines and liaising with clients. I have good technical skills and a strong sense of narrative, and am always looking for a fresh challenge.

    I have been an editor for over 14 years with the last 8 years as a freelancer and my primary skills are with FCP, Color, Media 100 and AfterEffects.

    As a working freelancer I have access to variety of Offline and Online suites across town, all with a selection of input formats including HDCAM, DigiBeta and DVCAM.



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    Various - Can Communicate , United Kingdom
    2010 - Editor
    Adidas, Red Bull Air Race, Carlsberg, International Olympic Committee Information & Promotional videos.
    Corporate communication videos for public and trade distribution.
    Editing, grading, sound mix and mastering.

    Various - Fellow Productions , United Kingdom
    2010 - Editor
    Marketing Promos for Mercedes MacLaren, Marlboro, Ferrari & Ducati. All editing, design and effects work for a series of powerful motorsport promos for use as worldwide marketing tools.

    The Heroes of Biggin Hill - Epiphany Productions Ltd , United Kingdom
    2010 - Editor (Online)
    The Heroes of Biggin Hill produced for UKTV. Online, conform, grade and technical compliance for delivery of 1 x 46min. TX date 12th August 2010.

    Expose - Black & Blue Films , United Kingdom
    2010 - Editor
    UK produced feature film written and directed by Martin Kemp. Offline edit for 90min feature film shot using RED tapeless acquisition.

    NHBC Lectures Seri - MDMP , United Kingdom
    2010 - Vision Mixer
    NHBC Lectures Series with current Housing Minister & Shadow Housing Minister.
    3-camera vision mix for 2 x 50min live webcast. TX date 24th February 2010.

    Various - Barkers , United Kingdom
    2009 - Editor
    Advertising and Promotional Films for HM Prisons, DRKW, Tesco, United Utilities, First Great Western, Credit Suisse, ICAW, McDonalds, Microsoft & Accenture.

    Offline and Online editing, grading and mastering. Multiple language versions normally created for use worldwide.

    Big Chill Eastnor Festival - Big Chill Ltd , United Kingdom
    2008 - Vision Mixer
    Eastnor Castle, 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8 - Editing compilations and graphics for large screen presentation at their UK festivals, subsequent on-site technical operation and running of equipment over 3 stages.

    Various - Sodalite TV , United Kingdom
    2007 - Editor
    Infomercials, Video News Releases, Corporate Presentations & Sales Tools. Offline & online editing, sound mix, colour grading and mastering.
    Projects included L¿Oreal, M&S, Coke, John Lewis, Bacardi & Unilever.

    Ancient Discoveries Series III - Wild Dream Films , United Kingdom
    2007 - Editor (Offline)
    Edited one program in the last series of Ancient Discoveries for The History Channel (US). Working with HDCAM in FCP.

    Men Sports Spring 07 - HMR Productions , United Kingdom
    2007 - Editor
    Media Campaign for Adidas.
    Offline and Online editing, graphics creation, grading and mastering. Designed and built as part of a Flash promotional toolset.

    Various - Playboy TV UK , United Kingdom
    2006 - Editor
    Channel Idents & Promos. Design and execution of a series of 16 promos and a selection of idents in preparation for a new adult channel launch. Editing & grading of a series of additional promos for their new channels.

    Legal Update - Legal Network Television , United Kingdom
    2006 - Editor
    Programme Nos: 997, 1002, 1005, 1011, 1012, 1019, 1024, 1025. Editing an ongoing series of programmes on a variety of legal subject, entire post including grade, mix and master. Some programmes involving green screen compositing.

    Music Video: Pato Banton & Musical Youth "Pretty Woman" - Hollywood-On-Air , United Kingdom
    2005 - Editor
    Pato Banton & Musical Youth music video for the the song - Pretty Woman. Editing and colour grading for reggae music promo

    Trading Treasures - London News Network , United Kingdom
    2005 - Editor (Online)
    Online editing, sound mix, colour grading and mastering for 4 x 30 minutes 'magazine' style programmes.

    Branding for World Tour - The Ministry Of Sound , United Kingdom
    2004 - Motion Graphic Designer
    Club-orientated branding featuring London landmarks. Mixing 3D with live action and 2D.

    Live At The BarFly - Channel Fly , United Kingdom
    2004 - Vision Mixer
    Initial vision mixing and recording, then offline & online editing, colour grading and mastering for 12 x 30 minute music programmes.

    Live At The Marquee - Thunder , United Kingdom
    2004 - Editor
    Editing a 5 camera live recording for a double DVD for commercial release. Shot on DigiBeta.

    The Sugarhill Gang Remixes - Rikki Tik , United Kingdom
    2003 - Editor
    Infomercial for Record Release played in record stores nationwide. Editing and title sequence animation.

    Chicane: Behind the Sun - Xtravaganza Recordings , United Kingdom
    2003 - Vision Mixer
    Chicane Visuals for Behind the Sun World Tour. Creation of 40 minutes of animation and live action sequences, which I then sequenced and mixed live throughout the tour. Involved blue screen footage and working with a 3D animator

    Vote Green Advertising Campaign - Curious Yellow Ltd , United Kingdom
    2003 - Editor
    TV Party Political Broadcast and advertisement using various time-lapse techniques. Edit and colour grade.


    Employment History

    Full Time Positions

    Global Media Corporation, London

    Oct1999 to Oct 2000: Editor & Motion Graphics Artist
    Creation of promotional, advertising and infomercial slots for use on large video screen systems at a variety of public events worldwide, Pieces created using customer supplied items including video, stills, music, logos and tag lines, often liasing closely with the clients and/or advertising agencies. Producing up to 15 individuals pieces of work per week. Includes pieces of work produced for Warner Bros, 3-Com, Paris ICI, Sparbank, BC Rail, Vivitar & Business Week.

    Curious Yellow Ltd, London

    May 1996 to July 1999: Editor & Presentation Controller
    Joined as a trainee editor and advanced to senior editor and post production consultant. Duties included project scheduling, client liaison, vision mixing for live event recordings, 2D animation and basic compositing as well as editing both online and offline. Projects of note include various UK Government Departments, Mute Records and Prism Leisure Corporation.



    BA (Hons) Animation
    Surrey Institute of Art & Design
    1992 - 1995

    BTEC HND Graphic Design
    Dunstable College
    1991 - 1992

    BTEC ND General Art & Design
    Somerset College of Art & Technology
    1989 - 1991

    Chiltern Comprehensive School
    1984 - 1989

    Industry Qualifications

    Apple Certified Pro
    Final Cut Pro
    Level 1

    BA (Hons) Animation

    Technical Equipment

    Access to a variety of edit suites, both Online and Offline. Including the ability work work with a range of formats including HDCAM, DigiBeta and DVCAM.


    I am a member of BECTU.


    Mark Ratcliff
    Head of Post Production
    Fellow Productions
    020 7449 2379

    Rachel Lewin
    Senior Producer
    Penna Barkers & Lewin Hall Ltd

    Ben Mole
    Freelance Director
    Wild Dream Films
    07765 256129

    Graham Tilley
    Epiphany Productions Ltd
    07941 744126

    Industry Awards

    Best Film
    XVIII Black International Cinema Festival 2003

    'Vivienne Gibson-Ffordes'
    Dir: Abi Fisher, Editor: Paul Penny


    Expert: Media 100 (12 years), Final Cut Pro (5 years), After Effects (8 years)

    Proficient: Mac OS,  Illustrator (2 years).

    Used to working in a Post enviroment with DigiBeta, BetaSP, DVCAM and HDCAM.

    Additional Information


    • Animation, 
    • Commercials, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Music Promos, 
    • Online, 
    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Animation, 
    • Commercial, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Current Affairs, 
    • Daytime, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Drama: Short Film, 
    • Education, 
    • Events, 
    • Glamour (Adult), 
    • Historical Documentary, 
    • Live Multi-cam OB, 
    • Motoring, 
    • Music, 
    • Music Promo, 
    • Outside Broadcast, 
    • Property


    • BECTU


    • Advertising, 
    • Business, 
    • Cars, 
    • Community, 
    • Corporate Films, 
    • Design, 
    • Digi Beta, 
    • Education, 
    • Environment, 
    • Events, 
    • Fashion, 
    • Final Cut Pro, 
    • High-Definition, 
    • History, 
    • Legal/Business Affairs, 
    • Motorbikes, 
    • Music, 
    • Outside Broadcast, 
    • Popular Culture, 
    • Sex Industry, 
    • Sexuality, 
    • Social Issues


    • English


    • EU


    • Basic Driving (PLG)