Fast and Versatile

Fast and Versatile

I have a strong sense of story and pacing, in addition to an eye for detail. I can see and assemble storylines extremely quickly, with experience gained from editing a wealth of different genres (see below). I also have a degree in Film and Computing from the University of Kent.

Creative yet Technical

Creative yet Technical

I have been freelance editing since 2004, previously I worked in technical support at Films @ 59, a major post production house in Bristol. My background in Avid Support means I can assist with many of the technical challenges that arise throughout the editing process.

Avid, FCP & Premiere

Avid, FCP & Premiere

I am fully proficient on all the current major editing platforms, and always keen to learn more. I have also edited around the world and am equally happy on a laptop on location, or in a full suite in a post house.

I love editing. I think I like it more than any other phase of filmmaking. If I wanted to be frivolous, I might say that everything that precedes editing is merely a way of producing film to edit” – Stanley Kubrick.

Broadcast Credits

The Last Buffalo
The Last Buffalo
November 30, 2015

The Last Buffalo

Warehouse 51 for The Smithsonian Network

Medical Mysteries
Medical Mysteries
September 30, 2015

Medical Mysteries

Tigress Productions for Channel 5

Deadly Instincts
Deadly Instincts
August 30, 2015

Deadly Instincts

Plimsoll productions for Nat Geo

Springwatch
Springwatch
June 12, 2015

Springwatch

BBC Natural History Unit for BBC2 (24 eps)

Costa Rica Wild
Costa Rica Wild
February 1, 2015

Costa Rica Wild

Warehouse 51 for Animal Planet

The Caribbean With Simon Reeve
The Caribbean with Simon Reeve
January 23, 2015

The Caribbean with Simon Reeve

BBC Current Affairs for BBC2

The One Show
The One Show
January 23, 2015

The One Show

Tigress Productions for BBC

Winterwatch
Winterwatch
January 22, 2015

Winterwatch

BBC Natural History Unit for BBC2 (4 eps)

Trollied
Trollied
December 2, 2014

Trollied

Rough Cut TV for Sky One (1 ep re-edit)

Designs On Chelsea (worldwide)
Designs on Chelsea (worldwide)
November 23, 2014

Designs on Chelsea (worldwide)

BBC Bristol for BBC Worldwide (3 eps)

Crowd Control
Crowd Control
September 1, 2014

Crowd Control

Tigress Productions for National Geographic (12 eps)

Marooned With Ed Stafford
Marooned with Ed Stafford
March 26, 2014

Marooned with Ed Stafford

Tigress Productions for Discovery (4 eps)

Africa 2013: Countdown To The Rains
Africa 2013: Countdown to the Rains
November 30, 2013

Africa 2013: Countdown to the Rains

Tigress Productions for BBC2 (3 eps)

Unnatural Selection
Unnatural Selection
October 11, 2013

Unnatural Selection

Sky Vision for Terra Mater

Secrets Of An Animal Superstar
Secrets Of An Animal Superstar
July 26, 2013

Secrets Of An Animal Superstar

Oxford Scientific Films for BBC1

Atchafalaya – River Swamp
Atchafalaya – River Swamp
May 31, 2013

Atchafalaya – River Swamp

Sky Vision for Animal Planet and National Geographic

Okefenokee – Black Water Swamp
Okefenokee – Black Water Swamp
April 8, 2013

Okefenokee – Black Water Swamp

Sky Vision for Animal Planet and National Geographic

The Wild Side Of Cats
The Wild Side of Cats
November 21, 2012

The Wild Side of Cats

Parthenon Entertainment for National Geographic

The Miracles Of Nature
The Miracles of Nature
September 3, 2012

The Miracles of Nature

Parthenon Entertainment for BBC and Terra Mater (3 eps)

The Renovation Game
The Renovation Game
June 14, 2012

The Renovation Game

Presentable for Channel 4 (12 eps)

Real Food Family Cook Off
Real Food Family Cook Off
September 12, 2011

Real Food Family Cook Off

RDF West for Channel 5 (2 eps)

Emergency Bikers
Emergency Bikers
July 4, 2011

Emergency Bikers

RDF West for Channel 5 (3 eps)

Secret Dealers
Secret Dealers
June 1, 2011

Secret Dealers

RDF West for ITV (6 eps)

Revealed
Revealed
January 23, 2011

Revealed

CNN International for CNN (12 eps)

Marketplace Middle East
Marketplace Middle East
October 1, 2010

Marketplace Middle East

CNN International for CNN (6 eps)

Living Golf
Living Golf
September 27, 2010

Living Golf

CNN International for CNN

The Screening Room: World Cup Special
The Screening Room: World Cup Special
June 25, 2010

The Screening Room: World Cup Special

CNN International for CNN

Project Princess: A Princess And The Frog Movie Special
Project Princess: A Princess and the Frog Movie Special
January 18, 2010

Project Princess: A Princess and the Frog Movie Special

Cineflix for The Disney Channel

Business Traveller
Business Traveller
November 13, 2009

Business Traveller

CNN International for CNN (8 eps)

The British In Mecca
The British in Mecca
June 23, 2009

The British in Mecca

Gazelle Media for foreign broadcast

The Art Of Integration
The Art of Integration
February 13, 2009

The Art of Integration

Gazelle Media for foreign broadcast

Big Brother Australia
Big Brother Australia
June 8, 2008

Big Brother Australia

Endemol Southern Star for Channel 10 Australia (61 eps)

A Country Practice
A Country Practice
September 27, 2007

A Country Practice

BBC London for BBC News 24

Quest
Quest
September 19, 2007

Quest

CNN International for CNN (4 eps)

Dr Who Confidential
Dr Who Confidential
August 9, 2007

Dr Who Confidential

BBC Wales for BBC3

Healing With Animals
Healing with Animals
August 3, 2007

Healing with Animals

Bullseye TV for Animal Planet (4 eps)

The Art Of Life
The Art of Life
June 27, 2007

The Art of Life

CNN International for CNN

International Correspondents
International Correspondents
June 22, 2007

International Correspondents

CNN International for CNN (2 eps)

The Listening Post
The Listening Post
January 22, 2007

The Listening Post

Moonbeam Films for Al Jazeera English ( 5 eps)

Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
November 6, 2006

Torchwood Declassified

BBC Wales for BBC3 ( 2 eps)

Lonesome George And The Battle For Galápagos
Lonesome George and the Battle for Galápagos
August 16, 2006

Lonesome George and the Battle for Galápagos

BBC Natural History Unit for BBC4

Flying With Falcons
Flying with Falcons
May 5, 2006

Flying with Falcons

Burning Gold Productions for Channel 5

Jewish Princess Odyssey
Jewish Princess Odyssey
January 6, 2006

Jewish Princess Odyssey

Emunah for Internet broadcast (9 eps)

The Indus Blind Dolphin
The Indus Blind Dolphin
November 1, 2005

The Indus Blind Dolphin

Walkabout Films for foreign broadcast

Teachers
Teachers
August 23, 2004

Teachers

Tiger Aspect for Channel 4 - Assemble (9 eps)

Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does.” Walter Murch.

GFX Video Showreel

Above is a Saul Bass inspired credits list that I created in Apple Motion. Although I specialise in offline editing, I am aware of the need to be able to help out with graphics when possible. To this end I am always improving my graphics skills and have on several occasion had my ‘temporary’ GFX broadcast to save time and money.

The shooting of the movie is the truth part and the editing of the movie is the lying part, the deceit part” – Paul Hirsch.

Short Films

I have been making short films since I was a teenager, and together with Anthony Sutcliffe (who directs them), work under the banner of Sketchlight Films. Below are a selection of shorts that were all edited by me, and on most of them I also helped out with filming and / or writing. Please click on the images to watch the films.

A Police officer has to deliver some devastating news. Starring Welsh Bafta winning actress Eiry Thomas.

Liz, a lonely housewife, shares her feelings for her little girl. Winner of the Best Cinematography Award at the 2013 One Shot Movie Competition.

A young woman, captured on CCTV on a night out, describes her readiness for whatever fate has in store. It was placed in the Best Film category at the prestigious Academy-Award qualifying Foyle film Festival.

On the anniversary of a tragic event, a young woman recounts her final hours with her lost love. The Anniversary won the Welsh Dragon Award at The Newport International Film Festival.

Viral Web Commercial made for Zen Magnets.

An athlete sets himself the ultimate challenge. Fake Web Commercial made for Nike.

A master scientist has finally finished his greatest achievement.  And now, history beckons. It was shortlisted for the Virgin Media Shorts prize.

A strange man decides his only way to salvation is to be found through a rather brutal haircut. It went on to be selected for screenings at 13 festivals all around the world and won two awards.

Working the London streets, a young man soon comes to realise that there are some things in life that can’t be found in wallets and purses.