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12 years at the BBC, 9 years at Television Centre, 36 years as a Broadcast Editor, 5 years as a staff editor in Central London facilities houses, freelance since 1993. Comprehensive experience of Pop Promos, Sport, Trailers, Children’s TV, Music TV, Comedy and Light Entertainment.
|Children’s||BBC Editor||Editor, offline & online|
|Children’s||BBC Editor||Editor, offline & online
Sketch show about the history of inventions for BBC Children’s TV
|Jools Holland’s Happening (Series)||Music, stand-up comedy and variety show
|The Edit Works||Editor, offline & online
The precursor to “Later” and the funnest show ever.
|Children’s||TSI Video||Editor, online|
|Premier League Football
|Sport||TSI Video||Editor, online.
Every Saturday for two seasons edited a 52′ highlights programme of Premiership action for Chrysalis for foreign distribution with two feature games and a round-up of all the goals from all the other games from the week.
This show was the Premier League’s flagship offering to foreign broadcasters, and was the first step in the journey that eventually led to the entire industry of foreign engagement with the fantastic product that is The Premier League.
|European Tour Weekly||Sport||European Tour Productions||Editor, online & grade
Over 900 weekly magazine shows so far. I love making sport television in general and golf is my fave with snooker a close second. Sport makes compelling drama and reflects and generates all the great story types.
You often hear sports commentators say “You couldn’t write this!”, but they’re wrong. You could write it – but no-one would believe it. You don’t have to worry about creating that suspension of disbelief crucial to fiction to tell sports stories.
|Comedy panel show.||The Edit Works||Editor, offline & online|
|Children’s||TSI Video||Editor, online|
|The Cork Jazz Festival
|Music||The Edit Works||Editor, offline & online|
|The Last Laugh
|Stand-up Comedy||The Edit Works||Editor, online|
|Red Dwarf||Sit-com in space.||The Edit Works||Editor, offline & online|
|Tina Turner||Music documentary||The Edit Works||Editor, online
|Paul McCartney documentary||Music Documentary||BBC Editor||Editor, offline & online|
|Victoria Wood – Sold Out||Comedy||The Edit Works||Editor, online|
|Music||The Edit Works||Editor, online|
|La Triviata||Light Entertainment||The Edit Works||Editor, online
A network preview show presented by Nick Hancock.
|Children’s||C4||Editor, offline & online
A puppet chat show, the host puppet being a computer generated motion capture, but the sets and the guest puppets were real. Much fun matching the host to the set in every shot. Also finished the sound mix purely in the on-line edit.
|Play for Today||Drama||BBC Editor||Editor, offline & online|
|Equinox||Science & Nature||TSI Video||Editor, online|
|Xmas Golf Year Review
(’85 & ’86)
|Sport||BBC Editor||Editor, offline & online|
|Sport||BBC Editor||Editor, online|
|PGA Tour Golf
|Sport||TSI Video||Editor, online|
|Big in Japan||Music||BBC Editor||Editor, offline & online|
|50 Years of BBC Natural History||Science & Nature||BBC Editor||Editor, Online, from a cut-on-film offline!|
|Bruce Springsteen documentary||Documentary||BBC Editor||Editor, offline and online|
|Horizon||Science & Nature||BBC Editor||Editor, online|
|QED||Science documentary||BBC Editor||Editor, offline & online – Four separate editions of this excellent science doco strand.|
|The Video Juke Box||Music||BBC Editor||Editor, online|
|Hard News||News||TSI Video||Editor, online|
|Right to Reply||Magazine||TSI Video||Editor, online|
I edit exclusively on Avid.
It would be nice to learn Premiere but… I’m busy. With Avid projects.
All the above credits are there because they’re shows I felt I made some kind of difference to, but in my time I’ve done worker bee work on a load of other famous stuff like Top of The Pops, Blackadder, The Young Ones, Doctor Who, Match of the Day, Sportsnight, Grandstand, and, one of my faves, The Hot Shoe Show with Wayne Sleep and Bonnie Langford, which I was the assistant editor for, and which won a BAFTA award for editing. I’ve also done a lot of pop promo work, mostly in the 90’s when they were all the rage and had serious budgets, but there’s really no accreditation process for pop promos.
Roster of companies worked for includes;
EUROPEAN TOUR PRODUCTIONS
THE EDIT WORKS
NATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL (Teaching)
SMALL BACK ROOM PRODUCTIONS
Working with Corporate Clients
As well as work for many broadcast clients, I’ve completed hundreds of projects that needed to satisfy corporate sensibilities for a multitude of blue chip companies, from Rolex via Mercedes and BMW to Disney. It’s futile to list them all because their concerns, values and ambitions are almost always the same, (even though they all claim they’re specific to their brand!) as is the craft needed to address them. They’re just people who have a story they want told well. I find it interesting that the higher up the food chain you are in the corporate world, the more it looks and feels like broadcast work, with a “let’s do the best we can and not insult anyone’s intelligence” vibe to it.