series prod. Philip Cooper
Online editor | 26×15’
Spot Bots is an animated interactive show for Cbeebies, and one of the most challenging online projects I've ever worked on. Almost all of the vfx work was done 'in the box' - chroma keying, magic sparkles, glows and such applied using Boris and Sapphire effects in Avid - I really pushed the editing software to the limits of what it can do... take a look at the second slide below, a screenshot of one of the completed onlines - impressive eh?!
Video editing: adding punctuating to an actor’s performance, blending cinematography with music and finding pace and cohesion within a narrative to evoke a strong emotional response; it’s a very rewarding process and a big passion of mine.
My work as an editor generally falls into two camps; my main focus is pursuing a career as a long-form narrative editor, which is to work on scripted productions such as TV drama and film. I've worked in this field predominantly since going freelance, both as an offline editor and as a 1st AE, continually developing my own methodical, fast and instinctive approach to storytelling.
I'm also an experienced online editor, having been a staff onliner for many years prior, and one that I still keep my toes in. It's role that gets me involved with a broad variety of production genres, and can cover anything from colour grading to visual effects to file-encoding and delivery - essentially, I can handle the finishing stages of post.
I'm based near Cardiff, South Wales, though I'm happy whittling away long days at any edit suite across the UK. I've also got a great Avid setup at home which has seen plenty of investment recently with the shift towards remote operating.