Production Skills

With more than 20 years experience, I've edited dozens of programmes, short and long, with a wide range of topics and genres, from serious and complex science to light and lively lifestyle.  

 

I'm very experienced with  AVID, Resolve, After FX and Photoshop and I have a good working knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Premiere.

 

I also own my own Avid and Resolve suite. 

My Credits Include

Secret Life of The Zoo

What takes place in the lives of Chester Zoo’s inhabitants when no one’s watching?

2017

2 x 50 mins

BLAST FILMS for Channel 4

Execs Edmund Coulthard,

Tanya Winston &
Alistair Pegg

 


HORIZON: Goodbye Cassini - Hello Saturn

A billion miles from home, running low on fuel, and almost out of time. After 13 years traversing the Saturn system, the spacecraft Cassini is plunging to a fiery death, becoming part of the very planet it has been exploring.

2017

60 mins

BBC TWO

Series Editor Steve Crabtree

DirectorToby MacDonald


Secret China

Discovering and exploring some of the more remote places and people of China.  

2016/2017

2 x 50 mins

Meridian Line Films for TVF

Exec Liz Mcleod

Director Naomi Zola


Unplugged Nation

 Off-grid property series 'Unplugged Nation' joins expert

Jay Gruen as he shows families around three amazing properties in stunning locations across the USA and guides them as they get the chance to try out the unplugged lifestyle in one of them.

2016

50 mins

For FYI in the USA

Blast Films

Exec Andrea Florence

Series Producer Emma Jones

 


China: Between Clouds and Dreams

For the last four years I've been working mainly in China with Producer/Director Phil Agland on a 5 part series about its people and its environment.

 

I supervised all technical aspects of the shoot, recorded sound, edited with Phil and did all the final picture post-production and grade in 4K. 

2013 to 2016

5 x 50 mins

CCTV China and Channel 4

River Films

Director/Producer Phil Agland


Weather That Changed The World

Pennsylvania’s Killer Smog tells the story of a freak weather event that caused the worst air pollution disaster in US history. 

2013

30 mins

For The Weather Channel

Pioneer Productions 

Series Producer Martin Mortimore


World's Strangest

I edited  two full episodes and polished other elements of this 6 part series about weird places, things and events.  

2012

2 x 50 mins

For Discovery (UK, Canada and US)

Boundless Productions

Series Producer Glenn Bardon Exec Fiona Caldwell


Storm City 3D

Storm City 3D is a major landmark series for Sky3D,

presented by Ben Fogle.

Using ‘large scale’ demos and personal survival stories, the film reveals the power and unpredictability of natural disasters that can wreak havoc across the Earth. 

2012

50 mins

For Sky3D

Pioneer Productions

Director Matt Wortman

Series Producer Martin Mortimore


Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey - Episode 1

Presented by Kate Humble and

Dr Helen Czerski, this series follows the Earth's voyage around the sun for one complete orbit. In this episode; how the Earth’s spin controls and shapes our world.

 

Right now the earth's hurtling around the sun at 64,000 miles an hour. In the next year it'll travel 584 million miles, to end up back where it started.

2012

60 mins

For the BBC

Producer/Director Dick Taylor

Series Producer Stephen Marsh

Exec Jonathan Renouf


Baka - A Cry From The Rainforest

BAFTA nominated

 

25 years ago Phil Agland spent 2 years living with and filming the Baka Pygmies of Cameroon.

 

The BBC commissioned him to return and continue their story.

2011

90 mins

For the BBC 2

River Films

Director/Producer Phil Agland


The Secret Life of Ice

Dr Gabrielle Walker explores Ice, one of the strangest, most beguiling and mesmerising substances in the world.

2011

60 mins

For BBC 4

Director Helen Shariatmadari

Exec Helen Thomas


Witness: Disaster

A film made from 'user generated material' about people who are eyewitnesses to natural disasters, using their first-hand experience and material often shot by them to tell the story. 

2010

50 mins

For National Geographic Channel 

Pioneer Productions

Director Sam Taplin

Exec Martin Mortimore


The Man in Seat 61

A short film I directed.

 

Made over two days, this short was a 'taster' to try get a series of train travel films commissioned.

 

Presented by train enthusiast and actor Kenneth Cranham

2010

17 mins

For Guerilla Films

Prod. David Nicholas Wilkinson

Director Jon Walker


Birth of Britain - Volcanoes

Tony Robinson investigates how Britain was formed and how the earth deep beneath our feet has shaped the country we live in today.

 

In this episode he explores volcanoes, from Scotland to Snowdonia.

2010

50 mins

For Channel 4

Pioneer Productions

Director William Hicklin

Ian Hunt and Rachel Scarrott


Earth: Making of a Planet

 The history of our planet is epic: from its birth out of cosmic rubble to the unique complexity of land, sea, atmosphere and life we know now.

 

This CGI film re-creates the story of earth and follows the development of life, from slimy mats of algae to the dinosaurs, and the ancestors of mammals and humans. 

2010

96 mins

For National Geographic Channel

Pioneer Productions

Director Yavar Abbas


Gordon Ramsey's F-Word

 I edited VT's for the series. 

Optomen for Channel 4


Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means - Episode 1

Charley Boorman continues the challenge to travels across the world using whatever transportation is available

'By any Means'.

 

I also created the 60 maps for the series. 

2009

1 x 60 mins (series of 6)

For BBC 2

Big Earth Productions

Director Claudio Von Planta

Producers Lucy Trujillo

and Liz Mercer


The Big Question - Speed

How fast is fast... what is speed all about?  

 

In this film, presented by Ze Frank he explores the nature and effects of speed in various situations from the human body to jet fighters.  

2009

50 mins

For Discovery Channel

Pioneer Productions

Directed Ben Lawrie


How The Earth Was Made - Tsunamis

Exploring the hidden clues and evidence for huge global Tsunamis.

 

While earthquakes are the best known cause of tsunamis, landslides can cause 1000 foot high waves.

2009

50 mins

For History Channel

Pioneer Productions

Director Kathryn Johnson


London to Sydney By Any Means - Episodes 3 & 6

Charley Boorman sets off with the challenge to travels across the world using whatever transportation is available 'By any Means'.

2009

2 x 60 mins

For BBC 2

Big Earth Productions

Directed by Russ Malkin

Claudio Von Planta

Produced by Lucy Trujillo,

Russ Malkin & Liz Mercer


Belly of the Beast  - Tanks

Finding out what makes the Abrams M1 tank tick; meeting the people who build them, the soldiers who depend on them, and discover the armour, mobility, and firepower that make this 70 ton beast the most dangerous vehicle on the battlefield.

2009

50 mins

For Discover

Pioneer Productions

Director Ian Hunt, Series Producer Martin Mortimore


Ecopolis 'Powering the Future'

Part of a series looking at the enormous challenges and technology to create and power 'green' cities by 2050.

2009

50 mins

For Discovery Channel

Darlow Smithson

Series Producer Jobim Sampson.


Naked Science 'Mars -Waterworld'

The broadcast of this documentary coincided with the landing of NASA's Phoenix probe on Mars and covered its purpose of searching for water and life on that planet. 

2009

50 mins

For National Geographic Channel

Pioneer Productions

Directed by Paul Nelson

Series Producer Stephen Marsh


Naked Science 'Rocky Mountains'

A film about the formation of North American’s Rocky Mountains. 

2008

50 mins

For National Geographic Channel

Pioneer Productions

Directed by Kate Dart

Series Producer Stephen Marsh


Amazon Adventures

Documentary/drama about the explorers and the exploration of the Amazon Jungle.

2006

100 mins

For the History Channel

Pioneer Productions

Directed by Susannah Ward


Krakatoa

Documentary/drama about the 1883 eruption of the volcano Krakatoa. 

2005

100 mins

For Channel 4 and PBS

Pioneer Productions

Directed by Jeremy Hall

and Stuart Everett


BBC Young Musician 2004 - What does it take?

‘Behind the scenes’ of the BBC Young Musician competition. Following the main contenders at home and during the competition. 

2004

90 mins

For the BBC.

Director Toby Macdonald


Secrets of the Iraq War

Uncovering the truth about the build up and early stages of the second Iraq War. 

50 mins

For ITV

Films of Record

Directed by Ed Harriman 


SARS: Global Killer

Fast turnaround documentary about the outbreak of this terrifying virus.

50 mins

For Discovery Asia

ITN Factual

Producer Howard Anderson Director by Martin Ives