The ParaPod Movie Prologue
Directed by Ian Boldsworth
Over Christmas 2019 the ParaPod Movie needed some extra promotion while the film prepared for its premiere on January 7th. This short scene was one that was entertaining but too long and did not fit in the context of the full movie. I had the idea of repurposing this deleted scene as a prologue to the film.
It gives an introduction to Ian, Barry and their relationship. It also gives some brief information to the equipment used by the duo on their adventure.
A rough cut was shown to Ian, further cuts were suggested and a final version was created with titles and music.
Directed by Louis Brough
The Knot was a short horror film created for ‘FIVE/24 2019 24HR Film Challenge’ in an intense day. I arrived on set to cold and wet conditions and sat in my car as footage started to arrive. From there I started to sync the audio and organise the footage ready for editing.
Due to the conditions and some of the inexperience on set, the cameras were not recording audio and due to the rain there was often no slate used. This meant trying to sync the footage and audio together was a challenge and often required manual work as the wind stopped many of the automatic tools from working.
Once in a warm location, with all footage shot, the edit started in earnest. Pav Gekko was in charge of sound and it still amazes me what he managed to achieve based on what was recorded on set. Truly superb.
Not Again Lily
Directed by Mark Corden
Not again Lily is a short film created for the ‘Sci-fi London 48 hour film challenge 2019’. The short time-scale meant that the whole process was intense. I arrived early into filming and setup on location. As crews were finishing scenes the camera crew were delivering the card to me, where I would duplicate the footage and sync with the recorded audio. As the short was being filmed I started to edit – being helped greatly by the script supervisor Merryn Rae Peachey.
A large portion of the edit was done before we left location. And within a couple of hours of arriving at the post-production base I started to refine the edit with the director.
While the film did not win any awards, it was an exciting opportunity and a great crew. I look forward to working with them again soon.
Directed by Holly Brown
The Midnighter is a short created by Holly Brown while she was a student at Confetti in Nottingham.
Holly wanted me to have a second look at the film when the original editor was keeping the film close to the 15 minute mark and was unable to give the footage a night look, something that was important to the story and title.
The film now has a stylistic night feel, some additional VFX and a complete re-edit.
Directed by Ben Keaton
A series of 3 short films were edited to introduce the students who filmed them to the editing process. It took footage that they shot with Ben Keaton and made it look like a short feature.