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Any questions give me a call John 07739105010
Scots at War
I have over 19 years of editing experience, on various Avids. Weapon of choice is Media Composer.
Lately I cut : Disaster Chef (Series Editor), Many faces of Michael Caine, The Real Hustle(Series Editor), Football Years, Waybuloo(Series Editor), Scots that Rock, Make Me Happier(Series Editor), Scots at War, Cowboy Trap Series 1(Series Editor), Vet School, Artworks - Staring Hallam Foe, Stakeout Series 1 & 2 (Series Editor).
The Many faces of Michael Caine - (Network BBC2) The 'many faces' brand is now well established and it was really good fun making my way through hours of Michael Caine films. "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" Enough said.
Scotland's Greatest Team
The Football Years (Series 2) 3eps @ 60min - I was lucky enough to have worked on 'The Greatest Team' with Producer/Director Rod Tamime. So he promoted me for The Football Years II. We tackled 3 challenging periods of Scottish football: 1982 - Dundee United won the League in the last game of the season, 1986 - Hearts lost the League to Celtic in the last 10 minutes of the season and 1992 Rangers influence in the formation of the Champions League and domestic dominance. Great fun working with the range of archive and football drama.
The Greatest Team 5eps @ 60min - Football is considered The National Game, although you may not realise it considering the quality of today's Scottish Players. This series looked back at happier Scottish football moments and offered viewers the chance to build their dream team on-line. Great fun cutting the archive from Jimmy Johnstone to David Cooper. Classic!
Vet School 5eps @ 60min - Fantastic series....Originally 4 parts, it had enough content to extend to a 5th episode and every frame was worth it. Following cases at the Dick Vet School in Edinburgh from reception through the recovery, each story told itÂs self. Observational docs are not easy especially when the subject is blood and guts, but this was great fun and IÂm very proud to have been a small part of it.
Jack is the 'Disaster Chef'
I am as comfortable cutting childrens programs (Officaially Amazing, Disaster Chefs) as I am working on documentries (Many Faces Robbie Cultrane, In Search of Robert Burns)
BAFTA Nominated 2011 - Waybuloo - (Series 3) What a fantastic privilege it was to work on this enormous production out in Renfrew. If the set didn't chill you out with all the Zen like symbols and wind chimes then the animation would have. Top shelf production from the concept to storyboards, from first slate to the last frame Waybuloo was an example of how money can make working in this industry an absolute joy. Series producer Simon Spencer and Director Dirk Campbell (BAFTA winner for In the night Garden) kept me company from time to time as I edited the animatics for Canadian CG artists Gallus. Simply the best!
You Say Party We Say Die
If you would like to chat about a project that is coming up or make a booking, please call John on 07739 105010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org