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Hello, I'm Neil. I'm an award winning Post Production Editor with over 20 years Broadcast Television experience. A graduate of the BBC's 'Post Production Operational Trainee' scheme I have worked across a number of programme genres including Natural History, Documentaries, Features, Factual and Entertainment. I'm 'Lead Editor' on 2 major returning Television series. In 2007 I was named as one of Broadcast Magazines annual 'Hotshots'. I'm a creative, confident and optimistic person who has fantastic interpersonal skills. I can work extremely quickly under intense pressure and consistently deliver high quality content. I'm fascinated by the 'Art' of storytelling and believe I can provide essential objectivity and contribute strongly with editorial. From a young age I became interested in films, theatre, art and literature and after leaving school studied English Literature at University in Birmingham. Whilst taking semesters on Shakespeare, Joyce, Beckett and many more great playwrights and writers I developed a fascination with 'story telling' and began to develop my own ideas and drama scripts. In the summer before my final year at University I undertook an 'Introduction to Professional Video Production' course at The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton. Part of the six-week course on cameras, lights, sound, editing and directing was to produce a documentary short film. After successfully directing and editing the documentary I decided to write, direct and edit my own short drama 'Universal Cut'. It was during the post production of 'Universal Cut' that I realised I could sit in front of a computer for hours on end without eating or sleeping and thoroughly enjoy myself! So I determined on leaving University to try and break into TV Post Production. I began my career at Catalyst Television in Birmingham in 2001 working as a Technical Assistant on Gardeners' World and in 2003 joined the BBC on a 'Post Production Operational Trainee' scheme. I had two years 'on the job' training as an Assistant Editor as well as multiple work placements with News and Production and six weeks training at the BBC's college at Wood Norton. I became a fully-fledged Staff Editor in 2005 and worked for seven years across a number of programme genres including Documentaries, Features, Factual and Entertainment. In 2012 I moved to Bristol and now work as a freelance editor on programmes such as Natural World, Big Blue UK, Countryfile, Gardeners' World, Coast and The RHS Flower Shows
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