ben harding

Video Editor

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Editor/Producer/Videographer/Data Wrangler and Music Technology Bachelor’s degree graduate with over 4 years of professional video production experience; including working at the award winning post-production facility The Farm Group and new media and video production company LoveLive. I aim to bring immediate creative input and logistical value to all situations whilst always looking for new ways to develop my skill set. I am always interested in hearing from former colleagues, managers, or just interesting creative folk, so feel free to contact me if you’d like to connect. Currently on the look out for Edit/Producing positions based in London. SKILLS Competent and tactile Video Editor with a knowledge of Premier Pro CC, Avid Media Composer and FCPX with a particular finesse for live music, interview and advertising campaign content. As well as an understanding of grading, compositing and title design using After Effects and Photoshop. Experienced Assistant Editor/Data Wrangler/DIT having worked extensively on some of the most ambitious UK broadcasts to date; including The Tribe, 24 Hours in A&E, London Olympics, The Jump, Desi Rascals, Inside Claridges and The X Factor Series 7-10. Confident self shooter with experience operating Canon 5D mkIII, Sony FS7 & Canon C100 and capturing in particular vox pops, interviews and live events. Management experience co-ordinating small teams whilst efficiently organising workloads. As well as self producing video content and organising live shows for the Good Evening Vimeo channel. A background in sound recording and music performance had led to a sympathetic approach capturing audio and the importance of sound design.

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Video Editing
  • Assistant Producer
  • Videography
  • Music Editing
  • After Affects
  • Premier Pro CC

Work history

2015

Assistant Video Editor & Editor

LoveLive

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Working alongside a hugely talented production team creating video content consisting of sessions, interviews, live performances & other unique formats for both up and coming talent & the world's biggest artists. Starting out as a Technical Assistant, my job quickly developed into an all encompassing production role involving editing and grading interview, showreel, social media and live music video content, as well as developing new pilot formats, researching locations and creating graphics packages. During the weekly production shoots as have also been regularly called upon to camera operate and record audio. Over key responsibilities include: • Ingest of video and audio rushes from shoots through a Adobe CC and Pro Tools workflow • Maintenance & organisation of shared edit storage • Preparation of grouped & synced project files • Export, Encode/Transcode of videos for approval / delivery • Preparing graphics and bumpers in After Effects and Photoshop • Delivery of videos to the LPlayer platform and/or other destinations • Archiving of finished projects to long term storage / LTO Tape • Generation & delivery of video cuesheets and metadata • Quality Control of outgoing video deliveries • Rigging / DIT on production shoots My first two month's have also involved editing interview content for subsidiary Youtube channel Transmitter, DIT & editing a 18 camera shoot at Alexandra Palace and camera operating for [PIAS] Nites/Rockfeedback's London Events.

2015

Post-production Assistant

The Farm Group

Jul 2013 - Mar 2015
  • Media Technician for The Farm Group, an award winning Post Production House in the heart of Soho. In this role I lead the company's efforts in providing the necessary technical support to ensure that workflows are upheld, whilst overseeing a team of four other Media Technicians. This has gave me the chance to work with some of the biggest Production companies in the UK on such projects as Night Will Fall, Louis Theroux’s LA Stories & the Emmy winning series Utopia. Other roles include: • The backing up and ingesting of file based media formats in Avid Media Composer. • Grouping and syncing footage. • FTP Uploads & FORscene online content management. • Conversion of archive material into usable formats. • Managing Unity ISIS server space. • Logging rushes for X Factor/Britain's Got Talent Alongside training in tracklaying & mixing with the audio team primarily on light comedy & documentaries.

2013

The Farm Group Head Media Librarian

The Farm Group

Nov 2012 - Jul 2013
  • Coordinated 8 people across 4 buildings in dealing with the arrival, archiving and despatch of all production media. Liaised with clients to ensure crutial transmission deadlines were met. Introduced new ScheduALL software procedures in order to streamline the logging process and to minimise human error.

Education

2011

Music Technology

Rose Bruford College

Jun 2008 - Jun 2011
  • Ba (Hons) Music Technology: 2.1