John Byford

Videographer / Editor

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  • LocationHadleigh, Benfleet, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I am a editor/videographer. I'm 34 years old and I have recently returned from Los Angeles where I've been plying my trade for the past 6 years. Thus I am now looking for work in London (or anywhere in England really). To give you a bit of background about myself, I have written, directed, edited and shot more content than I can even remember. From corporate promo videos to full blown movie productions, I have been involved in it all and consider myself an expert in getting a project from inception to completion and pride myself on working quickly, efficiently, and to the highest level. In the past few years where I somehow became the go-to guy for low-budget shooting of shorts/scenes/sketches in Hollywood. Thus putting me firmly in the bracket of "one man band" as far as production is concerned - doing my own lighting, sound, editing, directing, music, sound design, VFX etc. I am interested in permanent work, although would consider freelance, and below are some links to my websites. My CV is also attached and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. www.glasshouse-films.com - films/sketches/online content/promotional materials etc www.proreelsLA.com - my own freelance showreel company in LA. www.yelp.co.uk/biz/proreels-los-angeles - for some reviews from clients I worked with in the past. Cheers, John.

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Camera Operation
  • Digital Video
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Editor, Director and Cinematographer

Proreels LA

Jan 2014
  • Owner of Showreel business in Los Angeles. Wrote, directed, shot and edited everything on the site. As well as editing existing footage reels, working with A-list talent, management and talent agents. www.proreelsLA.com

2014

Editor & Videographer

Speedreels

Aug 2012 - Sep 2014
  • Produced (including conception, writing, shooting, editing) hundreds of promotional videos - demo scenes, shorts, corporate promos. Clients included A-list talent, TV Networks, Studios, Top-level talent agencies, Managers and corporations in the greater Los Angeles area. Project manager on move from standard definition to high-definition workflow, including data management, website infrastructure and media storage.

Education

2005

Film Television Production

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

Sep 2004 - Jan 2005
  • Diploma of Arts in Film Making

2003

Business Administration

University of Portsmouth

Aug 2000 - May 2003
  • 2:1 achieved in Business Administration

Awards

2012

Best Short Film

  • Hollywood Film Awards 2012 https://vimeo.com/42653795