Ken Macfarlane

Ken Macfarlane

Video Editor & ColouristLondon, United Kingdom
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Ken Macfarlane

Ken Macfarlane

Video Editor & ColouristLondon, United Kingdom
About me
For the last ten years I have been a Video Editor, Colourist & Technician for the Guardian News and Media website. At the core of this comprehensive role, I have been tasked with editing video shorts (3-5 minutes) and longer feature videos of 10 minutes plus, for the online arm of the newspaper.
Projects
  • The Beatles, Get Back and London: on the trail of a timeless story
    The Beatles, Get Back and London: on the trail of a timeless storyIn early 1969, John, Paul, George and Ringo worked on a project in London that would result in an amazing performance on a West End rooftop, and some of their most-loved songs. The story is captured in the new documentary series Get Back. In a film specially commissioned by Apple Corps, John Harris and John Domokos follow the Beatles' steps, get immersed in their archive, and do what the Fab Four's film-makers did – talk to the public
  • Hacking enlightenment: can ultrasound help you transcend reality?
    Hacking enlightenment: can ultrasound help you transcend reality?Can technology improve the way we meditate? At the University of Arizona, Dr Jay Sanguinetti and master meditator Shinzen Young are using ultrasound to improve our ability to achieve mindfulness – as well as enhance our cognition and wellbeing. They believe it could revolutionise the way we treat those with depression and trauma. But as investors from Silicon Valley become interested in the technology, the pair are fighting to make sure the device is used in the right way and for the right reaso
  • My weekend at man camp: trauma, wrestling and tears
    My weekend at man camp: trauma, wrestling and tearsEarlier this year, pre-pandemic, Adam Gabbatt spent a weekend with Sacred Sons, a male-only community that aims to help men explore their vulnerable side and listen to their emotions. In an era when masculinity is under scrutiny, could Adam open up too?
  • Scars
    ScarsScars are not just skin deep - emotional and psychological histories lie beneath the healed wounds. In this documentary, we meet 5 different people for whom their scars changed forever how they see the world, and how the world sees them.
  • ‘Europe’s one big scam.’
    ‘Europe’s one big scam.’A young Spanish woman refuses to leave her rural community for the EU’s false promise of prosperity abroad. Staying local is what counts.
  • Europeans: ‘Where’s the democracy in that?’
    Europeans: ‘Where’s the democracy in that?’In 2005 the French government ignored the results of a referendum on the EU, but at what cost to democracy?
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Work history
    Video Editor, Colourist & Technician
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Video Editor, Colourist and Technician at The Guardian. Working within the papers multimedia department producing short and long form content for the papers website.
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    Multimedia Technician/LecturerUniversity of West London
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Gave practical demonstrations to graduate students and staff of video editing software and cameras. Taught graduate and post-graduate students practical elements of film production and post-production. Served as Video Technician resolving technical issues with software and video equipment. Installed full editing facilities and accompanying software. Held role of Audio Technician providing technical support and practical demonstrations of audio sound studios, software and audio equipment.
Skills
  • Colour Grading
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Film Editing
  • Audio Mixing
  • Audio Editing
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Logic Pro
  • Adobe After Effects