Martin Kelly

Video Editor

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About me

I am a freelance video editor based in London with experience working in documentary, promo and trailers as well as short film formats. I edit using FCPX and also have access to After Effects and ProTools if motion graphics and audio are required. - I'm experienced in working on documentaries, promos, trailers, and short films. - I have a proven track record in working with specific, complex briefs. - I'm well practiced in developing strong relationships with filmmakers, as well as working with Talent. - I'm very comfortable working remotely or within a post facility. - I have experience editing with FCP and Adobe Premiere Pro. - I have experience editing audio and mixing using ProTools. - I have experience working with Adobe After Effects. - I'm adept at sourcing archive material for commercial use, including royalty free material. - I have a full clean driving licence.


  • Film
  • TV
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Digital Video
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Protools
  • After Affects
  • Promo Film

Work history


Freelance Video Editor


Aug 2014
  • • Stitching Pictures, London: - Currently Video Editor for a series of documentaries on Sierra Leone for the charity Home Leone. • Laura Martínez Boj, Barcelona: - Video Editor, VFX and Camera Operator for a series of 3 music videos for the classical soprano and her guitarist Laura Martínez Boj. • MGS Films Ltd, London: - Video and Audio Editor, including motion graphics, for crowdfunding film for director Yanush Ahmed’s Hollywood/Bollywood remakes of the 2005 film ‘Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont’. • Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos 2015, Barcelona: - Video Editor for festival promo. - Video Editor and audio for Ojo al Sancocho Round Table Intro sting. - Camera Operator for the round table discussion‘División de Poderes’. • Vestra Pictures, London: - Video and Audio Editor, including motion graphics, for ‘Games’ segment in director/producer Tony Newton’s upcoming, feature length film ‘Virus of the Dead 2: Uploaded’. • Vestra Pictures, London: - Video and Audio Editor for opening credits sequence in director/producer Tony Newton’s upcoming, feature length film ‘Virus of the Dead’. • Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos 2014, Paris: - Video and Audio Editor for the workshop trailer for short film director Hatim Jarir’s new project “I’m From Here” (“Je suis d’ici”).


Tecnico de Sonido


Nov 2014 - Nov 2015
  • Dub recording for a variety of programming including documentary and children’s using Pro Tools. Audio editing dub records using Pro Tools - trimming audio, track laying. Creating digital media files using FCPX, Premiere, After Effects and Digital Rapids. Producing translated scripts - formatting, proof-reading to check for spelling and grammar as well as language nuance; Liaising with clients and actors to book and schedule jobs. Project managed large children’s animation client - first port of call for all enquiries, organising work flow, quote estimations, uploading/downloading material from FTPs, checking files and tapes.


Edit Assistant

The Farm Group

Jun 2011 - Apr 2013
  • Loading pictures into Nucoda Film Master for grading. Loading pictures into Avid DS for online edits and picture correction. Loading pictures into Avid for online and offline edits. Setting up HDCAM SR, HDCAM, Digibeta and Beta SP decks for play-in and play back from audio, DS, online and offline suites. Doing copyruns - cloning and dubbing tapes. Transcoding various video and audio file types. Uploading files to FTPs for clients to download.


Tape Librarian

The Farm Group

Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
  • Logging, locating and pulling tapes, DVDs, Drives and other media storage equipment using ScheduALL and CETA. Liasing with clients and producers to arrange the delivery and despatching of tapes, drives etc. Carrying out stock takes.


Feb 2010 - Nov 2010
  • General runner duties.



Wise Buddah

Apr 2009 - Aug 2009
  • Worked on The Huey Show for 6Music and Johnny Walker’s Sounds of the Seventies for Radio 2. Runner for the filming of the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading Festival 2009. Worked extensively on Bauer Media’s ‘This is Who I Am’ with Orange on Heat Radio, Q Radio, Kerrang! Radio, and Kiss - research, managing Kerrang! Website, writing interview questions, creating a promotional trailer for Orange. Created a pitch for KISS - research, created an audio trailer, and interviewed guests.



Kemet FM

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009
  • Created and edited adverts, jingles and promos played on the station



Somethin’ Else

Jul 2008 - Sep 2008
  • Worked extensively on Big Brother’s Big Ears for Channel 4 Radio - managing website, creating sound packages and research. Created sound packages and writing scripts for Brit 40 UK. Worked on the BBC’s ‘In New DJ’s We Trust’, The Radio 1 Rock Show, and the Gilles Peterson Show for BBC Radio 1. Working on 1968: Day-By-Day for BBC Radio 4. Worked on The Selector - creating rough edits of the show and research. KISS Experience: Created sound packages for KISS Fresh 40.




The University Of Leeds

Aug 2005 - Jun 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts