Michael Ho

Michael Ho

Film EditorLondon, United Kingdom
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Michael Ho

Michael Ho

Film EditorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I have always had a passion for film and storytelling. As a child I stayed up past my bedtime consuming books and movies voraciously, and even then I loved to watch documentaries about arts, science, or best of all – animals. Taking a BA degree in Media I experienced my first exposure to editing, on a linear VHS suite. I hadn’t paid too much thought to the construction of the films I enjoyed. Now I found a magical world behind the curtain where sound, picture, and most importantly story were woven together. After gaining a 1st Class degree I used the technical skills I had learned working as a web designer, online video specialist and freelance VJ. But I still hankered for the opportunity to explore and gain experience in a more narrative form of filmmaking. In 2004 I was selected as one of six students to study film editing at The National Film and Television School. I graduated in 2006 after training with some of the most talented students and professionals in the industry. My NFTS films have won awards and been screened at international film festivals. Since graduating I have cut short films, music videos, both short and long-form documentary for television, as well as working as an assistant editor in TV drama and feature films. I am organised, efficient and work well under pressure and I combine these traits with a thorough technical knowledge of film, broadcast and internet technologies to take a project through to delivery.
Projects
  • Neck and Neck
    Neck and NeckIn the marital bed the surreal sensuality enveloping Othello and Desdemona is disturbed by a dangling telephone with detrimental consequences for Desdemona. Funded by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network and King’s College London in association with Film Club Productions http://www.mewlab.com/#neck-and-neck
  • Islam's Non-Believers
    Islam's Non-BelieversThis new documentary by Fuuse Films investigates the lives of ex-Muslims, who face extreme discrimination, ostracism, psychological abuse and violence as a result of leaving Islam. http://deeyah.com/blog/islams-non-believers/
  • Dragonfly
    DragonflyI edited this "New Music Short" made for the BBC Electric Proms, directed by Gemma Burditt. One magical night in North West London, a man leaves his house to discover an old rowing boat parked in his street. He decides to get in and see what happens if he starts to row. To his delight, the boat sails up the road and he embarks on a surreal adventure to Hampstead Heath. He is not the only one out and about, other rowers join him at various junctions to form a fleet. They soon join the ducks and
  • From HK to MK
    From HK to MKA short documentary I directed for BBC4/BFI. What does it mean to be British? Gabriel, a dentist originally from Hong Kong, has lived in Milton Keynes for nearly 50 years. His mixed race son Michael couldn't wait to leave. Now a film-maker, he returns to the city to discover how his father feels about the place he has made home. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096s8g2 https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-from-hk-to-mk-2017-online
  • SKII - Big Dream
    SKII - Big DreamSK-II invited women to an unusual counseling session about dreams. The surprise? The counselors were actually kids. Watch how they help women rediscover what it feels like to dream again. What about you?
  • Vogue: Karen Elson's Life-Changing Journey
    Vogue: Karen Elson's Life-Changing JourneyA short film commissioned by Save the Children for Vogue magazine featuring STC ambassador and super-model Karen Elson. Karen travelled to Sierra Leone to find out why it is the worst place in the world to be born or give birth.
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Projects credited in
  • Roadkill
    RoadkillShort Stopmotion Animated Thriller One alpha male deer goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident. Short stop-motion animated film.
Work history
    Associate Lecturer
    Freelance
    I am an associate Lecturer, and Editing Tutor at UCL, the National Film & Television School, London College of Communications and Central St Martins
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Skills
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • TV
  • Photoshop
  • Teaching
Education
    Film Editing
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    Film Editing
    Media Studies
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    Media Studies