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A professional post production manager and editor, I have over fifteen years experience in the television industry in New Zealand, including Operations Manager at Video Television Resources Limited, where I was able to grow the business and develop new and long term relationships. I have also continued to follow my passion for filmmaking in my hobbies and am currently editing a family history documentary for my family. I have come to the United Kingdom to continue to grow my career and take on new challenges. Key Skills • Strong communication skills from dealing with clients and staff daily • Good time management from dealing with bookings and clients’ deadlines • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Job Designer • Strong IT skills, including media management, file delivery, software upgrades and RAID drive issues • Highly proficient editing skills in Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro • Good understanding of DaVinci Resolve, LTO 5 & Retrospect 11
In the three years at VTR, I grew the business from a loss making company to one that posted a healthy profit, cultivating both current and new clients. I managed all aspects of the post production process, from ingest to delivery, including international deliveries to Discovery Channel and BSkyB. I implemented a long term upgrade strategy, installing 4K/UHD suites in 2015 and redesigning our premiere grading suite. I also edited and designed graphics for current affairs programme Native Affairs, documentaries, such as St. James: The Show Goes On and corporate videos for ANZ (NZ Ltd) and Vero (Suncorp NZ Ltd).
Part time, I wrote, directed and edited successful promotional campaigns for Choice TV, including their flagship programmes Cook the Books and Get Growing, as well as the successful 2014 Autumn sales campaign.
Missing Pieces (2009 & 2011, Reality format, Eyeworks NZ, Lead Editor) I was extremely proud when Ngahuia won a Qantas Media Award in 2009, which I had solely edited, and in 2012 it was voted TV Guide Best On The Box People's Choice Awards. It still continues in NZ as the high rating Lost and Found. New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker (2009-2012, Eyeworks NZ, Story Producer, Post Director, Lead Editor) This series ran for four seasons and was successfully sold overseas. Café Secrets (2011-2012, cooking and travel, KM Media, Editor) This captured the offpeak 5 to 6pm market, and I wrote scripts and edited this successful sponsored programme. IronMaori: The Movement of the People (2011, documentary, Sports Giantz, Editor) This successful documentary raised awareness of IronMaori and highlighted the strong community surrounding endurance sports. The Apprentice NZ (2010, Ep 07-12, Great Southern Television, Editor) The final episode, of which I was one of the editors, was one of the highest ratings ever in NZ. Missing Pieces Australia (2009, Eyeworks Australia, Lead Editor) We redeveloped the format for the Australian market and it successfully played on the Channel 9 network. You Saved My Life Australia (2009, Eyeworks Australia) As the lead editor, I helped develop the format for this heart warming show about Australian heroes.
Over ten months I was taught the basics of pre-production and production, as well as majoring in post production and editing. In our post production department 11 of 14 editors were employed before the end of the course, and a majority still remain in the New Zealand industry.
While based predominantly on film theory, the Television Production courses provided practical production skills, and I was also involved in the Waikato Student Association's television channel.
I was extremely proud when "Missing Pieces: Ngahuia" won Best Constructed Reality Programme in 2009, which I had solely edited, and in 2012 it was voted TV Guide Best On The Box People's Choice Awards. It still continues in NZ as the high rating Lost and Found.