Sam Hopkins

Senior Editor

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  • LocationSouthend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom

About me

 

- An Editor with 8 years experience - Strong knowledge of several editing packages including Premiere Pro CC & Final Cut Pro - Proficient in After Effects & photoshop - Excellent creative qualities & a strong attention to detail I'm currently a Senior Broadcast Editor for Hogarth Worldwide and have been with the company for almost four years, working on a plethora of projects, ranging from TV commercials & music videos to mood films & Awards Films. In that duration, i have also spent time working with our joint creative ventures at Grey, Y&R and JWT, collaborating on various projects.  I have been in the broadcast industry for 11 years and still maintain the same drive and hard working attitude that brought me into the industry. And, in that time, I have amassed a strong blend of technical & creative ability which I believe is a must for any Editor. I've spent time in the Television News arm of the Associated Press as a technical operator and also in Post Production with Oscar winning VFX company, The Mill. It is there where I honed & refined my professional skills, working as a VT Operator/Encoder and then as Media Transfer Supervisor & Editor. I've also spent a number of years working as an Editor & Cameraman in a freelance capacity, making an array of music videos & corporate films and, travelling over many continents to edit & film events.  In the future, I would like to see myself moving into long form and film based work. However, more than anything, the opportunity to work on creative projects, whether short form or long form, is always something I love to do & be involved in.   I am available to work on a freelance basis at evenings & weekends in London & Essex. I can also work remotely from my home office with Adobe CC & MacBook Pro. If you would like to contact me then please feel free to message me on here or email at: samhopkinseditor@gmail.com

Skills

 

  • Film
  • TV
  • Digital Content
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Design
  • Film Production
  • Motion Design
  • Corporate Video
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop Illustrator Aftereffects
  • Premier Pro Final Cut Pro

Work history

Currently

Senior Editor

Hogarth Worldwide

Aug 2014
  • As a Senior TV editor, my role within the Hogarth Broadcast Department is to: - Provide high quality edits on TV commercials, music videos, mood edits & online campaigns. - Create Visual effects work - Colour Grade our creative edits - Head up large versioning and creative projects which require organisation, strategic workflow planning and, delegating to other producers, editors & VFX operators. - Work closely with creative teams, producers and account handlers - providing creative and technical insight. - Going over to our Joint Venture Agencies (Grey, Y&R & JWT) to work on edits & pitches with them. - Training up new members in our department. - Public speaking at Company Inductions

2014

Editor

Hogarth Worldwide

Feb 2012 - Aug 2014
  • Hogarth is a global versioning and creative post production facility. As a broadcast editor, I work on a variety of TV commercials, music videos, mood edits & online campaigns. ?- Offline and online editing and motion graphic design using FCP, Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop & Illustrator. - Ensuring all work complies with broadcast specifications and is done to meet the clients deadline. - Communicating closely on every job with producers and account handlers. - Media management. - Encoding/Transcoding - Working at our joint venture companies: JWT, Y&R and Grey - Keeping up to date with the latest broadcast technology, music & advertising campaigns

2013

Editor & Cameraman

Gassproductions

Jan 2007 - Jan 2013
  • Gass Productions are a multi faceted video production company that I had the pleasure of freelancing with for 6 years. I worked as an Editor, Cameraman & Production Assistant on a number of music videos & at numerous International corporate events with them.

2012

Media Transfer Supervisor

The Mill

Jun 2009 - Feb 2012
  • The Mill is a post-production and visual effects company. As a media transfer supervisor at The Mill, my daily duties include: - Day to day management of the media transfer department - Providing help, support, training & advice to our team of 12 operators - Developing new workflows & ensuring existing ones are running smoothly - Being the specific point of contact for Video On Demand & our Digital/Tapeless Department - Xsan & Final Cut server Management - Liaising with producers & clients to speak about potential jobs or improve existing ones - Performing online edits & creating the monthly Mill showcase reel.

2009

VT & Encoding Operator

The Mill

Jun 2008 - Jun 2009
  • Encoding & transcoding on a bespoke basis (avi, mp4, mpeg, flv, wmv, mov, swf) - Video on demand services (iptv, file creation) - Creating dubs (HDSR, DIGIBETA, BETA SP, DV CAM, MINI DV) - Standards conversion (NTSC, PAL, HD) arcing (16x9FHA, 14x9LB, 4x3 CCO, 16x9LB) - Editing (final cut pro) - DVD & blu ray authoring - Broadcast QC

2008

Multi Skilled Technical Operator

Associated Press Television News

Nov 2006 - Jun 2008
  • Associated Press Television News is a global video news agency operated by the Associated Press. Being a multi skilled technical operator involved: - Playing out news bulletins and client feeds in transmission - Ingesting news on various satellite feeds into our video servers - Archiving news material & creating a variety of dubs for clients

Education

2006

Screen Production

The University of Winchester

Aug 2003 - Jun 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts - 2:1 Screen Production was a practical, hands on degree, which provided?teachings in filmmaking, documentary filmmaking, editing (Avid and? Premiere), camerawork (Sony PD 150 & PD 170), directing and sound. It ?also explored the realities and realms of today’s screen industry.

2002

Film Studies English Language English Literature

South Essex College of Further and Higher Education

Aug 2000 - Jun 2002
  • 3 x A Levels Film Studies (A) English Literature (C) English Language (D)

2000

Gcse’s

Meadowhead School

Aug 2015 - Jun 2000
  • 10 GCSE's - A to C