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Stuart Heaney

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsVideographer - Editor - Assistant Editor


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About me

Retraining as an editor and videographer (from media archivist), advanced in Premiere Pro (switched from Final Cut Pro in 2015), completed first stage of Avid Media Composer training. I am mainly familiar with Canon cameras (5D Mk iii, C300). I also grade in DaVinci Resolve 14.2 I am proactive, enthusiastic, adaptable, dependable and organised with excellent communication skills and meticulous attention to detail.

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  • Edit
  • Freelance Videographer
  • Canon Dslr
  • Video Postproduction
  • 16mm Film
  • Canon C300
  • Archive Research
  • Film Archivist
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Davinci Resolve

Work history


Video editor

Self Employed

Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I am currently developing my career as an editor (Adobe Creative Cloud: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition; Avid Media Composer) in parallel to developing and making (including editing) my own archive-based arts documentary project. See my website to see my work and my CV for credits. Please PM me for access to my showreel.



Light Show

Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Since leaving the BFI I have been co-directing (with Chris de Selincourt, London College of Communication), shooting & editing a passion project: an arts/history documentary interviewing artists including Gustav Metzger & the Boyle Family. Currently in development/funding stages and a teaser is in production.


Video maker & website editor


Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • The Jonas Mekas Diary Film Project Filmed and edited video production for BFI Education project in partnership with Serpentine Gallery, University of the Arts London and filmmakers lab. Shot in 16mm film & HD video, the production documented a workshop in diary filmmaking. Screenings include Serpentine Gallery (looped installation), BFI and Chelsea College of Arts. In support of the programme I also created and built


Film programmer


Sep 2011 - Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I programmed various international film events in my spare time whilst at BFI. These include: April 2015 - Contemporary Arts Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania Curator: cinema in cibernetik space, (funded by the ministry of Culture, Lithuania) November 2014 - BFI Southbank Co-curator (with William Fowler): Jet Propelled Cinema (part of BFI's blockbuster Sci-Fi season) September 2012 - Hackney Film Festival Co-programmer and coordinator, co-director of festival trailer September 2011 - Bethnal Green Working Men's Club Curator/event co-organiser (with Mat Harvey): Solar Flares Burn for You


Rights Officer


Nov 2007 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Research and clearance of BFI National Archive moving image content for cultural access via onsite digital viewing terminals & VoD streaming. Flagship projects included Mediatheque, BFI Player, Unlocking Film Heritage (known as Britain on Film in its public-facing iteration). Managed high volumes of content with database and spreadsheet systems. Over this period I developed a very large portfolio of contacts across the film and television industry, including directors/filmmakers, producers, agents, distributors, archives and libraries. Facilitated access to broadcast master elements for transfers and encoding/transcoding and wrote copy for Mediatheque and Screenonline video pages.


Archive Researcher

Darlow Smithson Productions

Sep 2006 - Nov 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Sourced archive clips, audio & still pictures from diverse sources and formats. Programme delivery (EDLs, master tapes and paperwork) on time and on budget US broadcast TV documentary productions. Including: Iconic Images: 10 x 5 mins for Current TV; Situation Critical: 13 x 1 hour for The National Geographic Channel


Assistant Film Researcher/VT Library Manager

Flashback Television

Mar 2005 - Sep 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Archive footage research drawing on international sources (including US government and Department of Defense sources, military manufacturers and regional film archives) programme delivery (paperwork and master tapes) for television documentary productions, primarily for US broadcast. Also managed the company VT library to supply in-house edits and external online/conform, archiving of broadcast masters, standards conversions and stock footage sales.



Avid Editing M101/110

Soho Editors

Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Avid Media Composer Fundamentals


Advanced Premiere Pro

Soho Editors

Mar 2018 - Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Advanced Premiere Pro


Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
  • Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
  • Through intensive exercises in editing both drama and documentary, the course developed the concepts of editing from the perspectives of grammar and storytelling, revealing editing as a key to the entire process of filmmaking.


Fast-track Premiere Pro video editing


Apr 2015 - May 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • I undertook this intensive short course to switch my editing skills from Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro.


MA, Film Archiving

University of East Anglia

Sep 2002 - Sep 2003
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • The course covered all film and video formats, gauges and frame ratios throughout history, as well as sound formats and technologies; the various techniques and processes of preservation, conservation and restoration using photochemical and digital processes; the value of moving images for historical representation and the study of history as well as the in-context use of archival images in contemporary film production. Course work included programming an archival presentation, a report on a work placement (at the British Empire and Commonwealth Bristol), an exercise in learning about film processes through shooting a roll of 16mm negative using a Bolex and directing and editing an archive-based film. I made my film with legendary 1960s documentary maker and early pioneer of pop music promos Peter Whitehead. Shot on DV Cam and edited in Premiere.