A BRIEF INTRO:
I’m a London-based editor working mainly on independent documentaries, short films, and online content. I have additional skills as a self-shooting video producer as well as a translator with fluent Mandarin Chinese. Having graduated with an MA in Film Editing from Goldsmiths in 2017, my current focus is on expanding my list of longer-form documentary credits. I have recently completed my first edit for broadcast as well as my first feature. But I'm always on the look out for interesting new projects, no matter what the genre.
MY editing platforms:
Adobe Premiere Pro
Avid Media Composer (Certified User)
Final Cut Pro
AS AN EDITOR:
Self-motivated and story-focused, I take a thoughtful, creative approach whilst also being thorough and efficient. My background in documentary and news has given me a deft hand at distilling complex information and a solid understanding of narrative structures. I aim always to dig deep, find the emotion at the heart of the story, and build a truly cinematic film.
Although I specialise in offline editing, I can help manage your project from ingest to export. I'm After Effects trained and constantly building on my colour grading and sound design skills. I also have several years' experience with voice-overs and subtitling (usually involving Chinese-English translation).
MORE ABOUT ME:
I moved to London in 2016 from the far-flung Welsh town of Aberystwyth where I was working as an educational media producer for the CADARN Learning Portal. Prior to that, I was in Bristol freelancing as an editor and producer. I moved to Bristol in 2012 after spending 12 years in China, where I was based mainly in Beijing. While there, I joined Greenpeace East Asia as their first producer for the region, setting up their video department and discovering my calling as an editor along the way. I also worked for both China Central Television and China Daily as an English-language news copyeditor (plus occasional reporter), and I was able to spend a few years developing my own documentary projects too… everything I know about filmmaking I learnt the hard way!
Growing up in Africa, I have spent more than half my life overseas. I landed in China right after graduating with an MA in History from Edinburgh University. Twelve years in one of the world's most polluted countries have made me a committed environmentalist. But the projects I work on have subjects as diverse as kebab shop gentrification and contemplations on Caravaggio. The films I love most tell simple stories about people and their journeys.
My dreams are to set up a co-op of kick-ass female editors, take my son on a gastro-tour of the world, keep my own bees, and finally start writing that feature film script.