Although I love shooting and directing, my roots are as an editor and have been for over 12 years. I don’t believe that knowing the software makes you a good editor, neither do I believe that going to university to study editing can make you a good editor, but I strongly believe that being a good editor comes down to what you already know inside. Everything else – the software you use and the material you work with – comes secondary to the importance of being able to tell a story or make a point with the matieral and tools you have at hand.

It goes without saying that a good editor is a FAST editor. Having worked in news cutting and retail commercial environments, I am well aware of deadlines and budgets and work within a timeframe wherever possible. I’ll put the most amount of creativity I can within the given timeframe!

Being a good editor isn’t enough in today’s standards. Having worked for small and medium businesses, I’ve become accustomed to wearing many hats – especially in the edit suite. Working on many editing platforms is the first part, then to be able to switch over to Photoshop or Illustrator to edit a graphic or make a correction to the scene is very important, as is stepping into Adobe After Effects to create a logo animation or opening / closing title sequence. I can also create 3D graphics using various 3D software applications.

I have my own mobile edit suite – a MacBook Pro equipped with both Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere as well as a portable Bose sound system and external monitor. I’m comfortable working either onsite or remotely, compressing and delivering previews throughout the working day if space is an issue.

Being a good editor is being able to put your heart into the work you do. Regardless as to whether it’s a hard selling retail commercial, corporate training video or documentary, I give every job 100% of my creativity and passion.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss how I can help you with your project.

Philip Johns