Chic Outlet Shopping Villages

I was involved with editing the Chic Outlet Shopping Villages® 2012 video campaign. Initially, I was taken on as a Russian-speaking editor to work on Karolina Kurkova’s piece.

I was then retained to work on the remaining 9 ‘village’ clips, as well as their associated interviews. In total, I ended up working on 19 short clips for Chic Outlet Shopping Villages on behalf of post-production house Archer’s Mark.

Chic Outlet Shopping Villages

Dave Shakespeare pilot (directed by Graeme Mackenzie and Frank Tamburin)

One of the first VFX jobs I did outside of film school. I worked as the VFX compositor, painter and rotoscoper on the Dave Shakespeare pilot (directed by Graeme Mackenzie and Frank Tamburin; produced by Mouktar Mohammed).

The half-hour comedy episode (based on William Shakespeare’s unwitting, time-travelling brother) is not available online, but I also did the worked on the following promo clip (motion graphics and titles):

As of July 2013, the show is slated for an animated series release.

A partial break-down of the graphics I worked on can by seen at 01:24 on the 2012 Title and Motion Graphics showreel. The images below show the before/afters of some corrections and screen replacements:

Removing reflection from glass



CCTV imitation screen replacement


TV screen replacement and compositing #1


TV screen replacement and compositing #2


SAE Institute London supervisor and lecturer

Immediately upon graduating SAE Institute London’s film department I was asked to join the supervisor team where I became responsible for equipment maintenance and bookings.

sae_instituteI have since been promoted to lecturer and am currently one of the senior supervisors. I specialise in post production: editing, colour-grading, VFX (After Effects) and motion graphics. It’s brilliant being able to do something you love for a living!

Creamfields 2010 (produced by SAE Institute London)

In contrast to Creamfields 2009, in which I ran around a muddy field with a JVC GY-HD201 on my shoulder, Creamfields 2010 was an on-site post production (assistant editing) gig for me. I also designed the opening titles based on their promotional posters for that year.


I studied the elements of the poster to create an animated insert (using the previous year’s footage):



Final result:


You can see this break-down at 00:35 on the 2012 Title and Motion Graphics Showreel. And below are the videos themselves!

Day 1

Day 1

I went into the event thinking the editing job would be a piece of cake compared to the production role I had the year prior. WRONG. The weekend ended up being one of the most stressful in my film career. I gained a lot of respect for editors who have to cover events for news reports.

And once again, this was a collaboration between SAE Institute London and the good people at Creamfields Festival.

Royal British Legion Youth Band Brentwood – Blaze Away (flash mob)

My first attempt at shooting a flash mob while a student at SAE Institute London. Fellow student (and mother of one of the percussionists) Susan Cormack was producing the video and asked me to be director and cam operator. I then edited and colour graded the final result.

As with all learning experiences, many things went wrong – some of the footage was over-exposed, about 2-3 of the camera ops were not prepared when the flash mob began, and I found there was not enough footage in sync for the final edit (this is always an issue with flash mob videos, I’ve noticed).

We shot the band at two locations over two days in Brentwood. They were absolutely fantastic kids!