Simon Myers – Editor
Simon is an experienced editor who started his career in promotions but has branched out successfully in sports entertainment and factual areas. Since going freelance in 2006, he has worked for a host of major broadcasters and production companies such as the BBC, Sky, ITV, Endemol, IMG and Arrow Media, editing for both studio and location productions.
Road to success – Ups and Downs
Having started as a runner, my passion and determination to succeed as an editor has brought me to where I am now. There have been of course bumps along the way and things not always going according to plan but the hard work has paid off so far and luckily, the quiet periods with little or no work have been overall manageable. Since going freelance I’ve been blessed with a steady amount of work but the obvious big up was working on the London 2012 Olympics.
Greatest achievements so far
Working on the London 2012 Olympic Games is indeed my greatest moment as an editor since I was part of a strong team that provided international broadcasters with highlights throughout. At the beginning of my career I was nominated for a Broadcast Young Filmmakers Award as Best Editor which sits on my desk at home, being an encouragement when things are not so busy in my work schedule.
Projects you are most proud of and why
I am proud to have worked on the Olympics and I’m happy to have the opportunity to do it again this summer in Rio as the people I work with are a talented bunch and we have a lot of fun together. Though I’ve worked on live events before, what I did on ‘Battle of Britain: Return of the Spitfires’ was a great project to be involved with, not only due to the subject matter but also for the experience of delivering such a high profile program edited on the day of transmission.
Biggest lessons in life and work
With every path taken I have learnt from my mistakes and tried to incorporate constructive criticism into my way of working. I try not to take things too seriously and have a relaxed manner as life can be stressful at times. I’ve found it a great advantage to enjoy what you do in life and keep the stress levels down. I hope I’ll be able to continue doing so for many years to come.