James Barber

A storyteller and a highly analytical problem solver, James has an unusually full gamut of skills, from producing and directing, lighting and shooting, to editing, vfx, and colouring. Spending the last few years chiefly in post production has sharpened his storytelling talents and given him massive experience in a huge range of story formats for an extensive list of production companies, ad agencies and large corporates.

A big believer in quality over quantity, he completed a four year drama degree to learn how to work with actors and craft stories, while working as an assistant to fashion photographers and cinematographers, concurrently co-running a fledgling production company before travelling for a year in Japan and then moving back to the UK in 2008.

Proficient with Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCPX, FCP7, Da Vinci Resolve, Mocha, Celtx, Final Draft, Photoshop, James has a great deal of creativity and the practicality to take ideas and run with them.

Having used Premiere since 2003, and FCPX on over a hundred edits since 2012, he is one of the more experienced FCPX users in London and he is also very knowledgeable about green screen techniques, both acquisition and post-production, plus he is skilled with screen replacement and After Effects in general.

A born problem solver, James considers his flexibility and desire to learn new processes as one of his chief attributes. He is highly analytical, social and easy to work with. Recent Clients include R/GA, Whitecoat, Kinamo, Bright Talk, Salt TV, Quite Frankly Productions.

Orla O’Brien

Orla O’Brien is a seasoned and versatile Colourist. Educated at Central Saint Martins, her career began at the award winning VFX Post House, Framestore – CFC where she worked closely with the technical department on aspects across the board including Engineering and Systems. Here she gained a wealth of experience in Grading, scanning 35mm and Super 16mm footage for ‘Constant Gardener’ and 35mm and 16mm for ‘The Last King Of Scotland’ on Telecine using Bones software. 

She has since worked on Film, Drama, TV, Documentary, Promo and Commercial projects using an array of grading platforms which include Telecine, Baselight, FCP – Color and Nucoda. Her most recent work was on Davinci Resolve, FCP, Premiere and Avid.

As a freelancer, some of Orla’s most recent clients include Honda, Orange, EE, Microsoft, Samsung, Barclays, Costa and L’Oreal.

She currently has a home studio setup and is available for onsite as well as remote Grading and Editing.

Pierre Griffin

Pierre is an editor with over 20 years of experience in broadcast and corporate production, who has won awards for editing as well as animation.  Pierre returned to freelancing after working as Head of Post at VCCP and Head of Content at Designate, where he founded a new department with its own video production unit and post-production facility.

Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and After Effects among others, he started out as a 2D animator on Matador and CoSa, when Adobe were the new kids on the block. From mood reels and animatics to producing and directing, Pierre has the level of experience to make sure his clients achieve the maximum from their production budget.

He has clocked over 500 TV commercials for broadcast in the US, EMEA and the UK and he has enjoyed a wide berth of experience managing large teams, designing campaign strategies and creative-directing online content from the pre-production stage to final delivery.

Recent clients include Whitecoat, R/GA, Kinamo, VCCP London, National Geographic Channel, Mighty Fine Productions, CNN and Greedy Media.

Leo Hallal

Leo is a Colourist who has been involved in all aspects of film and television post-production since 1997. He has worked in cutting rooms, film labs and post facilities in Brazil, the US and the UK, including Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope.

Since 2013, he has been working in London on branded content, documentaries and fiction films. He thinks that colour-grading is a creative extension of cinematography that allows the producer’s and director’s vision to prevail.

Skilled in using Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere and Avid Symphony – since 2004, Leo has colour-graded hundreds of films and television shows, including “Kings Point”, 2013 Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary Short, and most recently climate change feature documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” with Al Gore.

Recent clients he has completed work for include Hogarth & Ogilvy and Boundless Productions.

Yasser Rahman

Yasser is a colourist and online editor, using Da Vinci Resolve, Avid Symphony and Baselight for Avid. He has a very wide range of broadcast experience, specialising in corporate entertainment, documentaries and short form TVC’s. His most recent projects include The Apprentice, Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? and Inside the Gang. He has also worked on campaigns for Jaguar, Ferrari and Marks & Spencer.

Highly experienced in music videos, corporate films and political broadcasts.

His recent clients include BBC, BT Sport, Al-Jazeera, Ch4, National Geographic, Sky and ITV.

See Yasser’s CV for a detailed credit list.

Marco Ruffatti

An award-winning film and TV editor, Marco has over fifteen years experience across commercials, documentaries and scripted drama.

Marco is an intuitive and highly collaborative editor. He approaches each project with a storyteller’s eye, and his passion for music shows through his lyrical editing style. Marco is highly adaptable and fast with a deep understanding of workflow garnered from his years running a boutique post house in Shoreditch. This, coupled with his long-time passion for fictionalised drama, makes him a versatile collaborator, attentive to detail, and extremely self organised and independent.

Marco has been based in London since 1999 earning an MA in Art and Media Practice at Westminster University. He continues to pursue his passion for both short and long form drama and broadcast TV shows.

A testimonial from EP David McNab at World Media Rights states that Marco “instinctively understands how to construct drama and knows how to weave it with documentary without losing tension. He’s great with music and has enough visual tricks up his sleeve to keep you gripped.”

Oren Yaniv

Oren is an experienced creative Editor and Colourist. With a track record in various genres and formats in broadcast as well as film. Having worked in the industry since 2000, Oren is a very outgoing person with excellent communication and peoples skills.

In 2001 Oren won awards for ‘Gershon’, 11 minutes stop motion animation film in 16 mm, which he wrote and directed; 1st prize for Best Short Film at the “2001 Haifa International Film Festival” and The International Film Comet Prize at the Hanover “Up and Coming” Film Festival.

See Oren’s CV for full credit list.

Steve Gilbert

Steve offers editing, compositing and grading in one neat package. He has an extensive list of broadcast credits to his name, consisting of many documentaries that aired on all domestic network channels and cable broadcasters (including some Emmy winners).

Active in the industry since 1998, he has worked his way up from being a runner in Soho to becoming co-director of an established post-house. His various useful attributes can help you create and finish your work with masses of editing, compositing and grading plaudits. Skilled in Avid and Final Cut Pro, Steve combines significant skills and speed with a very relaxed and client-friendly approach.

Steve can help build stories, create looks while grading and offer a well humoured, creative and informative edge to your project. Recent clients include Pioneer Productions, Ricochet, Blink Films, Knickerbocker Glory, Wall To Wall.

See Steve’s CV for full credit list.

Sam Woodcock

Sam is a freelance Colourist whose post-production background has featured every stage of the workflow process and is continually evolving as new technology is introduced.

From ingest to offline and online, he has edited a wide range of projects over the years: music videos, short films, documentaries, promos and feature film trailers. All of these experiences have informed and enriched how he approaches colour grading.

Collaborating with clients, directors and DOPs has been instrumental in developing his approach to both the technical and aesthetic side of what he does. Sam creates a look that is consistent, stylised, detailed, cinematic and enhances the footage and lighting to its fullest potential.

Laszlo Forras

Laszlo’s first ever edit was done using two VHS recorders and a cassette player when he was 12 years old, and he hasn’t stopped editing since.

Whilst freelancing for creative agencies, broadcasters and post production houses, he has been building up a significant body of work that includes TV commercials, corporate films, branded content, ad sales reels, promos, webcasts and social media spots.

Laszlo never stops learning new skills or developing existing ones and he can confidently use Premiere CC, AVID, DaVinci Resolve, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Calm and patient under pressure, he’s a pleasure to work with and is happy to follow directions but can create a narrative if needed. Laszlo has also gained credits as an offline/online editor, compositor and colorist for various short films.

His work includes brands such as Levi’s, Volvo, Nestle, Heathrow and Visa. Amongst his recent clients there are Saatchi & Saatchi, VCCP, Hogarth, Disney, Discovery and BT Sports.

Beth Allan

Beth offers the unique combination of in depth technical knowledge and individual creative flair. This is best showcased in her work as a colourist, where she has a proven record of being able translate a production’s vision into a polished final product with accuracy. She also uses her up to date technical knowledge, gained from working in a mix of high end and boutique post production facilities since 2010, to support the offline and online process. Thinking laterally she is able to assist any type of production with robust workflow implementation and first class technical support.

Previous clients include the BBC, Channel 4 and Sundance winning feature doc, Three Identical Strangers.

Tim Martin

Tim is a Freelance Colourist based in London, UK, working with Davinci Resolve and Filmlight Baselight. Since 2016, he has worked in both the UK and US for leading post houses such as Freefolk and The Mill. He works on a variety of formats including commercials, music promos, editorials, documentaries, drama and short films.

His past commercial clients include Amazon, Mercedes, Dyson, McDonalds, Morrisons, Tesco, Sweaty Betty, BT and Vodafone. As well as long form work for the BBC and ITV.

Laura Hewett

Laura is primarily a Baselight colourist, with a background in online editing using Avid Symphony. She is passionate about using a combination of her technical knowledge; creativity and drive to achieve the best possible results for her clients.

Her love for colour grading began at a young age when she first was introduced to photo editing using Adobe Photoshop. This passion continued into University when she undertook a dissertation on Post Production Techniques, focusing heavily on colour grading.

Laura won an award for her final year short film project that led to her gaining a position at ENVY in 2009, where she worked her way up through the ranks. Now an experienced online editor and colourist with some basic AFX skills, Laura has gained experience with a variety of clients on a broad spectrum of content including broadcast television in the entertainment, documentary and factual genres, commercials, short films, corporate projects and music videos.

Recent clients include Renegade Pictures, Stampede Productions, AFL Films, Potato TV and Shiver TV

Nevan Carey

Nevan is a certified Davinci Resolve colourist with over 15 years experience in post production. For the past 3 years he has been a Colourist and Head of Post Production for CNN’s award winning brand studio, Create, working on short films and documentary-style branded content.

He has a professional grading suite with a fully calibrated FSI Broadcast Monitor and 65k backlight at 10% peak luminance for true image reproduction. Nevan has worked for many prestigious global companies as Colourist and Editor for commercial and branded content campaigns.

COLOURIST TEMPLATE

XXX is a Colourist who has been involved in all aspects of film and television post-production since 1997. He has worked in cutting rooms, film labs and post facilities in Brazil, the US and the UK, including Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope.

Since 2013, he has been working in London on branded content, documentaries and fiction films. He thinks that colour-grading is a creative extension of cinematography that allows the producer’s and director’s vision to prevail.

Skilled in using Davinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere and Avid Symphony – since 2004, XXX has colour-graded hundreds of films and television shows, including “Kings Point”, 2013 Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary Short, and most recently climate change feature documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” with Al Gore.

Recent clients he has completed work for include Hogarth & Ogilvy and Boundless Productions.

Burak Ozturk

Burak’s interest on story telling with images started with analogue photography and dark room processes. Since then has worked on DI restoration, DataCine and DI Colour grading.

In the last decade, Burak’s focus has been on Grading, Finishing and Workflow/Colour management which gave him opportunity to work with variety of companies and projects globally.

Since 2015, he has been delivering Colour grading courses where he also gets the chance to learn with his trainees.