John M. Editor (Offline / Online), Colourist.
John believes an obsession with attention to detail and 100% absolute dedication to seeing a project through from the initial concept are the fundamentals to working in post-production. After teaching himself Premiere, AFX & Photoshop at Film School, he was able to quickly progress from runner to editor in no time at all. Accomplished as a short-form offline editor, particularly and unusually enjoying editing interviews, he is also an onliner, grader and has worked on various long-form projects, including his personal highlight: “Pirates of Somalia.” Always quick to identify and offer ideas that harmonise with the vision of the director, he is able to deliver a final picture along with a sound mix and graphics to give the piece the edge that will make it unique.
Lucky enough to have a hobby as a job, in his spare moments, if he’s not learning Spanish he’ll be juggling his time around his three boys or (otherwise known as) his “new hobbies”.
DS Nitris HD Online - 60’ From Cleopatra to Uma Thurman, why pearls continue to be the most glamorous of gemstones - Faction Films for NHK Japan
DS Nitris grade & online - 3 x 60’ Mysteries of past civilizations revealed, MEM Television for Reader’s Digest
DS Nitris online & grade - The construction of the world’s longest bridge, Darlow Smithson Productions for Channel 5 & National Geographic
Grade and DS Nitris HD online - In Northern Ireland non-sectarian musicians perform against a backdrop of continued division - Minh Productions for Channel 5
Symphony Nitris Grade & Online - 60’ Has life changed for ordinary Bolivians after the accession of president Evo Morales? - Bethnal Films
Avid Symphony online & grade - 60’ How Marks and Spencer fell from grace but bounced back - Fulcrum TV for Channel 5
Co-online credit - 60’ Speaking from beyond the grave, narrator Johnny Kennedy tells of his extraordinary life battling a rare skin condition - Yipp films for Channel 4
Avid Online - 60’ Dispossessed Native Argentineans attempt to win back the rights to their homelands. - Native voice films for More4
Colourist - Documentary feature film examining how Tony Blair’s government has eroded British civil liberties - S2S Production
DS Nitris Grade & Online - 60’ A year in the life of an inspirational head teacher at a north London state school - Insight Films for BBC1
FCP7 - 50’ With unique, perilous access on board a hijacked ship, this is the true story behind the rise of piracy in Somalia and follows a group of youths on a pirate skiff as they hunt for ships to hijack. Electric Sky & Rabobat Film
Pre-grade online on symphony - Ep 2 History of photography series - BBC 4 & Wall To Wall Productions
Avid Offline - 22’ Nepalese migrant workers underpaid and exploited in the Gulf States. Anti Slavery International and International Trade Unions Congress
Symphony grade and online - 2 x 60” for PBS and BBC Worldwide. How the Vikings colonised new lands including North America
Avid Offline/Online & Grade - Graphics and FX heavy coverage of final table of big money poker tournament - Halfords Media for Channel 4
Colourist - Young footballers get a chance to travel to Qatar ahead of their winning World Cup bid - New Moon Television
Avid Offline/Online - 60’ Music documentary charting the rise to fame and musical career of singer Pink. 4Music & Channel 4
FCP Offline & Grade - 6 X 15’ Music programmes for Channel 4. Liar Media
Avid Offline/Online - Multiple shows: UK Hot 40, This Week’s Fresh Music, Pop Powerlist Black Veil Brides Top 50 of Rock and more
FCP Offline - 5 songs edited for concert performance, Liar Media
Final Cut Pro online and grade - 2 x 1 hour concert videos for Sky Arts
Grade - Music video, Motion Picture House
DS Nitris online & grade - Spectacular footage of the highly venomous snake, Fulcrum TV for Sky One
Avid Media Composer - 30’ programme about maths in relation to the environment - Cornucopia Productions for BBC2
Symphony online and grade - 1 x 60’ for Discovery. Strange medical conditions from around the world
Colourist - 2 x 60’ (Eps 3 + 5) Real life people with super powers - Off The Fence for History Channel
Avid offline editor. Online Editor and Colourist - 4 x 30’ offline for RTÉ, UKTV Good Food and BBC Worldwide. Ireland’s famous chef travels around Ireland’s coast, trying out local ingredients on the way
Avid Symphony Online - 45’ Ep 4 featuring Jamie Oliver pitching British food against European neighbours, Fresh One/Channel 4
Avid Adrenaline Offline - Conference film, BBH
FCP Offline/Online - Promotional film for British Council
FCP Offline/Online - Educational Films, Lotus Films
FCP Offline - Screenstation for Save the Children
FCP Offline - Mayoral political broadcast for then Labour runner Tessa Jowell
FCP Offline - Graphics and voxpop based corporate - Juice Moving Image
FCP Offline/Online - 5 x 2’ conference films for CDP advertising agency.
FCP Offline & Online - conference film, Myriad Global Media
FCP Offline / Online - For pharmaceutical company Sanofi Aventis
Grade - Archer’s Mark
Avid Xpress Pro Offline & Online - Conference film
FCP7 - Various internal videos for rapidly growing oil company.
UNICEF South Sudan campaign film. UNDP Afghanistan. Campaign films. Grade.
Avid online and After Effects graphics - Web-based editor training
Because I’m a Girl campaign film. Grade.
Avid offline - 60’ art piece by Gillian Wearing displayed at Maureen Paley Gallery
Avid Offline & DS Nitris Online & Grade - Feature length video art piece by acclaimed artist Susan Hiller displayed at Prince Charles Cinema and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
FCP offline & Grade - Video art piece on the wilderness of Banff in Canada, Exhibited at Apthorp Gallery, Finchley, Igloo - Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli
FCP Offline/Online - Numerous trailers and promos for Disney and its associated channels in the UK, TNS/Deluxe Broadcasting Services
Numerous short recipe pieces featuring chef James Martin. Symphony grade and
online with some After Effects.
FCP Online & Grade - Numerous promos, Discovery Channel
featuring Rachel Riley. Part Premiere offline changes, After Effects and
Offline/Online - Numerous edits on TV ads for clients including Save the Children, World Wildlife Fund, UNHCR & Sightsavers
Avid offline/online - Commercial, Space City
FCP Offline - Storyboard animations, CP+B
FCP Offline - Best of agency submission to Creative Magazine awards
reversioning, Premiere and After Effects
Watch out for Britain’s first gay, Chinese, comedy feature exploring the ups and downs of two friends seeking their own very different versions of love - Grade and DS Nitris HD online - Rice is Nice Productions
Hindi language remake of the infamous Danish original, Independent - DS Nitris Grade and Online
Horror and Karate genre feature film - Grade - Reverb Productions & Intense Productions
Avid Symphony online - 20 x 10’ for CBeebies. Signed animations of classic poetry and prose
Short film about young people seek revenge after their friend was shot with a handgun. - DS Nitris Online & Grade - Best short film “Raindance Film Festival 2005”
2 x 30’ for Al
Jazeera. How Venezuela’s economy and freedoms have collapsed along with the oil
price. Premiere grade and online.
John M.'s Software Skills
John is an experienced After Effects Artist.
John is a highly experienced Avid Offline and Online Editor.
John is a highly experienced Final Cut Pro 7 Offline and Online Editor.
John is a highly experienced Premiere Pro Offline and Online Editor.
John is an experienced Symphony Editor and Colourist.
''Can I just say how great John was; so hard working and just a thoroughly nice guy. So glad we went with him in the end!''
Soho Editors played a massive role in the success of Channel Five's recent postproduction build project.
Soho Editors always provide us with high-calibre, enthusiastic graphic designers - often at extremely short notice.
Ever since I signed for Soho Editors 3 years ago I’ve had nothing but positive things to say about them, from the quality of work that they get me to how the whole team are as people. The team really take care of you, and although it’s a massive agency they really have a personal touch and make you feel comfortable with every aspect of what each job entails.
You also really believe that they care about you individually, I remember telling Emma that I loved Football and the next week she’d got me on a Nike football film which I was buzzing about. I think it’s those personal touches that really make them the best.
I can’t recommend them enough. I hope I’m with them for many years to come.