Wes L. Editor (offline).
Wes is a confident and thoughtful offline editor who has an impressive understanding of both long and short form formats for UK and US TV. Living between London and LA he brings with him a unique style and interpretation that instils confidence and trust in all clients.
His long form, multi-cam edit skills have allowed him to work on projects for the likes of HBO (Entourage) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera whilst his short-form edit skills have seen him cut block buster cinema trailers as well as commercials for Adidas, EA Sports & Sony.
Kind natured and friendly, Wes is in his element when involved in the creative process.
Outline: Comedian and actor Joe Rogan performs stand-up comedy, with supporting documentary featurette - Director: Michael Blieden - Production Company: Sixth Way Productions - USA - Genre: Comedy/Stand-Up/Documentary Featurette - TRT: 90 mins.
Comedy/Documentary Mini Series - Outline: Comedians Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford are on the road for their national stand-up tour, this mini-series, based on the popular documentary by the same name, combines on the road actuality, stand-up across state lines, homemade skits and behind-the-scenes comedy on a whistle-stop tour across the USA - Director: Michael Blieden - Production Company: Sixth Way Productions/Comedy Central - USA - TRT: 30 mins - x6 Mini Series.
Comedy/Performance Series - Outline: Got Talent is officially the most successful reality television format in the world - Guinness Book of Records, 2014 with 230 series across 67 different territories - Planet’s Got Talent highlights the most incredible acts from across the globe, from countries as diverse as the UK and US, to Albania and Vietnam - In Planet’s Got Talent, narrator Warwick Davis, wittily steers us through the hilarious, show-stopping, heart-pumping performances - And with thousands of hours’ worth of footage to choose from, every clip is unforgettable whether for the right or wrong reasons, some funny, some odd, some awe inspiring, all brilliant! Producer/Director: Tim Dean - Production Company: Talkback Thames/SYCO/ITV - UK -Starring: Warwick Davis - TRT: 30 mins -Season 1.
Educational-Mockumentary Series - This cross-platform new careers information project from Channel 4, uses comedy to fictionalise the diary’s of six young professionals as they blog their day-to-day lives. Blurring fiction and reality The Insiders delivers an upfront, funny and honest account of the reality in choosing a career.Director: Ian Oglvy.Production Company: 20/20 Television/Channel 4. UK.
Sketch Comedy - Showcasing the UK's best up-and-coming comedy talent via BBC3 and the BBC Comedy Online platform, the BAFTA-nominated Rocket Sausage comedy team deliver an array of sketch and satirical comedy shorts including; This Is It, Cake on the Desk and Magical Place in what has become an online sensation with millions of online hits.Director: Andrew Gaynord.Production Company: Eyeworks/BBC. UK.
When it comes to creating a family, marriage equality has few options for newlyweds Nicolas and Aurelien, adoption in an impasse for same-sex couples in France with only two case's in its history. And so like thousands of gay couples around the world they are forced to break the law and travel abroad to the U.S, one of few countries without a commercial ban, in pursuit of an egg donor and a surrogate. Faced with the very real possibility that their baby will not be recognized as their own or as a citizen of France, "Ghosts of the République" refers to thousands of children with no legal parents, lost in a system that fails to acknowledge them as part of any family. The film explores the great expense and extreme lengths many gay couples go to have children, highlighting the ever-expanding private and unregulated, multi-billion dollar surrogacy industry.
Director: Jonathon Narducci. Production Company: Powershot Productions. USA/France. TRT: 85 mins.
Documentary Mini Series - Outline - A cross-platform series covering an eclectic cross section of special interest profiles and subject matter within British society - Episodes includes “With Donwood”, an exclusive day in the life with reclusive artist Stanley Donwood, best known for his album work for Radiohead and Thom Yorke - Other shows included “The Rural Ale Crawl”, a three part series on the traditions of Ale making and drinking in the UK and its recent revival - Director - Archie Ticktin - Production Company: Current TV - UK - (x16)
Historical Documentary - The two-part documentary goes behind the pomp and circumstance of royal weddings since Prince Albert and the Queen Mother in 1923, offering an intriguing glimpse into a rare and privileged world - The two films chart how changing social attitudes and national circumstances have influenced what the public has come to expect from Britain's royal nuptials - Director: Louise Hooper - Production Company: BBC1, UK - TRT: 60 mins (x2)
Sport Documentary - Roberto Duran’s boxing career and legacy affected a nation far deeper than just sport. Duran defined an era in Sporting history and with it a nation’s true rise to independence with its own voice and identity. Duran’s story is a remarkable one that has seen him ranked as one of the most entertaining, controversial and greatest boxers of all time - Director: Matt Hodgson. Production Company: Ad Hoc Pictures/ Kaleidoscope. UK/USA. TRT: 92 mins.
Outline - A behind-the-scenes look at the chaotic production of The Crusaders, with its seven languages spoken on set and its Crusader theme on location in Morocco - Director: Archie Ticktin - Production Company: Lux Vide/RAI TV -UK/Morocco/Italy/Germany - Genre: Observational Documentary Featurette - TRT: 75 mins.
Stand-alone TV Docu-Drama - Explores the rise and fall of 80s Singer/Songwriter/Actress Hazel O’Conner who rose to fame overnight with her lead role in cult punk film Breaking Glass.Told through interwoven events from her touring stage show performances, documentary footage and dramatizations with Charles Dance, Joe McGann and Julie Graham.Director: Fernando Villena.Production Company: Ad Hoc Productions.UK/Ireland.TRT: 50 mins.
Outline - A socially conscious investigative documentary, five years in the making, is centred around one of the oldest “Day Labour” sites in California - The film explores the contentious issues surrounding the social, historical, political and economic points of view of all parties involved in the great immigration debate in the US today - Director: Archie Ticktin - Production Company: Ink Films USA & Mexico - TRT: 98 mins.
With fuel-burning engines that produce 10,000 horsepower, reaching 335 miles per hour, covering 1000 feet in less than 4 seconds, drag racing is the fastest sport on the planet. Commissioned by Jim Jannard, the founder of RED Digital Cinema, on behalf of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the film documents the sport's historic season opener; The Winter Nationals.
Director: Brent Thomas. Production Company: Green Dot Films. USA. TRT: 10 mins.
Fly-on-the-wall observational documentary / Comedy Series - Outline: Blurring the lines between documentary, comedy and drama, Pineapple Studios creates a new style of documentary filmmaking - Following the lives of teachers, pupils and staff, attending auditions, rehearsals and performances, the documentary introduces a number of very unique characters, skits and situations - Director: Matt Ramsden - Production Company: Pulse Films/Sky 1 - UK - TRT: 60 mins - Season 1 - Nominations: BAFTA Award 2010.
Outline - A one off documentary that follows Rob, a blind teenager from a rural village in Wales to Los Angeles to study echolocation, a sonar based mobility skill, similarly to that used by bats and dolphins, to learn how to get about solely with a tongue click - What is expected to be a two-week course quickly turns into a journey of self-discovery - Director: Mat D’Arcy - Production Company: Princess Productions/BBC1 - USA/UK - TRT: 60 mins
(Feature Film: Music/Observational Documentary) Outline: In late 2009, began one of the most eagerly anticipated reunions in British music history; ‘Take That’ and Robbie Williams entered the recording studio in secret for the first time in 16 years. With unrestricted and highly privileged access to the band throughout the 12 months that followed, Look Back, Don’t Stare delivers a raw and intimate meditation on the process of friendship, forgiveness and creativity. Directors: FRED&NICK. Production Company: Pulse Films. UK & USA. TRT: 90 mins.
(Feature Film: Music Documentary) Filmed during her 2002 tour, the film is brimming with live concert performances, backstage material, studio performances, interviews, and delightfully candid behind-the-scenes footage from Alanis Morsette’s life that year. Director: Alanis Morissette. Production Company: Tidal4 Inc. USA. Genre: Music Documentary. TRT: 140 mins.
AGT is America’s highest rated TV show with one of the largest
productions in the TV world. With a huge
commitment to editorial creativity, AGT is a massive undertaking as the shows’
format evolves over a four month period from the audition phase all the way
through to the live shows. Got Talent is officially the
most successful reality television format in the world (Guinness Book of
Records, 2014) with 230 series across 67 different territories. Producer/Director: Tabitha Hanson. Production Company: FreemantleMedia/SYCOtv/NBC.
USA. TRT: 2 hrs. Season 10 &11.
Dance/Talent Series -
Based on the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing, the format has been licensed to over 42 territories including the U.S where it has become a national treasure. The year of the 10th anniversary live results show at CBS studios in Hollywood brings back the classic parody Dance Center, along with numerous other stylish stand-alone VTs and parody commercials. Producer/Director: Rob Wade. Production Company: BBC Worldwide/ABC. USA. Season 20 & 21. TRT: 120 mins.
Competitive Music Performance Series - Outline: The X Factor never fails to entertain and delight, aspiring pop stars - drawn from public competitive auditions - give the judges and viewers a tough time critiquing and voting as the performances reach new heights! Producer/Director: Laura Bugden - Production Company: SYCO/ITV - UK - TRT: 60 mins - Season 9
The successful spin off has some acts not seen on the main show and more footage and interviews from those that were - The show includes relaxation time, behind-the-scenes and discrete skits and made up acts with the judges and presenters, all with a knowing wink to the viewers - Producer/Director: Tim Dean - Production Company: Talkback Thames/SYCO/ITV - UK - TRT: 60 mins - Season 9 - Additional Editor
Reality/Competition Series -
The show maroons a group of strangers (as one or more tribes) in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves, while competing in challenges to earn either a reward, or an immunity from expulsion from the game in the next of the successive votes for elimination. The American Survivor has been rated amongst the top ten most watched shows in the U.S. The series has won several Emmy Awards. The series was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 greatest TV shows of all-time. TV Guide ranked it at #39 on its list of the "60 Best Series of All Time.” Executive Producers: Charlie Parsons, Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst, David Burris. Production Company: CBS. USA. TRT: 60 mins. Season 32. Nominations: Emmy Award 2001-2015.
Comedy/Drama series - Outline: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent - With Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara - Director: Julian Farino - Production Company: Leverage Management/HBO - USA - TRT: 30 mins - Season 3 - Nominations: Emmy Award 2007.
Outline: Four U.S. Army Reservists are sent on a meaningless mission guarding a radio tower on a barren patch of desert in American-occupied Afghanistan - The monotony is broken when the Air Force mistakenly airdrops a keg of beer and a bottle of whisky - With no supervision, no responsibilities, and all that beer to go to waste, the four fill canteens and swap stories - But as night falls, the hard reality of war interrupts their drunken respite, as Afghani irregulars attack their station - Director: DJ Paul - Production Company: Sixth Way Productions - USA - Starring: Adam Rodriguez, Matthew Del Negro, Nicholas Sexton III, Tom Wright, Jaime McAdams & Kevin Weisman - Genre: War/Comedy - TRT: 91 mins - Festivals and Awards: WINNER - Special Jury Prize-WorldFest, WINNER - Audience Award-Newport International Film Festival, Official Selection - Atlanta Film Festival, Official Selection - The Houston Film Festival.
30” Director: Justin Coit, Production Company: Current Films
30” Director: David Bale, Agency: Kastner and Partners.
15” Director: Linus Ewers, Production Company: Untitled Productions, USA. Agency: Sterling Rice Group.
60” Director: Julian Dyson, Production Company: New Moon, UK.
30” Director: Paul Santana, Production Company: Blue Film Production. France.
30” Director: Ene Farina, Production Company: Blue Film Production. France.
30” Director: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, Production Company: Bob Industries. USA
30” Director: Phil Morrison, Production Company: Epoch Films. USA.
60” Director: Colin O’Toole, Production Company: Pulse Films. UK.
30” With: Mike O'Malley as "The Rick". Director: Hank Perlman, Production Company: Hungryman. USA.
15” Director: Bryan Aldrich, Production Company: Believe Media. USA.
30” Director: Paul Street, Production Company: Streetlight Films. USA.
15” Director: Bryan Aldrich, Production Company: Believe Media. USA.
15” Director: Wayne Isham, Production Company:A Band Apart. USA.
30” Director: Aaron Fieldman, Production Company:AF Productions. USA.
30” Director: Ene Farina, Production Company: RCR Films. Spain.
30” Director: Carl Erik Rinsch, Production Company: RSA. USA.
30” Director: Sergi Capellas, Production Company: RCR Films. Spain.
Throughout the Football season EA Sports played host to various tournaments at the grounds of Champions League contending football clubs, discovering the best real-world professional players and teams of the FIFA ‘15 game. Tournaments Include:
-Barcelona: Messi, Neymar, Alves, Munir Vs. Piqué, Alba, Rakitić, Bartra.
-Chelsea: Schürrle & Aké Vs. Rémy & Azpilicueta.
-Liverpool FC vs Everton - The Merseyside Derby.
-Tottenham Hotspur: Eriksen & Dier Vs. Townsend & Bentaleb.
Director: Mat Hodgson.Production Company: Ad Hoc Films. UK.Agency: EA Sports Canada. TRT: 2-4 min
With fuel-burning primal-screaming engines that produce 10,000 horsepower, reaching 335 miles per hour, covering 1000 feet in less than 4 seconds, drag racing is the fastest sport on the planet.Commissioned by Jim Jannard, the founder of RED Digital Cinema, on behalf of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the film documents the sport's historic season opener, TheWinterNationals.The film is a rich tableau of iconic imagery, with thousands of fans, hundreds of racers, their crews and cars, highlighting both the majesty of motoring and impressive fidelity of the cameras that shoot it. The film is housed on YouTube in staggering 4K.Director: Brent Thomas.Production Company: Green Dot Films. USA.TRT: 10 mins
Documentary Feature - Al Gore is on a global warming campaign mission in this landmark documentary that raises awareness to the causes and effects of global warming.Director: Davis Guggenheim.Production Company: Participant Productions. USA.
Documentary Feature - InRealLife asks: What exactly is the Internet and what is it doing to our children? From the bedrooms of teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that while beguiling and glittering on the outside, the promise of free and open connectivity, has in fact ensnared our young in a commercial world that is outsourcing them to the net.Director: Beeban Kidron.Production Company: Cross Street Films.UK & USA.
Feature Film - Flyboys follows the adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, the young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. officially entered World War I, becoming the country's first fighter pilots.With James Franco and Jean Reno. Director: Tony Bill.Production Company: Electric Entertainment/Ingenious Film Partners. USA.
Documentary Feature - Rize chronicles the Crumping dance movement that rose out of South Central Los Angeles with its roots in clowning and street youth culture. Director: David LaChapelle.Production Company: David LaChapelle Studios. USA.
Documentary Feature - This Grierson Award nominated film follows one of modern football’s most extraordinary stories, offering a commentary not just on professional sport and business, but also the precarious financial world as a backdrop as QPR’s billionaire owners look to restore the Clubs place in football history.Director: Matt Hodgson.Production Company: Ad Hoc Pictures. UK.
Documentary Feature - In late 2009, began one of the most eagerly anticipated reunions in British music history; Take That and Robbie Williams entered the recording studio in secret for the first time in 16 years.With unrestricted and highly privileged access to the band throughout the 12 months that followed, Look Back, Don’t Stare delivers a raw and intimate meditation on friendship, forgiveness and creativity.Directors: FRED&NICK.Production Company: Pulse films. UK & USA.
Documentary Feature - This documentary feature journeys with the infamous alternative U.S rock band Janes Addiction on their reunion tour.With band members; Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Flea and Stephen Perkins.Director: Kevin Ford/Carter Smith.Production Company: Red Hot Films. USA.
Wes L.'s Software Skills
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.