FILM EDITOR

Experience

2017-2020 Freakworks

Editor

Production Management

  • Offline Editor cutting a series of projects that dealt with compelling human stories for TV broadcast, National Museum’s, TV Commercials and social channels.


Service Delivery

  • BBC Scotland: Arctic Academy: 4 part documentary TV series 2019
  • CELCIS: Online educational films for Strathclyde University about caring for children moving alone around the world.
  • National Museum Scotland: ‘Rip it up’ Exhibition Films
  • National Museum Scotland: ‘Jacobites’ Exhibition Films
  • Triumph Visitor Experience Centre: Exhibition Films
  • The Centre:MK: TV Commercials
  • Baillie Gifford: Advertisement

Awards: Triumph Visitor Experience

The SBID International Award for Public Design Space Category (Studio MB)

Scottish Design Awards 2018 – The Design Grand Prix award and the Graphic: Exhibition/Point of Sale award (Studio MB)

2014-present

Lindsay Watson

Freelance Editor, London/Scotland

In 2014 to present I have been working as a freelance editor with established directors, cutting fashion films for clients such as Italian, German, China Vogue, Violet, and W Magazine. These short creative, energetic and dynamic films approach a way at looking at fashion shoots through a moving experience for social content channels. I created a series of tutorial videos on YouTube for the high profile hair stylist Neil Moodie at Windle Moodie.

Recently I have worked alongside director Catherine Losing to create a documentary short for her exhibition at The Museum of Odessa Modern Art. The film was supported by the British Council in Ukraine – ‘Portrait of a Village’.

2015-2017

Spring Creative, London

Freelance Editor, London

Working with a regular team of editors I provided creative input into editing TV commercials, short films, mood films, social content and worked on pitches/tenders for clients such as Unilever, Tom Ford, Hugo Boss, Tresemme, Kiko, Cos and many more fashion, beauty and luxury brands.

2017

LS Productions

Freelance Production Coordinator, Edinburgh

Organisation of the crew and cast through to creating movement orders for shooting. Working on Sony music promos to high end fashion campaigns on location.

2016

Nomadic Films, London

Freelance Editor, London

Cutting a series of mood films for research and development for advertisement agencies on high profile brands such as Martini.

2016

Across the Pond, London

Freelance Editor, London

Cutting a series of international case studies for Google.

2014-2017

ASOS

Freelance Studio E-commerce Photographer, London

Leading a team of stylists and two models for the day I would photograph the vast clothing collections to showcase the wide variety of brands that sell online at ASOS. Ensuring the target shot count set for the day was met and that the image quality requirements were achieved when editing our selection of the shoot with the stylist and  coordinator.

2009-2015

Emma Summerton

Main team Lighting & Camera assistant, London

As part of Emma’s regular team for 5 years I supported and organised all aspects of the studio management including setting up an archiving system, portfolio printing, shoot production, working on set with varied lighting set ups and leading other assistants to produce the desired style. I gained vast experience working on major advertising campaigns and on fashion editorial magazines. Working with Emma I created and edited a portfolio of fashion films for  Vogue Italia, China Vogue and W magazine among others.

2009-2015

Lighting & Camera Assistant

Freelance , London

Working with a varied range of photographers and directors over a period of 6 years I became fully competent in a wide range of technical skills in the use of photographic & film equipment on set. I was flexible and highly adaptable in coping with many challenging situations both in studio settings and on location in the UK and abroad. Working with varied and sometimes unknown teams I built a network of strong team relationships.

A selection of the varied Photographers I have worked with are:

Ben Weller, Alex Sarginson, Albert Giordan, David Standish, Jonty Davies, Anthony Maule, Catherine Servel, Tim Marsella, Donald Milne, Nicky Dorey, Tim Gutt, Mel Bles, Nick Kelly, Minh, Aitken Jolly, Richard Truscott, Nicky Emmerson, Regan Cameron, Mikeal Schultz, Jonathan West, Eammon Mcabbe, John Balsom, Peter Augustin, Seb Winter, Peter Westh, Kerry Dean, Boo George, David Oldham, Richard Phibb, Russel James

2008 - 2010

Big Sky Studios & Hoxton Street Studios

Freelance Studio Runner, London

During my time I learnt valuable skills of client communication being a studio runner in two of the biggest studios in London. I managed the customer interface of teams in the studio and ensured that all the logistics for the client’s shoot were in place and proactively responded to their requirements. I was able to build strong relationships with clients, photographers and directors during this time. I learned an invaluable amount of experience of being on large and high-end productions, building lighting and camera equipment and the etiquette of being on set.

About Me

Passionate about working with stories and visual content to create compelling human stories I have a wide range of experience cutting factual documentaries for BBC broadcast, creating exhibit films for National Museums and TV fashion commercials. I have a strong sense of narrative and structure to create a story, having trained as a photographer, I have an eye for detail and know how to create the perfect emotion with pacing. I am a highly organised, adaptable person working with a variety of creative teams, directors and producers and I am focused when working under pressure to meet deadlines.

CLients

BBC, National Museum Scotland, Triumph, CELCIS, The Centre:MK, Baillie Gifford, Unilever, Tom Ford, Tresemme, Hugo Boss, Kiko, Cos, Kiko, Lee’s Snowballs, Vs Mono, Vivianne Westwood, George Jensen, Italian/German/China Vogue, W Magazine, Violet, Glamour, Style.com, August Man, Schon Magazine, Fat Magazine, Windle & Moodie.

Education

The Glasgow School of Art Graduated

2007

2:1 B.A. Honours Visual Communication specialising in Photography​

The Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh Graduated 2003

Advanced Higher: Art & Design/A Craft & Design/B

Higher: Art & Design/A Craft & Design/A Media Studies/B English/B Geography/B

Skills

Computer & Software

  • Avid Media Composer
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS 2020
  • Adobe Media Encoder CS 2020
  • Abobe Photoshop CS 2020
  • Adobe After Effects CS 2020
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Mac Computers

Camera & Lighting

  • Canon DSLR Bodies & Lenses
  • Canon C300
  • Blackmagic Pocket Camera
  • Phase 645DF & Phase One IQ backs
  • Flash Lighting – Profoto, Elinchrome, Broncolour, Briese
  • Continuous Lighting – Fluorescent, Tungsten & HMI in Arri, Kinoflo, Film Gear & Briese lighting systems

CONTACT

lindsaywatson.co.uk

+44 (0) 7811457574