James Clayson


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About the Editor

I am a fast, accurate and creatve Offline / Online editor and Colourist. I am experienced with all aspects of the post producton workflow, from ingest to delivery, in both tape based and tapeless systems. My main areas of interest are documentaries, current affairs and colour grading.



Christmas City / BBC / 3 x 30'
Obs Doc series looking at Manchester in the run up to and during the christmas period.

Crimes That Shook Britain / C& I Channel / 3 x 60'
True crime documentaries covering Britain's most notorious crime stories

Living in '66 / BBC / 1 x 30'
Stuart Maconie looks back at the music, sports and culture of the North West in 1966.

Inside Out – Afghanistan : The Homecoming / BBC / 1 x 30'
As British troops head home from Afghanistan, Dianne Oxberry looks at the impact of the 13-year conflict across the north west.

Fred & Rose - The Untold Story / Channel 5 / 3 x 60'
Lead editor responsible for 3 x 60' telling the story of Britain's most notorious serial killing couple.

Myra Hindley - The Untold Story / Channel 5 / 2 x 60'
Lead editor responsible for 'The Brady Factor' & 'The One That Got Away' 
RTS North West 2013 Nominee : Best Low Budget Programme

The Wild Weather of 2012 / BBC / 1 x 30'
Documentary covering the unprecedented weather conditions of the year in the North West. Hosted by Dianne Oxberry.

Nightmare in Suburbia / C& I Channel / 6 x 60' 
True crime documentaries covering a variety of macabre stories.

Current Affairs:  

Tonight / ITV / Series / 7 x 30'
Regular editor responsible for multple fast turnaround edits of ITV's flagship current affairs programme.

Dispatches / Channel 4 / 1 x 30'
'Can you trust your surgeon?' An investigation into disgraced surgeon Ian Patterson.

Dispatches / Channel 4 / 1 x 30'
'The secrets of your credit report.' A look at Experian and their practices

The Dengineers / BBC / 3 x 30'

Lauren Layfeld and Mark Wright transform spaces to create amazing and unique dens in this makeover show.
RTS North West 2016 Winner : Best Factual Entertainment Programme

Blue Peter / BBC / Series
Regular editor responsible for Offline, Online and Grade of VTs. 
Online for EVS based live shows and Pre Rec studio/OB shows.

Sam & Mark's Sports Showdown / BBC / 4 x 30'
Offline edit for fast paced, studio gameshow. 

Fierce Earth / BBC / 4 x 30' 
Offline & Online edits for exciting show about extreme weather and natural phenomena.

You too can be an absolute genius / BBC / 1x 30' 
Responsible for Offline/Online and Grade. Inspiring children to become involved with invention.
RTS North West Winner 2013 : Best Learning or Education Programme


Match of the Day / BBC / Series
Responsible for quick turnaround match edits and VT features. 
Also for MOTD 2 & MOTD LIVE

Football Focus / BBC / Series
Features edits and highlights packages for the long running football magazine show.


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Contact Information

References available on request.

Email: james.clayson@nweg.tv

Tel: 07545 821 088

Equipment Used

  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Symphony
  • Photoshop


  • Grading
  • Offline
  • Online


  • Children's
  • Documentaries
  • Educational
  • Factuals

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