Neil Stewart

Offline & Online Editor

Warrington, England

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About the Editor

Creative, hard working, speedy, accurate and good-humoured editor based in North West England but happy and willing to work anywhere.

You can find my CV here and on my website (see below) but the credits only show my recent projects, not the full breadth of my experience.

I am told that my big strengths are my attention to detail, in content and technical issues.  I have a sharp editorial / journalistic mind with quick, sound judgement, stemming from a long career in the industry with many hours of controversial and entertaining programming behind me.  I understand compliance issues and potential legal pitfalls, but also have a breadth of experience across many technical situations to know how to get the best out of content, people and resources.

I have also been told that I have a rare ability to turn my talents to any genre. I'm as equally at home stitching You've Been Framed! as I am constructing hard-hitting docos on Tonight or Crimefighters, crafting polemics and reasoned arguments on Don't Get Me Started and Investigative Reports, or splicing fast-cut promos and montages in the X Factor style.

So... you want whooshes? Yes, I do those.

Whip Pans? Yes.

Speed Ramps?  Yes.

Teases? Of course!

Deep teases? Whatever, yes...

Very deep teases? Stop it now.

Don't want any of these, but just want a good solid watchable programme? Of course!

Tight deadlines? Up against transmission? We can do it together!

Need your editor to understand effects and graphics, as well as the traditional editor's domain? I'm your man/person (if you're worried about gender-specificity)!

Corporates?  Yes, those too!

Will you work stupidly long hours for no reason? No, but good luck with that.

I bring my expertise to the edit, but also a wealth of technical gubbins and tons of extras - I've invested in literally thousands of royalty-free graphics, wipes, flashes, moving backgrounds, fonts, royalty-free music, and three HD royalty-free stock footage libraries. Yes - beautifully shot in slo-mo for great speed ramps, GVs of skies, seas etc etc - all for no extra charge.

Anything else?  Oh yes, a 90,000+ strong sound effects library, many in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

And full, legal versions of all my software - Adobe Creative Cloud 2017, Final Cut Pro 7 and X (for what it's worth, i.e. £0), Avid Symphony 8.5, Microsoft Office for Mac...

22 years experience on Avid, and Apple Certified Pro on Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 3 and Soundtrack Pro 2, so I officially do know what I'm doing!

I'm also internet and new media savvy - if you need versions of your show for online, mobile or DVD distribution, I have the skills, know-how and equipment to provide those, from a clip onto YouTube to a fully-authored sell-through DVD.

I have my own gear for hire at very reasonable rates if required (MacBook Pro with Retina Display and Thunderbolt, Blackmagic Ultrastudio 3D, and 15TB Thunderbolt storage, and a 27" iMac with Thunderbolt and the above connectivity.

For more details, please visit my website where you can also see my diary, updated 24 hours a day.

References

Helen Earnshaw - Post Production Co-ordinator, 3sixtymedia, Manchester 0161 952 1000

Helen Kruger Bratt - Production Executive, ITV Studios, London 0207 157 4822

Debra Prinselaar - Freelance Series Producer and P/D 07778 628747

Martin Godleman - Producer & MD Circa 1 Media Ltd., London 07595 203993

Credits

Recent Highlights:  

BBC ONE : A Question of Sport (series 46, 47 and 48); Match of the Day; For What It's Worth series 1 & 2 - Senior Editor (Tuesday's Child); London MarathonFootball Focus; The ONE Show; Rip-Off Britain; Shopping City

ITV 1 : The Big Quiz : Corrie v Emmerdale; Ade In Britain series 1 & 2; Countrywise Kitchen; My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham; There's No Taste Like Home; 30 Years of An Audience With...; Animals/People/Britain Do(es) The Funniest Things; You've Been Framed!; Tonight with Trevor McDonald; That Antony Cotton Show; Baby Ballroom - The Championship; Soapstar Superstar; TV's Funniest Music Moments; The Jeremy Kyle Show; Make Me Rich (Unique Factuals)

BBC TWO : Match of the Day 2; The A-Z of World War 1; Virtually There - France; Tips for Young Composers; The Sunday Show

CBBC : Blue PeterTop Class series 1 & 2The Let's Go ClubHider In The House (At It Productions); X-periMENTAL (Endemol)

BBC THREE : Fresh; Pure 24

BBC FOUR : The Book Quiz (Granada)

C4 : CountdownHow To Look Good Naked (Maverick TV); Superscrimpers; 3 Minute Wonders : Rory Peck Awards (Steve Boulton Productions); Planet Pop (Straight TV); 4PLAY - Elbow (Beckie Garvey Productions); The Slot

Five : Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun series 1 (Blakeway North); Age Gap Love (Nine Lives Media); Britain's Flashiest Families (Nine Lives Media); Celebrity Super Spa; It Pays To Watch! (2 x series - MoneySaving Productions); Don't Get Me Started (Liberty Bell)

ITV 2 : Emmerdale Live : The Fallout; Olly : Life On Murs; Coronation Street Secrets; Soap Fever

ITV 3 : Behind The Scenes - Cracker / Northern Lights / Jericho / Prime Suspect / Afterlife / Kingdom / Trial & Retribution / Jane Austen / Cold Blood / Blue Murder; Beyond A Joke (TX May/June 2009);

Arts & Entertainment Network (USA) : Investigative Reports - The Danger On Your Plate

Al Jazeera English : People And Power - Coffee in Cairo / Out of Time (Circa1Media)

ITV Central Crimefighters : The Vice (Zenith North); Extra Tonight; Tales Of The Unaccepted

History Channel Battlefield Detectives - Oriskany and Chesapeake

Sky One Girl Cops Series 1; Rio Ferdinand Uncovered

Sky Sports : Volvo Ocean Race - Life at the Extreme (Sunset+Vine APP, Alicante)

MTV The Valleys (online editor)

Discovery Health : Mini Models

Corporates : Royal Bank of Scotland, Marconi, Telewest, Marks & Spencer, Aston Villa FC, West Ham United FC, Asda, Pioneer Electronics, Silentnight, British Shoe, Kerry Foods, Adams, Bolton Wanderers

I love: multicam programmes, especially quizzes.  Just sayin' ...

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Last updated: 15/10/2019 11:08

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Contact Information

Please phone, email or text message on the numbers or addresses below:

Website: www.neilstewart.tv

Email: neil.stewart@nweg.tv

Tel: 077 4567 4995

Equipment Used

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Symphony
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Photoshop

Skills

  • Audio Mixing
  • File Delivery AS-11
  • Finishing/Polishing
  • Grading
  • Graphics
  • Offline
  • Online

Genres

  • Children's
  • Commercials
  • Corporates
  • Documentaries
  • Educational
  • Entertainment
  • Factuals
  • Multicam
  • Music Videos
  • News
  • Quiz
  • Reality
  • Religion
  • Sport
  • Variety

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