About – Thomas Beswick

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WHO I AM

Hello there and welcome to my website. My name is Thomas and I'm a freelance editor & film maker. I work in a wide range of project genres including film, advertising, corporate video, music videos, motion graphics and animation. In the past, I have worked on projects for Ferrari, Honda and many other known brands. On the contrary to this, I have also worked on many smaller and more personal projects, which also gave me an equal amount of satisfaction.

Like any skilled film maker, I approach every project with an open mind, making sure that it remains true to the creators brief and vision. It is for this reason that my body of work is extremely varied.

I share a great appreciation not only for film & video, but also for photography, design and music. I have a sincere passion for creating things, regardless of genre. On every project I work on, I try to be as perceptive as possible, drawing influence from whatever sources present themselves. I enjoy listening to other people's ideas and become especially excited when working with other creative people.

By now, I hope you have a sense of what kind of person I am, so next I should give you some facts about myself. I have been making films and editing for over 15 years. I use Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. I also consistently learn new software and techniques to achieve the ideas of myself and others.

I am used to taking a project from paper all the way to its final output. My technical ability is re-enforced by my understanding of story and pace. I have a keen interest in cinematography and direction, which helps me balance an actor's performance with the best take of a shot. I recognise the power of sound and music, and use this to my advantage when editing.

As for my academic qualifications, I have an NCFE in video production, a foundation degree in TV & Broadcast media, as well as a BA Honours degree in Contemporary film & video. Although I personally don’t agree that qualifications are important when editing, it certainly shows my skill on an academic scale.

As for my personality, I am professional, yet easy to talk to. I am hardworking, but also down to earth. I have a great sense of humour and enjoy working with other people. I like to think that I go above and beyond what people expect. I enjoy the work that I do and the people I meet. When people are happy with my work, then I am too. If your reading this, I hope we can work together in the future and create something amazing.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

HOW I WORK

I use a high-end PC capable of editing any format whether its home video or a 4K scan. I work remotely by using cloud storage such as 'Google Drive' to transfer data or by clients sending me a hard-drive.

I can work from a script, basic outline, or simply use my own creative initiative to complete projects. When working on projects, I send working renders to receive valuable feedback, ensuring that all projects are always on the right track. When a project is completed, I can deliver online or by hard drive.

WHY WORK WITH ME

- I am dedicated, professional and love what I do.
- I can work from a brief, guidelines, or use my initiative.
- I send working drafts for feedback.

- I can work with motion graphics, animations and Visual effects.
- I care about the projects I work on.

WHAT I CAN DO

• Edit footage, images and sound (Online or Offline)
• Sync audio or multiple cameras
• Clean up audio
• Shot stabilisation (smooth out camera shake)
• Camera animation (add pans, tilts or zooms to still shots)
• Color correction
• Color grading
• Add Royalty free music
• Add originally composed music
• Add sound effects and atmospheres
• Logo animations
• Intros & outro sequences
• Titles or credit rolls
• Dynamic Motion graphic titles
• Lower third graphics (banner graphics)
• Captions (hard coded)
• Green screen VFX
• Action VFX
• Horror VFX
• Rotoscoping
• Video conversion
• Video effects
• Animated effects

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