Editing Examples

On this page you'll find a selection of Tom's editing. Many more examples are available to see should you wish to. Tom has a variety of examples that cover many subjects and editing styles.

 

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Holby City - Series 21 Episode 40 (2019)

Holby City is a show I've long wanted to work on. Many talented editors have passed through their edit suites and there is a real emphasis on style and drama. This clip is from the first of two episodes I cut in June 2019, for Director Jamie Annett. Me and Jamie have worked together on several other jobs and I always enjoy it. His footage oozes style and cuts together seamlessly. 

This episode comes on the back of an attack on Chloe that leaves her distraught and deeply effected. Her ex, Evan, has attacked and raped her before she was able to fight back. We pick up the story dealing with the fallout. The episode features fantastic performances and it was a real joy to cut. 

Hollyoaks - World Mental Health Day Special (2018)

Hollyoaks - World Mental Health Day Special

Hollyoaks - World Mental Health Day Special

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Cleo has been battling bulimia for a year. Having managed to keep it hidden from her family and fiance till now we haven't really seen too much of the effects. This episode changes all of that.
The episode starts with Cleo talking to her therapist about her wedding day. The first half of the episode sees the day take place from the way Cleo believes it. Everything is perfect, she's happy and ready to get married. She believes she faints at the alter. We soon find out that it's much worse than this. The second half of the episode shows the true day to day battle she went through.


Hollyoaks had worked carefully with the charity 'BEAT' to make sure this storyline came across as well as it could. As editor there was a large responsibility to ensure that work made it onto screen. The show airs at 6:30pm. The edit had to be sensitive, whilst also showing just how harrowing day to day activities were for Cleo. Shot selection was incredibly important, along with finding the right music and sound effects to really
give the viewers an immersive experience. The episode needed to swell and back off at the right moments.

 

The episode was widely praised and the charity 'BEAT' experienced it's busiest ever month on the back of it airing. 

This clip was part of the selection of Tom's work that helped win him the 2019 RTS NE Excellence in Editing Award.

The Dumping Ground - Series 6 Ep23