Editworks

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Editworks
Post Production
IndustryMedia
HeadquartersLondon and Glasgow
Key people
Graham Hutchings
Roger Cumner
Andrew Barrett (CEO)
Websitewww.editworks.co.uk

editworks was a post-production company located in The Hub, Pacific Quay, Glasgow. It specialised in long form Broadcast programmes in a variety of genres. Light entertainment, comedy, documentary, children’s, factual and sport. It also did corporate work.

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Chelsea Harbour 1992
Chelsea Harbour 1992
Editworks London
Charlotte Street - London Location
Editworks Scotland
The Hub - Scotland Location
Editworks Locations

Editworks was founded in 1990 by Paul Smith, of Complete Communications, as a broadcast offshoot from Complete Video, which targeted mostly short form commercial work. It was originally based at Chelsea Harbour along with The Shooting Crew, which provided cameras and crew for location productions. Editworks was initially run by Geraint Owen, with Graham Hutchings and Perry Widdowson as editors. The Shooting Crew was run by Barry Noakes. Mark Sangster joined the company in 1992, from Thames Television. Originally, there were two linear online edit suites and one U-matic offline suite, based at Chelsea Harbour. Any extra sound work usually went to be finished at Complete Video in Covent Garden. In 1993, editworks used Avid for the first time to cut a Paul McCartney documentary and the non-linear system soon became the editors and Producers preferred tool. Expansion continued and in 1995 it was decided to build an audio dubbing suite at Chelsea and Adrian Smith joined the company as dubbing mixer from TVS. The U-matic offline suite became a third linear online and three dedicated Avid offline suites were built. Ex-BBC editor Steve Murray joined the company on 18 September 1995. During that period, James Thomas and Paul Richmond were promoted to editors from the Technical Staff. Following the success of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Paul Smith decided to divest himself of editworks and invited the management team to buy the company from him. In 2000, Jim Boyers (then General Manager), together with Roger Cumner (Chief Engineer), Graham Hutchings, Mark Sangster, Adrian Smith and Perry Widdowson formed editworks 2000 ltd. The company was relocated from Chelsea Harbour to its present location in Charlotte Street, London. In 2005, Nick Dixon was promoted to on-line DS Editor as well as continuing to supervise the technical area along with Steve Willey, and Matt Ramsay joined as Dubbing Mixer. In 2008, a formal in-house editor training scheme commenced with three technical assistants, Brendon Blackshaw, Rebecca Bowker and John Foxen taking part. In 2010, Andrew Barrett (Ex-Heinz CEO) became Editworks’ Company Chairman to assist the company’s growth into the Scottish Television market. In June 2010, Editworks Scotland opened in The Hub, Pacific Quay, Glasgow. On 12 September 2012 Editworks 2000 Ltd entered administration. Editworks Scotland Ltd continued to trade until it entered administration in August 2019.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Strauss, Will (1 June 2010). "Editworks gets Scotland boost | News | Broadcast". Broadcastnow.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2011.

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