Scott Thomas

London based Freelance Video Editor

Tel +44 (0)7774 458598

Curriculum Vitae

A freelance broadcast video editor since 1990 I have worked on just about every genre on TV from accelerated reality to political satire, sports to game shows .

As a highly technical online / finishing editor I have edited for every major UK broadcaster and others around the world. Unusually, I relish doing all those fiddly finishing bits like grading, blurring, captioning and fixing Harding failures.

As a cutting editor I am very experienced in multi-camera productions, particularly quiz and game shows. With sports I have cut everything from documentary shorts to post match highlights.

I have a love of good audio and create complete sound mixes within Avid and with a background in sound post production my cuts are welcomed in both the online and sound dub, saving time at every stage. Good at cutting music (ex-musician), insert VTs and story-telling.

I’m very used to working under time pressure (lots of sports news experience) and playing a leading editor role in fast turnaround productions like I’m A Celebrity Australia, Love Island Australia and USA, Vlogglebox and the NHS Heroes Awards.

Highly experienced in the use of Avid Media Composer (and Symphony) Avid Interplay, After Effects and DaVinci Resolve (editing and grading) I’m an extremely experienced and reliable editor. I also have my own home based suite for remote editing. 

Enjoy working as part of a team but happy to work solo to a brief and self-producing, my main strengths are reliability, accuracy, punctuality and experience.

Enjoy working as part of a team but happy to work solo to a brief and self-producing, my main strengths are reliability, accuracy, punctuality and experience.

Recent credits

RTS Awards 2011- present – Nomination packages – Designed and made opening titles, wipes, etc and cut all the packages for Programme Awards, TV Journalism Awards and Craft Awards since 2011

I’m A Celebrity… Australia 2020 – Night shift finishing of all inserts – Avid grade & After Effects work on location in South Africa

Chelsea TV, Gravity Media, Sport, Editor, promos & news

Love Island Australia 2019 –  Reality Nine Network Australia / ITV Australia – Online and grading this time in Fiji

Epic Gameshow – Reboot of classic 70s and 80s gameshows. Onlined the whole series at Suite.

The Rob Rinder Report – Cutting various VTs and stitching the programme at Suite

Love Island USA 2019 – Reality CBS Network – Finishing editor – overnight turnaround in Fiji

Blockbusters – Dara O Briain reboot – offline for Thames for Comedy Central

I’m A Celebrity… Australia 2019 – Night shift finishing of all inserts – Avid grade & After Effects work on location in South Africa

Play Your Cards Right – ITV Pilot – online at Stephen Street Post

You’re Fired – Boundless – Onlining VT inserts for The Apprentice spin off show at Stephen Street Post

Premier League News – 2x 30 min bulletins a day. Cutting VTs, As-Lives, floats and u-lays. It’s another language.

Premier League: Football Today – Studio show – regular editor of inserts, underlays, VTs etc.

Premier League – Jamie Vardy interview. Sensitive interview after the Leicester City chairman’s death.

Sunset + Vine – Boxing VT’s

Champions League Matchnight – Input Media – Highlights editing and programme stitch

Love Island Australia 2018 – Reality Nine Network Australia / ITV Australia – Online and grading to tight deadlines overnight on location in Mallorca

Keith Lemon: Coming In America – Mockumentary, C4. Onlined all 6 Eps

NHS Heroes Awards – Cutting sections of this 2 hour ITV special

Premier League: Club Special: Southampton – Edited most of the inserts for the Live show.

Premier League: The Big Interview – Darren Fletcher. Edited and co-produced this 75 minute special. 

Sing: Ultimate A Capella – Huge scale singing contest, RDF/Sky – Offline and sound work. 4K 50p 

Catch Point – Game show pilot, ITV – Offline/Online and sound mix

Vlogglebox, Review show, Studio Lambert for E4, Final Online editor and sound mix – complete series

Womens Soccer League, Magazine and Highlights show, BBC and BT Sport, Editor, online

Katie Price – My Crazy Life, Reality, Shiver for Discovery, Finishing offline editor

Celebrity Juice, Entertainment, Talkback Thames for ITV 2, Editor, straight to online

Your Face or Mine, Entertainment/Game show, Talkback for Comedy Central, Editor, online

Graham Norton Show, Chat Show, So Television for BBC1, Editor, online

Piers Morgan Life Stories, Factual Entertainment, Shiver, Editor, VT edits and stitch

Champions League Show, Input Media, Sport, Editor, opening sequence and match cuts

Royal Recipes, Factual Entertainment, Spun Gold, Editor, online and grade

Pride of Britain Awards, Entertainment, ITV, Editor, stitch

Garden Rescue, Factual Entertainment, Spun Gold Editor, online & grade

Through The Keyhole, Entertainment, Talkback Thames, Editor, online & grade

Rebound, Quiz / Game Show Thames Editor, offline

Football’s Greatest, Pitch International, Factual, offline

Not so recent credits

Russia Monthly, IMG, Factual, Editor, offline & online

Bang On The Money Quiz / Game Show Thames TV Editor, offline & online

Masterpiece, Spun Gold, Editor, offline

FIFA Football Sport Pitch Productions Editor, offline, online & grade

FIFA Futbol Mundial Sport IMG Editor, offline, online & grade

Cricket’s Greatest Sports Documentary Pitch Productions Editor, offline, online & grade

Gift Wrapped Quiz / Game Show 12 Yard for ITV Editor, online

Decimate Quiz / Game Show Celador / CPL for BBC One Editor, offline

The Exit List Light Entertainment Gogglebox Entertainment Editor, offline

FIFA Futbol Mundial Sports Documentary IMG Editor, offline, online & grade

BAFTA Awards Awards Show BAFTA Editor, online

Premier League Productions Sport IMG Editor, offline, online & grade

Even Older Credits

The Hairy Bikers Cookoff! Food BBC Editor, online

Soccerex Sports Documentary Sky Sports Editor, offline, online & grade

Sea Patrol UK Documentary Wall to Wall Editor, online

The Ryder Cup Diaries Sports Documentary IMG Editor, online & grade

Premier League Productions Core Sport IMG Editor, offline & online

SyFy Channel Launch Universal Networks Editor, online

The Premiership Sport BT Vision, Editor, online

National TV Awards Awards Show Indigo TV Editor, offline & visual effects

Duel Quiz / Game Show Gallowgate Editor, offline & online

Hole In The Wall Entertainment Talkback Thames Editor, offline & online & mix.

Who Dares Wins Entertainment 12 Yard Editor, online

The Brit Awards Awards Show ITV Editor, offline & online

Hells Angels Documentary Wall to Wall Editor, online

Brainiac Science Abuse Health Granada Editor, online & grade

Eggheads Quiz / Game Show 12 Yard for BBC Editor, offline

Changing Rooms Property Endemol for BBC One Editor, offline

The Krypton Factor Quiz / Game Show ITV Editor, offline, online & grade & FX

Grand Designs Property Talkback Thames for Channel 4 Editor, offline & online

Formula 1 Sport Sky Sports Editor, offline & online

In It To Win It ‐ The National Lottery Quiz / Game Show 12 Yard for BBC One Editor, online

Brainiac History Abuse Factual Entertainment Granada for Sky 1 Editor, online

South Bank Show Documentary LWT Editor, online

Great British Spelling Test Educational Granada Editor, online

Get A New Life Observational Documentary Brighter Pictures for BBC Two Editor, offline

House Doctor Property Talkback Thames for FIVE Editor, offline

Property Ladder Property Talkback Thames for Channel 4 Editor, offline

The Weakest Link Quiz / Game Show BBC One & Two Editor, offline & online

Bitesize Music MTV Editor, offline & online

Life Doctor Science & Nature Talkback Thames for FIVE Editor, offline & online

Equipment Used :

Avid (all versions)

Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Lightroom

DaVinci Resolve

Izotope RX

Employment History :

Sarner Audio VisualAug 82 – Mar 84AV programmer / Sound recordist – First job. Good basics of the AV business
Carpenter Audio VisualMar 84 – Jul 86AV Technician – Staging shows and events
Skyport VideoJul 86 – Dec 89Video editor – Mainly corporate work. Betacam and 1″.
FreelanceDec 89 – presentFreelance editor.

Qualifications :

BSc Degree in Technology (2:1) in 2014 with the Open University

Education :

Eton College 1977-1982, Open University 2008-2014

Additional Information :

Live Directing & Vision Mixing:

Formula 1 Digital TV: Pit Lane Channel (6 cameras), Track A Programme (20 cameras).

Various AGM and corporate conferences.

Interests/hobbies:

Time lapse photographer – www.LondonTimelapse.com

Stock Videographer and photographer

Skiing and fitness

Call +44 (0)7774 458598