Louis Waters

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016 - 2017Editor
Film (Student)
Coffee Cafe
Ryan Petrolo
Cortado Entertainment
2016Video Editor
Corporate
Shah Trading Company Canning Plant TourShah Trading
2015 - 2016Director
Documentary
A Taste of HomeHumber College
2015Producer
Radio
Life's a Drag
Emma Goswell
Gaydio
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2017Broadcast TV / VideographyHumber College
    2014PGDip Broadcast JournalismThe University of Salford
    2013BA Journalism and Media StudiesBangor University

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition

    About me

    An experienced freelance video editor in Avid, Adobe Premiere & Final Cut Pro! Let's talk! Email me at: **contact removed** for a quote!

    Additional Information

    TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

    Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Audition, Adobe Media Encoder, DaVinci Resolve, Cinema 4D, Black Magic Fusion 8, Aerial Drone Filming, Microsoft Office

    WORK-RELATED EXPERIENCE

    MASTER CONTROL, MEDIA CONTROL CENTRE & MEDIA SERVICES INTERN AT BELL MEDIA

    Toronto, Canada / Mar 2017 – Apr 2017

    • Monitored content for multiple television channels at Master Control

    • Monitored feeds, positioned satellite dishes, prepped shows for air at Media Control Centre

    • Conducted quality control on promotional videos for closed captioning as well as audio/video levels at Media Services

    ET CANADA INTERN

    Toronto, Canada / Jan 2017 – Mar 2017

    • Operated cameras, ran cables, prepped guests for interviews, and set up lighting as a Studio Assistant

    • Queued teleprompter content into Qmaster and provided run downs for the crew in the Control Room

    • Loaded scripts into AP ENPS, compiled research packs for the Canadian Screen Awards, the JUNO Awards, the Academy Awards, and Big Brother Canada as well as applied TVR metadata for Avid Interplay at the Production Office

    VIDEO EDITOR – Television Pilot: “Coffee Café” [Project]

    Humber College

    Toronto, Canada / April 2015 – Present

    •Collaborates effectively with the Producer and Director to realize the creative vision

    •Organizes and runs auditions for casting

    •Acts as post-production technical lead, using 5.1 stereo sound recording and editing with Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, and Adobe After Effects

    VIDEO TECHNICIAN

    BitCine Technologies

    Toronto, Canada / Nov 2015 – June 2016

    •Processed television and film content and assembled complex digital cinema packages for cinema, television and online release

    •Transcoded for multi-channel distribution

    •Edited and synchronized audio and closed captioning tracks for regional localization

    •Worked alongside Quality Control Operators to ensure accuracy

    •Maintained detailed records of errors found, their descriptions, and steps taken for correction, as well as produced basic statistical analysis reports

    VIDEO EDITOR & CAMERA OPERATOR

    Freelance

    Toronto, Canada / Apr 2016 – Dec 2016

    •Produced & edited promotional videos for Shah Trading Company Ltd.

    •Edited videos, created custom graphics, and uploaded content to YouTube for SM Beauté

    •Operated cameras and edited footage for ITZ Media Production

    DIRECTOR & VIDEO EDITOR – Documentary: “A Taste of Home” [Project]

    Humber College

    Toronto, Canada / Oct 2015 – Mar 2016

    •Developed concept and delivered pitch to expert panel, which was selected for production

    •Interviewed key figures involved in the Syrian refugee resettlement process

    •Used strong production management skills to organize the project and supervise the team

    •Reviewed raw material to create an edit decision list based on the interview’s value and contribution to continuity

    PRODUCER

    Gaydio

    Manchester, UK / Apr 2015 – July 2015

    •Created final audio mixes for Adobe Audition, as needed

    •Generated and researched ideas for Gaydio programming

    •Developed content: wrote scripts, bulletins, and links

    •Sourced potential interviewees for The Exchange programme

    •Managed presenters for pre-recorded/live output

    STUDIO MANAGER

    Prolific North

    Manchester, UK / Feb 2014 – Sept 2014

    Operated both the gallery and studio in eight different roles to deliver broadcast programmes for Prolific North News each week:

    •Producer – Supervised all aspects of video production

    •Director – Directed three manual studio camera movements during an as-live broadcast

    •Playout – Ensured smooth transmission of content and graphics to the audience using the in-house media asset management system

    •Graphics – Created unique graphics and ensuring these are broadcast efficiently

    •PA – Ensured timings in the programme are correct in the gallery and for the presenters

    •Sound – Monitored the sound control board and ensuring studio mics are prepped

    •Camera Ops – Monitored output and carefully frame shots as directed

    •Presenter – Hosted and interviewed high-profile guests on the programme

    MEDIA TRAINING INSTRUCTOR

    University of Salford

    Salford, UK / Feb 2014 – Sept 2014

    Trained external companies in all skills needed to effectively communicate with broadcast media in interviews and press conferences

    •Tested individuals in a mock press conference

    •Interviewed individuals in a mock TV studio

    •Provided immediate feedback

    PRODUCER

    Shock Radio

    Salford, UK / Oct 2013 – Sept 2014

    •Produced weekly current affairs and entertainment radio broadcasts

    •Performed quality assurance on all pre-recorded aired content

    NEWS REPORTER

    Quays TV News

    Salford, UK / Oct 2013 – April 2014

    •Reported on news items in the Manchester area

    •Acted as co-presenter and broadcast quality assurance for the “Global News Relay 2014”, a 12-hour live broadcast in partnership with 8 other international universities

    SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

    •Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

    •Easily adaptable to new, fast-paced environments

    •Energetic, works well under pressure

    •Great perseverance and ability to learn

    •High editorial standards and attention to detail

    •Excellent research and data analysis skills

    •Project management and leadership

    •Self-proficient and strong team collaboration

    •Deep knowledge of industry-standard software, NLE editing systems, and online video platforms

    CERTIFICATIONS

    NCTJ Broadcast Regulation

    NCTJ Television News

    NCTJ Radio News

    Data Journalism

    Teeline Shorthand

    WECTU Training

    Referees

    Available upon request.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Welsh
    DBS checked
    • No
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Live Daytime
    • Live TV
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Motoring
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Reality TV
    • Sport
    • Television
    Experienced in
    • Comedy
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • ENG/Outside Broadcast
    • Film (Short)
    • Live Daytime
    • Live TV
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Sport
    • Television
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years