As you may have seen on this site, I do enjoy editing projects which have an ethical slant. I like documentary films long or short that try to inform, educate and make the world around us a slightly better place. So it is always a joy to work on projects from the National Trust, who aim to not only give public access to natural spaces but to preserve them. 

The short film below was commissioned by the National Trust and shot by Jason Lock. It looks at the recent purchase of land in the Peak District at Stoney Middleton and the Trust's drive to preserve and strengthen wildflower meadows and natural habitats in the face of continuous erosion of the natural habitat by man.

These projects can have a very tight turn around, but it is still important to ensure that narrative and the client's message is properly delivered, that the finished film is of broadcast quality. Something you might see as an insert on the BBC's Countryfile

It is always great to work with high quality footage of dynamic natural locations and as ever Jason Lock not only captures that footage but also draws upon all of his experience as a documentary photographer to obtain an engaging interview from the National Trust ranger.

I offlined this film in Avid and then graded it in Davinci Resolve. In order to add extra depth and emotion to the film I then spent some time building up a sound bed of atmos and sourced sound effects in order to immerse the viewer in the location.

I hope you enjoyed this film and should you wish to contact me for editing work please don't hesitate to use the contact section in the left hand margin or call me on 07807 526 691. If you prefer email, my address is


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