Having first edited on a two machine VHS suite and worked in post production since 1996 initially as a runner and Avid edit assistant I never take for granted what is now possible in low budget post production.
As a documentary and community filmmmaker whose day job is post production my eye is always on the balance between quality and budget.
In the last fifteen years I have specialised in working with independent documentary makers and artist filmmakers.
photo James Balston
DaVinci Resolve grading suite
with Tangent Element panel
and grading monitor
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I Stand Corrected
On the Street
Work in progress on a behind the scenes look at the production
'I Stand Corrected' by Mojisola Adebayo and Mamela Nyamza. The play takes the form of a love story between two women in South Africa and is set around their wedding.
The play was inspired by and seeks to challenge issues of marriage, equality and rape, issues that are faced by many women.
The documentary will look at how the work was developed creatively and the effect of staging it in different settings.
“The film is a beautiful depiction of an artist ... and a fitting tribute for the great contribution which she has made to both Scottish and British art.”
Scottish Art News
With the voice of Susannah York
Composer Andrew Lovett
Director, Editor Sue Giovanni
Producer Jules Hussey
65 minutes, 2008
“A touching and well-constructed portrait of an unknown lesbian poet, Annette Eick, who was a witness to life in Nazi Germany. Her journey through the twentieth century reveals an irrepressible spirit of love and creativity.”
Winner Jury Best Documentary Prize
Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Lisbon, 2005
26 minutes, 2005
On the Street
A collaborative work with performance artist Stacy Makishi, funded by London Arts Board & the Peabody Trust Millennium Award this site-specific multimedia piece took place over a two-year period in Stacy’s street in Hackney. Developed into a performance at Queen Mary University and a video
25 minutes, 1999