Karl Dixon

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I am a Freelance Video Editor and Director, currently based in Manchester with a secondary base in Coventry.

With 7 years professional experience in the UK Theatre, Film and Television industries, and an academic background in drama (1st class BA Hons in Drama from the University of Bristol) I can bring excellent storytelling ability and technical understanding to any project. I am confident working with actors, contributors and crew and can bring the best out of a story, whether editing or directing.

As a director I have worked on single and multi-camera drama and commercial shoots across various digital formats and worked with fantastic creatives of all disciplines.

As an editor I have worked across many genres, delivering drama, commercial and documentary content to Television, Cinema and Online distribution.

 

2009 - 2011

I graduated from Bristol University with a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in Drama.

Following this I gained experience in the film and TV industry by working as a Camera Operator and Broadcast Assistant at Coventry Greyhounds, Production Assistant with Blue Tuna and Hire Driver for Shoot Blue.

In this period I was also a Producer and Editor on Scratchmark Films' Kingsmeadow, a 30 minute football documentary which was broadcast on ESPN and Channel 4 and hosted on 4oD for 12 months.

2011 - 2012

I spent a year working as a professional actor, devising and touring with children's theatre company Blunderbus Theatre and playing a principle role in the independent feature film The Bricklayer.

I supplemented this with short film and music video directing work, writing, producing and editing the short drama The Lunt (which has received international festival screenings) and directing and editing the music video Jack's Song, which won both the 1st Prize and Audience Choice Award in the 2 Weeks 2 Make It competition.

2012 – 2015

I­ worked as an in-house video director and editor for the Royal Shakespeare Company, while also freelancing as a video editor for production company Dusthouse, notably on West End musicals Sunny Afternoon and Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical.

In this period I was also the Video Designer on the RSC’s Oppenheimer, a new play that won 5* reviews from The Guardian and The Telegraph and transferred to the West End in March 2015.

2016

I am continuing to freelance for exciting companies throughout the UK and collaborating with many talented individuals, whilst also developing my own work.

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I am a Freelance Video Editor and Director, currently based in Manchester with a secondary base in Coventry.

With 7 years professional experience in the UK Theatre, Film and Television industries, and an academic background in drama (1st class BA Hons in Drama from the University of Bristol) I can bring excellent storytelling ability and technical understanding to any project. I am confident working with actors, contributors and crew and can bring the best out of a story, whether editing or directing.

As a director I have worked on single and multi-camera drama and commercial shoots across various digital formats and worked with fantastic creatives of all disciplines.

As an editor I have worked across many genres, delivering drama, commercial and documentary content to Television, Cinema and Online distribution.

 

2009 - 2011

I graduated from Bristol University with a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in Drama.

Following this I gained experience in the film and TV industry by working as a Camera Operator and Broadcast Assistant at Coventry Greyhounds, Production Assistant with Blue Tuna and Hire Driver for Shoot Blue.

In this period I was also a Producer and Editor on Scratchmark Films' Kingsmeadow, a 30 minute football documentary which was broadcast on ESPN and Channel 4 and hosted on 4oD for 12 months.

2011 - 2012

I spent a year working as a professional actor, devising and touring with children's theatre company Blunderbus Theatre and playing a principle role in the independent feature film The Bricklayer.

I supplemented this with short film and music video directing work, writing, producing and editing the short drama The Lunt (which has received international festival screenings) and directing and editing the music video Jack's Song, which won both the 1st Prize and Audience Choice Award in the 2 Weeks 2 Make It competition.

2012 – 2015

I­ worked as an in-house video director and editor for the Royal Shakespeare Company, while also freelancing as a video editor for production company Dusthouse, notably on West End musicals Sunny Afternoon and Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical.

In this period I was also the Video Designer on the RSC’s Oppenheimer, a new play that won 5* reviews from The Guardian and The Telegraph and transferred to the West End in March 2015.

2016

I am continuing to freelance for exciting companies throughout the UK and collaborating with many talented individuals, whilst also developing my own work.

Career stage
Mid-Senior
Industries
Advertising and Marketing Communications, Digital, Film, Performing Arts, Photography and Photo Imaging, TV, VFX, Visual Arts
My skills
Adobe PremierePro, Video Editing, Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Arri Alexa, Arri Amira, Assistant Directing, Avid Media Composer V8, Canon DSLRs, Catalyst Video Programmer, Directing, Director, Final Cut Pro 7, Preditor, RED Camera, Script and Screenwriting, Sony F5, Sony FS700, Video Producing
Job Roles
Editing Assistant, 1st Assistant Director, Commercials Producer, Director, Documentary Filmmaker, Offline Editor, Online Editor, Preditor, Projection Designer, Screenwriter (Scriptwriter), Senior Video Editor, Video Content Creator, Video Designer, Video Editor, Video Journalist, Videographer

Work history

Oct 2015 - Nov 2015

Freelance Camera Operator
The Old Vic Theatre

Sep 2015 - Nov 2015

Freelance Director & Editor
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015

Freelance Assistant Video Designer
Royal & Derngate Theatre

Oct 2014 - Jul 2015

Freelance Video Editor
Dusthouse

Jul 2012 - Jul 2015

Video Editor & Director
Royal Shakespeare Company

May 2015 - Jun 2015

Freelance Video Editor
Hoax Motion Pictures

May 2015 - May 2015

Freelance Video Editor
Body Power TV

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012

Broadcast Assistant
Blue Tuna

Jun 2009 - Jul 2012

Freelance Director & Video Editor
Highfield Films

Jun 2010 - Mar 2012

Freelance Producer & Video Editor
Scratchmark Films

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Actor & In-house Filmmaker
Blunderbus Theatre

Feb 2011 - Aug 2011

Actor
Panaseer 21

Apr 2011 - Apr 2011

Production Assistant
Brain Candy Films

Oct 2010 - Oct 2010

Camera Operator
Mindriot Productions

Mar 2010 - Jun 2010

Production Assistant
Blue Tuna

Apr 2009 - Apr 2009

Promotional Filmmaker
Bristol Old Vic Theare


Education

Oct 2006 - Jul 2009

Drama: Theatre, Film & Television Studies - 1st class BA (Hons)
University of Bristol


Where they are going

Industries
Advertising and Marketing Communications, Film, Performing Arts, TV
Skills they want to learn
Video Editing, Cinema 4D, DaVinci Resolve, Digital Video, Directing, Motion Graphics, Script and Screenwriting, Smoke, Sound and Video, Sound Design, Sound Design for Picture, Video Encoding

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