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Paul Shields

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Offline & Online Editor

Paul Shields

Offline and Online Editor with 25 years broadcast experience.

Fast, diligent and enthusiastic editor with a passion for telling stories. My job is to mine as much emotion, character and humour as I can from every script and performance while preserving a clear and involving narrative. I have strong editorial skills developed over the years and going back to my university studies.

I have worked as an editor in broadcast post production for 25 years. I held staff positions at two large post houses followed by a busy 11 years as a freelancer. I bring a wealth of experience in editorial, craft and finishing to every project with in-depth knowledge of Avid editing systems including working with multicam. Lightning fast but thorough with a creative eye for detail I am at home at any stage of the edit from offline through to online.

I am highly skilled in Avid effects meaning I can quickly come up with solutions to continuity problems where a clever split screen can often save the day. I have also worked with VFX artists creating previsualisations of effects in the cut. I love working with music and pride myself on my attention to detail.

I live within easy reach of MediaCity but have ultra fast broadband to work remotely. I can also run Avid locally on my own system – downloading rushes and uploading viewing copies quickly as required.

TESTIMONIALS

“I worked with Paul on Hollyoaks and I can honestly say we wouldn’t have got through without Paul’s methodical and pro-active diligence. We had an extremely tight window for our edit due to illness when filming. When it came to my time to fine cut with Paul (also considering it was the first time I’d worked with him) the episodes were in a fantastic place, giving us time to finesse with remarkable comfort. Paul will be a great asset to any production lucky enough to snap him up.”

Seán Healy, Director “Hollyoaks”

Paul was my editor on Hollyoaks for episodes 6236-6240 . He was very communicative and always happy to show me scenes that he'd put together ahead of our edit time, which made a refreshing change! Paul is a very instinctive and diligent editor, and that combined with his cheery disposition makes him a joy to work with. I also had the fewest notes back from viewings on the episodes he did for me. I really enjoyed working with Paul and wouldn't hesitate to work with him on other projects. He is an asset to the team.

Chantelle Kayll, Director “Hollyoaks”

“Paul is an editor who really understands story, rhythm and pacing. He's very easy to work with and never afraid to give insightful thoughts and suggest creative solutions. He'll also strive to craft the very best performances from an actor which for me is paramount. I've worked with him on both Hollyoaks for Channel 4 and Hope Street for the BBC and will definitely be working with him on future shows. I would highly recommend him as a great asset to any show.”

Sean Glynn, Director “Hope Street”, “Hollyoaks”

“I would highly recommend Paul.  I first worked with him on Series 1 of Biff and Chip where he was responsible for the offline edit of half the 25 episode run.  He came back for Series 2 and 3 and offline edited all of my 25 episodes.  He was a joy to work with. He is very experienced in many areas of post including as an online editor so he has a strong sense of story and structure but also has the technical ability to push the boundaries in the offline. He is passionate about his work and takes complete ownership of his episodes but is always happy to adapt, sometimes working to a complete detailed cutting order and sometimes cutting scenes with only continuity notes from the floor. We had several very happy months working as a team – sometimes hard to stay ahead of him as he’s also very fast!”

Dirk Campbell, Director “Biff & Chip”

For availability enquiries please email paulshieldseditor@gmail.com


Credits

Highlights

Please download my CV using the button on this page for full details.

People I have worked for

BBC, CBBC, CBeebies, ITV, True North, Red Productions, Shine North, Three Arrows


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Connection


Email: paulshieldseditor@gmail.com

Tel: 0773 444 9493

Region: Manchester

Remote Working


  • Happy to work remotely
  • Has own edit equipment

Own Kit Specs


Avid Media Composer 2023 running on high spec laptop.

Can accept media on USB3 drives up to HD.

Calibrated external monitor used for broadcast standard finishing if required.

Very fast internet upload and download for media delivery to and from you.

Happy to remote in to facility's own system. 

Software Used


  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Symphony

Skills


  • Finishing/Polishing
  • Grading
  • Offline
  • Online

Genres


  • Children's
  • Drama
  • Educational
  • Entertainment
  • Multicam
  • Quiz
  • Variety

Availability

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Last updated 23/02/2024 02:21

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Swashbuckle

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Biff & Chip

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