I enjoy using my creative flair in the editing process to tell a story. I am a proficient user of a number of systems including Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro is the edit suit used by Bloomberg and a number of other creative organisations. There are a number of similarities between this and Final Cut Pro, but this system has the added benefit of integrating seamlessly with other popular Adobe applications, such as Audition and After Effects. I’m also a big fan of Adobe Media Encoder – a great way of exporting videos in the background, which releases the system to move on to the next project.
Short Form Edits…
Long Form Edits
Bloomberg TV often broadcast shows and segments that require specialist long form editing. These projects feature high profile business leaders and politicians, filmed either in the studio or on location in a multi camera setup. I have edited a number of shows, including one called ‘Leaders with Lacqua’ – and recently got to work with Santander Bank chief Ana Botín and Unilever CEO Paul Polman in half hour specials. These are also edited on Adobe Premiere Pro:
Final Cut Pro
In my work for the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency, I use Final Cut Pro to create news reports. Raw footage is sent from the field by video journalists, which is then ingested into servers for me to download and create topical packages from. Below is an updated playlist which feature my latest videos to watch on YouTube:
Edius and Avid are other popular systems I have used in the newsroom. Edius – unlike other popular applications, has the capability of processing ‘growing’ files, enabling the fast turnaround of feeds for playout. Avid is used mainly by organisations that build their programme rundowns in iNews. I used Avid extensively at ITN, ITV and Reuters.