Editor at Blue-Zoo Productions
- London, United Kingdom
- Motion Pictures and Film
Judith Allen's Overview
- Editor at Blue-Zoo Productions
- VFX Editor (casual) at Framestore
- Editor/ Assistant Editor/ VFX Editor at Freelance
- VFX Editor at Aardman Animations
- Freelance Editor at Freelance
- Editor/ assistant at The Yard
- Freelance Digitiser at The Farm Group
- Showreel editor at Stranger
- Editor at Passion Pictures
- Editor/ assistant at Betty
- Assistant Editor at Breakthru Films
- Student Editor at National Film and Television School
- Edit assistant at Rockhopper TV
- Editor/ assistant at Metropolitan Film School
- National Film and Television School
- University College London, U. of London
- Withington Girls' School
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Judith Allen's Summary
I am a freelance editor, assistant editor, and visual effects editor who has been working in film and television since 2003. I aspire to edit feature films, and have a strong interest in animation, commercials, and music videos.
I have recently finished working as VFX Editor at Aardman Animations on the recent stop motion feature "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists", released in Spring 2012.
I am easily able to work in London or Manchester, and I am willing to discuss other options worldwide.
I gained an Editing MA at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England. Here I had the opportunity to work across the genres of drama, documentary, animation and television, with access to tutors including Stephen Frears, Sean Barton, Roger Crittenden, Alex Mackie, and Barry Vince who gave valuable feedback on my editing projects there.
Editing, digitising, media organisation, drama, documentary, animatic, animation, music, avid, final cut pro
Judith Allen's Experience
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Animation industry
July 2012 – Present (1 year) London, United Kingdom
I am currently working at Blue Zoo on a new children's animation series, aimed at the 2-5 age range. There will be 52 episodes of 11 minutes duration, and we expect transmission to begin in 2013 on CBeebies.
VFX Editor (casual)
Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Motion Pictures and Film industry
May 2012 – June 2012 (2 months) London, United Kingdom
Casual work, running reviews in Avid and Baselight. Imports, exports, project management across multiple feature films in progress.
Editor/ Assistant Editor/ VFX Editor
February 2012 – June 2012 (5 months) London, United Kingdom
Conversion of a feature film from FCP into Avid and back again at the end of editing to fit around a pre-existing workflow disrupted by a replacement editor.
Corporate film editing.
VFX Editor sick/ holiday cover.
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Animation industry
May 2010 – January 2012 (1 year 9 months)
I work within the VFX and previz departments – running reviews with directors on our timelines in Avid, taking notes on change requests, briefing previz artists, outputting and publishing shots for them to pick up in Maya.
As the VFX Editor, along with my assistant, I am keeping track of over 1500 shots for the final film whilst liaising with our editor and assistants. Some of the shots are done in-house, and some others are outsourced to VFX houses in London - all of which requires excellent communication and documentation skills. I worked closely with our previs team during their phase, and I was able to make suggestions for alternate versions or problem-solving at various stages. My role requires me to work closely with other departments, and frequently “translate” between editor and VFX language for feedback requests and discussions. Our pipeline is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the production, and I try to foresee future requirements ahead of time in order to approach the necessary people to allow us to set up processes in time.
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Medical Devices industry
August 2006 – May 2009 (2 years 10 months)
• Digitising on programmes including “The X-Factor” and “8 out of 10 Cats”, including multicamera footage.
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Animation industry
February 2009 – March 2009 (2 months)
Whilst here I edited commercials for Compare The Market, East Midlands Trains, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and The Sunday Sun.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Entertainment industry
2009 – 2009 (less than a year)
Assisted with the online process by exporting and interpreting FCP EDLs, including some metadata errors in timecode from the ingest stage.
Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Motion Pictures and Film industry
January 2007 – January 2009 (2 years 1 month)
Editing short films, documentaries, animations, and television promos whilst at the school which were then entered into festivals around the world.
Excerpts and further information available on my website at http://www.jaa-editing.com/
December 2005 – August 2006 (9 months)
• Playing out tapes to send to BBC World for conforming and transmission
• Assembling B-rolls from footage shot for documentaries
• Authoring DVDs based on existing templates
• Tape and DVD duplication
• General office work - filling out forms with details of programme credits, music, con-
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Motion Pictures and Film industry
September 2005 – February 2006 (6 months)
Helped the students to edit their short films.
echnical assistant duties (in addition to editing work):
• Assisting with the activities of the single and three day courses run at Ealing Studios
• Troubleshooting technical issues with cameras and microphones during filming, and
ensuring adequate power supplies are available throughout the day
• Collecting kit together at the end of the filming
• Setting up the editing computers and digitising footage as it comes in
• Helping the students to edit their scenes, providing technical and creative advice
• Assembling the projects for screening at the end of the day
• Collating all footage onto a single hard drive for later processing and DVD authoring,
ensuring a logical system is in place for the person who’ll be working on it later
Judith Allen's Projects
- May 2010 to January 2012
Judith Allen's Skills & Expertise
Judith Allen's Education
National Film and Television School
2007 – 2009
University College London, U. of London
2003 – 2006
Whilst studying, I was able to go to South Africa for a month to experience an Iron Age archaeological dig, as well as a bit of sightseeing! I also participated in the recording of the Bamburgh Research Project at Bamburgh Castle.
I took courses in Ancient Egypt, field studies, research and presentation skills, human remains, archaeometallurgy, indigenous archaeology, anthropology, past societies, photography, and several other areas of interest.
Activities and Societies: Orchestra, Marothodi 2004
Withington Girls' School
1994 – 2001
Judith Allen's Additional Information
Judith Allen's Courses
Withington Girls' School
- Further Maths
- General Studies
National Film and Television School
- MA Editing
Judith Allen's Volunteer Experience & Causes
St John Ambulance
January 2009 – August 2012 (3 years 8 months)
- Event First Aid cover
- Event Radio Control
- County Staff Officer (Avon), Member Support
- Training Courses in First Aid, Medical Gases, Patient Transport, Treatment Centre Management, Advanced Driving, Leadership, and others
Causes I care about:
- Arts and Culture
- Civil Rights and Social Action
- Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
- Human Rights
- Poverty Alleviation
- Science and Technology
Organizations I support:
- Cancer Research UK
- National Blood Service
- British Heart Foundation
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