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Niall Mason

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About Me

Every film is a puzzle really, from an editorial point of view.

Walter Murch

Perhaps that's why I enjoy editing - the puzzle. Moving the pieces to fit into place.

At 3:13pm on the 13th of October 2016 I decided to make a change. Films and TV have been my one true love since I was little - from the Never Ending Story and Empire Records to Breaking Bad and Aliens. My passion runs the gamut.

On that fateful day I decided this *had* to be my career and the only person standing in the way of that was me!

I’ve been training myself and working ever since. Most recently as an Assistant VFX Editor at the VFX studio DNEG working on the latest in the Fast & Furious franchise, as well as working as a freelance film editor and assistant editor in London, England.

After initially training myself online and editing shorts, I have worked on two independent films as editor and one Hollywood feature. I have experience handling everything from rushes and offline editorial through to turnover and delivery.

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What's up!

Take a look at my portfolio below and get in touch - let's work together.

Niall Mason
Film Editor
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What's up!

Take a look at my portfolio below and get in touch - let's work together.

MacBook Pro
Weapon of Choice
Sloth

What's up!

Take a look at my portfolio below and get in touch - let's work together.

Sloth
Mammal

How I can help

Editing feels almost like sculpting or a form of continuing the writing process.

Sydney Pollack
I find that organisation is key, not only for a smooth workflow into my editing software, but also to get to know the footage and know where the golden moments lie. Then the editing process begins and I can truly geek out! I enjoy the process of making the cut, figuring out the best takes, making the edit flow so the cuts become inperceptable.
I started editing in Avid Media Composer, and have since expanded my knowledge to Final Cut Pro X and Adoby Premiere Pro. All are great for different projects, working styles and delivery.

I dabble in vfx and motion graphics using Fusion and Motion, as appropriate.

Editing is really like plumbing a good deal of the time. You put two things together, and a current runs through it.

Thelma Schoonmaker
On the two lower budet independent features that I edited I also performed all assistant duties, including ingesting and syncing dailies, lining the script, project and finder level organisation, assemblies and turnover to sound and colour.
I'm looking for any and all opportunities to work alongside great editors and assistants in the industry and would welcome any potential work as an assistant in the editorial team.
I have undertaken the Feature Film Avid Assistant Editor Immersion course from Master the Workflow which included pre-production, setting up the cutting room, project & ISIS layout and organisation, continuity, codebooks, lists & logs, VFX tracking, dailies ingest/sync, turnovers, change lists & rebalance and deliverables.

There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.

Frank Capra
I have been working for VFX studio DNEG since early 2019, as an Assistant to the Editorial team, after 8 months I was promoted to Assistant VFX Editor and started working on Universal's Fast & Furious 9 alongside two VFX Editors. We were the main VFX studio for the film.
Work included processing turnover from the film's editorial team including plate checks, lineup checks and turnover cuts as well as updating the Shotgun database ad preparing, and keeping up to date, sequence cuts for VFX dailies sessions. Further tasks could include making minicuts, syncing witness cameras or finding reference footage for the artists.

Here's why I should be on your editorial team:

I'm Creative

I've taken creative leaps and bounds over the last few years in ways I'd never imagined or thought possible for myself. From short form to documentary to feature, film requires a creative spark, a mind that loves the medium and an eye for story.

I’m Punctual

The industry requires time and I'm willing to go the extra mile to make the best feature we can whilst staying on deadline.

I have magic

The cut is the greatest magic trick that editors perform. A single edit can fundamentally change the direction of a piece for the better, you just have to find that magic moment and fit it into place.

I love film

My greatest strength is my passion for film and television. Over 35 years film and tv have been secretly teaching me to edit, from watching the work of Thelma Schoonmaker to Sally Menke to Walter Murch, these editing giants have shaped my creative mind.

I’m responsible

I will always work to the best of my ability and with my full attention. If your project isn't ready for the outside world, don't worry, I won't share our work with anyone but you!

I'm Friendly

This is an important foundation to a great working relationship, which is always important for an editorial team who are grouped toegther for many months at a time, and for those interactions with the other departments and vendors involved on a project.

Contact

Call
07515 354 026
Location
London, United Kingdom
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