Martin Chapman

Freelance Videographer & DVD Designer

Location:Southend-on-sea, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 Skills
Martin Chapman

41 Hudson Road, Leigh-on-sea, SS9 5PA

Mobile: 07973 877117


I am a freelance producer and editor currently working from home. I have a first class honours degree in Media Production and have also completed courses in After Effects and Red Cam post workflow. I am easy-going and down to earth but am very professional with my work and have an eye for detail. I work well with other people but am also comfortable being left to my own devices with a project and am happy to receive any feedback.


Holy Moshen Pictures – Production Assistant/Editors Assistant - I have worked as a Production Assistant on a feature film for an independent film company called Holy Moshen Pictures. The job involved me generally helping out with organising, taking phone calls and arranging meetings. My role also involved using social networking sites to promote the film during the pre-production stages. I also worked as Editor's Assistant during post production; creating the subtitles, logging rushes and editing the trailor. This was all using Final Cut Pro

Caravan Films – Production Assistant - I worked as a production assistant on a shoot for a company called Caravan Films. As well as general running duties including carrying, setting up and putting away equipment, my role involved assisting the operation of a Jib, and Dolly on a track.

Raya Films – Production Assistant - I worked as production assistant on a short film for a company called Raya Films. My role involved working closely with the producer during the shoot to ensure everything ran smoothly and to generally assist with production such as setting up lights, getting actors and crew to sign contracts, helping with catering and carrying of equipment.

Leap Anywhere TV - I worked as an editor for a charity called Leap Anywhere TV. This involved editing footage of charity events and interviews surrounding the charities linked to the web site.


Passing - short film (2009) Editor
Directed by Chris Bailey

West Malling Primary School Promo Producer/Editor
Produced and edited by me on behalf of Luma Productions

Ilford Ursuline Prep School Promo Producer/Editor
Produced and edited by me on behalf of Luma Productions

Solito Feature Film Assistant Editor
Feature film directed by Amit Gilcelter

Stuart Carr – 'Silence says it all' Producer/Editor
Music video produced and edited by me on behalf of Luma Productions.

The Tasting Sessions Promo Producer/Editor
Promotional video for 'The Tasting Sessions' event.

NREC Promo Producer/Editor
Advertisement shot for the NREC

Judd - Sunday Morning Editor
Music Video directed by Kevin Imajemite

Wild Suga (2010) Editor
Fashion Video Directed by Kevin Imajemite

Until The Sweetness Has Gone (2010) Editor
Short Film Directed by Nicolas Laborie

Money Now, Glory Later (2010) Assistant Editor
Feature-length documentary directed by James Smith

Judd – Together Editor
Music Video Directed by Kevin Imajemite

Scholastic Editor
Editing short features for Scholcastic's online magazine; Mary Glasgow

I Cheev Offline Editor
Corporate video produced by Paul Bates Studios for I Cheev

NLP 4 Kids Offline Editor
Corporate video produced by Paul Bates Studios for NLP 4 Kids

Power Of Love (2011) Producer/Editor
Short film directed by Fintan Von Kear

A Life, Unfulfilled (2011) Producer/Editor
Short film directed by Luke Butler

Breathe Producer/Editor
Music Video directed by Luke Butler


Insight Exchange (The Big Sofa)

Currently working as the video editor for a market research company. My role involves converting and conforming raw video footage and ingesting into final cut pro, editing market research videos into a final product and conduct quality control for each video before exporting and uploading onto their website.

Tesco Stores Ltd: 2006 - 2010
I have worked at Tesco on and off throughout my education. I have worked in various roles, including general assistant on produce, stock control, security and checkouts.

The Crooked Billet: June – September 2008
I worked at the Crooked Billet Pub in the Summer of 2008, serving food and drink, operating the tills, cleaning and changing pumps etc. The summer in Old Leigh can be very chaotic with queues all day, so it could be a very pressured environment, but I learnt the job very quickly was soon trusted with many tasks unsupervised.

Thames Card Technology: June - September 2007
I worked in a credit card factory over the Summer of 2007 whilst home from University. This involved working with heavy machinery and logging cards as they come out of the machines. A lot of trust was involved, as it was confidential information and had to be 100% correct at all times.

Salvation Army Summer Camp, Turin, Italy: Summer 2006, 2007, 2008.
I worked as a cook and general carer at a children's summer camp in Italy run by the Salvation Army. This involved providing activities throughout and working as a team to cook lunch and dinner for up to 50 children.


I am confident using the following software packages:

Avid Media Composer
Final Cut Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Soundbooth
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
R3D Data Manager
Red Alert
Mpeg Streamclip
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook

I have four years experience on Avid Media Composer. I own an iMac with a full version of Avid Media Composer, the full CS4 Suite including After Effects, Soundbooth and Photoshop, and Adobe Premiere Pro. I have a good understanding of video compression and have worked with many codecs. I have undergone courses on Red Cam workflows and 2D compositing and graphic effects in After Effects. I also have a good understanding of frame rates, different video and film formats and resolution.


University of Sunderland
BA (Hons) Media Production: Television & Radio
Graduated with a first class honours degree.

Eastwood High School, Eastwood 6th Form, Southend-on-sea

A-levels (2005)
Media Studies double award B, B
Film Studies C

GCSE’s (2004)
11 GCSEs graded A*- D including English (A*), Science (B,B) and Maths (C).


I have always had a keen interest in sport. I have played for many football teams and I still play today once a week. I enjoy running, have completed two half marathons and my ultimate ambition is to run the London Marathon. I also enjoy swimming, cooking, playing golf and I speak fluent Italian. Filmmaking is another keen interest of mine, which I hope, one day, to make into a career.


James Smith
Raya Films
+44 (0)788 769 3865
Skills (2) Rating
DVD Design