about justin morris

Justin Morris
Tel: 07952 037251

Email: info@justin-morris.co.uk

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Who am I?
I am an editor with over fifteen years experience of cutting broadcast television for major UK broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

I live in Manchester and work primarily in the north of England as well as attending major events overseas.

What do I do?
After cutting my teeth as a tech op and Avid editor at Yorkshire Television I have worked since 2002 in the competitive freelance market in the north of England as well as in Bristol, London, Sydney and Rio.

I am a fast and hard working editor with strong story telling skills and a passion for turning challenging ideas into compelling television.

I am easy going and cool under pressure. I have good communication skills and form strong relationships with producers to help them realise their creative visions. I also work well unsupervised and under my own initiative.

My main software expertise is on Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.

What type of programmes do I cut?
Most of my experience is in cutting factual entertainment, ob docs, news, features and sport, especially football and athletics.

I have worked extensively for the BBC since their move to Salford. I have cut inserts for The One Show and daytime programmes such as Rip Off Britain. I regularly edit highlights for Match of the Day, interviews and features for Football Focus and in 2016 I spent a month in Rio editing on the Olympic Games.

What are my attributes as an editor?

  • Easy to get along with and a great communicator
  • Fast, accurate and hard working
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Good understanding of the overall piece in terms of mood, pacing etc. whilst retaining attention to detail over pictures and sound
  • Experienced at getting the best out of challenging, self shot material
  • Able to manage a project from source to screen if required, including final audio mix, grading and finishing

I worked for five years as a staff editor at ITV Yorkshire cutting news, sport and features, often to very tight deadlines. I edited the first series of the award winning Rugby League Raw and regularly cut their regional football highlights programme Goals on Sunday

As a freelancer I have cut ob docs and factual entertainment for Granada Bristol, Atypical Media and Available Light Productions and have edited news at Sky News Australia and Channel 7 in Sydney.

Recently I have worked extensively in Salford, mostly on output for the BBC. I have cut sports features and highlights for Match of the Day and Football Focus and edited current affairs films for primetime magazine programme The One Show.



editing stuff

‘Rip Off Britain: Holidays’ BBC Productions, BBC1, 10 x 45 mins
Offline editing of 10 minute films telling viewers real life stories of eagerly anticipated holidays turning sour due to bedbugs, hurricanes and non-existent hotels.

‘Match Of The Day’ BBC Productions, BBC1, 90 mins
I cut down Premier League matches on a fast turn around to tell the story of the game, adding interviews and graphics to create a completed highlights package.

‘The One Show’ BBC Productions, BBC1, 5 mins films
Current affairs films for The One Show about subjects such as backlogs in payments of disability allowance and the Silver Line helpline for older people.

‘Rio Olympics 2016’ BBC Productions, BBC1 and BBC4
I spent a month in Rio editing sport VT’s for network output, often to very tight deadlines.

‘Great Escapers’ True North Productions, Channel 4, 25 x 60 mins
Dramatic and humorous daytime series following expats from around the UK as they set up businesses and begin new lives across Europe.

‘Football Focus’ BBC Productions, BBC1, 60 mins
Interviews with Premier League stars such as Eden Hazard and John Stones. Plus other features which could be anything from an obit to news stories about FIFA corruption allegations or historical sex abuse in football.

‘Sex Wars’ Available Light Productions, ITV1, 6 x 30 mins
Light-hearted reality show in which three couples were split into male/female teams and asked to perform aseries of tasks designed to test gender stereotypes.

‘Booze Britain’ Granada Bristol, Bravo, 6 x 30 mins
Examining drinking culture across the UK. A night out with a group of young drinkers was intercut with emergency services dealing with drink related incidents.

‘Husband For Sale’ Atypical Media, ITV1, 4 x 30 mins
Observational documentary series following Brits looking for love in Thailand. Poignant and tense as our contributors battled their emotions and UK immigration officials to turn their romantic dreams into reality.

‘Olympics 2012: Through The Lens’ – BBC Productions
Reliving London 2012 with behind the scenes footage and interviews with BBC’s presenters.

“Editing for major UK broadcasters for over 15 years”



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