Thomas Beswick - Filmmaker in Tokyo

Thomas Beswick

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

Hello I'm Thomas, a freelance video editor who specialises in all areas of video post production. I work on short films, promotional videos, music videos, fashion videos, explainer videos, corporate videos, visual effects, motion graphics & animation. In the past I have worked on projects for Honda, Ferrari and Tokyo Metro. I love working on the most interesting projects I can find, no matter how big or small they may be.

Within my body of work I have proved that I can deliver a wide range of projects working not only with video, but also with audio, images and graphics. I am a jack of all trades and pride myself on having an extremely wide skill set.

My technical ability is re-enforced by my ability to understand story and pace. Because of my background in film making, I have a keen eye for great cinematography, whilst also cutting for the best performance or most interesting moment. My passion for making films and creating videos combined with your guidance will ensure that we will make the best possible version of your project together.

As for my academic qualifications, I have an NCFE in video production, a foundation degree in TV & Broadcast Media, as well as a BA Honours degree in Contemporary film & video (all with a triple distinction grade). Although qualifications don't matter in the world of film making, they certainly show how dedicated I am to my craft.

As for my personality, I am professional, communicative, hardworking, but also down to earth. I have a great sense of humour and enjoy working with other people. I like to think that I go above and beyond people's expectations. I like people to be 100% satisfied with the work I produce, so when people are happy with my work, then I am too.

WHY HIRE ME?

► I care about the projects I work on.
► I can deliver to tight deadlines.
► I can work from a brief, guidelines, or use my initiative.
► I am experienced in motion graphics, animation and visual effects.
► I can recreate looks, styles or effects from references.
► I understand things on a creative level.

MY SKILLS

► Video Editing (all genres)
► Shot stabilisation (smooth out camera shake)
► Post camera animation (add pans, tilts or zooms to static shots)
► Color correction
► Color grading
► Audio editing (cleaning & levels)
► sound effects and atmospheres (large library of professional sound effects)
► Add Royalty free music
► Motion graphics
► Kinetic typography
► Logo animations
► Intros & outros
► Screen capture (Camtasia)
► Titles
► Dynamic Motion graphic titles
► Lower third graphic animations (banner graphics)
► Captions (hard coded)
► Visual effects
► Green screen VFX
► Rotoscoping
► Masking
► Tracking
► Action VFX
► Horror VFX
► Photo editing
► Slideshows
► Animated effects
► Hand drawn effects
► Video conversion

SOFTWARE I USE

• Adobe Premiere
• Adobe After Effects
• Adobe Audition
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Camtasia

Thank you for considering me for your project!

My Creations

  1. Film & video editing / motion graphics / visual effects / animation

    Looking for a film editor?

    I offer a professional one to one video editing service tailored to your workflow. With a range of video post production services, I can do as little or as much as you need... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  2. We rarely see 16mm being used these days due to the practicality of digital technology. Video technology is getting better and better, but we shouldn't forget how powerful the film medium is, and how much it can teach us about filmmaking.

    'The New Rule' was my first ever project on... continue reading (1, 0 images)

  3. The City (16mm short film)

    11 December 2015

    'The City' is an art film from the streets of Manchester. The film is not only a portrait of the city, but it also has a loose narrative of a city being born. The film also explores people and location to give a thourough perspective of culture from Manchester's streets.

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  4. A super 8mm film documenting travels from Tokyo to Osaka.

    Shot and edited by Thomas Beswick

    Kodak vision 3 500t

    Music by Martin Ballou.

    The film was also used in a collaborative project working together with Jesse Freeman. The collaborative project was entitled "Winter Mondays, Summer Sundays".

    Credits
    Directed by... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  5. How I Met Yu was made from hundreds of drawings which were later painted with watercolour. The project was a collaboration between me and my wife, as it would be used for our wedding. I did the illustration and animation while my wife drew the faces and helped with the... continue reading (1, 0 images)

  6. 'The Journey' is a short film shot on Hi8 using old analog technology, CRT TVs and VHS tape. Even the audio recording was recorded onto tape and then re-transferred to create a rare aesthetic not seen on the streets of Tokyo.

    If you are looking for a film or video... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  7. This project was completed long distance between Portland Oregon and completed in England. The video was to accompany the photos taken for 'Jane's Vanity', a curated fashion boutique which hand picks selection of high quality garments in Europe.

    If you are looking for an editor for your project, please don't... continue reading (0, 0 images)