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John Taws | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 16, 2013

John Taws

Camerman, Video Editor and Photographer
   United Kingdom
  |  11:23 am Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $18

I am a creative and assiduous cameraman, photographer and video editor. With a strong attention to detail and a keen eye my skills vary from Fashion, Landscape, Cityscape and Music photography to bespoke online Editing and professional Camerawork.

I work on feature films, documentaries, web series’ , corporate video and promotional online video content and broadcast across the globe.

I have worked in the industry for over 7 years and welcome anybody to contact me to discuss future work.

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Skills (7)

Final Cut Pro
adobe lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere
Adobe After Effects

Service Description

I offer bespoke editing, professional camerawork and a high level of experience in photography and photo editing.

I work on corporate videos, advertisements, music videos, documentaries, feature films, web series' and web based video content.

I worked as 2nd DOP on 'Charles Bradley; Soul of America", a documentary feature film shot in the U.S. The film had its World Premiere at SXSW 2012. and has recently been released on EPIX . The film continues to do well after a screenings on BBC4 of this year and a U.S Itunes release July 2013.

Previously I created a documentary web series on Grammy award winning DJ Roger Sanchez. I am based in London,UK.

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London TV and Film Academy
ND Diploma in Avid Editing
2006 - 2006
Newcastle College
FD Degree in Television and Media Practice
2004 - 2006
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Member Since
November 2011
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