|Meet The Member: Andrew Brimsmead
After working as an editor for nearly twenty years, Andrew is moving into producing. In 2012, Andrew graduated from AFTRS with a Double Graduate Diploma in Producing & Screen Business, prior to this he completed a Masters Degree in Drama Editing, also from AFTRS. The 2012 AFTRS film that Andrew produced, “Heaven” is starting it’s journey on the film festival circuit, and was a finalist in the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards for 2013.
Andrew has edited several documentaries, including “Strange Birds in Paradise”, “Australian Biker Build Off”, “Lives on the Edge” & a range of live comedy performances (cutting shows for Tim Minchin, Eddie Perfect, and two series of “Warehouse Comedy Festival” on ABC 2). He also worked as a Post Production Supervisor on “Storm Surfers 3D”.
I knew I wanted to work in post when… Hmmm… still waiting….
My first break in the industry was… Working in ABC Drama on "The Damnation of Harvey McHugh"; hanging around at the right time paid off!
The thing I love most about editing is… Moving an audience.
The best tip I’ve got for aspiring editors is… Be open to every opportunity that comes your way, without losing sight of your long term goals.
If I weren’t in postproduction I’d be… Producing, working on it now...
Meet The Committee: Richard Greenhaigh
Richard has been on the Victorian committee for over three years. He has over 15 years experience in the industry here in Australia having worked in both South Africa and the UK before that. He currently works as the Media Production Coordinator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
I specialise in… I mainly edit content for exhibition in galleries. I work with visual artists to cut multiscreen works which have been exhibited in galleries around the world. I also cut the occasional documentary too.
My first break in the industry was… I applied for a job as a Production Assistant on Big Brother and ended up editing for them.
The highlight of my career so far… I won the Ellie in 2007 for a short film I edited called 25 Cents.
I was inspired to join the ASE committee… I would often go to events and they were always educational and entertaining so at the 2010 AGM here in Victoria I put my hand up to join the committee and help organise the events.
The ASE is important… As editors we are often undervalued in the industry and with all of the changes and the squeeze on post budgets there has never been a greater need for a unified voice.