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Gary Hewson

Gary is currently working in Cardiff for BBC Wales on a full-time contract.

Seen any HD programming recently? Then you’ve seen Gary’s work.

Gary is one of the Managing Directors of Orange Coconut. He is responsible for it’s technology and he is always a great source of the latest developments and how they can be implemented around the business.

Gary’s background is in Post Production and editing is his passion.

Gary was involved in the launch of the BBC’s HD channel in 2006, helping to set their technical standards and has a good working relationship with the channel, editing BBC HD’s programmes.

He has also helped install linear and non-linear edit suites, technical review facilities and audio dubbing facilities at Television Centre for BBC Studios and Post Production.

In 2008 Gary trained BBC sport editors in HD basics, P2 tapeless and Avid/EVS collaborative workflow for the World Cup and Bejing Olympics.

In 2011 he has been working for the BBC Academy helping with their edit training requirements.

Gary has built a large portfolio of work and post production knowledge from 20 years of broadcast TV experience and specialises in HD on-line and workflow; from tape or tapeless to TV.

He can edit, re-version, conform, on-line, supervise stereo and 5.1 audio dubs (including Dolby E encoding) and finish to multiple standards or formats file based or tape based.

Gary has the expertise and experience for quick turnaround editing and can work linear or non-linear editing environments.

He relished the challenge of working on the world feed of Live Earth providing over 36 hours of on-air programming: Al Gore even popped into the edit suite.

Some of Gary’s recent career highlights include editor credits on Margot, Criminal Justice, and JK Rowling – A Year in the Life.

A love of music made working as a regular editor for Top of the Pops a dream job. As was work on Later with Jools Holland, BBC’s Proms programmes, televised opera La Fille Du Regiment, The Magic of Carmen and classical reality series Maestro. He also worked on children’s programmes including Tikkabilla, Story Makers, Dinosapien and Boogie Beebies.

With a thorough understanding of all aspects of post production, Gary is an invaluable team member offering advice in workflow discussions before shooting starts which can avoid the costly pitfalls of incompatible workflows.

Gary’s next big challenge is 3D stereoscopic and is well on the way to bringing his own unique style and opinions to the 3D post process and high quality 3D programming.

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