I am a London based filmmaker with approximately 7 years of experience in roles ranging from runner/tea maker to directing and editing. My lifelong goal has been to become a professional storyteller. To not only craft my own tales but to breathe life into the vision of others. I love everything about the creative process, both the factual and the fictional, corporate and non-corporate content. I love how every role, no matter how small can make a difference both on and off set. I love how nuts it can get, how intense the deadlines can be and I am especially addicted to the collective celebration of a crew when a shot, a scene or even a behind the scenes moment goes to plan. (I also have a certain appreciation of a team pulling together when it all hits the fan.) I am eager to get involved with any and every opportunity I can get my hands on.
Liam Abbott has worked as a Junior Editor at That Lot for a year. He worked on many really high quality edits for us for major clients, including one of our biggest - Channel 4. He is incredibly adept at finding the story in a mess of footage, constructing clear, concise and emotionally strong narratives out of hundreds of hours of episodes. He has had some massive successes which have brought praise from our clients, including several videos that gained over 5 million views. As a colleague he is just an incredibly lovely person to work with, and a great addition to a team. I’d happily recommend him as an editor. Kind Regards, BEN FORDER HEAD OF VIDEO M: +447867657151
Liam Abbot makes me feel like the star of the show (even though I wasn’t) when on set. A warm and inclusive director - thanks Liam for reminding me why I enjoy my work. Thank you so much for making this project a reality.
To whom it may concern, I can confirm that Liam Abbott worked at FilmFixer Ltd from September - December 2015 as part of a placement scheme with the BFI. Whilst with us, Liam was allocated the task of photographing new locations, uploading the photos to our locations library and advertising our locations to the film industry. Liam is a task driven individual who excels when given specific assignments, particularly if they are based in creativity. Many Thanks Rhian Sharpe FilmFixer Ltd
During the BFI Film Academy you demonstrated your ability to work effectively in a team and on your own. You worked with the group to draft, edit and finalise the story taking on ideas and suggestions, delivering a clear and coherent script. During the shoot you showed yourself to be adaptable and enthusiastic, stepping into various roles such as sound recording to cover others when you could see they needed assistance. You made a great contribution to creative decisions and direction communicating professionally with your team. You are a positive, energetic, enthused and creative young person who is a great asset to the learning environment.
It’s re-assuring to see you have taken on board the advice given to you at the rough-cut and improved the soundtrack by adding more layers (i.e. sfx as well as music and dialogue).The soundtrack has now really lifted the piece! Especially all the slightly surreal sound affects you used on the chase sequence; this works really nicely with the intercut and the consistent sound of the heartbeat helps keeps the pace and unites the clips, so that we really get the sense that we are inside the character’s head. Nice one. I also really like the creative decision to use an entertainment programme on the TV (with laughter and applause) that works in direct opposition with tension of the scene between father and son. Really effective and great way to build tension.