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Anne-Marie Alexander

A Short Interview with Anne-Marie 4 years after graduating from BA(hons) Post Production
First job (in post)
 Edit Assistant at Films@59.  This was the perfect first job as I was trained in the SAS Department (Support and Solutions) which handled all the media and offline issues.  I used FCP7, Avid and Premiere and worked on a huge array productions from comedy dramas to Natural World documentaries.  This ‘behind the scenes’ experience has taught me a lot about project management, troubleshooting and how the broadcast industry works.  

What are you doing now? 
At the start of 2014, my partner Ryan Biercewicz and I set up our own business RA Motion.  We create motion graphics and edits for web and broadcast, based in Bristol.  We’ve just launched our website which is very exciting!

What was the most useful thing you learnt at Solent?  
When I started Uni I knew I wanted to work in editing or post and the specific modules were great for sampling the different areas. I absolutely loved the motion graphics module and knew then what I was going to do!  It’s the perfect balance between creativity and nerding out.

If you could give your undergraduate self a helpful piece of advice, what would it be?  
Make the most of the time you have in first and second year to gain extra experience and learn at home.  Maths is also extremely useful when creating motion graphics and animations so I wish I’d paid more attention in class!

What is your favourite/proudest project you have worked on?  
RA Motion worked with Humble Bee Films to create a set of graphic segments for David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities Series 2.  The team are wonderful to work with and it was an incredible feeling to see our work broadcast on TV accompanied by Sir David.  Humble Bee asked us back for Series 3, which was a great confidence boost and I feel very proud of the work we created.

BA (Hons) Television Post Production
Southampton Solent University

Terry Rawlings – Visiting Fellow

On Sunday 7 December, BAFTA paid tribute to five-time BAFTA nominee Terry Rawlings. A BAFTA Tribute: Terry Rawlings honoured Rawlings’ distinguished career in picture and sound editing across five decades, which has included work on films including Alien, Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner.

Amongst the industry figures that attended the event and gave tribute to Rawlings were: editor and director Stuart Baird, director of photography John Mathieson, and Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee and Director of the National Film and Television School, Nik Powell. Others who recorded tributes included: directors Ridley Scott, David Fincher and Hugh Hudson, and actress, singer and director Barbara Streisand.

Speaking of Rawlings, Nik Powell, Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, said: “Terry Rawlings is one of the great editors of both sound and picture. For more than half a century his work has been admired by all – not least the huge audiences who have, maybe unknowingly, experienced his influence on films like The L Shaped RoomWomen in Love and Bedazzled in the 1960s, The DuellistsThe Great Gatsby and The Devils in the 1970s, through to classics such as Watership DownAlien,Chariots of FireYentlBladerunner and GoldenEye. Across his varied career in sound and picture editing Terry has worked with directors from Karel Reisz and Ken Russell to Ridley Scott and David Fincher.”

At the end of the tribute event, Terry Rawlings was presented with a BAFTA Special Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to picture and sound editing. The five-time BAFTA nominee received the award from BAFTA-nominated sound re-recording mixer Ray Merrin – with whom he collaborated on ten films including BAFTA winners AlienBlade Runner and Chariots of Fire. 

Presenting Rawlings with his award, Ray Merrin said: “I had an exhilarating, informative and fantastic career working with Terry, a true master of his trade both in sound and in vision. Many congratulations Terry.”

On receiving the award to a standing ovation from the audience, Terry Rawlings said: “I can’t tell you just how thrilled I am…to receive this is just breath-taking. I’ve been so privileged, I’ve had a wonderful career and worked with some great people…”​


Terry Rawlings Showreel – BAFTA version from Kieron Butler on Vimeo.

Solent Post @ Southampton Film Week 2014


Following the success of last years event which was filled to capacity with an attentive audience we are currently preparing  for SFW 2014 and will be focusing on documentary and drama.

Schedule For Friday 7th in JM315

10:30am Martin Elierbeck Pond5 How to make £ from your footage?
11:00am to 12:30pm Documentary Editing – Stephen Ellis (Syria: Children on the FrontlineThe Family, Crack House USA) & Andy Kemp (Panorama, Sharon Israel’s Iron Man, Simon Schama’s Power of Art )
12:30pm to 1:45pm Eddie Hamilton ACE (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Swinging with the Finkels)


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