Ben Leighton

Editor

PROFILE

Ben is an incredibly experienced, totally awesome, editor with over 20 years in the Television and Film industry. His background covers a wide range of genres including promos, tasters, advertising, TV series and channel content. He offers producers responsive editing to quickly complete a brief whilst maintaining a high level of creativity.

He has extensive experience of broadcast delivery and technical compliance in all formats as well as great communication skills. Ben is proficient in Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro with a Remote Editing option on Premiere Pro 2020 if required.

 

EXPERIENCE: Credits
Special Forces World's Toughest Test

4 x 60′

Minnow
For Fox TV
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline & Finish
Around The World In 80 Weighs

Recuts & Finishing
5 x 60′

Mothership TV
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline & Finish
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

10 x 60′

Studio Ramsay
for FOX US
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Cut To The Crime

10 x 8′

Phoenix Television
for Crime+Investigation
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
The Clever Carpenters

10′ VT

Phoenix Television
for BBC
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
The Big Celebrity Detox

3 x 60′

Thames
for E4
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Married at First Sight

1 x 60′

CPL Prods
for Channel 4
Reality TVEditor, offline
Got, Got, Need

1 x 60′

Jackpot Development
for Sky Max
Comedy Panel ShowEditor, offline
Underground Marvels

10 x 60′

Phoenix Television
for Discovery SCI
Specialist FactualEditor, offline
Never Mind The Buzzcocks

2 x Eps

Talkback Thames
for Sky
ComedyEditor, offline
Five Dates A Week

1 x 60′

Label 1
for Channel 4
Reality TVEditor, offline
Hot Cakes

5 x 30′

Boom Cymru
for BBC3
FactualCo-Editor
When Missing Turns to Murder

10 x 60 minutes

Phoenix Television
for Crime+Investigation
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Come Dine With Me

3 x Eps

ITV Productions
for Channel 4
Reality TVEditor, offline
Bargain Loving Brits In the Sun

1 x 60′

Red Sauce
for Channel 5
DocumentaryCo-Editor
Secret Lives of Celebrities

1 x 60′

ITN
for Channel 5
FactualEditor, offline
Charles Before Camilla

1 x 75′

ITN
for Channel 5
FactualEditor, offline
Beatrice & Eugenie: Pampered Princesses

1 x 90′

ITN
for Channel 5
FactualEditor, offline
What Killed Maradona?

1 x 60′

ITN
for Channel 5
FactualEditor, offline
New Scotland Yard Files

1 x 60′

ITN
for Channel 5
FactualEditor, offline
I'm A Celebrity...... Get Me Out Of Here 2020

Twentieth series filmed at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Wales

ITVEntertainmentEditor, offline
Hairy Bikers' Chocolate Challenge

2 x 60′

Two Four
for C5
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
New Scotland Yard Files

2 x 60′

ITN Productions
for CBS Reality
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
How To Look Good Naked

60′ Episode 1

Maverick
for UKTV
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Five Guys in a Week

1 x 60′

Label1
for Channel 4
Reality TVEditor, offline
Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions

6 x 60′

Thames TV
for ITV
EntertainmentEditor, Offline
Underground Worlds

10 x 60 minutes

Phoenix Television
for UKTV
Specialist FactualEditor, offline
Celebs Go Dating
Lime
for E4
Reality TVEditor, offline
Bear Grylls’ Mission with Gareth Southgate
Betty TV
for ITV
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Cults, Taboos & Twisted Faith
Phoenix Television
for Crime+Investigation
FactualEditor, offline
Price of Fame (Martin Lewis)
Shiver
for C5
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Love Island Aftersun The Reunion
ITV Productions
for ITV2
Reality TVEditor, offline
Little Prankers

Taster Edit

Brown Bread
for Hattrick
ComedyEditor, offline
Misfits Like Us
Hello Halo
for BBC Three
FactualEditor, offline
Save Our Savoy

Pilot

Camel Chat Big FinishComedy DramaEditor, offline
Keith Lemon: Coming in America
Talkback
for ITV 2
EntertainmentEditor, offline
Hello Stranger

Pilot

Wall to Wall
for E4
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Dressed to Impress

Pilot + Series 1

ITV Prods
for ITV
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Love Island: Aftersun
ITV Prods
for ITV 2
EntertainmentEditor, offline
In Bed With Jamie
Monkey Kingdom
for All4
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Piers Morgan's Life Stories ...Barry Gibb, Nigel Havers & Nigel Farage
ITV Prods
for ITV
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Sam Faiers: The Mummy Diaries

Series 1

Potato
for ITV
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Sam Faiers: The Baby Diaries

1 x 90 mins

Potato
for ITV
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Come Dine With Me: Couples

1 x 60 mins

Shiver
for Channel 4
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Xtra Factor

Auditions & bootcamp

Fremantle
for ITV
Light EntertainmentEditor, offline
Miranda: Christmas Special / Final Episode

2 x 35 mins

King Bert
for BBC Comedy
SitcomEditor, offline
The Posh Couple Meets Nigel Farage

1 x 30 mins

Studio Lambert
for Channel 4
EntertainmentEditor, offline
Superscrimpers Challenge

3 x 60mins

EndemolFactual EntertainmentEditor, online & gfx & Harding fix
History of the BBC
BBCFactual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Bumpzillas
Nutopia
for Sky Living
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
It'll Be Alright On The Night

1 x 60mins

ITV StudiosEntertainmentEditor, online & effects
Made in Chelsea

Pre-title sequence for Episode 1

Monkey Kingdom
for E4
Reality TVEditor, offline
Dance Mums
ITV Prods
for Lifetime
Reality TVEditor, offline
Have I Got News For You

VTs

Hat Trick Prods
for BBC One
Panel ShowEditor, offline
League Of Their Own

VT edit

CPLQuiz / Game ShowEditor, offline
The Fake News Show
Hattrick Prods
for Channel 4
Panel ShowEditor, offline
Kinky Britain

1×90′ recut & 1×70′ int’l version

Swan Films
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Autopsy: Phill Hartman

1 x 90 mins

Potato
for ITV
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Mutt Ugly: World's Ugliest Dog

1 x 60 mins

Channel 5Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Legacy in The Dust: The Four Aces Story
Picture Production CompanyDocumentaryEditor, offline & online
Rollin' Through The Decades
Picture Production CompanyDocumentaryEditor, offline & online
Mud Men

Series 2: 10 x 47 mins

ITN Prods
for History Channel
DocumentaryEditor, online & grade
Amanda Knox: The Untold Story

1 x 47 mins

ITN Prods
for Channel 5
DocumentaryEditor, online & grade
UK Preppers: Surviving Armageddon

1 x 60 mins

Bullseye TV
for Nat Geo
DocumentaryEditor, online & grade
Pearl Izumi Tour Series

1 x 60 mins. UK pro cycling crits

Century Films
for ITV
SportEditor, offline
Sport of Kings
Racing UKSportEditor, online & grade
Agency Pitch: DWP Apprenticeships

1 x 90 secs

Firecracker FilmsCorporateEditor, offline
Barclaycard
BDACorporateEditor, offline & online
Volvo
Line Up CommunicationsCorporateEditor, offline & online
ASOS

Womenswear launch film with stylist Michele Rafferty. 1 x 3 mins.

Autumn / Winter 2014FashionEditor, offline & online & producer
Made in Dagenham: The Musical

Editing the pitch for three separate spots

Creative Partnership
for AKA
CommercialEditor, offline
Various UK & International
  • Pirates Of The Caribbean
  • Black Swan
  • The Kings Speech
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Bourne Franchise
  • O Brother Where Art Thou
Picture Production CompanyTrailerEditor, online & grade
Cannes Film Festival
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Accidental Death of a Cyclist
  • Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers
  • Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
Goldcrest FilmsPromoEditor, offline
MTV Europe Music Awards

Harding fix, master 30 x 90″, 9 x 5′, 2 x 45′
(VTs & surround content).

MTVAwards ShowEditor, online
Party Election Broadcast

For the Labour Party, with director Anthony
Minghella

Picture Production CompanyPoliticsEditor, online & grade
Little Britain

Interactive

Picture Production CompanyDVDEditor, online
CONTACT DETAILS

For all bookings please call (+44) 020 7287 6110 or email hello@tovs.co.uk

EDUCATION

University of Hull: BSc Hons Philosophy, graduated 1994

ADDITIONAL INFO

In addition Ben has edited a number of Taster Tapes & Pilots working for ITV, ITN, Electric Ray & Victory TV amongst others.

EXPERIENCE: Employment
1996 -
2010
Senior Editor
Picture Production Company
Responsibilities included: SD, HD and 2K conform, colour correction, retouching, graphics, effects, compositing, compliance and mastering of value added materials, EPKs, festival promos, TV advertising and cinema trailers. Also producer experience as attending client in TK colourist and online edit suites.