Douglas Fayers

Edit Assistant / Junior Editor

Contact Details

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

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Profile

Douglas started in the TV & Film industry as a sound recordist & dubbing mixer working on feature films, shorts & programmes like The Only Way Is Essex & Britain's Got Talent. After four years as a freelancer he took the opportunity to further his knowledge of post production by working as a runner at Prime Focus. It was here that Douglas began to widen his experience to the machine room & edit suites as an edit assistant. 

During his time at both Prime Focus & The Farm Group, Douglas was lucky to work on a range of different editing grading equipment & software on a plethora of genres from comedy to documentary, entertainment to drama.

Douglas is very excited to get back to his roots with the world of freelance and we know that with his skills, abilities & personable demeanour he would be an asset to any facility, post production house or production company. 

Selected Credits

Hunted Factual EntertainmentPrincess Prod
for Channel 4
Assembly Editor
Series 3, tx tbc.
The VoiceLight EntertainmentITVEdit Assistant
The Grand Tour Factual EntertainmentAmazon PrimeEdit Assistant
The Next Great Magician Light EntertainmentITVEdit Assistant
Comic Relief 2016 ComedyBBCEdit Assistant
X FactorLight EntertainmentITVEdit Assistant
Britain’s Got TalentLight EntertainmentITVEdit Assistant
Ex On The Beach Constructed RealityMTVEdit Assistant
BAFTA Awards 2016 Awards ShowBBC OneEdit Assistant
Bublé At The BBC MusicBBC OneEdit Assistant
Live At The Apollo ComedyBBC TwoEdit Assistant
Dawn French LiveComedyBBC FourEdit Assistant
Red Dwarf XIComedyUKTVEdit Assistant
Frankie Boyle’s Election AutopsyComedyBBC TwoEdit Assistant
Walliams & FriendComedyBBC OneEdit Assistant
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Quiz / Game ShowChannel 4Edit Assistant
Dinner DatesQuiz / Game ShowITV 1Edit Assistant
DispatchesFactualChannel 4Edit Assistant
Animals In Love FactualBBC OneEdit Assistant
The Secret Life Of The Zoo Observational DocumentaryChannel 4Edit Assistant
24 Hours In A&E Observational DocumentaryChannel 4Edit Assistant
TutankhamunHistorical DocumentaryBBCEdit Assistant
Hypernormalisation DocumentaryBBCEdit Assistant
The Moonstone DramaBBCEdit Assistant
Jamestown DramaSky 1Edit Assistant
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man DramaSky 1Edit Assistant

Equipment Used

Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony.
Avid DS, Baselight, Nucoda, Da Vinci Resolve.
Final Cut Pro.
Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro X, Reason, Ableton Live.
MPEG Streamclip, MS Office, Scheduall and Xytech.

Education

London Metropolitan University: BSc Music Technology (Audio Systems) - First class degree

Additional Information

WORK HISTORY:

The Farm Group as Senior Edit Assistant from 2015 to 2017:
As a senior operator Douglas was responsible for making deliverable files, working on conforms & dealing with VT operations. He is familiar with all the major channels' delivery specs (& some international including the USA). He has worked with all major file formats & used a number of delivery methods. Here he also had the opportunity to expand his software knowledge base to include Nucoda & Da Vinci Resolve. As well as assisting the online & grading suites, Douglas also provided support to the offline, VFX & audio suites which helped his troubleshooting skills grow.

Prime Focus as Edit Assistant from 2013 to 2015:
Starting as a runner, Douglas worked his way up to the online & grade assist machine room where he assisted in Avid Symphony, Avid DS & Baselight suites. He was taught to conform, pregrade & create AS11 deliverable files. He also handled the laybacks to tape. Using VT decks was a big part of his job. He trained with colourists & online editors to enhance his knowledge & he also trained in engineering to understand the wiring of the department & how to patch various pieces of equipment. 

Freelance as Sound Recordist & Dubbing Mixer from 2009 to 2013:
After heavy investment in equipment, Douglas started recording & mixing for independent short films and advertising. He was involved in several shorts for the Tango 'Argh' campaign and also produced soundscapes and interactive FX for O2's Halloween drive. He has produced promotional material for Talk Sport and both Exeter & Reading Universities. Douglas has also mixed & mastered one and recorded three feature films. He has access to a stereo & 5.1 mixing suite and is fully equipped as a sound recordist, with up to 5 radio mics plus boom and a Sound Devices 664 tying the kit together.