Richard Snape


Contact Details

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Broad experience: 13 years editing at BBC and commercial facility, 19 years freelance.

Specialist in AVID editing software and tapeless workflows. Able to build good relationships with clients and interpret their requirements. At home with complex multi-layered graphic sequences. Used to working under pressure to tight transmission deadlines and in live environment. Extensive sound mixing and audio finishing experience, both analogue and digital. Broad knowledge of vision mixers and effects. Engineering background enables effective response to technical problems. High technical and aesthetic standards, familiar with broadcaster's requirements. Richard has a set up at home for remote editing.

Selected Credits

Football on FiveSportSunset + Vine
for Five
Editor, online
The Championships
SportTurner SportsEditor, offline & online
Live coverage, features & highlights.
A Rough Guide to CareersEducationalBBCEditor, online & grade
Ashes TestSportITVEditor, offline & online
Saddam's Secret Army
DocumentaryRW Films
for Channel 4
Editor, offline, online & grade
The Intelligent Island
DocumentaryBBCEditor, online
Breakfast TimeDaytimeBBC Editor, offline & online
British Comedy AwardsAwards ShowITVEditor, online
Fast turnaround opening montage of arrivals.
British SuperbikesSportCSI
for Sky Sports
Editor, offline & online
Champions League MagazineITVEditor, offline, online & grade
Features & highlights
Commonwealth GamesSportHost Broadcaster
for BBC
Editor, online
England v GermanySportITVEditor, online
Last match at the "old" Wembley Stadium.
Europe ExpressCurrent AffairsChannel 4Editor, online & grade
6 Series, features & packaging
Full Circle
...with Michael Palin
TravelBBCEditor, online
Graphics sequences
PGA European TourSportIMG MediaEditor, online
GrandstandSportBBC Editor, online
How to Save the EarthFactualChannel 4Editor, online & grade
Inside Story:
Lennox Lewis
DocumentaryHBOEditor, online
A Dream Betrayed
DocumentaryChannel 4Editor, offline, online & grade
Nominated: RTS Award
Moving PicturesMagazineBBC Editor, offline & online
Museum of ToleranceCorporateVideo ExhibitsEditor, online
NewsnightCurrent AffairsBBC Editor, offline & online
Not Cricket:
Basil D'Oliveira
DocumentaryChannel 4Editor, online
ObsessionsFactual EntertainmentBBC Editor, online
& graphics
On The BallSportITVEditor, offline & online
magazine features
Pop StarsEntertainmentITVEditor, online
Promos & TrailsPromoVARIOUSEditor, offline, online & grade
for BBC, Channel 4, ITV & various Sat Channels
Protectors of Our PastCorporateEnglish HeritageEditor, online
QuestCorporateEmirates AirlinesEditor, online
In-flight packaging
Robot WarsLight EntertainmentBBCEditor, online
& graphics
Screaming ReelsLeisureChannel 4Editor, offline & online
inserts, graphics
Short CircuitEducationalBBC Editor, online
& graphics
Small Objects of DesireFactualBBCEditor, online & grade
graphic series on cult objects
TeletubbiesChildrensLive event Editor, offline & online
The 11 O'Clock ShowComedyChannel 4 Editor, online
post studio tidy ups
The Big IdeaCurrent AffairsBBC Editor, online
multi camera, as live philosophical discussion series
The Girl from IpanemaDocumentaryWithout Walls Editor, online
The Hidden Camera ShowLight EntertainmentITVEditor, online
The Ice HouseDramaBBC OneEditor, online
The Little Picture ShowMagazineITVEditor, offline & online
titles & packaging, film & video review show.
The Money ProgrammeCurrent AffairsBBC Editor, offline & online
features & packaging
The NetScience & NatureBBCEditor, online & grade
The PulseMagazineChannel 4Editor, online & grade
inserts, graphic sequences, package
This Is Your LifeFactual EntertainmentBBCEditor, online
quick turn around opening sequence
This MorningDaytimeITVEditor, offline, online & grade
Time TeamFactual EntertainmentChannel 4Editor, online
& sound mix
Tomorrow's WorldScience & NatureBBC Editor, offline & online
VT inserts
Total Rugby MagazineIMG MediaEditor, online
Item edits & stitch
Twentieth Century WrapHistorical DocumentaryBBC Editor, online
UK Style AwardsAwards ShowIMG Media
for Channel 4
Editor, online
Edit recorded event for TX
World Judo ChampionshipsSportOBEditor, offline & online
titles & highlights
Worlds of Belief:
EducationalBBC SchoolsEditor, online
Heavy use of graphics

Equipment Used

Software: Avid: Media Composer, Symphony, Interplay; Boris Continuum; GenArts Sapphire; Quantel Qedit Pro; Adobe Premiere Pro
Audio: Yamaha: 02R, 03D, 01V96, DM1000; Sony DMX 3000; Graham Patten D/ESAM 400, 800; Various outboard FX & analogue mixers
Vision Mixers: Sony MVS8000, DVS7200, 8000, 2000; GVG 4000,1200, 200, 100; BTS DD10; VGV 132; Snell & Wilcox Golden Dave, Kahuna
VTRs & Disks: HDCAM, HDCAM SR, D2, D3, D5, DigiBeta, IMX, Beta SP, C-Format
Graphics: Avid Marquee, Photoshop, Aston Motif, Pixel Power Collage

Additional Information


Diverse Post Production as Senior Editor from 1998 to 1997
Edited numerous programmes mostly broadcast and some corporate. His experience includes documentary, entertainment, sport, drama and magazine shows. He edited many programme titles sequences for Divers Design and programmes with high graphic content.

BBC VT Department as VT Editor in 1988
Editing wide range of programmes e.g. Tomorrow's World, Grandstand, various children's programmes, presentation trails etc.

BBC Current Affairs as VT Editor from 1984 to 1987
Working on live programmes such as Breakfast Time and Newsnight and longer stories for weekly shows like The Money Programme.

BBC Current Affairs as Senior Recording Operator  from 1983 to 1984
Responsible for supervising and training junior staff and co-ordinating operations. Trained as editor.

BBC Telecine as Department Engineer from 1981 to 1982
Film operations and transmissions. Completed BBC engineering training courses. Spent several months in telecine maintenance.

Full driving license