I am an organised, professional editor with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with a number of directors, music producers and entrepreneurs to put their best work out there. Through my film experience I have worked on some award-winning shorts. I have a great sense of comic timing, and know how to select the best performances from the actors or speakers in the videos.
In 2001 I went to film school, attending a New York Film Academy course that they had brought to London. This was an amazing experience for me and over the subsequent years I went on to make a number of short films in collaboration with Theo Davies.
Since then I have been developing my skillset using a number of software tools including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Da Vinci Resolve, Logic Pro and Apple Motion. I am a dedicated professional who knows how to use these tools to create edits with a high production value.
2008 The Dualers Documentary | Band promo film (DVD sales) Dir: Theo Davies
2020 Online Order | Da Vinci Film Festival (US) Dir: Johan Nayar
2019 Madalitso Doc | Sound Unseen Film Festival (US) Dir: Johan Nayar
2019 Loki’s Game | Small Wonders – An Exhibition of Tiny Arts and Film (US) Dir: Supple Nam
2019 The Trouble with Gurus | London International Comedy Short Film Festival (UK) Dir: Johan Nayar
2006 A Means to an End | (Unreleased) Dir: Theo Davies
2005 The Seat | (Unreleased) Dir: Theo Davies
2016 Sidelines | The Numinous Dir: Johan Nayar
Final Cut Pro
Da Vinci Resolve (colour)
Voice Recording (Logic Pro)
2020 The Go To Editor Course Editing training with Sven Pape
2001 New York Film Academy Filmmaking Diploma
“Johan is quick, creative, diligent, responsive and above all understanding. He understood the instructions, had a quick response time. Gave an output with his added expertise of creativity which improved the overall output. Will be hiring him again soon. Very impressed.”
“I was put in contact with Johan through a friend of mine who had a showreel produced by Johan. He was very pleased with his showreel, so I decided to ask Johan to create mine also. It was great to work with Johan on my showreel, and I was happy with the final product. It showed me in a good light, whilst still maintaining some of the funnier moments from my time on Britain’s Got Talent. I’d definitely recommend Johan to others who are seeking showreels or other such creative projects.”
Johan was fast and effective with his editing. It was a high quality cut that he put together which really highlighted the best parts of my work. He was very communicative from the start and delivered a video that I will be using to promote my business. He has a good understanding of music and so was able to put my showreel together in a way that flows well with the remixes that I gave him.
The final product looks excelent and has some subtle effects that I wanted to create a certain feeling. We worked well together on this project. There were a couple of problems that appeared during the editing process – but Johan worked these out and I am very happy with the final product. Good to work again with this freelancer. He is very communicative and takes time to understand what it is that I am looking for. Knows how to highlight the person in the video so it looks natural. Has good understanding of special audio effects.