Media Parents Offline Editor Daren Tiley writes about working flexibly from his garden edit shed to coincide with the transmission of his latest programme for BBC2, Ian Hislop’s The Secret of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
Back in 2008 I decided to build my own small facility in a converted barn within my house grounds in Sussex near Gatwick. I realised that after working in Soho as an Editor for over 20 years it was time to think ahead of the game and offer a tailor made editing service where directors can work within a relaxed countryside setting without the distractions of busy London life. In a way, I thought to myself why not set up a post house on a mini scale just like the music industry has done for many years and even offer Bed & Breakfast included in the deal if required.
So I enlisted the help of the engineers at Clear Cut Pictures to build the suite for me which is still going strong today. The DT Editing Shed was born!!
Since it was built I have cut many single one off documentaries for terrestrial television from “Hammond Meets Moss” for BBC4 & “Eva Cassidy A Timeless Voice” for Sky Arts are a few to mention…It has grown from strength to strength over the past few years with production companies having smaller tighter budgets thus offering Offline & Online at a fraction of the cost of Soho facilities.
So last year a director I had worked with at the BBC a few years back contacted me as he had decided to move down to Sussex to live and thus we started working together again.
So this weekend the DT Editing shed announces its first 90 min feature doc on BBC2.
Get ready for “The Secret Of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony” BBC2 9pm Saturday 28th May with John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique.
Coming Soon from The Garden Edit Shed yet another 60 min feature doc for BBC2 on “Glyndebourne” backstage !!!