Alex Kyrou

Final Cut Pro & Avid Media Composer instructor

Based in
London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in London
Alex Kyrou | Final Cut Pro & Avid Media Composer instructor

Rates: £25 per hour

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I am a Final Cut Certified Pro with many years editing experience in the independent film and broadcast industry. I studied film production in Canada, and subsequently returned to London after assisting in numerous short films and working in Visual Effects. Since then I have worked at several post-production companies doing video editing work.

I can offer teaching at all levels in Final Cut Pro, and up to intermediate level in Avid Media Composer. I also have good experience with DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, Premiere Pro, Encore, After Effects, and Photoshop if you require teaching with this software.

I am highly respectful and tolerant, and will guide you through every step at a pace that suits you. I can design lessons around any area of the software that you'd like training in.


Visual Effects Editor at The Moving Picture Company

Sep 2011

Director at Sixty Clicks Productions

• Wrote treatments and directed creative story-based music videos for television and online avenues
• Sourced the cast, crew and locations for each project, and managed the team from pre- to post-production
• Edited short advertising spots for video billboards that met the requirements of the bands’ PR companies

Jul 2011

Senior Video Editor at Osho International

• Edited videos of archival footage for book-bundled DVDs and pay-per-view on YouTube, Amazon, and iTunes
• Relocated the London video editing department to Pune, setting up all the equipment from scratch
• Provided training to Indian staff members, and created a workflow for them to digitize 3,400 hours of footage
• Interviewed and assessed the abilities of the Indian candidates shortlisted to take over the role of Senior Editor
• Managed data operations including archiving and restoring data to LTO tape and FTP transfers
• Edited subtitles for online use on dotSUB and YouTube, and offline use on multi-language DVDs

Aug 2009 - Jan 2011

Editor / Motion Graphics Designer at Shoot You

• Edited corporate videos for Accenture, the BBC, Hewlett Packard, Procter and Gamble, and Tesco
• Formulated comprehensive creative proposals for clients, tailored to a wide range of budgetary requirements

Dec 2007 - Aug 2009

Digital I/O Technician / Rotoscope Artist at Rainmaker Visual Effects

• Praised as "a brilliant man with a keen mind" by Brian Moylan, Managing Director of Visual Effects
• Credited as “Digital I/O Technician (Rainmaker)” on seven films including Night at the Museum and Blades of Glory
• Took responsibility for the I/O of HD and SD footage using multi-format decks, Clipster and Flame/Inferno systems
• Managed render farms, and data operations on the NAS and SAN network drives, FTP accounts, and LTO tape
• Improved the efficiency of the In/Out Department allowing for faster turnaround
• Prepared, routed and projected dailies using the Clipster system and Christie projector
• Created 2D mattes and spline shapes for composites using Digital Fusion
• Trained the two staff members hired to replace me

Jul 2006 - Aug 2007

Educational history

BA in Film Production

September, 2001 - May, 2006
University of British Columbia
• Won the $100,000 A. Johnson Bursary, endowed to only five British undergraduates each decade • Won Best Film (for Spiked), the Cineworks Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing, and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound in the 3rd Year category at the 2005 Persistence of Vision Film Festival • Participated in 16 and 35mm film productions, and headed publicity and visual design for the UBC Film Festival


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

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