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DAVE DUNLEAVY

Freelance TV & Documentary Editor

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I am an experienced offline editor, specialising in factual television - including cookery, travelogue, fixed rig, competition, observational and sport documentary.

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I have worked for various production companies including CPL, Darlow Smithson Productions, Wall to Wall & BBC Studios, with credits for BBC1&2, Netflix, Channel 4, Sky & CNN.

I am a creative editor with excellent editorial judgement and story-telling skills. I have an extensive knowledge of Avid Media Composer & Adobe Premiere.

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Credits

What I Do

Some recent credits for the programmes I've been involved with.

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    The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

    Credit: Offline Editor | 1 hour | Channel 4

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    Interior Design Masters

    Credit: Offline Editor | 1 hour | BBC TWO / NETFLIX

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    Nadiya’s Asian Odyssey - Episode 2 - Nepal

    Credit: Offline Editor | 1 hour | BBC ONE

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    The Hairy Bikers - Mediterranean Adventure, Episode 6

    Credit: Offline Editor | 1 hour | BBC TWO |

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    Mary, Mel & Sue’s Big Christmas Thank You

    Credit: Offline Editor | 1 hour | BBC ONE

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    Whites v Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation

    Credit: Offline Editor | 1 hour | BBC TWO

Testimonials

What my clients think

Some kind words form the Directors and Producers I've worked with.

FRANCOIS GANDOLFI

SERIES PRODUCER/DIRECTOR (HAIRY BIKERS, EMBARRASSING BODIES)

"Working with Dave is a real pleasure. Not only is he a great team player with a vital sense of humour, but it's being able to edit with a total understanding of the storytelling process that makes him an invaluable part of the production's success."

MARCUS BAILEY

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

“As well as being a highly competent, experienced and creative editor he also has a thorough understanding of editorial content. He knows how a good story should flow and he knows how to stir the human spirit in terms of pace and music. He is hard working, will always go the extra mile to get the programme as polished as possible and above all he is a pleasure to work with.”

BEN FREEDMAN

SERIES DIRECTOR (NADIYA'S ASIAN ODYSSEY)

“Dave is such a pleasure to work with. He’s fast, editorially remarkable, and great at really getting emotion and humour out of all kinds of footage. I'm always impressed at how quickly he works, which means that there’s often time to make sure the very best story is told. This is something it's obvious Dave takes great pride in, and always works incredibly hard to deliver.  When it’s been necessary I’ve seen him really go above and beyond - always with good humour. He's clear-minded but flexible and good fun to collaborate with.  He is versatile: on one documentary I worked with him on, his one hour was required to be the climax of a series, whereas on another he thrived at creating something which was much more of an authored, stand- alone piece. On every edit I ask ‘Is Dave free?’”

JAMIE DONALD

DIRECTOR, CNNI PRODUCTIONS

“A fabulous programme for which many congratulations. Great access, great filming, great sequences, great archive, great cutting, great story telling, great presentation and some wonderful moments…all in all something to be treasured”

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davejamesdunleavy@gmail.com
07736 813807