Our Head of Post, Matthew Bradley, has decided to go the freelance route after over 6 years at Casual.
During his time here, Matthew perfected the art of seamlessly sewing shots together. He said his job was essentially "not to be noticed". Matthew worked on hundreds of films at Casual and says he enjoyed the freedom our industry allowed him and that Casual, specifically, “allows people to do what they’re best at.”
MATTHEW’S EARLY CAREER
Matthew’s first foray into the video production was editing a music video together for a Slipknot song. Then, in his third year of uni, he wrote, directed and edited his own short film.
Matthew spent his first few years post-uni freelancing and working as a runner on films. “My parents didn’t really get it”, he says, and for short time worked a customer service job before getting his first break as a runner at the BBC.
A CASUAL INTRODUCTION
Matthew’s path didn’t cross with Casual until he started playing in a band with staff members: Guy, Adam and Charlie. He started out working for cheap as an editor “really trying my best to get them to take me on.” But once he came on board, Matthew picked it up quickly and says he learned everything he knows from here.
Now he says, “I want go out and see what else I can do.” And as for the eager freelancer’s next project, “I’d like to do a really interesting documentary with some really beautiful cutaways.”
His advice to young filmmakers is to “Go out there and meet as many people as you can”, although Matthew admits that some of it comes down to luck. But those of us at Casual know that when it comes to fantastic editing: It’s not luck, it’s Matthew Bradley.