Chris Roberts is a freelance video producer, video editor, experienced video editing trainer and writer based near Birmingham, UK.
After graduating with a First Class degree in Drama from Bristol University and a Masters degree in TV Production from the University of Manchester, I began my career editing feature packages on BBC local radio before moving into corporate video production.
Over the years I have edited a huge variety of projects from corporate training DVDs and online promotional videos, to short dramas, broadcast documentaries and sports programmes, and have expanded my skills to include motion graphics design, colour correction and grading.
A selection of my editing work is available on my Showreel Page.
Recent credits include editing for the Tour de France coverage for ITV 4 and an upcoming property series made for Channel 4 by independent production company Chwarel.
This experience is useful when delivering training courses as I am able to bring real-world experience and practical examples to my training. Similarly, an in-depth knowledge of software and workflows benefits my production work.
Training & Writing
I began delivering training in 2003 before becoming an Apple Certified Trainer in 2005. In 2008 I became one of the first Apple Certified Master Trainers in Europe. Soon after I was invited to become a Mentor Trainer for Apple, delivering Final Cut Pro Train-The-Trainer classes in Europe. Today, I am currently one of only two Mentor Trainers for Final Cut Pro in the UK.
In 2011 I became an Adobe Certified Instructor for Premiere Pro and was among the first in the world to recertify as an Apple Certified Trainer for both Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.
Since 2017 I have been a Blackmagic Design Certified Master Trainer, have been running DaVinci Resolve Train-The-Trainer courses and co-authored the official “Advanced Editing in DaVinci Resolve” training book.
Over the years I have contributed a number of articles to magazines and online publications such as Macworld UK and the Final Cut Pro community website FCP.co, and was technical reviewer for The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X.
I have delivered training in video editing to university students and staff, broadcast journalists, sports, factual and drama editors. I have also run bespoke training in video production for a variety of private and public sector organisations and charities throughout the UK, across Europe and beyond.
Some Personal Stuff
I live in Worcestershire with my partner Samantha and a robotic vacuum cleaner. When not working I enjoy long walks, reading post-apocalyptic fiction, listening to hard rock and blues music, battling aliens on the PS4 and binge-watching the TV I invariably miss. I'd like to add DIY to this list, but admitted a long time ago that I'm just not very good at it.