The Tutor

Paddy Bird

Paddy Bird is one of television’s most prolific and accomplished editors. For the past fifteen years he has edited dozens of prime time documentary, entertainment and reality TV shows for British and American television. He has even worked in war zones, spending time editing news stories on location in Iraq.

Paddy has worked on multiple seasons of many of the world’s most renowned format shows including X Factor, Big Brother, Wife Swap and Secret Millionaire while at the same time editing numerous high-end political, historical and observational documentaries.

He has worked for broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4 (UK), ITV (UK), Discovery Channel (USA),

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National Geographic (USA), PBS (USA), The Smithsonian Channel (USA), ABC (USA) and CBC (Canada). For them he has edited some of television’s most respected documentary strands such as America’s NOVA science films and Britain’s award winning observational documentary series Cutting Edge.

He is a voting member of the prestigious BAFTA Editing Chapter and has spent many years teaching Final Cut Pro and Avid at Soho Editors, Europe’s largest post production training centre.

He has taught hundreds of producers, directors, cameramen, video engineers and professional editors from production companies and broadcasters around the world.

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Paddy Bird is one of the most inspired editors I have ever worked with. His understanding of narrative is excellent and the style of his editing is both dramatic and compelling. He is able to enrich films with his excellent feel for music. With all his talent, creativity and hard work, he took the documentaries he cut for me to such a high level of quality that I remain extremely grateful to him.

—Ben Fox,
Emmy Award winning Exec Producer & Show Runner

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