Karl Dixon

Karl Dixon

Freelance Video Editor & Director

  • Location: Manchester
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a Freelance Video Editor and Director, currently based in Manchester with a secondary base in Coventry.

With 7 years professional experience in the UK Theatre, Film and Television industries, and an academic background in drama (1st class BA Hons in Drama from the University of Bristol) I can bring excellent storytelling ability and technical understanding to any project. I am confident working with actors, contributors and crew and can bring the best out of a story, whether editing or directing.

As a director I have worked on single and multi-camera drama and commercial shoots across various digital formats and worked with fantastic creatives of all disciplines.

As an editor I have worked across many genres, delivering drama, commercial and documentary content to Television, Cinema and Online distribution.


2009 - 2011

I graduated from Bristol University with a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in Drama.

Following this I gained experience in the film and TV industry by working as a Camera Operator and Broadcast Assistant at Coventry Greyhounds, Production Assistant with Blue Tuna and Hire Driver for Shoot Blue.

In this period I was also a Producer and Editor on Scratchmark Films' Kingsmeadow, a 30 minute football documentary which was broadcast on ESPN and Channel 4 and hosted on 4oD for 12 months.

2011 - 2012

I spent a year working as a professional actor, devising and touring with children's theatre company Blunderbus Theatre and playing a principle role in the independent feature film The Bricklayer.

I supplemented this with short film and music video directing work, writing, producing and editing the short drama The Lunt (which has received international festival screenings) and directing and editing the music video Jack's Song, which won both the 1st Prize and Audience Choice Award in the 2 Weeks 2 Make It competition.

2012 – 2015

I­ worked as an in-house video director and editor for the Royal Shakespeare Company, while also freelancing as a video editor for production company Dusthouse, notably on West End musicals Sunny Afternoon and Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical.

In this period I was also the Video Designer on the RSC’s Oppenheimer, a new play that won 5* reviews from The Guardian and The Telegraph and transferred to the West End in March 2015.


I am continuing to freelance for exciting companies throughout the UK and collaborating with many talented individuals, whilst also developing my own work.

Work History

Freelance Camera Operator - The Old Vic Theatre

Oct 2015 - Nov 2015

Freelance Director & Editor - Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sep 2015 - Nov 2015

Freelance Assistant Video Designer - Royal & Derngate Theatre

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015

Freelance Video Editor - Dusthouse

Oct 2014 - Jul 2015

Video Editor & Director - Royal Shakespeare Company

Jul 2012 - Jul 2015

Freelance Video Editor - Hoax Motion Pictures

May 2015 - Jun 2015

Freelance Video Editor - Body Power TV

May 2015 - May 2015

Broadcast Assistant - Blue Tuna

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012

Freelance Director & Video Editor - Highfield Films

Jun 2009 - Jul 2012

Freelance Producer & Video Editor - Scratchmark Films

Jun 2010 - Mar 2012

Actor & In-house Filmmaker - Blunderbus Theatre

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Actor - Panaseer 21

Feb 2011 - Aug 2011

Production Assistant - Brain Candy Films

Apr 2011 - Apr 2011

Camera Operator - Mindriot Productions

Oct 2010 - Oct 2010

Production Assistant - Blue Tuna

Mar 2010 - Jun 2010

Promotional Filmmaker - Bristol Old Vic Theare

Apr 2009 - Apr 2009


Drama: Theatre, Film & Television Studies - 1st class BA (Hons) - University of Bristol

Oct 2006 - Jul 2009


  • Adobe PremierePro
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Arri Alexa
  • Arri Amira
  • Assistant Directing
  • Avid Media Composer V8
  • Canon DSLRs
  • Catalyst Video Programmer
  • Directing
  • Director
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Preditor
  • RED Camera
  • Script and Screenwriting
  • Sony F5
  • Sony FS700
  • Video Producing