Reeta Varpama

Reeta Varpama

Editor

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

Reeta is an award-winning picture editor and colourist. Having started her career in the Finnish TV industry in 2007, she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production from Cambridge School of Art in 2013. Her post-production expertise and experience consist of short and long-form projects, ranging from feature films, short fiction, music videos and performance pieces to promos, brand films, documentaries and high-end campaigns, with a variety of practical knowledge working in drama and broadcast television honed over the course of 10+ years in commercial and independent filmmaking.

Reeta’s headline achievements include editing the upcoming independent feature film Drive Me to the End and BFI-funded short film Lost Land Girl. She has just been signed on as picture editor on the sci-fi thriller Beneath. She also cut Untethered for Channel 4’s Random Acts commission and completed various post-production work on feature films Mrs. Lowry And Son, Starfish, The More You Ignore Me and Rise of the Footsoldier 3. Reeta edited and colour graded horror comedy Toll Booth which won 7 awards on its festival run, as well as being selected to screen at the BAFTA-qualifying Leeds Film Festival. Her other works have been screened at the likes of Los Angeles Cine-Fest, Shriekfest LA, Norwich Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival and Berlin Feminist Film Week.

Reeta has a full editing suite at her media studio in Cambridge, England. Her creative ambition is to make powerful, meaningful and imaginative work that challenges and inspires to look at conventional perspectives and narratives in a new light.

Work History

Freelance Editor & Colourist - Self-Employed

Nov 2014 - Present

Executive Producer & Editor - brandAnonymous

Nov 2014 - Present

Broadcast Assistant - BBC Look East

Jul 2014 - Jun 2015

Co-Founder - Colour Films Ltd

Jan 2012 - Apr 2015

Studio Supervisor - Anglia Ruskin University

Oct 2013 - May 2014

Production Assistant - Tuotanto Oy Säihky

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

Runner - YLE

Aug 2007 - Apr 2008

Education

Film & TV Production - BA Film & Television Production (Hons) - Cambridge School of Art

Aug 2010 - May 2013

Skills

  • Avid
  • Video Editing
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Adobe Premiere CC
  • Adobe Premiere CS6
  • Adobe SpeedGrade CC
  • Adobe SpeedGrade CS6
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Broadcast Filming
  • Colour
  • Colour Correction
  • Colour Grading
  • Colour Matching
  • Colourist
  • Corporate Filming
  • Corporate Filmmaking
  • Data Management
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Digital Editing
  • Digital Film
  • Digital Video
  • Director
  • Documentary Film
  • Editing
  • Editing Video
  • Editor
  • Feature Film
  • Film
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Media Composer
  • Narrative Storytelling
  • Non-Linear Editing
  • Post Production
  • Post Production Software
  • TV and Online Video Production

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