michal@mzak.co.uk
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About me

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who I am

A Polish immigrant who pulled a sneaky on Brexit by becoming a British citizen.
A lover of pickles and that sweet existential dread that comes from watching intensely bleak films.

I’m also an experienced short-form editor aspiring to become a trainee/assistant on HETV & features.

My background in music production means I’m all about getting the rhythm & pacing just right. And as a former programmer,  I always seek new ways to speed up my workflows so I can spend more time focusing on the creative aspects of telling a story.

I’m here to help bring the director’s vision to life – the more ambitious the better.

experience

Recently edited three short dramas for the BBC. Set to be broadcast and released on iPlayer in 2021.

Collaborated with HBO on featurettes on the craft behind their hit TV series (Watchmen, Succession & Sharp Objects)

Received the Royal Television Society Award – “Craft Skills” – for documentary Nial Adams

Worked on promos and unscripted content for brands such as GQ, New Balance and Radio X.

Awarded multiple ScreenSkills bursaries and selected for their mentoring programme.

software

AVID Media Composer (Certified)
Adobe Premiere
Adobe After Effects
DaVinci Resolve
FileMaker Pro
various DAWs

technical skills

film & sound editing
motion graphics & animation
ingesting, syncing & logging
programming & software engineering
media & database management
setting up post-production workflows
basic compositing & VFX
conform & online editing

contact

I’m available for both in-house and remote work.
Drop me a line at michal@mzak.co.uk if you’ve got a project you would like to chat about.

I’m also taking film recommendations & good veggie recipes.