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Peter Roberts: From Gloss to The Dark Horse...

Interview – 2016

Award-winning editor Peter Roberts runs post production company RPM Pictures, and has worked on a wide range of TV shows and films. His TV credits include GlossGod, Sreenu and Me, Legend of the Seeker and Artsville. His film work includes The Dark Horse, Hip Hop-erationThe Most Fun You Can Have Dying and 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous.

In this ScreenTalk, Roberts talks about:

  • How a small white lie helped launch his editing career 
  • Working in ‘a dark dungeon’ while cutting beloved soap Gloss
  • Editing some of the show's cliffhanger finales
  • Creating romances and backwards flying seagulls for the off-beat God, Sreenu and Me
  • Using digital trickery to simulate a drought, after the rain-plagued shoot of movie 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
  • Trying to redeem a potentially unlikable lead in The Most Fun You Can Have Dying
  • Coping with huge amounts of footage editing The Dark Horse
  • How a projector meltdown at an early screening highlighted that the film was going to work
  • Wanting to show aging in a positive light with Hip Hop-eration
  • The impact of changing technology on editing
This video was first uploaded on 16 February 2016, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside