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Peter Wiggins
Peter Wiggins
Flick Pictures Ltd
United Kingdom
 United Kingdom

Peter splits his time between online editing in the UK & round the world for all the major terrestrial broadcasters, and since the beginning of 2003, running his own uncompressed Final Cut Pro & Shake 10 bit uncompressed editing/compositing system.

Always trying to ‘expand the envelope’ the investment into the cutting edge of editing has already proved fruitful. The BBC /TWI asked Peter to edit the new titles for the BBC Snooker season. Using a combination of software packages including Shake, Boujou, & Sapphire, the result was a sequence that would have cost many times more on a ‘traditional’ high end compositing system.

Peter started early making things, and hasn’t really stopped since. The proud owner of a Teac 4 track recorder led to him engineering a single record for a band at 13, and an album at 14. The progression into video/TV led to him directing & making his first TV commercial aged 18. Peter was also the youngest person ever to achieve an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society.

A journey through the various tape formats ensued. Along with Colin Dean, Peter was the first freelance editor ever to be employed by ITN. Starting at Wells Street on VPR2’s and HiBand, later progressing to Beta Sp in Grays Inn Road. To supplement regular broadcast work, Peter also regularly made corporate productions for blue chip clients including The Body Shop, British Rail, Government Bodies,

For over five years, Peter was contracted to The Financial Times and CNN to edit and TD their business news. A highlight of broadcast work was editing with Michael Jackson on “The Earth Song” performance for the World Music Awards. Michael also personally asked Peter to remix the live track for transmission.

Editing sport proved to be the area that he finally now spends most of his time. He regularly drives multi machine digital edit suites in facility houses and outside broadcast vehicles worldwide. Peter was the first person in the UK to use Profile hard disk recorders as edit servers and ranks himself as a ‘pioneer’ of the use of the Sony DME 7000 into sports editing.


A long list of credits include:-

BBC Paralympics, Sydney 2000
BBC Winter Paralympics, Salt Lake City 2002
BBC Snooker (6 years)
CBS Winter Olympics, Nagano 1998 (Downhill)
Tour de France (8 years including Channel 4 & ITV - 2003 Broadcast Award for sports)
Tour de Langkawi (6 years), Tour of the Philippines (2 years)
Wimbledon, Australian & French Open (For ESPN/Turner/MNET)
Various others including
Le Mans 24 Hour, Moto GP, World Rally Championship, BBC Darts, Six Nations Rugby, Test & domestic Cricket, FA Cup, Champions League, Commonwealth Games – KL 1998, Manchester 2002.

He is also very proud to demonstrate & train on DNP products for Thomson Grass Valley. Over the past few years, Peter has not only travelled Europe, Asia & Australia for TGV, but has also been a regular sight on the Grass Valley stand at IBC, and for the first time at NAB 2003.

Peter can be contacted at Flick Pictures Ltd
 

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Articles by Peter Wiggins

Apple Final Cut Pro
A Digibeta Quality Edit Suite in a bag - Could it be done using the MXO2?

A Digibeta Quality Edit Suite in a bag - Could it be done using the MXO2?

When CreativeCOW's Peter Wiggins first started editing in facility houses in the eighties, an edit suite was a room full of large control panels next to a room with racks and racks of mainframes. Recently he decided to issue a challenge: Build a broadcast DigiBeta quality edit suite that will fit in a computer bag and will go through airport security. Read on to find out how he did it.

Review, Feature
Peter Wiggins
Apple Motion
Making 3D TextMaking 3D Text

When Motion3 was released and after the initial excitement had died down, it became obvious that there were a few features that hadn't made the release. One of the first to be highlighted by the many forum posts was the lack of 3D text. In this short tutorial, CreativeCOW leader, Peter Wiggins gives you some help in building 3D text in Motion.

Tutorial
Peter Wiggins
Apple Final Cut Pro
Peter Wiggins reviews Multicam Lite

Peter Wiggins reviews Multicam Lite

What is one of the most frequently asked questions on the Final Cut Pro forum here on Creative Cow? "What's the best way to cut multi camera material on FCP?" Well up until now there have only been workarounds, like shrinking pictures so all are visible or even just guessing at edits using the razor blade tool to slice through multiple video tracks! In this article, Peter Wiggins reviews Multicam Lite, a custom designed realtime multicamera editing tool for use in conjunction with Final Cut Pro. This exclusive first review should give you an insight into the powerful and time saving features of Multicam Lite, along with the amazing creative freedom and effortless handling of multicamera material. We will also have a quick look at Livecut.

Review
Peter Wiggins
IBC Expo
Peter Wiggins reports from IBC 2004

Peter Wiggins reports from IBC 2004

In this second installment of Peter Wiggins IBC report for Creative Cow members, Peter hands out his selections for the best products he saw while at IBC 2004.

Review
Peter Wiggins
Apple Motion
Peter Wiggins looks at the New, Revolutionary Motion from Apple: Intro

Peter Wiggins looks at the New, Revolutionary Motion from Apple: Intro

Peter Wiggins takes a thorough look at the new Motion from Apple. Never before has there been such interest and anticipation over a piece of software and Peter Wiggins hopes that this article gives an insight into the creative capabilities, workflow and SPEED of Motion.

Review, Tutorial
Peter Wiggins
Genarts Sapphire
Peter Wiggins looks at Sapphire Plug-ins from GenArts

Peter Wiggins looks at Sapphire Plug-ins from GenArts

Peter Wiggins takes a thorough look at the new Sapphire plug-ins from GenArts. One thing is for sure, you will have seen many examples in film and television already as Sapphire is used on a daily basis by large film effects and post production houses. Many compositors and editors swear by them, myself included! I've been using Sapphire with Shake for over a year now, and every job has used at least one plug-in. Now, they're available for Final Cut Pro, Combustion and After Effects.

Review, Tutorial
Peter Wiggins
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