With over 25 years experience in production and post-production, the quality and depth of Henry Stein's CV speaks for itself.
Starting out as a still photographer, Henry moved into video editing at the Olympus Gallery, working on projects with Steven Berkoff, John Maybury, Derek Jarman and others and producing the successful 'History of Pop Video' exhibition, before founding Edit Video Ltd with John Mayes in 1986.
As Edit Video's client-base grew, Henry became the main online editor, whilst maintaining his offline output of music promos and corporate videos and overseeing the company's overall output.
In 2007, Henry moved his full HD edit suite to his home, in one fell swoop removing the need to commute and shortening the walk to the kettle. Focussing increasingly on music projects - including Oasis, McCartney, The Killers & Led Zeppelin - Henry continues to produce high quality work...
Henry started Stein Films Ltd in 1990 to pursue his production interests.
From fashion shows to music promos and concerts, Stein Films also self-financed two documentaries: 'Holi: a Festival of Colour' and 'Untamed Fashion'.
Resourceful as well as pragmatic, Henry often found himself wearing many hats during these projects, from grip to spark, runner to director, cameraman to sound guy "...but settled on editor as that is what I like."
From Edit Video's early days in Wapping, Henry and co-founder John Mayes didn't only edit. They also varnished the 3500sq floor, built walls, and designed and wired the edit suites!
As Edit Video's client-base grew, Henry became the main online editor, whilst maintaining his offline output of music promos and corporate videos and overseeing the company's overall output as Edit Video moved into mainstream TV.
Editing series with 18 million viewers (yes, 18 million) raised the stakes considerably, but the company ethos of care and professionalism endured, with continual innovation in kit and skills.
8 years after first moving to Conway Street in the West End, Edit Video expanded again, taking over Audley House in Margaret Street.
With projects such as 'Led Zeppelin: The DVD' and TV series including 'Black Books', 'Changing Rooms' and 'The Brits are Coming', occupying the 14 edit suites (including Avids, Lightworks, linear online, Discreet Smoke* and Final Cut) Edit Video was at the cutting edge of quality programming and Henry found himself project managing pretty much 24/7
Picking up on a trend in the type of projects being brought in by clients like Discovery, Animal Planet, Discovery Home & Health, The Business Channel and Wedding TV, Henry has undertaken reversioning work for a number of years.
Re-cutting programmes to specification for broadcasters throughout the world, often to tight deadlines and even tighter budgets, may not be the most creative of processes but it is reassuring to know that it can be left in the experienced hands of someone who knows what he is doing - and as everyone knows - that's priceless!