Hi, my name is Vasil. I’m a freelance editor and filmmaker based in Brighton, UK. To my work, I bring diverse cultural knowledge, and a rich production skillset — I have been forging narratives since aged 16 (my teenage job was in broadcast radio).
I'm experienced in Adobe-centred post-production environment, with DaVinci Resolve for detailed grading and media management. I also have working knowledge of Avid MC 2022. As an editor I am organised, focused, and friendly. I'm big on colour-coding, spreadsheets and well-written communication. I'm always interested in facilitating the best workflows and processes, and keen to be involved early when possible.
On set, I’m comfortable with systems like Canon C300, Sony FS7, A7S, BlackMagic, and can light, film and sound-record for simpler productions.
I like to keep my ear to the ground. I care about politics, society, identity, culture and the environment. I have worked on a variety of productions, but personally gravitate towards telling stories which are diverse, beautiful, difficult, critical, and empowering.
Editorially, I strive to question the givens, to explore the niche, to be sensitive to the subtle, and open to the unpleasant. To explore grey areas non-judgmentally, and make complex topics fascinating to watch. To portray with humour and music, and to look for the poetic. To be bold and take risks creatively, but to always put the story and its people first.
In my free time I like discovering new music and films, walking the Sussex countryside, experimenting with 35mm film photography and my 16mm Krasnogorsk, drinking good coffee and being in the sun. 🌞
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A quick guide to my name
Va•SIL — like “windowsill” — The Bulgarian version of the Greek name Βασίλειος meaning "king, ruler".
DZHA•ga•lov — like “jug of love” — From dzhaga (джага) a long, two-person wood saw.