Final Cut welcomes talented editor, James Rose, to its roster. Rose, who will be based
out of Final Cut’s London office, joins the company with over a decade of experience in
commercial, music video and documentary editing.
Born the son of a Norfolk printer, Rose got his post-production start when he accepted
a runner’s position one summer holiday. That job led to an apprenticeship with wellknown
editor, Nicholas-Wayman Harris at NWH. After building his own impressive
editorial career at NWH, Rose joined Cut + Run in 2007, where he worked until his
recent move to Final Cut.
Rose’s recent creative highlights include Adidas “#TaketheStage” for last year’s
Olympics, for which Rose relished the opportunity “of being a part of such a
monumental time for the city” and Ikea “Bright Shiny Colours” with his long-term
collaborator, Director David Wilson of Blinkink. Rose is a sought-after partner for fresh
talent, exemplified by the fact that he edited three of the five nominated ads in the
2012 British Arrows “Best New Director” category.
Rose has been honoured with his own fair share of awards. Most recently, in 2011,
when he was awarded “Best Editor” at Antville for Metronomy “The Bay”, also directed
by Wilson. Rose has edited promos for many of the decade’s hottest artists, including
Kings of Leon, The Killers, Hot Chip and Rita Ora. James is notably known for editing
the captivating summer anthem, “Rehab” for the late Amy Winehouse.
Rose joins Final Cut with a strong professional direction in mind, “Final Cut is the
perfect place to hone my commercial career. There is a sense of support and team
work amongst everyone, which has certainly proven to be a large part of their
success.” Founder and Sr Editor, Rick Russell, is as equally thrilled to welcome
James. “James’ work has incredible range that plays right into the strengths of our
existing roster. He brings a strong visual concept and unique sensibility to his work,
that I know our clients will embrace”.