Mark Nuttal - Director - Soldiers of the Damned
Cherie Silvera - Adventure Film Producer
"The legend that is Thomas Grimshaw.
A man who has saved my arse on more than one occasion! In fact on every occasion it has been my pleasure to work with him. Whether that be editing a Richard Hawley or Lisa Stansfield pop promo or simply just editing a feature film, Grimmy is your ideal wing man.
A very fast, skilful, talented and intuitive worker, as happy working to a brief as he is with a director beside him. Always keen to try something different and think a little ‘off piste’. An excellent all-rounder who is very knowledgeable in any technical or software-driven field, an essential and very valuable skill to have in this day of multi-ratios, frame rates and formats.
An asset to have on any team whether you be scaling Everest or sat in the warmth of his edit suite. Mr Grimshaw, I salute you."
"I worked with Tom on Mt. Everest and Kilimanjaro. To do his job, Tom was required to hike every step of the way to the heart of Nepal, and the top of Africa, along with all the guides, climbers and production crew.
Tom is a unique and valuable asset to any modern production team trying to work in remote areas. He is a talented and efficient Editor, and DIT manager, able to work in challenging and uncomfortable conditions. His added skills of technical problem solving with any kind of computer hardware, software and data management issue, make him an invaluable player to a production team - especially when there is little access to outside trouble shooting solutions. His entertaining attitude and dry sense of humour, make him a welcome part of any team that is spending long days in remote locations. I would feel lucky to have Tom on my production team anytime."
Jennifer Quinn - Associate Director, KPMG TS
Rob Skinner - Skout PR - B2B PR Agency
“Tom worked with me to produce a number of different corporate videos, designed to introduce or bring to life the Leadership teams and strategic focus areas for our division. This involved putting a lot of accountants (from graduates to senior partners) in front of a video camera who, in most cases, were making their film debut.
We had a pretty short turnaround time and extremely varied subjects to work with, topped with the fact I was working on secondment myself and clearly didn’t have a clue what I was doing.
Tom’s patience and experience really shined through, often knowing what it was I was trying to achieve before I did, and clearly guiding me through the various decisions or considerations that were required.
He was quick to put all of the ‘performers’ at ease, easily adapting his style based on the audience and always calm and in control.
His added suggestions in terms of finish, style and the outtakes video were superb (the latter probably being the thing most of our employees remembered from the whole strategy day and something I hadn’t even considered).
Tom was as ever great to work with and the mix of professionalism, knowledge and experience and yet relaxed and fun to be with makes working with Tom seem more like hanging out than working at all.”
"Tom has supported Skout on various video production projects for a number of our clients. He's a great extension to our team adding an extra dimension in terms of skill, creativity and ultimately the service and value we deliver to the client. His consultative approach and ideas add value to our work and outputs have always been top notch and received with high praise."
Squash Falconer - Adventurer & Mountineer
"I met Tom on a trek to Everest base-camp. It's one thing to edit at sea level but I knew he must be very good at his job when he was editing at over 5000m! I've had the pleasure of working with Tom on several projects over the past few years and with his creative input I've been able to make GoPro video of the day twice and some of my films have racked up hundreds of thousands of views on my YouTube channel."
Stephen Rigg - Blackdog Productions
"A splendid individual who is both highly skilled as an editor and a master at most other areas of film post production."
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