Stretching Truths

Stretching Truths

It's both an interesting time and a challenging time to be involved in digital media creation right now. Having shifted from Australia to the UK, that just became even more difficult.

I was reminded of this sense of competition last week when I spied a company (not to be named) advertising themselves through Linked In with what could only be described at a shoddy form of representation. To be fair, they were selling themselves primarily as an agency to assist in pushing videos to the wider world, but they were also trying to describe themselves as an outfit who knows how to reach a wider audience.

However, on watching, what you are confronted by is :

  • poor interview sound
  • disastrous framing
  • average editing
  • zero colour grading
  • no sound mixing

I am happy to be at the beginning of a new journey and go through the trials of finding clients, accepting work, travelling to unexpected places and trudging through the new minefield. It's part of the process of "breaking though".

What I am not happy about is the myriad of companies who place themselves at the forefront of media creation with large teams of inexperienced people, producing shoddy work with a primary ethic of making money. 

Good luck to them, they will fall apart within time and not too soon.

I only hope that all their clients call me instead :)


Flinders Quartet - Composer Workshop

Flinders Quartet - Composer Workshop

The Flinders Quartet are one of Australia's finest string quartets, playing chamber music throughout the country,

Recently, they held a three day composer workshop, collaborating with a variety of Australian based composers, bringing their work to realisation.

Flinders Quartet Composer Workshop

A Few Shorts...

A Few Shorts...

Just before leaving for the motherland, got together with a few old acting pals to create some short films for their reels to close of the year. Anita Torrance and Christine Husband doing their thing for the screen.


For over 8 years,BATCHEDIT has serviced Melbourne groups, individuals and organisations with a variety of media. It has been a pleasure to work with the creative genius of those involved. However, all things change, and for that, a move has been made.

From now till the forseeable future, BATCHEDIT will be based in the UK. It wasn't an easy choice to make, but one that was made out of the necessity to see and do things in the world like a traveller does.

There are so many opportunities to discover, and this little company that could wishes to see what those opportunities look like.

To keep on keeping on.

Justin Batchelor