“Being a video editor is not just a job. It’s so much more. Editing is a complex task, combining dozens of creative decisions, in order to tell a story. Decisions such as what to keep, what to cut. Choosing a suitable structure, setting the right pace, mood and accompanying pictures, sounds & music. It’s about a perfect combination of all these things to bring the pictures alive and hide the editing. Editing is an art. An invisible art.”
I have always been interested in moving pictures, but it was not until 2009 when I had finally discovered the beauty of making them. It was back then when I had tried video editing for the first time and immediately found a passion in it. Since 2012, I have been involved in various projects as a video editor, and then also a producer. However, video editing remains my favourite part of the production process. My motto, something I always focus on when editing, is simply ‘When Words Are Not Enough.’
In 2014, I got my first chance to participate in a big project as a producer, with a YouTube-based video magazine “The F1 Magazine” for Grand Prix Times (now Motorsport Week), one of the leading British Formula 1 websites. Then, a couple of months later, I started an amazing journey by becoming a producer of Virtual GP, starting a completely new and unique project combining Motorsport and gaming. As of 2022, this championship has become the most prestigious virtual racing series in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, also thanks to our partnership with Mercedes-Benz, and we are broadcasting live on O2 TV Sport for the third year in a row.
As a huge Motorsport fan, I consider myself lucky to be involved in the world of cars and racing, and gaming, which is close to me just as well. I believe that it is always important to focus on high-quality production, a showcase of creative storytelling and overcoming challenges of new and exciting projects. I’m also involved in two TV series about video games – RE-PLAY and Tutorial – and together with PROESPORT company, we have produced several esports events, including successful virtual racing events for charity.
At this university, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in the Applied Informatics – Information Technology course, as a part of the Economics and Management programme. As a topic for my Bachelor thesis, I chose ‘Application of virtual reality in driving schools’. I passed my final exams with Excellent and Very Good grades from Applied Informatics and Economics, respectively.
I spent one year at this university studying a course combining subjects from Information Technology and Economics. I also attended and passed a special Multimedia course dedicated to the world of video, audio, production and working in media.
For my secondary education, I chose a specialization in Information Technology. After four years, I passed the graduation final exams in Czech, English, programming (C#, Java, C++) and database systems including SQL. These exams are equivalent to the A-level exams. I also took part in the CISCO Academy and obtained the “CISCO IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software” certificate, issued in November 2012.
My first ever project was a YouTube show called MAGAZÍN SVĚTOVÉ SÉRIE RENAULT. This video magazine, which was dedicated to the World Series by Renault series, was launched back in 2012. Our goal was to bring Czech fans closer to this exciting racing series by offering behind the scenes videos and exploring lesser-known parts of the sport. The most notable moment came with an exclusive interview with Igor Salaquarda, a team manager of the Czech team, I.S.R. Racing, discussing their successful Formula Renault 3.5 2012 campaign with Sam Bird behind the wheel.
The first international project I worked on was THE F1 MAGAZINE, produced for The F1 Times website (now Motorsport Week), one of the leading British websites dedicated to Formula 1. A bi-weekly YouTube magazine was focused on news, results and analysis. It also discussed interesting topics from the world of F1 – all in a 15-minute show, presented in English and available worldwide. I also had a chance to visit the Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger Tribute 2014 event in Imola to film a special tribute, in honour of the 20th anniversary of their deaths.
Using all the previous experience, I started working on VIRTUAL GP, a professional virtual racing championship in the Czech Republic. Over the years, it has been praised for high-quality coverage and this ambitious and unique project has even become the most prestigious sim racing series in the Czech Republic and Slovak. Following the success, the project got a sponsorship from Mercedes-Benz, its English coverage made it to the Amazon Prime platform, and recently, we’ve started broadcasting our races live on O2 TV Sport, the biggest Czech pay sports TV channel.
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