Byron Lewis

My portfolio.

I have worked as a videographer, editor, and web designers for small businesses and organisations all across the UK. From filming healthcare training videos, to working with history podcasters, everything I do has a story and a purpose, and my goal is to help bring that to life.

Haruspex Ltd - Freelance Editor & Content Producer (2021-present)

I work for Haruspex Ltd, the creator of the Histocrat YouTube channel and the Mythillogical podcast. I am their resident podcast video editor. I have also consulted on scripts for some of the Histocrat series documentaries, which have been seen by over 10 million people, and I produce my own show - History Mystery - that now airs on the channel.  

History Mystery (2019, 2021-)

History Mystery is my baby. It's one part history documentary, the other part an excuse to make silly jokes and wordplay in costume. It's my magnum opus and I love it dearly. There are currently 4 (+1 pilot) episodes. If you want to see my writing, research acumen and editing skills, there's no better place to look.

Surge Radio - Station Manager (2022-23)

I brought Surge Radio back from bankruptcy and have built it into a thriving radio community full of keen volunteers wanting to share their voices to the public. Surge serves the University of Southampton, and in just under a year of my leadership, we’ve gone from just six members to 106. It’s the biggest it’s been in years, and all of this with a fraction of the budget student radio used to get back then.

I have pushed Surge Radio away from its unpopular rock-focused play listing to a more traditional modern pop general playlist with ABC formatting, with a specific focus of highlighting LGBTQ and local artists. Also entering our rotation under my direction have been K-Pop and “Noughties Throwback” themed clocks and hours.

We have used a combination of RCS Zetta and PlayIt Live, in combination with custom software tools I have created to aid in systems automation and importing music. While we use Zetta to inform our scheduling, I manually schedule many hours of music playout a week, and frequently update our playlists based on listener feedback!

Surge TV - Station Manager (2021-23)

At my time at SUSUtv, I have created several award winning projects, filmed hours of videos, brought about some of the largest logistical changes and biggest successes in the station’s history, and developed myself into the professional I am today.

 My leadership has helped the station survive the pandemic and membership has increased 10x in the last six months. I have worked on everything to news reports and punditry, to live sports coverage, variety shows and short films. I also have managed the social media presence for the station before, including starting and cultivating a TikTok following!

Other projects.

Deane: Speed Dial - Director & Editor (2022)

Deadline - Assistant Editor (2020)

NaSTA - Web Developer; Award System Designer (2021)

I worked with the National Student Television Awards team to design their award submission infrastructure. Using a PHP/Laravel frontend with modern JS frameworks, I worked singlehandedly on designing the frontend and backend.

Upfront/Keep Busy Productions - Editor (2019-20)

As a freelance editor, I edited twenty 5- minute videos for the Upfront female motivational course led by Lauren Currie MBE. This involved creating assets that fit within the style guidebooks, and working closely with the existing coordinator at Keep Busy to ensure consistency across the rest of the course.

Relay.FM - Podcast Editor, Pictorial (2020-22)

 I have worked as a freelance video editor for Canadian architect Betty Chen’s art history podcast, Pictorial, available on the Relay podcast network. I went above and beyond to make the podcast more than just a slideshow of images, and make the video as engaging as the audio.

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