Documentary

     

Film Editor 

Martin

Kayser Landwehr

Working at the UK studio

 

Martin works in London and at his edit suite in Kent but has worked at many European studios over his lifetime-long career.

He is conversant with Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere with excellent knowledge of feature-length project management, compositing, script sync, and high-level experiences in all areas. This is crucial for all his film editing as well as a deep understanding of filmmaking and dramaturgy. 

Martin has won the  Grimme Award  for the editing of the documentary “Dark Eden”. It was awarded in 2020 and this German award is seen as the German Oscar. 

Twenty years +

As a professional of more than twenty years in these fields and equipped with conceptual and dramaturgical excellence, he is able to work versatile and independent.

 

Working nationwide and internationally

Martin is a German-born, award-winning senior film editor living in Great Britain and is working nationwide and internationally.

He is best known for the documentaries ‘The Cranes Call‘, ‘Black, Black Oil‘, ’Dark Eden’, ’Out of Corduba’, ’David wants to fly’ and ’No one but me’.

Martin is an expert in the editing of all different genres.

He worked on a vast array of themes: music documentaries, feature-length documentaries, docu-drama, docu-soap series, TV shows, promotion clips, investigative news show series, pilots, reports, short films, commercial spots, cookery shows, home makeover shows, art pictures, art docs, sports docs, TV-music shows, music clips and daily music shows.

He is an editorial film editor.

Most of the filmmakers rely on Martin’s ability to establish stringent logic and the fundamental dramaturgy creatively. Even in the most difficult and nerve-racking situations, he is a rock in the water.

He has worked with clients throughout Europe, including BBC, ARD, ZDF, ARTE, ITV, Discovery Channel, VH-1, MTV, SRF, ORF, Servus TV, RTL, VOX, SAT. 1, Pro 7, Deutsche Welle, CCTV, TVE, Canal Sur, Spiegel TV, Axel Springer TV, Arthaus, Media Consulta, and Endemol.

He loves Avid

The organization-skills of AVID are phenomenal. It is proven and trusted by professional editors in every segment of film, television, and broadcast. It is designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media and Martin can work fluently with an overwhelming amount of film material.

Martin works since 2005 with the Avid Script Sync (for the dialog-search and the options for synchronization).

How it begun

In 1979, he learned to cut films on a Steenbeek editing table on the endless film stripes of slapstick comedian stories. Luckily, his father Heinz Caloue worked in the business as an author and as a synchronous director for plenty of slapstick series with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and the unforgettable Buster Keaton among the whole bunch of slapstick stars at that time. Martin worked alongside his father at his company for three years and has therefore learned the business from scratch.

Even today, people love to watch the series online. These series have been aired on the ZDF, (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) – the German Television broadcaster – in its importance like the BBC. They even entered a strategic partnership in 2019 to develop and co-produce world-class content.