Catarina Oliveira - Editor

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Having trained in music and fine arts, I have always been fascinated by the way images and sound can be combined to achieve something greater than the sum of its parts.

I consider myself a highly motivated, creative editor who has a good grasp of story structure and audiovisual storytelling tools. My experience as a freelancer working in different countries and sectors for over 10 years means I am highly adaptable and open to working with very different teams, and am quick to learn new workflows: from high-end blue chip productions, to fast-paced live TV, carefully crafted documentaries on sensitive subjects, and quick-turnaround digital content, I have successfully collaborated with a variety of teams and am keen to continue expanding the range of my professional experience.

Key credits include work on various BBC productions such as Springwatch, Seven Worlds One Planet, Dynasties, Blue Planet II, Cbeebies Andy's Raps, as well as projects for brands and charities including Dyson, Microsoft, Shelter, The Big Lottery Fund, Fairtrade, Global Cycling Network, Ann Summers, Cotswold Outdoors, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. I have also edited various short observational documentaries, which have gone on to win awards, music videos, short dramas, presenter-led web series and long-form science/history docs.

I work in Avid and Premiere and am able to edit content in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Fully set up for remote work.


'Catarina is simply a great editor and has a good feel for music and the beauty of images. Catarina also has one of the chief qualities I look for in a modern editor when faced with the huge amount of media multi camera digital shoots often produce - she is very fast! Fun to work with and very professional she just gets on with it and gives you a feeling of confidence that you will get the job done.' John Ruthven, BBC

'Catarina was an absolute pleasure to work with on Andy's Animal Raps. She worked quickly within our tight deadlines and responded to any commissioner feedback promptly and with creative flair. A great editor and someone I would love to work with again!' Emily Miller, BBC

'We’ve used Catarina for multiple editing jobs and she is someone that consistently delivers. A freelancer that has a very professional approach and accurately interprets direction. Whether she is working at our office or hers, she maintains a high level of focus. We’ve always been very pleased with both the editing and motion graphics work produced by Cat.' Jemma Hodkinson, Snowline Productions

Top Credits

  • Title: Blue Planet II
    Length: 50'
    Genre: Natural History
    Producer: Mark Brownlow
    Channel: BBC One
    Company: BBC
  • Title: Seven Worlds, One Planet mini episodes
    Length: 7 x 5'
    Genre: Natural History
    Producer: Clare Brook/Lee Bacon
    Channel: Digital
    Company: BBC
  • Title: Rescued Chimps of the Congo with Jane Goodall
    Length: 3 x 50'
    Genre: History
    Producer: Debbie Hinnigan
    Channel: CuriosityStream
    Company: Off the Fence
  • Title: Springwatch 2020
    Genre: Outside Broadcast
    Producer: Mark Flowers (BBC)
    Channel: BBC One
    Company: BBC