Armin Rüede

I’m a video editor working mostly on current affairs and documentaries.

My love for the moving image goes back a long way. I have worked in Germany, South Africa, England and now Switzerland, editing a great variety of productions including promos, short films, music videos, magazine shows, corporate and docu-dramas.

My interests evolved organically. I left school wanting to learn about filmmaking and found my home in post-production.

My journey has also included a four-year humanities degree in Cape Town (where I graduated top of my class), editing work in Johannesburg (where I won an award for best promo), a master’s degree at Central St Martins (awarded with distinction), 10 years editing work in London (see acclaimed projects below), and more recently a move to the
Technology & Production Centre in Zürich, Switzerland.

I take pride in adding real value to the jobs I take on, getting involved in the ideas that shape the story we are telling. My exposure to designers and artists from around the world
(through for example the Central St Martins programme) has helped me sharpen my understanding of visual design, structure and narrative.

Acclaimed projects: I always try to make a strong contribution to my projects and the programmes I work on leave a mark in the industry: the hour-long documentary "Libya: The Stolen Children" received a prestigious Royal Television Society Award nomination (2011) and the 10 minute “Battle for Zawiyah" won a Golden Nymph for Best TV News Item at the Monte Carlo television festival, beating Channel 4, ITV and BBC News.