Meet the Team | Liz Lee
Welcome to the latest installment of our meet the team series, where we get to know the amazing people behind The Finish Line. This time, we’ll be chatting to Head of Delivery Liz Lee, who joined the team as a Finishing Assistant in 2017.
Liz was born in Yorkshire and loved watching ‘making-of’ segments at an early age, which inspired her desire to work in film and television. She studied film production at Gloucestershire University before heading to London to start her career as a runner at a post house. Today, Liz works remotely from home in Birmingham.
What drew you to The Finish Line?
The initial thing that drew me to The Finish Line was the equipment. I was immediately bowled over by the kit setups and the QC suites. Everything had been well thought out. I also like that we roll with the times, we aren’t afraid to update to new software or workflows that offer quicker and better results.
Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing?
Outside of work you’ll find me cooking up a storm, walking a dog, or renovating my 1930s house.
What are your favourite parts of the job?
I love attention to detail, so spotting something that’s been missed is very rewarding. It’s also a privilege to be trusted with the final show so I want to make sure it’s going out looking its very best. I also love that at everyone here at The Finish Line really cares about their work, but they also care about their lives outside of work. It’s great to see that in an industry that often causes burnout.
What is the most challenging aspect of the job?
As my role is at the end of the line, it can be intense and have ever-changing deadlines so you need to keep your cool to get the show out when under pressure.
Tell me about a few of the projects you’ve worked on.
The Lost Pirate Kingdom was a Netflix original that I worked on over the pandemic and it was exciting to prove that working from home with the right setup does not limit the quality we can produce.
Do you have any advice for people looking to follow a similar career path?
Don’t be afraid to just make a start – that’s the hardest part! There are so many free resources and YouTube tutorials to get you going. Downloading the free version of DaVinci Resolve and having a play with your own footage is a great way to learn the basics.