Engineering

With a strong engineering mindset, I am able to rig, operate and troubleshoot many aspects of broadcast infrastructure in both multicamera studio and outside broadcast environments - including multi-camera racking.

I currently provide engineering support to the National Film and Television School's multi-camera 4K television studio during times of increased demand, and to cover holiday and sickness.

    From a technical perspective, I am adept at:

    - Running a full permanent production gallery and providing front line support for Sony XVS-7000 vision mixer, Sony PWS-4500 server, Studer Vista 1 Black Edition sound console, Vizrt, BNCS and GV/SAM infrastructure
    - Rigging and operation of flyaway galleries - including Blackmagic Design, Ross and Panasonic vision mixers, routers, TX/ISO recorders, SPGs, fibre rattler systems
    - Rigging, programming and troubleshooting of wired and wireless talkback systems including CTP Systems' Talkback24, Riedel ARTIST and ClearCom FreeSpeak 2
    - Rigging and operation of NewTek 3Play, ProPresenter and Mitti record/playback systems
    - Rigging, operation and troubleshooting of Sony and Grass Valley broadcast cameras channels (including CCUs, RCPs, MSUs)
    - Racking of Sony and Grass Valley broadcast cameras in both studio and outside broadcast environments
    - Conventional networking with a basic understanding of video-over-IP (SMPTE 2110) systems
    - Lighting design and operation:
        - Rigging of conventional and intelligent lighting fixtures
        - Patching and troubleshooting intelligent fixtures and networks (including Art-Net, RDM)
        - Console operation (Jands Vista; GrandMA; ETC Cobalt / Eos)

    OB ENGINEERING HIGHLIGHTS:

    - OB tech on Jools Holland's Raise the Roof (for One Box Television / Sky Arts)
    - OB tech on Flackstock (for One Box Television / Sky Arts)
    - OB vision engineer on The Second Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen - London Studio (for Trickbox TV / Talk TV)
    - OB tech on Science for Evil Geniuses (for One Box Television / CuriosityStream)
    - OB 3Play operator on Cymrucast (for One Box Television / S4C)
    - OB tech on Beating Retreat 2022 (for One Box Television / RNRMC)

    STUDIO ENGINEERING HIGHLIGHTS:

    - Studio vision engineer on NFTS Scotland Multi-Camera Conversion Course (for NFTS)
    - Studio vision engineer on Acting Up!The Music ShowYoung at Art (for NFTS)
    - Studio vision engineer on The Lowdown Live (for NFTS)