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October 1992 - Present: Freelance - Trading as WMV ProductionsFreelance broadcast vision engineering and operations, studio technical management, maintenance, installation and production. Regular experience of multi channel automated playout systems. Familiar with Snell Morpheus, Abit and Omnibus automation systems. Familiar with Omneon, EVS and Avid (Pinnacle) video server systems. Vision engineering in both studio and OB environments including live shows for MTV, Sky Sports and the BBC. Supervising crews of studio technicians, responsible for ensuring technically correct and safe operation of the studio during the production of the show. Discussing with senior creative production staff how best to meet the specific technical requirements for the show. Experience of front-line maintenance and bench repairs to component level, MCR operations and systems installation. Produce/direct a number of videos for organisations of all sizes. These include training material, recording stage shows, promo and special interest documentary. Clients included: Turner Broadcasting, MTV Europe, CNBC Europe, Carlton Digital Channels, Sound London, Creative Technology, Endemol Entertainment, Harborough District Council, Africa Investor, Elderflower Marketing, Essex Education Authority, Finepoint Broadcast.
August 2010 - September 2014: Senior Support Engineer, Turner BroadcastingTurner is the entertainment television division of Time Warner. It is the parent of brands such as Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, TNT, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Glitz, CNN, Tru TV and Nuts TV. My role was to support and maintain the multi-channel automated 24 hour live TX for the EMEA area, media management and archive systems. As a senior engineer I would also be responsible for developing, documenting and implementing new procedures for improving system reliability, and acting as a mentor for new hires. Technical responsibilities included the multi channel broadcast playout and archival systems, the Ingest systems, multi-format transfer area, file based content delivery and compliance recording systems. I was responsible for checking the health of the system, and ensuring that the checking and reporting procedures are appropriate for the changing needs as the system evolved and developed. I carried out detailed technical investigations into technical issues where the system did not perform as expected, sometimes in consultation with manufacturers. An important part of my work was supporting colleagues in other departments with their use of the technology. My work often involved writing technical procedure documents for use by colleagues. I also carried out basic administrative work such as creating purchase orders for suppliers and organising shipments of return items.
Pre - October 1992:Equipment Manufacturers & Suppliers: Thomson Broadcast, Visual Impact, Rohde & Schwarz and Vistek (now part of Snell group). Job Area: Technical Sales Usually reporting to a managing director or senior manager, used my engineering knowledge in a commercial role. Dealt with the senior engineering and projects staff of major facilities and broadcasters, covering a wide variety of equipment including Cameras, VTRs, Standards converters, Test equipment, Digital Graphics equipment, Analogue and Digital Encoders, Decoders and Routers. Duties included setting up demonstrations and technical evaluations. Molinare Limited, London. Job Title: Video Engineer Operational duties: VTR, Master control, Live transmission. Engineering duties: Equipment installation, Maintenance, Studio engineering.
RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS AND COURSESRavensbourne College, TEC Higher Certificate in Communication Engineering for TV and Broadcasting obtained with two merits. Eight additional TEC units passed, three with merits.
Manufacturers coursesMorpheus Automation Engineering. EVS Operations Omnibus Engineering
Other experienceI am chair of the board of trustees and treasurer of a small local canal charity, The Chelmer Canal Trust. This has given me experience of chairing meetings, keeping them on track and focused. I am also involved in organizing events and volunteer working parties. In my role as treasurer I am responsible for financial control, keeping proper and accurate books and submitting independently inspected accounts at the year-end, in compliance with the requirements of Companies House, and The Charity Commission.