Over 25 years experience in the Broadcast Industry, providing technical services and solutions to, broadcasters, technical facilities, OBs, post production houses, production companies, agencies & educational facilities.
I love to make things work.
Well organized with ability to multi-task and prioritise.
Strong troubleshooting skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Attention to detail and proven record of delivering quality results.
Highly driven and motivated within dynamically changing environments.
I have spent the majority of 2020 and early 2021 designing and installing cloud and hybrid remote edit and production systems, on multiple platforms. Then headed off to Tokyo for the delayed Tokyo2020 Olympics, where I'm Supervising in the Technical Operations Centre (TOC).
As a freelancer I'm agile and can often make myself available for interesting projects, on an ad-hoc or contract basis, at short notice.
Please get in touch if need help with 'ANYTHING TV and TECHNICAL'.
Owner & Principal Engineer
LOGIC MEDIA SOLUTIONS
Having worked in technical roles for the BBC, ITV, and ITN, in 2005 I setup 'Logic Media Solutions', to provide the following:-
TECHNICAL PLANNING & CONSULTANCY
BROADCAST TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM DESIGN & INTEGRATION
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS
TRIO TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS
LOCATION OFFICE SETUP
LIVE VIDEO TRANSMISSION
TECHNICAL PLANNING & CONSULTACY
Engineer & Technical Operator
Skiing & Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics
January – February 2018, Olympic Phoenix Snow Park.
Cycling, Basketball, Judo, Fencing - Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
July – August 2016, Olympic Carioca Arenas 1-3 and Velodrome.
Alpine Skiing, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
January – February 2014, Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort.
Sailing, London 2012 Summer Olympics
July – August 2012, Weymouth.
OLYMPIC BROADCASTING SERVICES (OBS)
I form part of the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) team, based in the Technical Operations Centre (TOC), providing technical and operational host Broadcasting services; organising unilateral and multilateral services, quality control monitoring etc... The TOC is the technical interface between the OB provider and the International Broadcast Centre (IBC).
I look forward to re-joining the team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where I have been booked as Deputy Supervisor for installation and operational services.
INDEPENDENT TELEVISION NEWS (ITN)
Projects; installations & system integration.
E.g. ITV’s Election2005 programme and ITV’s ‘Theatre of News’ VR studio installation, (VIZrt).
Broadcast Support in a Live Studio environment for, ITV news, ITV 24hr NC (digital), London News Service (LNS), Channel 4 & More 4 News studios, as well as IRN radio. Fully digitally automated server system (Quantel Inspiration). Edit suites, GFX area, studio vision & audio, cameras, Multi Format Transfer, MCR, satellite OB trucks, Mpeg etc.. Westminster Studios, 3G & other multimedia systems.
Based at the London Studios. Support for all technical facilities across London. Post Production edit suites (linear & non-linear), GFX, sound suite, MCR. Installations, system drawings & projects.
September – November 1999
Project Engineer Training
July – August 1998
July - August 1995 & 1996
Weather Graphics installation. Year 2000 compliance testing.
BBC Project Management Services (PMS).
Studio 2 re-fit at BBC Television Centre. Site visit; Elstree Studios.
BBC Outside Broadcasts.
Based in General Test Room. Equipment maintenance & installation. Site visits; Wimbledon & Silverstone race track. Glastonbury festival.
Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Hons)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Electronics & Electrical Engineering B.Eng
RICHMOND UPON THAMES COLLEGE
Mathematics, Physics & Psychology
Remote Editing and Production systems design and installation
Solid knowledge in broadcast interfaces and standards; SDI, IP (SMPTE 2110), AES, DANTE, MADI etc..
Extensive experience in NLE systems, Post-Production, file delivery.
LIVE Broadcast environments; studios, outside broadcasts, monitoring.
Project management and engineering; small to large scale, turnkey solutions.
Broadcast IT infrastructure; networking, TCP/IP and high level protocols; installation and config
PC, MAC & Linux operating systems - AutoCAD, Visio, MS office, Teams etc..
Technical planning, consultancy and management.