Freelance technical creative consultant
I work as a freelance technical, creative consultant supporting a wide range of businesses and individuals related to film and video production and post-production.
My crucial expertise includes understanding client requirements and being able to translate those into workable solutions that meet any deadline of financial conditions. I have expert knowledge around Avid systems, broadcast technical standards, creative problem-solving, file-based media workflows, project and stakeholder management, functional diagnosis and troubleshooting as well as film and video production and post-production.
Some examples of my technical and creative skills include:
BBC systems administrator
The BBC was implementing Avid Interplay into their 28 suite post-production village. As the appointed Systems Administrator, I was responsible for leading on its implementation within a live broadcast environment. I scoped system requirements & re-engineered workflows and procedures. I acted as a key liaison point for technical issues and communicated complex technical information and tailored content to reflect client needs. With dedication, I managed the introduction of the first central ‘ingest’ area & file asset management system for post-production at BBC Television Centre. Working alongside the rest of the team, we all succeeded in implementing the Interplay system, which enabled improved management of media assets.
Technicolor project manager
A client of Technicolor (IMG Media) wanted to convert their extensive sports-based archive from tape to digital file-based media. I was engaged as a Technical Project Manager to lead the installation of a Samma tape robot system. I liaised with Technicolor and IMG management, engineering, and production teams to define requirements. During initial system testing, I quality checked tape & file-based media. I ensured Samma tape robot was continually managed and loaded for 24-hour operation. Over six months, I resolved many technical issues; checked the system and output data & metadata and liaised with engineering to ensure continuous operation. I succeeded in enabling a successful installation of the Samma robot system, ahead of schedule.
After joining the BBC as a trainee, I worked in BBC post-production for 13 years creatively and technically supporting engineers, craft staff, freelancers and production teams. Since leaving the BBC in 2009, I have continued to work in the broadcast sector as a freelance filmmaker, videographer and video editor delivering on a wide range of professional and creative projects.
If you would like any technical or creative help or have any questions, please get in touch. For more perspective, please read my client testimonials.