Freelance technical creative consultant
I work as a freelance technical creative consultant supporting a wide range of businesses and individuals.
My key expertise includes: Avid systems, broadcast technical standards, creative problem-solving, file-based media workflows, project and stakeholder management, technical 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 a newly appointed Systems Administrator, I became responsible for leading on its implementation within a live broadcast environment. I scoped system requirements & re-engineered workflows and procedures. I acted as 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 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 a 6-month period I resolved many technical issues; checked 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 creative technical consultant delivering on a wide range of technical and creative projects.