Location & Studio Sound Recordist & Production Sound Mixer Documentary, Drama, Entertainment & Commercial. Broadcast & Corporate.
BIOG / CV
Over 20 years experience in Location and Studio sound, credits with all major UK and many international broadcasters.
"I" Visa valid for working in the USA, 2 UK passports, all major vaccinations including Rabies and Yellow Fever.
Fluent Italian speaker, some French & German, substantial international filming experience.
Hostile environment training, experience of Arctic, Desert, Ocean and Jungle filming expeditions.
Music for picture recording specialist, Studio, Location and Concerts / Events.
Voting Member of BAFTA, The Institute of Professional Sound, and The Royal Television Society.
I've been working in professional broadcast sound since the mid 1990's, gaining a wealth of skills and experience on all kinds of productions in over 60 countries, from Abbey Road studios to the forests of Zambia.
I continue to work on a wide variety of broadcast and corporate productions, and whether it's a simple interview or a complex drama or documentary, I take pride in recording the best sound possible while working closely with cast & crew. I am enthusiastic, calm under pressure, diplomatic, and always happy to adapt to theneeds of each new project.
Lectrosonics Radio Mics / Wireless links, various frequency blocks for worldwide use.
Large selection of personal mics - Sanken, DPA, Tram, Sony, etc.
Headphone Monitoring System with multiple wireless headsets.
Schoeps and Sennheiser shotgun mics.
Schoeps MS stereo mic rig, Surroud and VR-Audio mic rigs.
Multiple Timecode Sync Devices.
Portable Pro-Tools System for on-set Playback and Record/Edit.
I own a comprehensive sound kit capable of recording everything from a simple interview with minimal set-up time, to a full drama production with live music, recording multiple elements separately as well as providing feeds and mixes.
I am also used to handling timecode synchronisation across multiple cameras and camera formats including Sony, Red, Arri, Canon, GoPro, etc., and dealing with both sound and video files on location.
I'm always happy to discuss technical details, and tailor the sound kit package to fit the requirements of each production.
I have worked on numerous commercial and branded content campaigns for many household names, including those above. As well as full scale TV commercials, I am happy working on web and social media projects, where resources may be more limited. I can provide a full commercials sound kit, including wireless headsets for clients, and I can engage additional boom operators and assistants if required.
I started my career in music recording studios in the 1990's, and went on to become a staff sound supervisor for MTV, mixing live bands for broadcast. I know how to record live music on location, and how to liaise and co-ordinate with tour and studio sound mixers to provide the best sound for picture without disrupting the artists or their crew. This has led me to work with some of the biggest music acts in the world on documentary and music-based film projects, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Paul McCartney, U2, Bon Jovi, and Elton John, among many others.
One Strange Rock - Nat Geo Ruth Ellis: A Very British Crime Story - BBC Forces of Nature with Brian Cox - BBC The Who: Tommy Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Eagle Rock Top Gear - BBC Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered - BBC City in the Sky - BBC1 X Factor - Talkback for ITV Supersized Earth - BBC1 David Baddiel on the Silk Road - Pioneer for Discovery Inside the Factory - BBC Bon Jovi When We Were Beautiful - Radical Media for Showtime Inside the Human Body - BBC1 U2 Live in Paris - HBO The Day The Dinosaurs Died - BBC The Treasure Hunters - BBC1 Britain by Drone - Channel 4 Horizon - BBC 2 & 4 Raging Planet - Discovery The Apprentice - Talkback for BBC How the Earth Works - Discovery Naked Science - Nat Geo Dancing on Ice - ITV Productions The Girls of Hedsor Hall - MTV USA Autumnwatch - BBC John Meets Paul - CTVC for ITV Bunnytown - Baker Coogan / Disney Big Fat Quiz of the Year - Channel 4 Various Music Performances - MTV, BBC, Apple Music etc.
I have also worked on numerous corporate and commercial productions for clients including: Apple, Barclays, BT, HSBC, PWC, Sainsburys, Unilever & Virgin, produced by companies including: CTN, The Edge, Hogarth, Jack Morton, Merchant Cantos, RSA, Wardour, & WPP