I am an accomplished freelance Sound Recordist based in Hertford just to the north of London but able and willing to work almost anywhere in the world.
With more than a 42 year career in broadcasting, beginning at the BBC and 35 years as a Location Sound Recordist, I am a highly qualified professionally trained crew member with a practical and pragmatic attitude to the challenges of delivering the best quality sound that your production requires, whilst still understanding the constraints of current broadcast budgets. I have extensive experience in Documentary and Factual programming, Science, History, Current Affairs, Arts, Entertainment, Children's and Corporate Film making.
My credentials as a fully trained BBC Sound Supervisor and Location Sound Recordist mean I can confidently operate in almost any environment. I'm relaxed, amiable and respectful amongst VIPs, celebrities, talent and members of the public, and interact with people courteously and calmly.
As a pro-active member of smaller crews, I am more than willing to assist cameramen or production staff and problem solve whenever necessary. I am able to light, grip or operate a second camera if the situation demands.
I own and operate a full range of up-to-date equipment and can quickly obtain any additional kit from industry recognised hire companies.
I have travelled extensively, visiting well over 70 countries from Afghanistan to Zambia, across six continents. A period of working within BBC News as a staff Sound Recordist means I have experienced numerous global trouble spots and volatile situations. I witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Lockerbie Disaster, and the massacre in Tiananmen Square.
I have a clean driving licence and a full UK passport.