Mobile telephone 07719406491
Current position since 2000 Freelance Director
Skills and experience
Interviewing, working with presenters, Accident/incident re enactments, car shoots, working with actors, on the street vox pops, product shoots.
I provide directing writing and production for a number of clients including production companies, as well as marketing and advertising agencies.
I have worked with presenters, and actors and have filmed in Europe and the Far East. I am competent, and professional working on corporate video and television commercials. I also write and frequently do my own off line editing using AVID.
I am creative, well motivated and like working under pressure. Used to long hours as well as extended stays away from my base, a good motivator of others, both crews and talent, I have worked with a number of celebrities including Steve Rider, Sue Barker and Tessa Sanderson. I am flexible, able to think on my feet, good at problem solving and have excellent communications skills.
Previous video and or broadcast experience
February 2000 – March 2000Atmospheres, Leicester – Sales and video production
Responsible for marketing the company, achieving new business, and then producing and directing video programmes, conferences and multi media productions.
1997 – February 2000Q Broadcast, Leicester – Head of Production
I managed both the production and facilities side of the company, which included a large TV studio, two non linear avid suites, a linear suite as well as a graphics facility, which had both 2D and £D designers.
1996 – 1997Freelance Video Producer
Available to write, produce and direct video programmes.
1991 – 1995Vantage Point – Video Director/Producer
Writer, director and a producer of corporate video programmes, conference work and road shows. I handled productions, from brief to final delivery, directing, editing, client liaison, production etc.
1991Part-Time Lecturer – South Notts College
I taught all aspects of video production to Btech Photography students.
1988 – 1991RBC Ltd – Video Production Manager
I was involved in all aspects of corporate video production from client liaison, scriptwriting, planning and filming through to editing the finished programme.
1987 – 1988Freelance Sound Engineer
Engineered/operated sound and lighting systems for a number of live bands. This included working with the resident band at a holiday camp on the Isle of Wight, in 1988.
1977 – 1983Radio Trent, Nottingham – Sound Engineer
Sound recording of commercials, news programmes, operating live programmes, recording of all types of music, both live and studio, maintenance and installation work.
Education and Qualifications:
1968 – 1973Carlton le Willows Technical Grammar School, Wood Lane, Gedling, Nottingham.
GCE ‘O’ Level – Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Technical Drawing, Engineering Science.
CSE Grade 1 – Technical Projects
1974 – 1976Peoples College of Further Education, day release during apprenticeship.
City & Guilds – Telecommunications Technicians Certificate (2nd yr), Mathematics.
1982Surrey University, Guildford – APRS Sound Engineers 1 week residential course
19882 Machine video editing course
1992Film studies evening course
1993WordPerfect 5.1 Intermediate and advanced courses.
1997Avid Introductory Course
2001Part time Graphics course including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
2001FE Teaching qualification Stage 1
I have a full driving licence. I am a keen DIY enthusiast and my hobbies include camping, county walks, visiting National Trust sites, Formula 1 motor racing, reading and watching science fiction. I build and operate radio controlled model boats and submarines. I enjoy live music and the theatre.
Some of the programmes I have been involved in over the years
Thunderbrands – A conference video used to introduce products and product managers based on the Thunderbirds theme, for the Crookes products Annual Conference.
Competitive Tendering – A training and staff information video for Nottingham City Council.
Security in Transit – A staff training film aimed at drivers delivering high value tobacco products, for Imperial Tobacco Limited.
Four Rolls Royce Videos – Recruitment programme aimed at both school leavers and graduates.
All of this for all of you – A series of six videos for Nottinghamshire County Council showing the range of services they provide for the community.
Care Management – A video for Newark Social Services Department, showing how they provide care for people with learning difficulties, aimed at clients and their families.
British Gas East Midlands Campaign Briefings – Series of programmes presented by Anne Davies, aimed at showroom staff to show offer structures, news about incentive schemes and new products.
Hot Spots from British Gas – A video, also presented by Anne Davies, showing consumers the benefits of gas wall heaters.
Silver Flame and the Showroom of the Year – Conference for a British Gas local service competition and showroom staff competition. We provided videos and equipment and ran the live show.
Whirlpool Road show – A series of six live events staged around the UK, to train Comet staff about whirlpool built-in appliances
First Enterprise – Promotional film, which introduced the services of Nottingham based Business Development Agency.
Nurse Prescribing – A training film for nursing staff, showing the practical, ethical and financial issues surrounding prescribing.
Atlas a World of Labels – Company promotional video used to show prospective customers what Atlas Labels and how the systems they use can benefit clients.
Access – A programme showing how members of the deaf community can easily access the services provided by Nottinghamshire County Council. The programme features sign language and subtitled interpretation.
HSA Tessa Gymnasium – I wrote, directed, and produced a 60 second TV commercial shown on both satellite and terrestrial stations. Presented by Tessa Sanderson, it requests viewers to call in for information. To date it has been the HSA’s most successful TV commercial.
HSA Induction Video – A short programme using ‘Lean on me’ by Bill Whithers. It features vox pops from actors selling the benefits of HSA membership.
A load off your mind – I wrote, directed and produced this programme, which forms the introduction to a training scheme for lorry drivers who transport hazardous loads. Using an on screen presenter, interviews with drivers and a mnemonic to help drivers remember the most important facts.
Pieces – An educational video written by a group of young people. I directed and produced what I feel is one of the best things I have ever done.
A job for life – wrote the dialogue directed the shoot and conducted interviews. This was a mix of drama showing a family moving into the area, the husband worked at a local quarry. He began training a new lad; unfortunately on a very busy shift he cut corners with tragic consequences. We created a scene where the actor fell into a rock crusher, very messy! The rest of the programme was interviews with witness of fatal or near fatal accidents.
NHS Choices – Directed shooting a drama both in a studio set up and live during a conference. Filmed the conference itself with 3 isolated cameras.
And many many more…