I’m David. I can usually be found in front of a load of screens overseeing the technical production of television programmes, theatre shows or events… otherwise I’m probably busy coding and managing websites like this one!

I have a BA Honours in Broadcast Operations & Production, specialising in Directing & Vision Mixing. I have worked for many of the UK’s top broadcasters in a variety of roles. My skills and knowledge span vision, sound, lighting and many other technical operation roles, plus I have leadership and project management experience.

Take a look around to learn more about my background, skills & experience. I’m always interested in new opportunities so drop me a message if you’d like to chat. I’m currently based in London, but always willing to travel the country or internationally.


Sky, Technical Supervisor

  • Part of the Studios Technical Management department of Sky Production Services.
  • The Technical Supervisor is the most senior technical person in Sky’s studios / control rooms, responsible for troubleshooting and occasionally operating all technical systems.
  • Systems include Grass Valley cameras, switchers and automation; Calrec digital mixers; ETC lighting consoles; Vinten Radamec robotics; Chyron / Viz graphics; BNCS.

The Walt Disney Company, Show Control 1

  • Responsible for all technical systems for The Walt Disney Theatre on the flagship vessel, the Disney Fantasy.

Al Jazeera, Senior Cameraman

  • Operation of Vinten Radamec robotic cameras, ETC lighting console and Sony OCPs.

Ericsson / Red Bee Media, Playout Director

  • Playout of BBC Worldwide, Channel 5 & Box Television channels via iTX & Morpheus.
  • Append schedules, chase missing material, correct scheduling errors and solve TX issues.

Bloomberg, Technical Operator

  • Vision mix content routed to various studio screens on a Snell Kahuna.
  • Operate video playback, inc. b-roll, SOT’s, packages and stings from 6 servers.
  • Operate graphics via Viz system.

Olympic Broadcasting Services, Utility / Camera Assistant

  • Assisted the ExCeL Broadcast Technical Managers with the rig, support and derig for the Table Tennis, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Taekwondo, Fencing & Weight Lifting for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Camera Assistant at the International Broadcast Centre for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
  • Trained by SIS Live. Worked with CCTV and Alfacam.

Encompass Digital Media, Transmission Controller

  • Playout and monitoring of Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic & HD / +1 / International versions.
  • Responsible for appending schedules and fixing any material issues (voice overs / graphics / subtitles / audio description / Dolby).
  • Software: Snell Morpheus (playout automation), Miranda iControl (airchain switching & monitoring), Pixel Power Clarity (graphics)

Bloomberg, MCR Assistant Team Leader

  • Monitor UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific airchains to ensure sequencers follow logs.
  • Set up reporters and guests around the world; frame shots using robotic cameras, check audio levels and dial IFBs for talkback.
  • Book BT lines & satellites, route signals and encode feeds.

Channel 4, Transmission Operator

  • Playout and monitoring of 4Music, The Box, Smash Hits, Kiss, Heat, Kerrang & Magic.
  • Log and correct scheduling errors, ingest missing media and QC content before going to air.
  • Software: Pebble Beach (playout automation), Viz (on screen graphics)

QVC, Broadcast Technical Operator

  • Cameras: Operate Shotoku robotic cameras & manual studio cameras.
  • Vision: Balance cameras via RCP panels and adjust lighting levels.
  • Sound: Trained on the Calrec Artemis.

ITV, The London Studios Intern Technical Assistant

  • Cameras: Positioned and prepared cameras for operators. Cable bashed during camera moves to maintain a safe studio environment.
  • Lighting: Rigged, focussed & de-rigged lights. Operated the ETC Congo lighting desk during rehearsals.
  • Sound: Rigged and tested microphones and speakers. Miked presenters and guests.

QI (BBC), Graham Norton Show (BBC), Have I Got News For You (BBC), This Morning (ITV), Loose Women (ITV), Paul O’Grady Live (ITV), James Cordons World Cup Live (ITV), Stephen Mulhern’s Magic Numbers (ITV), 5 O’Clock Show (Ch4), Alan Carr Chatty Man (Ch4)

BBC, Researcher / Runner

  • Blue Peter: Worked with film team to research and pitch ideas to commissioners, assisted on location shoots, checked equipment in & out of DV Solutions, collected tapes from Archive.
  • Television Centre: Assisted as a studio runner on Harry Hill’s TV Burp & The Alan Titchmarsh Show.

IBC TV News, Graphics Operator

  • Aston graphics operation for the International Broadcast Convention daily news programme from Amsterdam.

DragonFly Film and Television, Studio Runner

  • One Born at Christmas – live broadcast from Southampton Hospital on Christmas Day.
  • Assisted with rig and de-rig of studio. Assisted camera operators during the live programmes.

Walt Disney World, Hollywood Studios Operations

  • Operated special effects for “Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Backlot Tour”
  • Responsible for public safety and cueing/resetting elements of show for “Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show” & “Fantasmic”

Pozzitive Television, Graphics Operator

  • College of Knowledge: Operated ORAD graphics system for pilot hosted by Milton Jones

Studio 6, Production Consultant

Studio 6 is a digital creative agency, offering a range of corporate services to businesses. My role on the core team was as Production Consultant, advising businesses on how promotional videos could benefit them, and then Producing and Directing these videos. Clients include Cisco, Alcatel Lucent and London Grid for Learning.

Ravensbourne, Various

Studied BA Production and FdA Broadcast Operations, specialising in operational roles for studio productions. I’ve also regularly worked for Ravensbourne, training people from local schools and businesses in operational studio roles.

  • Ravensbourne2012, Operations Director
  • Talent Spotlight, Executive Producer & Director
  • 3D Storytelling, Director & Vision Mixer
  • Ravensbourne2011, Head of Broadcasting
  • Loose Students, Director
  • The Show Must Go On, Lighting Director
  • The Christmas Show, Producer
  • Rave HD, Sound Supervisor
  • Talent Showdown, Producer
  • Local News / This is the Place, Vision Mixer

Campus Television, Station Manager

  • Freshers Week feat. Zane Lowe & Chicane, Vision Mixer

Backstage Technical Services, Technician

  • Summer Ball feat. The Wombats, Chesney Hawkes & Radio 1, Mainstage Manager
  • Little Shop of Horrors, Production Manager
  • Family Fireworks, Lighting & Power
  • The Twang, Lighting – Elements Club
  • The Automatic, Lighting – Elements Club

Theatek, Technician

Freelance work in a variety of role on a mix of productions and events.

  • Dog Show, Sound – Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Freshers Fair & Ball, Rigger – University of West England
  • Simon Amstell, Sound – Bristol Hippodrome
  • Dance Showcase, Lighting – St Gregories
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lighting Operator – Redgrave Theatre
  • Fame, Sound Operator – KYT, Broadlands
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, Lighting Operator – KYT, Broadlands

Blueprint Events, Technician

  • 1940’s Event, Sound, Lighting & Visuals – Bristol Industrial Museum

Giotto Arts Centre, Venue Technician

Hired to supervise a major upgrade of the studio facilities, responsible for specifying all technical systems and equipment.
Technical Director for most in-house productions, leading the crew and taking responsibility of all technical aspects – lighting, sound and visuals.

  • Hair, Technical Manager & Lighting Designer
  • Little Shop of Horrors, Technical Manager & Lighting Designer
  • West Side Story, Technical Manager & Lighting Designer
  • Oh What A Lovely War, Technical Manager & Lighting Designer
  • Oldland Boy, Venue Technician
  • Les Miserables, Technical Manager & Lighting Operator
  • NeedLess Greed, Technical Manager & Lighting Designer
  • The Miracle, Lighting Designer / Operator
  • The Wall, Lighting Designer / Operator
  • Time is Running Out, Lighting Designer / Operator
  • EXCEL 2005, Visuals Operator
  • The Holocaust, Sound & Visuals Operator
  • The Brain, Lighting Designer / Operator
  • Grease, Lighting Designer / Operator

Theatre Royal Bath, Technician

Trained by the Theatre Royal Bath in most crew roles for theatre, gaining experience in a variety of roles on productions across their three venues, the Main House, Ustinov Studio & The Egg, as well as outdoor productions at Prior Park.

  • Ben Hur, Rigger & Sound Assistant
  • Romeo & Juliet, Lighting Operator
  • Trojan Woman, Sound Operator
  • Lord of the Flies, Visuals Operator
  • Pericles, Visuals Operator
  • Global Trek, Sound Operator
  • The Witches, Sound Operator
  • My Life as a Fairy Tale, Lighting Operator
  • The Little Prince, Lighting Operator
  • After Juliet, Fly Crew
  • War Daddy, Lighting Operator
  • Animal Farm, Sound Operator
  • As You Like It, Visuals Operator
  • House on Hellmouth Hill, Followspot
  • Peter Pan, Lighting Operator
  • Biblical Tales, Lighting Operator
  • The Crucible, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Grimm Tales, Lighting Operator

Other, Various

  • Funky Foreverland, Stage Manager – Stag Theatre
  • Beautiful Feeling, Sound Operator – Bob Hope Theatre
  • The Children, Sound Operator – Wales Millenium Centre
  • The Tempest, Lighting Designer – Redgrave Theatre
  • BBC West Sports Awards, Rigger & Followspot Operator