I have worked as a sound recordist since 2003, I was freelance from 2003-07 until I moved into Higher Education. Since working for Leeds Beckett University I have continued to record sound on various productions. I’m a full member of the Institute of Professional Sound and the AES.
Selected credits 2007-20
Rochdale Canal I’m co creator with 3 other artists and storytellers on an experimental immersive film set alongside the canal in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Themes are built around a romanticised image of the past, cycles, myths and lost futures.
Trees for life I’m currently working on a 360 film installation, it’s a live sensory experience for the Scottish Charity.
Production Sound Supervisor Mansfield 66/67 (Feature documentary) Ebersole Hughes Company 2016/7
Sound Consultant and Recordist I recently worked as a sound consultant and recordist for production company, Rareday on a three-part documentary series, Police Under Pressure, about South Yorkshire Police, which was broadcast on BBC2 in June 2014. I also ran a Seminar to TV industry practitioners, around the impact of location sound in documentary filmmaking.
Shooting Director/Producer and sound recordist Environments for Encounter A documentary funded by AHRC Small Grants Scheme 2009-2011. This film explores the phenomenon of relational performance within contemporary music festivals as an emergent genre of creative communication.
‘Getting de Menezes’ Sound recordist/Designer (Short) HDV TW Pictures (USA) now showing in a Chicago Art gallery 2009. A 14 minute movie that recreates the last minutes of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent man, mistaken for a suicide bomber, and shot by police in a London Tube station. The case represents the entire paradox of security in the miasma of politics and fear.
‘Sokrates’ Sound Recordist 9 part continuing drama 3 foot studios 2008
‘The Beatbox kid’ Sound Recordist 24-hour film challenge for Britfilms.TV. Awarded 2nd Place 2007
Selected credits as a freelance sound recordist in Broadcast Television 2003-2007
‘Sex Change’ Series 2 (2 x 50mins) Discovery for Mandrill TV Documentary
‘Sex Change’ (10x 30mins) Discovery for Mandrill TV Documentary
‘Cosmetic Surgery’ Series 2 Discovery for Mandrill TVDocumentary
‘Body Idol’ Discovery Mandrill TV Documentary
‘Garden Angels’ Series I and 2 (2×15 x 30 mins) UK Style Mandrill TV Factual programme
‘Midwives’ (10×30 mins) Discovery NMTV Documentary
‘Cosmetic Surgery’ Discovery NMTV Documentary
‘From Turnip to Swede’ (1x50mins) Channel 5 for ZigZag Productions Documentary
‘Big Night’ (3 x 30min) ITV Yorkshire NMTV Factual programme.
TV Commercials for ITV Wharfedale Films
‘Christmas Live On Style’ (5 x 60mins) UK Style NMTV Live magazine programme. Shot from 5 European cities in 10 days. Mixture of studio and location.
‘Style File’ (26 x 30min) UK Style NMTV Presenter-led magazine programme.
‘Drive Hard’ (10 x 30min) UK Horizons NMTV Extreme Auto game show with 2 presenters and 4 contestants. Including rigging a portable DAT and Minicams to vehicles.
‘The Flower Show’ (6 x 30min) ITV Yorkshire NMTV Presenter-led magazine programme.
‘Flavours of Britain’ (9 x 30min) UK Food NMTV Presenter-led magazine programme.
‘Motormaniacs’ (1 x 30 min) Men and Motors Daisy Beck Productions Presenter-led magazine programme.
‘Home zones’- A documentary with Wayne Hemingway Heads Together Productions.
Skillset NVQ Level iii Sound Recording. February 2002
Fast Track Scheme Screen Yorkshire 2001-02
BBC Location Sound Recording level i. May 2001
Granada Health and Safety for Camera and Sound. May 2001
MA Film Production (Sound) NSFTV. April 2001