I'm a freelance location sound recordist with over seventeen years experience working on observational documentaries, current affairs programmes and corporate productions. Recent credits include: 'Grand Designs' Boundless Productions for Channel 4, 'Gardener's World' BBC Two and 'Songs of Praise' Avanti Media for BBC One, amongst many others (which are listed on the Work History page of my website).
I have bases in Wales, West Midlands and London.
I'm particularly interested in working on projects that lean towards any of these end results: educational, ethical, artistic, 'good-cause', co-operative, collaborative, meaningful, pro-social. And I'm particularly interested in working with any of these general areas of subject matter: sustainability, environment, society, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, the arts, social history, the natural world, politics.
I'm a full member of IPS (Institute of Professional Sound). I hold an NVQX3 certificate in Health and Safety, I have an enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check) and I have a current public liability insurance policy. I hold a valid passport, a full UK driving license, I have a basic level of conversational Welsh and as any sound recordist should, I have a PMSE license to use radio mic equipment!
My main kit comprises a Sound Devices 633 six channel mixer/dual-media recorder which enables me to simultaneously supply high quality Bwav files as well as smaller mp3 files for transcription purposes. I carry several different microphones for dialogue recording depending on the environment/circumstances and also two handheld, presenter 'stick mics'. I have six radio mic kits and Timecode Systems timecode solutions to keep my mixer and up to four cameras in frame-accurate sync all day. I carry a spare mixer in case the unimaginable should happen in the middle of nowhere. Unless otherwise requested, I back up all my recordings, as a matter of course.