Freelance Cameraman/editor with over 20 years experience working for International News broadcasters.
31 Rue Tandou Paris
Mobile : + 33 6 07 84 14 28
Phone: + 33 1 44 52 94 33
Born: 27th Sept. 1968 in Wagga Wagga, Australia.
Passport held: Australian Visas: Right of Abode - UK, Carte de Sejour - France (valid until Nov. ‘17)
French driving license
VIDEO PRODUCER WORK EXPERIENCE
January 2006 to present:
Freelance Cameraman/editor based in Paris.
Working with BBC, ABC America, Al Jazeera Inernational for all French and Europe based coverage of News, current affairs, documentaries and sports.
“The death of Haute Couture” – BBC2 (52 min)
“Portrait of Reza – photographer for National Geo” – BBC Persian service (30 min)
“Letters from the Supreme Leader – biography of Ayatollah Khamenei” – BBC World and Persian service (26 min and 52 min).
Also working with corporate clients such as European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Merchant Cantos
September 2002 to December 2005:
Contracted as Video producer for BBC Paris Bureau. Responsible for all News/current affairs output from the Bureau covering France and Western Europe.
Here I covered a wide range of subjects including EU Summit meetings, the riots in the banlieue and the EU constitution referendum in France to a host of feature pieces looking at culture and society in France.
February 2000 to August 2002:
Contracted as Video Producer for BBC Moscow Bureau.
Same role as in the Paris Bureau but covering the former Soviet Union. Whilst here I covered the Russian Presidential elections, the sinking of the Kursk submarine, the Football World Cup in Japan and the war in Afghanistan (transporting an SNG Dish into the country, installing and operating a full outdoor live facility for the BBC as well as general newsgathering duties).
July 1996 to November 1999:
Cameraman/editor for London News Network.
Covered local news in greater London area plus long format travel and cooking programmes.
August 1995 to June 1996:
Freelance Cameraman/Editor based in London. Clients included BBC, CNN, WTN Broadcast Services and European Broadcasting Union covering worldwide news, Sports and Current Affairs.
January 1993 to August 1995:
Freelance Cameraman/Editor based in Cyprus.
Clients included BBC, ABC America, RTL & ZDF Germany and European Broadcasting Union covering Balkans, Middle East, Africa, East and West Europe for news, current affairs and documentary assignments.
August 1992 to January 1993:
Freelance Cameraman/editor for Dan Damon Productions. Sole client was SKY News covering Balkans conflict.
June 1991 to August 1992:
Cameraman/editor for Ch9 News (Australia) London Bureau.
Posted to London by Channel 9 to cover European news, current affairs and sport.
July 1988 to June 1991: Channel 9 News Canberra Bureau.
Employed as Assistant Cameraman/Sound recordist.
Trained in camerawork, editing and live studio operation.
September 1987 to July 1988:
RVN2/AMV4 Wagga Wagga. Employed as Production Assistant.
Trained as Tape Operator, studio cameraman, studio sound engineer and co-ordination of on-air programming.
SKILLS AND LANGUAGES
Experienced in all types of Betacam camera operation (SP, SX and Digibeta) plus DVCAM, DVCPro and HD tapeless format cameras.
Highly proficient in Final Cut Pro and two machine SP & SX editing suites plus portable editing systems. (eg: DNW-A25P SX laptop)
Proficient in Apple Motion.
Used to working in difficult and sometimes hostile environments, while performing organisational, production and editorial tasks to an international broadcast standard.
English as native language.
Good spoken French and some German.