OB Work

Working on location can be both the most rewarding and the hardest work I do. Most outside broadcasts cover live events over which production teams often have little control, this means that as a cameramen I am the eyes of the director and am trusted to make good judgements and react appropriately to unpredictable events as they happen. I enjoy meeting the challenge of delivering high professional standards of camerawork in demanding circumstances.

I first worked on Outside broadcasts in 1983 as part of a training attachment. I continued to work sporadically on OBs for several years, but due to crew commitments at BBC Television Centre was unable spend much time on the road. I finally transferred permanently to the BBC's outside broadcast department at Kendal Avenue in February 1995 and remained there until leaving the BBC in 2001. During my time at BBC OBs I worked on the entire range of location programming, Covering sport, major events, music and Arts and feature work as well as location drama.

Since going freelance in 2001 I have been able to work for a wider range of OB companies, both in the UK and in Europe.

My most recent work is listed by year on separate web pages :: 2008 :: 2007 :: 2006 :: 2005 ::

Here are some of the programmes I've worked on in the past :-

Music and Arts
Young Musician of the Year
ArioDante (HDTV)
Purcell Tercentenary Concert
The Proms
Figaro Live
The Secret Trial of Constance Wilde
Premier League Soccer, BBC & ITV
Flat and National Hunt horse racing, BBC & C4
Test Match Cricket
One day cricket, BBC & Sky
Rugby Union, BBC and ITV digital
Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Open Golf Championships
World Ice Skating Championships, figure skating and speed skating.
European Darts Championships
World Bowls Championships
World Gymnastics Championships
British Formula 1 Grand Prix
British Touring cars championship
Science and Features
Animal Hospital 1996-2000
Hospital Watch, 1994 & 1996
Animal Hospital Roadshow
Total Solar Eclipse 1999
The Victorian Roadshow
Live Aid
VE day Commemorations
VJ day Commemorations
D Day Commemorations at Ranville
Dunkirk 60th anniversary
90th Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme
Festival of Remembrance
The Hand over of Hong Kong
Funeral of Princess Diana of Wales
Funeral of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones
100th Birthday of The Queen Mother
Golden Jubilee celebrations and events
Opening of Tate Modern
Millennium celebrations
Trooping the Colour
The Royal Tournament
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