TV & VIDEO
If you have a TV, video, web or live project and need some professional input from a professional producer, director & writer then I can help with anything from development through to final completion.
If you are developing a TV Programme or video production, I can bring over 20 years of professional TV experience to your project, helping you to develop your idea into a solid proposal ready to pitch
If you are based outside the UK and need a professional to oversee a shoot or an edit, recce a location or write your narration script then I can offer a reliable service whether it is one day or longer term.
ARCHIVE FILM AND COPYRIGHT
If you need to use archive film or photos in a project but you can't find what you need, or need help navigating the pitfalls of copyright and clearance then I can offer expert assistance gained from over 20 years in the business.
LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
If you need historical research which goes above and beyond the internet then I have the skills to find just what you need in the UK archive and local record offices.
I am an expert genealogical researcher and am able to visit record offices throughout the south of England (and other places in the UK if you require). I am able to do a simple look-up if you can\'t get there in person through to in depth family or local history research.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME
I am a TV and Video producer, director and writer who has worked on many UK high profile productions for all the major channels including BBC, ITV, Channel Four, Five and Sky. I am efficient, organised and creative and have written many voice-over scripts for broadcast television programmes.
I am also an archive film consultant, having worked with archive film (in libraries and for use in tv and video productions) ever since training at the BBC Film Library. I have a thorough understanding of copyright and clearance, sourcing unusual material and working with UGC (user generated content).
I have exceptional research skills, not just on the internet but in archives and record offices. I am a skilled genealogical and local history researcher.
I have recently become involved in website design (NetObjects Fusion) and am able to create or maintain websites for individuals or small companies. I can also write the content for you if you provide me with the basic information.
Area Covered: London, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex
Work Experience Summary: TV Producer & Director (BBC, ITV, Sky C4, Five, Avalon TV and various Independent Production Companies)
Head of Production (Avalon TV)
Executive Producer (ITV Entertainment)
TV Script writer for voice over, links and narration (ITV, Sky - TV\'s Naughtiest Blunders, Kirsty\'s home Videos, Britain in the 90s)
Production Management (various TV Productions)
Team Management (ITV, Avalon TV)
Staff Recruitment (for TV crew ITV, Avalon TV)
Archive Film Research trained at (BBC Film Library, over 20 years experience in Broadcast TV production)
Picture Research (various TV Productions)
Information Research various TV Productions)
Genealogical& Family History Research
Local Historical Records Research
Idea Generation for TV Production
Project Development for TV Production
Proposal writing for TV Production
TV and video project planning (ITV, Avalon TV)
Budget management (for various TV Productions, Avalon TV, ITV)
Web design using Netobjects Fusion (self taught)
Education Summary: MA (Information Studies) Loughbourough University 1986
BA (Hons) 2:1 Canterbury Christ Church College 1984
Introduction to Journalism (Birkbeck COllege)
Level 5 Turkish (University of Westminster) (good conversational level)
Senior Management Training (ITV)
Health & Safety (BBC & ITV)