Martin Nicholas: Résumé (Curriculum Vitæ).
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Freelance Senior Broadcast Engineer.
Extensive experience in all videotape operations, including: live studio work
and familiarity with most current broadcast
Familiarity with all broadcast transmission standards:
Experience with the following broadcast VTRs and systems:
Sony Front Panel.
Sony BVE‐9000 series.
Sony BVE‐900 series.
Remote & Slow‐motion Controllers:
1 ″ C‐Format:
2″ Quadruplex Format:
Ampex AVR 2.
Freelance VTR Engineer/Operator: (
February 1996 – April 2005).
Church Television Facilities – Multi‐format operations.
BBC Resources [ http://www.bbcresources.com/] – Archiving operator: 1″ C‐format to Digital Betacam.
The Mill [ http://www.mill.co.uk/] – Multi‐format operations. DV Rushes transfer.
London Playout Centre – Multi‐format dubbing, standards conversion.
CTV Facilities –
BBC Resources – Freelance recording operator/editor.
Fremantle Media International [ http://www.fremantlemedia.com/] – Associate Producer:
(uncredited). Assisting with post‐production. History of Football [IMDb Entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2415102/]
TV Globo [ http://globoesporte.globo.com/] – Event co‐ordination,
IT/Internet services (live soccer).
ISL Productions – Compilation, multi‐format dubbing,
digitising, standards conversion, event co‐ordination (live soccer). http://www.avid.com/]
Scanners OB's –
. Recording. Leeds Piano Competition [ http://www.leedspiano.com/]
ABC [ News, London Bureau http://abc.go.com/] – Record & log incoming news feeds. Inserts to live studio.
Flextech Television – Record continuity links from studio.
MTV Europe [ http://www.mtveurope.com/] – Compilation, multi‐format dubbing, standards conversion.
Pearson Television – Multi‐format dubbing, standards conversion, quality check.
Ginger TV Productions [ http://www.ginger.tv/] –
(Virgin Radio/Sky TV). Studio VTR operations, Installation Engineer. Chris Evans Breakfast Show [Trailer compilation: https://youtu.be/PWEjhcMsT0g]
APTN [Associated Press Television News: http://www.aptn.com/] – Recording feeds, playback.
AVS – Rig VTR & record commercial for transmission.
Employed by BBC Television [:
( http://www.bbc.co.uk/] 22nd February 1982 – 20th February 1996). Staff No: 244902T.
Compulsory redundancy from the BBC.
Appointed to supervise BBC1 & BBC2 network transmission areas. ( April 1993).
Selected as trainer for newly purchased Questech Charisma Cleo digital effects device. ( January 1993).
Regularly deputised for Assistant Shift Supervisors in BBC Post Production. ( February 1992 – March 1993).
Selected as trainer for newly purchased Panasonic D3 digital recorders. ( July 1991).
Selected as trainer for new BBC post‐production area in Television Centre. ( January 1991).
Awarded on‐going bonus for: …continuing excellent standard of work. That bonus remained in place until leaving the BBC. ( December 1990).
Three month attachment to BBC's film/video conforming (on‐line editing) operation. ( July – September 1990).
Paid one‐off bonus: …given in recognition of the consistent high standard of work. ( December 1989).
Chosen as Edit Assistant for launch of first digital editing facility in BBC Television. ( Autumn 1989).
Regularly worked as Edit Assistant, mainly with ,
working on flagship
programmes. These included:
Mykola Pawluk [IMDb Entry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0668081/] ,
Rory Bremner Show [IMDb Entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0295813/] ,
Lenny Henry Show [IMDb Entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092394/] ,
Les Dawson Show [IMDb Entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0273365/] ,
Opportunity Knocks [Wikipedia Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opportunity_Knocks_(UK_TV_series)#BBC1] etc.
Promoted to Senior Recording Operator. ( February 1985).
Joined BBC Television as a Recording Engineer.
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