Field Producer . Cameraman
Television camerawork and production has been my life's work. My career in television began at the 7 Network in Perth where I developed the foundation skills of covering live studio, outside broadcast and single camera field production. I then had the opportunity to finely hone those skills further as a lighting/cameraman working as the senior cameraman for the 7 Perth's commercial production unit "Viz Ad".
As head of department at Perth10 Network station NEW 10, supervising all studio, outside broadcast and field production camera operations I was given the opportunity to direct, shoot and produce segments for different programmes broadcast by the station .
In the 90's I purchased a broadcast TV camera and started 1st Unit Productions. Utilising my skills, I began shooting TV content for television broadcasters and production houses, as well as producing and shooting TV commercials and corporate communications videos for clients including the Sheraton Mirage Group.
These solid foundations of TV production along with a love of the industry have kept me at the forefront of television field production and live sport coverage.
I have been actively involved in Observational Documentary production for many years including 11 years working on "The Force" an internationally broadcast Police series produced by the 7 Network. I began with the project at the programme's inception as a camera operator, going on to a become a field producer and then a shooter/producer role responsible for the Western Australian field acquisition of program material.
In that role I was responsible for the day to day logistics of the unit including crew organisation, data management, liasoning with a large government department that has strict legal and organisational requirements as well as spending daily shifts on patrol filming and producing stories with operational Police units.
As a shooter/producer I have worked on many productions for clients utilising many different cameras. At present I have a Sony FS 7 Super 35mm digital cinematography camera kit customised to fit the shooter/producer role featuring bespoke camera mounts, prime lenses, led lighting and associated support equipment. I am also accomplished in the use of mini cam POV cameras , drone piloting and timelapse photography.
I have worked on many other genres of Television production including Current Affairs, Lifestyle, Travel and Infotainment productions .
Live Sport Broadcasting is the other area of television production I have specialised in from the beginning of my career to the present day. I have covered live sport in all its forms. Including AFL, Rugby, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Netball, Soccer, Motorsport and any other form of human endeavour where two teams meet in gladiatorial combat.
To finish, I am an experienced industry professional with an extensive background in television production with broadcasters and production companies both here in Australia and internationally. As well as being an accomplished production lighting/cameraman I also have recognised skills both as a field producer and