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As a Moving Image Specialist with more than 16 years’ experience across cinema, broadcast and video-on-demand, I am proficient in the operation of the full breadth of latest digital technology and have in-depth knowledge across multiple technical platforms such as Windows, MacOS, Linux, Keynote and MS Office Suite. Until 2016, I worked for the BBC for almost 20 years in a variety of roles, including Librarian, Media Asset Manager, Programme Information Analyst, Product Owner and Business Analyst, responsible for analysing programme information and business cases whilst creating standardised workflows to find technical compromises and improve technical delivery. As the owner and Managing Director of the website www.madcornishprojectionist.co.uk, I provide specialist, technical support as an AV Technician and apply my in-depth knowledge within digital projection to generate high quality, informative content for industry-leading publications and websites, most notably The Digital Projectionist’s Handbook. I also play an instrumental role on a number of industry-related Boards, including ICO/BFI Audience Network, Projected Picture Trust and International Moving Image Society Cinema Technology Committee, among others. My experience to date also encompasses the strong and engaging leadership of high performing teams, providing motivation to ensure individual potential is fulfilled and a significant contribution made to the full delivery of common and cohesive goals. Other areas of my key expertise include: ♣ Moving Image ♣ Customer Facing ♣ Communication ♣ Broadcast / Film Technology ♣ Troubleshooting ♣ Mentoring ♣ Product Owner ♣ Data Management ♣ Cinema Technology ♣ Problem Resolution ♣ Content Generation ♣ Business Analysis ♣ Product Management ♣ Leadership ♣ Projectionist ♣ Root Cause AnalysisLocked Pro Plan feature
With a wealth of experience providing specialist technical support to key industry players such as BAFTA, Disney and NBC Universal as an AV Technician, I am highly proficient in live sound mixing, lighting operation and AV clip playback. I also have experience in developing training courses including for the IMISCTC, providing hands-on examples on fundamental errors that can occur in a cinema auditorium. ♣ As Technical Ambassador for the ICO/BFI Audience Network, I compile the BKSTS’ standard digital projection handbook and certification scheme. ♣ Chairman of the Projected Picture Trust, an educational charity aiming to preserve and restore old cinema technology. ♣ As Head of Communications of the International Moving Image Society Cinema Technology Committee following seven years as Vice Chairman, I provide advice focusing on technical changes within the cinema exhibition industry. ♣ Administrator and Assessor of the Projection Certification Scheme. ♣ Contributes to the Screen Trade and Cinema Technology Magazines and other publications; blog writer for www.madcornishprojectionist.co.uk. Provide detailed / knowledgeable advice to cinemas and film associations regarding projection and digital technology.
Acting mainly as a Freelance Projectionist and AV Technician in a variety of different venues in London and the South East, including BAFTA, NBC Universal, Disney, EOne Films, ProScreens, Norden Farm, SSVC, Catford Broadway Theatre, along with a number of years working as part of the projectionist team at the world famous Glastonbury Festival cinema. Along with the practical hands-on experience, I have been a regular contributor to the past Screen Trade Magazine where I had a regular column, to writing for Cinema Technology Magazine, along with writing regular blog posts for my own website along with guest publications for other sites. Over the years I have provided a wide amount of advice and guidance to a number of different cinemas and organisations about cinema projection and generally offering information and knowledge around cinema/films. In October 2010 I worked for Barco as part of their marketing campaign for the launch of their 4K DLP projector at ShowEast. I took part in a '4K Quest' where I wrote a blog every day, which was at http://www.4kdiaries.com. This involved travelling to LA and Dallas, Belgium (and an interview in London) to interview experts in the field and find out the secrets of 2K v 4K resolution. In April 2015 I was asked to write another blog post for Barco Healthcare around the use of 4K in relation to the Operating Theatre: http://www.barco.com/en/News/Post/2015/4/21/From-Hollywood-to-the-OR-4K-resolution-matters.
As Business Analyst, I had responsibility for taking a basic idea and transforming it into reality, such as multiple platforms delivering different services, in conjunction with the Product Owner. Specifically, I designed and implemented a new technology editorial platform, managed the integration of a 3rd party acquisition and had ownership of product demonstration / API developers websites. ♣ Facilitated migration of the change over from old platforms to new without any disruption to services which involved high level storeys implementation. ♣ Enabled integration of a 3rd party company featuring a two system migration and formulation of 100-page document on data sourcing and associated discussion paper. Instrumental in enabling the development of a technical proof of concept for a 3rd party development house.
A-Level in Communication Studies, Computer, English Language & Literature, General Studies