Portfolio

Last Commanders

Technician

Last Commanders is a new CBBC children's game show and combines the classic Knightmare from my childhood, and adds it's own modern gaming twist, by having characters played by competitors at home (using Skype) direct and instruct the character through puzzles and challenges to complete the mission.

MotD Live: FA CUP

Graphics Operator (Presentation Graphics)

Throughout the 2017/18 season I was presentation graphics operator on BBC Sport's coverage of the FA Cup live games.

Final Score

Graphics Operator (Augmented Reality)

Provides an up to date account of events during Saturday afternoon's football games in Britain.  Airs on BBCs Red Button service from 2.30pm until 5.30pm, which then becomes a BBC ONE/TWO show during the final whistles around 4.45pm.

Although AR has been a long established edition to Match of the Day, I have been an integral part in making it an addition to the Final Score set up during its first season ('13/'14) and am continuing to do so.

Match of the Day

Graphics Operator (Augmented Reality & Presentation)

The highlight of any football fan on Saturday night.  Provides highlights and analysis of Premier League football matches. 

 

AR is heavily used when discussing the matches during analysis, which could include player/manager cutouts from the day, player video walk-ons and formation headshots, all combined with either stats, heat maps, formations and banners.  One of the most pressured projects I work on.

BBC Sport

Graphics Operator

 

I'm working on a broad range of sports coverage, and always expanding.  These include, but not exclusive to:-

Diamond League Athletics  -  Super League Show (Rugby League highlights)  -  Rowing World Cup  -  4 Nations (Rugby League) (AR)  -  Equestrian; European Showjumping Championship  -  Hockey; EuroHockey Championships Women's Gold Match (England v Netherlands)  -  .... 

Football Focus

Graphics Operator (Augmented Reality)

BBC Sport's magazine programme that kicks off the weekend football coverage for the BBC at Saturday lunch time. 

MOTD FA Cup Highlights

Graphics Operator (Augmented Reality)

With the BBC having gained the rights for the FA Cup, I've had an opportunity to work on the broadcasts' coverage of the competition.  Beginning with Final Score's coverage in the earlier rounds (before the big 'uns came to crash the party as it were) as well as having my first experience on Match of the Day for their highlights show on Saturday and Sunday nights.  I worked on the 4th Round where Bradford beat Chelsea to cause one of the biggest upsets in the competition's history, and Middlesbrough beat Manchester City, which was a great weekend to have my first taste of a show of this magnitude.

Etihad & Academy Stadium

Graphics Operator

Stadia big screen and advertising boards for Manchester City on mens, womens and youth team match days.  Providing advertising, line-ups, in match information and general information in coherent with the media team and PA to provide accurate and relevant information throughout.  These match days include Champions League, Premier League, Women's Super League and Youth competitions, as well as other non football occasions as concerts & events held at the stadia.  Started in 2016. 

Clwb Rygbi

Graphics Operator

Provides live games from the Guinnes Pro12 and internationals, as well as an overall overview of the rugby in Wales.

 

Regularly operating simultaneously their presentation and match graphics on live coverage of games from the Pro12 on Sunday afternoons, I also operated their coverage of Wales' 2014 & 2015 Autumn Internationals and 2015 & 2016 6 Nations for both the seniors and the u20s matches.

Scrum V Live

Graphics Operator

The brand used by BBC Wales for its Rugby Union programmes.  It provides live games from the Guinnes Pro12 and internationals, as well as an overall overview of the rugby in Wales.

 

Operating simultaneously their presentation and match graphics on live coverage of games from the Pro12 on Friday nights.

Eisteddfod yr Urdd

Graphic Operations Manager + Graphics Operator

Technician + Results Moderator

A week long festival for young children and young people to showcase the welsh culture in a variety of different ways, incorporated with competitions and events that go on throughout every day.  Broadcasting live 10 hours of live coverage each day.

Having worked on this since 2011, which has seen me develop my role each consecutive year from results moderator for the use of live air graphics, to gradually becoming the joint main graphics operator.

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show

Graphics Operator + Graphics Assistant

An agricultural event, hosted twice a year (summer and winter) that's televised throughout (4 and 2 days respectively).  Broadcasting 8 hours uninterrupted each day.

Joined as a graphics operator's assistant in 2011 and have become the main operator in 2013 and have carried on that role each year since.

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol

Graphics Operator

Welsh festival holding competitions throughout the week for ages ranging from young teens to adults.  Broadcasting over 8 hours of uniterrupted coverage with name supers, results and information graphics throughout.

Started in 2016.

Eisteddfod Llangollen

Graphics Operator

World wide cultural festival held every year in the Welsh village of Llangollen.  Operating graphics for names, results and information trails over the week.

Embarrassing Bodies - Live from the Clinic

Graphics Operator + Technical Support

A medical based show that incorporates the use of Skype based technology to give the ability for viewers at home to speak to doctors live about their conditions, and receive information and help on possible treatments.

 

Having been a technical support in 2012 & 2013, I operated the Skype calls live to air in its last season of production in 2014, as well as other graphics during the live prime time show.

BBC The Boss

Studio Technician

The Boss is a new day time quiz show on BBC One hosted by Susan Calman.

I am involved in providing techinical support on the studio floor to the touchscreen tablets and buzzers.

Your Face Sounds Familiar

Technical Support

A celebrity Saturday night light entertainment show on ITV.  Hosted by Paddy McGuinness and Alesha Dixon, the randomly chosen act the celebrities impersonated from one week to another, at which they'd receive a judges (celebrities) score as well as a public vote.

Provided technical support during the live shows for the systems responsible for the randomiser and judges scores.

Sgorio

Graphics Operator

Televising live Welsh Premier league football games on Saturday afternoons, also provides a highlights show on Monday nights for all Welsh Premier league games, other European leagues (eg La Liga, Bundesliga, Seria A, etc.) as well as any Welsh teams competing within the English football pyramid.

Operated the vidiprinter on Saturdays before taking over main graphic operations of the show as well as the match graphics.

Rygbi

Graphics Operator

Live rugby matches of the Welsh Premiership level, which they have covered the Principality league and cup comeptition matches where I operate live match and presentation graphics during the broadcasts.

The Principality sponsor three cup competitons which culminate in all three finals being played on the same day, and hosted at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, which I was a part of this season to which I operated for 2 of the 3 games.

BBC Young Musician 2014 & 2016

Graphics Operator

A live broadcast of the final of BBC's competition for young talented musicians, to which the competitors perform with a full orchestra in front of an audience within a theatre.

I rigged the system up fully on my own and arranged and liaised with the director, production manager and the executive producer about the the exact graphics needed.

5 Minutes to a Fortune

Technical Support

Tea time gameshow hosted by Davina McCall in which contestants work in pairs to beat the egg timer filled with coins to win as much money as possible.

Technical support and assistance for the graphics designer and production team.

Bryn Terfel Scholarship Competition

Graphics Operator

A Welsh scholarship opportunity for the performers of the arts sponsored by the opera singer Bryn Terfel, where six young people will compete by showcasing their ability.

Eisteddfod Young Farmers

Graphics Operator

Welsh cultural festival held over a weekend for the young people of the agricultural community.

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