Blog post by 2012 Audio Production graduate Matt North.
Since my last update, things have changed dramatically for me in my career and I have been very busy. In June this year, I left Ideal Shopping Direct after just under a year of service working as both a Technical Operator and Audio Operator – mixing over 500 hours of live broadcast audio for the TV shopping channels Ideal World, Create & Craft and The Deal Channel.
I left the role because I managed to land an incredible job working as a sound recordist for a small family company in London called Videoheads and have since been involved in some very exciting projects. Videoheads are a small kit and crew company based in White City and have worked with all of the major UK TV broadcasters on a long list of programmes. Since joining, I have been very fortunate to work on programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky on such programmes as The One Show, Crimewatch and currently Channel 4’s coverage of the iTunes Festival 2013 as a location sound recordist. I have also worked on a few corporate shoots for big companies/clients such as Electrolux, Sky One, AQA and Ernst & Young. My skills are well and truly being put to the test and I’m learning new methods and skills every day as each shoot brings its own audio challenges and issues.
I’m also currently mixing a short film I shot last December in my spare time (which is very little at the moment) and continuing to build up and add to my personal location recording kit. If any students have any questions or would like to get in touch with me about anything, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.