Since leaving TaylorMade Productions at the beginning of 1996, I have been self-employed. Work has taken me back into the field for Natural History New Zealand Limited, to various Television New Zealand productions and SKY sports.
Made redundant by Television New Zealand in 1990, I joined the newly formed production house Taylormade Productions as Sound Recordist in charge of all field, studio and post production sound. Programmes included documentaries, a children's puppet series and a science series.
During this period I mixed most of the programmes for the TVNZ Natural History Unit, and undertook some field assignments.
As the Natural History Unit expanded, I became more involved in wildlife assignments, both in the field and post production.
Involved in a wide range of programmes, mainly as a field Film Sound recordist. With the formation of the Natural History Unit in 1978, I worked on the pilot series (Hidden Places) and the first series of Wild South.
Attached to the Dunedin Outside Broadcast Unit, involved in a range of tasks, mainly on Sports OBs.
In 1969 I joined the then NZBC (New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation) as a Technical Trainee. Training involved working at a number of posts (including Television and Radio Transmitters, Radio and Television Studios, and TV Outside Broadcast unit) whilst studying for Radio Technicians Certificate, which I passed in 1970.