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Joe Etchells

  • Broadcast Technician
  • Canada
  • 12/07/2021
Full time Producer / Production Broadcast Engineering

Personal Summary

I am a graduate of Mid Ocean School of Media Arts, holding both Canadian and British citizenship . I have taken on multiple audio visual services, and technical opportunities, as well as having the privilege to be employed by Winnipeg's leading entertainment company. My involvement within such productions has enabled myself to gain the necessary knowledge, along with the specific skill set required while working in the hasty, and sometimes stressful environment of live broadcast . My goal in life is to continue a career back within the UK’s live entertainment, sports and television industry, where I can bring my valuable broadcast technical skills, creative ideas, and enthusiastic work ethic, while at the same time having the opportunity to further advance my knowledge.

Work Experience

Audio Visual & Broadcast Technician
Apr 2017 - True North Sport & Entertainment

- In-House Broadcast and Audio Visual technician for NHL/AHL games, and live concerts
- Identifying all probable audio, visual and data signal routes within professional arena
- Installing of professional broadcast industry equipment (UDC Convertors, Distribution Amplifiers, Frame Syncs, etc.)
- Wiring of professional broadcast industry equipment (Coax, SMPTE, CAT5/6, Fibre)
- Terminating of professional broadcast equipment connectors (BNC, F-type, RJ45, XLR)
- Maintaining and repairing LED video panel components (Panasonic, Daktronics)
- Maintaining, repairing and operating of broadcast industry equipment (Ross, Click Effects, Newtek, AJA, Christie, Yamaha, etc.)
- Maintaining and enhancing arena AV and broadcast infrastructure
- Setting / tearing down of internal game day / event broadcast equipment (HD cameras, POV's, mics, OES, Clear-COM, etc.)
- Collaborating alongside NHL technician staff, assisting with arena AV & Broadcast needs
- Supporting broadcaster mobile staff integrate with arena AV infrastructure needs
- Supporting touring event staff integrate with arena AV infrastructure needs
- Delegating game or show day tasks amongst part-time AV colleagues

CMS Event Day Operator
Oct 2016 - Apr 2017 True North Sports & Entertainment

- Managing digital content associated with playback through an IP based network system
- Preforming building-wide quality control monitor checks for events
- Triggering moments of exclusivity during events
- Manipulating network scripts used to control the BellMTS Place IPTV system
- identifying issues and troubleshooting issues associated within network

Audio / Visual Technician
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017 Evolution Presentation Technologies

- Transporting of sound, lighting and visual event equipment
- Set up and tear down of sound, lighting and visual event equipment
- Mixing F.O.H sound on analogue and digital desks for corporate events
- Operating outboard audio / visual gear for corporate events
- Liaising with clients and co-ordinator's
• Shop Technician
- Preparation of sound, lighting and visual equipment
- Maintenance and repair of sound, lighting and visual equipment
- Testing and repairing audio / visual gear
- Storing of sound, lighting and visual equipment
8 June 2021

Team Member
Apr 2014 - Oct 2015 York Dungeon

• Customer Service
- Greet and liaise with guests as they entered the attraction
- Present attraction information on brand
- Resolved conflict
• Photographer
- Green screen placement
- Camera operator

Freelance
Oct 2014 - Oct 2015 Merlin Entertainments

• Sound Designer
- Operator and owner of Avid Pro-Tools
- Producing ambient tracks
- Producing sound effect tracks
- Editing foley
- Liaising with stage and acting managers
- Working to deadlines

Shop Technician
Jan 2013 - Oct 2013 AudioWorks

- Preparation of sound, lighting and visual equipment
- Maintenance and repair of sound, lighting and visual equipment
- Quoting / renting of sound, lighting and visual equipment
- Storing of sound, lighting and visual equipment
• Audio Technician
- Mixing sound on analogue and digital desks
- Mixing F.O.H and MON.
- Operating outboard audio gear
- Liaising with clients and co-ordinator's
• Stagehand
- Transporting of sound, lighting and visual event equipment
- Set up and tear down of sound, lighting and visual event equipment

Education

Diploma - Analogue and digital media
Jul 2011 - Mar 2012 Mid Ocean School of Media Arts