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Tom Coburn

  • Multi skilled Broadcast TV Professional
  • London, SE27 9LZ, UK
  • 12/08/2021
Full time Facilities Other Producer / Production Broadcast Engineering Content Creation

Personal Summary

• Over 25 years industry experience in Broadcast, Post-Production & Video Production.
• QC/QA Operations & Ingest - Broadcast Compliance & Ingest in a TX environment.
• Video Editor - using Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro & Avid Media Composer for TV & corporate
• Camera Operator and Video Producer - Filming & lighting for a wide range of clients.

Work Experience

Apr 2019 - Iran International

Ingest & Media Management Operations, Iran International

Responsible for the Ingest and recording operations for the busy TV News operation, Iran International.
Liaising with all departments including MCR, Studio Gallery to ensure all Live Studio, satellite and Skype feeds are recorded and sent to TX for playout. Ingesting large amounts video material including Rushes, Agency clips, Web clips, Stills and Audio.

Using iNews, Avid Media Central Cloud and Avid Interplay.

Feb 2017 - Apr 2019

Freelance Video Editor - Editing / Grading for a wide range of corporate clients.
Ingest Operator - for DMA Media (Iran International TV)
Freelance Video Producer / Lighting Camera Operator - Freelancing on a wide range of jobs
including Corporate Videos, Music Videos, Promotional Films, Events & Short Films.

Video Producer
Aug 2014 - Feb 2017 Clarksons Platou

Responsible for Producing / Directing / Shooting & Editing content for Clarksons Platou, the world's
largest Shipping Brokers, online video platform. Working with all departments within the company to produce engaging, branded content. Shooting both single camera PTC's / Presentations and multi camera
discussions, with moving graphic content. Producing videos for internal training. My role was divided between being hands-on technical, advising on all aspects of video production and devising new, creative & high quality content.

Freelance Lighting Cameraman / Editor / Video Producer
Feb 2012 - Jul 2014 Freelance

Working as a lighting cameraman either a single unit, lighting, recording my own sound and self-directing or as a DOP heading a larger crew. I worked on a wide variety of jobs, from recording the Prime Minister
David Cameron for ITV's Pride of Britain Awards, filming The Queen during a State visit to the Foreign
Office, shooting at the London 2012 Olympic Park for a documentary on the history of the Paralympic
Games, to filming music legends The Stranglers - Live at the Camden Roundhouse

Video Producer
Apr 2010 - Feb 2012 Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Contracted by the COI and working in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Producing, Shooting and Editing videos for this central government department including news style packages on press
conferences, ministerial work, interviews and larger feature packages on subjects such as a new passport system, immigration and climate change. Filming and dealing directly with high profile figures such as the Prime Minister, David Cameron and Foreign Secretary, William Hague. Shooting on Sony XDCam / DSLR's and editing on Final Cut Pro. Lighting, self-directing, recording voiceovers and audio editing. Working on
both single and multi-camera set-ups.

Freelance DV Camera Operator
Jan 2007 - Jan 2010 Freelance

Freelancing for a wide range of corporate and TV clients.

Freelance Compliance & Ingest Engineer
Jan 2007 - Jan 2009 ITV, London TV Centre

QC / Lines recording & Ingest for ITV1, ITV2 & CITV.

ITB Op Engineer, ITV Interactive
Jan 2004 - Jan 2007 ITV

Responsible for the day-to-day operational running of the ITV interactive service to the D-SAT platform

Freelance VT Operations
Jan 2003 - Jan 2004 Freelance

Various freelance engagements, including QC and Multi-format dubbing at various London dubbing and Post-Production Facilities 

MCR Supervisor
Jan 1998 - Jan 2003 Carlton Digital Channels, London

Head of a busy VT area. We launched five channels, including Carlton Cinema for ITV Digital over a
short period of time. Supervising it's eight operational staff, the department carried out all dubbing,
caching and QC requirements. The facility was closed at the end of March 2003.

Edit Assistant
Jan 1997 - Jan 1998 TODD-AO

Assisting the editors in the set up and operation of the edit suites. Clients: including BBC, Channel 4, Sky and MTV.

Engineering coordinator
Jan 1996 - Jan 1997 TODD-AO
Tape Librarian, VH1 Germany
Jan 1996 - Jan 1996 TODD-AO