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Emma McConologue

  • Ringwood, Hampshire, UK
  • 30/08/2021
Full time Entry Level Broadcast Engineering

Personal Summary

An optimistic, creative and hardworking person with an excellent eye for detail and a keen interest in OB Camera operation. Has gained experience in various live events throughout time at university, including sports broadcasting, music festivals and promotional content. Now looking for an exciting entry-level role into the outside broadcast industry as an OB Camera Assistant or Operator where skills can be refined and experience in the field can be gained.

Work Experience

OB Camera Operator
Aug 2021 - Aug 2021 Bournemouth 7s Festival 2021
  • Filmed various rugby 7s matches for teams across the country on the Central National Cup Pitch, as well as cheerleading dances and a parachute jump.
  • Assisted in aspects of rigging and derigging during each day and helping set up Sony PXW-X70 cameras.
  • Gained experience on different cameras including centre pitch, left and right side of pitch.
  • Responsible for catching unique shots such as crowd reactions, wide pitch shots and conversion shots of the 7s matches to be projected onto large IMAG screens around the festival.
OB Camera Operator / Director
Aug 2021 - Aug 2021 Boardmasters Festival 2021
  • Filmed acts such as Jorja Smith, Loyle Carner, Foals and Dizzee Rascal on main stage at Boardmasters.
  • Assisted in rigging and derigging to our OB Van and to the Front of House camera, helping cable and set up cameras.
  • Gained experience in various camera positions including Front of House, Roaming camera, Right and Left of Stage and Dolly and Track.
  • Controlled a PTZ Robo camera when also on CCU to capture crowd's reactions to the artist.
  • Responsible for catching unique shots and tracking the artist on stage for crowd members to see on the IMAG screens.
  • Directed sets for the bands Inhaler and The Big Moon.
  • Communicated with OB Camera Operators over comms to get unique and clean shots of artists, cutting between the best shots for the audience to view on the IMAG Screens on main stage.
OB Camera Operator
Dec 2020 - Dec 2020 Solent Productions / The Jazz Cafe
  • Assisted in cabling and derigging around the location and setting up both handheld and remote-controlled cameras.
  • Responsible for catching the best performance shots and following the acts on stage, giving unique shots to the director to cut to.
  • Directed and vision mixed a set for Graham Coxon from Blur - communicated with camera operators about specific shots to cut to for the livestream.
  • Gained more experience using Canon C100 Mark II cameras and used a RED Digital for close up shots.


BA (Hons) - Film and Television
Sep 2018 - Jul 2021 Solent University