We Work With A Variety Of Experienced Journalist, Edit And Technical Trainers:
Mark has worked as a Lighting Cameraman for over 18 years on a wide variety of programmes. He started at Granada TV working on studio programmes such as This Morning then worked for Mersey TV on Brookside and Hollyoaks. He left to set-up and run the camera department for MUTV and went freelance in 2002. He has since worked in the UK and worldwide for a variety of broadcasters such as the BBC, CBBC, SABC, CNN, NHK, UEFA and SKY SPORTS.
Whilst working as a cameraman for Granada Reports he saw the benefit of shooting on the new, lightweight cameras being developed and shot several regional programmes on them. He was then asked to develop courses at ITV STUDIOS for production staff working on programmes such as Come Dine With Me, 60 Minute Makeover and Jeremy Kyle. He is an approved BBC trainer and has also delivered courses for ITN, Shiver, Times Newspaper Group, Shine TV, The Royal Mail, RFL etc. He is a consultant for ITV News Group.
Charlie is an award winning filmmaker with a career spanning 18 years. She is experienced across many genres, including factual entertainment, observational documentary, live television, reality, news and current affairs.
As a shooting Producer/Director Charlie brings a creative approach to every project, but her journalistic background ensures this is strengthened by strong editorial judgment. She has a range of credits across the BBC, ITV, CBBC and Channel 4 and extensive experience of foreign shoots in the USA, Africa, India, Egypt, Dubai, and Europe.
As an accomplished studio and location director, Charlie has worked successfully with prime-time on-screen talent and has led teams to produce compelling content. She has delivered video journalist courses for Camerasmith at STV and ITV over the past 3 years.
John began his career in broadcasting more than 25 years ago. He previously worked on drama productions, light entertainment shows and situation comedies before joining ITV News where he worked as a video editor.
With a core skill of VIDEO EDITING, John became post-production supervisor and technical supervisor for regional programmes with ITV. He left in 2005 to become a freelance training consultant, going on to deliver the majority of Newscutter edit training for hundreds of journalists in ITV’s move to non-linear workflows and shared storage. John works both nationally and internationally as an independent training consultant as well as for major companies such as Avid. His work has included a collaborative 10-month project with Mark at Sharjah TV in the UAE.
A cameraman originally at Yorkshire Television working on Emmerdale, Studio cameras and an ENG cameraman for Calendar News. He went freelance in 2008 and now splits his time between delivering video camera end edit for Camerasmith and working as a shoot/edit cameraman for ITN and Channel Four News.
Together with Mark he has delivered training for the very successful ITV News trainee scheme since 2007.