Neil Cox Television Cameraman Bases in Cardiff, Wales & Preston, Lancashire, nw england



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Neil Cox

Television Cameraman
Bases in

Cardiff, Wales &

Preston, Lancashire, NW England

35 Ty Wern Road

Rhiwbina


Cardiff

CF14 6AB


Telephone: (029) 20612751

Mobile: 07890 323052

Email: neil.cox1@ntlworld.com

Check out my most recent work at: TVCrewfinder.Com/NeilCox




Ex-BBC Senior Cameraman with 24 years’ experience in broadcast television.
Originally from the north-west of England, I moved to Cardiff after completing my camera training with the BBC at Evesham in 1987.
I worked on a variety of studio and outside broadcast productions at BBC Wales, and other BBC sites around the UK, becoming a highly competent studio pedestal operator, as well as gaining experience in the use of a broad range of OB and studio camera mounts.
After completing a degree course while at the BBC, I took the opportunity to work part-time as a researcher while continuing to freelance, predominantly under contract to BBC Wales but also for various companies over the years such as Black and White, 021, Avanti and NEP.
In this time I continued to develop my skills, undertaking a post-graduate diploma in film producing and helping in the development of Go Faster Stripe, a stand-up comedy DVD production company based in Cardiff.
In October 2011 I decided to freelance full-time.
I am renowned for my competence, reliability, loyalty and hard work. I can be trusted to work well with others in a team, but also to be self-reliant and motivated to get things done without being asked.

Career Details


Nov-01
Nov-87


date
Nov-01



Freelance Television Cameraman
Senior Television Cameraman - BBC Wales (with secondments to BBC London (1990), Birmingham Pebble Mill (Jan 1995 to Jun 1996))
My career as a cameraman has led me to work on a wide range of regional and network programmes at various sites including the studios of Cardiff, Birmingham and London, as well as a large number of outside broadcast locations around the British Isles, a selection of which includes:









Outside Broadcast:
Sport:

  • Rugby (Magners/Rabodirect Pro12 league, Heineken Cup, LV Trophy and International fixtures - BBC Wales and Network, S4C, NEP Cymru for S4C, Sky and ITV)

  • Soccer (League, Cup and International fixtures - Visions for Sky Sports, BBC Wales and Network, ITV Network and S4C)

  • Wimbledon Tennis (SiS for BBC Network)

  • The UK Open Golf (SiS for BBC Network)

  • Speedway British GP (Telegenic for Sky 3D)


Events:

  • Royal Welsh Show (BBC Wales)

  • Royal Opening of the National Assembly for Wales (BBC Wales, S4C)

  • Llangollen International Eisteddfod (BBC Wales)

  • National Eisteddfod of Wales (BBC/S4C)

  • Bafta Cymru (NEP Wales)


Live Music:

  • Wakestock (Avanti for S4C)

  • JLS in concert (Avanti)

  • Cardiff Singer of the World (BBC Wales)

  • Brecon Jazz (BBC Wales)

  • Bryn Terfel Scholarship programme (Avanti for S4C)

  • Robbie Williams Live at Slaine Castle (Sky TV)

  • Millennium Stadium Tsunami Concert (BBC Wales)


Current Affairs:

  • Pawb a’I Farn (Similar to Question Time) (S4C)

  • Party Political Conferences (Various)



Studio:
Drama:

  • Pobol Y Cwm (S4C)


Sport:

  • Scrum V (BBC Wales)

  • Wales on Saturday (BBC Wales)


Music, Magazine, chat and light entertainment:

  • The Rhydian Roberts Show (Avanti for S4C)

  • Jonathan (Avanti for S4C)

  • Good Morning with Anne and Nick (BBC Network)

  • Pebble Mill at One (BBC Network)

  • Wogan (BBC Network)

  • Top of the Pops (BBC Network)


News and Current Affairs:

  • Dragon’s Eye (BBC Wales)

  • CF99 (S4C)

  • Politics Show (BBC Wales)

  • AM PM (BBC Wales)

  • BBC Wales’ UK National Election programme (BBC Wales)

  • Wales Today (BBC Wales)

  • Question Time (BBC Network)

  • Midlands Tonight (shooting location news as well as studio operations) (BBC Midlands)

  • Newsnight (BBC Network)

  • Kilroy (BBC Network)


Children’s:

  • The Movie Game (BBC Network)

  • Hafoc (S4C)

  • Ffenestri (S4C)


Cookery:

  • The Roux Brothers (BBC Network)

  • Japanese Cookery (BBC Network)

I have also helped to develop Go Faster Stripe, a DVD production company specialising in stand-up comedy DVDs for established comedians such as Stewart Lee (Jerry Springer, the Opera), Richard Herring and Lucy Porter. http://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi





Nov 01

Oct 10

National Assembly for Wales

(Part - Time)

Position: Researcher - After completing my degree I undertook a part-time role as a researcher at the National Assembly for Wales, initially in the area of economics, then in broadcasting, culture, sport and the Welsh language.











1981

1987

Leyland-Daf (Heavy Vehicle Manufacturer), Leyland, Lancashire
















Position: Apprentice Electrician leading to Test Technician after qualification.



Education and Training


Sep-05

Jul-07

Film Academy, University of Glamorgan







Post Graduate Diploma, Film Producing and Business Management










Jun-03

Jun-04

University of Wales, Cardiff







WJEC: Intermediate Certificate in Welsh as a Second Language: GCSE Grade A










Jan-01

May-01

University of Wales, Cardiff







10 week accredited course: Writing for Magazines and Newspapers (Non-Fiction)










Sep-97

Jun-00

Cardiff Business School, University of Wales, Cardiff







BSc(Econ) 1st Class honours degree in Economics










Nov-96




Welsh National Language Centre, Nant Gwertheyrn







Level 1 Welsh - Basic Welsh language course for beginners










Feb-93

Oct-95

Open University Degree Programme







Modules studied: Arts Foundation; Music; Economics










Nov-90




BBC Training Centre, Wood Norton







Camera Qualifying Course










Nov-87

Feb-88

BBC Training Centre, Wood Norton







Introduction to Television Operations training course










Sep-84

Jun-86

Lancashire Polytechnic







Higher National Certificate in Electronic Engineering










Sep-81

Jun-84

W.R.Tuson College, Preston, Lancashire







Ordinary National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering










Aug-81

Feb-85

Leyland Vehicles, Leyland, Lancashire







EITB apprenticeship in electrical engineering - electrical maintenance and installation










Other short courses include:

Final Cut Pro Film Editing; Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting; Plain English; Presentation Skills.



Personal Details
Nationality British

Marital Status Married

Driving Licence Full UK

Language Welsh learner (some working proficiency)


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