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MICHAEL J WRIGHT

CURRICULUM VITAE

  PERSONAL DETAILS      SKILLS      EDUCATION      WORK HISTORY      INTERESTS

 

š                  MrMichaelWright@hotmail.com                

DOB                 14 November 1978

 

l         AV technician. Heart :Audos Ltd.  The Events Warehouse, Stechford, Birmingham

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SKILLS

Technical Abilities

l          Both live and recorded sound are strong skills.  As an AV engineer I have experience of both small and large PA set ups for conferences, product launches and Awards Galas and skills in modern digital signal processing and editing technologies.  I have engineered many bands whilst freelancing at the Walkabout pub.  These skills were also used at the Edinburgh Film Festival where I took part in the production of the highest profile events.

l          I have experience in many formats of digital and analogue video and have used my skills in complex video projection rigs for the Edinburgh Film Festival and Audos.  I also gained live television experience during my time at university, directing a 15 min programme.  I have used digital editing software whilst working as post production sound designer on an award winning short film ( ‘Virus’, Simple Films 2002) and also have linear editing experience using a Sony equipped studio.

l          I am familiar with many types of lighting technology including moving heads and use of the Martin Light Jockey computer programme.  I have programmed shows for events such as award ceremonies and live bands and used lighting in a TV studio environment.

 A strong ability to grasp new technologies has helped me succeed in work and on my course. I have used these skills to develop an understanding of new equipment quickly.

 I have experience of ENG and Live camera work through production of short News clips at conferences and for college.

 

Teamworking and Leadership

The implementation and development of ideas and solutions has been an important part of all my jobs to date. In my current post, I work as part of a successful team, creating events such as conferences for the DTI and high profile product launches for various companies.

l         I am involved in the design of events, in both the event management and implementation sides of the company.

l          At the Edinburgh Film Festival, I worked with a team to use limited resources to their best and helped to make the technical team surpass levels of efficiency seen in previous years.

 

Communication

l         I am a confident and accomplished speaker and enjoy good communication skills at both personal and work level.

l         The conference environment has allowed me to develop excellent customer service skills and I have good experience of providing solutions that suit the needs of both client and reality!

l          I have an excellent telephone manner which I have used extensively in communications with suppliers, clients and colleagues on a day to day basis at work.

 

Creativity

l          As sound designer and editor on the highly successful short film ‘Virus’, I relied strongly on my creative skills to build atmosphere on the soundtrack to the dialogue free horror film.

l          Photography is a keen interest and I have photographs published as part of publicity material for the Lowry gallery.

l          I have managed bands and had considerable success in publicity and organisation of a band in Edinburgh.  I have also photographed bands for promotional material, particularly Descarga, a Salsa band from Manchester.  My photographs can be seen at www.descarga.co.uk.

l          I am an accomplished musician having achieved ABRSM grade 8 on the Euphonium and have performed at the National Festival Hall and the Albert Hall as part of the national festival of music for youth.

   

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EDUCATION

 

1998 - 2001                  

                        Salford University, Salford, Manchester [www.salford.ac.uk]

                                                            HND Sound and Video Technology

1995 - 1997

                        Lady Manners School, Bakewell, Derbyshire

                                                            A Level Mathematics                 D

                                                            A Level Physics                        D

                                                            A Level Music                           B

                                                            A Level General Studies            A

                                                            CLAIT Level 1                          Merit

1989 - 1995

                        Hope Valley College, Hope, Derbyshire

                                                            GCSE Mathematics                  A

                                                            GCSE Science (Double)            A,A

                                                            GCSE English Language           C

                                                            GCSE English Literature           A

                                                            GCSE Humanities                    A

                                                            GCSE Technology                    A

                                                            GCSE Design & Realisation      B

                                                            GCSE Music                           A

                                                            GCSE German                         D

   

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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

5th October 2001 – 19th February 2002

                    Comet Retail

                                                Customer Sales Adviser

13th September 2001 –

                        Lakeside Audio Services

                                                House Engineer, The Walkabout pub

5th to 25th August 2001

                        Edinburgh International Film Festival

                                                Full time technical team member (paid)

February 2001 -

                        Blacks Outdoor Leisure, Birmingham

                                                    Sales assistant

August 2000

                        Edinburgh International Film Festival

                                                    Voluntary technical team member

September 1999 - January 2001

                        Dixons Stores Group, Edinburgh and Manchester

                                                    Sales assistant/Cashier with some departmental responsibilities

April 1999 - September 1999

                        Securicor Recruitment, Birmingham and Edinburgh

                                                     Various posts including delivery driver, warehouseman and installer of electrical goods

June 1999 - December 1999

                        The Rising Sun Hotel, Hope, Derbyshire

                                                    Bar Manager. This post included many responsibilities within the structure of a small hotel

                                                    including rostering and function client liaison

May 1994 - June 1999

                        The Poachers Arms Hotel, Hope, Derbyshire

                                                    All posts within an hotel were covered including responsibility for sessions single handed

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Other Interests

I am a keen mountain biker and enjoy nothing more than being up to my ears in mud! I lived in the Peak District for 12 years so any activity that gets me into the hills is welcome and I climb, walk and camp whenever possible.  Music is an important part of my life and I relish listening to many types, both live and recorded.  I also like to watch films on a regular basis and particularly enjoy world cinema and independent films.