MICHAEL J WRIGHT
WORK HISTORY INTERESTS
PERSONAL DETAILS SKILLS EDUCATION WORK HISTORY INTERESTS
14 November 1978
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.
l 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.
l I have experience of ENG and Live camera work through production of short News clips at conferences and for college.
Teamworking and Leadership
l 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.
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.
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.
Salford University, Salford, Manchester
Sound and Video Technology
Lady Manners School, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Level General Studies
Hope Valley College, Hope, Derbyshire
English Literature A
Design & Realisation B
5th October 2001
– 19th February 2002
13th September 2001
Lakeside Audio Services
Engineer, The Walkabout pub
to 25th August 2001
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Blacks Outdoor Leisure, Birmingham
Edinburgh International Film Festival
1999 - January 2001
Dixons Stores Group, Edinburgh and Manchester
assistant/Cashier with some departmental responsibilities
1999 - September 1999
Securicor Recruitment, Birmingham and Edinburgh
posts including delivery driver, warehouseman and installer of electrical goods
1999 - December 1999
The Rising Sun Hotel, Hope, Derbyshire
Bar Manager. This post included many responsibilities within the structure of a small hotel
and function client liaison
1994 - June 1999
The Poachers Arms Hotel, Hope, Derbyshire
All posts within an hotel were covered including
responsibility for sessions single handed
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
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.