PHILIP CRISSWELL

SOUND MIXER/EDITOR


A highly skilled and broadly experienced sound professional with strong  interpersonal skills and a truly motivated creative approach.

KEY SKILLS
Acute appreciation of fine sound balance
Accomplished organiser who excels under pressure
Excellent interpersonal skills, a diplomatic teamplayer
Consistently dedicated, reliable delivery of projects to a deadline
CAREER
             2003 - Present – Freelancing in pro audio
     1996-2003 - Senior Sound Operator, Carlton Television
     1986-1996 - Sound Operator, Carlton Television

     Achieved many production credits, most notably the following:

2012 - IBC Amsterdam
Front of House Sound Mixer
Established and delivered audio requirements for key clients
Supervised FOH audiofor auditorium presentations and IBC awards show

2011 - "2020 Cricket Finals Day" - Sky
Relief sound mixer
Supervised presentation and match audio in fast-moving environment

2011 - "Lucrezia Borgia" - Sky Arts
Supervised live 2D Directors' Cut 5.1 Audio Mix
Supervised on-pass 2D 5.1 Audio Mix

2010 - "Football First" - Sky                                                                 Supervised outside broadcast audio team                                            Balanced multiple microphone sources in  live environment                      Liased at senior level with production team

2010 - "Question Time - BBC East"
Local Version of BBC Question Time
As Guarantee Engineer responsible for audio feeds and comms

2009 - "Screens Mix - Wembley Stadium
Balanced live microphone and EVS play-in sources
Established inter-OB truck connections
Supervised audio output according to production requirements

2009 - "FA CUP Highlights - ITV1
Balanced commentary and multiple effects sources
Established remote 2-way communication
Supervised outside broadcast team

2009 - "Screens Mix" - Manchester City
Supervised audio for stadium big screens
Balanced live interview and off-tape sources

2009 - "Escape to the Country" - BBC1
Imported OMF audio to Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation
Edited source audio to picture
Exported OMF file for subsequent mixing
Consistently produced high quality work to a deadline

2007 - "Champion's League" - Sky
Rigged full commentary position incorporating host audio feeds
Delivered high quality mixed commentary track via ISDN

2005 – 2007 - “Coast” – BBC2
Flagship BBC2 Factual Series
Imported and edited OMF audio
Added effects tracks to augment existing source audio
Assembled project using Merging Pyramix workstation

2007 – “Countryfile Summer Diaries” – BBC1
Imported OMF audio from picture editor
Edited source audio to picture
Delivered completed tracklay within a tight timeframe

2007 -  “Dalziel and Pascoe” – BBC1
As sound effects editor assembled complex audio tracks
Contributed a creative sound design
Delivered project of the highest quality to a deadline
Worked both under own initiative and as part of a team  
 
2006 -“Doctors”  - BBC1
Supervised Studio and Location Sound Operations

2004 - 2008 – “Emmerdale” – ITV1
Supervised Studio and Location Sound Operations
Liased closely with production team
Balanced multiple microphone sources

2006 – “Seaside Rescue” – BBC1
Imported OMF audio to Pro Tools HD2 workstation
Edited source audio clips to picture
Mixed and produced master track for broadcast using D-Command console
Worked independently and also alongside production team

2006 – “Samuel Slater – Hero or Traitor?” 
Short Docu Drama 
Recorded location sound to Digibeta
Imported and edited tracks within Pro Tools
Produced mixed master audio track for DVD

2005 - Rugby Union County Finals - Sky 
Supervised outside broadcast audio team                                             Balanced multiple microphone sources                                                       Communicated effectively with local and remote production team

2004 -  “Out of the Frying Pan” – ITV1
Imported OMF audio from Avid Express workstation
Edited and mixed within Pro Tools
Exported final mixed audio for layback


2004 -  “The Royal” – ITV1
Supervised Main and 2nd Unit Sound Operations
Gathered high quality audio in adverse conditions
Worked effectively as part of production team 


2004 -  Cunard QM2 - Corporate
Completed Audio Post Production for on-board Cinema and Television Idents
Selected Music and Effects to complement existing graphics sequences
Conceptualised project with client customer base in mind
Mixed and produced master audio track within Pro Tools LE
         
2003 – “Sweet Medicine” – ITV1
ITV medical drama transmitted Autumn 2003
Worked closely with producer and directors to fulfil dramatic brief
Produced soundtrack with clarity, quality and substance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
2001 – “Peak Practice Series XII” – ITV1
Supervised the sound editing team
Selected music to augment the composer’s score
Consolidated supervisory skills
Through a close working relationship with the composer delivered a highly creative and effective soundtrack

1994 – 2000 – “Peak Practice” – ITV1
Prepared complex dialogue, music and effects tracks
Demonstrated technical excellence allied with a sensitive approach

2000 – “McCready and Daughter” – BBC1/Ecosse Films
Selected as the sound editor of choice for BBC1
Displayed client friendly nature to external producers

1998 – “Ambassador II” – BBC1/Ecosse Films
Chosen as sound editor for BBC1’s high profile political drama
Was influential in attracting this work into Carlton Studios

1998 – “Dale’s Supermarket Sweep” – ITV1
As Sound Supervisor responsible for overall audio balance
Undertook remixing for later online edit session
Supervised studio floor crews and grams operator

1986 – 1996 –  
Whilst achieving a high level of technical excellence, gathered experience across a wide variety of television programming, worked on music shows, studio and location-based drama, game shows, current affairs and children’s programmes, specifically;
Drama – “Boon”,  “Auf Wiedersehen Pet”
Situation Comedy – “The Upper Hand”
Game Shows – “Family Fortunes”, “Celebrity Squares”
Current Affairs – “The Cook Report”
Music – “Tom Jones – the Right Time”, “Michael Ball”

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Advanced AMS Audiofile audio workstation  – BBC Wood Norton 1996
Film for Television Production Workshop – Kodak 1997
Pro Tools audio workstation – Soho Editors Training 2003, Confetti Nottingham 2005
Pyramix audio workstation  – Total Audio, London 2005
PERSONAL
Full member of the Institute of Professional Sound (IPS)
Full member of the Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS)
Regularly attend meetings of both AMPS and IBS where new technology
and production techniques are discussed
Play piano, guitar and golf.

CONTACT DETAILS  Philip Crisswell AMPS MIPS
                               Telephone: 0116 230 4505
                               Mobile:+44(0)777 9913987    

E-mail – philip@crisswell.co.uk, mail@broadcastsoundservices.co.uk