I was lucky enough to join the BBC when they offered the highest standard of training in the broadcasting industry. When initially joining the BBC I attended the residential training school at Wood Norton Hall, Evesham for three months. That course gave a full grounding in broadcasting technology and systems, that was followed by a further residential course prior to final qualification as a cameraman.
Further training was provided regularly throughout my career to keep me up to date with new technologies and increase my skills. These included:-
Lighting for single camera
Portable single camera techniques
First aid at work
Health and Safety at work and risk assessment
I've also had extensive experience of working in hospital environments, both human and veterinary.
Subsequent to leaving the BBC I have kept abreast of current practices and developments in the industry. I have also attended a further safety courses at Pinewood studios and "Working with cameras and lights" specifically run for freelance workers at the BBC and "defensive driving" to allow driving vehicles for the BBC.
In 2010 & 2011 I also completed Sony's full 3D traing course at their headquarters in Basingstoke.
I have a clean, full UK driving licence and am happy to travel to almost any location.