Sound Recordist

Location Sound Recordist - Paul Keyworth

Sound Recordist


Where sound is a first thought - not an afterthought.

07956 839425

paul@paulkeyworth.com

Coronavirus Certficate Safe Sets
Coronavirus ScrrenSkill Certificate
© Paul Keyworth 2020
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About

About

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Experienced

I am an experienced Location Sound Recordist based in Hertford, 12km north of the M25 for regional productions, and within easy reach of Stansted, Luton and Heathrow Airports.
I have been working in the broadcasting industry for over 35 years, firstly as a member of staff at the BBC, where I trained and qualified as a Studio Sound Supervisor and Location Sound Recordist for 21 years, this included a number of years in News and Current Affairs with experience in many global hotspots.
I've worked in more than 70 countries from Afghanistan to Zambia and fully understand how to adapt to rapidly changing production or location requirements.
I’ve been a freelance Sound Recordist since 2002 and I have amassed hundreds of hours of broadcast credits in Documentary especially Science, History and Arts programming, Factual and Current Affairs and Reality genres.
Experienced in operating during Coronavirus Pandemic lockdown, Safe Sets and Screenskills Covid 19 Certified. Developed and collaborated on producing written protocol documents for safe working during COVID-19 restrictions.
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Reliable

I’m trusted to work alongside some of the most important VIP’s including Royalty, Presidents and Prime Ministers as well as top class Presenters and A-List celebrities or people who have never been on camera before.
I’m courteous and calm, amiable and attentive and pride myself on performing to the best of my ability without the need to make my presence necessarily obvious.
I am able to handle sensitive and distressing situations and work empathetically with production teams and members of the public anywhere in the world.
I'm a member of
The Sab Network, a group of more than 80 highly skilled and thoroughly experienced crew and a full member of the Institute Of Professional Sound.
See my
Talent Manager and IMDb listing.
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Skilled

I own and operate a full range of the most up-to date equipment and can easily obtain any additional kit requirements from industry recognised hire companies.
As well as being fully proficient with all the kit I use, I am an easy going team player, able to assist in almost any role within a small crew. I’m very willing to help problem solve with camera operators or production departments and collaborate whenever possible. I have a current Production Safety Passport.
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COVID 19 PROTOCOLS

COVID 19 PROTOCOLS

During the current Coronavirus Pandemic, following UK Government guidelines and working practices developed by Industry bodies, operational practices will be:

  • Provision of PPE should be discussed with and provided by Production.

  • All equipment which may come into contact with another person or piece of equipment will be cleaned with 70% isopropyl before arrival on set.

  • All radio mic transmitters, microphones and mounts for use by people on camera will be cleaned with 70% isopropyl and sealed as individual kits into ziplock bags before arrival on set.

  • If presenters and contributors can be radio mic-ed they will be instructed by the sound recordist how to self mic from a 2m distance.

  • If a person is unable to self mic the sound recordist will request the person's permission to assist with mic-ing. Prior to approaching the person hands will be washed and a face covering will be donned, after assisting hands will be washed again.

  • If a contributor is unable or unwilling to self mic or be assisted to be fitted with a radio mic the contribution will be recorded on a boom and camera angles should be adjusted to accommodate this.

  • Radio mic kits cannot be shared between different contributors unless they have been re-cleaned with 70% isopropyl and resealed in a new ziplock bag. In effect this should mean production should allow for one radio mic kit per person per day.

  • After usage all equipment which has been in contact with another person or piece of equipment will be wiped with 70% isopropyl before being removed and placed in a sealed quarantine box and will be thoroughly cleaned after removal from the set.

  • Physical interaction with other department's equipment will be minimised, where possible this should be a single rig and de-rig per day.

  • Social distancing and face covering guidelines will be adhered to throughout the shoot.

  • Production should administer pre-shoot health checks and Government guidelines for attending work should be adhered to at all times.
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Credits

Broadcast and Corporate Credits

• Documentary •

Fleetwood Mac's Songbird Christine McVie
BBC Studios for BBC Four

Putin: A Russian Spy Story
Rogan Productions for Channel 4

Red Arrows: Kings Of The Sky
Shiver/ITV Studios for Channel 5

Scream for Me Sarajevo - Bruce Dickenson Q&A. Nineteen Fifteen Productions

Jaguar: Going Electric
Flying Mile Films for Amazon Prime

Horizon - Dippy And The Whale
BBC Studios for BBC Two

When Phillip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years Of The Duke Of Edinburgh Awards
Spun Gold for ITV1

Horizon - OCD : The Monster In My Mind BBC Two

Chivalry and Betrayal: The 100 Years War BBC Four

Illuminations: The Private Lives Of Medieval Kings
Oxford Film & Television for BBC Four

Brits Who Built The Modern World
Oxford Film & Television for BBC Four

Horizon - Dancing In The Dark - The End Of Physics? BBC Two
**Winner European Science TV and New Media Awards 2015**

• Factual Entertainment •


Lose A Stone in 21 Days With Michael Mosely
3x1hr Wall to Wall for Channel 4

Gogglebox Series 15
(The Coronavirus lockdown series)
Studio Lambert for Channel 4

For Love Or Money
BBC Studios for BBC One

Supermarket Secrets
BBC Studios for BBC One

Farmers Country Showdown
Sidney Street Productions for BBC One

June Brown at 90 - A Walford Legend
BBC Studios for BBC One

GoggleSprogs Christmas Special
Studio Lambert for Channel 4

Strictly Len Goodman
BBC Entertainment & Events for BBC One

Sir Terry Wogan Remembered: Fifty Years at the BBC
BBC Entertainment & Events for BBC One

Eamonn and Ruth's How The Other Half Live
Spun Gold for Channel 5

River Monsters - Amazon Apocalypse
Icon Films for ITV/ Discovery Animal Planet

Betty White Goes Wild!
Icon Films for Nat Geo Wild

• Reality & Living History •

Back In Time For The Corner Shop
Wall To Wall West for BBC Two (2nd Unit)

Celebs Go Dating Series 1&2
40x1hr Lime Pictures for E4

My Kitchen Rules UK
40x1hr 7Wonder for Channel 4

Back In Time For The Weekend
5(of 6)x1Hr Wall To Wall for BBC Two

Victorian Bakers 1(of 3)x1Hr Wall To Wall for BBC Two

• Events •

The State Visit of The President Of The United States
BBC News

Remembrance Sunday - The Cenotaph
BBC Studios for BBC One Insert VT's

Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message
Recorded at Buckingham Palace

Trooping The Colour
BBC Events for BBC One

The People Remember BBC One
** Winner Broadcast Awards:Best Daytime Programme **

World War 1 Remembered BBC
**BAFTA Winner Sport and Live Event**

D-Day 70-The Heroes Return BBC

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Corporate Clients

• Recent Corporate Clients •


Formula E TV
Jaguar I-Pace Global Launch Documentary
New York Bakery Co
Virgin Media
The Conservative Party
(inc 4 PPB's with the Prime Minister)
Stanley Gibbons
The Connaught Hotel
Berry Bros and Rudd
Epson UK
Virgin Money
Morgan Stanley
Nestle
Coller Capital
Buzzfeed

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Testimonials

Testimonials

Paul and I have worked together for nearly twenty years and he is without doubt the best in the business. Not only is he technically spot on but is the very best team member you could wish for on location. His contribution to a shoot goes far beyond the electronic nuts and bolts - his ear for sound is matched by his eye for a shot and he always has a sound grip on the editorial of every project we have worked on. He is 100% reliable (and a reassuring presence in tough locations) and maintains energy and enthusiasm when others around him (not least myself) are flagging. We have made documentaries, short films, travelogues and broadcast on OBs – from reuniting the Kids from Fame to shooting for Comic Relief in the Cape Town townships, and from filming the tree ferns in the forests of New Zealand to journalism for Watchdog. I shouldn’t let the opportunity pass without also adding how much fun he also is to have around. I always very much look forward to our next shoot together.
Owen Gay - Creative Director - One Tribe TV
I first worked with Paul back in 2008 when I was a Team Assistant in the BBC's Consumer Unit, on my first day on location he was friendly, hard working and really kind to me when I was new and very nervous. Since then, and since becoming senior production management, I've always made Paul my first port of call when I've needed a sound recordist - sometimes sadly he hasn't been available, but he always tries to make everything work, he's an utter professional, thoughtful, and somebody I trust to deliver and do a fantastic job. I've worked with lots of crew but Paul is the best, I couldn't recommend anybody else and apart from being a really nice bloke, he's experienced, loyal, and treats everybody with kindness and respect.
Paul Freeman - Freelance Production Manager
Paul is the best sound man I've worked with bar none. He is incredibly dedicated and focused on whatever project he is working on. He goes above and beyond, often keeping track of the script and helping presenter and director avoid any issues they may have missed. He works tirelessly, never seeming exhausted while the rest of the team are flagging - he's even able to come up with remarkable dining solutions at the end of a long day! As a sound man he is faultless - he manages to work quickly and efficiently, and never puts a foot wrong. You could do no better!
Nina Ramirez - Presenter and Art Historian
Taylor Made Media hires Paul on a regular basis to work with some our most prestigious clients including Unilever, Virgin Media, McDonald's, Gap, The Connaught and the Conservative Party.  Paul brings experience, dedication and enthusiasm to each job and always goes the extra mile.  He is reliable, professional and a pleasure to work with. Our work relies on having a great relationship with our clients and on several occasions our clients have asked specifically for him to be on their shoots. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Sophie Taylor - Managing Director - Taylor Made Media TV Ltd
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Video and Photo Gallery

Video and Photo Gallery

Einstein's Nightmare Quantum Physics
Comic Relief HIV AIDS Uganda
Piers Morgan Marbella Ferrari
Victorian Bakers Living History
The Secrets of Quantum Physics - Jim Al-Kahilli explains Einstein’s Nightmare with the help of this music sequence which was recorded live.
Comic Relief - Christine Bleakley in Uganda meets a young family orphaned by HIV/AIDS. An emotional and thought provoking piece to camera.
Piers Morgan On…Marbella - an open top supercar piece to camera.
Victorian Bakers - Four professional bakers leave their modern businesses behind to bake their way through the Victorian era - multiple contributors in period costumes and presenters in a working environment.
River Monsters Amazon Premiere
Piers Morgan Las Vegas Helicopter PTC
Architecture Sir Richard Rogers
Back In Time Living History
River Monsters Series 6 Season Premiere - A two hour special filmed entirely on the Amazon River.
Piers Morgan On…Las Vegas - A helicopter piece to camera and a wedding fantasy!
Brits Who Built The Modern World - Architecture series with the leading British architects of our generation.
Back In Time For The Weekend - The 70’s. A family have their lives, and their home, transformed and live through 5 decades from the 50’s to the 90’s to discover how Britain spent it’s leisure time.
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Kit List

Available Equipment


Sound Devices 633 mixer with built in 10 ch recorder.
4x
Audio Limited RMS2040 Radio Mic Kits on UK channel 38
2x Audio Ltd En2 Radio Mic Kits on UK channel 38
3x Sennheiser EW100 G2 Radio Mic Kits
Sennheiser MKH 8060 Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 60 Microphone
2x Sennheiser MKH416P48 Microphones
Sennheiser MKH418SP48 Stereo Microphone
Neumann RSM191 Stereo Microphone
6x DPA 4061 Lavaliere Microphones
6x Tram TR50 Lavaliere Microphones
Audio Ltd En2 Camera link for wireless working for up to 3 cameras
Timecode Systems :wave timecode hub
2x
Timecode Systems UltraSync One miniature timecode transceivers
3x
Tentacle Sync miniature timecode sync boxes
Ambient 2.6m Boom Pole

A large variety of cables, connectors and extenders to suit almost every requirement.

Motorola walkie-talkies.


Sound Devices 664 12ch Mixer with built in 16ch recorder
Soundcraft Spirit Folio 16ch Mixer Desk
Sound Devices MixPre3 3ch mixer with 5ch recorder
Sound Devices Mix-Pre miniature 2ch Mixer.
Shure FP31 3ch mono Mixer
2x Audio RMS2020 Radio Mic Kits on channel 69
(not for use in the UK)
2x Sennheiser EW100 Handheld Radio Microphones
Sanken Cub Desk Boundary Microphone
2x Rode NT5 matched pair Microphones
2x AKG C747 podium/desk Microphones
5x Sony ECM 77 Microphones
2x Sanken Cos11 Lavaliere Microphones

4x Tram TR50 Power Supplies
Audio Technica AT2020 Microphone
Beyer Dynamic M58 Reporter Microphone
Shure SM58 Vocalist Microphone
Audio Ltd M2000 Handheld Radio Microphone
Sennheiser G3 IEM with up to 8 receivers for production monitoring
Trantec S4000 IEM system Ch70 with up to 8 receivers
2x Tascam DR10-CS small digital recorders with ultra miniature microphones for covert recording
Tascam DR10-X small digital recorder
Ambient Drama Long Boom Pole
Panamic Standard Boom Pole
Fostex 6101B Portable Loudspeaker
Live Inject Kit with reporter and guest earpieces
2x Behringer P2 earpiece amplifiers
4x Bluetooth audio transmitter/receivers for audio connection or simple director monitoring

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Contact

Contact

Please contact me either on my mobile +44 (0)7956 839 425, by e-mailing paul@paulkeyworth.com, or you can use the form below.
I will reply as soon as possible but please be aware that if I am filming I may not be able to respond for a few hours.

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