Sound Recordist

Location Sound Recordist - Paul Keyworth

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07956 839425

© Paul Keyworth 2024


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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.
I'm Safe Sets and Screenskills Covid 19 Certified. I collaborated and helped to develop some of the first written protocol documents for safe working during COVID-19 restrictions.
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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 I 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 200 highly skilled and thoroughly experienced crew and production and a full member of the Institute Of Professional Sound.
See my
Talent Manager and IMDb listing.
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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 and always encourage close team-working. I’m very willing to help problem solve with camera operators or production departments and collaborate whenever possible and to give advice and encouragement to junior crew members. I have a current Production Safety Passport.

Recent Broadcast and Corporate Credits

A small sample of hundreds of previous credits

• Documentary •

Killer Interviews with Piers Morgan
Plum Pictures for Fox Nation

Attenborough and the Mammoth Graveyard
Windfall Films for BBC One

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

Putin: A Russian Spy Story
Rogan Productions for Channel 4

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

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

• Factual Entertainment •

Michael Mosley: Secrets Of Your Big Shop
4x1hr Plum Pictures for Channel Four

Secrets of the Fast Food Giants Series 2
6x1hr North One for Channel 5

Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh
Spun Gold for ITV1

21 Day Body Turnaround with Michael Mosley
3x1hr Wall to Wall for Channel 4

How To Keep A Healthy Weight with Michael Mosley
1hr Wall to Wall for Channel 4

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

Gogglebox Series 15
(The 1st Coronavirus lockdown series)
Studio Lambert for Channel 4

June Brown at 90
BBC Studios for BBC One

Strictly Len Goodman
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 Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III
BBC News

The Death, Lying in State and Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II
BBC News

The 22nd Commonwealth Games 2022 from Birmingham
BBC News

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

Corporate Clients

• Recent Corporate Clients •
Shell Content Engine
National Theatre
Formula E TV
Jaguar I-Pace Global Launch Documentary
New York Bakery Co
Virgin Media
Stanley Gibbons
The Connaught Hotel
Berry Bros and Rudd
Epson UK
Virgin Money
Morgan Stanley
Coller Capital



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
Video Gallery

Video Gallery

Tangled Up With You Song
Comic Relief Uganda HIV
Marbella Car PTC
Victorian Bakers
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.
Kit List

Available Equipment

Sound Devices 633 mixer with built in 10 ch recorder.
A total of 14 radio mic kits comprising:
4x Wisycom Wideband Radio Mic Kits
Audio Limited RMS2040 Radio Mic Kits on UK channel 38
4x Audio Ltd En2 Radio Mic Kits on UK channel 38
2x 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
1x DPA6061 White Lavaliere Microphone
6x Tram TR50 Lavaliere Microphones
Audio Ltd En2 Camera link for wireless working for up to 5 cameras
Timecode Systems :wave timecode hub
Timecode Systems UltraSync One miniature timecode transceivers
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
Sound Devices CL6 Fader Panel Extension
Sound Devices MixPre3 5ch mixer with 7ch recorder
Sound Devices Mix-Pre miniature 2ch Mixer.
2x Sennheiser EW100 Handheld Radio Microphones
Sanken Cub Desk Boundary Microphone
2x Rode NT5 matched pair Microphones
2x AKG C747 podium/desk Microphones
6x 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
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
Superlux 3 channel battery powered headphone amp
4x Bluetooth audio transmitter/receivers for audio connection or simple director monitoring