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Name/Organization Broadcast Events Ltd
First Name Bren
Last Name Hester
Address Suite 204
22 Eden Street
City London
Country United Kingdom
Post code KT11DN
Phone +44 7958633778
Mobile + 44 7958633778
Email bren@broadcastevents.co.uk
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Created on 11/21/2008
Last update 12/02/2017
Operator level: Expert
Years of experience: 10 Years
Times per week operating LSM: 3 Times
References:
see www.broadcastevents.co.uk
Also available in Rome, Italy
Additional information:
A highly competent, meticulous and hard working individual with vast broadcast operations and production experience. A talented and creative news and sports highlights editor, with considerable experience within the global sporting calendar, as well as holding key positions in a studio, facilities, transmission and outside broadcast environment.

An exceptional EVS editor, commanding a thorough knowledge of the overall production system as well as advanced EVS operations including integration with IP Director and X File. Also operate Dreamcatcher (recommend for stand alone clip library, recording, playlist and craft editing resources).

Hold credits in over 350 international sporting events with the ability to produce fast turnaround highlights packages will skilful and creative playlist editing. Very accustomed to working under pressure, delivering numerous live shows on network television in America as well as over 600 live studio shows in a Vision Mixing, EVS or Audio role.

Formally trained at the School Of Television, Ravensbourne and experienced with traditional record and replay line up procedures, using tone for testing broadcast signal paths, skilled with waveform monitors, timecode engineering and stereo PPM metering.

Operational Skills

• EVS Operator, fast, creative and very experienced with advance software features (replace, loop, swap, audio split editing, playlist compilations) – capable as a trainer for all operational features of the XT3 console
• Entirely familiar with IP Director, browsing media networks, creating and delivering clips, logging software and archiving procedures.
• Familiar with the low-res browser for off line viewing and requesting high-res clips to be delivered back into the production system from the archive.
• Multi format/standard VT engineer including all Digital Betacam and HDVTR’s
• Former Linear Editor using Sony BVE 2000, Sony DME 8000 and Digital Betacam – now use Adobe Premiere
• Excellent operational engineer, entirely familiar with record and replay line up, using scopes and audio monitoring units.
• Microphone Type and application, using mixers, aux buses, line up procedure and programme mixing


Executive Producer/Director Of Broadcast Planning/Production Manager (Freelance)
Provide complex outside broadcast and executive planning and production services for the sports entertainment industry. Typically this includes RFP creation, vendor and LOC agreements, detailed budget forecasts and financial management, TV Compound and venue management, broadcast overlay (design and draw), production schematics, cable, camera, mounting and microphone plans, tapeless workflow design, executive production and final broadcast delivery.
Clients include ATP Media, Olympic Broadcasting Services, Tennis Channel, International Premier Tennis League and Input Media

INTERNATIONAL PREMIER TENNIS LEAGUE (Freelance) Head Office: Dubai
Director Of Broadcast Planning and Production (Contractual Agreement) 2014 - present
Working as an individual, provide the entire end to end design, broadcast plan and final execution for the live production of the IPTL series events (5 x 3 day events in five Asian cities back to back) featuring the world’s top men and women players competing in a five team competitive tennis league. This role includes the selection of suitable vendors, management of the broadcast budget, engineering and technology architecture, crew selection and logistics, all creative and cosmetic elements (graphics, titles and branding), tournament protocol and timing, editorial lead and the non live digital media planning and delivery.

OLYMPIC BROADCASTING SERVICES (Freelance) 2006 – present
Broadcast Venue Manager (Games Phase Only)
OBS is the host broadcaster for the television production and distribution of each and every sporting discipline of the winter and summer Olympic games. This includes venue based unilateral services and the construction of the International Broadcasting Centre.
Broadcast Venue Manager - Turin 2006 (Figure Skating), Beijing 2008 (Water Polo), London 2012 (Triathlon), Sochi 2014 (Ice Hockey), Rio 2016 (Basketball) – One Month Games Phase Commitments Only
• Report to the Head of Planning and manage a team of 200+ venue based production personnel
• Managed the team of on-site supervisors and coordinate host broadcaster and rights holding operations at the venue
• Responsible for all venue related functions, operations, logistics, finance and administration
• Primary point of contact for OBS and the LOC at the venue

ATP MEDIA (Freelance) Esher, Surrey, UK and All Tournament Locations 2009 – Present
ATP Media is the broadcast arm of the nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments and the ATP World Tour Finals.
It manages the production, distribution and commercial exploitation of the broadcast rights of these 10 tournaments as well as the 13 ATP World Tour 500 events.

Venue Editor – TV Newsfeed and Highlights Show (Freelance) 1997 – present

• Responsible for producing and editing tournament newsfeed service, digital media highlights, features and interview clips
• Responsible for editing with attending rights holders
• Editing the 52’ minute tournament highlights show


Other EVS Freelance Assignments:
Australian Tennis Open 2009, ESPN International
EVS Operator/Highlights Package Editor for ESPN International

Australian Open Tennis Open 2011 - 2012
EVS Operator/Highlights Package Editor for ESPN’s domestic broadcast

Roland Garros, French Tennis Open 1999 - 2017
EVS Operator/Highlights Package Editor for the World Feed, ESPN International and more recently ESPN, Tennis Channel and NBC as the combined highlights/segments editor.

Wimbledon Tennis Championships, 1999 – 2017
EVS Operator/Highlights Package Editor for the World Feed and more recently Tennis Channel’s coverage of the championships, (2008 – 2017).
Wimbledon 2017 was my 50th contribution to a tennis major

US Tennis Open, New York, USA 2006 – 2007, 2009 - 2017
Features/Highlights Producer/Editor for the very first Integrated World Television Feed. Hired especially by the United States Tennis Association. In 2009 - 2013, principal highlights editor for the US Open on Tennis Channel.

ATP Masters 1000 Series – TV Newsfeed/Highlights Show Editor 1997 - 2007
Contributed to over 150 ATP and Masters Series events as the principal TV Newsfeed editor and highlights show editor including the launch of new media content in 2007. Using a combination of EVS and linear edit technology delivering very fast turnaround packages, news items and highlights content for the world feed.

Technical Project Director, SKY TV New Zealand, November 2004
Planned and supplied the remote production facilities for SKY TV New Zealand’s live coverage of Italy v All Blacks, November 13th 2004

Picture Editor, FIS World Cup Skiing Events 2003/4, Outdoor Life Network (USA).
Hired as linear videotape editor for OLN’s programming during the 2003/4 European season. The programme consists of detailed historical pieces, resort features, racing action and interviews.

Venue Producer, Broadcast Events Ltd (My Own Company)
ESPN DAVIS CUP in Europe, 2003 – present time
Planned, supplied and operated a flyaway broadcast system for ESPN’s venue production of the Davis Cup 2003 in Zagreb and Bratislava and in 2005 in Leuven, Belgium. Personally managed the entire project including authoring a detailed and illustrated production manual.

Technical Duty Manager, Pacific Century Cyberworks
August 2000 – March 2001
Co-managed and helped developed a broadcast television service and web content provider.
Helped design a unique web sync system to synchronise TV and web content.
Contributed to the design of a system to help launch a tapeless broadcast environment.

Technical Project Director – Fox Kids Europe, Rome, Italy
January 2000 – May 2001
Completed a four month contract to develop, establish and maintain a new European venture for Fox Kids, launching their Italian channel based in Rome. Included becoming one of the first ever clients to go live with IBMS (the world’s most sophisticated scheduling and channel management system).

Orbit Television Network, Rome Italy, Studio Technical Director/ Head Of PSC/ Acting Director Of Operations
May 1994 – April 1997
Supervised a team of 12 and supplied 3 digital Television studios to the programming department. Operated and maintained all broadcast equipment. Liaised with production staff as a consultant to execute programme making formats and specialised in projects and event planning. Also supervised PSC department, operating regularly as a sound recordist and occasionally acted as Director of Operations.

Chrysalis TV Facilities, (Now Todd AO)
July 1989 - November 1993
Started as VT Operator, later promoted to edit assistant, then senior edit assistant, generally in charge of the machine room. Later promoted to Technical Director, specialising in projects and transmission/studio based broadcasting. Helped launch ‘TNT and the Cartoon network’ and supervised MCR during the inception of digital VTR formats.


Education
1987-1989 School Of Television, Ravensbourne, Bromley, Kent.
BTEC HND ‘Television programme Operations’

1980 - 1987 St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood, Herts
10 O levels including Mathematics, Three Sciences
2 A-levels : Geography, Pure and Applied mathematics


Achievements & other skills
Great team leader, strong ‘people’ skills.
Team sports, play football, like skiing and sailing
Keen runner and have competed in 10K and Half Marathon races
Speak Italian fluently
Speak conversation French
Certified First Aider At Work

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