Jo Vale

Boom Operator





National Film and Television School                                                     September 08 – December 09

§            Diploma in Location Sound Recording.

 BBC TV, Bristol, “Casualty”                                                                                                                                  July 2005 – Ongoing

§          Sound Trainee, full time for a year. Then dailies as 1st boom.

 Bristol Old Vic Theatre School                                                                                     2002 – 2005

§            BA in Professional Technical Theatre, which included a lot of experience

in an ex BBC recording studio.


In 2009, having worked in sound for nearly 4 years, I decided to expand my knowledge by attending the NFTS. The course in Sound Recording enabled me to become more confident with the technical side when I was already confident swinging a pole. I also wanted to get more experience mixing doco style and had a great time working on 2 documentaries during my time at the school. Also, the fiction grad film I recorded was nominated for “Best Live Action Short” at the Oscars 2011!! Since the NFTS I have had a great time Booming on various jobs including a kids puppet show, Channel 4’s Skins and Sky 1’s The Cafe. I would love to continue to work on a combination of both drama and doco and welcome all opportunities! I have had some time out since a trip to India last November and am now keen to work hard all summer. I live in Bristol but am very willing to travel!

Carnival Films "The Lost Honour"                                                                                                                           November 2013 - December 2013
* Second Boom Operator.
Mixer - Fraser Barber, Director - Roger MIchell, Producer - Kevin Loader

BBC's "The Ark"                                                                                                                                                         September 2013 - November 2013
* Boom Operator
Mixer - Tim Fraser, Director - David Evans and Richard Clark, Producer - Annie Tricklebank.

Thumbs Up Productions “Britain’s Next Top Model”                                                                                                            March 2013 – April 2013    * Radio Mic Wrangler/Boom Op.

Mixer – Rob Garcia, Director – Marcus Liversedge, Producer – Charlotte Ironmonger.

RSAFilms “KFC Commercials”                                                                                                                                                       August 2012 - Current
 * Boom Op
Mixer – Clive Copland, Director – Mat Kirby, Producer – Casper Delaney.

BBC1’s “Frankie”                                                                                                                                                       September 2012 – December 2012
 * Boom Op Cover, 3 weeks.
Mixer – Roger Slater, Director – Ashley Way, Producer – Erika Hossington.

Sky One’s “The Café                                                                                                                                                                     June 2012 – August 2012
 * Boom Op
Mixer – Simon Bishop, Director – Robin Shepherd, Producer – Sarah Dibsdall

Discovery Channel’s “Dark Matters”                                                                                                                                              May 2012- June 2012
  * Boom Op
Mixer – Andy Paddon, Director – James Tovell, Producer – Dan Gold

RDF Productions “TV’s Biggest Blockbusters”                                                                                                                        March 2012 – May 2012
  * Sound Recordist
Producer/Director – Chris Walley, DOP – Pete Coley

ITV2’s “The Only Way Is Essex” Series 2, 3 & 4.                                      Jan 2011 – Feb 2012, Oct 2011 – Nov 2011& March 2011 – May 2011
  * Boom Op
Mixer – Sam Staples, Director – Alan Sim, Producer, Gyles Neville

BBC2’s “Henry V”                                                                                                                                                              November 2011 – January 2012
  * Boom Op
Mixer – Tim Fraser, Director – Thea Sharrock, Producer – Rupert Ryle-Hodges

ITV1’s “Show me the funny”                                                                                                                                                             May 2011 – June 2011
  * Sound Assistant/Show Crew
Mixer – Richard Merrick, Director – Michael Cumming.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre Production “Swallows and Amazons”                                                                                           December 2010 – Jan 11
  * Sound Tech 2, Radio Mic Wrangler
Mixer – Gerry Hopkins, Director – Tom Morris.

Channel 4 “Skins”                                                                                                                                    July – November 2010
  *  Boom Operator
Mixer – Simon Clark, Producer – Christine Healy.

Happy Films for CITV “Bookaboo”                                                                                                              June/July 2010
 * Boom Operator
Mixer – Malcolm Hirst, Director – Ian Emes, Producer – Lucy Goodman

Prasline Productions “Peter”                                                                                                                          April 2010
 * Boom Operator
Mixer – Merv Gerrard, Director and Producer – Sanjay Kumar.

BON Productions “Booked Out”                                                                                                                   March 2010
 * Boom Operator
Mixer – John Crossland, Director – Bryan O’Neil, Producer – Jonathon Weissler

BBC’s “New Tricks”                                                                                                                                    December 2009
 * Sound Assistant for Episodes 1 and 2.
Mixer – Simon Bishop, Director – Robin Sheppard, Line Producer – Ian Scaife

NFTS Investigative Documentary “GM Foods”                                                                                      November 2009
 * Sound Mixer, recording straight to camera.
Director – Juliet Brown

Film and Video Umbrella “Memory Marathon”                                                                                         November 2009
 Boom Operator/Sound Assistant, walked/jogged 35 miles!!
Mixer – Malcolm Hirst, Director – Simon Pope, Producer – Steven Bode.

NFTS Graduation Fiction Film “The Confession”                                                                                         June 2009
Nominated for Best Live Action Short at The Oscars 2011
 Sound Recordist using a Diva 5.
Director – Tanel Toom

NFTS Graduation Documentary “Merthyr”                                                                                                     May 2009
 * Sound Recordist and Assistant Researcher.
Director – Chris Evans

NFTS Winter Fiction Film "Vicious Love"                                                                                               February 2009
 * Sound Recordist, using Sound Devices 744T.
Director – Nele Hecht

NFTS First Year Film “Hunden”                                                                                                                 October 2008
 * Boom Operator on a five day shoot.
Director – Sebastian Abel

BBC’s “Merlin”                                                                                                                                                   July 2008
 * Boom Operator on the 2nd unit.
Mixer – Adrian Bell

Labry’s Films, “Storm”                                                                                                                                      April 2008
 * Boom Operator for a film promo, using stereo mics.
Mixer – Derek Edwards, Director – Joan Beveridge, Producer – Daniela Bagnoli

BBC’s “Doctors”                                                                                                                               June 2007 - Ongoing
 * Boom Operator on 12 Blocks.
Mixers include – Lee Harrigan and Mark Botfield

Alasdair Ogilvie “Lumps”                                                                                                                       September 2007
 * Sound Recordist and Boom Operator for a short film

BBC Wales, “Torchwood”                                                                          Dailies between July 2007 and January 2008
 * Boom Operator
Mixer – Jeff Matthews

Channel 4 “Skins”                                                                                                                                         August 2007
 * Boom Operator on the 10 minute internet special
Mixer – Ian Richardson

Endemol West – “Brainteaser” and “Gala TV”                                                                     October 2006 – May 2008
 * Sound Assistant/ Mixer cover.
Mixers include – John Bruce and Emyr Wyn Morris

BBC’s “Judge John Deed”                                                                                                 August 2006 - October 2006
 * Sound Assistant and 2nd Boom.
Mixer – Malcolm Hirst

Philip Palmer “Inferno”                                                                                                                                    April 2006
 * Boom operator for a feature film promotional shoot.

Likely Story Ltd “The Other Man”                                                                                                              October 2005
 * Boom operator for a five day short film shoot.

BBC Broadcasting House, Bristol                                                                                                           May/June 2005
 * Three Weeks in Radio Resources doing Live OB’s and Radio Plays.

Simon Bishop, Sound Recordist                 Malcolm Hirst, Sound Recordist                        Simon Clark, Sound Recordist
"New Tricks"                                               "Bookaboo" and "The Memory Marathon".         "Skins"

Referees contact details are available on request.

Download a copy of my CV        JoValeResume