Technical Instructor, Media
I joined the BBC in 1968 as a Technical Operator and started at Television Centre training to be a studio cameraman. I worked my way up the ranks from Cable Puller to Dolly Op to Cameraman to Senior Cameraman. I worked on programmes such as Doctor Who, Top of the Pops, Tomorrow's World, Blue Peter, Grange Hill, Newsnight, as well as talk shows, drama series, period dramas and sport.
In 1983 I trained as a Vision Mixer and worked on a wide variety of studio programmes and Outside Broadcasts. I moved from London in 1988 to live in the West Country, where I worked for BBC South West based in Plymouth. I went freelance a year later and worked as Cameraman, Sound Recordist and Vision Mixer for BBC, Sky TV and independent production companies, including Denham Productions and Twofour Television.
My career in education began in 1999 when I joined CSV Media in Plymouth. During a six-year period with CSV Media, I wrote several Community Media courses for the Open College Network and worked with community groups and individuals providing training in video production.
I moved to Cornwall in 2005 when I joined the Falmouth's Media Resources as a Technical Instructor.
I still produce videos of my own - mainly art/music videos. I write, record and perform as a musician and am still an active stills photographer.
Publications and research outputs
Wilson, Mike(2012), Connecting Communities: Universities partnering with business to unlock creative potential in rural communities, British Council, Singapore, (Published)