Gregory Ovenden

Sound

PROFILE

Greg is an Outside Broadcast Sound Engineer with almost 10 years of experience. Rigging and operating sound equipment on outside broadcasts for all positions including commentary, pitch-side presentation, studio, reporter and so on.

Greg is skilled in Location Sound Recording and Post Production Sound for documentaries, junkets, short films, feature films and online promotions. With a wide range of technical skills, Greg is friendly to work with, makes any shoot go as smoothly as possible and is a real team player.

 

EXPERIENCE: Credits
Cop28 Dubai
NEP Bow TieEventsSound Supervisor
World Athletics Championships Budapest
NEPSportSound Engineer
Canoe World Slalom Championships
TimelineSportSound Engineer
SailGP (Spanish feed)
TimelineSportSound Supervisor
Multiple Events
SoundCreditCorporateSound Supervisor
Goodwood Members Meet/Revival
GravityEventsSound
Nitro RallyCross
NEPSportSound
BT Rugby Union
EMGSportSound
ITV FA Cup
NEPSportSound
Wimbledon Tennis Championships
NEP
for BBC
SportSound
ITV Darts
TimelineSportSound
6 Nations Rugby
TimelineSportSound
BBC Springwatch/ Autumnwatch/Winterwatch

9 series. 2014 to 2018

ArenaNatural HistorySound
ITV Royal Variety Performance
ArenaEventsSound/Comms Engineer
BBC VJ Day Live
ArenaEventsSound
BBC D-Day 75th Anniversary Bayeux
ArenaEventsSound
BBC Festival of Remembrance
ArenaEventsSound
BBC Songs of Praise Live
ArenaReligionSound
BBC Midnight Mass
ArenaReligionSound
BBC Young Musician
ArenaAwards ShowSound / Comms Engineer
The Earthshot Prize
ArenaAwards ShowSound / Comms Engineer
Teaching Awards
ArenaAwards ShowSound
ITV Soap Awards
ArenaAwards ShowSound
Mercury Music Prize
ArenaAwards ShowSound
Brit Awards Youtube Links Show
TimelineAwards ShowSound
BBC Reading Festival
ArenaMusicSound / Comms Engineer
BBC Glastonbury Livestream 2021
ArenaMusicSound / Comms Engineer
BBC The Glastonbury Experience 2020
ArenaMusicSound
BBC Glastonbury Festival
ArenaMusicSound
FIFA Stay at Home Show
ArenaeSportsSound
ITV Darts Open
ArenaSportSound Assistant
ITV Darts Open 2020
ArenaSportSound / Shadow Sound Guarantee
BBC The London Marathon
ArenaSportSound
BBC T20s Cricket
ArenaSportSound
BBC The Hundred Cricket
ArenaSportSound
BBC Wimbledon
ArenaSportSound
Sky Fishomania
ArenaSportSound
BBC Countryfile One Man and His Dog
ArenaEventsSound
Goodwood Revival/ Festival of Speed
ArenaSportSound
2014 IPC Athletics European Championship
ArenaSportSound
Channel 4 - Crufts
ArenaEventsSound
Amazon Autumn International Rugby
ArenaSportSound
ITV 6 Nations Rugby
ArenaSportSound
Channel 4 European Rugby Champions Cup
ArenaSportSound
Sky Pro12/14 Rugby
ArenaSportSound
European Rugby Champions Cup
ArenaSportSound
Sky Autumn International Rugby
ArenaSportSound
Sky Rugby 7s
ArenaSportSound
Sky RFU Championship
ArenaSportSound
BBC Cymru U20s 6 Nations Rugby
ArenaSportSound
BT Rugby Union
TelegenicSportSound
BT NLF Football
TimelineSportSound
BBC FA Cup Football
Arena & TimelineSportSound
BBC WSL
TimelineSportSound
BT EPL Football
TelegenicSportSound
BT PLP Football
TelegenicSportSound
ITV EURO 2020

Maidstone Studios Rig

ArenaSportSound
ITV England Friendlies Football

(Home & Away Matches)

Arena & NEPSportSound
ITV Women's World Cup Qualifiers Football
ArenaSportSound
ITV Community Shield Football
ArenaSportSound
Sky Women's Super League
CTV & Arena
for Sky Sports
SportSound
BT FA Cup Football
ArenaSportSound
BT English Premier League Football
ArenaSportSound
Europa League Football
ArenaSportSound
2012 Olympic Games
OBSSportSound / Commentary Systems Operator
CONTACT DETAILS

For all bookings please call (+44) 020 7287 6110 or email hello@tovs.co.uk

QUALIFICATIONS

Ravensbourne: September 2009 to July 2012
First Class BA Honours Degree in Sound Design

EQUIPMENT

EQUIPMENT OWNED:
1 Sound Devices 633 6 Channel Mixer/Recorder with breakout
1 Sound Devices MixPre3-ii
1 Sennheiser 416 shotgun microphone
2 Sennheiser G3 radio microphone TX with ME2 lavalier mics
2 Sennheiser G3 radio microphone RX with XLR
4 DPA4060 cabled lapel microphone with adapters for G3 radios
2 Sony ECM77B cabled lapel microphone
1 Telinga parabolic reflector
1 Rode NTG2 shotgun microphone
2 Sennheiser HD25 headphones
1 5 pin Lemo to Lemo timecode lead for SD633/744T
1 Lemo to BNC timecode lead for SD633/744T
1 Swit SC302 NP-1 2-Way Charger
2 Hawk-Woods NP35
2 Boom poles

EQUIPMENT USED

Microphone handling, boom operating, radio microphones.
Location, post production and studio sound; recording, mixing, editing, track-lay and Foley.
ENG/PSC recording.
Operating Sound Devices and SQN mixers and recorders.
Operational knowledge of various mixing consoles.
Understanding of audio manipulation eg. EQ, compression, noise gates, reverb.
Soldering and cable repair – XLR, BNC, N-Type, Cat5.
Building custom patch panels for RF equipment integration.
Operational knowledge of Sennheiser and Wisycom RF systems.
Programming radio talkback handsets.
Completed Sennheiser, Dante and Riedel training courses.
In-house PAT trained.
Basic Riedel operation.
Working knowledge of Pro Tools LE8 to 12, Reaper, Logic Pro.
Experience using DaVinci Resolve video editing.
Use of OBS live streaming software.

ADDITIONAL INFO

SELECTION OF LOCATION SOUND RECORDING CREDITS:
Bompass and Parr
Talisker Distillery/Isle of Skye Sea Salt Company Immersive Experience
Raindown
Greenpeace: Kids vs Car Supremacy Short
Build Africa: Schools for Ugandan Villages Short
BBC South East
Our Lives: Punjab United
Inside Out: Women in Football Debate
BBC NHU
Springwatch: Grey Shrike in the Forest of Dean VT
Ladbible Junkets
Sting and Shaggy Interviews
Black Panther Junket
Ferdinand Junket
Flux Media
Felix Cat Food Augmented Reality Promo
BBC Tomorrows World at the Natural History Museum
Gucci and Bjork Interviews
BBC NHU/The One Show
Grass Snakes Swimming VT
Great Spotted Woodpecker Drumming VT
BBC One
Future Tense, 150 Years of HG Wells documentary

EXPERIENCE: Employment
April 2014 -
Nov 2021
Senior Sound Engineer
Arena Television
Rigging and operating audio equipment for sports outside broadcast operations. Rigging and monitoring commentary positions, studios and reporter positions for sports broadcasts. Ensuring smooth operations of the outdoor sound element of all outside broadcasts. Repair and maintenance of equipment, populating and soldering PCBs and other bespoke cabling solutions. Arranging hires and purchases for most OBs. Ordering and restocking consumable equipment e.g. batteries. Preparing kit for specific jobs and organising it for multiple tenders. Task managing the team. Working with talent in the field. Maintaining good relationships with hire companies and repair departments. Working with and supporting freelance sound engineers with company equipment and working practices.
Nov 2013 -
April 2014
Freelance Sound Supervisor/Rigging/Remote Sound
SoundCredit
Rigging, sound supervising and location sound mixing for a company that specialises in live broadcasting for corporate events. Rigging PAs, audio mixing desks, ISDN lines, miking presenters/speakers, and mixing audio to broadcast-level standards.
Aug 2012 -
April 2014
Freelance Sound Supervisor and Location Sound Recordist
MTN, Capital Studios
Studio sound supervisor and technician for Farsi-speaking television network. Covered many genres of programming from the news, entertainment programs and a regular One Show style chat show.. Other duties included maintenance of sound equipment in kit room and occasional post production duties along with location sound recording. Broadcast internationally live or recorded as-live.
2009 -
Present
Freelance Sound Recordist, Post Production Sound Mixer
The Sound Farmer
Operating a range of location sound equipment, booming and mixing hundreds of short films, documentaries, promotional videos, junkets and live streams. Often completing post production sound mixing and design for many of those projects.