Mike Leaback

Vision Engineer

Vision Guarantee

Vision Supervisor

PROFILE

Working on a wide range of productions from news to children’s TV over the last 30 years in some of the most challenging parts of the world.

Mike has an in depth knowledge of the production process from camera to edit master.

 

EXPERIENCE: Credits
Winter Love Island 2023/24

Rig

ITVReality TVGuarantee Engineer
Big Brother 2023
ITVReality TVTechnical Producer
Love Island Australia 2023
ITVReality TVGuarantee Engineer
King Charles Coronation Parliament Square

World Feed UHD and HDR

BBC Events/VividEventsVision Supervisor
Queen Elizabeth's Funeral

In Westminster

NEP
for BBC
EventsVision / Racks Engineer
Love Island UK & Australia
ITVReality TVGuarantee Engineer
British Open Golf
NBCSportVision Engineer
Jet Set
NetflixQuiz / Game ShowGuarantee Engineer
Burberry Fashion Show
BurberryEventsGuarantee Engineer
BBC Music @ The Roundhouse
CTV OBMusicVision Supervisor
The Circle
NEP
for Channel 4 & Netflix
Reality TVGuarantee Engineer
Big Brother
Roll To Record
for C5
Reality TVLead Guarantee Engineer (all series)
Royal Wedding / Windsor
BBCEventsVision Engineer
Royal Wedding / Westminster
BBCEventsVision Engineer
5 Guys
NEPCorporateGuarantee Engineer
Big Brother
Roll To Record
for C4
Reality TVVision Engineer/ Vision Supervisor
Sir David Frost interviews Benazir Bhutto
PBS
for BBC
Current AffairsEIC
Sir David Frost interviews Ravadan Karadch
PBS
for BBC
Current AffairsEIC
Sir David Frost interviews Nick Leeson
PBS
for BBC
Current AffairsEIC
Tweenies
BBCChildrensVision Engineer
MTV Studios Camden
MTVMusicTechnical Manager/ Vision Supervisor
PGA Golf Tour
IMG MediaSportVision Engineer
Wimbledon SABC
NEPSportVision Engineer
NBC News
NBCNewsBroadcast Engineer
CBS News
CBSNewsBroadcast Engineer
CONTACT DETAILS

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

EDUCATION

1984 – 86 Ravensbourne College of Art and Design
BTEC Higher National Diploma Communications Engineering (television and broadcasting): Passed with merit

ADDITIONAL INFO

OUTSIDE BROADCAST VISION SUPERVISOR
Over 20 years experience in OBs, managing and planning equipment and crews on a wide range of productions all over the world.
Live Multi Camera, Sports, Reality, News, Concerts, Drama, Award Shows, Magazine Shows

VISION ENGINEER
Accustomed to fitting into and working as part of a team on many large productions. Clients include Broadcasters, OB Facilities, Production Companies and Studios.
Able to work in many roles. In depth understanding of the production process from acquisition to transmission.
Systems Design and installation of complex production systems MCR BT Lines Satellite Co-ordination IBA Lines Installation Caption/graphics systems Vision mixers & Routers Edit Systems Operation Operating and maintaining complex production systems Live – Enjoys working under pressure in a “Live to network” environment High Definition.
Over 10 years experience in HD systems and a good working knowledge of 4K UHD.

VISION CONTROL (RACKS) FOR STUDIOS, OBs & PSC
Expert Colour Grading and matching Multi Camera Productions. Experienced with all major camera systems. Working with many established Lighting Directors to craft and polish the “Look of the Show “. Comfortable working in the Live environment. Music is a speciality.

EVS INSTALLATION/ ENGINEERING
Having worked with EVS’s in many environments, he has extensive experience of their installation and configuration and a solid basic knowledge of the operation of these complex and ubiquitous pieces of equipment.

VTR OPERATION
Good working knowledge of all the major recording formats. Some experience with studio operation, sports replays, and EVS.

NEWS / UPLINK ENGINEER
Trained and experienced in Flyaway construction and operation.
Working for NBC and CBS News, setting up and running all technical aspects of a temporary News installation.
US invasion Somalia ~ South African elections 1994 ~ 50th D-Day Celebrations Normandy

STUDIO TECHNICAL MANAGER
Dealing with all aspects of managing a busy studio, from crews to artists.
Working at MTV Europe’s production centre responsible for the daily technical and safety issues within the studio.