Mike Bird


Contact Details

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Since leaving the BBC in the early 90's, Mike's freelance work has given him an even broader experience of the outside world, from running a business to multi-tasking in broadcast/media/film work, from web design to video editing and production. Quick to learn new disciplines and equipment and with a deep understanding of the underlying skills involved in audio and video production, whether that be on a small documentary shoot or a large OB like Springwatch where he ran the video, sound, mini cams and comms operation for a location.

Mike started his career at the BBC in Bristol as part of the Audio Unit and he covered all sound operations involved in radio and video/film programme making, working on a variety of programmes ranging from natural history to radio drama and generally being involved in all stages of program making from the rehearsal room to the final dub.

As a BBC Sound Supervisor/Recordist, Sound Assistant or Boom Op, his experience covered all types of sound operations and recordist work, across all genres. Inside and outside of the studio or on OB's and single camera operations (including film drama), this experience has included Sound Mixing and Sound Supervision, Pole/Boom and Fisher Boom work, news gathering, radio mics, comms and also music PA systems.

Selected Credits

Rugby World Cup 2019 SportHost BroadcasterSound/Comms Supervisor
Fly away rig and broadcast (Comms. and Audio)
Football World Cup - JapanSportHost BroadcasterSound Supervisor
Studio and Compound Technical Liaison (Comms, Audio and Camera feeds)
WimbledonSportHost BroadcasterSound Assistant
Commonwealth Games 2010SportHost BroadcasterSound Assistant
Maundy ServiceEventsCorporateSound Supervisor
Glastonbury - Jazz StageMusicBBCSound Assistant
Pobol y CwmDramaBBCSound Assistant
Mercury AwardsMusicBBCSound Assistant
Reading FestivalMusicBBCSound Assistant
The Open SportHost BroadcasterSound Assistant
Bill Oddie’s – Spring Watch Factual EntertainmentBBCSound
Audio, Comms + mini cams
BBC News & SportsCurrent AffairsBBCSound Supervisor
CasualtyDramaBBCSound Recordist
Royal AscotSportBBCSound Assistant
Olympics London 2012SportHost BroadcasterSound
Rugby Union and League SportBBCSound
Internationals, Six Nations & Club
60 Minute MakeoverFactual EntertainmentC4 Sound Recordist
All Leagues/FA Cup
WatchdogFactual EntertainmentBBCSound Recordist
Middle ClassesDocumentaryBBCSound Recordist
UCI Track Cycling World ChampionshipsSportFrench TVSound
Eastbourne International Tennis SportBBCSound
CountryfileFactual EntertainmentBBCSound Recordist
The Clothes ShowLight EntertainmentBBCSound Recordist
Liquid AssetsDocumentaryChannel 4Sound Recordist
So you think you’re a Good Driver DocumentaryBBCSound Recordist
Sound & Mini Cams
On SafariChildrensITVSound Recordist
Top GearEntertainmentBBCSound Recordist
British Touring CarsSportHost BroadcasterSound Recordist
The Speed Academy - Le MansSportITVSound Recordist

Employment History

BBC BristolAudio Unit01/82-01/92In my ten years at BBC Bristol, my continual training in broadcasting covered a very wide area of experience in Radio and Film/Television sound, in the studio, on location and on OB’s. It gave me the platform to continually acquire new skills and knowledge, in technique and the technology connected with broadcasting as well as the artistic side of program making.