Mike Leaback

Vision Engineer

Contact Details

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

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Working on a wide range of productions from news to children's TV over the last 10 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.

Selected Credits

V FestivalMusicCTV OB
for Channel 4
Vision Engineer
Big Brother Reality TVRoll To Record
for Channel 4
& Channel 5
Vision Engineer
(all series)
Celebrity Big BrotherReality TVRoll To Record
for Channel 4
& Channel 5
Vision Engineer
(all series)
iTunes FestivalMusicCTV OBVision Engineer
Take That:
The Circus Live at Wembley
for ITV
& for DVD
Vision Engineer
Saturday KitchenFoodBBC TwoVision Engineer
TweeniesChildrensBBC Vision Engineer
Mind GamesScience & NatureBBCVision Engineer
Full On FoodFoodBBCVision Engineer
SmileChildrensBBC TwoVision Engineer
Good Food LIVEFoodBBCVision Engineer
Battle of the Books ChildrensBBCVision Engineer
Fantasy FootballSportITV 1Vision Engineer
Call My BluffQuiz / Game ShowBBCVision Engineer
Ready Steady CookFoodChannel 4Vision Engineer
Fifteen to One Quiz / Game ShowChannel 4Vision Engineer
24Hr QuizQuiz / Game ShowITVVision Engineer
SalonQuiz / Game ShowChannel 4Vision Engineer
ShatteredQuiz / Game ShowChannel 4Vision Engineer
Richard and JudyDaytimeChannel 4Vision Engineer
Egyptian Mummies LiveFactual EntertainmentHBOVision Engineer
Commonwealth GamesSportBBCVision Engineer
FimblesChildrensBBCVision Engineer
Friday Night at the DomeEventsChannel 4Vision Engineer
Parallel 9ChildrensBBCVision Engineer
PGA Golf TourSportIMG MediaVision Engineer
The Ryder Cup SportSku SportsVision Engineer
British Open GolfSportABCVision Engineer
Lilihammar OlympicsSportEuricaVision Engineer
South African ElectionsCurrent AffairsNBCVision Engineer
Sir David Frost interviews Benazir BhuttoCurrent AffairsPBS
for BBC
Vision Engineer
Sir David Frost interviews Ravadan KaradchCurrent AffairsPBS
for BBC
Vision Engineer
Sir David Frost interviews Nick LeesonCurrent AffairsPBS
for BBC
Vision Engineer
Earth, Wind and Fire ConcertMusicBruniVision Engineer
Speed Skating NaganoSportABCVision Engineer
GlastonburyMusicChannel 4Vision Engineer
The Damnation of Faust
at the ENO
MusicBBCVision Engineer
British Fashion AwardsAwards ShowChannel 4Vision Engineer
Pink Floyd Concert Musicfor DVDVision Engineer
at Earls Court
Freddie Mercury TributeMusicfor DVDVision Engineer
Phoenix FestivalMusicfor DVDVision Engineer
Spice Girls Concert in IstanbulMusicfor DVD
(19 Music)
Vision Engineer


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

Additional Information

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 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 a speciality. 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. PRODUCTION TECHNICAL MANAGER Working for Sir David Frost. Planning and supervising 3 camera interview installations in highly unpred