Nick Swain

Vision Mixer

Contact Details

For all bookings please call (+44) 020 7287 6110 or email

This CV may be kept on file and distributed for employment purposes.


Having worked in TV for over 25 years, Nick is at home on any production from sport through LE, news and childrens either live or rec. Although specialising in vision mixing, Nick has worked in a variety of roles during that period, including sound mixing, lighting, vision control, VT operations, simple editing and some news directing.
Nick can bring a wealth of experience to any production.

Selected Credits

Dancing on Ice ExtraEntertainmentITVVision Mixer
The Avenue Of Stars All Stars PartyEntertainmentITVVision Mixer
ITV 50th AnniversaryEntertainmentITVVision Mixer
Millionaire ManorEntertainmentBBCVision Mixer
In It To Win ItEntertainmentITVVision Mixer
Lottery DrawsEntertainmentBBCVision Mixer
Harry Potter At The CastleEntertainmentITVVision Mixer
Come And Have A GoEntertainmentBBCVision Mixer
Weapons Of Mass DistractionEntertainmentITVVision Mixer
TV MeltdownEntertainmentTargetVision Mixer
Egg HeadsQuiz / Game ShowBBC2Vision Mixer
Match Of The Day SportBBCVision Mixer
Match Of The Day 2SportBBCVision Mixer
Football FocusSportITVVision Mixer
Final ScoreSportITVVision Mixer
GrandstandSportBBCVision Mixer
London MarathonSportBBCVision Mixer
6 Nations RugbySportBBCVision Mixer
LIVE matches and linking
Football On FiveSportFiveVision Mixer
The CrunchChildrensNickelodeonVision Mixer
XchangeChildrensBBCVision Mixer
CBBC linksChildrensCBBCVision Mixer
Panorama - Troops Out?Current AffairsBBCVision Mixer
Going Cold TurkeyCurrent AffairsBBCVision Mixer
Jonathan DimblebyCurrent AffairsBBCVision Mixer
Richard & JudyCurrent AffairsChannel 4Vision Mixer
The Big DebateCurrent AffairsTeachers TVVision Mixer
British Book Awards 2005/6EventsVariousVision Mixer
Teachers TV LaunchEventsTeachers TVVision Mixer
One BBC AwardsEventsBBCVision Mixer
Saturday Kitchen LiveFoodBBCVision Mixer
The One Show LiveDaytimeBBCVision Mixer
Battle Of The Popstars LiveMusicChannel 4Vision Mixer
Sports Relief Mile LiveLight EntertainmentBBCVision Mixer
Richard & Judy Christmas BooksChat ShowCactus for Channel 4Vision Mixer

Employment History

ITNVision Mixer / Technical Director1993 - 2000

Equipment Used

Equipment: Grass Valley/Sony/BTS/Charisma/Abacus/Magic/Golden Dave etc

Additional Information

Nick has experience in using all Grass Valley Mixers and has attended an advanced course at Grass Valley California on the GVG 4000 in June 1999. He also has experience using Philips and Sony Mixers and a Magic Dave DVE/ Mixer. Nick has attended an advanced programming course on the Questech Charisma DVE and is experienced in programming and using both Charisma 8 and 10 with multiple channels.

While at ITN Nick has been closely involved with their projects department advising on the choice of equipment, control room design and developing custom designed computer systems for controlling routing matrices and DVE's.

For the first six years at ITN Nick was employed as a Sound Supervisor working on all ITN's output including special programmes such as General Elections involving multiple sources and complex communications systems. When ITN moved to their new headquarters in Grays Inn Road he was instrumental in the planning of the studio sound installation and helped train his colleagues in the use of some of the equipment.

Nick left the sound department in 1993 to set up a new ITN World News operation, which involved a one man operated control room producing up to eight live transmissions per day. The operation called for somebody with previous experience in both Sound Mixing, Vision Mixing, Lighting and Camera operation so he was able to draw on earlier experience as well as developing directing skills.

BBC TELEVISION 1979 - 1987

After joining the BBC when Nick was 18 years old, he went through the classic BBC training of A, B and C courses, during which time he learnt Vision Mixing in BBC Television News. Nick also attained other skills such as Lighting, Vision Control and Sound Mixing before becoming a full time Sound Supervisor in 1982, a position Nick held until he left to join ITN in 1987.