What the f*** is a  Sound Supervisor?

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In Television, the 'Sound Supervisor' is the person who is ultimately responsible for the programme audio (what the listener at home hears).

Generally - in the UK - we'll be backed-up by a "Guarantee Engineer" who is the person tasked with looking after talkback (comms) and all the audio infrastructure, such that if something should happen whilst we're on-air and our fingers are busy mixing, we've got someone who knows the rig inside out and can dive in.
 

We will normally mix the show or event from a control room attached to the studio, or a truck parked next to, or away from, the stage, set or studio. So we choose a "floor" team who become our eyes and ears at the business end of things, and it's these floor sound assistants whose job it is to fit microphones to talent, liaise with bands and do changeovers, and generally keep things running whilst we sit in the nicely air conditioned room sliding things up and down or twisting knobs, and eating all the free snacks.

Want to read a long list of things I've done? Well, it's your lucky day!

The State Funeral of HRH Queen Elizabeth ii - (ITN) - Sound Guarantee ('the Route')

Westlife Live from Wembley - (Livewire) - Sound Supervisor

Billie Eilish's Overheater, Live from the O2 - (Mercury) - Sound Supervisor

Romeo & Duet - (GOAT Films) - Co Sound Sup. (Music)

The National Lottery Big Jubilee Street Party - (ITV) - Sound Guarantee. (Music)

Concert for Ukraine - (ITV) - Sound Sup. (Music)

AJ Tracey X Hennasey - (Hennasey) - Sound Supervisor

Walk the Line - (Lifted / SYCO for ITV) - Co Sound Sup. (Music)

Global Citizen Live - Livewire - Audio Guarantee / Pres. Sound Supervisor

Above & Beyond // ABGT450 - (Live Broadcast & Recording) - Sound Supervisor

The Wall - Remarkable (for the BBC) - Audio Guarantee

Jack Garratt Live at the Eventim Apollo - (Live Album & Film) - Universal Music - Producer, Mixer

 

Life & Rhymes - Sky - Sound Supervisor (S1 & S2) - **BAFTA for Best Entertainment Programme 2020**

 

Philharmonia, Live from the RFH - Livewire (Hattrick) - Audio Guarantee

 

Steph's Packed Lunch - Expectation Entertainment - Sound Supervisor

Love Island (UK)  -NEP - Audio Guarantee (2018)  **BAFTA for Best Reality and Constructed Factual 2018**

The Circle (UK) - NEP - Sound Supervisor & Audio Guarantee

 

Paradise Hotel - Fox - Installation Audio Guarantee

 

Fleabag ('NT Live' - Worldwide) - CBS/NT - Audio Guarantee

 

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - Gallowgate - Audio Guarantee

 

Ray Winstone's Sicily - SWR - Dubbing Mixer

 

Hero Challenge - EPT - Sound Supervisor

 

Tidal X: Emelie Sandé - Tidal - Sound Supervisor

 

RBS 6 Nations Rugby - 6Nations Ltd - International Sound Supervisor

 

The BAFTAs (Television) - E! - Sound Mixer

 

DanTDM: Live from The Eventim Apollo - Endemol Shine UK - Sound Supervisor

 

Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday - ITV -  Sound Mixer

Big Brother UK / Celebrity Big Brother UK - Endemol Shine UK - Sound Designer / Sound Mixer

 

ASAP 20 - ABS-CBN - Sound Supervisor

 

The Country House - BBC Worldwide - Sound Supervisor

 

Lift Music - BBC Music - Sound Supervisor

 

The Ibiza Weekender - TwoFour / ITV - Sound Supervisor

 

Educating Yorkshire / East London / Cardiff / Manchester- TwoFour Productions - Sound Supervisor / Mixer

 

Up All Night [Series] - Firecracker Films - Sound Supervisor

 

David Brent: Life on the Road [World Premier] - Sassy - Sound Supervisor

 

Gay Pride London - London Live - Sound Supervisor

 

The Graham Norton Show - SO TV - Sound Department

 

Alan Carr; Chatty Man - Open Mike - Sound Department

 

Sunday Scoop - ITV - Sound No1

 

Backchat with Jack Whitehall - Tiger Aspect - Grams Op.

 

The Voice UK - Wall to Wall - Sound Department

 

Derren Brown: Miracle - Vaudville Productions - Sound Department

Full CV Available on Request