What the f*** is a Sound Supervisor?
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!
Global Citizen Live - Livewire - Audio Guarantee / Pres. Sound Supervisor
The Wall - Remarkable (for the BBC) - Audio Guarantee
Life & Rhymes - Sky - Sound Supervisor (S1 & S2) - **BAFTA for Best Entertainment Programme 2020**
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - Gallowgate - Audio Guarantee
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
The Country House - BBC Worldwide - Sound Supervisor
Lift Music - BBC Music - 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