My main employment, and accounting for the remaining 4 days of my week I work as Film and Digital Media Technician to the digital arts branch of Swindon Borough Council. I am responsible for maintaining facilities, handling rental of equipment and space. I provide technical consultancy throughout the council and the production and maintenance of our web content. I am also responsible for a number of budgets, amounting to £12,000 annually, for the purchase and maintenance of supplies and equipment.
Owing to the varied nature of our business, I am often called upon to use film and edit high definition video; encode video for the web as well as a variety of other uses; edit digital photography using Photoshop and I am in the process of developing a PHP and mySQL booking system to automate our rentals.
As mentioned previously, I have recently added a large scale project to my list of responsibilities. I am co-organising a ‘battle of the bands’ style event, involving nine bands; a four month radio programme with the local station, Brunel FM; text voting and four live events.