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POSITIONS
Managing Director
Mike Westgate Sound Ltd

Technical Director
Sound Techniques (Professional audio sales and rental)

Past Chairman
New Zealand Film & Video Technicians Guild

Non-resident Tutor (Audio)
South Seas Film & Television School

Non-resident Tutor (Audio)
UNITEC New Zealand

AFFILIATIONS
Member, BECTU Union (UK) Recordist/Mixer No:29629

Full Member, Association of Motion Picture Sound (UK) No:285

WORK HISTORY
Mike Westgate Sound Ltd
Auckland, New Zealand. 1978–present
Sound mixer on 15 feature films and 64 documentaries. Serviced 13 North American MOW/Mini Series and 7 North American episodic series productions for ABC, CBC, BBC, NBC, Disney, Alliance, Atlantis, Universal, Columbia Tristar, Sony Television and Discovery Channel. Ten international expeditions for the Cousteau Society and Jean-Michel Ocean Futures Society. Worked extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia, the Pacific, and various Asian countries.

VidCom (NZ) Ltd
Auckland, New Zealand. 1975–1978
Imported to New Zealand to help establish New Zealand's first colour/broadcast capable video facility and production house
(Vidcom was the 12th world-wide). Responsible for all sound engineering, location recording and post-production mixing.

 
 

British Foreign Office: Overseas Development Administration
Malawi. 1972–1975
Seconded to the Government of Malawi, Southern Africa as Chief Technical Officer, to the Information Department of the the
Office of the President. Managed a large technical facility and selected and trained staff to operate various technical facilities for the President, Ministries and other Government departments.

BBC TV Film Dept
Ealing, London, UK. 1969–1972
Based at Ealing Studios and trained as a sound recordist for a year, then attached to sound post-production transfer suites and dubbing theatres around London.

   Recording President Banda's speech whilst a 'Special Branch' guy looks on!
 

ATV Network Ltd
Elstree, Hertfordshire, UK. 1966–1969
Sound assistant and boom operator – working on a wide range of live and recorded television drama and light entertaiment shot in studio and on location.

StageSound Ltd
London, UK.1964–1966
Sound engineer in charge of servicing a wide range of recording and reproducing equipment used for major theatre productions, son et lumieres and fashion shows.

   Operating a Mole Boom with an AKG-D25 mic - TV Drama 1967
 

Rank-Organisation
London, UK. 1961–1964
Trained as electronics technician in colour television development laboratory.
Gained City and Guilds General Engineering Cert.

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