Mason Robert

Robert Mason

Broadcast Professional, Engineering, System Integration, Media Production & Presentation

Name:Robert Mason
Date of birth:8th May 1974
Address:Cambridgeshire, UK
I have been an engineer for as long as I can remember. As soon as I could walk my time was spent helping my father in his workshop. This, coupled with a creative and inquisitive mind-set, has made me who I am today. I pride myself in my pragmatic, ‘hands on’ approach in undertaking any challenge and am adaptable in learning new technologies. My experience in project managing the installation of broadcast critical equipment ensures that any task I carry out is completed to high standard.

With over a decade working within Live Broadcast environments coupled with my extensive experience with all elements of Media Production. I would consider myself to have a well-rounded professional skill set and an accurate appreciation for this industry.


Jun 2004 - present

Ideal Shopping Direct

Senior Broadcast Engineer

Starting at Ideal Shopping Direct PLC as an Assistant Engineer in 2004 I gained the confidence of my colleges and managers and am now Senior Broadcast Engineer responsible for the smooth running of the broadcast systems. My responsibilities are as follows.


  • Maintaining specialist equipment for video production, broadcast and satellite transmission, and interactive media
  • Setting up and monitoring audio/visual links between different locations
  • Installing and testing new facilities and equipment
  • Setting up and operating editing facilities in post-production suites
  • Analysing and rectifying technical faults on equipment and systems
  • Minimising loss of service at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service provision
  • Keeping abreast of constant changes in technology by investigating new systems, techniques and equipment
  • Designing and installing custom audio/visual circuits
  • Repairing hardware, and other broadcast technology systems
  • Interpreting and implementing requests from producers, directors and other colleagues
  • Communicating effectively with members of one’s own and other teams and project members
Jun 2001 - Jun 2004

dB Broadcast

Assistant Engineer

In 2001 I started work at dB Broadcast as an Assistant Engineer working closely with a professional team of Broadcast Experts. Here I was given the necessary internal and external training and support from Philips and Tandberg compression systems to AutoCAD technical design. I was fortunate enough to contribute with projects for many major broadcasters and prestigious events for example, Euro 2004, QVC Studios London, Commonwealth Games 2002 and the BBC.


My role was to assist with:


  • Broadcast system design
  • Prefabrication
  • Integration and Installation
  • Full Handover Documentation
  • Cable Schedules
  • CAD schematic system diagrams

Media Production

May 2011 - present

Media Production

Partner & Freelance

Utilising my creative skill-set, technical and broadcast knowledge I formed a partnership and ran Tallylight Productions that was in operation between 2009 and 2011. Since 2011 I have continued to offer this service on a freelance basis. I have been behind many media productions filming and producing promotional videos for historic land marks, sales and marketing projects, and web based videos. I’ve also personally made three motorcycle adventure documentaries, filming from varied locations including some of the most desolate environments.


With all productions I’ve been involved in every aspect and am proficient with:


  • Producing,
  • Directing,
  • Video Editing,
  • Motion Graphics and Graphic Design,
  • Filming,
  • Lighting,
  • Still Photography,
  • Presenting and Narration.


1993 - 2001

Employment Pre 2001

Hansatech Ltd.

Production Technician: Assembling and developing production techniques for new customers and products within the electronic manufacturing industry.

System Test Engineer: Inspection and final test and fault finding of complex chassis as well as the assembly of diagrams and test procedures with the aid of custom built test equipment.


Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd.

Quality Assurance Test Engineer: Research and Development, Product Development, Product Testing and Quality Assurance with digital radio handsets and headsets.


Multitone Electronics Plc.

Electronics Technician: Component level servicing and repair to Telecommunication Equipment, Pagers, Transceivers and Fixed Equipment Transmitters / Transceivers.


Sep 1985 - Jul 1995

School and College

Downham Market High School – 1985-1988

Springwood High School – 1988-1990

Norfolk College of Arts and Technology – 1990-1995


GCSE Passes:

    • Mathematics
    • English
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Geography


BTEC First Diploma in Engineering

C & G Electrical Installations Part 1

C & G Electronic Servicing Analogue & Digital Part 2

AutoCAD 2002LT Foundations

Philips Digital Broadcasting Basics

Contact info
AddressCambridgeshire, UK

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