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Rob Locke known as Rob Locke

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BSc(Hons) Physics with Microelectronics
BBC ETSI B part2 C part2


Rob leads the Sound and Live Event production Course and lectures on both of the Lighting and Live Event courses and has a wealth of industry experience from employers such as the BBC, S4C, OBS.

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Main Teaching subjects and course leadership
Video Technology
TV Lighting
Flying and Rigging Design
Project Management


Career Summary

Worked for the BBC for 20 years first as a Sound Engineer and later moved to vision control as an operator and then a Lighting and Vision Supervisor. Took on role of Operational Technical Coordinator for both News and Sport as well as corporate events and productions. During this time managed a team of 20 as a Craft Coordinator and line manager. Became a Technical Advisor with Production and Operational Development (POD) and designed one of the UKs only “live” VR studios. Was also involved in motion capture using Animazoo mechanical suits and associated live animation projects. Coordinated the BBC role during the building of Wales Millennium Centre.
While at UoG and then USW has worked and organised many collaborative productions giving students extensive and involved experience in those events. Fashion Shows, Cinemas, Showcase Events, Sport. Spent some time organising student placements on the Broadcast Training Scheme at Olympic Broadcasting Services for London 2012. 25 students trained and successfully placed in technical roles for the Olympics who went onto broadcast careers. He also worked for OBS during the games in Cardiff in the TOC cabin.

He has built up a satellite broadcast system that can be deployed anywhere in the world and again provides opportunities for students to learn about real world scenarios and events.


Occasional multicamera Vision Mixer and Director for corporate events, keeping current with the work environment.


Training Videos – Zero 88
Animazoo instruction video, shoot, light and edit
Bespoke Training Courses – Leeds University Union

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