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Neil Garner

Training for TV Ltd.
After studying music at the University of Surrey and teacher training in Bath, Neil Garner joined the BBC as a Post Production Operator, working on a wide range of tasks from transmission to telecine and editing to quality assessment.

In 1990 he joined the team at the BBC Academy’s residential training centre - Wood Norton, and has been a full time broadcast trainer ever since. During his time with the BBC, Neil developed a range of commercial courses and lead many large projects, working with overseas broadcasters as well as all the main UK players.

In 2006 Neil set up his Training for TV, which now provides a range of training courses to a wide variety of customers throughout the world. He has taught in more than 25 different countries. In addition to his own training skills, Neil now has a network of associates he can call on to help deliver his projects and expand the volume and range of content on offer.

Neil teaches a broad range of subjects across the whole operational curriculum, specialising in technical knowledge based training, such as video, audio and digital systems training. However, on the practical side, he is also well known for his Vision Mixing, Gallery Skills and Quality Monitoring courses, and has delivered product training on equipment as diverse as location cameras and studio sound desks. In recent years he has also become an expert in the Grass Valley iTX system, providing most of the training requirement to EMEA and Asia.

Neil has lots of experience of designing, planning and delivering large training projects and regularly provides training consultancy to major broadcasters and manufacturers.
Although Neil now owns and manages Training for TV Ltd., he still tries to spend a good deal of his time doing what he likes most... teaching.