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David Aitken

Producer/Director & Edit Producer

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Glasgow

About Me

At ease running large crews, I have wealth of experienced making shows for the BBC and Ch 4. I am adept at producing high profile presenting talent, and comfortable coaxing performances from less experienced contributors. I script with flair, and have put words into the mouths of Bob Monkhouse, Phil & Kirstie, Rik Mayall and Dara O'Briain,... Read More

At ease running large crews, I have wealth of experienced making shows for the BBC and Ch 4. I am adept at producing high profile presenting talent, and comfortable coaxing performances from less experienced contributors. I script with flair, and have put words into the mouths of Bob Monkhouse, Phil & Kirstie, Rik Mayall and Dara O'Briain, to name but a few.

I am dependable, versatile and calm under pressure. As a former BBC staffer, I am professionally trained and understand the production process from beginning to end. With a quick thinking, problem solving approach, I always aim to deliver and believe firmly that you can only make engaging programmes if you, and those you work with, enjoy the process.

Email: david.aitken74@gmail.com Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 12th Apr 2018

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Edit Producer / Hardball / BBC 1 / Youngest Media / Mar 2018 to Apr 2018 / Alex McLeod
Edit ProducerHardballBBC 1Youngest Media Mar 18 - Apr 18Alex McLeod
Edit Producer / Fifteen to One / Channel 4 / Remedy Productions / Oct 2017 to Nov 2017
Edit ProducerFifteen to OneChannel 4Remedy Productions Oct 17 - Nov 17
Edit Producer / Ready or Not / BBC 1 / Remedy Productions / Sep 2017 to Oct 2017
Edit ProducerReady or NotBBC 1Remedy Productions Sep 17 - Oct 17
Producer/Director / Location Location Location / Channel 4 / IWC Media / Mar 2017 to Jul 2017 / Clemency Green
Producer/DirectorLocation Location LocationChannel 4IWC Media Mar 17 - Jul 17Clemency Green
Edit Producer / I Can Make You A Supermodel / Lifetime / IWC Media / Aug 2017 to Aug 2017 / Diana Carter
Edit ProducerI Can Make You A SupermodelLifetimeIWC Media Aug 17 - Aug 17Diana Carter
Edit Producer / Robot Wars - Celeb Christmas Specials / BBC 2 / Mentorn / Dec 2016 to Dec 2016
Edit ProducerRobot Wars - Celeb Christmas SpecialsBBC 2Mentorn Dec 16 - Dec 16
Producer/Director / Location Location Location / Channel 4 / IWC Media / Sep 2016 to Nov 2016
Producer/DirectorLocation Location LocationChannel 4IWC Media Sep 16 - Nov 16
Edit Producer / Hoarder SOS / Channel 4 / Lion Scotland / Aug 2016 to Sep 2016
Edit ProducerHoarder SOSChannel 4Lion Scotland Aug 16 - Sep 16
Producer/Director / Nina and the Neurons / CBeebies / BBC Children's / Jan 2014 to Jul 2014
Producer/DirectorNina and the NeuronsCBeebiesBBC Children's Jan 14 - Jul 14
Producer/Director / Eorpa / BBC Alba / BBC / Sep 2013 to Nov 2013
Producer/DirectorEorpaBBC AlbaBBC Sep 13 - Nov 13
Producer/Director / Nina and the Neurons / CBeebies / BBC Children's / Apr 2013 to Aug 2013
Producer/DirectorNina and the NeuronsCBeebiesBBC Children's Apr 13 - Aug 13
Edit Producer / Beat the Pack / BBC 1 / BBC Entertainment / Jan 2013 to Mar 2013
Edit ProducerBeat the PackBBC 1BBC Entertainment Jan 13 - Mar 13
Edit Producer / Who Let the Dogs Out and About?! / CBBC / BBC Children's / Apr 2012 to Dec 2012
Edit ProducerWho Let the Dogs Out and About?!CBBCBBC Children's Apr 12 - Dec 12
Producer/Director / EORPA / BBC Alba / BBC / Oct 2011 to Nov 2011
Producer/DirectorEORPABBC AlbaBBC Oct 11 - Nov 11
DV Director / Tonight's The Night / BBC 1 / BBC Entertainment / Jun 2010 to Aug 2010
DV DirectorTonight's The NightBBC 1BBC Entertainment Jun 10 - Aug 10
Edit Producer / The Weakest Link / BBC 1 / BBC / Feb 2010 to Jan 2012
Edit ProducerThe Weakest LinkBBC 1BBC Feb 10 - Jan 12
Producer/Director / Landward / BBC 2 / BBC / Apr 2009 to Sep 2009
Producer/DirectorLandwardBBC 2BBC Apr 09 - Sep 09
Director / IMAGINE: HOW AN ORCHESTRA SAVED VENEZUELA'S CHILDREN / BBC 1 / BBC / Nov 2008 to Nov 2008
DirectorIMAGINE: HOW AN ORCHESTRA SAVED VENEZUELA'S CHILDRENBBC 1BBC Nov 08 - Nov 08
Producer/Director / Style on Trial / BBC 4 / BBC / Aug 2008 to Dec 2008
Producer/DirectorStyle on TrialBBC 4BBC Aug 08 - Dec 08
Writer/Director / Stake Out / CBBC / BBC Children's / Apr 2008 to Jul 2008
Writer/DirectorStake OutCBBCBBC Children's Apr 08 - Jul 08
Director / videoGaiden / BBC / BBC / Nov 2007 to Mar 2008
DirectorvideoGaidenBBCBBC Nov 07 - Mar 08
Director / The Music Show / BBC 2 / BBC / Sep 2006 to Dec 2006 / Ewan Angus
DirectorThe Music ShowBBC 2BBC Sep 06 - Dec 06Ewan Angus
Director / videoGaiden / BBC 2 / BBC / Sep 2006 to Dec 2006 / Ewan Angus
DirectorvideoGaidenBBC 2BBC Sep 06 - Dec 06Ewan Angus
Producer/Director / Castle in the Country / BBC 2 / BBC / Apr 2006 to Aug 2006
Producer/DirectorCastle in the CountryBBC 2BBC Apr 06 - Aug 06
Director / The Music Show / BBC 2 / BBC / Sep 2005 to Dec 2005 / Ewan Angus
DirectorThe Music ShowBBC 2BBC Sep 05 - Dec 05Ewan Angus
Producer/Director / The Last Laugh / BBC 3 / BBC / Apr 2005 to Aug 2005
Producer/DirectorThe Last LaughBBC 3BBC Apr 05 - Aug 05
Producer/Director / End of Story / BBC 3 / BBC / Jan 2004 to Oct 2004
Producer/DirectorEnd of StoryBBC 3BBC Jan 04 - Oct 04
Researcher / That Was The Week We Watched / BBC 2 / BBC / Aug 2003 to Dec 2003
ResearcherThat Was The Week We WatchedBBC 2BBC Aug 03 - Dec 03
Director / T in the Park / BBC 2 / BBC / Mar 2003 to Aug 2003
DirectorT in the ParkBBC 2BBC Mar 03 - Aug 03
Researcher / The Live Floor Show / BBC 2 / BBC / Jul 2002 to Mar 2003
ResearcherThe Live Floor ShowBBC 2BBC Jul 02 - Mar 03
Director / Outside Verdict / BBC 2 / BBC / Mar 2002 to May 2002
DirectorOutside VerdictBBC 2BBC Mar 02 - May 02
Questions Researcher / Town 2 Town / BBC 1 / BBC / Jul 2001 to Oct 2001
Questions ResearcherTown 2 TownBBC 1BBC Jul 01 - Oct 01
Shooting Researcher / BEAT ROOM / BBC Scotland / BBC / Aug 2000 to Feb 2001 / Ewan Angus
Shooting ResearcherBEAT ROOMBBC ScotlandBBC Aug 00 - Feb 01Ewan Angus
Shooting Researcher / BOB MONKHOUSE DIY FILM SHOW / BBC 3 / BBC / Apr 2000 to Jul 2000
Shooting ResearcherBOB MONKHOUSE DIY FILM SHOWBBC 3BBC Apr 00 - Jul 00
Shooting Researcher / BEAT ROOM / BBC Scotland / BBC / Sep 1999 to Mar 2000
Shooting ResearcherBEAT ROOMBBC ScotlandBBC Sep 99 - Mar 00
Work Experience / McCoist and Macaulay / BBC 1 / BBC / Aug 1999 to Aug 1999
Work ExperienceMcCoist and MacaulayBBC 1BBC Aug 99 - Aug 99
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
BBC Multi Camera Music Directing Course / BBC / 2005
BBC Multi Camera Music Directing Course BBC 2005
BBC Single Camera Drama Directing Course / BBC / 2003
BBC Single Camera Drama Directing CourseBBC2003
BBC Single Camera Director Training Course / BBC / 2002
BBC Single Camera Director Training Course BBC2002
BBC Self Shooting Director Course 2001 / BBC / 2001
BBC Self Shooting Director Course 2001BBC2001
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Other Details
  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

  • Locations I can work in:

    Manchester

    Belfast

    London

    Glasgow

    Bristol

    Cardiff

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon XF305

    Avid

    Multicamera Directing

    Single Camera Directing

    Self Shooting

    Sony PXW-FS7

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