Daniel began his career as a trainee at the BBC in 1989. He worked for the corporation for 17 years as an engineer and VT operator and in later years as an editor. He formed Timeline in 2006 to specialise in providing server systems and shared edit systems to the broadcast sector. The company has now grown to have more than 20 full time staff and supplies facilities for high profile programmes to all the major British and International broadcasters.
After graduating from SAE as a recording engineer, Charlie joined the original Timeline team as Technical Director. In addition to his deep and wide-ranging knowledge of broadcast and post-production technologies, he is also a highly regarded picture editor, working on flagship programmes such as the BBC’s Formula 1 coverage. Charlie was part of the team which was awarded the 2011 BAFTA for Best Sports Production for the coverage of the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Stephen had a long and varied career in Project Management and Software Development before joining Timeline in 2006. As Timeline’s Commercial Director he has forged a commercial strategy which has grown the business to its current size and has put the conditions in place for sustained growth.
Steve is also responsible for our digital archive portfolio. A pioneer of IP Director he worked closely with EVS from the product conception to develop it into the mature and market leading proposition that it is today. Major success stories include the All England Club (Wimbledon), French Open, Australian Open, Party Political Conferences, BBC F1 to name but a few.
As an example the Wimbledon tapeless archive allows eight major broadcasters to access the central digital archive on location in SW19, with full integration to their respective edit environments. This landmark deployment is regarded by EVS as a flagship operation. Another industry first was achieved when Timeline deployed a cross-broadcaster tapeless solution for all the UK Party Political Conferences. The system provides every UK news broadcaster with shared storage and live logging workflows which allows all parties instant access to every bit of content generated.
Technical Director – North
Network and Server Operations team at the BBC and progressed to the position of specialist. He has worked as an EVS Operator and was involved in the formation of Timeline in 2006. In 2008 he joined Timeline on a full time basis, bringing his expertise in networks and servers to compliment his understanding of EVS servers to make Timeline the market leader in broadcast server systems. He has project managed the shared server systems on notable shows such as Wimbledon, the Open Golf and Volvo Ocean Race.
He currently resides in Manchester and is Technical Director Timeline North, along side his role as Server Specialist on Outside Broadcast projects he is responsible for post-production technology in a newly built post facility at MediaCity UK.
Elaine is experienced at managing a range of broadcasts, programming, budgets and staff. Having worked for Sky, Classic FM, Sunset+Vine, NBC Olympics and now Timeline she has a vast quality of broadcast experience. Having started at Sky and moved to Sunset+Vine Elaine worked from Production Coordinator to Senior Production Manager, working across a variety of programming; including Production Managing the UEFA Cup and then the UEFA Europa League for 5 years. She has a wide range of planning, budgeting, on-site outside broadcast experience, and technical knowledge. Elaine also Production/ Technical Managed the coverage of the Scottish Cup for the BBC, managing all facilities across the multiple match coverage weekends, feeds, live and highlights output, as well as coverage for news. Elaine has also worked with 16mm and 35mm film shoots for NBC, the world largest Olympic rights holder filming across the UK with different crews. Now Operations Manager at Timeline TV Elaine is dedicated to working across the company and managing the largest projects for Timeline TV.
Post Production Director
Eben started his career as a runner, in Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, before joining the BBC as a Post Production trainee. Over the course of 18 years, he edited some of the biggest programmes to come out the BBC’s London base and led a number of the BBC’s Post Production villages.
After the Beijing Olympics, Eben joined the freelance market and moved North, working as a consultant to BBC North and Peel Media on the MediaCity UK project.
In 2010, Eben joined the Timeline team, to head up the Northern offering, bringing with him a wealth of experience and passion, to build MediaCity’s first Independent Post Production facility.