Tod Nicol, producer and originator of the RAF Outposts of Empire Project:
I was industry trained; started as a runner in London at Tony Cuthbert Cartoons then worked as a sound effects editor, projectionist, optical FX and Rostrum Cameraman at Roy Turk Opticals. Moved to Edinburgh, ran Tod Nicol Rostrums, then to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne Tees Television; Head of Rostrum Camera Department, later Assistant Producer and eventually Free-lance Producer and Editor through to 1998, credits included; Superman, Pink Floyd -The Wall, The Tube, Bob Marley-Time Will Tell and numerous commercials and programme titles.
My interest in history led me to Researching, Writing and Producing archive-based documentaries, DVD, museum and gallery exhibition support AVs and fund-raising productions for major TV companies, Museums and distributors: credits included; DD Home Entertainment, Lion Television, BBC, Wall to Wall Television and museums such as Norwich Castle Museum, Flying Heritage Collection- Seattle- USA and The Imperial War Museum.
My close work with the Imperial War Museum Duxford over the past 15 years, included recording over 350 hours of video interviews with veterans of Royal Air Force Duxford as well as other RAF, United States Army Air Force units and civil airlines.
Sample recent credits:
1998-2016: Free-Lance Producer, Imperial War Museum; Historic Duxford Exhibition and American Air Museum as well as Exhibition AVs and DVDs for Interpretation, Marketing and Education Departments.
2012: Lion TV, Bomber Boys, Specialist Researcher, Bomber Command documentary, presented by Colin and Ewan McGregor.
January 2018: Wall to Wall Television Fire in the Sky World War Two Television Series proposal; Specialist Historical and archive Adviser.
2015-2020: Producer and originator of the RAF Outposts of Empire Project, a long-term video history project and archive.