RTS Young Technologist 2015
Michael Colyer has been announced as the winner of the annual RTS Young Technologist Award 2015.
The RTS Young Technologist Award recognises the potential future leaders in broadcasting and related technologies.
Colyer, who is currently Cameras Engineer at Formula One Management Ltd, graduated from Ravensbourne with a BSc in Outside Broadcast Technology. During university, he held several roles including an engineer for OBS during the 2012 London Olympic Games and engineering OBs for clients including The Scottish BAFTAs and Channel 4’s Played in Chelsea.
Terry Marsh, Chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award Jury, said: “Michael impressed the jury with his obvious commitment to the industry, his love of innovative special camera systems, and his technical know-how. He is dedicated to encouraging production to try new approaches to capturing the very best pictures and sound for the viewer.”
Michael Colyer said: “I’m very excited to have been selected for this award and would like to thank all of my fantastic colleagues, past and present, who have guided and supported me as I’ve made my first steps into the broadcast technical profession.
"With the broadcast engineering industry currently in boom, it is a fascinating time to be working in such a role - and I eagerly await attending IBC in September to network and discuss with other delegates about what the next steps for our industry may be to keep Britain glued to their screens for years to come!”
This year’s judging panel included Jon Wrennal, Chief Technology Officer, Fujitsu and Emma McGuigan, Managing Director, Technology, Accenture UK & Ireland.
The runner up prize, the Coffey Award for Excellence in Technology, is awarded to Anna Patching, Trainee Broadcast Engineer at the BBC.