Young Technologist of the Year 2012
RTS Honorary Secretary David Lowen:
"These awards showcase the techniques of the television trade. Design, wardrobe, sound, cameras, lighting, editing all have their moment tonight.
We also highlight tonight those who understand how programme production can exploit new technical ideas offering fresh opportunities to be creative, future proofing our business and our jobs.
That is why the RTS has chosen to honour a Young Technologist of the Year – someone aged under 30 who is defining how craft and design might look in the future.
Our winner is passionate about his work and a real team player. He has shown the ability to liaise effortlessly between broadcast engineering, digital production workflows, producers and creative teams.
As a student, he helped in the Abbey Road Studios. He has worked on live broadcasts of Coronation Street. He has helped build the new studios in Manchester of 360 Media.
Last year, he moved to MediaCityUK where he took the lead in a major new project for CBeebies and CBBC.
This involved designing and documenting workflows for the whole production chain, from studios through post production to transmission delivery.
He also provided operational training and fine-tuned the workflows as the service developed. Colleagues at Media City Studios say he always overcomes the constraints of time, technology, culture and operational problems. He simply makes things happen.
The winner of the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award is Matthew Tushingham."