Chris Price came to UEA in 2018 with thirty years’ experience of working in all genres of broadcast television. As a Studio Cameraman at BBC Television Centre for fifteen years, he worked on live and recorded programmes ranging from EastEnders to Later with Jools, Blue Peter to Dr Who, acquiring an extensive knowledge of production techniques and operational skills in Studio, Outside Broadcast, location, and single-camera Drama environments.
For the later part of his BBC career Chris became a production innovator and skills champion for programme-makers, delivering generic and bespoke teaching sessions on television production - camera and sound operation, editing and colour grading, sound mixing skills and multi-camera techniques. He has travelled overseas to deliver learning for the World Service Trust, has held innovative sessions through sign-language interpreters and has introduced teams and individuals from all the main BBC radio channels to the world of moving images.
Since leaving the BBC, Chris worked at the East Anglian Film Archive bidding successfully for Heritage Lottery funding amounting to over £150k, and led a team in the delivery of 600 digitised films and metadata to the BFI’s ‘Britain on Film’ website.
Chris is a Lecturer in Media Practice at UEA, teaching the multi-camera TV Studio Production module and the single-camera drama-based Film & Video module, and has been able to refresh the content of the modules to bring them in line with current working practices in the industry - for example, introducing Albert Sustainable Production teaching following BAFTA’s roll-out of the initiative to the education sector.
In May 2021, Chris was the winner in the Education for Sustainable Development category of the SustainableUEA Awards for his continuing work with BAFTA and for leading the teaching of Albert Sustainable Production principles across Film, Television & Media.
Bachelor of Arts, Middlesex Polytechnic
1 Sep 1982 → 1 Aug 1985
Award Date: 1 Aug 1985