After completing a Tertiary Oriented Program (TOP) in 1983, majoring in Film and Television and Photography, Roger joined the ANZ Bank’s head office in Melbourne, as a camera/sound assistant in the audio visual department.
Roger’s next role was with industry veteran, John Bowring ACS - one of Australia’s leading DOP’s - at Lemac Film and Digital Australia. For eight years (1985-1993), Roger worked as John’s Sound Recordist/Camera Assistant. This extended ‘apprenticeship’ allowed Roger to develop an excellent skill base and become a versatile and efficient operator (working with all formats of film making).
In 1994, Roger went freelance and to this day, continues to work for a broad range of clients and production houses. He has continued to pursue his passion for location sound recording since the age of 18 and he continues to love what he does.
In 2023 Roger was granted Accredited Membership to the Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG)' This accreditation is recognition of Roger's contribution to the Film and Television Industry and his commitment to his craft.
Over the last 30 + years Roger has worked as a Location Sound Recordist on well over 1000+ commercials, many documentaries, television programs, films and dramas. His client base includes a diverse range of production companies and directors from around the globe. Some samples are listed below.