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JO TAYLOR

Makeup Artist – Sound Recordist

Production Coordinator - Production Designer

Hair and Make-up

 

Andy's wife Jo is a professional makeup artist, regularly working with presenters, journalists and guests for all of the Nine Network programs and promotions. She has also worked for the Seven Network, ABC-TV and various TVC's and corporate productions.

 

Jo has completed a Certificate IV in makeup at ACMUSE (Australian College of Make-up and Special Effects) and is an experienced in special effects make-up, simulating blood, injuries and trauma.

 

She is currently studying a Batchelor Degree in Dermal Therapy at ACHW (The Australasian College of Health and Wellness).

 

Makeup credits include:

 

  • 60 Minutes - Nine.

  • Exposed - The Ghost Train Fire - ABC/Netflix.

  • Under Investigation with Liz Hayes - Nine.

  • At Home Alone Together with Ray Martin - ABC.

  • Murder Uncovered - Seven.

  • Spotlight - Seven.

  • Sunday Night - Seven.

  • Michael Hutchence - The Last Rockstar - Seven.

  • Love Child (promos) - Nine.

  • Married at First Sight (promos) - Nine.

  • Love Island (promos) - Nine.

  • Unreal Estate - Nine.

  • 60 Years of TV - Seven.

  • 20 to 1 - Nine.

  • National Nine News - Nine.

  • NRL Football - Nine.

  • A Current Affair - Nine.

  • Rake - ABC.

  • Landline - ABC.

  • A Place to Call Home - Seven.

 

 

Sound Recordist

 

Jo's also works as a field sound recordist on various documentaries, travel series, network promotions, corporate productions and live TV. 

 

She completed a course in Field Sound at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

 

Jo's professional sound kit includes: 

  • Sound Devices 633 – 6 Channel portable audio mixer and recorder.

  • Lectrosonics LT & LR radio mics with Sanken COS-11 lapel mics x 3.

  • Lectrosonics SR dual channel camera receiver with 2 x SMV-L transmitters.

  • Sennheiser 416P shotgun microphones x 2.

  • Rycote wind shield and wind jammer.

  • Sennheiser AVX wireless system with hand mic and lapel radio mic.

  • K-Tek boom pole, stands, mounts and accessories.

  • Tentacle Track E recorders with Sanken COS-11 lapel mics x 2.

  • Tentacle Sync timecode system x 2

  • Orca case, harness and accessories.

 

Recent audio credits for documentary production include:

  • Exposed – The Ghost Train Fire with Caro Meldrum-Hanna for ABC-TV & Netflix.

  • Chasing the Light - Norfolk Island with Ray Matin and Ken Duncan for Tourism Australia.

  • Revelation with Sarah Ferguson for ABC-TV.

  • Griff’s Great Australian Rail Trip with Griff Rhys-Jones for ABC-TV and ITV.

  • An Australian Hero - Keith Payne VC with Ray Martin for SBS-TV.

  • Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra for ABC-TV.

  • Murder Uncovered with Michael Usher - Seven.

  • Michael Hutchence – The Last Rockstar - Seven.

  • Landline - ABC.

 

Network promos:

  • The Today Show.

  • Nine News – Nine presenter promos in NSW, QLD, WA, VIC and regional.

  • Sky News Australia. 

Production

 

Jo has worked in Film & TV production for over ten years, as a unit manager, in various production roles and on-air talent.

As unit manager and production co-ordinator her responsibilities are wide and varied: liaising with producers, planning shoots, logistics, schedules, crewing, travel, visas, carnets and call sheets, negotiating with talent, actors and extras, locations, props, wardrobe, vehicles, special effects, stunts, plus risk assessments, permissions and approvals.

 

Jo has also worked as a production designer on many shows including large multi-camera interviews, cooking and lifestyle productions as well as dramatised re-enactments for documentaries. She is responsible for managing locations, sourcing props, constructing and styling the set and planning dramatised re-enactments which simulate violet attacks, shootings, accidents, fires and explosions.

Her production credits in these roles:

  • 60 Minutes - Nine.

  • Under Investigation with Liz Hayes - Nine.

  • Exposed - The Ghost Train Fire - ABC.

  • Sunday Night - Seven.

  • Spotlight - Seven.

  • Murder Uncovered - Seven.

  • The Australian Woman’s Weekly Christmas and Easter Specials - Nine.

In 2007 she appeared as on-air talent for the Top Design on the Nine Network. 

 

She has also completed courses in presenting to camera and voice overs.

Personal Attributes

 

Jo is versatile and multi-skilled. She has strong problem-solving skills, highly developed communication skills and excellent organizational skills. She works effectively, diplomatically and sensitively with all members of the production team, along with actors, other contributors and members of the public. Her creative flare, attention to detail, keen eye and great work ethic within small teams is always appreciated by producers, crew and talent. Jo has also worked at Westmead Children’s Hospital as a neonatal intensive care nurse.

 

 

Computer Skills

 

Jo is familiar with a variety of computer, software and online systems: Word, Outlook and Excel plus Serko (online travel) Finance One (finance) Fraedom (expenses/payments) and Xero (accounting).

 

 

Professional Reference

 

 

  • Ray Martin                     TV Presenter and Journalist.

  • Ally Langdon                 The Today Show - Nine..

  • Max Uechtritz                Producer – Kundu Productions.

  • Gareth Harvey               Senior Producer - 60 Minutes and Under Investigation with Liz Hayes - Nine.

  • Michael Usher               News Reader - Seven.

 

 

 

Contact

 

mobile: 0403 139 252

e-mail: jotaylor2608@gmail.com

 

 

JB Productions Sydney Pty Ltd