Simon Banks has over 30 year’s experience in the media industries and he is passionate about all things video. It all started when Simon was 16, living in Sydney, Australia, he was inspired to be a video cameraman after a two-week work experience stint at a video production company. By the age of 21 (having studied and awarded a degree in Communications and Media), he became a news cameraman for a local TV station in central New South Wales.
Since then his 30 year career, has seen him work for some of the largest TV broadcasters (BBC, ITV, CH4, ZDF, Seven Network and National Geographic) and biggest corporate companies (Morgan Stanley, Roche, Novartis, Tui Travel, UNIEF and Sony) around the world. This has allowed him to work and live in three continents, Australia, North America, and the UK, giving him a unique insight to this industry.
Simon has founded and led 4 media companies over the last 20 years:
Tallboy Communications (http://www.tallboy.co.uk) 1999 - Present
Vebu.co.uk (www.vebu.co.uk) 2014-Present
Training Scenarios (http://www.trainingscenarios.com) 2009 - 2015
Atlantic Television (http://www.atlantictv.com) 1997-1999
His current company Tallboy Communications Ltd was formed in 1999 after returning from living in New York. Tallboy is called Tallboy as he is a tall boy (6foot 4inches). Tallboy is an award winning corporate video communication agency, and has successfully delivered 1000's of high-quality video for over 15 years. Simon has worked for a diverse range of clients across many sectors (Corporate, Charity and Government) and has allowed him to learn insights on how businesses and corporations communicate and use video successfully.
Simon also lectures at Roehampton University on careers in the media industry and mentors young (and older) people on how to find work and build their freelance careers in the video sector.
Simon lives in South-West London with his family; he is a Fulham Football Club supporter and plays is a goalkeeper for a local senior team. He also enjoys travelling the world, sitting on beaches and photographing sunsets.