Bob began his career in Public Television as a cameraman on many iconic PBS shows including Evening at Pops, Masterpiece Theatre, The Dick Cavett Show and Mystery and was a staff director at WGBY-TV in Springfield, MA. The attention to detail both technically and artistically that these PBS productions demanded continues to be his touchstone as the Director of Field Videography (23 seasons) for Antiques Roadshow (PBS).
The emerging Cable TV outlets of the 1980’s brought many new opportunities in televised sports. Bob freelanced for ESPN and Turner Sports, covering the professional sports teams in Boston (Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins) as well as NFL games for NBC and CBS. This experience led Bob to positions on the Olympics (NBC), US Open Tennis (CBS), 6 Super Bowls (CBS) and 22 Final Fours (CBS).
Technical advances spawned another video production revolution: The camera owner/operator business model. Bob invested in his first Betacam camera, the Ikegami V55, the beginning of Crew Boston. Maintaining a state-of-the-art camera and lighting package is a basic requirement and giving the client the images they deserve is the key to success. Crew Boston has evolved through the technical changes: Betacam→High Definition→4K, but Bob’s continuing attention to the artistic details has always been paramount.