He then dived into producing national radio and television commercials at AAV-Sound Productions, then Flagstaff Studios in St. Kilda Road, SMR, Metropolis Audio and Good Audio Sense.
I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff many times over the past 20 years or so. His ear for detail and jaunty pirate looks impressed me from the get-go.
He has a passion for talent direction and an unquenchable thirst for sound design perfection that made every job, big and small, the very best it could be.
I have worked with Jeff Watkinson for many years, first at Luscombe and Partners, then Clemenger BBDO and most recently at my own agency Jump Creative.
I always see Jeff as a collaborator in the creative process. He is not only a master of his craft, but also an enthusiastic contributor to the development of ideas for radio and TV commercials.
Jeff is an audio professional with over 30 years’ experience working at the highest level of creative audio production in advertising for radio, television and multimedia.
Senior Account Executive
I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff Watkinson on many occasions over the years in my capacity as a Producer / Director of TV and Radio Commercials.
Jeff is always able to adapt to new technologies and trends and has a great ear for providing an appropriate mix of voice, music and effects, resulting in the delivery of tracks that manage to cut through the clutter.
In the time I have known Jeff, he has proven to be an extremely competent recording engineer and producer with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
He always gets the best out of those he works with and delivers in a timely manner.
ShowBiz Management Pty Ltd
5 words to describe Jeff Watkinson
Head of Vision and Audio Gold Coast
Southern Cross Austereo
Jeff engineered and produced more than 300 tv and radio tracks for me when I was advertising production manager at a major retail chain. He sourced and directed talent, recorded and post-produced the scripts.
I have worked as a voice over artist and creator of audio content for 25 years. During that time I have had the good fortune to collaborate with some of the most talented audio engineers and sound designers in the country. Without question, Jeff Watkinson is part of that elite group.
Recording voice with the exceptionally clear Sennheiser 416 microphone is just the beginning of the high quality end product.
We use Pro Tools 12.7 with a comprehensive range of plug-ins. All our television broadcast content is mixed to OP-59.
Winner of countless Golden Stylus Awards, numerous MADC Awards, an ACRAs Award and a Mobius Award in Chicago.