Mike Sanders is a trained electronics engineer, and has served a 5 year apprenticeship in electronics with Grasham Lion Electronics and Gresham Lion Transformers at Hanworth. The first year was "off the job training" at Hounslow Engineering Group Training Association (HEGTA) at Feltham. That involved 6 months mechanical engineering working with machine tools coming away with a crafted toolbox and hand made tools to go inside, and 6 months electronic specialisation.
He has worked in computer peripherals with OKI printers for the main importer X-Data (now OKI Europe) at Slough trading estate and he ran the configuration test line with quality control, as well as the service centre, and did the same at Genicom printers at Farnborough also.
He is an experienced video editor and cameraman, and is himself a qualified Media Trainer, working with Alton College providing work experience. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of digital production and post-production technology, image capture, transmission technology, compression techniques, and IT systems.
He established Create Media Partners Ltd (CMP) in December 1999, as a production and post-production facility house and as a producer of broadcast and corporate DVDs, film and video communications. The company was born out of growing requests for such services from clients of Mike's electronic and data transmission consultancy MK Data Services (est. 1992 but now closed). His passion is telling a story with video, and grabbing clients emotions and making them cry!
Since then, CMP has grew to feature four edit suites all of which will Edit in 4k/Ultra High Definition and state-of-the art 4k camera and lighting equipment. The most recent addition is to be able to view edited video in the latest High Dynamic Range (HDR) which gives fantastic pictures on the latest Samsung 1500 Nits (1 nit = 1 candle power) QLED TV, whereas normal TV's are only around 350-450 Nits. HDR will be coming to computer monitors and mobile devices in the near future.
Clients he has served include Vodafone, Fox TV, GMTV, IBM, the NHS, and several other blue-chip companies.
The company has in December 2017 rebranded as Video4Business, which more readily describes in the name what’s in the tin and a fresh new website was born.
His hobbies are gardening, DIY and Ham Radio, under his callsign G8LES, where he develops equipment for digital TV transmission from VHF to microwave frequencies, and he has an extensive antenna set up, including a motorised telescopic lattice mast.