Erik Bjorkquist

  dba: Brute Force Engineering Services

526 Red Hill Ave, San Anselmo CA 94960

Cell (415)305-0708 Office (415)455-0984


Find a position in mobile TV that utilizes my skills and knowledge as a Video Engineer.


8/04 Deputy Venue Tech Manager, Rowing for Athens Olympic Broadcasting.

6/02 to 7/04: Staff EIC for SWTV . Worked with GVG Kalypso and 4K switchers. RTS ADAM systems. SSL Aysis Air audio consoles. EVS and Super Mos. Pesa routing systems. Various yellow line systems. Worked closely with client and crew to configure truck to their needs. Train crew on switcher and audio board. Stong systems engineering as well as component level repair skills. Clients include ESPN, CBS, ABC, NBC, Turner, Fox, ISB, CNN. Familiar with extensive travel and long hours involved with mobile tv.

10/99 to 6/02: Freelance EIC and Maintenance . Clients included SWTV, ESPN, AVTS Inc, Encore Productions, Production Resources.

2/97 to Present: Freelance EIC for Nocturne Video Productions. Build, maintain and EIC systems for various music tours and corporate events. Tours include: The Who in the US 6/00 to 9/00. Aerosmith in Japan 12/99 to 1/00. Amy Grant in the US 10/98 to 12/98.

1/93 to 10/99 Chief Engineer for AVTS Inc . Created Production department.

Responsible for design, build, operation and maintenance of   all Fly Pack Systems. Spec and purchase gear, as well as create and follow a budget. Train new EICs and opreators. EIC for live corporate events. Interface with Client, Audio Dept., Projection Dept, and Lighting Dept. to accomplish shows. Crew chief/Senior Tech position on show site.

5/90 to 12/92 Staff EIC for North West Mobile Television . Responsible for maintenance, repair and operation of mobile trucks during sporting and corporate events. Interfaced client and crew with truck.

9/85 to 5/90 Studio & Field operations for KFTY TV50 . Studio operations. Technical Director for weekend news. Post production for commercials and magazine segments. ENG/EFP for news, commercials, magazine segments sports events and entertainment shows.


9/87 to 6/90 Napa Valley College, Napa CA. Received A.S. in Telecommunications Maintenance. Graduated with Honors. Studies included Video operations and maintenance. Electronics theory and application. RF theory and application.

9/83 to 6/86 Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA . Received A.A. in General Education. Graduated with Honors. Studies included computer science, math, video production, management.


Accomplished welder TIG, MIG. Machinist. Photography. Motorcycles.

Personal and professional references available upon request.