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I am field leader for Media Technology courses, including Computer Graphics Technology BSc and Creative Technology BSc. I have taught a range of modules from Fundamentals of Computer Imagery, Digital Motion Graphics, Digital Compositing, Multimedia, Visual Effects and Professional Practice at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Prior to entering full time HE, I had worked in industry for over fifteen years with technology based companies such Silicon Graphics, Avid Technologies, and Quantel as consultant and trainer and also various media, television and design and internet based companies such as Carlton Communications, Pearl and Dean and E-District Plc.
My main interests and research include the digital media, visual arts and technology enhanced learning.
Digital Media: Past research projects has led to participation in the formation of Digital Media Kingston (DMK). Recent research has led to specific contributions to Skillset UK wide VFX course development in https://www.ukscreenalliance.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/The_Core_Skills_of_VFX_-_Repository.pdf and https://nua.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/17194/7/The_Core_Skills_of_VFX_-_Student_Primer.pdf
Blended Learning: Early research into this had led me to membership of Kingston Universities ADC and R3 research group as well as ad hoc areas such as science and children's reasoning: www.ioe.ac.uk/study/departments/phd/5371.html Lately this has developed into more focused aspects of learning in a digital environment such as peer instruction in small cohorts and digital assessment.
Technology Enhanced Learning: Research into pedagogy (peer instructions) through use of personal voting systems (clickers) formed my research project for my MSc (Edinburgh): https://kingston.app.box.com/s/ux3bgghsumwfb5d4c2cc4f3nfitirz8e
I am currently External Examiner for the Digital Media Technology BSc BA courses at Oxford Brookes University and have been External validation panel member for the Digital Arts subject group Solent University (2020-23): BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery, Visual Effects and Digital Animation. Foundation Digital Arts
Validation panel (2020): Northampton University: BA (Hons) Professional Creative Practice.
I have also participated in several external HE and Creative Industry organisations such as Escape Studios, Skillset and ClearAngleStudios to develop HE links with the Creative Industries.
many genres of media final year projects ranging from Visual Effects, Motion Graphics, Film...to interactive.