Lecturer in Film Production
0113 343 5819
Clothworkers Building North, 2.10
Office hours: Monday - Wednesday, 9.00am - 11.00am
BA (Leeds), MA (NSFTV)
I arrived at the Institute in 1995, soon to be involved in the momentous transition from analogue to digital video production at ICS. My teaching stems from a combination of my own personal experience in commercial video production and directing short drama and documentary film, and ongoing contact with full-time professionals in film production, many of whom are ex-ICS students, and screen actors.
My research interests have included French auteur film director Bertrand Tavernier; Subtitling, dubbing and international cinema; acting performance and cinema production; DSLR video, independent film and the ‘cinematic’.
I currently teach on the following modules:
- COMM5800 Final Independent Project
- COMM5815 Cinematics and Photography;
- COMM3880 Cinema Project;
- COMM3214 Placement
- COMM1625 Camera and Editing.
Educational Engagement Officer; Technical Resources Committee – Chair.
(2000) Bertrand Tavernier: The Film-Maker of Lyon. I. B. Tauris/St Martin's Press.
(1997) “'Love not Fear': The Scottish National Party Broadcasts, 1997”, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 17.4
Current projects include: SENSATIONAL – documentary on The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (In development)
JOE STRUMMER SLEPT HERE – “Of all the bars and whisky joints in Glasgow, Joe Strummer and his band of leather-clad buskers stroll into mine.” A personal account of the final performing days of THE CLASH in Glasgow on the 1985 busking tour. Online Interactive Documentary 2015.
Megan Parks ‘LUCY’ – Short film made with ICS students and professional actors, documenting the experience of working with with a young girl with the neurological disorder Rett Syndrome on a film drama Prelude:Words To Music, a HEIF funded project, co-produced by ICS and Endgame Pictures. Megan Parks ‘LUCY’ was disseminated to Rett Syndrome conferences and networks. May be of additional interest to those working in disability/arts disciplines.