Lecturer, Post-Production and VFX
After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 1998 with and HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, I decided to branch off and specialise in audio engineering, furthering my education with an Audio Engineering Diploma at The SAE Institute (School of Audio Engineering) in London. I am an Avid Certified Instructor in Avid Pro Tools, from Specialist 100 level, Professional 200 level and up to Expert 300 level for the Avid S6 Mixing Control Surface, embedding Avid Education into the courses here at the Falmouth University, alongside my role as a Lecturer. I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and am a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Heading straight into my career I started as an audio mastering engineer at the production music and sound effects library company, deWolfe Music, Soho, London. From there I continued as a mastering engineer and moved to Music Choice, London, a Sky funded music genre broadcast channel, transmitting on pan-European satellite platforms.
In 2002 I started working as a post-production dubbing mixer at CrowTV, Shepherds Bush, London. There I was Dubbing Mixer on a wide range of UK based programmes for independent production companies broadcasting on UK and US television platforms, working on a wide range of genres from daytime TV, long running series, drama, documentaries and prime time TV.
In 2005 I left the UK and headed to South-East Asia to work as a Scuba Instructor Trainer in Thailand, following one of my great passions. While living in Thailand I developed an interest in underwater macro photography, using Thailand as a hub to explore the reefs of Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.
After 6 years abroad I returned to the UK with my wife to settle down. It was at this point I moved back into the post-production industry, working in audio logistics and tech support at Films@59 in Bristol. Based around the corner form BBC Bristol, Films@59 are the South West's largest Post-Production facility, specialising in natural history documentary post-production, having been the leader in this field for many years.
I started my role as Senior Technician for Audio at Falmouth University in July 2015, bringing my industry knowledge and experience of audio post-production and post-production workflow to the students of the School of Film and Television, enriching the technical side of their productions and final output alongside the other members of the technical team here at Falmouth University. In 2019 I became a Technical Tutor and have helped develop Falmouth's BA(Hons) Post-Production and VFX course and am the module leader for Audio on this degree.
Having spent a year two years as a Technical Tutor, I am now a fully fledged Lecturer here at Falmouth University. While still teaching location and post-production audio on the TV, Film and Animation undergraduate and postgraduate courses, my passion lies in audio post-production and getting the students to fully understand the power that audio brings into production.
|1997||HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering||Nottingham Trent University|
|1999||Audio Engineering Diploma||School of Audio Engineering, London|
|2016||Avid Certified Instructor: Pro Tools User||Avid Technology|
|2016||AVID Certified Instructor: Pro Tools 100 Level||Avid Technology|
|2017||Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education||Falmouth University|
|2018||Avid Certified Instructor: Pro Tools Post Production||Avid Technology|
|2018||AVID Certified Instructor: Pro Tools 200 Level||Avid Technology|
|2019||AVID Certified Instructor: Pro Tools 300 Level||Avid Technology|
Honors and awards
Became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Areas of teaching
- Animation and Visual Effects
- Audio post-production for film and television
- Location sound recording for film and television
- Post Production and Location Recording for Film
- Television studio sound
- Post Production & Visual Effects BA(Hons)