Tony has taught media production in the HE sector and been an external examiner nationally and internationally since 2005. His focus has
been to develop practice-based media courses, set live client briefs and create mechanisms to generate 'real world learning'. Tony has a
close working relationship with ScreenSkills (nee Creative Skillset) embedding industry requirements into the curriculum at Solent and
other institutions through my work with course validations and development.
One example of this approach has been to establish the media production company, Solent Productions as part of Solent University. It was launched in 2007 with a mission to:
generate thousands of hours of professional experience for students every year
win commissions for broadcast, corporate and charity work from internal and external clients
explore new technologies and platforms, including web broadcasting, low cost OB and live streaming, including Solent TV
A showreel from Solent Productions of some of work produced for clients which have created significant opportunities for students and graduates to develop their professional media skills.
In 2009 Emily Eavis created this new area at Glastonbury. In this short film she describes the thinking behind the highest site at the festival, described as a wonderland for those seeking an escape from the hubbub of "downtown".
Some highlights of the last few months of Solent TV's web broadcasting channel, one of the flagship innovations from Solent Productions. All work produced here is by students as part of their studies.
For the past decade, Glastonbury Festival has been a major client for Solent Productions. We work alongside the BBC each year at Worthy Farm.
To mark the 30th Anniversary of The Battle of the Beanfield, a short documentary telling the dramatic story of the clash between police and new age travellers in 1985 near Stonehenge.
For a wider selection of work made by students for Glastonbury Festivals, see Glastonbury Goers.
The inside story of one of the most eclectic fields at Glastonbury, told by musicians, performers and punters, and capturing the magic that is Avalon.