I teach BA and MA television production and post production at Solent University and have been an external examiner nationally and internationally since 2005. My focus is on developing an innovative practice-based curriculum, generating partnerships with flagship clients to create 'real world learning' opportunities for students. These partnerships include the BBC, Glastonbury Festivals and the NHS and students 'learn by doing', both inside and alongside their studies. Integral to this approach is success of Solent Productions, the in-house media company coordinating these projects for clients since 2007 as well as the Screenskills accredited courses and enhanced reputation of the Solent curriculum.
A showreel from Solent Productions of some of work produced for clients which have created opportunities for students and graduates to develop their professional media skills on real world projects for clients.
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 from Solent TV's web broadcasting channel, one of the flagship innovations from Solent Productions. Run as a commissioner offering micro budgets to students, the work here showcases the best work made as part of the media curriculum at Solent.
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.
Film-maker Sam Clarke went on to win a national RTS award for his final project, Birdman, at Solent in 2014.
Extinction Rebellion organised a large protest awareness of the climate emergence with speakers and guests on The Park Stage at the 2019 festival. A key speech came from an indigeonous representative from the Amazon rainforest.
This short documentary tells the story of the event, which culminated in a march and an attempt to create the largest ER logo made entirely from people.