Neil Smith - Digital Media Technician
I am responsible for training students and staff in various graphics, editing and compositing packages as well as researching & recommending new software and hardware purchases. I also maintain the departmental website.
I joined the College in 1991 as an Audio Visual Technician and was responsible for the small TV studio that was being used by the Drama department. After a few years, the Media Arts department was created and I was involved in training students in linear editing. When the department purchased its first non-linear editing system, I was the one tasked with learning it & training students in using it. Gradually, the department has evolved and now has over 40 workstations capable of editing video, graphics and sound.
I am a keen photographer and take almost all of the photos for the department website, publications etc. I also spend a lot of my free time pursuing this as a hobby. I have a couple of photoblogs, where I post a new photographs occasionally: