Lecturer BA/MArt Digital Media Production within the Media Arts and Communication Department. Main subjects areas, Interactive Design, Interactive Documentaries, 360 VR Video, Online Portfolios, Social Media. Industry background in 360/Virtual tour photography with interactive design. Industry experience includes Google and Doc Fest/Crossover labs.
My main area of expertise is in within Interactive Design. I module lead Interactive Design, Graphic Design for Digital Media, Distribution Methods and Practices and Integrated Projects Level 2. I also teach on Digital Media Technologies and Cross Media Project.
I continue to research into the area of Interactive design and the new developments that are taking place within the industry. I have recently taught the development of Interactive Documentaries to students within the MAC department. In 2015 I conducted a workshop for delegates at the Doc/Fest/Crossover Lab – Sheffield Documentary Festival on the development of Interactive documentaries. My current research is into 360 VR video – the technique itself and the development of projects using this technique and am collaborating with a Sheffield based VR company to develop projects within this area.
I am an avid networker and attend many networking events in and around Sheffield. This enables me to connect with industry and bring in industry speakers and guest lecturers to my modules giving students an industry focus.
I am also the co-creator of the POP Initiatives set up with Melvyn Ternan, working towards enhancing student ownership of their courses, staff collaboration and industry awareness of the MAC departments course output
Interactive Design, Interactive Documentaries, 360 VR Video, Interactive documents, Online Portfolios, Social Media
Department of Media Arts and Communication
Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
2015 collaborated with a Sheffield Based VR company on a experimental 360 VR Video funded by the Arts Council
Digital Media Production
Digital Medication Production, Animation, Film and Media Production
Interactive Design, Graphic Design for Digital Media, Distribution Methods and Practices, Cross Media Project, Integrated Project Level 2
Currently collaborating with a Sheffield Based VR company working on a local heritage project using 360 VR Video technology.
Recent Conference outputs include:
The ACES Annual Learning and Teaching conference 2013 – Cross Media Project
The ACES Annual Learning and Teaching conference 2014 – Web Series Cross Media Project The ACES Annual Learning and Teaching conference 2015 – Cross Course Collaboration – Creating an Interactive Documentary
The ACES Annual Learning and Teaching conference 2015 - Teaching Cross Media to the Tech Savvy - risk and innovation in creative teaching The ACES Mac Department Transmedia Conference – Teaching Cross Media to the Tech Savvy
Delivery of a workshop on Interactive Documentaries using Adobe CC to delegates at the Sheffield Documentary Festival/ Crossover lab July 2015
JONES, Martin and DONCASTER, Anne (2017). Sheffield VeRSe - Directional Techniques in 360 video for poetry performance. [Video]
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