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Gary Stubbs

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Senior Lecturer in Film and TV Production

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Programme Leader for MA Media Production (Film and Television) in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. I have supervised national and international award-winning student filmmakers and I've been working in the TV industry for over 25 years. I have experience of working at senior levels in drama for leading broadcasters such as BBC, ITV and Sky, working primarily as a freelance Director, Assistant Director, Editor and more recently as HOD Covid Supervisor.

Teaching and supervision


My research interests focus on both film and television with particular focus on the following:

  • Continuing drama production working in pre-production, production and post-production
  • Script to screen performance of characters and directing with multiple camera units
  • Post production workflows in visual edit and sound mixing
  • Screen Performance on continuing drama and film
  • Avid Certified Instructor Training and exam for Media Composer

As a media professional I have continued to work within production as I believe this is essential for academics teaching practical modules. It helps keep my skillset up to date with the current trends in industry and transfer them to the classroom.

I have recent experience working on some of the largest drama productions shot in the UK.

I am an AVID ACI (Avid Certified Instructor). My role requires me to keep up to date with certification and professional practice not just in the UK but around the world to allow me to deliver industry standard authorised training.

As a member of the ACI group I am frequently required to attend webinars with other ACIs from the around the world.

Recent webinars include Stranger Things (Post-Production Team), Star Wars (Behind the Scenes with Bad Robot) and Star Trek into Darkness.

  • Directing and Assistant Directing 
  • Single and Multi-cam Drama Directing 
  • Multi-Camera Location Techniques
  • Multi-Camera Studio Operation
  • ALBERT - Sustainable Production
  • Production Management
  • HOD Covid-19 Protocols
  • Live Performance
  • Colour Grading
  • Broadcast and Film production specialising in post-production

I trained at Pinewood Studios early in my career specialising in Avid Postproduction and visual effects before moving into the directing department. I have recent experience working on some of the largest drama productions shot in the UK.

From 2007-2010 I was media project manager for Media Focus, a production company formed within the media department to work as a commercial production company. I took the role to run a project for the department called 'The Northern Way'. My role was to design and deliver a series of workshops for SMEs along with consultancy, commercial production, facilities hire and CPD training.

Industry membership:

  • ALBERT BAFTA (Sustainable Production) 
  • AVID ACI Certified Instructor
  • DPP (Digital Production Partnership)
  • RTS (Royal Television Society)
  • AVID Customer Association (ACA)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Last updated 27 September 2022