Ian McPake

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Senior Lecturer in Broadcast and Digital Media

I am a Lecturer on the following programmes:
BA (Hons) Digital Film Production
BA (Hons) Broadcast Media Production
MA Media Production (Film and Television)

Teaching and supervision

Module Leader/Lecturer
  • Level 1 - Introduction to Video Production
  • Level 1 - Media Production Skills
  • Level 2 - Moving Camera (Steadicam)
  • Level 3 - Moving Camera 2 (Music Video/Short Film)

Lecturer/Project Tutor
  • MA Craft Skills (Camera/Lighting/Steadicam)
  • Level 2 - Digital Fictional Film 2
  • Level 2 - Scriptwriting
  • Masters and Level 3 Dissertation Tutor
  • Broadcast Media Production Personal Tutor


I have a number of research interests:  

Steadicam - Since completing the Steadicam Silver training workshop in 2009 run by Tiffen, I have worked as a freelance steadicam operator and steadicam tutor.  Steadicam and moving camera compositions is an area that I am extremely passionate about and I am always refining my own technique, as well as sharing my skills and knowledge when teaching steadicam students.

Over the years I have taught Steadicam to hundreds of students, some of whom have gone on to become professional Steadicam operators in the media industry. 

Filmmaker - I am a Director, Producer and Writer.  I run an indepentant film production company and have a number of short films in development. My specific area of interest is short horror films. My last short film was screened at a number of film festivals around the world.  

Scriptwriter - Whether writing short scripts or developing full feature scripts, I have been actively screenwriting for 20 years and am currently working on a feature script which will be made into an independent feature film.

Areas of expertise

My areas of expertise include:
  • Steadicam Operation
  • Camera and Lighting
  • Scriptwriting
  • Filmmaking
  • Editing (Avid Media Composer)
  • Colour Grading (Da Vinci Resolve)

Last updated 30 January 2018