Meet the Film & Television Team

AM_WPressBiogPic_thumbAlan Moffat: Lecturer

In a previous life, Alan had a career making music and was signed to Creation Records. In 2004, after a year spent studying Audio Engineering at SAE Institute, he went back to Art School and gained a Masters in Digital Imaging.

He has worked on a range of commercial projects including adverts, music promo and short films for a variety of clients including Scottish Media Group, British Arts Council, Universal Music, The Royal Conservatoire and College Development Network.

Alan’s main specialism is location sound and he oversees general Film production throughout the Film and TV courses. He is currently course leader and main lecturer for HNC Television.

Michael Grant: Lecturer

Michael’s skillset is gathered from a career in the Creative Industries that spans the disciplines of advertising, art and design.  His career began in advertising as part of the creative team in a busy agency environment, creating print and media campaigns for a variety of clients including Jaguar, Range Rover, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Glenlivet.

Graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1995 with a BA Hon’s in Fine Art he completed a post graduate course in web development and digital imaging. Working with a number of new media agencies in Glasgow, before setting up as a digital consultant, designer and content producer specialising within the music industry.

Over fifteen years as a commercial freelancer he produced media  and content for a wide variety of bands and artists. Working with both major labels (Universal, EMI and Sony) and a number of smaller independents, (Domino, Independiente, Wall of Sound).

He has lectured at post-graduate level at the School of Television and Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, and has participated on the judging panel for BAFTA Scotland.

 Andreas Jonsson: Lecturer

Originally from the west coast of Sweden, Andreas moved to Scotland in 1999 to study Sound Production at Stow College in Glasgow. After a number of years of academic hiatus, he went back to Glasgow School of Art to achieve a Masters in Sound for Moving Image in 2013.

Andreas has created and produced sound and music for a variety of productions, from corporate promo’s to a number of short feature films. As a musician, he has also been involved in a range of projects, leading to a plethora of LP, CD and cassette releases as well as tours around the world, supporting bands like Mogwai, Faust and Michael Rother of Neu.

Teaching across both Sound and Film Production strands of the Creative Industries department, Andreas specialises in some of the more technical aspects of editing, effects compositing and sound design.

Tommy Marshall: Lecturer

Tommy has worked for a range of employers in the creative industries starting with Tone Zone PA systems in the 1970’s. He purchased his own system and ran that and a live music club in the Cumbernauld area for four years during which time he was involved in the first Cumbernauld live music festivals and was personal sound engineer for the Siobhan Lahbib band. He then did stints as an audio engineer in various recording studios across Scotland before eventually doing an ad-dip with merit in sound production at Stow College and prior to that, was course prize winner at Springburn College while studying audio/video engineering.

In the late 80’s he was programming PD software and working for several video production companies including Alba as a videographer/editor, and Photosound A/V as a photographer, videographer, and editor.

He started up the sound production courses here at the Cumbernauld campus (then Cumbernauld College) in 1995 with just £1,000 and most of his own equipment before eventually starting up the film and television courses at the request of the college management in the year 2000 under similar circumstances. They were known then as the media courses.

He has added various qualifications since then including Lettol, D34/35, Blender, TQFE and is a registered Adobe Proctor. He has added to his skillset as the developer and programmer of the learning styles CD-Rom, and has taught Maya 3d, Blender 3D, game level design, web design including HTML and various Shockwave Flash applications.

He has played the bass guitar since the age of 15 and has played in many bands, touring with a few.

Alec Cheer: Lecturer

Alec’s multi discipline approach stems from completing a HND in Fine Art at Moray College in Elgin. Initially specialising in drawing and painting. He went on to focus on digital graphics, photography, and video. He completed a BA hons in Digital Art (1st Class) in 2005 at The University of Paisley (now UWS) specialising in video art and animation, during which he was nominated for a Scottish Screens Students on Screen award under the no boundaries category and received a court medal for best student of the year.

After completing a Masters in 2&3D Motion Graphics at the Glasgow School of Art in 2007, Alec worked freelance on a wide variety of different projects in studio and remote for various clients ranging from independent artists/labels and companies to more commercial TV work, producing promotional material including tv promos/indents, motion graphics, music videos, animations, photography, and illustrations.

Alec is also a prolific musician and has a large number of releases to his name. His music has been released on labels in the UK and abroad and has been heavily played on radio stations as far as the US and Australia. He has recently ventured into composing film soundtracks, his first soundtrack for the film Sarah’s Room was nominated for a New Talent Scottish BAFTA for Original Music in 2014, while his second soundtrack for the film Night Kaleidoscope was released worldwide on Trunk Records in 2018.