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.

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 remotely 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.

Kim Beveridge: Lecturer

Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design  in 2005 Kim has worked all over the UK as a digital artist, film maker and video designer for live performance.

Her work to date includes: Whatever Gets You Through the Night, winner of Creative Scotland Best Theatre Award 2013 for the Arches, Roadkill, a multi-award-winning site- specific piece of theatre for Pachamama Productions and PENUMBRA, a contemporary dance film for The Work Room.

Kim first liased with the Film & Television department in 2017 during the ‘SHIFT’ project, a large scale theatre production by National Theatre of Scotland (NTS), Culture NL and North Lanarkshire Council.  Working with the students to create weekly magazine style videos featuring all the exciting events and preparation for the large scale theatrical event’ at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life.

Currently, she is an Associate Artist with Tricky Hat Productions and has been on a research trip to Japan as part of their core artistic team, supported by the British Council and Creative Scotland. As a result, the company will return there next year to produce a ‘Flames’ performance as part of the UK in Japan Programme 2019-2020.

Kevin Walls: Lecturer

After graduating from New College Lanarkshire with a degree in sound production, Kevin enrolled on the MDes in Sound for the Moving Image programme at the Glasgow School of Art. His end-of-year film Identical won the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Sound in 2015 and led to his first job in the film and television industry, working at a dubbing mixer on factual programmes for BBC and Channel 4.

Over the past five years, he has worked professionally in a variety of roles in the television industry including as a video journalist, live studio camera operator, editor, writer, and director. Recently he was the director of photography on the BIFA longlisted mockumentary Death of a Vlogger, which premiered at FightFest in 2019, and the editor and dubbing mixer on the documentary Crossing the Line for STV.

Kevin also achieved an MA in Television Fiction Writing at Glasgow Caledonian University with a scholarship from Warner Bros. Creative Talent. He was a member of the inaugural BBC Writersroom Scottish Voices comedy writing group and was recently commissioned to script on an original digital drama pilot by BBC Scotland. One of his most recent short films When Abbie Met Emmy premiered at BFI Southbank for the BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival.