The Media Production team is based in the Owheo Building at the corner of Union Street East and Forth Street. Media Production provides a wide range of services from the regular interlinking/podcasting/streaming of lectures to the recording of special lectures such as:
- public lectures
- conferences and symposia
- inaugural professorial lectures
The Unit is equipped with a three-camera high definition studio complete with microphone boom and capability for seating up to about 50 people. This can be used to record HD interviews, demonstrations, teaching resources and can also stream live as well as record podcast files.
The Media Production Unit is also equipped to handle simple or complex field production with a wide range of cameras, microphones and ancillary equipment. They can also provide format conversion, duplication and copying services.
Lloyd Walker, Media Production Unit Manager
Lloyd started at the BBC in the mid-90s and trained as a broadcast engineer. He worked for the BBC during the advent of digital technology supporting the many different products for which the BBC is renowned. He gained a wide knowledge of digital broadcasting, editing and post-production technology and equipment, working on many large and exciting projects. After more than ten years' service Lloyd took a sabbatical, and while travelling applied for a position at the NZ Broadcasting School in Christchurch. As their Television Technical Manager, Lloyd was in charge of managing the studio and production facilities for CPIT as well as tutoring students in the technical aspects of media production. Lloyd also runs his own freelance, post-production business and technical consultancy.
Lloyd has many years of experience in every aspect of professional audio and video production and leads a team dedicated to providing services to innovative and effective teaching and learning using all types of media..
Media Production Unit Manager
Tel 64 3 479 3779
Mob 021 723 779C
Don Knewstubb, Media Support Specialist
Don worked in television broadcasting for 15 years and retrained in database systems as part of a qualification in business computing before joining the Dunedin College of Education (now University of Otago College of Education). His roles in the unit include the video-recording of lectures and other events, making copies of tapes and discs, and transferring video and audio material to different media.
Don has also had extensive experience in studio floor management as well as lecture recording in both theatres equipped with recording equipment as well as using Media Production’s mobile recording devices. Don handles the bulk of the Unit’s format conversion and all of the copying, duplication and printing of DVDs and CDs.
Media Support Specialist
Tel 64 3 479 4238
Mob 021 044 1417
Jon Wolken, Media Producer
Jon has over ten years of professional experience in the field of video production. He began his career working in regional television developing a number of skills including camera operation and non-linear editing. Later he joined TVNZ as a news and current affairs editor. He also co-founded Mango Productions where he produced corporate and promotional videos, web media and TV commercials for a wide range of clients, both in the private and public sector.
He brings enthusiasm, skills and wide-ranging interests including technology, media studies and education to the University of Otago environment. The main focus of his role is to actively develop and promote the use of audio and video media working collaboratively with key divisional Marketing and Communications staff within the University, as well as the provision of high quality teaching support material.
Tel 64 3 479 7228