Andy began teaching digital media production at The Media School in 2017. In 2019 Andy accepted the position of associate lecturer and technical officer at The Media School, since then he has coordinated HEJ140 Making Media and HEJ260-370 Media Projects. Andy has taught into documentary and events units at postgraduate level.
Andy is a passionate digital content creator interested in factual filmmaking in the fields of environment, science, adventure and sport.
In 2014, while studying his Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Media & Communications and The University of Tasmania, Andy started a media production company, Crow’s Nest Media, with fellow student Fraser Johnston. In the four years that followed Andy created content for a David Attenborough documentary, an Economist film, national television networks and web pages and communications for businesses such as CSIRO, TasPorts, Integrated Marine Observing Systems (IMOS), University of Tasmania, NESP biodiversity hub and many more. Andy also created the content for the big screen at The Hobart Hurricanes home matches from 2014-2018.
Date of award
Bachelor of Arts
University of Tasmania
Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Media & Communications
University of Tasmania
Film Making, Digital Media, Media Production, Podcasts, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 360 Video, Video Editing, Filming
- Unit Coordinator HEJ140, 2019-present
- Unit Coordinator HEJ260,270,360,370, 2019- present
HEJ140 Making Media
Andy’s research aligns to the University’s research themes of Creativity, Culture and Society as well as environment.
Andy is part of the ongoing The Pet Project research team that explores people, pets and creative arts through creative arts workshops where pet owners create artistic representations of their animal companions. In his role on The Pet Project, Andy has contributed to short films that share the stories of relationships between people and their pets.
In his current Masters by Research project, Andy is producing an environmental documentary using techniques and approaches more commonly found in contemporary popular documentaries. By applying different production methods to the environmental documentary genre, Andy hopes to explore possibilities for the future of independent environmental film.
Fields of Research
- Fine arts (360602)
- Cultural and creative industries (470204)
- Culture, representation and identity (470208)
- The performing arts (130104)
- The creative arts (130103)
- Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
- Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise) (130603)
- Teacher and instructor development (160303)
Grants & Funding
Number of grants
- The projects aim is to understand how Tasmanians are experiencing and adjusting to the social, political and economic responses to COVID-19, in particular the project aims to explore the potential benefits, connections and impacts of human-companion animal relationships during and after home isolation and COVID 19 disruptions, and document the connections formed between humans and animals in home isolation situations through an arts based workshop methodology.
- Regional Arts Australia ($9,997)
- Administered By
- University of Tasmania
- Research Team
- Rubenis N; Keating MJ; Carson S; Watt YM; Terhell A