Contributor: Tony Dowmunt
Tony Dowmunt is currently the Course Convenor for MA Screen Documentary at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he teaches aspiring documentary makers. He also co-supervises PhD students working on projects that involve media practice. For much of his working life Tony worked as a documentary filmmaker, first in community and political video activism, then as a producer (predominantly for Channel 4).
Tony has taught at MA level for the last 20 years. From 2003-2006 he had an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts, which included the production of an experimental video-diary film, A Whited Sepulchre.
Tony is a founding member and also serves on the Steering Group of AVPhD, an AHRC funded training and support network for all those doing, supervising and examining audio-visual practice based doctorates. Starting in September 2005, AVPhD has mounted more than a dozen events across the UK and Ireland; the practice research projects covered, include (but are not restricted to) documentary, fiction, narrative/non-narrative film, non-linear and new media.