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Mark Smith

Liverpool Screen School

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

I have been at LJMU since 2000, when I arrived to develop and then lead an MA in New Media Production. More lately I have run an MRes in Screen & Interactive Media but the bulk of my time is concerned with teaching on the, BA Media Production here at the Liverpool Screen School.

Before returning to academia, I was involved in more commercial endeavors. After a period involved in theatre, BFI funded short film-making, video installation and live video performance and lighting design at, ‘The Haçienda’, I set up an independent production company with offices in both Manchester and on ‘Tin Pan Alley’ in London. We created documentaries and music videos for a number of recording artists; from the sublime, ‘A guy called Gerald’ and the ‘Jesus and Mary Chain’, to the ridiculous, ‘Wet Wet Wet’ and ‘Bob Geldof’. Additionally, I was involved in creating video and light installations, which were exhibited in a number of locations including the, ICA in London and venues in Paris, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Manchester.

Currently, my interests lie in storytelling, the enquiry into new narrative structures, whether passive or interactive for new audience contexts.


University of Salford, United Kingdom, MA Creative Technology
King's College London, United Kingdom, BSc (hons) Pharmacology

Academic appointments

External Examiner, Post Graduate Media, School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire, 2011 - present


1991. 'It Wasn't A Dream'

1990. 'Come Home' - JAMES

1989. Sundays - 'Can't Be Sure'

1989. 'Blues From A Gun' - Jesus & Mary Chain

1989. 'Brassneck' - The Wedding Present


Smith M. 'Haçienda' multimedia visual installation


Smith M. Voodoo Ray

Teaching qualification:

PGCert Higher Education. 2010


Most influential lighting design of the decade, Club Mirror. 1990


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA.