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Stephen Desmond

1994 …2020
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BIOGRAPHY

Stephen is Senior Lecturer in Film & Television Production at Southampton Solent University since 2009, teaching across the BA Film Production, BA Film, and MA Film Production Degrees. He has also taught photography production in other degree programmes at Solent. Stephen teaches Documentary Film Production, Fiction Film Production, & Experimental Film Production, Screenwriting, History & Theory of Film, Media Studies & Critical Approaches to Mass Media. In 2016 Stephen's 'Intro to Film Editing' classes at SSU received the highest student feedback (SUE SURVEY) results of any unit on the BA Film Production. 

Stephen is a commissioned filmmaker, university lecturer, and film-journalist. He has over 20 Years of lecturing experience in the field of film production and film studies. Stephen has been at the top of the senior lecturer scale in the UK for 18 years. He loves teaching diverse, international, non-traditional as well as traditional students. He believes passionately in expanding participation in higher education. He loves teaching in a team of committed colleagues.

Stephen has extensive experience in the postproduction industry as an editor and trainer of editors across the broadcast sector. He has an early-career specialism in media management and film commissioning for the independent sector. In Higher Education, Stephen has extensive experience in curriculum development and course management at an undergraduate and postgraduate level in the area of film & media.

In 2018-2019, Stephen brought George Carey, the founder of Newsnight on the BBC and acclaimed documentary filmmaker, to Solent University as an Honorary Visiting Professor in Film. 

George Carey--The Honorary Visiting Professor & Doctoral Nominee 2019

This is the link to the Solent University website and the press release: "Newsnight Founder, George Carey, Announced as Honorary Visiting Professor":

https://www.solent.ac.uk/news/school-of-media-arts-and-technology/2019/newsnight-founder-george-carey-announced-as-visiting-professor

Desmond interviewed George Carey in front of a live audience on campus at Solent University. This is the link to the Solent University website and the press release announcing the public event.  

https://www.solent.ac.uk/events/2019/in-conversation-with-george-carey

Some notable facts about Stephen Desmond:

  • Stephen won a scholarship to complete his MA at The University of Michigan (ranked in the world’s top 20 universities). He graduated with a 3.9-grade point average on a 4 point scale--one of the highest GPAs every recorded in the School of Literature, Science and Arts at U. of M. 
  • Stephen is currently completing his Ph.D. (which is a comparative praxis-study of Pedro Almodovar and Todd Haynes) at Dublin City University--considered to be one of the most innovative universities in The European Union.
  • Stephen's undergraduate degree is from DCU. In a university that accepts only the top 5% of school leavers, Stephen graduated 3rd in his class of 72 students. 
  • Stephen is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy of the UK—he was nominated by Roger Mills who has made over 120 films for television.
  • Stephen developed and ran the highly successful MA in Video Production & Film Studies at UWL for over 6 years
  • Stephen is known for mentoring and developing student final year production projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels which have success in the broadcast industry: At SSU, Stephen supervised Sophie Klingberg Kruhoffer's ground-breaking final MA Film about grief and bereavement that went on to be broadcast on Danish National Television: https://www.solent.ac.uk/news/school-of-media-arts-and-technology/2015/graduates-film-on-grief-gets-broadcast
  • Previously, Stephen supervised Yvonne Tang in producing her final MA Film 'Temple of the Tigers'-- a feature-length documentary that was sold to Discovery Channel, who provided additional production funding and production resources. The film ultimately became the broadcast hit of the year for Discovery around the world. 
  • Stephen taught for 7 years in the post-graduate division at the Parsons School of Design in New York ranked 'Number One' in the US as a university of the creative arts
  • At the age of just 30 years old, Stephen was offered the position of Executive Director and President of the Board of Trustees of Film/Video Arts—the largest non-profit centre for independent filmmaking in the US.
  • Stephen is the founder of the Centre for Conflict Resolution Journalism
  • Stephen is the recipient of The Solent University ‘Teaching Excellence Award’ 2018
  • Stephen is the recipient of the Thames Valley University ‘Teaching Excellence Award 2009'.
  • Stephen's postproduction-industry client list  includes: The Centre for Conflict Resolution Journalism, Penn Chemicals BV,  Dublin Institute of Technology, AVID Technology UK, Jim Bambrick & Associates, Headband & Liniment, Fuji International Productions, Moviola Digital, Post Resources, WTNH-TV8 New Haven, WBNE New Haven, Ticino Films, Lancer Productions, Soho Audio, Bloomberg Television, Little Dog Productions, Joetown Inc., Backstreet Edit, Lionheart Films New York, RAI, Phoenix Communications, Oracom Inc., Alchemy Digital, Cammach Associates, VH1/MTV New York, The Jewish Museum New York, Asset Picture New York, NVI, National Recording Studios New York, Swiss Television.

Stephen maintains a full LinkedIn professional profile which contains over 50 employment references and endorsements: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stephendesmond.

Stephen is also a member of The National Union of Journalists -membership no. GO927934.

Further details on Stephen can be found on the CCRJ website: www.ccrj.org/4595/37238.html.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Stephen is a commissioned documentary filmmaker, university lecturer, and film-journalist. Stephen has extensive experience in the postproduction industry as an editor and trainer of editors across the broadcast sector. He has an early-career specialism in media management and film commissioning for the independent sector. In Higher Education, Stephen has extensive experience in curriculum development and course management at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Stephen's postproduction-industry client list  includes: The Centre for Conflict Resolution Journalism, Penn Chemicals BV,  Dublin Institute of Technology, AVID Technology UK, Jim Bambrick & Associates, Headband & Liniment, Fuji International Productions, Moviola Digital, Post Resources, WTNH-TV8 New Haven, WBNE New Haven, Ticino Films, Lancer Productions, Soho Audio, Bloomberg Television, Little Dog Productions, Joetown Inc., Backstreet Edit, Lionheart Films New York, RAI, Phoenix Communications, Oracom Inc., Alchemy Digital, Cammach Associates, VH1/MTV New York, The Jewish Museum New York, Asset Picture New York, NVI, National Recording Studios New York, Swiss Television.

CURRENT WORK:

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020.  ‘Testing the Boundaries of Viewership in the Films of Todd Haynes & Pedro Almodovar’ “Stephen Desmond is currently creating a film art installation using emerging film technologies and software interfaces in conjunction with his written Ph.D. research thesis at Dublin City University As part of the installation's wider exploration of comparative viewership (aesthetic/technical topographies of empathy and desire) in both filmmakers, Desmond examines the influence of religious art and Catholic iconography in the cinematic mise-en-scene of Pedro Almodovar, and the figure of the marionette in the cinema of Todd Haynes”

DOCUMENTARY FILM, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Voices from the Nakba Revisited’. Desmond is UK editor on this new film about legacy Palestinian refugees from 1948.

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Palestinian Lives-Palestinian Voices’- Artefact 1. Desmond is UK editor.

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Palestinian Lives-Palestinian Voices’- Artefact 2. Desmond is UK editor.

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Palestinian Lives-Palestinian Voices’- Artefact 3. Desmond is UK editor.

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Palestinian Lives-Palestinian Voices’- Artefact 4. Desmond is UK editor.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

25 years teaching in Higher Education in theory & practice of digital media: digital video editing, documentary film production, drama production, TV Studio production, Photography, Video Art, Journalism, Experimental Media, sound design for film & video, radio production. Extensive experience in PG and UG curriculum development, planning of technical facilities to support curriculum growth, course management, including validation and quality control mechanisms.

Stephen is the recipient of The Solent University ‘Teaching Excellence Award’ 2018

Stephen is the recipient of the Thames Valley University ‘Teaching Excellence Award 2009'.

Currently Senior Lecturer in Film & Television Production at Southampton Solent University since 2009—full-time, permanent, top-of-senior lecturer scale.

Previously:

Thames Valley University, London (University of West London)

Snr. Lecturer & Course Leader MA in Video Production & Film Studies

Full Time

2001-2009

Hired at Southampton Solent University

 

City University of New York

Assistant Professor

Full Time

1997-2001

Move to UK

New School University & Parsons School of Design, New York

Lecturer in Digital Media

Part Time

1996-2001

Move to UK

Film/Video Arts, New York

Director of Education

Full Time

1994-1996

Hired at CUNY

College of Staten Island

Lecturer in Film Theory & Media Studies

Part Time

1991-1994

Hired at F/VA

University of Michigan

Instructor

Part Time

1989-1991

Move to NYC

Murray Consultants Public Relations, Dublin, Ireland

Account Executive

Full Time

1987-1998

Move to US

SEE ALSO:

Solent University stories that mention Stephen's teaching

Graduate's film on grief gets broadcast
Solent alumna, Sophie Klingberg-Kruhoffer describes how the MA final major film project she made under Stephen's supervision formed the basis of a series on Danish television. Sophie describes the role Stephen's teaching played in her development and she discusses her experiences in his fiction film and documentary units.

Making it big in the TV industry - alumni spotlight
This alumni spotlight story focuses on the films of Chris Dodd, who is now a successful ITN documentary producer. Chris describes his experiences in Stephen's documentary classes and how this helped shape his career success.

Graduate wins advertising award
BA (Hons) Film student, Carlotta Caldieri describes how her learning experience in Stephen's documentary classes and the classes she took with his colleagues led her to continued success in the film industry.

Film graduate sails the seas as a broadcast technician on Royal Caribbean Cruises
Solent alum, Craig Holden, now a senior broadcast technician at Royal Caribbean Cruises, describes his career success and how the guidance and technical training provided by Stephen helped him in his career.

For a worthy cause
BA (Hons) Film graduate, Jemma Fox describes her success in the post-production industry and the importance of her learning experience at Solent.

Film production: Virginia lands place on BFI Film Academy programme
BA (Hons) Film Production student, Virginia Rarra describes how she was selected to be part of the BFI summer training scheme for editors, and describes how her experiences in Stephen's editing classes led her to apply for the role.

Awards & Distinctions      

Stephen is the recipient of The Solent University ‘Teaching Excellence Award’ 2018

Stephen is the recipient of the Thames Valley University ‘Teaching Excellence Award 2009'.

Stephen is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy of the UK and was nominated into that role by Roger Mills who has made 120 films for television:

Dear Higher Education Academy:

I am writing this reference in support of Mr Stephen Desmond, who has applied for a fellowship through the HEA.

My name is Roger Mills. I have produced and directed over 120 documentary films for the major terrestrial broadcasters and won many awards, inter alia four BAFTAs in my own name, including the Desmond Davis Award for Services to Television.

I was the Academic External Examiner for the MA in Video Production & Film Studies at The University of West London (then TVU) from 2006 – 2010. It was there that I met Mr. Desmond, who was Course Leader for the MA during that period

Mr. Desmond’s career is a formidable one. He has over 25 years experience teaching in Higher Education around the world, including 5 years in the MA in Media Studies at The New School University in New York, and 5 years teaching on the MFA in Design & Technology at the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.

During my years as Mr. Desmond’s External Examiner in the UK I was impressed by his ability to:- design successful curricula: manage the MA programme itself: implement excellent quality mechanisms and record keeping: design effective and appropriate technical facilities: recruit, support , teach and mentor students from all over the world.

Due to Mr Desmond’s sustained energy in supporting each student to attain his or her potential, many international awards for filmmaking were won e.g. Best Directorial Debut from The New York Independent Film & Video Festival; Best Cinematography-International Section from The New York Independent Film & Video Festival; The MA student film ‘Temple of the Tigers’ commissioned by The Discovery Channel, which became its broadcast ‘hit of the year’.

Students also shone academically under Mr Desmond’s tutelage. PG fellowships were won at Yale University in the US, while some students advanced to complete PhDs by film practice at institutions such as Queens University Belfast.

Mr. Desmond shared a close and collegial bond with his teaching colleagues Witold Starecki and Luciano Zubbillaga. It seemed to me that the three worked most effectively as a team in delivering the best possible experience for the MA students under their care. Mr. Desmond was clearly well respected by his students, who appreciated his unstinting efforts on their behalf..

During my time as External Examiner, The MA course run by Mr. Desmond was taken through a formal 5 year periodic review practice, which was, evaluated by a team of internal and external advisors, adjudicators and quality audit professionals. The results were most satisfactory. Mr. Desmond’s ability to create a blended curriculum which interwove theory and practice was singled out for commendation, together with his capacity to stimulate learning around the mastery of technologies in ways which directed students towards wider theoretical and ethical concepts, critical awareness, sustained research and intellectual rigour.

I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Stephen Desmond for a HEA fellowship.
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Yours faithfully,

Roger Mills M.A. (Oxon)

Publications

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Stephen is a practice-based research academic with strong industry experience and knowledge. Stephen has an extensive research profile and history of research outputs which meet the ‘Research Excellence Framework’ criteria for practice-based research publication: See ‘Recent Publications’ section for an indicative list of 39 outputs, including films, screenings, radio broadcasts, film art installations, written articles, conferences, curated shows and exhibitions, artefacts, etc.

Research Keywords:

Practice-Based Research, Filmmaking, Radio Broadcast, Photography, Film History & Theory, Gender, Sexualities, LGBT Human Rights, Refugees, Migration, Multi-Culturalism, International Conflict Resolution.

Recent Publications

STEVE DESMOND'S RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (Film, Radio, Print) & MEDIA STUDIES CONFERENCES:

CONFERENCE CO-ORGANISER, Forthcoming October 2020:  Cleraun Media & Filmmaking Ethics Conference in Dublin October 2020.

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020.  ‘Testing the Boundaries of Viewership in the Films of Todd Haynes & Pedro Almodovar’ “Stephen Desmond is currently creating a film art installation using emerging film technologies and software interfaces in conjunction with his written Ph.D. research thesis at Dublin City University As part of the installation's wider exploration of comparative viewership (aesthetic/technical topographies of empathy and desire) in both filmmakers, Desmond examines the influence of religious art and Catholic iconography in the cinematic mise-en-scene of Pedro Almodovar, and the figure of the marionette in the cinema of Todd Haynes”

DOCUMENTARY FILM, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Voices from the Nakba Revisited’. Desmond is UK editor on this new film about legacy Palestinian refugees from 1948.

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Palestinian Lives-Palestinian Voices’- Artefact 1. Desmond is UK editor.

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Palestinian Lives-Palestinian Voices’- Artefact 2. Desmond is UK editor.

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Palestinian Lives-Palestinian Voices’- Artefact 3. Desmond is UK editor.

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Palestinian Lives-Palestinian Voices’- Artefact 4. Desmond is UK editor.

FILM ART INSTALLATION, Forthcoming 2019-2020. ‘Palestinian Lives-Palestinian Voices’- Artefact 5. Desmond is UK editor.

Ph.D. THESIS CHAPTER (1), Forthcoming 2019-2020: essay for publication "ESCAPING THE PRISON OF GENDER: SEARCHING FOR THE PANSEXUAL GAZE IN PEDRO ALMODOVAR’S ‘JULIETA’ AND TODD HAYNES’ ‘CAROL’.  Female Suffering, Penetrable Male Bodies, Desire, Spectatorial Positioning and The Crucial Question of Empathy"

Ph.D. THESIS CHAPTER (2): Forthcoming 2019-2020: essay for publication “Madonnas and Marionettes: The comparative politics of intertextuality in the films of Pedro Almodovar  and Todd Haynes

CONFERENCE PANEL CHAIR & CONFERENCE CO-ORGANISER, October 2018: 'Ethical Issues in Documentary Filmmaking',  Cleraun Media Ethics Conference in Dublin October 2018. Desmond interviewed panel members including Sinead O’Shea, the award-winning documentarian.

CONFERENCE CO-ORGANISER, October 2016: 'Ethical Issues in Documentary Filmmaking',  Cleraun Media Ethics Conference in Dublin. October 2016.

CONFERENCE PANEL CHAIR & CONFERENCE CO-ORGANISER, October 2014: 'Ethical Issues in Documentary Filmmaking',  Cleraun Media Ethics Conference in Dublin October 2014. Desmond interviewed panel members including Frank Connolly, the award-winning investigative journalist.

RADIO BROADCAST, 11th May, 2014, Interview with Mary Lawlor, Founder Frontline Defenders on Near FM Radio Station, Dublin. DESMOND IS PRODUCER OF THE PROGRAMME AND INTERVIEWER. As part of his professional practice research Desmond conducts interviews with major figures in filmmaking, politics and broadcasting. Desmond performs this role in an unpaid capacity for research and community service purposes, and to maintain his professional experience and development.

RADIO BROADCAST, 11th May, 2014, Interview with George Carey, Founder of Newsnight on the BBC on Near FM Radio Station, Dublin. DESMOND IS PRODUCER OF THE PROGRAMME AND INTERVIEWER. As part of his professional practice research Desmond conducts interviews with major figures in filmmaking, politics and broadcasting. Desmond performs this role in an unpaid capacity for research and community service purposes, and to maintain his professional experience and development.

RADIO BROADCAST, 13th April, 2014, Interview with Roisin Shorthall TD-Former Junior Minister for Health, on Near FM Radio Station, Dublin. DESMOND IS PRODUCER OF THE PROGRAMME AND INTERVIEWER. As part of his professional practice research Desmond conducts interviews with major figures in filmmaking, politics and broadcasting. Desmond performs this role in an unpaid capacity for research and community service purposes, and to maintain his professional experience and development.

RADIO BROADCAST, 30th March 2014. Interview with Rita O'Reilly of 'Primetime Investigates' on RTE Television, and 'Medical Journalist of the Year', on Near FM Radio Station, Dublin. DESMOND IS PRODUCER OF THE PROGRAMME AND INTERVIEWER. As part of his professional practice research Desmond conducts interviews with major figures in filmmaking, politics and broadcasting. Desmond performs this role in an unpaid capacity for research and community service purposes, and to maintain his professional experience and development.

RADIO BROADCAST, 16th February, 2014, Interview with Dr. Bill Tormey, Consultant Toxicologist on Near FM Radio Station, Dublin. DESMOND IS PRODUCER OF THE PROGRAMME AND INTERVIEWER. Desmond interviews Dr. Bill Tormey major figure in Public Health, and Public Health Policy. As part of his professional practice research Desmond conducts interviews with major figures in filmmaking, politics and broadcasting. Desmond performs this role in an unpaid capacity for research and community service purposes, and to maintain his professional experience and development.

RADIO BROADCAST, January 19th, 2014, Interview with Rodger Larson, founder of The Young Filmmakers Foundation, live from New York, on Near FM Radio Station, Dublin. DESMOND IS PRODUCER OF THE PROGRAMME AND INTERVIEWER. Desmond interviews Rodger Larson, major figure in community filmmaking, community art, alternative media, arts & culture in the United States. As part of his professional practice research Desmond conducts interviews with major figures in  filmmaking,  politics and broadcasting & the Arts. Desmond performs this role in an unpaid capacity for research and community service purposes, and to maintain his professional experience and development.

RADIO BROADCAST, December 31st, 2013. Interview with Filmmaker Alan Gilsenan on Near FM Radio Station, Dublin. DESMOND IS PRODUCER OF THE PROGRAMME AND INTERVIEWER. Desmond interviews Alan Gilsenan, major figure in filmmaking and member of the Governing Authority of RTE. As part of his professional practice research Desmond conducts interviews with major figures in filmmaking, politics and broadcasting. Desmond performs this role in an unpaid capacity for research and community service purposes, and to maintain his professional experience and development. Alan Gilsenan's Filmography Director The Road to God Knows Where, 1988. God Bless America:Gore Vidal, 1995. All Soul's Day, 1997. God Bless America:Marsha Hunt, 1997. The Irish Empire, TV series documentary, 2000. Zulu 9, short film, 2001. The Ghost of Roger Casement, director and writer, 2002. Sing On Forever, director and writer, 2003. Timbuktu, 2004. The Legend of Liam Clancy, director and writer, TV mini-series documentary, 2006. The Asylum, 2006. The Hospice, director and writer, 2007. Paul Durcan:The Dark School, 2007. The Importance of Being Irish, 2008. The Yellow Bittern:The Life and Times of Liam Clancy, documentary, 2009. Treasure of the Bogs, director and writer, 2011.

CONFERENCE PANEL CHAIR & CONFERENCE CO-ORGANISER, November, 2013 Conference organiser: A major conference galvanising advanced professional practice in the field of documentary filmmaking, journalism, media and communications, focusing on professional ethics, standards, disclosure, and covering investigating political corruption, corporate wrong-doing and human rights violation. CONFERENCE DETAILS: 23rd November, 2013, The Future of Investigative Journalism in Ireland, Conference Organiser and Symposium Chair, Dublin, Ireland A full service conference for journalists and academics exploring the development, history, theory and practice of investigative journalism in Ireland. Desmond organised and chaired the event through his research centre The Centre for Conflict Resolution Journalism Presenters included: Stephen Desmond, Chair Rita O'Reilly, Irish Medical Journalist of the Year, Reporter on RTE Primetime Seamus Dooley, President of the National Union of Journalists Dublin Remy Farrell, Senior Counsel, expert on whistle-blowing legislation Frank Connolly, Investigative Journalist, and author Constantin Gurdgiev, Lecturer, Journalist & Author

CONFERENCE PANEL CHAIR & CONFERENCE CO-ORGANISER, October 2012: 'Ethical Issues in Documentary Filmmaking',  Cleraun Media Ethics Conference in Dublin October 2012. Desmond interviewed panel members including Stefan Ronowicz, BAFTA award winning documentarian.

CONFERENCE PANEL CHAIR & CONFERENCE CO-ORGANISER, October 2010: 'Ethical Issues in Documentary Filmmaking',  Cleraun Media Ethics Conference in Dublin October 2010. Desmond interviewed panel members including George Carey, Founder of Newsnight on the BBC, Series Editor of Panorama, and award-winning documentarian.

SCREENING: Screening by The Frontline Club November 23rd, 2009 of Desmond's film: Desmond, S., 'The Jaweed Al Ghussein Story' The Frontline Club Headquarters, London. https://www.frontlineclub.com/?s=JAWEED+AL+GHUSSEIN

PRESENTATION: "Documenting Injustice--Making a Documentary in an International Context", Desmond, S., November 23rd, 2009. The Frontline Headquarters, London. (Presentation followed screening).

SCREENING: Screening by Foreign Press Association on July 2nd, 2009 of Stephen Desmond's recut film 'The Jaweed Al Ghussein Story' at Foreign Press Association Headquarters, London.


PRESENTATION: "Documenting Injustice--The Jaweed Al Ghussein Story", Desmond, S., July 2nd, 2009. The Foreign Press Association, London. (Presentation followed screening).

ARTICLE: "Documenting Injustice October 2007 Desmond, S., THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT


PRESENTATION: 'The Impact of Al Jazeera' at 'The Middle East and the Media' Conference-The International Media Council, London 2007

SCREENING: "Refugee Teachers", August 2006, short narrative documentary film about the experiences of refugee-teachers at Birkbeck College, London. Stephen Desmond was a co-executive producer and online editor. The film was exhibited at a public screening held by the refugee charity 'Reconnect'.

CURATED SCREENING: "Young British Experimental Filmmakers", August 2006, Curated screening of experimental film, Sonoimagenes Festival, Buenos Aires. Stephen Desmond served as co-curator with Luciano Zubbillaga.

SCREENING: "Peace or Patriotism: Journalism, War & the Search for Truth", April 2004, short narrative documentary about the journalism of war reporting. Stephen Desmond was co-executive producer and editor. The film was exhibited at ISTROART 2004.

FILM ART INSTALLATION: "DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY & VIDEO ART", August 2004. Public video-art installation at ISTROART 2004 in Galerii Medium, Bratislava. Stephen executive produced and co-curated the 'digital technology and video art' installation which was exhibited together with three other installations: 'performance & video art', 'sound & video art', 'identity & video art'.

ARTICLE: "Video Art 2", 2004, Desmond, S., ISTROART 2004 EXHIBITION CATALOGUE.

CONFERENCE CO-ORGANISER: "Peace or Patriotism", February 2004. A conference held in Belfast for academics, war reporters and journalists. Desmond co-organised the conference with Barry Lowe.

CURATOR FILM SCREENING, 1993-1994. LESLIE THORNTON ARTIST MENTOR WORKSHOP SCREENING, ON BEHALF OF FILM/VIDEO ARTS & NYSCA AT LINCOLN CENTRE CINEMAS, NEW YORK CITY.

CURATOR FILM SCREENING, 1993-1994. CHERYL DUNYE ARTIST MENTOR WORKSHOP SCREENING, ON BEHALF OF FILM/VIDEO ARTS & NYSCA AT LINCOLN CENTRE CINEMAS, NEW YORK CITY.

CURATOR FILM SCREENING, 1993-1994. BARBARA HAMMER ARTIST MENTOR WORKSHOP SCREENING, ON BEHALF OF FILM/VIDEO ARTS & NYSCA AT LINCOLN CENTRE CINEMAS, NEW YORK CITY.

CURATOR FILM SCREENING, 1993-1994. ROSA VON PRAUNHIEM ARTIST MENTOR WORKSHOP SCREENING, ON BEHALF OF FILM/VIDEO ARTS & NYSCA AT LINCOLN CENTRE CINEMAS, NEW YORK CITY.

OTHER OUTPUTS

FREELANCE FILM EDITOR AND POSTPRODUCTION TRAINER, 1986-2019. DESMOND’S CLIENT LIST INCLUDES: The Centre for Conflict Resolution Journalism, Penn Chemicals BV,  Dublin Institute of Technology, AVID Technology UK, Jim Bambrick & Associates, Headband & Liniment, Fuji International Productions, Moviola Digital, Post Resources, WTNH-TV8 New Haven, WBNE New Haven, Ticino Films, Lancer Productions, Soho Audio, Bloomberg Television, Little Dog Productions, Joetown Inc., Backstreet Edit, Lionheart Films New York, RAI, Phoenix Communications, Oracom Inc., Alchemy Digital, Cammach Associates, VH1/MTV New York, The Jewish Museum New York, Asset Picture New York, NVI, National Recording Studios New York, Swiss Television. 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & COMMISSIONER, 1986-2019.

DESMOND HAS PERIODICALLY, FROM TIME TO TIME, CONTROLLED AND ADMINISTERED FILM FUNDING FOR EMERGING AND INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS THROUGH SUCH AGENCIES AS 'THE ARTIST MENTOR PROJECT' AT FILM/VIDEO ARTS WHICH DISTRIBUTED NYSCA (NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS) FUNDING. HE HAS PROVIDED SEED FUNDING FOR A RANGE OF INNOVATIVE FILM PROJECTS.

DESMOND HAS ALSO CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCED AND SUPERVISED A RANGE OF AWARD WINNING AND COMMERCIALLY SUCCESSFUL FILMS PRODUCED BY FILMMAKERS IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE AT A RANGE OF PRESTIGIOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

REPORTS: 2003-2009. Desmond produced a range of extended reports in his capacity as Course Leader for the MA in Video Production & Film Studies at the University of West London relating to internal and external validation processes, periodic reviews and external audits. 

EXTERNAL & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES WHICH ARE AWARDED RECOGNITION BY THE REF

September 2013-December 2014 (and continuing in 2015) AVID Learning Partnership. Instigated & Progressed AVID Learning Partnership (ALP) for AVID Media Composer at Southampton Solent University. AVID is the Industry Leader in High-End Digital Film Editing Technology for the Broadcast Industry.  

January 2014--Ongoing. Appointed Trustee of Major Refugee Charity. Invited to become a full Trustee of the respected charity 'Reconnect'. Reconnect is committed to facilitating the training/employment of unemployed /underemployed refugees with special emphasis on teacher training and refugee journalists. Reconnect has facilitated the training of over 60 teachers in partnerships with Birkbeck and The Institute for Education. Reconnect is also currently implementing a Postgraduate Certificate for refugee journalists. Other trustees of Reconnect include Caroline Demian, the Director of Meryl Lynch.

May 2014-Ongoing. 

2019-elected to represent national UCU on the Trade Union Congress.

2019 re-elected LGBT Officer on The Southern Region of UCU-The University & College Lecturers Union.

2019 re-elected as Equality Officer for The Southern Region of UCU.

November 2018-re-elected to the National LGBT Standing Committee of UCU. 

Twice winner of National election to the National Executive Committee of UCU (LGBT Seat), Equality Officer London Region, etc.

August 2013-Ongoing. Police Liaison. As an advanced media practitioner, and as a member of The National Union of Journalists, I was re-selected this year as Police Liaison Officer/Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator for the area in which I have lived for over 12 years-Ealing, London. In this capacity, I have headed a range of community consultation projects relating to local development initiatives and planning issues. I have worked extensively in consultation with my local community and the local Council, local Councillors, local police and a range of officials. Nominated three years in a row for a Pride In our People Award

 End of ‘Recent Publications’

 

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