Martin has over 30 years of broadcast experience in engineering at the BBC and ITN, and as a training consultant. He specialises in delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and professional training in the areas of HD and UHD systems, acoustic design, multichannel and spatial audio, video and audio compression, music recording and stereoscopic 3D.
Martin was a visiting lecturer at Southampton Solent University and Ravensbourne for several years before joining the staff at Ravensbourne as senior lecturer in digital technology in 2001. He became the subject leader in broadcast technology at Ravensbourne in 2008, developing and managing four BSc courses. He also delivers the course units for the two MA/MSc programmes in Broadcast Futures and 3D Stereoscopic Media. He played a key role in the specification and commissioning of Ravensbourne’s state-of- the-art HDTV facilities during its relocation to an award-winning campus at Greenwich Peninsula in 2010.
Martin is passionate about 3D and works as a stereographer and camera operator on short film productions. Several of these films have been shown at film festivals around the world, including Los Angeles, Korea and Barcelona. His academic and practice-based research is in the area of stereoscopic 3D and the nature of the immersive experience. He believes that there is still a widespread misunderstanding of the full potential of the stereoscopic effect to be a powerful tool in the creative storytelling toolbox.
Martin compiled the Illustrated Dictionary of Moving Image Technology for Focal Press and his other publications include a paper on innovative engineering teaching published by the Higher Education Academy.
Martin Uren BSc (Hons) MSc FBKS FHEA
Associate senior lecturer
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