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Michael Sankey and Ken Morton discuss the multi-media production facilities at USQ

Michael:
Thanks for joining us, I have Ken Morton with me. Ken is a senior multimedia developer in the Creative Media Services area here at USQ. Ken you have been working with multimedia for awhile now, what kind of work do you do for the academic staff and the teaching program here at USQ?

Ken:
Well the range varies quite considerably. We have simple work like enhanced diagrams we might be adding colour or cleaning up of diagrams then we get into interactive diagrams with some simple interactivity – perhaps audio, video included. Through to quite complex animations and interactive exercises for example we have done some for the music department the oral training series which was done some 14 years ago it has just been redone a series of 6 CD’s and we have examples in the sciences and engineering in particular where if the lecturer has a problem in trying to get across a concept to the students then perhaps we can make that a little bit easier or provide some enhanced exercises for them as far as their training goes.

Michael:
So i assume you are working fairly closely with other members of your media area?

Ken:
Yes, we work with the graphics team, photography and audio and video and we can bring all of those various facilities into the work that we do, so it’s multimedia.

Michael:
Ok cool, so just small projects up to large projects?

Ken:
Yes, things that can take just a few hours to put together through to something that might take several weeks or maybe even longer on a big project.

Michael:
So if an academic staff wants to come and get some work done, how would they go about that?

Ken:
First of all they should be in contact with their LITE team or their LRDO’s but if they are just thinking about something, they’ve got a concept then they are quite free, our door is open, to come and see us talk about, is it the sort of thing that we can help them with? We can give them some pointers and then they can go back and discuss it with the other members of their LITE team or LRDO.

Michael:
So if they had an example from somewhere else that they came and showed you, you would be able to... kind of advise them on?

Ken:
That is correct.

Michael:
Ok cool, thank you very much Ken.

Ken:
Good