Paul Ottey

Job Title and Responsibilities

Lecturer in Film and Television Technology
Award Leader Film Production Technology (Top Up)

About me

I developed my passion for film and moving image during the video boom of the 1980’s consuming a wide range of mainstream and more obscure and alternative films with a particular love of low budget B movie horror. My practical and technical interests led me to begin a career as a mechanical engineer and designer, working for major automotive brands such as Ford, Renault, Skoda and Jaguar.
I changed career paths after producing video materials for our automotive clients. I worked on a number of corporate videos before moving into factual production, and have since worked on numerous documentary programmes, short and long form films and personal filming projects.


BEng Mechanical Engineering
BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology

Professional Memberships and Activities



Undergraduate course development
Film and Television Production

Research and Interests

Low budget film production, factual television production, experimental sound design and film. Exhibited through international broadcast, international film festivals and online.

Selected Publications

Essential Travel (2013) Dir: Paul Bridges, Cinerokom Festival Hollywood
Crimes That Shook Britain: Series 1 – 5 (2008-2013) SKY C&I Network
Shannon Matthews: The Disappearance (2009) SKY C&I Network

Current Teaching

BSc Film Technology, BSc Television Technology


Paul Ottey
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