Andy Jenks Radio & Film Tutor

Andy Jenks

Radio & Film Tutor


Biography

Andy has worked as a composer, producer, musician, sound engineer, video maker and graphic designer and holds a BA in Fine Art from Newport Art College.

Andy’s work has taken him to many places, from performing with his band at the Albert Hall and recording orchestras at Abbey Road to DJing in Tower Records in Tokyo and mixing albums in Los Angeles. He has been fortunate enough to have collaborated with artists including Madonna and Massive Attack, and has written music for many films and television programmes.

Andy has been recording at Christchurch Studios for more than 20 years and really enjoys working with the students, recording voices, creating sound effects and writing music for the short films made here. He loves the fact that the students get access to such an incredible and rare facility.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice