University of Salford Manchester

Technical services team

The Technical Services Team at MediaCityUK support teaching and learning, broadcast production, project delivery and University and commerical events within our specialist spaces: TV & Radio Studios, Digital Performance Lab (DPL), TV News Studio, Audio Post Production, Dubbing Theatre, Egg Reception and Egg Suite. Our Creative Technical Demonstrators (CTDs) are multi-disciplinary and have specialist skills across a range of technology. In conjunction with the academic community and industry we support research and investment in new technology to enrich the student experience and enable high quality teaching and learning.

Our team consists of:

Ameera is responsible for leading and managing a diverse team of experienced technical specialists, alongside a portfolio of creative spaces.Her team directly support both students and staff, and also delivers a range of activities working with commercial clients, from delivering Media Training and              TV              Studio              productions, to              one-off              events which take place within any of our spaces.We actively encourage the use of students within all events to ensure we enrich the student experience here at MediaCity. Ameera ensures that the facilities are updated with the latest technology and equipment to              enable              high              quality              teaching              and learning.

E: A.Hill@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 2691                                                                        

Ann Howley (top) & Gillian Netherton provide full support for the Head of Technical Services and associated team members, including finance, diary management and Events support.Both are SAP users and use CMIS and Kinetics to book ad-hoc Events.                                                                                                                                                      

E: a.howley@salford.ac.uk /g.f.netherton@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 4784                                                                                                                                                      

Jan manages and delivers multiple projects at Media City, which cut across all our specialist spaces. She leads the Creative Content and Events Team, which focuses on the Digital Performance Laboratory (DPL), the Entrance Area including the EGG Suite, and all associated hardware and software including the              management              of              our              digital              signage and creation of content.                                                                                                                                                      

E: j.bradley@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 2689                                                                                                                                                      

Tamsin is an Events Officer for the University at the MediaCityUK campus. If you are looking to run an event in the building, she is the first point of contact. Tamsin will book the space for you, organise catering and assist with event  logistics.                                                                                                                                                      

E: t.middleton@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 5114                                                                                                                                                      

Damon is responsible for the operation of the EGG whilst contributing to its ongoing development from a technological and creative viewpoint. His background is in real time 3D creation both as asset creation and also interactive environments. Also advises on maintenance and health & safety.                                                                                                                                                      

E: d.reid1@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 0165                                                                                                                                                      

Ian is responsible mainly for the Digital Performance Lab but also contributing to the effective delivery of all events that use our facilities.                                                                                                                                                      

E: i.currie@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 6120                                                                        

John is the main contact for clients wishing to display their content within the building.Responsible for designing and configuring bespoke and third party content for display, conferences, events, and for research purposes.Specialist in creating aesthetically dynamic animatedcontent.                                                                                                                                            

E: j.b.joseph@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 0163                                                                                                                                            

Neil leads the Broadcast Production team, which includes TV, Radio Studios and the Facilities Store.He also has a specialism in Broadcast News and works across the Journalism programmes and Quays News delivering technical workshops.                                                                                                                                            

E: n.salmon@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 6065                                                                                                                                            

Ash provides full support to both TV Studios for commercial and academic purposes, including advice on health & safety, maintenance and future technological developments.                                                                                                                                            

E: a.j.tidball@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 6012                                                                                                                                            

Liz provides full support to both TV Studios for commercial and academic purposes, including advice on health & safety, maintenance and future technological developments.                                                                                                                                            

E: e.starkie@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 3731                                                                                                                                            

Joe provides full support to both TV Studios for commercial and academic purposes, including advice on health & safety, maintenance and future technological developments                                                                                                                                            

E: J.E.John@salford.ac.uk

Shaun provides full support to both TV Studios for commercial and academic purposes.                                                                                                    

E: s.p.cooper1@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 6012                                                                                                    

Rik is responsible for both Radio Studios and also trains students on the use of the radio mixing desk and associated recording/play-out software both in timetabled demonstration classes and skills workshops.Also runs skills workshops in audio editing using Adobe Audition software. Rik also looks after some          background          functionality          of          the          SiSo online booking system.                                                                                                    

E: r.berry@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 724                                                                                                    

John is responsible for all three Radio Studios and also trains students on the use of the radio mixing desk and associated recording/play-out software – both in timetabled demonstration classes and skills workshops.He also runs skills workshops in audio editing using Adobe Audition software. John          also          works          with          Neil          in supporting Journalism modules.                                                                                                    

E: j.h.cranmer@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 6012                                                                                                    

Mike helps with all studio and post production for Quays TV, working with students to produce two live programmes per week plus other pre-recorded content. He also works with Neil in running training workshops for all new Quays News members.                                                                                                    

E: m.d.halligan@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 6695                                                                                                    

The team which supports audio, post, animation, CVG and web and also provides an interface between the academic community and ITS for the development of studios and labs at MediaCityUK.                                                                                                                                            

E: f.wooff@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 3564                                                                                                                                            

Bernie provides support for audio production and audio post production including software, hardware and recording techniques for foley, ADR and location sound recording. Bernie is a certified AVID Pro Tools instructor and specialises in sound recording, mixing and live sound. He also advises on future              technological developments and maintenance.                                                                                                                                            

E: b.steer@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 3380                                                                                                                                            

James provides support in 2D/3D Animation, Motion Graphics & Colour Grading. Proficient in After Effects, Maya, Nuke, Photoshop, and DaVinci Resolve.Also advises on future technological developments, maintenance, and Health & Safety.                                                                                                                                            

E: J.Russell@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 3183                                                                                                                                            

Louis provides support for the delivery of technical services to all our customers including students, academics and external clients within the specialist subject area. Louis is a certified Avid Media Composer user and has extensive knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro, amongst other Adobe products.                                                                                                                                            

E: l.k.young@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 6366                                                                                                                                            

Alasdair provides support to students who use the makerspace, this includes assisting with the design and fabrication of physical or digital prototypes utilising CAD, 3D print and other CAM or traditional solutions. Alasdair also assists in a wider variety of mixed digital media delivering support including              Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Autodesk Maya, Arduino and developing interactive installations.                                                                                                                                                      

E: a.c.w.swenson@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 8126                                                                                                                                                      

Janan provides support for the delivery of the BA in Film Production and is skilled in pre-production, production and post-production processes and techniques; teaching a wide variety of production techniques and equipment as well as post-production techniques and software.                                                                                                                                            

E: j.o.yakula@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 8177                                                                                                                                            

Guy leads the facilities equipment store and Media Asset Management teams. He maintains and develops all TV and radio studios, specialist spaces and asset management systems. His background is in broadcast engineering and specialist systems installations.                                                                                                                                            

E: g.j.corbett@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 7142                                                                                                                                            

Martin is responsible for maintaining and providing technical support for the University’s Media Asset Management system available at the MediaCityUK campus. Martin is also knowledgeable about Video Codecs, Workflow and Post-Production NLE software.                                                                                                                                            

E: M.J.Williams@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 6510                                                                                                                                            

Dave is responsible for the organising, and maintaining resources to ensure best availability of facilities and equipment store.                                                                                                                                            

E: d.j.gowin@salford.ac.uk
T: 0161 295 0101                                                                                                                                            

They provide day to day support for the facilities store, assisting in the smooth operation of equipment loan.