Gary Neville hand-picks student artwork for Hotel Football & Hotel Football student artwork preview

As part of the University’s exclusive partnership with Manchester United’s ‘Class of ‘92’ (Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville and Nicky Butt), Art & Design students were given the chance to produce football-themed art for the hotel, which will open next door to Old Trafford stadium in early March 2015.

Gary Neville visited the University to personally brief students on the project, over 100 artworks were submitted in a range of media – including paintings, graphic design prints, photography, sculpture, illustration, screen printing and digital design.

Around 70 artworks created by students been hand-picked  for the Class of ’92’s new Hotel Football were officially unveiled at the venue on Friday 20 February 2015.

The student artists were welcomed by Class of ’92 member and former England international Nicky Butt to a special preview evening at the hotel, located opposite Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, where they had the chance to see their football-themed art hung on the walls of 133 bedrooms, the reception area, Café Football and the Stadium Suite.

Later our filmed footage been used by iTV Granada NEWS:

All videos reports are edited by Ryan Deane.


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This photo is taken by me in Salford Peel Park. It was an early evening on the sunset time, so the sky wasn’t so bright and it had a lovely red color on horizon.

I used low ISO (160) and fast shutter speed 1/200, to catch those flying birds without bluriness. Aperture was opened at F/4, so it gives that soft background transition to sky.



University of Salford & Class of ’92 partnership

Manchester United’s Class of ’92 and the University of Salford have agreed a partnership which will see students and academics heavily involved in the development of Salford City FC, the Old Trafford Supporters’ Club and Hotel Football.

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Since signing this partnership I’ve been involved as a Camera Operator.

My main role is to film different type of content for them, like:

• Seasonal home matches of Salford City FC, that belongs to Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary and Phil Neville;
• Hotel Football student artwork preview, that been shown on ITV Granada News.
• Fashion collection show preview at Hotel Football
• Hand-picks student artwork for Hotel Football interior decorations by Gary Neville.

Escape – Short Film

Film was made by 2 year PSVT (Professional Sound and Video Production) Students for Intermediate Video course assignment.

Film produced by Arthur Siuksta, Aaron Bowcott and Andrew Chapman.

Film ‘Escape,’ was placed 2nd in the Jury Prize at The Tom Ainsworth Short Film Awards. ( Organised by Manchester and Salford Film Society ).

Michael – Arthur Siuksta
Victim & man in the park – Aaron Bowcott
Camera Operator – Andrew Chapman
Sound Recording – Aaron Bowcott & Arthur Siuksta
Script Writing – Aaron Bowcott, Andrew Chapman
Editing – Arthur Siuksta
Post – Production – Arthur Siuksta

Cameras: Canon 6D, Canon 600D

Street Drums

If you ever been to Manchester on weekend, then probably you walked through the city centre (and if you were lucky it was a sunny day), it is likely that you seen a lot of performances around.

This is one of them that I cached next to Piccadilly Gardens.  This Drum guy (Max Kersh) is a great Drummer and on a spare time he comes to city centre to play for citizens.

Video was filmed with one take, so to make it look like that, I had to cut it into pieces and edit in that way that it would sound that it is entire composition.

Wedding Highlights

This is my first own project and work experience, where I’ve been filming Wedding and making a video edit of it. Original video takes longer than a hour, so to give you a taste of it, I made another short edit.

I’ve been using my Canon 6D with 24-105 EF lens. At that time I didn’t have shoulder rig or any stabiliser systems, so most of it was filmed from hands (that is why I had to spend a lot of time to stabilize it later in post).