Leighton Moody Technical Manager (Digital Arts)

Leighton Moody

I am responsible for managing a large team of technical staff across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities including the School of Digital Arts (SODA). A trained filmmaker, I have worked for Manchester Met since 2012, acting as Technical Officer for Filmmaking for a decade and simultaneously as Team Leader of Digital Arts for 8 years, until December 2022.

My background is in videography and filmmaking – and my professional interests include live-streaming, music, filmmaking, photography, gym, history, nature and science.

I completed a BTEC National Diploma in Communications and Media at Cleveland College of Art and Design in 2001, graduating with a BSc in Film Production Technology from Staffordshire University in 2005. I have an extensive background of training in the field of filmmaking, having completed numerous courses at London Film Academy, Avid at Pinewood, FutureWorks and Blackmagic Design. Until recently I was a fully certified Avid Learner Partner and Instructor and a certified user of DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, After Effects and FCPX. In 2021, I achieved FHEA status, which reinforced my commitment to education and standards under the Advanced HE Framework.

I am also a fully trained manager, having completed the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 3 Award in 2016 and having many years of experience in formative roles with leading large and diverse specialist teams.

In January 2023, I became Technical Manager of Digital Arts and remain active in the media/film production industries.


Contact our specialists


Digital Media Bar in Chatham: digitalmediabar@mmu.ac.uk

Digital Arts Bar at SODA: soda.techhub@mmu.ac.uk

Photography Bar in Chatham: photography@mmu.ac.uk


For more information on opening times and access, students should visit the Technical Services FAQs for Digital Arts here: Technical Services – Students – Arts and Humanities | Manchester Metropolitan University (mmu.ac.uk)