LSM is proud to mark 20 years of media education at the University of Lincoln. We love our graduates, students, staff and friends to share stories here. 12 Feb was our mentoring pilot &MtG2014 between our alumni working in industry & students.
Hello! I’m a third year LSM Media Production undergraduate and a student blogger, so I thought I’d hand out a few pieces of advice for first year students on my first official post.Continue reading → Other Student stories
Answer is Colin Reiners, our Principal Lecturer in Media Production!
You see he lives in Woodhall Spa and Colin’s creative images of rural Lincolnshire life formed a photographic tour, which is being showcased throughout Italy. His exhibition ‘Gnome Thieves Attack Woodhall Spa’ started last year in Pontremoli, continued with a successful tour around Italy to Milan. Colin said: “The opening attracted people from as far away as Florence, and even a bemused visitor from Boston, Lincolnshire!” Unsurprisingly (this week when the exhibition comes to a close but has been on track in Milan’s railway!) missing gnomes and Colin’s images that captured Woodhall Spa’s community are still hitting headlines there and in Colin’s home patch.
From Horncastle News: A missing garden gnome is raising the profile of a Lincolnshire village in a city over 1,000 miles away.
The exhibition’s about images of ‘works in progress’ which explores photography to document social anthropology with visual irony – can objects and realities appear different when they’re photographed? Colin’s large print format offer an alternative, without titles or narrative, to the norm of viewing photos on a screen or in much smaller print. Colin’s photographic work ‘Ladri di Gnomi Attaccano Woodhall Spa’ is an observational snapshot of Woodhall Spa’s history from its aviation heritage to today’s socio-cultural village life in England. Colin said: “The Pontremolesi appreciated the messages in the images, seeing them as distinctively English but offering parallels to issues very current in modern day Italy.”Continue reading →
The Excellence Scholarship recognised Alice’s outstanding academic achievement. She attained the highest amount of tariff points in one sitting during her BTEC Extended Diploma in Music. Alice’s accomplishment put her in the category of ‘the highest achieving new undergraduate students joining the institution.’
Lincoln School of Media’s Alice was one of nine first year students, from across the University’s Colleges, to get an Excellence Scholarship from the Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart: “Scholarships represents a very special moment for us all here at the University of Lincoln, when we acknowledge the successes of our newest undergraduate students.”
The Altered partnership is recruiting a new Curator, which will be a 1-year freelance paid contract. The Curator will lead the artistic direction and management of a one year touring programme of artworks around several or more of Lincolnshire’s parish churches. The closing date’s 5pm on 31 March 2014.
‘This post will not be salaried. There will be a set fee for project delivery, which will include all travel, sustenance, labour, communications and material expenses. The maximum fee available for this is £10,000; to be paid in agreed installments. The outputs and outcomes of the project may be delivered by either an individual or company. The Curator will be required to deliver on all project outcomes over a one-year period, commencing from a date agreed by the Altered Partnership. There will be no prescribed working hours; however, the Curator will be expected to meet targets agreed with the project partners at the outset of the project; these will be subject to regular review. It is also expected that the Curator will be on-site at churches across Lincolnshire as regularly as is appropriate to deliver the outputs/outcomes of the project. Altered is a unique project that aims to bring contemporary art and ancient church buildings together across rural Lincolnshire and is a partnership between the Diocese of Lincoln, University of Lincoln and artsNK.’
Further details about how to apply can be found here at artsNK’s site.
Hello I’m Simon Owen. I studied Media Production back in 2002-2005. Well, I am now the proud owner of a successful (so far) film company called Standby Productions in Manchester and looking to recruit a creative & enthusiastic Producer.
It’s a very rare opportunity as we’re looking to expand our talented crew. I’d like to point both existing and past students towards the position as we make cracking HD Films, which are high quality bespoke films for television and online. We’re looking for someone with a background in media who will be responsible for production co-ordination, assisting on shoots, basic editing and managing our Social Media activity. You’ll receive training in all aspects of film production, from conception to completion. Please send your CV with a cover letter (and a showreel, if you have one) to: email@example.comFind out more about the job at our website here. Many thanks! Continue reading →
February has been a busy month! I have just about completed my Production Assistant internship at Warp Films in Sheffield and I have had the best time, not just for experience, but because I am a huge fan of their films. I have experienced working in their head office with some extremely talented and well-respected people, such as multiple BAFTA award winning Diarmid Scrimshaw, the Producer of ‘Tyrannasaur’, which was such a highlight for me.
While I was there, I had the chance to work on a wide range of tasks such as, working with contracts and preparing paperwork for distribution companies, checking transcripts for DVDs, film development research and valuable administration experience. I also got to experience the feeling of excitement of a film appearing at film festivals and waiting for reviews and award nominations to come in. I learnt so much from this experience and have enjoyed every minute of it. Continue reading →
My name is Rachel Robinson. I am a third year Media Production student currently helping to organise the LSM Degree Show on 28th May. We want to contact past students in the hope of putting together a video compilation of 20 Years of Media at the Lincoln School of Media.
Grads please send work you created as a media student for a reel of ‘best bits’. We need a range of work – design, audio, photography, script, film & video – across all media genres! Email:
Find out what 9 Lincoln School of Media students and 2 lecturers got up to in Latvia when they completed the 2nd edition of Media Culture 2020. It is an innovative EU-funded programme designed to explore new modes of collaborative teaching & learning. Here’s an update from LSM’s Martyn Thayne and Graham Cooper:
The main objective of the Erasmus Intensive Programme was to break down classroom and campus walls by creating an open learning environment, where students from different countries and fields could explore and learn together. The multi-disciplinary project featured five universities from across Europe, including Lincoln, the University of Vic (Spain/Catalonia), Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Liepaja University (Latvia), and HKU Hilversum (Netherlands). In addition to the delivery of a number of interactive, online workshops, the project culminated in a two-week intensive programme hosted by Liepaja University, Latvia.
Hi, just wanted to share a few things! My name’s Gemma Pass and I graduated in 2013. When leaving university I so had just one thing in my head – getting into media production. And now after working in the media for 6 months I think it’s so important that current LSM students realise that there is so much more to the media than just production!
After leaving Lincoln I picked up a few runner day jobs and absolutely loved my time working on shows. But between that time I was miserable. It’s so hard to pick up long term contracts without some more permanent experience under my belt and worst of all I couldn’t afford to move to London without a guarantee that long term work was there to pay my rent. It was then that I came across a job as a Junior Scheduler near London. It wasn’t as glamorous as production work but hey it was a foot in the door. Now 6 months down the line I know I made the right choice. Since starting in August I have launched several TV channels, created promos for TV, designed channel logos and had complete editorial decisions on what plays out on air. Now my position with Canis Media is Channel Management and Scheduling Executive.Continue reading →
Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition will be open for submissions from the 1st March 2014. It said: Shore Scripts has grown from year to year. We have over 100 Production Companies on board to read this year’s top scripts. As well as that we have 21 Oscar & BAFTA winning industry Judges who will read our Winners screenplays. Like actor Jeremy Irons – The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Mission, Dead Ringers. We are also giving away £9000+ in money and prizes to our Feature & Short Winners. All the info can be seen at our site here and you can follow our Twitter feed @ShoreScripts
GOOD LUCK! Don’t forget to let us know how you get on with your entry …
2009 Media Technology alumnus Daniel Bowring works as a freelance camera operator and assistant for productions working with Bear Grylls to Freddie Flintoff. He feels that working as a runner laid the foundations for his future career: “You really have to be prepared to start at the bottom in this industry, I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to be a cameraman to start off working in a camera facilities company. You’ll learn a lot and they’ll still keep hiring you freelance after you’ve left.” The University’s alumni team caught up with Dan about flying the world:
Daniel’s work has recently been featured on the ‘Mountains’ episode of Bear Grylls’ Escape From Hell, where he filmed the survival expert perform stunts and survival techniques across the Dolomites mountain range in north-eastern Italy. He said: “It was great filming. Bear’s a really nice guy. It’s a lot of pressure though, he wouldn’t particularly want to jump down a Mountain into icy water more than once so, you really had to try to get everything perfect on the first take.” Continue reading →