FREE! Festival of Creativity, Uni of Lincoln | 28 May – 7 June 2019

Festival of Creativity 2019 organised by the College of Arts at the University of Lincoln (UK) will run from Tuesday 28th May to Friday 7th June. Organisers said: it will be  bigger and better than ever before with contributions from across the whole University. 

We have 21 exhibitions and 19 special events There’s so much going on and something for everyone! Many of the events require booking as tickets will be in high demand, but everything is free so visit the website lincolnfestivalofcreativity.co.uk and follow on Twitter @FestCreativity.
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We are excited, too, about the Lincoln School of Film & Media’s collections from the next generation of creatives in their End of Year Shows:  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Tips: what are employers looking for?

Meet the Graduates! We continue our clips from LSFM’s last alumni symposium (2018-19) with our graduate panel sharing with current students a few tips of what employers are looking for when you want to get a job in the media?

Alumni advice from Class of 2006, Film Director/Producer Mike Beddoes; Class of 2007, Graphic Designer Ian Pook; and Class of 2012 working in multimedia, from scriptwriting to acting, Dani Moseley. Continue reading

Graduation Ceremony, LSFM | 12th September 2019 @10.30am

The University of Lincoln School of Film & Media’s Graduation ceremony will be at 10.30am on Thursday 12th September 2019 at the lovely Lincoln Cathedral.

The University will be in contact with *eligible students, usually by email, this month (April 2019) with further details about registration dates and times. The registration process will need to be completed online. Please ensure your personal contact details are up-to-date, including your personal email account and permanent address.

See more details about September 2019 Graduation on the University’s webpage https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studentlife/graduation Continue reading

Drawing & Design for Animation Exhibition | SLB, 4-11 April 2019

Your invitation to view LSFM’s 2D Drawing and Design Animation Exhibition. It’s on in the Stephen Langton Building foyer, Brayford Pool until Thursday 11th April. Drawing & Design for Animation Exhibit

Programme Leader in Animation, Jane Batkin said: Please share with students and staff and come along to see the selection of work from our BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects 1st and 2nd years.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Alumni on their Uni experience

Meet the Graduates!  See alumni advice captured at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. From the Graduate Question Time panel hear them reflect on what part of their Uni experience helped them in pursuing their passions. Designer Ian begins by confessing what job he thought he’d like to do …

On the panel: Class of 2007, Graphic Designer Ian Pook; Class of 2012, Photographer Steve Smailes; Class of 2017, Illustrator & Book Designer Jamie Hammond; Class of 2007 Scriptwriter and Actor Dani Moseley; and Class of 2016, TV Researcher Emma Bridgewood. Continue reading

Industry Mentoring 2019-20 | OPEN to LSFM Undergraduates

Call-out is OPEN for University of Lincoln School of Film & Media undergraduates to register their interest for a mentor from the media industry.  This superb student opportunity is due to start in the next academic year (2019-20), subject to the School’s schedule. LSFM Industry Mentoring is designed for TWENTY selected students to be mentored by a professional who volunteer their time from the working world.

Currently our media mentors are working in design, photography, animation, film, television, radio, and audio production, as well as in multimedia jobs from scriptwriting to social media. LSFM Year 2 and Year 1 undergraduates need to apply by MONDAY 29th APRIL 2019.  Simply download and complete this LSFM MENTORING 2019-20 Student Form. Return your form to Lynn Johnson via email: LJohnson@lincoln.ac.ukThank you. Continue reading

LSFM Society, Launch Party | 29.03.2019 at The Platform

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union will launch the brand new Lincoln School of FIlm & Media Society on Friday 29th March. The event will be held in The Platform, above The Engine Shed, from 6:30pm to 8.00pm and all at LSFM are welcome to come. Here’s a message from President of the LSFM Society, Media Production student, Naomi Lawson:

The event will essentially be an opportunity to experience a taster social at The Platform. There’ll be a finger-food buffet, the bar will be open and there will board games and a quiz with prizes. The committee will do a short presentation about what our society is and what we intend to do, but other than this it will be a chance to socialise and meet students and staff from different areas of LSFM.

Please email media@lincolnsu.com if you would like to attend (just for an idea of the numbers) or email Naomi if you have any queries or to get more involved.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Video Alumni Advice: Work Experience

Meet the Graduates! Watch alumni advice  captured at Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. First, see a brief introduction from the Graduate Question Time panel and find out where alumni are working.

Here on the LSFM Blog we’ll be running a series of clips from the Question & Answer session covering how competitive is the media field?; job search strategies; what are employers looking for?; how best to sell yourself on social media?; and more. We’ll start with a couple of graduates, Jamie and Dani, on their tips about gaining work experience. Continue reading

Congrats LSFM Winners | RTS Midlands Student Awards 2019

Congratulations to RTS winning student teams at LSFM – scooping THREE AWARDS. University of Lincoln School of Film & Media creatives won at the Royal Television Society Midlands Student Awards 2019: in the Animation category LSFM had achieved all 3 film nominations with Harlem Nocturne, Uplifted and Papier and the award went to … 

… Papier by Tabitha Lay, Emily Leaning, Katie Thomas, Natasha Ray and Charlie Bartlett. At tonight’s award ceremony in Birmingham was Programme Leader BA (Hons) Animation and Special Effects Jane Batkin: “We are incredibly proud that our students were nominated and that Papier has won the RTS student award this year! All the students involved made a phenomenal effort to create these films and it’s fabulous that their work has been recognised at this level.”

MORE RTS Award winners were in CRAFT SKILLS: Continue reading

Hannah Smoker, Class of 2010 | Military Photographer

Hannah Smoker RAF PhotographerGraduating can seem like a joyous but also daunting process, entering the ‘real world’ of employment and fulfilling those career dreams. But the question I found was where do I start? After completing BA (Hons) Media Production at the University of Lincoln in 2010 I knew I wanted to pursue a career in photography or film, but didn’t know how to even remotely achieve it as well as be able to afford to live. There are a lot of free internships out there to gain experience but I didn’t have the savings or come from a location where I could do it living from my family home. 

So I decided to go travelling, visiting New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Upon my return still none the wiser I continued in a trade I had worked in since a teenager, catering. But knew that although it had taught me a lot and shown me that a hands-on job role is what I would like, it was not going to get me closer to the world of media. I also tried my hand at family portraits and wedding photography but realised this was not the job that I wanted to pursue long term. Living in Lincoln helped me gain knowledge and understanding of other options, the main one being that the Royal Air Force has a photographer role, after deciding to join, I completed all the tests required and was on basic training within 6 months of sending that application form off.

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I haven’t looked back, it has given me so much opportunity in photography but also in so many other aspects.  Continue reading