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Graduating 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.
I haven’t looked back, it has given me so much opportunity in photography but also in so many other aspects. Continue reading
Excited to see Indie-Lincs International Film Festival will be on in Lincoln (UK) from 14th to 16th February 2019. The fest “champions low and micro budget films and their filmmakers” and it was started 4 years’ ago by multi award-winning filmmaker and LSFM Senior Lecturer Dr Mikey Murray.
Indie-Lincs said: Tickets for Friday and Saturday are £5 concession / £10 full price for a day pass, or £8 concession / £15 full price for the weekend pass. There is an additional 20% discount on advanced ticket sales via the Lincoln Performing Arts website, so don’t delay – that’s less than the price of a single visit to the Odeon, but in this instance you will have a choice of 7 feature films and nearly 50 shorts, with many of the filmmakers in attendance. See the full programme here: www.indie-lincs.com.
Our graduates are invited to a social event. Hook up with your Uni of Lincoln friends to catch up and connect. The First Thursday Club is an informal business networking opportunity for alumni, academics and staff of the University of Lincoln (UK). Book here: https://bit.ly/2rprMdi
The Uni’s alumni team said: It’s a relaxed event allowing members to raise the profile of their businesses within Lincolnshire and further afield. Every event is held in the Student Union Tower Bar between 6pm and 7pm. If any graduate would like to give a 5-minute talk then please do contact via email email@example.com or call 01522 835 858.
The next event will be on Thursday 7th February 2019. LSFM’s graduate Zoe Easey, Director at Epix, will be the guest speaker on digital marketing. The other dates are: Continue reading
Creative Careers Festival is a fabulous FOUR-day programme of workshops, taster sessions, and mentoring linked to the creative industries and economy from Monday 4th to Thursday 7th of February 2019. College of Arts Career Advisor Helen McCarron said: The festival includes spotlight sessions on Design,Visual Arts, Publishing, Marketing, Education, Entertainment, TV and The Cultural and Heritage Industry.
This FREE festival is open to any University of Lincoln students interested in a creative career. Go along and join in – from the freelance drop-ins to producing your CV. See on-campus sessions http://uolcareers.co.uk/creativecareers and register please here.
Lincoln School of Film & Media is delighted that our undergraduates’ work have been nominated for 10 Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Film Awards 2019. Joint Media Production Programme Leader is Chris Hainstock: This year LSFM have received a record number of nominations for Regional RTS Student Film Awards this year, and we’re proud of the work the students have put in and the films themselves. We have three nominations for animation as well as others for drama and factual. In addition three craft nominations for Camera, Production Design and Editing. It is particularly pleasing to see a joint camera nomination for two female cinematographers working on a challenging period drama. We are competing against other Universities in the region such as Derby, Birmingham, Nottingham and Staffordshire – and we will find out the results on 28th February at the awards ceremony, which will include a special Lenny Henry sponsored award, and if successful the students will go through to the national award ceremony in June.
The winners will be announced at a celebratory ceremony on the evening of Thursday 28th February at The Book Rotunda in The Library of Birmingham, so here’s hoping for some ‘gongs’. Congratulations to the students and staff concerned – ‘and the nominations are’: Continue reading
University of Lincoln School of Film & Media staff and students welcome our new Head of LSFM, Art Historian, Dr Emma Watts. She said: I am delighted to be back in Lincoln after almost 21 years and thrilled to have joined LSFM. It is a priority for me to learn how the school ticks. I am looking forward to a full year ahead with some exciting projects in the pipeline, some challenges and many opportunities.
Emma has worked in various roles in academia, fine art and the creative industries in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong.
Season’s greetings from the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media. We wish all current and former students as well as the teaching teams a fabulous festive time. A reminder to our undergrads and postgrad students to please complete the module surveys to help us develop our courses from your constructive feedback. Thanks. The survey’s open until 23rd Dec https://lincolnsu.com/modules.
With students taking a break from their studies and tutors are marking, we reflect and look ahead with LSFM’s Senior Lecturer, and Joint Programme Leader for Media Production, Chris Hainstock: It has been a busy Semester overall and we hope you have found it challenging, in a positive way! As we look for inspiration for next year – why not take a look at our students and graduates’ work.
Jack Howard (Class of 2013) and Dean Dobbs (Class of 2014) are releasing their comedy web series online for free: JACK AND DEAN OF ALL TRADES. Watch a hybrid digital film by Media Production student Jason Elliot. Also 3D kitchen design by Brogan Laws made using 3DS MAX. A fashion promo by Saron Kiros. A documentary about backpacking and working abroad filmed in Australia by Katherine Stoner and Gina Tesloff – just a few examples of some student work. Continue reading
LSFM Lecturer Daz Scales said: All students, graduates and friends are very welcome to attend. No registration needed – just turn up promptly on 11th and 12th December at the theatre in the Stephen Langton Building on Brayford Pool campus, at the University of Lincoln:
Lecture 1 – Tuesday 11 December: 4pm-6:30pm – Stephen Langton Building lecture theatre (SLB 006): From Europe to America. From the Nickelodeon to Rin Tin Tin. Sound comes to the movies … Bogart, Cagney, The Assembly line, Animation, Oscars, The War years, “Casablanca”.
Lecture 2 – Wednesday 12 December: 5pm-7:30pm – Stephen Langton Building lecture theatre (SLB 006): TV threatens the studios and the fight back. Censorship and the movies. Kubrick, Harry Potter, the internet and beyond. Continue reading
Meet the Graduates is Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual alumni event on-campus for students to connect with creatives from the working world. Former students from 2002 to 2017 shared their experiences, tips and advice with current students on the 14th November with a Question Time Graduate Panel and Networking. You’ll see clips from the event from a student crew with New Media Lincs soon. In the meantime, here are some reflections from final year students and graduates:
Jo Ashman, Class of 2002 works in television from X-Factor to Springwatch: “The Mentoring programme and Meet the Grads are excellent initiatives. Getting to question people in the industry, actually doing the job you hope to do one day, is such a great opportunity for the students, one I wish I’d had when I was studying.” Continue reading
University of Lincoln School of Film and Media (LSFM) officially launched this month its Industry Mentoring between 20 professionals and undergraduates for 2018-19. Each academic year, we confirm media mentors who’re available to volunteer time from their busy workload to support students who applied for this 1-to-1 employability opportunity. LSFM Mentoring started as a pilot, in 2014-15 with the Uni’s Careers Team, and now has over 40 professionals on its mentors’ database. The School’s proud that the majority of mentors are our alumni. See a snapshot of this year’s inspirational mentors in our gallery here.
Ian Pook, Class of 2007 is a Brand & PR Designer based in Bristol. He has clients from M&S to White Stuff, and has been our media mentor for 3 years: Meeting my mentoree in person was very good to build a more relaxed and productive relationship going forward. It was very rewarding for me personally and looking ahead to hopefully assist my mentoree achieve a job in the industry once they have finished their degree. Continue reading