Joseph Fallon, Class of 2010 | My story so far! Editor Zealot LA

Joseph Fallon

Joseph Fallon 2017

 I have been asked to write for the Alumni page a few times, but I have always had a goal in mind which I strived to achieve, before I started to look back.

Today I am sitting on a laptop in my apartment in West Hollywood, living a life I had dreamt about for over 14 years. So I thought it was a good time to write something.

This is a very long story, BUT if you prevail to the end, like all good stories, there are some valuable lessons inside.

From University to Editing

I got my first video camera for Christmas when I was 15 and never put it down. Like most, I grew up dreaming of working in Hollywood, directing movies.

I studied Media Production between 2007-2010 specialising in Single Camera and Digital Media. By the end of the course I was passionate about all aspects of the degree, even the parts I left behind in previous semesters. After graduating I was undecided on what to do next, my first thought was to do a Masters. In order to pay for it, I decided to take a year out, get the first job I could find as I saved up.

The job turned out to be the Mcdonalds at the end of my road. While working behind the grill, I applied for jobs and work experience at various production houses to gain media experience. After hundreds of emails and applications, and 7 or 8 interviews for Runner and junior positions, I was unsuccessful. I needed experience, which I was unable to get. I was trapped in the classic catch 22. Continue reading

George Horne | Director

LSM Graduate George Horne (LSM Graduate 2010) is building a name for himself as a Director, based at lonelyleap an independently owned, multi award winning production company with offices in London and New York City.

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Clients include: BP, BBC, Channel 4, Bentley, CNBC, Intel, Kew Gardens, KPMG, Levis, Rio Tinto, Save the Children, Alcatel-Lucent, Ogilvy & Mather, Tumi, Film4, McCains and The World Economic Forum.


Recently George wrote, directed and graded this new Rimmel London promo.

“We edited in house on FCP, shot on 2 5D MkIIIs, sound was recorded on an external boom and clip on mics, shoot ratio was really high as we wanted to capture certain elements of spontaneity, fun and movement, oh and we also used a Sony Hi8 camera for the little vintage camera bits.” Continue reading

Christmas Greetings to all our Alumni

Happy Christmas to all our Alumni
from @lincolnmedia – our Twitter Account

LSM Christmas Card

(Clue after leaving Lincoln he went to the National Film and Television School)

(from Chris Hainstock)

Adam Moss, an Olympic ‘FIRST’

Adam Moss (class of 2010) recently completed working on the OFFICIAL FILM of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

A documentary called FIRST which follows 12 first time Olympians on their journey.
Directed by Caroline Rowland FIRST is a co-production with Mango Films, Southern Cross Cameras, ZenHQ Films

Adam told us:
“I have recently had a very crazy experience being an assistant editor (avid) on the official film of the London 2012 Olympic Games (I also had the opportunity to go and shoot some material too) It has meant working with hundreds of hours of footage and makes editing ‘Void’ my student film seem like a walk in the park! A very eye opening experience”

FIRST will be released on 23rd November 2012

images courtesy of First Facebook page

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Simon Dunn – Feature Film Camera Debut

Simon Dunn (LSM Graduate 2010) has been taken on as a Camera Assistant for a new feature film shooting at Leavesden Studios, “300: Rise of an Empire”.

Simon told us:

Simon Dunn starts on new Feature Film at Leavesden Studios

“I got approached to be represented by a professional Film/TV agency based at Shepperton Studios. They wanted to represent me as a Camera Trainee. I’m absolutely over the moon as things finally are starting to move forwards and I finally get to work on my first feature!

Simon starts next Tuesday as part of the underwater department on the new feature film, and we wish him all the best.

300-Rise of an Empire (Pic – Warner Bros)

Simon has already been working on the set of Hollyoaks and has recently been part of the winning team on the 48 hour film project.



Class of 2010 graduates steal the show

Six graduates of the Lincoln School of Media have just won a hat-trick of prizes at the 48 Hour Film Project with their film “GLOVE”. Joseph (Joey) Fallon, Jonathan Sankey, Emma Godley, Simon Dunn. Josh Roberts and Ashley Pay, who all graduated in 2010, entered the competition ‘on a whim’.

Competing against a wide range of film makers including 18-strong studio teams from around the UK, the graduates brainstormed on a Friday, filmed all day Saturday and edited up to the wire.



At the UK awards ceremony on 6th October 2012, at the Pheonix Theatre, London – Joseph Fallon won Best Director (with a £5000 Sony camera as prize). The team then won the Audience Award, in a landslide audience vote (prize 2 memberships to the Arts Club in Soho). Finally they won Overall UK Winner, with their film being screened, which then received a huge round of applause. The prize was a trip to Los Angeles next year and entry to the Worldwide competition.





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Perseverance Pays off for Promising Producer Graduate

ERIKA BUTCHER graduated in 2011, with a Degree in Media Production and a prize for best student in a producer role.

Erika, said in 2011
“I originally worked in a theatre, but moved over to admin to pay bills. I tried to get back into the creative side of things, but it was so difficult without prior film experience. I came to University to further my career.”

You can see one of her final year films “Off the Beaten Track” here

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