Today’sHEADSPACE was LSFM’s on-campus industry event organised by Senior LecturerZara Healy. Our Visiting Professor Trevor Dann opened the day. He introduced industry guests, who were primarily our alumni and BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Managing Editor Charlie Partridge. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain an insight into the range of employment after graduation. Work can be in many forms as our graduates shared why they started their own media businesses; how to leap from local radio into local telly as well as network TV; and doing forms of digital media to pursue their passions. Here are some moments captured at Headspace 2015 – networking and socialising.
I left University with a 2:1 BA Hons in Media Production. During my degree I began doing freelance work for friends and friends of friends at the place where I worked. I did this under the production company banner name of Standby Productions, with the 1st project going out in 2003, I think. I also made a load of skateboard videos under that name too, before I even got to University.
When I left Uni I worked in bars etc to earn enough money to go travelling around the world, which I did with 3 friends from University for 14 months. It was an absolutely incredible experience and I would highly recommend it. On my return to the UK I began searching for jobs in the Media industry, something that I found extremely difficult, as there never really seemed to be any jobs available and everyone kept telling me it’s who you know and not necessarily what you know. I had my own camera gear and home edit suite, so began producing some more projects on a freelance basis, just by speaking to as many people and possible and then telling them that they should have a video made for their company, haha!
If I have one piece of advice it would be to talk to as many people as possible and keep everyone on your side as you never know when they might be able to help you – and tell people what your interests are and what you’d like to do, you never know who they might know! Continue reading →
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more about the job at our website here. Many thanks! Continue reading →
Happy Days! Snapshots of some of our alumni for this afternoon’s ‘Meet The Graduates’. It is LSM’s annual networking event between our grads and students. Thirty alumni from the creative industry and media-related areas are looking forward to seeing students in EMMTEC. Have your questions ready for the Q&A at 2pm. Then have an informal chat (over a cuppa!) from 4pm to share experiences.
Nick Farrimond, Class of 2001 Director Seal Films
Holly Smith, Class of 2010 Vfx
Simon Ross, Class of 2012 audio assistant
Scott Farrow, Class of 2010 Video Producer
Aleysha Minns, Class of 2013 Intern at Warp Films
Jordan Livermore, Class of 2009 TV Assistant Producer
Dave Barrow, Class of 2001 Director Seal Films
Steph Grove, Class of 2010 Digital Content Marketer
Meet the Graduates (MtG)is always a highlight at theLincoln School of Media. Katie Martin, class of 2012, captured our alumni at this year’s networking event between graduates and students. Katie’s just finished an internship at the Uni and now she’s landed a staff job here as Social Media Officer – many congrats. This is her vox/pop on tips graduates would give to our third year students. It’s a timely piece as the next generation of our creatives leave the LSM, so listen up and good luck!
Final year students, we look forward to seeing your stories here so please keep us posted on what you’re up to! Of course you’ll be invited to our next Meet the Graduates, but for now the buzz of this year’s is still with us.Continue reading →
Meet the Graduates (MtG)is always a highlight at the Lincoln School of Media and this year’s networking event between graduates and students was no exception. As our third year students are on the verge of graduating (good luck), our alumni were asked what they missed most about being a student? Katie Martin, who graduated last year, captured frank and funny answers from alumni talking about their love of Lincoln and that student lifestyle …
Q: Why are Contracts like Train Connections? A: They Never Arrive When You Need Them.
It is literally three years ago since I wrote my first blog for the LSM page. I know this because I just read it again to remind myself what I wrote in preparation for writing this entry. Hopefully my grammar has improved since then!
Three years ago I had been working for a little while on a show called My First Place, a real estate show about first time homebuyers. I was a production coordinator for the show so I was in charge of getting the legal releases required for the show so we could film people and locations. I loved this job, it was great fun. Continue reading →
Four LSM graduates are key members of the team creating a film record of a major new stage work about Lincolnshire. The film premiere is at the Drill Hall in Lincoln on Tuesday July 3. Tickets are £5 (£4 concessions) from the box office on 01522 873894. Later it moves on to Stamford, Gainsborough, Sleaford, Hemswell, Grantham, Leasingham and Spalding.
You’ll probably remember the Uni Radio Station, Siren FM, and think the only things to come out of it were building up your CV, learning the trade or its eclectic blend of music! For the then 2nd year student Katy Atkinson and 3rd year student Rob Dowell something a bit longer lasting and yes soppier came out of it…a marriage!