Meet the Graduates lived up to its name as our former and current students got together for the Graduate Question Time and Networking on-campus. Thanks to everyone for making it a memorable alumni event. There are more posts to come and clips from a student crew via New Media Lincs. These images are from LSFM mentee and third year media production student Rory McCarney. #
Meet the Graduates is the School’s alumni event to bring together our graduates and students to share experiences, passions and make face-to-face contacts. It’s free, in-house on the 1st floor Minerva Building. 29 October 2014 from 2-5pm.
Between 20-30 alumni are coming along from the media and creative industries (work permitting!): acting … screenwriting … designing … music video directing … photography … TV production … local radio … presenting … promotions … working with effects … video production … indie filmmaking … managing media companies …
2pm: Ask what you’d like to know at the Graduate Question Time, so come prepared for the Q&A. 3pm: Mingle! You can make personal contact at the informal networking with any alumni you choose. See some alumni who’re attending here!
The countdown is on! Students please let us know you’re coming to MtG, see our Facebook page for the event and share. What’s not to like?! Graduates don’t forget to email you’re attending firstname.lastname@example.org & follow LSFM graduates on Twitter. For the event use #. Thanks.
LSM’s graduating students, Class of 2014, will no doubt get asked what’s next? Soon-to-be alumnus Andrew West – a freelance camera operator, editor and award-winning photographer – shares his thoughts on that question and writes: refrain from asking what I’m going to do in the future … simply ask me what I’m doing in this moment now.
The last three years of University has been the greatest learning experience of my life so far and I’m due to graduate in a few months time. I feel like this requires a fresh blog, a new way of presenting what I’m doing and building on a foundation of experiences which have taught me a lot about who I am and what kind of person I want to be. It’s a really strange feeling, having had so much direction over the last 21 years of my life to suddenly be hit with the thought suspending question by many of ‘What are you going to do now?’, the answer to that, as I have realised over the last few months is that it doesn’t really matter. I don’t need to lead a life permanently set in stone, to immediately settle down in a continual routine, to become another brick in the wall. I’m lucky to be in a position in which I have liberty to wander in whatever direction draws my energy towards, so intend to do precisely that. Continue reading
I’m currently working for a creative technology company called rehabstudio as a creative technologist … funnily enough! It basically means that I generate concepts, ideas and prototypes for brands such as Google, Converse and Red Bull, as well as internal R&D. I usually focus on building and engineering physical objects/things that are also digital in some way (similar to the phrase “internet of things” that’s getting pasted around at the minute). I also make this kind of stuff in my spare time, like BitTag, which questions our relationship and how we value fiat currency in the physical world when compared with new Cryptocurrencies. This gained the attention of the BBC, live CNBC (pretty nerve racking) Yahoo and Cnet to name a few.
Flood Beacon is my latest project focusing on using technology for good. It is engineered to broadcast live data such the current water level, GPS location and any sudden accelerations the beacon may feel from sudden flooding. Alerts can then be sent to our smartphone application (push notification when someone is in immediate danger), monitoring stations.
And a note on my MA project progress. Continue reading
I have always been creative since I can remember and loved to paint and draw, it is in my genes and what I feel I was born to do. I then came across technology and put the two together as photography is a form or art. In 2006 I found my new love which was film photography.
At University I did my first 2 years continuing the media module photography along with other modules. But in my third year I specialised and decided to focus on Single Camera. I carried out various roles but found my passion and enthusiasm to rise when I took on the role of Camera Operator and DoP within production of short films. I found that I love being behind the camera and seeing all the exciting visuals, which only YOU, the person who has control over the camera gets the privilege to see FIRST and be in control of creating these. We used Canon DSLRs to film the short films, below you can see my camera work in action.
I had already been doing some photography work for free during 3rd year at uni to help build up my portfolio. After LSM, I started up in August 2013 once I moved back home to Cambridgshire / Bedfordshire – I am not sure how it all fell into place after this but it just happened like it was meant to be…. unconsciously! Continue reading
LSM’s student Bradley Hart’s captured images, so far, of LSM Showcase and you can find his photos on Flickr here. Today’s schedule at the LSM Showcase 2014 is from 12-noon to 5pm. The organisers of Lincoln School of Media’s end of year degree show said:
It is your last chance to come down and see what amazing projects have been created by the LSM Class of 2014! A display of some of the most cutting edge and forward thinking work you can imagine. Feel free to come along at any point. LSM Showcase | @LSMShowcase | FB |
The public can enjoy a range of artwork, multi-media production and live performance across the College of Arts, which has a two-month exhibition programme to celebrate the work of final year students. More at the College of Arts Degree Show site.
What’s on at the Lincoln School of Media’s degree show called LSM Showcase? See this visual programme, which will help you to find final year students’ work in the MHT Building on the Brayford Pool campus at the University of Lincoln. The video was created by LSM students Emily Cowlishaw, Catherine Chibnall, with thanks to Alex O’Brien and Rachel Dodds and music by students in Audio Production and Media Production.
THIS evening the LSM Showcase is still going strong, ahead of another day tomorrow, and you’re invited to network in the EMMTEC Lecture Theatre. Then from 9pm the organisers would like you to join in the celebrations at L4 Bar (just across the Brayford, on Guildhall Street) ‘for some drinks, music and merriment until late into the night!’ Follow @LSMShowcase | On FaceBook Continue reading
These are some images captured today at the LSM Showcase by LSM student Bradley Hart. Thank you for sharing: Daniel Wright displaying his game on the Oculus Rift; Ryan Ashcroft with his photography work; Ambient lighting setting a tranquil theme in the sound & radio lab; and the super SoundSpiral that is kitted out with speakers to showcase radio and audio production work, which is unmissable outside the MHT Building!
LSM Showcase is on all day tomorrow and Friday on-campus at the University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool. Keep up-to-date (from screenings in the lecture theatres to photography exhibitions) and follow on Twitter @LSMShowcase and/or the Lincoln School of Media @LincolnMedia. Continue reading
LSM’s degree show organisers said: “Had great feedback from all the teaser tracks released … and some more fantastic tracks to show today.” Have a listen! The first teasers for LSM Showcase are on soundcloud.
Keep updated and follow @LSMShowcase on Twitter. From 28th to 30th May come along to the MHT Building on the Brayford Pool campus where you’ll ‘see the latest display of new media practitioners ready to graduate, with some of the most cutting edge and forward thinking work you can imagine.’ We’re a multi-disciplinary school, meaning you’ll find work ranging from: SCRIPT | MULTICAM | DIGITAL MEDIA | AUDIO | DOCUMENTARY | PHOTOGRAPHY | SINGLE CAM | RADIO | DESIGN Continue reading
Come along to the Lincoln School of Media’s end of year degree show. See the next generation of creatives’ work in the MHT building from noon on Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th May. The SoundSpiral will be unmissable! It is an audio interactive inflatable space. A printed programme of all the events will be available from the degree show’s reception desk in the Atrium.
The student team at LSM Showcase said: “Twenty years ago the Lincoln School of Media began the first Media Production degree in the UK. Today it’s still going strong producing some of the best talent in the country, and that’s what we want to celebrate. We’re inviting you to come to the LSM Showcase, a display of new media practitioners ready to graduate, with some of the most cutting edge and forward thinking work you can imagine.”