FREE Postgraduate Taster Day | University of Lincoln on 7 March

UoL_brayfordpoolInterested in a Postgraduate Course? Then come on-campus THIS Saturday. See our PG courses at LSFM. Details on the Taster Day are from the University of Lincoln’s PR Manager Ian Richards: People with a passion for learning can choose from more than 30 different subjects on offer at a FREE Postgraduate Taster Day on 7th March 2015, from 10am-1pm, at the University of Lincoln’s main Brayford Pool Campus.

The University’s hosting a series of masterclasses inviting members of the public to experience a Master’s level study for a day. Activities cover a rich array of academic disciplines, across the arts, sciences and social sciences – from exploring historic archives to considering major scientific challenges. Book now! Continue reading

Paid Internship | Lincoln Drill Hall

Opportunity for a paid part-time Communications and Marketing Assistant Intern. It’s posted by our 2014 Graduate Catherine Chibnall, Online Media Assistant at the University of Lincoln College of Arts:

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Lincoln Drill Hall is looking for a dynamic intern who is passionate about events, arts, communication, digital, culture, people and Lincoln. This fantastic opportunity is available to recent graduates of the College of Arts as part of RADAR, our Creative Graduate Accelerator Scheme in partnership with Threshold Studios.  This part-time role will involve working with the Drill Hall Marketing Manager and team to deliver a number of marketing tasks from online communications and social media to management of print materials and assisting with live events.  Continue reading

The Drift (2014) | Wins Excellence Award at IndieFEST Film in LA

TheIndieFEST-Film_Awards-logocroppedCongrats to our 2008 graduate, an independent filmmaker and LSFM part-time lecturer Darren Scales for winning an Excellence Award at The IndieFEST Film Awards, in Los Angeles, for The Drift (2014).  Darren aBackyard Productions UK directed and produced the science-fiction feature film, which was made over three years on a low budget of £5,000 and with a high number of willing volunteers (100!).  He said: 

Darren-Scales_2008-GradI am so pleased that The Drift has won this award, more so because of the fantastic contribution made by the crew, many of them from the University of Lincoln – at this School. It just goes to show that hard work and motivation pays off, now with an LA award, even when you have a tiny budget! The charitable indie is currently looking for distribution: mail@bypuk.com

LUMAS | Lincoln School of Film & Media’s Showcase

LUMAS_logoNews about LSFM‘s inaugural event LUMAS, which supports the charity Media Trust. The LUMAS organisers were delighted last night and said: Thank you to everyone who came and supported. Congrats to all our nominees and winners. Linc TV and others captured the event and here are some images retweeted @LSMAlumni from our glamorous graduates, students & staff.  Many thanks!  

More from Lizzy Mitchell at the University of Lincoln press about the event, award winners and guests: Continue reading

Robin Sheppard, TV Drama Director | Film & TV Talk

Interested in TV drama, directing, scriptwriting or authorship? Then don’t miss a talk and Q&A session with television director Robin Sheppard.  The session will be based on her own experiences of working with writers in British TV Dramas from Jack Rosenthal (Lucky Jim, 2003) to Sally Wainwright (At Home With The Braithwaites, 2003). She said:

Robin-Sheppard_TVDramaTalk_25.02.15I will talk about the director’s relationship with the writer – the creative dialogue at the heart of British TV. Showing clips from my work to illustrate how this dialogue is realised on screen.

There’ll be lots to see and opportunities for asking questions.  ALL are welcome on Wednesday 25th February at 2pm in the University of Lincoln’s EMMTEC Lecture Theatre (MT0007).  See Robin’s impressive industry CV here.

Simon Dunn, Class of 2010 | Camera Trainee on Spectre (2015)

Simon-Dunn_2010GradSimon Dunn graduated in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Media Production and he’s currently working within the UK Film industry as a 2nd AC & Camera Trainee on various different productions. Since November 2014 Simon’s been working on Spectre (2015), which is the twenty-fourth James Bond film, as a Camera Trainee on the Main Unit at B24 LTD. See some behind the scenes footage from the creators …

Film Production Summer School | 19th July to 1st August 2015

LSFM-FilmProductionSummerSchool_2015 The Lincoln School of Film & Media 2-week Summer School 2015 concentrates on the key aspects of film production, including scriptwriting, cinematography, producing, directing, sound and post production. If you always wanted to know how the professionals do it then now is your chance. Not only will you have access to our state-of-the-art facilities, field trips around the UK, film making workshops and seminars delivered by industry guest speakers, you will also be actively involved in the production of at least one short film, mentored by experts from all areas of film production. Read more about this opportunity, the fees and more details in the Film Production Summer School 2015 Flyer. Please feel free to contact Brian Hall for more information: film@lincoln.ac.uk 

Pop-up Exhibition 21 & 22 Feb | By Clementine Monro

Clem-MonroSenior Lecturer at Lincoln School of Film & Media Clementine Monro is having a Pop-up installation/ exhibition of her current work at Hackthorn Village Hall in Lincoln. Clem said:  It’s a POP UP exhibition, so only on for a very short time. This is keeping in tune with the title of the exhibition called Perpetual Transitions: A Communication Between Photography and Absence Within the Spatial Experience of the Ruin, which is the culmination of my MA by Practice-Based Research in Art. Photography, ruins and spatial experience are all passions of mine.  The ruin carries the notion of constant change – perpetual transitions. Here today and gone tomorrow! The exhibition opening is on Saturday 21st February at 6:30pm. Drinks and food will be available.  On Sunday 22nd the exhibit will run from 10am until 2pm.  Hope you can make it! Continue reading

Latin American Cinema Symposium | 21 Feb at EMMTEC, Lincoln (UK)

Organiser of this research event Sarah Barrow (School of Film & Media, University of Lincoln), with Clara Garavelli (School of Modern Languages, University of Leicester), invite you to a Symposium on Latin American Cinemas:

Head for the EMMTEC Building for the receptionMe, Myself, and Others: A Cinematic Approach to Latin American Encounters (Part 2) will be held at EMMTEC conference centre, Brayford Campus, University of Lincoln, Lincoln (UK) on 21st February 2015 between 10am & 7pm.  This day-long research event, sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), the University of Leicester and the University of Lincoln, brings together scholars who have been working on different projects on the theme of Otherness and Encounters in Latin American Cinema, with practitioners working within and outside the film industry. The day, a follow-up to a similar event held in Leicester in October 2014, will include panel presentations, a film viewing and a video-installation.

Registration fee: £15 (full day, includes all refreshments)  | Register now Screening only (4-6pm) is FREE entry and includes introduction and discussion with the director.

The registration deadline is Wednesday 18 February 2015. Symposium details:  Continue reading

Final year student Edward Buxton | Whovian winner’s story

Our final year media production student Edward Buxton shares one of his most memorable moments from last year.  He’s pictured with actor Samuel Anderson aka Danny Pink in BBC TV’s Doctor Who. No surprise then that Edward is a Whovian (er, to the uninitiated that is a fan of the science-fiction series) …

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… On Monday 17th November 2014 I travelled down to London with my brother to a secret location to take part in the Series 8 DVD Launch hosted by Frank Skinner. The DVD launch was advertised via Doctor Who’s official Facebook page, which gave you the chance to enter a competition to win a pair of tickets to attend the DVD launch.  I entered the competition not really thinking much more about it due to the fact that I don’t usually win competitions. However on Wednesday 5th November 2014, I checked the emails on my phone after a long day, discovering to my delight that I had won a pair of tickets to the Doctor Who Series 8 DVD Launch. But to my surprise, BBC Worldwide who sent the email asked me and anyone else who won tickets to keep the event’s location a secret. Continue reading