Channel 4Talent has four paid freelance opportunities as it is recruiting for a new 4Crew production team in 2015/16: Director, Production Manager, Presenter and Social Media Manager. Maybe you can follow in the footsteps of our 2013 Graduate Aleysha Minns 4Crew Production Co-ordinator and LSFM final year student Rosie Turner 4Crew Social Networker?
LSFM student-mentee and 2015 Graduand Sophie Gillott said: I had the opportunity to volunteer for Sheffield Doc/Fest (5-10June). I was assigned the role of ‘MeetMarket Volunteer’ after a phone call with Volunteer Co-Ordinator Elliott Thompson who had held a lecture in Semester B of this year. I booked my hotel super early and ended up having a day and a half spare in Sheffield before my first briefing. I decided to have a wander and came across The Peace Gardens, Sheffield Cathedral and amazing coffee shops and cafes – ‘Tamper Coffee’ and ‘Marmadukes’ both of which you’ve got to go to if you’re ever in Sheffield!
Our first briefing was short, and our Managers and Assistants went through the details on how we conduct the MeetMarket and the plan for the next couple of days. Sunday’s Market was a little different and was called the ‘CrossOver Market.’ This market was more for interactive projects, rather than films. The CrossOver market is a lot smaller than the MeetMarket and is only held for one day. This year it was held in Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery. I was an usher for the day and guided Projects and Decision Makers upstairs to the event. Continue reading
Our 2014 graduate Hannah Skidmore tells us about a Higher Education project that has gone live this month with a final video. She worked as an Assistant Producer at Nik Morris Associates during the production of the HEARoes advert . It was released via The Student Room site. Hannah’s asking Universities for feedback about an online service for students:
HEAR, or ‘Higher Education Achievement Report’, is a service being rolled out at universities across the UK to record and verify the achievements and experiences of a student. They can can consult the electronic document throughout their studies, and it becomes fixed after graduation. The HEAR helps them find their path, it helps them better manage their efforts and time, it reassures them that unexamined activity contributes to intellectual and personal growth, and on leaving it helps them prove the value of everything they did during their university years.
The spot is live on The Student Room website, alongside advertorial content, where millions of annual visitors seek support and advice before and during their university experience. We also anticipated that student unions would play this at orientation sessions, so wanted to make it feel big and cinematic so it can excite crowds in large lecture halls. The commercial ends with a clickable link to an explainer advert, which I also directed: a pixel-art promo that draws on role playing game tropes to demonstrate how the HEAR works.
This week LSFM Principal Lecturer Nigel Morris led a Symposium to mark the 40th Anniversary of Jaws (1975) directed by Steven Spielberg. Academics examined how Jaws changed the ‘global cinematic landscape.’ Lizzy Allen from the University of Lincoln Press & Media spoke to Nigel, a leading scholar on the works of Spielberg, about one of Hollywood’s most influential films:
The thriller about a man-eating shark which attacks a summer seaside resort was released on 20th June 1975. It is celebrated as the first global blockbuster, becoming the first film to break the $100 million box office barrier. Continue reading
15 June 2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. There are four original documents of Magna Carta, which were sealed by King John in 1215, and one is in LINCOLN. ‘The Great Charter’ agreed the rule of law applied to all and recognised civil liberties. Visit Lincoln said the city is ‘the only place in the world where you can find an original copy of Magna Carta together with the Charter of the Forest … The two charters belong to Lincoln Cathedral and are housed in Lincoln Castle.’ A new visitor centre at the castle, events and public lectures will celebrate Lincoln Cathedral’s Magna Carta. More on the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary website.
As part of the Great Magna Carta Weekend, on 13 June the University of Lincoln and Lincoln BIG hosted the Freedom Festival. Then on Sunday (14 June) at Lincoln Castle was the launch of a digital platform 1215.Today exploring the global significance of the Magna Carta through Art. It is a 2-year collaborative initiative led by the University of Lincoln with regional art organisations, schools, businesses, City and County councils. Continue reading
It has been my overall dream for a long while, that I want to pay my way through life, through my creative means. Meaning I want to eat, pay my rent, travel and have fun all from payment through my creative outlets and ONLY through my creative outlets. No part time/ full time PAYE jobs. Straight self-employment through my writing, acting and modelling (though the latter is very few and far between).
ACTING: So I have been in various plays this year in various theatres and each one has come from the last. I was recommended for a role for a scratch night at the Waterloo East theatre with Whoop ‘n’ Wail. The play was called Three Women in a Music Box written by Dan Horrigan and directed by Alice Bonifacio and I played Cora. It went down a treat with the audience along with the critics and gained 5 stars ∗∗∗∗∗ I received my first review from it: Continue reading
Follow-up from a recent post to trail Invicta (2015). The movie is now online and free. Creators at The Inside Mole said you can also see ‘a brief glimpse at both the inspiration behind making the feature film INVICTA and comments from various members of the cast and crew.’ Like 2010 animation graduate Christian Moles, the co-writer & director of a family inspired WW2 film.
See what University of Lincoln Degree Shows are running this month. Here are some LSFM’s final year students’ work on-campus and online:
The Contemporary Lens Media exhibition website is called Quadrivium.
The LSFM DEGREE SHOW 2015 site is for Media Production, Photography, Audio Production, Film and Television.
You’ll need to click on a circle and choose a genre (for example Script, Design, Digital), so do have a spin! Continue reading
Graduand Lucy Bick has posted about her week’s work experience (during Easter) with Marie Claire magazine. This opportunity inspired her when she created her own magazine (pictured on the left) as part of a final portfolio. CLM Degree Show runs until 5 June and you can view Lucy’s page on its exhibition site:
Throughout my three years here studying CLM Contemporary Lens Media (Photography and Video) I have found that my passion within photography is the post production side of it, rather than taking the actual photographs. I much prefer the editing of my images and then creating different layouts with my photographs in my sketchbooks. I have always known that I wanted to work for a magazine but I was unsure of all the different areas within a magazine and what they do. Back in February we had a guest lecturer and a 2013 CLM graduate, Hannah Wilson, who came to give a talk on her work with the art department at Look magazine. From this talk I had much more of an understanding of the different areas within a magazine, and knew that the art department was the area which best suited me. Not long after Hannah’s visit, she passed me on some details of who to get in touch with at Marie Claire to apply for the opportunity of a week’s work experience. Continue reading
Christian Moles is our 2010 animation graduate and runs his own company called The Inside Mole. It has been working on a new film and Christian is the director of the Invicta movie. The war drama was inspired by Christian’s grandfather who served in the British Expeditionary Force. The feature, which started over three years’ ago with historical research, was made with a team of undergraduates from the University of Lincoln. You can read Christian’s making of this film at the Lincolnite. The online release date will be the 29th May 2015 – timely for the 75th anniversary of Dunkirk. For now you can see the trailer for Invicta (2015).