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Sound event! Headspace 6.5.2015

HEADSPACE is an on-campus radio and audio social industry event organised by LSFM Senior Lecturer Zara Healy. 100 places are especially for our radio and audio production students. HURRY places are on a first come basis!  Email Louise by 1st May: Llawlor@lincoln.ac.uk and add HEADSPACE in the subject title.  

Our graduates who’re working in audio production and radio along with other industry pros will answer your questions on Wednesday 6th May. See the industry line-up of guests on the poster for this sound networking opportunity. Continue reading

Stephen Hope, Class of 2012 | BJ, Falkland Islands Television

StephenHope_2012Grad_working-at-BT SportHi. I’m a 2012 Media Production graduate and soon to be a Broadcast Journalist (BJ) in the Falkland Islands. I thought you may be interested in what I’ve been doing since I left the University of Lincoln. I loved my time in Lincoln, and it really shaped the person I am today. I’ve managed to work as a production assistant on a variety of music videos (Jessie J, Tom Odell) before finally falling into a job at Pinewood film studios. [Photo, with mic, is when I was working (PA experience) at BT Sport on Rugby Tonight and we had a segment on rugby players who sing in the locker rooms. I had to give a demonstration (much to my horror) although, I apparently did better than most of the players.]

At Pinewood I worked with a company called Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd. which casts background extras for major feature films, TV, music videos, advert, etc. I’ve managed to work with a whole range of TV and films productions such as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘, ‘This is England 90′ and some exciting ones I’m not allowed to mention yet!  My typical day at UniEXTRAS was  Continue reading

Wanted! Designers & Developers Know How-Build at Broadway

From Paul Hough, Creative Media Work Placement Manager at Broadway in Nottingham: We are holding a 3 day ‘Hack’ event at Broadway – as part of our Know How programme –  and during the BUILD we want people to get hands on and practical, working towards building working prototypes over the three days 14th – 16th May. We are putting together ‘teams’ of designers and developers to work with key Arts organisations across the region and I am looking for graduate students to be part of these teams.  We also are looking for non-graduate designers and developers – academics, freelancers, artists and makers may also be interested.

Use the following link to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/know-how-build-registration-11172438063  For more information see our website www.knowhow.nearnow.org.uk or contact the team on 0115 8507813.

Creative Careers Week for Students | 26th-29th May 2015

CreativeCareersWeek_May2015 The University of Lincoln Careers and Employability Team has organised FREE events for our students in the College of Arts during Creative Careers Week. Find out about going freelance, job-hunting strategies and postgraduate opportunities. Also try mock job interviews and get an insight into the assessments used by employers. See the range of events about career options from Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th May and it’s best to REGISTER NOW! 

Event organisers said: We recommend that students from the College of Arts attend at least three sessions to get full value from the week. This can also be counted towards your Lincoln Award chosen and academic approved activities. You need to be a student currently studying at the University of Lincoln to attend this week. If you have questions regarding the events please email Helen McCarron hmccarron@lincoln.ac.uk.

During the Creative Careers Week, The Prince’s Trust will be running its popular Exploring Enterprise workshops about self-employment (27th – 29th May). Our 2006 graduate, at The Prince’s Trust, Jimmy Gregory said booking is essential: Continue reading

Ashley Bryan, Class of 2012 | Multimedia Designer

AshleyBryan-1_2012GradFor the past two years now I’ve been working for a car dealership conglomerate, as a Multimedia Designer. Having studied Media Production at the University of Lincoln, I was quite astounded and pleased to have got into a media job, which is what I have always wanted to do since college (which I also did a Media Production course on).

Personally I felt like having a strong showreel of visual work I made at the University contributed quite a lot to getting the job, and also having a website made it easy for people to get access to my work and see first hand the kind of quality they could expect. My showreel and website can be found at www.ashleybryan.co.uk, which features my professional and personal works ranging from 2D info graphics to fully 3D renders and environments.

Michael Henry, Class of 2009 | Web Series This is Good (2015)

MichaelHenry_ThisIsGood2015_webseriesOur 2009 graduate and independent filmmaker Michael Henry summed up the web series called This is Good  (2015), which was written and directed by Tom Bridger as “the funniest project we’ve all been part of.”  At Quandary Productions Mike was the Producer/DOP on the 7-part series and Tom also runs the Actor Support Scheme at the indie to help actors achieve their goals. One of our recent graduates Liam Gilroy worked as an Intern at Quandary Productions and is the lead actor in episode 5.

This is Good is described as a British comedy web series about people trying to find their definition of being happy.  The series has 7 stories, 7 styles and 7 main characters. Here’s episode 2 called Mike and it features Tom Bridger and stars Michael Henry. Also look out for 2009 alumnus who is a media producer Stuart Almond (he’s the one with toy guns!).  He said the web series “is exactly what the title says it is, Good!  It’s also completely free which is a rare thing.”

You can see the web series at Quandary’s site. From the indie: If you liked it, please share! Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/thisisgoodwebseries  Continue reading

Jimmy Gregory, Class of 2006 | The Prince’s Trust

Jimmy Tearaway2006 graduate, and one of our industry media mentors, Jimmy Gregory works as a Programme Executive at The Prince’s Trust.  He is based in Leicester and also Lincoln and Corby. With the University of Lincoln’s Careers & Employability team he’ll be running three self-employment workshops on 30 & 31 March and 8 April. Jimmy said:  These workshops proved incredibly popular and are now fully booked. The Prince’s Trust have recognised the high demand for business support from university students and have opened up their monthly workshops at their office at Oak House to any final year students who were unable to book a place on the university on-campus workshops. Continue reading

James Ian Gray, Class of 2007 | Cinematographer & DIT

JamesIanGray_ShootingPeopleOur 2007 graduate James Ian Gray calls himself a ‘junior cinematographer’. He has a new site and his blog is a good way to understand what is a DIT and what are LUTs? His industry career started two weeks before he graduated in sound at a television shopping channel. He’s been a runner at the BBC, managed 10 edit suites, worked as a researcher, became a freelancer, camera assisted and is a DIT. This is a must-read story from graduating to working on a BBC doco and film in the last couple of years. He said:  I’m currently working as a DIT on a couple of music videos and art projects. I’ve just finished a Feature Bonded By Blood 2 (2015)  as a DIT.  Here is Jim’s latest showreel and he would like your feedback.

My career started in 2007. Continue reading

Luma St. (2013) | Film Fest Screenings

Luma_St_picA quick update about Luma St. (2013) from LSFM Senior Lecturer Sultan EfeThe animation was made by our former students who worked collaboratively during their degree courses from animation to audio production. The creative team, 2014 graduates Daniel Escobar, Alex Kirkwood, Alexander Stokes, Samuel Brierley, Adam Horsepool and music/sound by Nathan James Lewis, is making a global name for Luma St. in festivals (again!). 

Luma St. has been at this month’s Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin.  It will be at the 10th ATHENS ANIMFEST (26 March – 1 April 2015) showing this Thursday.


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LSFM Student Opps: International Mentoring & Filmmaking Project

International Buddy Scheme 1Senior Lecturer Marcella Forster initiated our School’s International Buddy Scheme (picked by the University of Lincoln Student Engagement Innovation Fund 2014) and currently she is recruiting for another batch of LSFM Student Mentors (to start in September 2015).  Marcella said: First and second years from all programmes in LSFM (international students are particularly welcome) can apply. The aim is to provide peer support to our international students during their first year in LSFM. You will be trained in mentoring and cross-cultural awareness. This qualifies for the Lincoln Award. Email mforster@lincoln.ac.uk for details and an application form. Applications MUST be returned to me by 23rd March. 

LookingChina2014_Luke-Winter_Zhong ShanPark2If you are interested in making films in CHINA this July, here is a great student opportunity to apply for – it is called Looking China 2015.  

Deadline 17 April 2015 | Email your application form to rosmith@lincoln.ac.uk | More info from either Sarah Barrow or Brian Winston Continue reading