Royal Television Society (Midlands) Undergraduate Award winners are recent grads Ash Wilks, Alex Whitcombe, Tom McKie and Luke Winter (pictured above) who’ve won the student best comedy and entertainment category for their film Facebook Anonymous. Congrats! See a clip from the RTS & a press story.
Image from RTS webpage: www.rts.org.uk/doctor-who-anatomy-hit
It was Friday night and I got a direct message on Twitter, I heard the notification on my phone but I ignored it as it was raining and I was on my way home. Once I had got in I looked at my phone and it turned out I had won a pair of tickets to Doctor Who: Anatomy of a Hit in London (for 11 Nov)! I do admit I had a fan girl moment. I had only entered on the off chance and I had actually won. Now to spend more money – buying train tickets. It was Tuesday, the day had finally arrived. I got my train down to London, met my Dad (who I had given the other ticket to) and we were off. WE walk past The Guardian building, which felt like an honour in itself somehow, and arrived at 90 York Way. We walked in and there was a queue to go downstairs so we waited, for what felt like forever. Then finally a woman gave the signal and we went down. For some reason everyone who I thought was there for business got up and followed us down, mainly middle aged men, I only saw 2 people that were dressed head to toe in Doctor Who gear who I would class as hard core whovians, weird. As we were registering 2 people came round dressed as monsters from the show. I got some brilliant pictures of them!
Then finally we were allowed in. The scene was brilliant; a weeping angel and a dalek were on stage. I got a seat, 5 rows from the front right in the middle. Then Moffat came on and my life was complete. Continue reading →
Invitation to a FREE Careers Fair for all students at the University of Lincoln: THIS Wednesday, 26th Nov, from 10:30am to 3:00pm Careers and Employability’s annual Find Your Feet careers fair will play host to over 60 employers in The Engine Shed.
Attending a graduate fair is one of the best ways to start planning your career, whether you are a 1st, 2nd, final year or postgraduate student – our fair is there for all your career needs! Find information on graduate careers in areas such as recruitment processes to hints and tips on how to make a successful application or simply use this as an opportunity to network with employers and companies face to face.
Recent audio production graduate Alex O’Brien shares her week’s work experience in London with Azimuth Post Production: I found Azimuth on Twitter and have followed them for a good few months now. I don’t know why it took me so long to enquire about a work placement but I wish I’d done it sooner. I emailed on the Sunday and had a reply first thing Monday morning offering me a week long placement. So I spent the next how many ever weeks working hard as a kitchen assistant, saving every penny I earned. What did I get up to?I spent my week as a runner. Making tea, coffee and toast, fetching the odd Starbucks and doing the odd lunch run round Soho. We’ve all heard the runner horror stories but I found it to be quite the opposite.I loved every minute of it.
Azimuth’s clients are all lovely, busy people who found the time to talk to me. I was on more than one occasion greeted with “Oh, you’re new!” and the conversation started there. I was asked what I was doing, what I had been doing, what my interests were and where I wanted to be. The amount of advice I got from just 5 minutes with a client has been absolute gold and I can’t thank them enough for that. Continue reading →
After graduating in 2012 I moved to Glasgow to make a name for myself. Several million film and tv company interviews later I had no such luck. I was still doing the usual work as a waitress to make ends meet which made it harder with twelve hour shifts and no social life. I had to then move back home to the Silver City (Aberdeen) where I had to get a shop job. For those of you that don’t know, Aberdeen is where everything (but oil and hairdressing) comes to die. I worked my way to supervisor, again working awful hours and no social life to speak of. I hit the streets and my macbook sending CVs everywhere that I could. Eventually I got picked up by a little company with a big presence, Tricker PR. I am working as their account executive and let me tell you, it has never been so fun. Every day is different.Continue reading →
2009 alumnusAsh Knightisbusy as usual as a Media Producer and Director at Knightvisions Productions.It’s a video production indie and for the last few months Ash has been developing the focus of his company, as you’ll see at his updatedKVP site.He said:I am motivated by producing unique, refined, artistic content that culturally educates and inspires my audience.
For example last month: “Knightvisions Productions provided camera-crew and production support to Ed Cole Photography on the mini-documentary Catching the Light … Ed seeks out what he considers to be the optimal conditions for catching a great photograph.”
2014 Contemporary Lens Media graduate Adam Deakin is a creative fashion and portrait photographer. His work has been selected for the 4th Portrait Salon exhibition which kicked off at the Four Corners in London. The print exhibition will be shown across the UK into the new year (dates and venues are below).
Portrait Salon 2014 said: “For the first time, we will be exhibiting prints which have been submitted to and rejected by the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize, in an exhibition which will tour the UK. The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize is one of the most prestigious photography prizes in the world, attracting entrants from professionals and amateurs alike. This year (2014) 4,193 images were submitted by 1,793 photographers, with 60 chosen to be in the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. We seek to show the best of the rest.”
Jordan Livermore, our 2009 graduate and one of LSFM inspirational mentors,has produced a series of TV coaching videos on Work experience; CVs; Degrees; and Lifestyle. They are based on his 5 years working in television because he said “I know how tough it was” and he wanted“to help newcomers to the TV industry. Anyone who is looking to move into, upwards and onwards in TV should start here.”
So where have I been!? Well if I remember correctly the last time I updated this blog was when I was out in Bristol, coming toward the end of my contract on Deal or No Deal as a contestant researcher. And what makes this industry so amazingly fun is also what makes it so petrifyingly scary at times … it’s unpredictability. So whilst this post might seem to flow like a well thought out, calculated journey, the reality is that I had no real idea where I was going to end up! Continue reading →
Our alumni networking with students at Meet the Graduates is a main event at the Lincoln School of Film & Media. But LSFM have alumni coming on-campus all year to share their experiences with students. Senior Lecturer Dave McCaig has organised graduates from industry on Mondays: 10, 17, 24 Nov and 1st Dec. He said: these alumni demonstrate the strength of the multi-disciplinary degrees at LSFM. With a strong background in media practices during their degrees and a combination of hard work and ambition, these guest speakers have shown that the School’s highly valued in the media industries. We are very pleased that our graduates have returned to pass on their knowledge. Monday in EMMTEC 5-6pm:
Mon 10th November Sean Strange, Class of 2013: As well as doing his own freelance work Sean is currently a staff photographer at F/stop Event Photography. His previous experience includes, events photographer for The Imperial War Museum and press photographer for RAF Waddington.
Alumni guest talks coming up:
Mon 17th November Aleysha Minns, Class of 2013: AV freelancer with experience at Revolver Films, C4 and C5 amongst others. Also one of LSFM inspirational industry mentors. She said: what do you want to know about the world of TV? Send me some suggestions to include (on 17th)!
Mon 1st Dec Darren Scales, Class of 2008: Indie Filmmaker at Backyard Productions. His latest community project on a £5000 budget was The Drift film. It was created with the help of volunteers and LSFM media students & graduates.
ALL are welcome at the talks on Analysing and Working in the Media Industries.
2001 alumnus and indie filmmaker Nick Loven directed ‘Tell Them of Us’ by WAG Screen, which is a community filmmaking group. The film will be screened from this Saturday atThe Collection. The “film aims to breathe life into the cold stillness of a war memorial. It is the story of one Lincolnshire family during WW1.” In fact, it is based on a true story about the Crowder family from unpublished archive letters.
The film’s title comes from an epitaph written in 1916: When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.
Following on from recent screenings at film fests Luma St. has more good news. 2014 Animation graduate Daniel Escobar who created, edited and directed the short said: Luma St. has been nominated for the finalists in the International digital animation festival – Nagoya 2014 (It’s in Japan). It’s also been accepted into the Reel Genius International Film Festival and for those of you who haven’t seen the film, it is in a public competition at the audience awards. So watch it and vote for us if you liked it: http://theaudienceawards.com/film/luma-st15951