Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Alumni on their Uni experience

Meet the Graduates!  See alumni advice captured at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. From the Graduate Question Time panel hear them reflect on what part of their Uni experience helped them in pursuing their passions. Designer Ian begins by confessing what job he thought he’d like to do …

On the panel: Class of 2007, Graphic Designer Ian Pook; Class of 2012, Photographer Steve Smailes; Class of 2017, Illustrator & Book Designer Jamie Hammond; Class of 2007 Scriptwriter and Actor Dani Moseley; and Class of 2016, TV Researcher Emma Bridgewood. Continue reading

Industry Mentoring 2019-20 | OPEN to LSFM Undergraduates

Call-out is OPEN for University of Lincoln School of Film & Media undergraduates to register their interest for a mentor from the media industry.  This superb student opportunity is due to start in the next academic year (2019-20), subject to the School’s schedule. LSFM Industry Mentoring is designed for TWENTY selected students to be mentored by a professional who volunteer their time from the working world.

Currently our media mentors are working in design, photography, animation, film, television, radio, and audio production, as well as in multimedia jobs from scriptwriting to social media. LSFM Year 2 and Year 1 undergraduates need to apply by MONDAY 29th APRIL 2019.  Simply download and complete this LSFM MENTORING 2019-20 Student Form. Return your form to Lynn Johnson via email: LJohnson@lincoln.ac.ukThank you. Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Video Alumni Advice: Work Experience

Meet the Graduates! Watch alumni advice  captured at Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. First, see a brief introduction from the Graduate Question Time panel and find out where alumni are working.

Here on the LSFM Blog we’ll be running a series of clips from the Question & Answer session covering how competitive is the media field?; job search strategies; what are employers looking for?; how best to sell yourself on social media?; and more. We’ll start with a couple of graduates, Jamie and Dani, on their tips about gaining work experience. Continue reading

Hannah Smoker, Class of 2010 | Military Photographer

Hannah Smoker RAF PhotographerGraduating can seem like a joyous but also daunting process, entering the ‘real world’ of employment and fulfilling those career dreams. But the question I found was where do I start? After completing BA (Hons) Media Production at the University of Lincoln in 2010 I knew I wanted to pursue a career in photography or film, but didn’t know how to even remotely achieve it as well as be able to afford to live. There are a lot of free internships out there to gain experience but I didn’t have the savings or come from a location where I could do it living from my family home. 

So I decided to go travelling, visiting New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Upon my return still none the wiser I continued in a trade I had worked in since a teenager, catering. But knew that although it had taught me a lot and shown me that a hands-on job role is what I would like, it was not going to get me closer to the world of media. I also tried my hand at family portraits and wedding photography but realised this was not the job that I wanted to pursue long term. Living in Lincoln helped me gain knowledge and understanding of other options, the main one being that the Royal Air Force has a photographer role, after deciding to join, I completed all the tests required and was on basic training within 6 months of sending that application form off.

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I haven’t looked back, it has given me so much opportunity in photography but also in so many other aspects.  Continue reading

Indie-Lincs International Film Fest | 14-16 Feb 2019, Lincoln UK

Excited to see Indie-Lincs International Film Festival will be on in Lincoln (UK) from 14th to 16th February 2019. The fest “champions low and micro budget films and their filmmakers” and it was started 4 years’ ago by multi award-winning filmmaker and LSFM Senior Lecturer Dr Mikey Murray.

Indie-Lincs said: Tickets for Friday and Saturday are £5 concession / £10 full price for a day pass, or £8 concession / £15 full price for the weekend pass.  There is an additional 20% discount on advanced ticket sales via the Lincoln Performing Arts website, so don’t delay – that’s less than the price of a single visit to the Odeon, but in this instance you will have a choice of 7 feature films and nearly 50 shorts, with many of the filmmakers in attendance.  See the full programme here: www.indie-lincs.com.

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First Thursday Club | Social 6-7pm, Uni of Lincoln Alumni

Our graduates are invited to a social event. Hook up with your Uni of Lincoln friends to catch up and connect. The First Thursday Club is an informal business networking opportunity for alumni, academics and staff of the University of Lincoln (UK). Book here: https://bit.ly/2rprMdi

The Uni’s alumni team said: It’s a relaxed event allowing members to raise the profile of their businesses within Lincolnshire and further afield. Every event is held in the Student Union Tower Bar between 6pm and 7pm. If any graduate would like to give a 5-minute talk then please do contact via email alumni@lincoln.ac.uk or call 01522 835 858.

The next event will be on Thursday 7th February 2019. LSFM’s graduate Zoe Easey, Director at Epix, will be the guest speaker on digital marketing. The other dates are:  Continue reading

Creative Careers Festival, Uni Lincoln Students | 4 – 7 Feb 2019

CCF 2019Creative Careers Festival is a fabulous FOUR-day programme of workshops, taster sessions, and mentoring linked to the creative industries and economy from Monday 4th to Thursday 7th of February 2019. College of Arts Career Advisor Helen McCarron said: The festival includes spotlight sessions on Design,Visual Arts, Publishing, Marketing, Education, Entertainment, TV and The Cultural and Heritage Industry. 

This FREE festival is open to any University of Lincoln students interested in a creative career. Go along and join in – from the freelance drop-ins to producing your CV.  See on-campus sessions http://uolcareers.co.uk/creativecareers and register please here

Season’s Greetings, LSFM | Lincoln School of Film & Media

Season’s greetings from the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media. We wish all current and former students as well as the teaching teams a fabulous festive time. A reminder to our undergrads and postgrad students to please complete the module surveys to help us develop our courses from your constructive feedback.  Thanks. The survey’s open until 23rd Dec https://lincolnsu.com/modules.

With students taking a break from their studies and tutors are marking, we reflect and look ahead with LSFM’s Senior Lecturer, and Joint Programme Leader for Media Production, Chris Hainstock: It has been a busy Semester overall and we hope you have found it challenging, in a positive way! As we look for inspiration for next year – why not take a look at our students and graduates’ work.

Jack Howard (Class of 2013) and Dean Dobbs (Class of 2014) are releasing their comedy web series online for freeJACK AND DEAN OF ALL TRADES. Watch a  hybrid digital film by Media Production student Jason Elliot. Also 3D kitchen design by Brogan Laws made using 3DS MAX. A fashion promo by Saron Kiros. A documentary about backpacking and working abroad filmed in Australia by Katherine Stoner and Gina Tesloff  – just a few examples of some student work. Continue reading

History of Warner Bros, Rick Senat | Free Lectures 11 & 12 Dec

Lecturers Warner Bros Your FREE fabulous invitation! An illustrated History of Warner Bros by Visiting Professor Rick Senat, Executive Producer on FANTASTIC BEASTS. 

LSFM Lecturer Daz Scales said: All students, graduates and friends are very welcome to attend. No registration needed – just turn up promptly on 11th and 12th December at the theatre in the Stephen Langton Building on Brayford Pool campus, at the University of Lincoln:

Lecture 1 – Tuesday 11 December: 4pm-6:30pm – Stephen Langton Building lecture theatre (SLB 006): From Europe to America. From the Nickelodeon to Rin Tin Tin. Sound comes to the movies … Bogart, Cagney, The Assembly line, Animation, Oscars, The War years, “Casablanca”.

Lecture 2 – Wednesday 12 December: 5pm-7:30pm – Stephen Langton Building lecture theatre (SLB 006): TV threatens the studios and the fight back. Censorship and the movies. Kubrick, Harry Potter, the internet and beyond.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates 2018 | Reflections

Meet the Grads 2018Meet the Graduates is Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual alumni event on-campus for students to connect with creatives from the working world. Former students from 2002 to 2017 shared their experiences, tips and advice with current students on the 14th November with a Question Time Graduate Panel and Networking. You’ll see clips from the event from a student crew with New Media Lincs soon. In the meantime, here are some reflections from final year students and graduates:

Jo AshmanJo Ashman, Class of 2002 works in television from X-Factor to Springwatch: The Mentoring programme and Meet the Grads are excellent initiatives. Getting to question people in the industry, actually doing the job you hope to do one day, is such a great opportunity for the students, one I wish I’d had when I was studying.” Continue reading