Our 2015 BA (Hons) Animation alumni Alison Oxborrow and Patrick Collins were part of the creative team at Lupus Films on Ethel & Ernest (2016), which is the production company’s first feature film. The hand-drawn animated film is a true love story based on the book about his parents by author and illustrator Raymond Briggs (creator of The Snowman). Last month, the Ethel & Ernest film was premièred at the BFI London Film Festival 2016 and released in UK cinemas this month.
Alison and Patrick met the film’s Animation Director Peter Dodd and Head of Assistant Animation Denise Dean during their degree course at the University of Lincoln. Patrick said:I wouldn’t be where I am now if I hadn’t studied animation in Lincoln. As well as learning about form, construction and animation technique I met some great people who actually work in the industry. When I saw that Denise was looking for assistant animators to work on the film, I jumped at the chance. Read the news story by the University of Lincoln press office.
Peter Doddwill be on-campus on Wed 7 Dec 2016 | 1.30pm Jackson Lecture Theatre
WOW! My last update was June 2015. A lot has happened since then – I am an LSFM Industry mentor, and you can see my character Carly Fisher in BBC One’s Doctors THIS Thursday at 1.45. But I’m just going to do a quick overview as, looking back, I write too much lol. It’s the writer in me. The Forty Elephants film script got put into The British Urban Film Festival and Ch4 and we won BUFF Live Script Reading award (for 2015). Who’d have thought my first award would be for writing?
I did another subjectivity event where I had to write 3 monologues to do with ‘youth and the criminal justice system.’ Where the audience was a jury and had to decide whether the young person deserved to go down or not. We had a panel of experts (lawyers and those working in the justice system) to clarify what the real verdict would be and it all happened at The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank. The monologues and acting were received so well – some people were crying thinking they were real cases, which for me as a writer was brilliant especially as they rhymed, yet still seen as that actor truth. Powerful! The Forty Elephants was then put on at the Tavistock and POP Brixton and it went down a storm. They were my last performances and involvement with the play and Hiype productions. I have since parted ways, wanting to pursue other projects and go to LA, which has been the focus of 2016. On New Year’s Eve I sat down around a table, with two of my best friends with a notepad, pen and a glass of wine and we wrote our goals for 2016! Continue reading →
The University of Lincoln celebrates twenty years at Brayford Pool campus. On 11th October 1996 Her MajestyThe Queen officially opened the University (as Lincolnshire and Humberside). Today it is ranked in the TOP 10 in the UK for teaching quality and student experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
The aim of Looking China 看中国 is to enhance cultural communication between China and the rest of the world through the art of film. Four Lincoln School of Film & Media student-producerstook part in this year’scollaborative film making project between the University of Lincoln (UK) and a University in China. LSFM Lecturer Tom Martin was on the trip and said: “This year the students visited Guizhou University in the south west of China, each visiting a remote area to make a documentary with a small local crew. The students are keen to pass on their thanks for the opportunity to partake in the trip.
The LSFM students performed very well, with a diverse range of good quality videos being produced. The documentaries are now on YouTube, with the films and links below.”Continue reading →
Our 2006 graduate and inspirational media mentor Katy Atkinson is the co-founder of The Reporters’ Academy (TRA) – a not for profit media production company – based at MediaCityUK and she is at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games (5-21 August) to give young people from the UK the opportunity to produce a range of publicity content.Katy said:We’ve been tasked with the mission of officially working alongside a number of Olympic nations as their press and media partners. This is a huge honour as we have been working tirelessly since before the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics to champion young people and showcase their abilities on a global stage.
Throughout these Rio Olympics, a team of four from The Reporters’ Academy will be working with our Olympic colleagues from Oceania nations. We will be working alongside the Oceania teams to provide press and media production support throughout the Games. We will be writing, filming, reportingand collating all their news to share on the teams’ media platforms and also assist our international media colleagues in telling their stories. Here’s a ‘behind the scenes’ clip with TRA Alice at the Rio Olympics.
Our alumna Ellen Jackson pulled in the public vote to win Most Popular Cinematographer/ Videographer at the Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. She’s one of our Industry Mentors and reflects on her career with this update:
With more than five years’ experience in the videography business things have really started to progress for me and my business. I have had some brilliant opportunities and been able to work with some really amazing people, locally and nationally. The corporate side of my business is thriving; with work under my belt for all different types of businesses and events. In 2013 I launched the wedding side of things, and since then it’s all gone mad! So mad that this year I won the award for the most Popular Cinematographer in the UK, and second popular in the world!
A brand new blog post and another brand new job. That’s right, I’ve moved again. I’ve only been in London for under 2 years and this is already my third job. But this one is the one.In July 2015 I wrote a blog on here about having to start my own cooking channel because it was so difficult to get a job in online food video production. Little did I know that starting How To Kitchen would actually help me secure a job on my favourite cooking channel on YouTube, SORTEDfood.com.
As of April 2016, I became a camera operator and editor for the channel and have loved every second of it so far.This was the video I filmed on my second day working for them. Needless to say I nearly threw up on my first shoot day (not even joking).
Since then, I’ve been busy shooting and editing a number of their varied videos. The interview process was absolutely terrifying. Continue reading →
University of Lincoln School of Film and Media final year students will showcase their creative work at theLincoln Theatre RoyalTHIS weekend, and YOU are invited. It is the first time the historic city venue has staged a two-day multimedia exhibition by third year undergraduates and it is the first time the annual event is off-campus. The LSFM Degree Show is an opportunity for the public to see original, experimental and creative content in the Grade II listed theatre: from pop-up spaces like the Writers’ Room and take part in script reading to dressing rooms transformed into individual cinema booths. Screenings will be in the 450-seat Victorian auditorium, also above and below the stage will be design and digital exhibitions. Even the bar will turn into a gallery and backstage a sound and radio installation space. TheLSFM Degree Showis FREE and open to the public on Saturday 11am-7pm & Sunday 11am-4pm. Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor and some content may not be suitable for children. Here’s the programme and this is the LSFM Degree Show trailer. Music by our 2012 audio production graduate Simon Ross.
LSFM has won the British Universities Film and Video Council 2016 (BUFVC) Learning on Screen Educational Multimedia Award for The Empty Throne, directed by Philip Stevens (2010 alumnus & LSFM lecturer) Urban Apache Films and written by Laura Turner. Well done to the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media (staff, graduates, students, et al). The Empty Throne was a commission for the new arts and culture site1215today.com: ‘It was created as the centrepiece for the website’s launch event at Lincoln Castle. The film was designed to give a tonal glimpse into some of the themes and events that led to the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John.’
Lincoln School of Film & Media staff need your support to raise £6,500 for a short drama called The Knock by Urban Apache Films. Writer/Director and part-time Lecturer, 2010 alumnus, Philip Stevens and Senior Lecturer Dominque Webb are on the way to their target. Thanks for pledges in to date and they said:BFI and Creative England are part funding our new film, and as part of the agreement we have launched a crowdfunder campaign. We are honoured to be part of the Creative England and BFI NET.WORK’s 2016 iShorts scheme, and we have been awarded £5000 by them towards the production of our short film, but filmmaking is an expensive process – and to make the most of this incredible opportunity we NEED your support. Continue reading →