We love hearing what our former students are doing – many keep us posted through our own alumni network (see below) – and fresh off the press today is ‘What Our Graduates Are Doing Now’ newspaper. It is free to pick up on-campus at the Careers Centre or read online. See stories from Lincoln School of Film and Media graduates; Industry mentor, CLM/Photography (2013), Hannah Wilson at Hello! Magazine and Philip Yeo, Media Production (2016), working at Google are featured with Stephanie Marshall, Film and Television (2015), at Cartwright Communications on her CV top tip.
The pitch for a video was originally put up on the LSFM Academy Facebook page, where information was being given out about Chris Packham coming to do the University of Lincoln’s first-ever BioBlitz event. I have notifications turned on for the LSFM page (coincidentally this is the most consistent tip I’d pass on to other students), some things may not apply but occasionally a job pops up and I’m usually one of the first to see it. BioBlitz is the term used to describe an area-wide survey of the life during a set time period. In this case it was a full day on 3rd October 2016 at Brayford Pool campus. We had a meeting with various staff at the School of Life Sciences – organisers of the event – and tutors from Lincoln School of Film & Media (LSFM). Here’s a BioBlitz short film with Visiting Professor, at the School of Life Sciences & LSFM, and naturalist presenter Chris Packham captured by a LSFM crew.
Meet the Graduates is our annual alumni networking event between our current and former students. It’s a superb opportunity to share experiences and make connections with the working world. MtG 2016 held its popular Question Time hosted by Daniel J Layton (Class of 2012). Our audience with alumni spoke about life post-university on anything our students wanted to know. New Media Lincs student crew Daisy Sadeh (Year 1), Bradley Nicholls, Filip Grzejszczyk and James Hunter (in Year 2) captured the Q & A session with LSFM’s Associate Lecturer Andrew West (Class of 2014) who produced this clip.
Grad panel: Jane Hearst, 2016 | Alex O’Brien, 2014 | Dani Moseley, 2007 | Ayodele Ogunshakin, 2015 | Aleysha Minns, 2013 | Jack Johnston, 2009 | Matthew D Bayfield, 2010 | Declan O’mara, 2014 | Jack McQuone, 2015 | and more alumni in the audience.
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 Dodd will be on-campus on Wed 7 Dec 2016 | 1.30pm Jackson Lecture Theatre
See the animation process on the Ethel & Ernest Production website.
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 Majesty The 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-producers took part in this year’s collaborative 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, reporting and 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