Luke Pickering, Class of 2012 | Rising Star Pro Sound Award

IMG_1371 CONGRATS to ‘Rising Star 2017′ Luke Pickering, BA (Hons) Audio Production in 2012, who picked up an industry award for up and coming talent: I’m over the moon to have won the Pro Sound Rising Star award. There was some amazing talent and credentials amongst the other nominees so it’s a genuine surprise to be chosen, and I’m very grateful.

ProSoundawards2017-LukePickering-2012GradHe works for Paul Epworth – award winning (Grammy, Academy, The Brits) music producer and songwriter - as Assistant Engineer in-house at The Church Studios.  Luke reflected on his Audio Production  course: There were a vast range of essential skills I would have struggled to learn elsewhere. There’s obviously the technical stuff but just as importantly you learn how to work in a group and to be part of a team – after all, people skills will be one of your most valuable assets when you’re in the industry! Read the news story from the University of Lincoln press office.

Lincoln School of Film & Media | NEW Magazine

LSFM Magazine 2017ProfPeacock-welcome-LSFMBrochure2017 is a magnificent way to find out about the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media – from our portfolio of programmes (pages 8-13) to fabulous facilities (pages 14-15) as highlighted on Page 1 from new Head of LSFM, Prof Steven Peacock. Also our current and former students share their experiences and opportunities …

… Page 2 features how student connections during their animation course led to a duo working with the production team that created Ethel & Ernest (2016); page 3 has an alumnus award winning maker of film trailers; page 4 on staff involvement and work at film festivals; page 5 has a couple of global graduates; and throughout the mag you’ll have an insight on collaborations and links with industry.  #WeAreLincoln
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Prof Steven Peacock, Head of LSFM | Welcome

Steven Peacock-1Welcome to Professor Steven Peacock who is the new Head of Lincoln School of Film & Media (LSFM) at the College of Arts, University of Lincoln. Steven saidI am delighted to join LSFM and am excited by the wide range of programmes and wealth of initiatives being implemented across the School. We are at the cutting-edge in content and delivery of our teaching and research, and I look forward to developing more collaborations, across Schools and internationally, in the future. 

The new LSFM Magazine 2017, with a foreword by Steven, is online. It features our creative courses, facilities, current & former student experiences and opportunities. Love LSFM! #WeAreLincoln Continue reading

Uni of Lincoln | Gold Award, Teaching Excellence Framework

University of Lincoln has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. TEF is an independent assessment of teaching quality, student support and graduate success in Higher Education. A gold rating means our university degree courses are of the highest quality found in the UK.

Uni of Lincoln was ranked as one of the 59 Gold standard Higher Education providers – from 295 that entered the TEF – and you can read the news story here. 

1215.Today NEW Artwork | HistoLyrical Online 7 June 2017

1215Today_MagnaCartaNews from the digital culture website 1215.Today about its latest commissioned artwork. HistoLyrical released on http://1215today.com/histolyrical-artwork/ today (7 June at 12-noon). The site has an interview with the artists, Ben Peppiatt and Stephanie Bickford-Smith, about their online work that developed from asking young people “is the hysteria of social media compromising freedom of thought?” HistoLyrical explores how social media influences people’s thought processes through subliminal messages.

Histolyrical-image-from-AnnJonesThe online experience is described as taking viewers on a very different kind of train journey. Gazing out of a train window and lulled by a trance-enducing soundtrack, our thoughts are interrupted, hijacked by the random thoughts and ruminations of others by a stream of words layered over our view. We are given the choice to abandon ourselves to these random musings or take control and banish them with a click of a button.’ The artists feel that Social media sites are super efficient platforms that aid connectivity and information exposure. Increasingly they are becoming our gateway to the internet. However these sites are designed for consumption rather than contemplation, with HistoLyrical we are interested in questioning the impact this has upon our ability to think and process information coherently and what a more contemplative solution inspired by offline behaviours could look like.” Continue reading

Dr Mikey Murray, LSFM | Film @ Edinburgh International Film Fest

Dr.MikeyMurray-onlocation-NatalieCongratulations to multiple award winning filmmaker Dr. Mikey Murray, lecturer in Film Production and Screenwriting at LSFM, for his latest short Natalie (2017) to be screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) 2017. He posted on social media that he was “absolutely thrilled to announce that Natalie will have its world premiere in competition at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 24th.” Writer and Director Mikey is pictured on-location with actress Kate Dickie (aka Lysa Arryn in Game of Thrones, 2011-14) who played the lead role. She has been involved with the story for many years and Mikey’s idea was a 2015 Kick- starter project. Kate said: “I was drawn to the script of Natalie because I love Mikey’s writing – it’s really honest, raw and truthful. I loved the story and subject matter of the film.” 

The Scottish film – about ‘a transexual who travels home to her father’s funeral in order to gain closure with her prejudiced family’ –  is in the EIFF Best Short Film category.  Mikey, founder of Indie-Lincs international film festival, has been selected to take part in the EIFF Talent Lab development sessions to support aspiring film- makers. Mikey said: Of course, I’d like to dream that I have some brilliant individual talent as a screenwriter and filmmaker, but the truth is that I have only ever made successful work through meeting and working with hugely talented collaborators. I was able to cast Game of Thrones actor, Kate Dickie in my short film recently because my high school friend (who I still work with) was able to put my screenplay in her hands. Continue reading

LSFM Alumni Success | 2017 Lincolnshire Digital & Tech Awards

Lincs-digital&techAwards2017-SteveSmailesphotoCongrats! LSFM Graduate success was at the Lincolnshire Digital & Tech Awards 2017 category: Best Use of Multimedia. Visit Lincoln won for its brand campaign created with Wallbreaker - a video agency run by LSFM 2014 media production alumni Thomas Mckie, Ashley Wilks and Luke Winter who said: We’re chuffed! A lot of hard work went into that campaign. Ash is pictured left of Lydia Rusling, Head of Visit Lincoln.

Runner-up in this category was epix_media, a company set up by 2007 alumni who’re co-directors Zoe Easey and Will King. Story about the awards is in The Lincolnite where images were taken by 2012 graduate Steve Smailes a freelance photographer and he is one of our inspirational LSFM Industry Mentors.  Watch Visit Lincoln: Heritage video from Wallbreaker Productions.

Wallbreaker posted on its site that Visit Lincoln: commissioned the creation of three individual videos that would be used as social media marketing tools, with an aim to encourage people to consider Lincoln as their next possible place to explore.  Continue reading

Mental Health Awareness Week | 8-14 May 2017

MentalHealthAwarenessWeek-blogIt is Mental Health Awareness Week (8th-14th May 2017). Two out of three adults will face mental health problems in their life, from a panic attack to depression, with “younger generations more impacted” according to the Mental Health Foundation. The Uni of Lincoln has the Student Wellbeing Centre [Twitter @UniofLincolnSWC] and SU Welfare services  [01522 837000 | advice@lincolnsu.com] for under and postgraduates to contact confidentially.

For staff the University of Lincoln Wellbeing saidCome and join our free events taking place throughout Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 promoting Surviving or Thriving?  Learning techniques and methods to deal with stress and anxiety can help to relieve the symptoms. During this week you will have the opportunity to discover more about mental health; find out what you can do to build mental resilience; explore how to reduce stress; and experience how laughter yoga can improve your wellbeing. Continue reading

Rose Braisby, Class of 2013 | National Service User Award for KTP

CONGRATS to all involved in winning at the NHS NSU Awards 2017 for the KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) at Rampton Hospital. The KTP project was to develop an interactive radio drama model that would help create innovative research with ‘Dialectical Behaviour Therapy’. Dr Sarah Barrow, Deputy Head College of Arts at the University of Lincoln: Rose Braisby is a 2013 Graduate of Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media Production, specialised in radio) – she was appointed as the KTP Associate working within Rampton Hospital with patients and staff in some very challenging – and rewarding – situations. LSFM’s Dylan Roys was the Academic lead for the project, supporting Rose every step of the way. Thank you to everyone who supported this project.”

Winner-Health&Wellbeing_RoseBraisbyDylan said: Our KTP project at Rampton Hospital won the National Health and Wellbeing Initiative at the NHS National Service User Awards 2017 – it is really big deal in the NHS and the first time Rampton has won something as big as this.”  Rose tweeted: After a lot of hard work from all involved, so proud to have led this project! Well done all in making this a success!   Rose is working part-time as an Associate Lecturer in the College of Arts.

Uni of Lincoln (UK) | Healthy Campus & Wellbeing Week 2017

University of Lincoln celebrates ten years of Healthy Campus and Wellbeing Week. This year it will run from 6th to 10th March 2017. 

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Claire Bell, Head of Equality & Engagement said: A culture of wellbeing is one of our University key performance indicators, and for 10 years we have worked together to deliver against this objective and provide a full week’s worth of sports and wellbeing related activities for all staff and students to take advantage of. As a key sponsor of this annual event I am proud that we celebrate our 10th Anniversary.

This is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our colleagues, who have worked over the years to build cross organisational partnerships, and actively contribute to make this annual event possible.

All at the University can find out more: http://healthycampus.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk