Here’s a round up aboutthe School’s annual showcase and awards ceremony, held on 23rd February, LUMAS 2016. It was organised by the committee at Lincoln School of Film & Media, led and hosted by our 2015 Graduate events assistant Richard Rumble. See extracts of LSFM students’ work on the LUMAS Submission Showreeel edited by final year student Lyon Owen (on LSFM Industry Mentoring). Slideshow photos are courtesy of the University’s Social Media Officer Georgia-Sian Thompson and the story by PR Officer Cerri Evans:
The glittering black tie evening included screenings of short films, photography, audio work, and animations by students and graduates. Sarah Barrow, Head of the School of Film and Media, said: “As seen through the submissions, showreels and displays at the event, the LUMAS is a fantastic celebration of student creativity, teamwork and achievement, as well as the way staff and students worked together to make the showcase happen.
From the project team:Our Lincolnshire is a county-wide exploration by the University of Lincoln into public attitudes to Lincolnshire’s heritage, encompassing everything from castles to airfields to traditions and much more.Continue reading →
15 June 2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. There are four original documents of Magna Carta, which were sealed by King John in 1215, and one is in LINCOLN. ‘The Great Charter’ agreed the rule of law applied to all and recognised civil liberties. Visit Lincoln said the city is ‘the only place in the world where you can find an original copy of Magna Carta together with the Charter of the Forest … The two charters belong to Lincoln Cathedral and are housed in Lincoln Castle.’ A new visitor centre at the castle, events and public lectures will celebrate Lincoln Cathedral’s Magna Carta. More on the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary website.
Christian Moles is our 2010 animation graduate and runs his own company called The Inside Mole. It has been working on a new film and Christian is the director of the Invicta movie. The war drama was inspired by Christian’s grandfather who served in the British Expeditionary Force. The feature, which started over three years’ ago with historical research, was made with a team of undergraduates from the University of Lincoln. You can read Christian’s making of this film at the Lincolnite. The online release date will be the 29th May 2015 – timely for the 75th anniversary of Dunkirk. For now you can see thetrailerfor Invicta (2015).
From Deputy Head of LSFM Richard Vickers: Students and academics from the University of Lincoln will be taking part in the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre, 29–31 May, as part of the School of Film & Media co_LAB research group. The Web We Want festival is investigating the past 25 years of the Web and its possible future. The festival is inspired by the work of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and produced in partnership with Sir Tim’s World Wide Web Foundation.
The co_LAB team is running an intensive interdisciplinary workshop (21-28 May) in Lincoln, designed to bring together students from across all the three colleges within the University. The call for participants was aimed at Level 2 students and resulted in students from the School of Film and Media (College of Arts), School of Computer Science (College of Science) and School of Psychology (College of Social Science) collaborating together on a core brief. Continue reading →
Our 2007 graduates Will King and Zoe Easey run Epix Media. The creative media company won at the first Lincolnshire Digital Awards 2015 for teaming up with clientHomelet. Will at last night’s award ceremony: Stunned to have won Best Use of Multimedia at Lincs Digital Awards 2015. Amazing joint effort between Homelet and our team. So proud to have been part of an “award winning” partnership.Homelet said it was “delighted to have partnered with Epix Media on an amazing campaign recently – thrilled it’s been recognised with an award!”
Interested in a Postgraduate Course? Then come on-campus THIS Saturday. See our PG courses at LSFM. Details on the Taster Day are from the University of Lincoln’s PR Manager Ian Richards: People with a passion for learning can choose from more than 30 different subjects on offer at a FREE Postgraduate Taster Day on 7th March 2015, from 10am-1pm, at the University of Lincoln’s main Brayford Pool Campus.
The University’s hosting a series of masterclasses inviting members of the public to experience a Master’s level study for a day. Activities cover a rich array of academic disciplines, across the arts, sciences and social sciences – from exploring historic archives to considering major scientific challenges. Book now! Continue reading →
News about LSFM‘s inaugural event LUMAS, which supports the charityMedia Trust. The LUMAS organisers were delighted last night and said:Thank you to everyone who came and supported. Congrats to all our nominees and winners. Linc TVand others captured the event and here are some images retweeted@LSMAlumnifrom our glamorous graduates, students & staff. Many thanks!
More fromLizzy Mitchell at the University of Lincoln press about the event, award winners and guests:Continue reading →
Interested in TV drama, directing, scriptwriting or authorship? Then don’t miss a talk and Q&A session with television director Robin Sheppard. The session will be based on her own experiences of working with writers in British TV Dramas from Jack Rosenthal (Lucky Jim, 2003) to Sally Wainwright (At Home With The Braithwaites, 2003). She said:
I will talk about the director’s relationship with the writer – the creative dialogue at the heart of British TV. Showing clips from my work to illustrate how this dialogue is realised on screen.
There’ll be lots to see and opportunities for asking questions. ALL are welcome on Wednesday 25th February at 2pm in the University of Lincoln’s EMMTEC Lecture Theatre (MT0007). See Robin’s impressive industry CVhere.
27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day. Our 3rd year Film and TV student Kate Marrison is a regional ambassador at the Holocaust Educational Trust. She has arranged for a survivor to talk about his experiences. Kate posted: This year is of even greater significance as it marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau (said to be ‘the largest Nazi death camp’). The Holocaust may be at risk of moving from living history into just history and so it is up to future generations, now more than ever, to keep the legacy and the memory of the survivors alive – not just on this Memorial Day but throughout the entire year. I first got involved with the Trust in 2012 when I took part in the lessons from Auschwitz project. From then on I applied to be a regional ambassador for the East Midlands, which is effectively a three year course in which I would volunteer to write blogs, organise events, attend conferences, workshops and do what I could to promote Holocaust education.
For my first event I have invited survivorHarry Bibring to come and share his testimony.All are welcome on the 25th of February in the Cargill Lecture Theatre at 2.30pm. This free talk will last around 90-minutes, including time for questions. Seats will be limited, so please arrive early to ensure your place. I feel it is both a privilege and a necessity that students and the public can hear Harry’s survivor story, at the university, and carry it with them into the future. Continue reading →