LUMAS 2016 Awards | University of Lincoln Media Arts Showcase

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Here’s a round up about the 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.

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‘Our Lincolnshire’ Survey | College of Arts, Uni of Lincoln

Our-Lincolnshire-UoL-projectOur Lincolnshire is a new county-wide public consultation on attitudes about Lincolnshire’s heritage.  The research team at the College of Arts – Professor Matthew Cragoe, Professor Carenza Lewis, Dr Rafaelle Nicholson, Anna Scott and Anna Cruse – would like your opinions on Our Lincolnshire. Here’s the link https://www.research.net/r/ourlincolnshireProfessor Carenza Lewis explains more in this video (do you recognise her from the TV?)

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

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary | Original document in Lincoln (UK)

magna-carta-web-215 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.

magna-carta-vault-LincolnCastleAs part of the Great Magna Carta Weekend, on 13 June the University of Lincoln and Lincoln BIG hosted the Freedom Festival.  Then on Sunday (14 June) at Lincoln Castle was the launch of a digital platform 1215.Today exploring the global significance of the Magna Carta through Art.  It is a 2-year collaborative initiative led by the University of Lincoln with regional art organisations, schools, businesses, City and County councils. Continue reading

Christian Moles, Class of 2010 | Invicta (2015) Online Release

Christian-Moles_2010GradChristian 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 LincolniteThe online release date will be the 29th May 2015 – timely for the 75th anniversary of Dunkirk.  For now you can see the trailer for Invicta (2015).

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co_LAB @ Web We Want Festival | Southbank Centre 29–31 May

web-we-want_logoFrom 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.

co_LAB_brain-dump_May2015The 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

Congrats! Grads at Epix Media | Lincolnshire Digital Awards 2015

Epixmedia_LincsDigitalAwards2015Our 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 client Homelet. 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!”

JasonBradbury_LincsDigitalAwards2015Jason Bradbury, The Gadget Show presenter on Channel 5, is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Lincoln and he attended the awards.  Zoe captured his entrance and shared it on Vine.

To find out about joining the award winning team at Epix Media you can visit its site here.

FREE Postgraduate Taster Day | University of Lincoln on 7 March

UoL_brayfordpoolInterested 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

LUMAS | Lincoln School of Film & Media’s Showcase

LUMAS_logoNews about LSFM‘s inaugural event LUMAS, which supports the charity Media 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 TV and others captured the event and here are some images retweeted @LSMAlumni from our glamorous graduates, students & staff.  Many thanks!  

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Robin Sheppard, TV Drama Director | Film & TV Talk

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:

Robin-Sheppard_TVDramaTalk_25.02.15I 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 CV here.

Holocaust Survivor Story | 25 Feb Talk at University of Lincoln

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.  

Holocaust-survivor_Harry-BibringFor my first event I have invited survivor Harry 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