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
At only 26 years old, I feel incredibly fortunate to be in the position I am right now. Most people my age in this industry are still working as runners, making teas and fetching lunches. Some may be working in transfer or as an assistant, dealing with files, deliverables and setting up sessions. I decided to send in my alumni story to offer my own insight as someone who has now been in the audio post industry for nearly 5 years. This is a recent piece of sound design I finished for Pierre Michel, creative director at Digital Domain in LA.
Like most sound designers, my love of sound came from a musical background. Continue reading
Our 2014 graduate Hannah Skidmore tells us about a Higher Education project that has gone live this month with a final video. She worked as an Assistant Producer at Nik Morris Associates during the production of the HEARoes advert . It was released via The Student Room site. Hannah’s asking Universities for feedback about an online service for students:
HEAR, or ‘Higher Education Achievement Report’, is a service being rolled out at universities across the UK to record and verify the achievements and experiences of a student. They can can consult the electronic document throughout their studies, and it becomes fixed after graduation. The HEAR helps them find their path, it helps them better manage their efforts and time, it reassures them that unexamined activity contributes to intellectual and personal growth, and on leaving it helps them prove the value of everything they did during their university years.
Follow-up from a recent post to trail Invicta (2015). The movie is now online and free. Creators at The Inside Mole said you can also see ‘a brief glimpse at both the inspiration behind making the feature film INVICTA and comments from various members of the cast and crew.’ Like 2010 animation graduate Christian Moles, the co-writer & director of a family inspired WW2 film.
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 the trailer for Invicta (2015).
Today’s HEADSPACE was LSFM’s on-campus industry event organised by Senior Lecturer Zara Healy. Our Visiting Professor Trevor Dann opened the day. He introduced industry guests, who were primarily our alumni and BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Managing Editor Charlie Partridge. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain an insight into the range of employment after graduation. Work can be in many forms as our graduates shared why they started their own media businesses; how to leap from local radio into local telly as well as network TV; and doing forms of digital media to pursue their passions. Here are some moments captured at Headspace 2015 – networking and socialising.
Many thanks to our creative alumni: Continue reading
Simon Dunn graduated in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Media Production and he’s currently working within the UK Film industry as a 2nd AC & Camera Trainee on various different productions. Since November 2014 Simon’s been working on Spectre (2015), which is the twenty-fourth James Bond film, as a Camera Trainee on the Main Unit at B24 LTD. See some behind the scenes footage from the creators …
Our 2010 graduate George Horne works as a Creative at LONELYLEAP - a film company with production teams in London and New York. George was the Director and Creative Lead on a film called We Engineer (2014). It was made for the Science Museum for its Engineer Your Future exhibition, which is to encourage young people into engineering and look at relevant careers in this field.
George said: “To be honest the Science Museum has always been one of my favourite places to visit in London, ever since I was a child. So having the opportunity to make a film for one of their major exhibitions was an honour. Within the project I developed and wrote the original proposal that won the tender, then directed the shoots and led the edit and post production stages. Millions of people visit the museum every year, so making a film with that sort of exposure is amazing!” The Science Museum: “the film is aimed at children aged 11 to 14, designed to shine a light on the ingenious, albeit unknown work done by British engineers. Meet the real-life engineers making faster racing yachts, safer houses and smarter prosthetics…
2010 media production graduate Kingsley Tudor shares his employment story: I left Lincoln in June 2010, not really sure of what I wanted to do. Within a few weeks I gained an interview with The Original Packshot company. I became a photographer in a new studio in Peterborough set up to photograph products for an international high street brand.
Over the next few years I worked my way through the ranks, culminating as the studio manager and head photographer. It was at this point that I realised my dreams had become diluted, I had gone from enjoying my work immensely to despising it, and lost all passion for the work. It came to pass that my other duties restricted me from shooting. I went from shooting still life and models 5 days a week to maybe once a month, if that. The call to action came when my son was born in December 2013, I quickly realised how much time I spent out of the house, often a 12/14 hour day. I didn’t want to miss anything so in January 2014 the idea of Thunder Pig was realised. Between myself and my business partner, Samuel Smith, the next 8 months were spent in preparation for launch. We spent a long time working on a business plan and funding came through in late July. Continue reading
Lincoln School of Film & Media will be screening The ROAD to ROME (2014). It’s a doco film directed by Phil Stevens, one of our industry mentors, and narrated by Sir Ian McKellen. LSFM Senior Lecturer Chris Hainstock posted the story and invites you to the University of Lincoln: Tue 4 Nov | 6pm – 7.30pm | EMMTEC MT007 | Brayford Pool | FREE ADMISSION
In the Summer of 2014 Filmmaker and LSFM Lecturer Philip Stevens directed a documentary which was as taxing for the filmmakers as it was for the participants. The Director of Photography was Stewart MacGregor who along with Philip is a graduate of the School of Film and Media from 2010 ( and in 2011 they won a regional RTS Award for Greasepaint). The Road To Rome, narrated by Sir Ian McKellen, is a feature-length documentary about three authors of historical fiction who walk from Naples to Rome dressed as Roman soldiers to raise money for charity. So far the walk has raised over £25,000 in donations for charities Médecins Sans Frontières and Combat Stress. You can see the trailer from Urban Apache Films.