Gemma Lowe, Class of 2012 | Career in Communications

IGemmaLowe-2017pic’ve been following the LSFM blog and it is great to see what everyone has been up to since graduating; it seems a long time ago since I was the one wearing the gown in 2012 and it is amazing how much can happen in in five years! I have worked in a number of roles since graduation, some that were directly linked to where I am now and some that helped me get here even though I didn’t know it at the time.

Following the school radio project in the third year of my Media Production degree, I’ve had an interest in education. Initially, I wasn’t sure how I could combine this with my interest in media but I decided to just take any opportunities that came my way and see where I ended up! Continue reading

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.

Alumni Q&A session | LSFM Creative Enterprise module

Love our graduates back on-campus to share experiences and connect with our students from our annual network event Meet the Graduates (2nd November 2016) to teaching modules. TODAY half a dozen alumni will join our final year students in the Creative Enterprise session and module co-ordinator Zara Healy said: we welcome 6 of our graduates who are all working in multimedia roles. They have all graduated within the last 5 years from LSFM – some are freelance, some are employed full-time and at least 3 have set up their own creative industry companies. The one and a half hour session will be a Question and Answer about how this module’s assessment – pitch and paperwork – has helped graduates in their own pitches, how to develop ideas and present them to help them in their roles in the Media industry.

GemmaLowe_2Gemma Lowe | Class of  2012 & LSFM Industry Mentor: I currently work as Press and Media Content Officer for the Lincoln College Group, producing multimedia and written content for a wide range of marketing purposes and managing digital communication projects and social media across Lincoln, Newark and Gainsborough Colleges.

I am also Media and PR Manager for Lincolnshire Scouts, managing and producing media and marketing output across the county. Continue reading

University of Lincoln (UK) | Happy 20th Anniversary

The University of Lincoln celebrates twenty years at Brayford Pool campus. UoL_BrayfordPoolOn 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 University of Lincoln has Open Days, so prospective students can explore what is on offer. Our 2012 Media Production graduate Daniel J Layton shares his experiences of his Uni days.

Hannah Wilson, Class of 2012 | Designer at Grazia Magazine

HannahWilson_2003GradI can’t quite believe that I moved to Lincoln to start my degree just over 6 years ago now, and that I’ve had a full time job in London for over three!  I studied Contemporary Lens Media, now BA (Hons) Photography, at Lincoln, and can honestly say I wouldn’t have the job I do today without my degree from the university; not only because of the skills that I learnt whilst studying, or even just having the title on my CV, but the fact that it gave me three years of uninterrupted time to build a solid portfolio that I could proudly take to interview with prospective employers. Our lecturers used to tell us to treasure the time, because rarely would we ever have as much time to invest in making work again. How right they were!  

I currently work at Grazia magazine in London. My role is on the the art desk, designing pages for the magazine and editing images to choose the best ones to send to print each week. Continue reading

Matt North, Class of 2012 | LSFM Mentor and NEW Audio Website

Audio ProductionMatt-North_new-site_Sept2015 2012 Graduate Matt North is one of the School’s inspirational industry mentors and he’ll be available again for mentoring an undergraduate in the new academic year.  Matt said he really enjoyed being part of the LSFM Mentoring scheme this year (2014/15) with Emma Wapshott.

Matt works as a Media & Production Support Technician at the University of East Anglia and is a freelance audio producer. He’s shared that it’s been almost a year in designing/editing but today I can finally unveil my new website.  I’ve worked with a web developer on a complete redesign which now has an up-to-date portfolio, credits database and showreel.

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Headspace 2015 Industry Event | Lincoln School of Film & Media

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.

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Steve Smailes, Class of 2012 | Photo Exhibition 28 April – 5 May

Our 2012 alumnus Steve Smailes is a freelance professional photographer, who works at the Lincolnite, and in 2014 won Relentless Here To Be Heard (competition for gig photos). As the winner, his photographic work will be exhibited in London THIS week. Steve said: Here are some of the images that will be in the Relentless Exhibition. It runs from 28th April to the 5th May at the Relentless Store at No.5 Denmark Street, London and features works from various events over the last two or three years. A majority of these images were taken in or around Lincoln.

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Stephen Hope, Class of 2012 | BJ, Falkland Islands Television

StephenHope_2012Grad_working-at-BT SportHi. I’m a 2012 Media Production graduate and soon to be a Broadcast Journalist (BJ) in the Falkland Islands. I thought you may be interested in what I’ve been doing since I left the University of Lincoln. I loved my time in Lincoln, and it really shaped the person I am today. I’ve managed to work as a production assistant on a variety of music videos (Jessie J, Tom Odell) before finally falling into a job at Pinewood film studios. [Photo, with mic, is when I was working (PA experience) at BT Sport on Rugby Tonight and we had a segment on rugby players who sing in the locker rooms. I had to give a demonstration (much to my horror) although, I apparently did better than most of the players.]

At Pinewood I worked with a company called Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd. which casts background extras for major feature films, TV, music videos, advert, etc. I’ve managed to work with a whole range of TV and films productions such as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘, ‘This is England 90′ and some exciting ones I’m not allowed to mention yet!  My typical day at UniEXTRAS was  Continue reading

Ashley Bryan, Class of 2012 | Multimedia Designer

AshleyBryan-1_2012GradFor the past two years now I’ve been working for a car dealership conglomerate, as a Multimedia Designer. Having studied Media Production at the University of Lincoln, I was quite astounded and pleased to have got into a media job, which is what I have always wanted to do since college (which I also did a Media Production course on).

Personally I felt like having a strong showreel of visual work I made at the University contributed quite a lot to getting the job, and also having a website made it easy for people to get access to my work and see first hand the kind of quality they could expect. My showreel and website can be found at www.ashleybryan.co.uk, which features my professional and personal works ranging from 2D info graphics to fully 3D renders and environments.