Sean Strange, Class of 2013 | 360 Film Production, Mission Room

SeanStrange-360FilmProduction&delivery I graduated in BA (Hons) Media Production in 2013. I currently work for Mission Room Ltd as a specialist in 360 film production and delivery. I have produced films for Network Rail, Transport for London, a number of Universities across the country and recently created the new visitor experience in Cheddar Gorge, ‘Beyond the View‘.

I also freelance as a videographer and photographer for The Lincolnite. I was awarded an Associates of the Royal Photographic Society distinction for my work this year.  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.

Aleysha Minns, Class of 2013 | Pinewood Studios & BAFTA Crew

AleyshaMinns_2016As September has come and gone again, seeing my 3rd LSFM media mentee with her graduation photos, it just reminds me of how long ago 2013 feels. The past 3 years have been a bit of a rollercoaster, with the past 12 months being some of the most difficult but incredible of my career so far. 

The last half of 2015 was tough, finding work was a nightmare and I was ready to give up on the whole thing. That was until February of this year, when I got to live out my childhood dream of working at Pinewood Studios on my first big budget film, taking the leap from Production to the Locations/Studio department as a trainee. Confidentiality surrounding these types of films mean I can’t say anything about it until release, but I spent up until August there and has been the lift that I needed. Since then I’ve been working on commercials and have been accepted into BAFTA Crew 2016, which is a huge honour and made it on to the list on my 2nd attempt. To top off the year, Beautiful Devils (2015) premièred at Cannes Film Festival to a great reception and my first ever film credit on ID2:Shadwell Army (2016) recently came out in cinemas and DVD. Continue reading

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

Ben Atkinson, Class of 2013 & 2015 | Creative Director, Tall Lime

When I graduated in 2013 I have to admit at first, I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do with myself career wise. The three years I’d spent at LSFM were so intense when it came to both student work and throwing myself into external projects, like co-founding the student radio station Brayford Radio, that it was weird for everything to suddenly just stop. I’d also faced a very clear dividing line in my interests during third year, choosing to focus on radio (my passion) but at the same time marrying it with digital media (where I thought my skills were best placed career wise). In the end the first thing I decided to do was take a break from everything and visit friends in Latvia that I’d made during a trip to Finland for the MC2020 project in my final year, and on my return I applied for an internship at the University.

Applying for the internship seemed to make perfect sense for me at the time because the one stipulation I had set myself when I graduated was to stay in Lincoln. Continue reading

BAFTA TV Awards 2016 | LSFM Alumni on Wolf Hall and Big Blue Live

BAFTA-TV-Award2016_BigBlueLive_JackJohnstonBritish Academy TV Awards, last night, was celebrated by LSFM alumni who worked in the production teams of BBC shows. Well done to BBC One’s Big Blue Live, winner for Live Event. Part of the team were our 2002 graduate, producer/director of wildlife TV shows Joanne Ashman said it was “the hardest, and the best job I’ve ever done. So proud to be part of the team” and our 2009 Media Production alumnus who is a freelance editor, specialising in wildlife documentary, Jack Johnston (pictured with Dan Wardle) said: “such an amazing team and such an amazing production!” Jack is one of LSFM’s Industry Mentors. You can read his archive post on this blog when the BBC Springwatch team won an inhouse Production Award in 2015.

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Congrats to BBC Two’s Wolf Hall - it picked up two awards: Mark Rylance for leading actor and also won in the category for Best Drama Series. Our 2013 Film and Television graduate Ashley Turner was “thrilled” to work as a floor runner on the BBC’s six part historical drama series and shared from experience how to get work as a runner – from the BBC’s Production Talent Pool to the adaptation of Dame Hilary Mantel’s best-selling period drama Wolf Hall. Read 2014 blog post

Lincolnshire Digital Awards 2016 | Finalists – our LSFM Alumni

Best-Digital-Startup_FINALIST2016Good luck to finalists in the Lincolnshire Digital Awards 2016 on Thursday at The Engine Shed. Organisers said the awards are “to both reward and bring individuals and companies together who are at the forefront of digital within the Greater Lincolnshire area.” In the Best Digital Start-Up category are four companies for this award and two of the finalists are our alumni with a business that is less than 3 years old:-

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Ben Atkinson 
BA (Hons) Media Production and MA Digital Media

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Thomas McKie, Ashley Wilks and Luke Winter
BA (Hons) Media Production

PAID Opportunity | Channel 4Talent is looking for 4Crew

Channel 4Talent has four paid freelance opportunities as it is recruiting for a new 4Crew production team in 2015/16: Director, Production Manager, Presenter and Social Media Manager.  Maybe you can follow in the footsteps of our 2013 Graduate Aleysha Minns 4Crew Production Co-ordinator and LSFM final year student Rosie Turner 4Crew Social Networker?  

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Both Aleysha and Rosie are featured on the 4Talent website (pictured in the middle).  The yearly scheme for 4Crew closes on 12th July 2015. 4Talent said Continue reading

Aleysha Minns, Class of 2013 | Career Update: Working in Film

Aleysha-minns_Update2015_04-06 18.24.49I have just finished working as a Production Trainee on the feature film ID2: Shadwell Army (2016), which was shot entirely in Hull. After a few years of hard work, gaining a place on Channel 4’s 4Crew and becoming a Skillset Film Trainee, both came together to provide contacts as well as funding to help me gain my first feature film role in the relatively small but amazing production team.  The film is a sequel to ID, released in 1995, and had two incredible Producers, Sally Hibbin (Ken Loach’s producer) and Patrick Cassavetti [Brazil (1985), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)] who both felt very strongly about providing film training for local people. I spent 7 weeks helping to create our fictional Shadwell and learnt so much about working in Production as well as how feature film works.

Aleysha-Minns-with Linus RoacheThe cast was also incredible, with the likes of Simon Rivers, Linus Roache (pictured with me), Neil Pearson and Lee Ross, I learnt a lot from watching and speaking to them on set/in the office as well as helping them out with anything they needed. Being a trainee in a smaller team means that you get to know every person in every department and receive much broader training. Continue reading

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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Many thanks to our creative alumni:  Continue reading