Holly Miechowski, Class of 2007 | Casting Producer’s Tips into TV

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Holly: Casting Producer, TV

During my Media Production Degree, I applied for work experience at a Birmingham based Production Company, Maverick Television. When I got the placement, I was extremely grateful for the opportunity, one that I believe I may not have had without the encouragement and support from my lecturers at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media. It was a great few weeks, and I worked hard, making sure I networked with who ever I possibly could. It was exciting; I was working on the hit Channel 4 Series, ‘10 Years Younger.’  This is where I got to see how a Production worked. My role involved various admin duties in the office, helping with shoot prep (prop buying etc.) and also being able to go out on the shoot and see first hand how it all worked!

Following the work placement, I went back to University to finish my degree, graduating in 2007 with a 2.1. I then moved to Manchester where I knew there were plenty of TV opportunities, and also because, well, I wasn’t quite ready for the big smoke that is London! It was hard to begin with, I sent many, many, emails and letters, applying for Runner work. It was hard, there was a lot of competition, I had no employment history in the industry, only my work experience and my degree. Whilst I was looking, I signed up to a Recruitment agency, I didn’t really want to do anything other than TV work, but I had my rent to pay and I was no longer living on student loans!

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Media Mentors 2018-19 Gallery | LSFM Industry Mentoring

See just a few of our inspirational industry mentors. Lincoln School of Film & Media (LSFM) would like to thank all the professionals who kindly volunteer their time from the world of work to mentor a LSFM undergraduate. Commitment with a student-mentee is to have at least 6 contact times (in person and/or online) across an academic year. If you work in the media and would like to join our industry mentors, in future academic years, details are here and you can register your interest at any time: LSFM’s_MENTOR_Registration-Form. Thanks.

Twenty mentors are required for LSFM Mentoring each new academic year.  We are proud many mentors are also Uni of Lincoln alumni. Here are some of our 2018-19 mentors.  Continue reading

Imogen Hayes, Class of 2018 | My Graduation Day

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On Tuesday the 11th September 2018 I concluded my 3 years as a student of LSFM, Lincoln School of Film and Media. Graduation is something we aim to achieve, but it isn’t until the day arrives that you are filled in a concoction of sadness that your undergraduate journey has ended, and pride at everything you have achieved in your time at Uni. The day involves seeing all your friends and family whilst sharing in each other’s happiness, taking thousands of photos so you can remember the day, seeing your lecturers and having them congratulate you on your achievements.

The ceremonies involve a lot of clapping! But all in all, the day revolves around pride. Pride in your own accomplishments, feeling the pride from your friends and family, pride in your school and pride within yourself. Tell people what you have been up to since leaving because they are genuinely interested and want the best for you. It doesn’t matter whether you got a job in the industry straight off the bat, or if you are taking some time out to think about what you really want to do, everyone will be proud of you.

A few months ago, I started a job at ENVY post productions as a runner. Continue reading

Leanne Rogers, Class of 2014 | Debut Doco Violet Vixen (2018)

LeanneRogers-2014Grad-LinkedInimageI’m a Project Manager/Videographer at Mediorite, which is a social enterprise and film production company that gets young people into film. Mediorite is split into two divisions: Mediorite, which is run by a bank of award-winning filmmakers, assisted by a young person and MedioritePlus, which specialises in quick, low cost, online content and is run by young creatives. I’m currently the head of MedioritePlus and have more recently been working on larger scale projects as a lead filmmaker on Mediorite jobs, working on more complex briefs.

I was recently inspired to make my first documentary, Violet Vixen (2018). The film looks at the fabulous life of 11 year old Leo who expresses with remarkable articulacy and boldness his distinctive identity. He aspires to be a make-up artist and performer as well as an inspiration to other young boys like him. Since its release on Youtube and Facebook the film has been viewed over one million times.

The idea initially came about when I was pitching ideas to a client. Continue reading

Joel Murray, Class of 2011 | Visit Lincoln Innovation Tourism Award

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Congratulations LSFM alumnus Joel Murray, digital marketing co-ordinator (left on photo,) and Visit Lincoln for winning Innovation in Tourism at the Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation Awards 2018 (7th June). University of Lincoln School of Film & Media 2011 graduate, also our industry mentor, said he was delighted on receiving this accolade:

I led on the project, with my background in digital, so am particularly happy! At Visit Lincoln we managed to get some funding from a central government pot to develop a project aimed at millennial travellers in the US to encourage them to explore England outside of London – there is more to the country than the capital! We did this in a group we are part of called England’s Historic Cities, and that’s the name of the app we created which is available to download on iOS and Android for free.

The idea of the app is the bring history to life using new technology. We worked with Lincoln Cathedral to come up with stories about its history as told by famous Lincolnshire explorer Joseph Banks.  Continue reading

Media Mentors | Industry & LSFM

Lincoln School of Film & Media (LSFM) is proud to have mentors who work in a range of media jobs. LSFM Mentoring with industry started as a pilot and has been running, developing, for three academic years. Our undergraduates apply, for 20 places, to have their own media mentor. LSFM said: Employability is at the heart of everything we do. Read LSFM’s student story from mentee Imogen Hayes. LSFM Mentoring is in collaboration with the University of Lincoln Careers & Employability team. 

Mentors, many who are our graduates, kindly volunteer time from their busy schedules for LSFM Mentoring. Over summer we’ll check on our mentors availability for the new academic year 2018-19. Timely now to reflect on their massive contribution and say thank you. If you’d like to be a mentor, you can register your interest and details are here.  See a snapshot of some of our inspirational media mentors. Continue reading

Animation Degree Show | 4th June at Lincoln Drill Hall

LSFM-AnimationShow-4June2018Your invitation from LSFM Animation Team to see final year students’ work, part of Lincoln Festival of Creativity: Please join us on Monday 4th June at Lincoln Drill Hall for our Animation Degree Show and Awards Ceremony. Our Show starts at 1pm! Just RSVP here if you’d like to come.

Poster by Year 1 Animation students Daniel Capper and Aaron Smith. Festival of Creativity team spoke to Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects Jane Batkin about the Animation Show.

End of Year Show, LSFM | Showreel 2018

See the LSFM Degree Showreel. It features some work from final year students at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media studying BA (Hons) Audio Production, BA (Hons) Media Production, BA (Hons) Film and Television.  LSFM said: The film has been edited by Stefanie Oswald and Thomas Flaxman, with thanks to DeepEastMusic for great production music. 

Degree Shows are open to the public, part of the Lincoln Festival of Creativity, and on now until 4th June 2018. Continue reading

Lincoln Games Research Network | Symposium 23.05.18

DrPaoloRuffinoUni of Lincoln School of Film & Media Lecturer Dr Paolo Ruffino said: the Lincoln Games Research Network is hosting a symposium on Wednesday 23rd May on-campus at Brayford Pool campus. 

Colleagues, current and former students are welcome. For the morning session, participation is free but places are limited. If you would like to join please send me an email at  pruffino@lincoln.ac.ukThe afternoon session is open (to students, graduates and staff), and does not require registrations. We hope to see you at the event!

MORNING SESSION 10:00-14:00 at IntLab (INB1103): Guest Talk by Dr Mina Vasalou (UCL Knowledge Lab) “A Critical Examination of Feedback in Early Reading Games”. Continue reading

LSFM End of Year Show | Festival of Creativity, Lincoln

Festival of Creativity 2018The University of Lincoln’s College of Arts is delighted to announce its second Lincoln Festival of Creativity from 21st May to 1st June 2018.  

You are invited to ‘Engage, Imagine, Explore’ at the Lincoln School of Film & Media End of Year Show. LSFM’s next generation of creatives are looking forward to seeing you at The Engine Shed, LPAC and Drill Hall in Lincoln. See the poster, by final year students in the LSFM Show’s design team, for details of where and when.   

LSFM-EndofYearShow-posterhttps://www.uol32degrees.com  | https://lincolnfestivalofcreativity.co.uk/film-media | http://www.lsfmshow.co.uk 

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