Evening of Extra-Sonic Performances | 4 March, Lincoln

ESP_PosterThe Extra-sonic Practice research group invites you to ESP#1: An Evening of Extra-sonic Performances THIS FRIDAY from 7.00pm to 9.30pm at St Mary Le Wigford Church, Lincoln.

Extra Sonic Practice (ESP) is a group of scholars and artists from the University of Lincoln who work with sound in multiple contexts and configurations. Playfully and knowingly (re)appropriating the abbreviation from its origin – Extra Sensory Perception – ESP is a response to the growing prevalence of sound within various disciplinary contexts.

Friday 4th March will feature performances by: David McSherry | Stewart Collinson + Duncan Chapman | Annie Morrad + Ian Mcarthur | Plus Low Quality Sound Snapshots by Marie Thompson and film by Annexinema co- directors Ian Nesbitt and Emily Wilczeck.

See ESP BLOG | Email Marie to get involved with ESP: mthompson@lincoln.ac.uk

Clementine Cousins, AP Student | Radio Industry Trip

Lincoln School of Film & Media’s Audio Production Year 2 undergraduate Clem Cousins shared her post about a radio visit with her fellow students last month:
Clementine.AP-post_Jan2016I went on a trip to look around Absolute Radio, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. As soon as we made our way off the coach, we walked over to Absolute Radio. We were greeted in reception and were shown upstairs to a room for a talk with Chris, Eloise and Kevin. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about how they first started out in the industry and the different job roles they had before coming to Absolute Radio.

Afterwards, we were split into two groups and given a tour around the building. It was amazing seeing all of the studios. Continue reading

LSFM Alumni Network | Jobs! Register for Graduate Prospects

It’s Graduation Day 20.01.16. Congratulations to our creatives and welcome to our LSFM Alumni Network. Connect with us: Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook.  University of Lincoln alumni who’re job-hunting can see Graduate Jobs on the Uni’s Prospects site, just sign-in! [online issues, do email the team careers@lincoln.ac.uk]

See Internships like this PAID one at Social Change UK, which is based in Lincoln. Thanks Ammar Mesari for getting in touch with us here on the blog about their Media Production Executive InternshipThe role is part of the Uni of Lincoln’s Graduate Internship Scheme. So 2015 or 2014 alumni are eligible to apply for this creative full-time position:  ‘your job will be to plan, script, film and edit video content, create voiceover and produce audio products (such as podcasts) and lead on digital output.’  Continue reading

Mark Hills, Class of 2010 | Sound Designer Soho Square Studios

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

Frequency Festival 2015 | Trailer & Doco

Frequency Festival of Digital Culture will be on in Lincoln (UK) from 23rd October to 1st November 2015 and you can be a part of it. Organisers said: the biennial festival provides a platform to celebrate the pioneering spirit of digital innovation and culture through exhibition, creative collision and debate. See the schedule of free events on the Frequency Festival site. This trailer was created by Graham Cooper and David McSherry, Senior Lecturers at the Lincoln School of Film & Media.

From our alumni here is a mini-documentary about Frequency Festival. Footage from Graham Cooling (Class of 2011) & edited by Sarah Worcester (Class of 2015). 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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Lucy Davies, Student Work Experience | Whistledown Productions

Lucy-Davies_pic_2015GraduandFrom the 8th June until 12th June I received a brilliant opportunity to work at an independent radio production company called Whistledown ProductionsThe indie produce weekly programmes for BBC Radio 4 including Feedback, BBC World Service’s Over to You as well as several documentaries on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4. Whistledown have won a variety of awards for their work including a Sony Award in 2003 and Indie of the Year at the Radio Production Awards 2014.

I undertook several jobs at the company which included learning how to use SADiE which is a piece of editing software that the BBC use and is a very important programme to learn if you want to create programmes for the BBC. Continue reading

LSFM Degree Shows 2015 | Screenings and Websites

AnimationDegreeShow2015-posterThe Animation Degree Show screening will be 12noon today (3rd June) at the Odeon in Lincoln. 

See what University of Lincoln Degree Shows are  running this month.  Here are some LSFM’s final year students’ work on-campus and online:

 

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CLM Degree Show 2015 is on the Brayford Pool campus until 5th June from 10am to 4pm.  It’s at AAD – Art, Architecture and Design Building West.

The Contemporary Lens Media exhibition website is called Quadrivium.  

 

The LSFM DEGREE SHOW 2015 site is for Media Production, Photography, Audio Production, Film and Television. 

You’ll  need to click on a circle and choose a genre (for example Script, Design, Digital), so do have a spin! 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

Philip Rollett, Class of 2014 | Audio Production Engineer

Recent graduate Philip Rollett will be on-campus for LSFM’s HEADSPACE event on 6th May with other working audio & radio alumni to share their own industry advice with students. Philip opted for self-employment to start his new business.

PhilipRollett_2014_AP-GradAbout a month ago I was ready to give up on running my own audio company, it seemed like an impossible, thankless, task. I was constantly thinking if I was going to be able to earn a living from a degree that I’d dedicated so much time and money to. You find that you are no longer just an audio engineer, you’re a social media marketer, website developer and a phone salesman.  I set my company up Start! Audio in July last year, with the help of my part time employer Howard Young (Engine 7 Post Production), this was around two months after finishing my degree in Audio Production.  This is original sound design for Sky Ride Video Ride.

Howard took me on part time after I spent a few days with him in his studio. Continue reading