I 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!
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
Cities of the North (Five Leaves Publications) is a new book by Adrian Jones – town planner and urban designer – with LSFM Lecturer in graphic design and local historian Chris Matthews. They have a book launch on 30th June and you are invited, 7.00pm-8.30pm, to Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham. RSVP: email@example.com
From Jones the Planner: ‘Cities of the North takes an irreverent and often amusing look at the changing townscape, special character, architecture and planning of the great Northern English cities. It explores the process and politics of development and ‘regeneration’ which is reshaping Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Hull and Newcastle amongst others, always focusing on the intrinsic character of place.’
“The book is also a product of the friendly and supportive environment at LSFM – without that the whole project would have been quite impossible.”
Chris Matthews, Lecturer/Designer
University of Lincoln School of Film and Media final year students will showcase their creative work at the Lincoln Theatre Royal THIS weekend, and YOU are invited. It is the first time the historic city venue has staged a two-day multimedia exhibition by third year undergraduates and it is the first time the annual event is off-campus. The LSFM Degree Show is an opportunity for the public to see original, experimental and creative content in the Grade II listed theatre: from pop-up spaces like the Writers’ Room and take part in script reading to dressing rooms transformed into individual cinema booths. Screenings will be in the 450-seat Victorian auditorium, also above and below the stage will be design and digital exhibitions. Even the bar will turn into a gallery and backstage a sound and radio installation space. The LSFM Degree Show is FREE and open to the public on Saturday 11am-7pm & Sunday 11am-4pm. Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor and some content may not be suitable for children. Here’s the programme and this is the LSFM Degree Show trailer. Music by our 2012 audio production graduate Simon Ross.
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.
See what University of Lincoln Degree Shows are running this month. Here are some LSFM’s final year students’ work on-campus and online:
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
LSFM Degree Show 2015 for final year students’ work will be open free to the public at the University of Lincoln from Saturday 30 May. See trail, which was edited by third year undergraduate Thomas Faulkner with music by Audio Production students Bobby Jones and Jack Bartley.
- 30th May 10am-6pm | Atrium of the Minerva Building | Ground & first floor
- 30th May to 5th June 10am-4pm | CLM Degree Show | AAD Building West
- 3rd June 12noon | Animation Degree Show screening | Odeon in Lincoln
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
Would you like to join the teaching team at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media? Then apply online by 13th May for Lecturer – Media Production (Design and Photographic Practice) Part Time | Lecturer – Media Production (Digital Media) | Lecturer – Media Production (Film and TV) x 2 | Lecturer – Media, Film & Cultural Studies x 2 | Lecturer – Photography and Moving Image Practice. LSFM look forward to hearing from applicants who’ll have the ‘opportunity to join a forward-looking team that is committed to providing a high quality student experience, and to help shape the skills and talents of the creative media practitioners of the future. You will contribute to the innovative scholarly, research, professional practice and pedagogical work of the School.’
Boston College has a couple of our MA graduates on its teaching team, class of 2013 Matt Dean and class of 2014 Rachel Heir. The College is recruiting for tutors in media and photography. The closing date for both positions is 12th May 2015. Continue reading
From Paul Hough, Creative Media Work Placement Manager at Broadway in Nottingham: We are holding a 3 day ‘Hack’ event at Broadway – as part of our Know How programme – and during the BUILD we want people to get hands on and practical, working towards building working prototypes over the three days 14th – 16th May. We are putting together ‘teams’ of designers and developers to work with key Arts organisations across the region and I am looking for graduate students to be part of these teams. We also are looking for non-graduate designers and developers – academics, freelancers, artists and makers may also be interested.
Use the following link to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/know-how-build-registration-11172438063 For more information see our website www.knowhow.nearnow.org.uk or contact the team on 0115 8507813.