Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Video Alumni Advice: Work Experience

Meet the Graduates! Watch alumni advice  captured at Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. First, see a brief introduction from the Graduate Question Time panel and find out where alumni are working.

Here on the LSFM Blog we’ll be running a series of clips from the Question & Answer session covering how competitive is the media field?; job search strategies; what are employers looking for?; how best to sell yourself on social media?; and more. We’ll start with a couple of graduates, Jamie and Dani, on their tips about gaining work experience. Continue reading

Congrats LSFM Winners | RTS Midlands Student Awards 2019

Congratulations to RTS winning student teams at LSFM – scooping THREE AWARDS. University of Lincoln School of Film & Media creatives won at the Royal Television Society Midlands Student Awards 2019: in the Animation category LSFM had achieved all 3 film nominations with Harlem Nocturne, Uplifted and Papier and the award went to … 

… Papier by Tabitha Lay, Emily Leaning, Katie Thomas, Natasha Ray and Charlie Bartlett. At tonight’s award ceremony in Birmingham was Programme Leader BA (Hons) Animation and Special Effects Jane Batkin: “We are incredibly proud that our students were nominated and that Papier has won the RTS student award this year! All the students involved made a phenomenal effort to create these films and it’s fabulous that their work has been recognised at this level.” Continue reading

Indie-Lincs International Film Fest | 14-16 Feb 2019, Lincoln UK

Excited to see Indie-Lincs International Film Festival will be on in Lincoln (UK) from 14th to 16th February 2019. The fest “champions low and micro budget films and their filmmakers” and it was started 4 years’ ago by multi award-winning filmmaker and LSFM Senior Lecturer Dr Mikey Murray.

Indie-Lincs said: Tickets for Friday and Saturday are £5 concession / £10 full price for a day pass, or £8 concession / £15 full price for the weekend pass.  There is an additional 20% discount on advanced ticket sales via the Lincoln Performing Arts website, so don’t delay – that’s less than the price of a single visit to the Odeon, but in this instance you will have a choice of 7 feature films and nearly 50 shorts, with many of the filmmakers in attendance.  See the full programme here: www.indie-lincs.com.

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LSFM | 10 Regional RTS Midlands Student Award Nominations

Lincoln School of Film & Media is delighted that our undergraduates’ work have been nominated for 10 Royal Television Society (RTS) Midlands Student Awards 2019. Joint Media Production Programme Leader is Chris Hainstock: This year LSFM have received a record number of nominations for Regional RTS Student Film Awards this year, and we’re proud of the work the students have put in and the films themselves. We have three nominations for animation as well as others for drama and factual. In addition three craft nominations for Camera, Production Design and Editing. It is particularly pleasing to see a joint camera nomination for two female cinematographers working on a challenging period drama. We are competing against other Universities in the region such as Derby, Birmingham, Nottingham and Staffordshire – and we will find out the results on 28th February at the awards ceremony, which will include a special Lenny Henry sponsored award, and if successful the students will go through to the national award ceremony in June.

The winners will be announced at a celebratory ceremony on the evening of Thursday 28th February at The Book Rotunda in The Library of Birmingham, so here’s hoping for some ‘gongs’. Congratulations to the students and staff concerned – ‘and the nominations are’: Continue reading

History of Warner Bros, Rick Senat | Free Lectures 11 & 12 Dec

Lecturers Warner Bros Your FREE fabulous invitation! An illustrated History of Warner Bros by Visiting Professor Rick Senat, Executive Producer on FANTASTIC BEASTS. 

LSFM Lecturer Daz Scales said: All students, graduates and friends are very welcome to attend. No registration needed – just turn up promptly on 11th and 12th December at the theatre in the Stephen Langton Building on Brayford Pool campus, at the University of Lincoln:

Lecture 1 – Tuesday 11 December: 4pm-6:30pm – Stephen Langton Building lecture theatre (SLB 006): From Europe to America. From the Nickelodeon to Rin Tin Tin. Sound comes to the movies … Bogart, Cagney, The Assembly line, Animation, Oscars, The War years, “Casablanca”.

Lecture 2 – Wednesday 12 December: 5pm-7:30pm – Stephen Langton Building lecture theatre (SLB 006): TV threatens the studios and the fight back. Censorship and the movies. Kubrick, Harry Potter, the internet and beyond.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates | Industry Profiles 14th Nov 2018

See who is planning to come for Lincoln School of Film & Media’s FREE industry networking event Meet the Graduates (MtG). See former students professional profiles on some of their experiences since graduating from the University of Lincoln (UK).

Our Grads (their work permitting) will spare time to be on-campus with LSFM students on Wednesday 14th November. MtG 2018 is your on-campus opportunity to connect with like-minded creatives, make industry contacts, share tips on jobhunting and collaborate on projects. 

LSFM STUDENTS and staff are invited to take their seat by 2pm in JUN0005 at the Junxion for the Graduate Question Time panel. Ask questions to our alumni who work – on staff and freelance contracts – across the media industry in big corporates, independents and have set up their own business. #MtGLincoln

Meet the Graduates, 14 Nov 2018 | Industry and LSFM Students

14th Nov @2pm in JUN0005 | FREE Industry Networking for LSFM Students

Meet-the-Graduates-logoLincoln School of Film & Media students here’s YOUR invitation to our annual industry networking event Meet the Graduates. On Wednesday 14th November 2018 take your seat at the Junxion, ground floor, in JUN0005 at 2pm. Ask alumni any questions about the world of work. Grads will share their experiences from jobhunting to freelancing and offer you advice. Then from 4pm to 5.30pm, at the Tower Bar upstairs, you can chat and make connections with professionals – sharing your ideas and exploring creative collaborations

Working graduates from 2002 to last year likely to attend (so far) are: Class of 2017, Junior Designer & Illustrator | Class of 2012, Freelance Photographer | Class of 2002, TV Producer and Director | Class of 2013, 360 Film Production Creator |  Continue reading

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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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

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.