Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Alumni on their Uni experience

Meet the Graduates!  See alumni advice captured at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. From the Graduate Question Time panel hear them reflect on what part of their Uni experience helped them in pursuing their passions. Designer Ian begins by confessing what job he thought he’d like to do …

On the panel: Class of 2007, Graphic Designer Ian Pook; Class of 2012, Photographer Steve Smailes; Class of 2017, Illustrator & Book Designer Jamie Hammond; Class of 2007 Scriptwriter and Actor Dani Moseley; and Class of 2016, TV Researcher Emma Bridgewood. Continue reading

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

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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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 

Lincoln Festival of Creativity 2018-brochure 

Media Mentors, Gallery | LSFM Student Opportunity

See some of our marvellous media mentors. Thanks to professionals who kindly volunteer their time from their busy work schedules to mentor a student from the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media. Commitment with a student-mentee is to have at least 6 contact times (either online or in person) across an academic year. If you’d like to be a mentor, details are here and register your interest any timeLSFM’s_MENTOR_Registration-Form

20 mentors are required for LSFM Mentoring each new academic year, so we check who’ll be available from our mentors’ database. Here’s a snapshot of some of our mentors and we’re proud that many mentors are our alumni! 

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LSFM Mentoring is a partnership between the Lincoln School of Film & Media and Careers & Employability. Continue reading

Phil Krstic, Class of 2012 | TV Freelance Assistant Producer

Phil-Krstic-2012GradPhil Krstic is a First-class BA (Hons) Media Production graduate from the University of Lincoln – School of Media (LSM) in 2012 and now called LSFM – School of Film & Media. He works as a TV freelancer and gives a great insight about Filming Life on the Run: Celebrity Hunted broadcast on Channel 4.

Working in television, you find yourself filming in all sorts of different locations and scenarios. What I didn’t expect to be filming, 5 years after graduating from LSM, was celebrity fugitives on the run from real life private investigators and detectives, all in aid of ‘Stand up to Cancer’. Those not familiar, ‘Celebrity Hunted’ (Shine TV, 2017) is a celebrity twist on the prime time flagship Channel 4 show whereby fugitives have to evade capture for 4 weeks by hiding out and keeping a low profile anywhere in mainland UK. Meanwhile a team of ‘hunters’ have to hack phones, interrogate relatives and plot to hunt them down; especially difficult if you’re instantly recognised in every small town and village you try to hide out in the country.

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Much to the excitement of my parents, I had the honour of following eighties television legend Anneka Rice. Continue reading

Alumni Network | Uni of Lincoln Graduate Reunion in London

UoL-AlumniNetworkWe love to connect with our graduates via our alumni networks. Today University of Lincoln (UK) Alumni will hold a graduates’ reunion in London (13th Dec 2017). There’ll be around 20 LSFM alumni attending from BA (Hons) Animation, BA (Hons) CLM/ Photography and BA (Hons) Media Production like YouTuber TomSka – Thomas Ridgewell, Class of 2011; Associate Producer at Nickelodeon Aimee Cleaver, Class of 2014; Freelance Assistant Producer Phil Krstic, Class of 2012; Content Producer for CBeebies Rosie Turner, Class of 2015; and Senior BBC TV Director James Waddell, Class of 2000 who said he was offered two jobs when he graduated:

James WaddellThe first offer came during a meeting with the head of CITV in London. I had interviewed him for my dissertation and wanted to let him know that I had received a first and to also thank him for his involvement. In an email he had mentioned “if you are ever in London…” well I took that literally and went to see him! At the end our our chat he offered me a role as an assistant cameraman on a new series.  I actually turned this job down and took a job at Sky as I thought this role would give me more experience during the long term. Within 6 months I was trained to be a vision mixer, a route I knew to being a director.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates 2017 | Vox Pop on Job-hunting

Thanks to our alumni who shared their experiences of the working world with Lincoln School of Film & Media’s students at our networking event Meet the Graduates (8th Nov). Head of LSFM Professor Steven Peacock said: There was a real buzz about the place. It was fantastic to see so many of our past and present students coming together to share news of such wide-ranging professional achievement.

On this vox pop our graduates give their job-hunting tips.

Thank you to LSFM’s New Media Lincs crew for this vox pop – on the shoot were James Foster (Class of 2017) & student Jake Hatton and the post production editor was student Jack Jolly.  Continue reading