An invitation from LSFM’s Senior Lecturer and our alumnus Martyn Thayne about an exciting opportunity – to be part of the next 1215.today Innovation Lab: Do you want to spend a day with other creative minds to re-imagine what our lives could look like in the future? Do you want to work alongside an internationally recognised artist to discuss, debate and develop ideas and artwork that might be commissioned as part of the 1215.today project? www.1215.today is an online creative project that connects and empowers young people across the world to have their say about their rights. People just like YOU. So if you care about democracy, freedom of speech and human rights, join us on Saturday 11th June in Lincoln. Continue reading
This is a fabulous paid internship if you’re a University of Lincoln 2014 or 2015 graduate to work on a range of creative projects with multi-award winning production company Blueprint: Film. It is a full-time position based in its Lincoln studio with flexible working hours to start in April 2016. The intern will have a range of media and office skills: researching; live sports web streaming/ webcasting, including the basics of vision mixing and camera and audio set-up (further training will be provided); and a knowledge of Final Cut Pro X and/or Adobe Creative Cloud would be useful. You MUST have a valid driver’s licence and a vehicle because one of the largest projects the intern will work on will be a series of community cinema events across Lincolnshire. The job includes travelling to different locations and working alone, so it is important that you are confident working on your own.
2014 Grad Mikaela Smith, Blueprint: Film’s Production Co-ordinator said email her for more info: The role is ideal for a Lincoln Media Production/FTV graduate as we need someone with some knowledge of vision mixing, which some people will have done in multi-cam. This is how I started with Blueprint and although I decided on single camera as my option, the little vision mixing I had done was enough to build upon. Continue reading
Things got a bit manic for me in July. After sadly being made redundant from Videojug Networks, I was forced to look for a new job. I was extremely lucky to secure myself a role as shooting researcher at Diagonal View almost straight away and it was the How To Kitchen channel that landed me the role. The channel showcased knowledge of production that led to them creating a role that involves shooting, editing and scriptwriting on a daily basis, allowing me to have a perfect balance of desk-work and practical camera work.
Due to all the stress that comes with searching for and starting a new job, the How To Kitchen channel had to be put to rest for a while and each time we considered bringing it back, we were filled with fear and flashbacks of the last shoots where we were too poor and too busy to leave the house… Alexander Whitcombe and myself seriously considered scrapping the whole channel on a number of occasions but ultimately we decided it had too much potential to throw away just yet. So we made the difficult decision to launch a Kickstarter campaign: How To Kitchen is an online cooking channel that creates original recipes inspired by TV and film. Pledge your support?
Congrats to our alumni who work on BBC TV’s Springwatch on winning an in-house award for the most sustainable production team. 2009 Media Production Graduate Jack Johnston’s role was Lead Edit Assist (now Editor on BBC World Wide versions of the show). He said: Springwatch is a three week Live Natural History TV event with 12 BBC Two shows as well as a multitude of online and red button shows broadcasting 24 hours a day. With huge numbers of live cameras set up across a nature reserve, a production team of over 100 people and miles of cables, it’s an exciting production to be a part of.
I graduated from Lincoln back in 2009 and have now been working on the “Watches” in post production for a year. Laurence Whitaker joined the team early in 2015 as part of the research team. After talking in the office one day we found out that we had in fact both graduated from Lincoln, Laurence in 2011. The series this year went very well, drawing in fantastic viewing figures and giving birth to a new national hero, Spineless Si, a tiny stickleback fish who just wanted to be a good father! Continue reading
Channel 4Talent has four paid freelance opportunities as it is recruiting for a new 4Crew production team in 2015/16: Director, Production Manager, Presenter and Social Media Manager. Maybe you can follow in the footsteps of our 2013 Graduate Aleysha Minns 4Crew Production Co-ordinator and LSFM final year student Rosie Turner 4Crew Social Networker?
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
It is 10 months since I started my role as producer at Standby Productions, and it’s strange to think that it’s been almost exactly a year since I handed in my last project for my Media Production degree. A lot has changed in the past 10 months. I feel like I’ve found my feet now at Standby with still tonnes to learn, as each day can bring a new challenge. I’ve already had the chance to experience really cool projects, we worked with a two time Oscar winner who was also responsible for building the sound desk’s used on Titanic and Avatar and whose clients have ranged from Michael Jackson to Daft Punk. We have also just won the contract to create a film for a big offshore project (which we’re not allowed to say too much about yet) so there are exciting times ahead. Today (5th May) is Standby’s fifth birthday in business, which was started by this School’s former student Simon Owen, and the whole crew were interviewed to find out what we were doing five years ago. Here was my recollection for our 05.05.2015 countdown to Standby’s fifth year:
It has been just over a year since my very first job interview for my role at Standby Productions. Continue reading
Our 2009 graduate and independent filmmaker Michael Henry summed up the web series called This is Good (2015), which was written and directed by Tom Bridger as “the funniest project we’ve all been part of.” At Quandary Productions Mike was the Producer/DOP on the 7-part series and Tom also runs the Actor Support Scheme at the indie to help actors achieve their goals. One of our recent graduates Liam Gilroy worked as an Intern at Quandary Productions and is the lead actor in episode 5.
This is Good is described as a British comedy web series about people trying to find their definition of being happy. The series has 7 stories, 7 styles and 7 main characters. Here’s episode 2 called Mike and it features Tom Bridger and stars Michael Henry. Also look out for 2009 alumnus who is a media producer Stuart Almond (he’s the one with toy guns!). He said the web series “is exactly what the title says it is, Good! It’s also completely free which is a rare thing.”