FREE! Festival of Creativity, Uni of Lincoln | 28 May – 7 June 2019

Festival of Creativity 2019 organised by the College of Arts at the University of Lincoln (UK) will run from Tuesday 28th May to Friday 7th June. Organisers said: it will be  bigger and better than ever before with contributions from across the whole University. 

We have 21 exhibitions and 19 special events There’s so much going on and something for everyone! Many of the events require booking as tickets will be in high demand, but everything is free so visit the website lincolnfestivalofcreativity.co.uk and follow on Twitter @FestCreativity.
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We are excited, too, about the Lincoln School of Film & Media’s collections from the next generation of creatives in their End of Year Shows:  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Tips: what are employers looking for?

Meet the Graduates! We continue our clips from LSFM’s last alumni symposium (2018-19) with our graduate panel sharing with current students a few tips of what employers are looking for when you want to get a job in the media?

Alumni advice from Class of 2006, Film Director/Producer Mike Beddoes; Class of 2007, Graphic Designer Ian Pook; and Class of 2012 working in multimedia, from scriptwriting to acting, Dani Moseley. Continue reading

Drawing & Design for Animation Exhibition | SLB, 4-11 April 2019

Your invitation to view LSFM’s 2D Drawing and Design Animation Exhibition. It’s on in the Stephen Langton Building foyer, Brayford Pool until Thursday 11th April. Drawing & Design for Animation Exhibit

Programme Leader in Animation, Jane Batkin said: Please share with students and staff and come along to see the selection of work from our BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects 1st and 2nd years.  Continue reading

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

Industry Mentoring 2019-20 | OPEN to LSFM Undergraduates

Call-out is OPEN for University of Lincoln School of Film & Media undergraduates to register their interest for a mentor from the media industry.  This superb student opportunity is due to start in the next academic year (2019-20), subject to the School’s schedule. LSFM Industry Mentoring is designed for TWENTY selected students to be mentored by a professional who volunteer their time from the working world.

Currently our media mentors are working in design, photography, animation, film, television, radio, and audio production, as well as in multimedia jobs from scriptwriting to social media. LSFM Year 2 and Year 1 undergraduates need to apply by MONDAY 29th APRIL 2019.  Simply download and complete this LSFM MENTORING 2019-20 Student Form. Return your form to Lynn Johnson via email: LJohnson@lincoln.ac.ukThank you. 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

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.”

MORE RTS Award winners were in CRAFT SKILLS: Continue reading

Hannah Smoker, Class of 2010 | Military Photographer

Hannah Smoker RAF PhotographerGraduating can seem like a joyous but also daunting process, entering the ‘real world’ of employment and fulfilling those career dreams. But the question I found was where do I start? After completing BA (Hons) Media Production at the University of Lincoln in 2010 I knew I wanted to pursue a career in photography or film, but didn’t know how to even remotely achieve it as well as be able to afford to live. There are a lot of free internships out there to gain experience but I didn’t have the savings or come from a location where I could do it living from my family home. 

So I decided to go travelling, visiting New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Upon my return still none the wiser I continued in a trade I had worked in since a teenager, catering. But knew that although it had taught me a lot and shown me that a hands-on job role is what I would like, it was not going to get me closer to the world of media. I also tried my hand at family portraits and wedding photography but realised this was not the job that I wanted to pursue long term. Living in Lincoln helped me gain knowledge and understanding of other options, the main one being that the Royal Air Force has a photographer role, after deciding to join, I completed all the tests required and was on basic training within 6 months of sending that application form off.

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I haven’t looked back, it has given me so much opportunity in photography but also in so many other aspects.  Continue reading

Creative Careers Festival, Uni Lincoln Students | 4 – 7 Feb 2019

CCF 2019Creative Careers Festival is a fabulous FOUR-day programme of workshops, taster sessions, and mentoring linked to the creative industries and economy from Monday 4th to Thursday 7th of February 2019. College of Arts Career Advisor Helen McCarron said: The festival includes spotlight sessions on Design,Visual Arts, Publishing, Marketing, Education, Entertainment, TV and The Cultural and Heritage Industry. 

This FREE festival is open to any University of Lincoln students interested in a creative career. Go along and join in – from the freelance drop-ins to producing your CV.  See on-campus sessions http://uolcareers.co.uk/creativecareers and register please here

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