The challenge to support kids in Peru to create any form of media was taken up by some LSFM student volunteers. Sarah Edwards, Amy-Louise Knowles, Harry Marshall, Holly McGratten, Joanne Newton, Yve Odell, Ellie Plummer, Katie Sharpe and Matt Snellin managed to raise a massive £20,000+ for an overseas opportunity. Now in June they are seeing projects their fundraising went to support – and to get creative in South America!
Challenges Abroad UK, support the work of the FutureSense Foundation charity, offer student placements. The Peruvian challenge was ‘help teach media literacy to disadvantaged youth and give them the platform to express themselves while exploring all the beauty Peru has to offer … the opportunity to develop your skills in media literacy … through teaching and facilitating creative and exciting media projects. University of Lincoln College of Arts Deputy Head Dr Sarah Barrow said: The students did so well to raise around £2.5k each towards the costs and a donation to the charity. LSFM offered £150 bursary to each student. The first batch of photos have appeared from the LSFM student team who are on a charity media adventure with kids in the Andes.
News from the digital culture website 1215.Todayabout its latest commissioned artwork. HistoLyrical released onhttp://1215today.com/histolyrical-artwork/ today (7 June at 12-noon). The site has an interview with the artists, Ben Peppiatt and Stephanie Bickford-Smith, about their online work that developed from asking young people “is the hysteria of social media compromising freedom of thought?”HistoLyrical explores how social media influences people’s thought processes through subliminal messages.
The online experience is described as taking viewers‘on a very different kind of train journey. Gazing out of a train window and lulled by a trance-enducing soundtrack, our thoughts are interrupted, hijacked by the random thoughts and ruminations of others by a stream of words layered over our view. We are given the choice to abandon ourselves to these random musings or take control and banish them with a click of a button.’ The artists feel that“Social media sites are super efficient platforms that aid connectivity and information exposure. Increasingly they are becoming our gateway to the internet. However these sites are designed for consumption rather than contemplation, with HistoLyrical we are interested in questioning the impact this has upon our ability to think and process information coherently and what a more contemplative solution inspired by offline behaviours could look like.”Continue reading →
Congratulations to multiple award winning filmmakerDr. Mikey Murray, lecturer in Film Production and Screenwriting at LSFM, for his latest shortNatalie(2017) to be screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) 2017. He posted on social media that he was “absolutely thrilled to announce that Natalie will have its world premiere in competition at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 24th.” Writer and Director Mikey is pictured on-location with actress Kate Dickie (aka Lysa Arryn in Game of Thrones, 2011-14) who played the lead role. She has been involved with the story for many years and Mikey’s idea was a 2015 Kick- starter project. Kate said: “I was drawn to the script of Natalie because I love Mikey’s writing – it’s really honest, raw and truthful. I loved the story and subject matter of the film.”
The Scottish film – about ‘a transexual who travels home to her father’s funeral in order to gain closure with her prejudiced family’ – is in the EIFF Best Short Film category. Mikey, founder of Indie-Lincs international film festival, has been selected to take part in the EIFF Talent Lab development sessions to support aspiring film- makers. Mikey said:Of course, I’d like to dream that I have some brilliant individual talent as a screenwriter and filmmaker, but the truth is that I have only ever made successful work through meeting and working with hugely talented collaborators. I was able to cast Game of Thrones actor, Kate Dickie in my short film recently because my high school friend (who I still work with) was able to put my screenplay in her hands.Continue reading →
An exhibition exploring the online relationships and behaviour of people affected by extreme circumstances was on display, last month, at Lincoln Drill Hall.A series of portrait photographs, by artist Anton Want, and thought-provoking statements formed part of a wider collaborative research project, calledA Shared Space & A Space for Sharing.
Dave Boothroyd, Professor of Media and Culture at LSFM is pictured and he leads the research about online illicit drug use. University of Lincoln PR officer Laura Jones covered the story: The project explores what information people choose to share online when they find themselves in difficult and dangerous circumstances, such as natural disasters, life-threatening illness and illicit drug use. It considers what this teaches us about how trust and empathy are established and maintained in online relationships, and how sharing, trust and empathy work in the offline world. The project is being carried out by the University of Lincoln in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, University of Edinburgh, University of Warwick, University of Nottingham and King’s College London. Continue reading →
Congrats! LSFM Graduate success was at the Lincolnshire Digital & Tech Awards 2017 category: Best Use of Multimedia. Visit Lincolnwon for its brand campaign created with Wallbreaker- a video agency run by LSFM 2014 media production alumni Thomas Mckie, Ashley Wilks and Luke Winter who said: We’re chuffed! A lot of hard work went into that campaign.Ash is pictured left of Lydia Rusling, Head of Visit Lincoln.
Runner-up in this category wasepix_media, a company set up by 2007 alumni who’re co-directors Zoe Easey and Will King. Story about the awards is inThe Lincolnitewhere images were taken by 2012 graduate Steve Smailesa freelance photographer and he is one of our inspirational LSFM Industry Mentors. Watch Visit Lincoln: Heritage video from Wallbreaker Productions.
Wallbreaker posted on itssite that Visit Lincoln: commissioned the creation of three individual videos that would be used as social media marketing tools, with an aim to encourage people to consider Lincoln as their next possible place to explore. Continue reading →
Lincoln is hosting its first, FREE, Festival of Creativity(FOC), organised by the University of Lincoln’s College of Arts. The four-week fest (12th May-9th June) is to showcase and celebrate the emerging creative talent in the city – bringing together a wide range of disciplines through a series of exhibitions, talks and performances for everyone to ‘engage, explore, imagine’. The festival hosts a number of signature events, with advice from leading creative industry experts exploring the wider debate about the importance of the arts in contemporary society.
Final year students from across the College of Arts will celebrate the culmination of three years of study, sharing their work in respective Degree Shows in venues across the city, from art exhibitions and fashion shows to interactive displays and theatrical performances. See the FOCLincoln School of Film & Mediasite. LSFM Interim Head Richard Vickers said:We believe graduates should be skilled in communication, be instinctively collaborative, entrepreneurial and inherently interdisciplinary in their approach…Our students learn through projects that have social and cultural capital, exploring creative approaches to challenges and applying design thinking as a process for developing solutions. LSFMshowcase 29th May11am-7pm at New Theatre Royal, Lincoln LN2 1JJ | Follow@LSFMshow
For staff the University of Lincoln Wellbeing said: Come and join our free events taking place throughout Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 promoting Surviving or Thriving? Learning techniques and methods to deal with stress and anxiety can help to relieve the symptoms. During this week you will have the opportunity to discover more about mental health; find out what you can do to build mental resilience; explore how to reduce stress; and experience how laughter yoga can improve your wellbeing.Continue reading →
Cheers! Congratulations to LSFM Academics Dr Antonella Palmieri and Dr Gábor Gergely on being part of the book that has won the prestigious BAFTSS (British Association for Film, TV and Screen Studies) Awards 2017 prize for ‘Best Edited Collection Winner’. Dr Gergely said: “All I did was write an essay. The hard work was done by the editors.”
In the award-winning book Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016, Palgrave Macmillan) – by Lucy Bolton at Queen Mary University of London and Julie Lobalzo Wright from the University of Warwick – you can read Antonella’s essay, Chapter 3: Sophia Loren and the Healing Power of Female Italian Ethnicity in Grumpier Old Menand Gábor’s essay is Chapter 4: Cutting a Dash in Interwar Hungary: Pál Jávor’s Enduring Stardom.
CONGRATS to all involved in winning at the NHS NSU Awards 2017 for the KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) at Rampton Hospital. The KTP project was to develop an interactive radio drama model that would help create innovative research with ‘Dialectical Behaviour Therapy’. Dr Sarah Barrow, Deputy Head College of Arts at the University of Lincoln: Rose Braisby is a 2013 Graduate of Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media Production, specialised in radio) – she was appointed as the KTP Associate working within Rampton Hospital with patients and staff in some very challenging – and rewarding – situations. LSFM’s Dylan Roys was the Academic lead for the project, supporting Rose every step of the way. Thank you to everyone who supported this project.”
Dylan said: Our KTP project at Rampton Hospital won the National Health and Wellbeing Initiative at the NHS National Service User Awards 2017 – it is really big deal in the NHS and the first time Rampton has won something as big as this.” Rose tweeted: After a lot of hard work from all involved, so proud to have led this project! Well done all in making this a success! #NSUA2017Rose is working part-time as an Associate Lecturer in the College of Arts.