LSFM Meet the Grads Network Event | 2nd Nov @2pm in SLB

Around 20 alumni will be on-campus to connect with our students at Meet the Graduates. The event’s a great student opportunity to share experiences and make industry contacts.  Take your theatre seat for the Q&A at 2pm then network in the Stephen Langton Building (SLB). Mingle … collaborate … share – and have fun!MtG-POSTER_2Nov2016Poster images: Jack Shelbourn (Class of 2010), Lecturer/DoP | Ellen Jackson (Class of 2011), Videographer | Dani Moseley (Class of 2007), Performer/Scriptwriter | Jack McQuone, (Class of 2015) Photographer/Creative Crew Fnatic |  Daniel J. Layton (Class of 2012), YouTuber/Actor 

Congrats! Audio Production’s Alice Asbury Wins Excellence Award

Well done from all at LSM to Year 1 Audio Production student Alice Asbury who received the University of Lincoln’s scholarship award

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from Alice’s mum

The Excellence Scholarship recognised Alice’s outstanding academic achievement.  She attained the highest amount of tariff points in one sitting during her BTEC Extended Diploma in Music. Alice’s accomplishment put her in the category of ‘the highest achieving new undergraduate students joining the institution.’

Lincoln School of Media’s Alice was one of nine first year students, from across the University’s Colleges, to get an Excellence Scholarship from the Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart: “Scholarships represents a very special moment for us all here at the University of Lincoln, when we acknowledge the successes of our newest undergraduate students.”

Update: Media Culture 2020 European Programme

MC2020_Latvia_NewYear2013Find out what 9 Lincoln School of Media students and 2 lecturers got up to in Latvia when they completed the 2nd edition of Media Culture 2020.  It is an innovative EU-funded programme designed to explore new modes of collaborative teaching & learning. Here’s an update from LSM’s Martyn Thayne and Graham Cooper:

The main objective of the Erasmus Intensive Programme was to break down classroom and campus walls by creating an open learning environment, where students from different countries and fields could explore and learn together. The multi-disciplinary project featured five universities from across Europe, including Lincoln, the University of Vic (Spain/Catalonia), Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Liepaja University (Latvia), and HKU Hilversum (Netherlands). In addition to the delivery of a number of interactive, online workshops, the project culminated in a two-week intensive programme hosted by Liepaja University, Latvia.

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Another Opportunity for a Film Crew from New Media Lincs …

… Lincoln’s Witham St. Hughs Academy Primary School has asked us to produce a film of their school activities for its website.

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http://www.witham-st-hughs.co.uk

New Media Lincs require 2 camera operators and 1 sound engineer. The filming will take place on Tuesday 28th January and Friday 7th February 2014.

This should be two fun filled days working with young children!  Please email your contact details, CV, showreel, tutor’s name and year group to Hazel Donnelly: hdonnelly@lincoln.ac.uk

Jan Job? Paid Opportunity for Hourly Lecturers at Lincoln College

LincolnCollege_logoFrom Jon Rowlands, Programme Co-ordinator in the Department of Media, Art & Design at Lincoln College: I am still trying to plug gaps in the timetable for January and am looking for new hourly lecturers to join us.

Ideally, some experience handling a class or group of people is desirable, even if it’s limited (e.g. taster days) and a good technical knowledge of camera equipment (specifically DSLRs) and editing (ideally Final Cut, but as we know, the editing craft is more important than the make of scissors they use!). After Effects would be a huge plus, as I have a HND ready to get cracking on that after Xmas. Basically any strong, professional candidates who have completed the BA (in Media Production) would be warmly considered.

These hours will be alongside our existing Hourly Part-time Lecturers in the short-term. So
please feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss this paid opportunity. Email: JRowlands@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Michael Passingham Update

I have been offered a job at London-based technology/IT news website www.V3.co.uk. It’s an absolutely brilliant first job to get, and it’s a highly-regarded news source in the industry, so I’m absolutely thrilled about it. It’s a 9 month maternity contract, but it’s a great step onto the ladder. I’ll be covering IT skills/education, social media and UK tech startups. I’ll also be producing much of the website’s video content. Continue reading

TODAY: Postgraduate Event and Guest Lecture on Brayford campus

The Graduate School_JBYou can see and discuss the range of Postgraduate courses in the School of Media and School of Journalism today from 5pm in the Emmtec Foyer.  If you can’t make it today, 11th March 2013, you can find out about scholarships and details on PG study from Claire Mann.  Email cmann@lincoln.ac.uk Continue reading

Sound Masterclass with LSM’s Grant Bridgeman

Grant-Bridgeman_2The BFI Academy Course, run by LSM in conjunction with CfBT Education Services, is offering 16-19 year olds the opportunity to learn about film making from high quality tutors and professionals who work in the industry.

Like the Sound Masterclass, which is being delivered by Grant Bridgeman who works professionally in the film and television industry – both as a location sound recordist and in post production (sound design / dubbing) – and he’s also a part-time lecturer in the LSM. Grant said he has “been recording and manipulating sound since 14, and been passionate about sound and music ever since”.

Grant said:  This Saturday’s Sound Masterclass will (in 90 minutes) try to put across the importance of sound in film and TV: how it can transform a scene (both for the good and the bad), render a location shoot worthless, and make you realise that without sound, cinematography is just a series of still photographs. There will be an introduction to equipment, basic techniques and recording levels, followed by a short practical to go record a short piece to camera with dialogue – the results / problems / lessons learnt will be discussed.

The mantra of the day is: “No one walked out of the cinema, whistling the wide shot”.
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Free Photographic Workshop this Friday

UoL-Photo-Society_FreeWorkshopThe University of Lincoln Photographic Society is running a FREE WORKSHOP on making cyanotypes – and all are welcome on the Brayford Pool campus. To find out more about what a cyanotype is and how it can be achieved, take a look here.

Laura Scott from the Photographic Society said: “The workshop will be running in partnership with Young Potential as part of Student Volunteer Week on Friday 15th from 12-2pm in MB1020 and it is open to everybody so bring your friends along. It’ll be nice and relaxed with no previous skill required, just some fun experimenting with photographic processes!”

Call from University of Lincoln Library …

… for the very first Library Student Advisers.  

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Here’s an invitation from Dan Derricott.  The Library wants to hear student opinion on how it should develop and is looking for a group of 20 committed and knowledgeable students to form its Student Advisory Panel which will meet twice between now and the end of the year – with food & drink provided. There will also be opportunities to get involved in specific projects throughout the year if you have the time, all of which will help The Library to improve and will look great on your CV, and some which may come with a thank you gift for your time!   If you are interested in getting involved all you need to do is email with answers to the following two questions:

  1. What one thing would you change about The Library, why and how? (Max 200 words)
  2. What one thing is The Library great at and how should it build on that? (Max 200 words)

We are looking for creative minds, which can help us develop solutions that students will like, so be bold in your answers and push some boundaries!  Please send your answers in an email to dderricott@lincoln.ac.uk by noon on Monday the 18th February 2013.

Thanks.