Thanks to ouralumni 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 →
Our current and former students are invited to the Uni of Lincoln School of Film & Media’s free networking event Meet the Graduates. On Wednesday 8th November join this gathering between our alumni and students – staff too! MtG 2017 is your on-campus opportunity to connect with like-minded creatives and make industry links. STUDENTS please take your theatre seat for 2pm in the Stephen Langton Building and ask anything you’d like to know from our alumni who work – on staff and freelance contracts – across the media industry from big corporates (BBC TV) to independents (Epix Media).
So far on the grad list we’re expecting – their work permitting:Jo Ashman (Class of 2002), TV Producer and Director | Sean Strange (Class of 2013), 360 Film Production & Delivery Specialist | Joel Murray (Class of 2011), Digital Marketer | Rosie Turner (Class of 2015), Online Content Producer | Tom Cass (Class of 2015), Camera Operator & Editor | Gemma Lowe (Class of 2012), PR & Communications Manager | Charlotte Fisher (Class of 2017), Radio Multimedia Journalist | Steve Smailes (Class of 2012), Freelance Photographer | Ayodele Ogunshakin (Class of 2015), Office Runner | Lisa Rustage (Class of 2013), Film 2nd Assistant Editor | Steph Marshall (Class of 2015), PR Account Manager on creative campaigns | Philip Roberts (Class of 2006), Lead Digital Video Artist | et al! SEE profiles ofLSFM alumni attending HERE.
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!Poster 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
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.”
Find 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.
From 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
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 →
The 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”. Continue reading →