Meet the Graduates | 8 Nov 2017 Industry Network Event at LSFM

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/Director | Sean Strange (Class of 2013 ), 360 film production & delivery and freelance photographer/videographer, | 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 | more alumni attending will be posted here soon! LSFM have invited sound recordists to social media strategists and filmmakers to animators.

Graduates RSVP: alumni@lincoln.ac.uk 

LSFM students no booking required, join in and enjoy! Continue reading

Joseph Fallon, Class of 2010 | My story so far! Editor Zealot LA

Joseph Fallon

Joseph Fallon 2017

 I have been asked to write for the Alumni page a few times, but I have always had a goal in mind which I strived to achieve, before I started to look back.

Today I am sitting on a laptop in my apartment in West Hollywood, living a life I had dreamt about for over 14 years. So I thought it was a good time to write something.

This is a very long story, BUT if you prevail to the end, like all good stories, there are some valuable lessons inside.

From University to Editing

I got my first video camera for Christmas when I was 15 and never put it down. Like most, I grew up dreaming of working in Hollywood, directing movies.

I studied Media Production between 2007-2010 specialising in Single Camera and Digital Media. By the end of the course I was passionate about all aspects of the degree, even the parts I left behind in previous semesters. After graduating I was undecided on what to do next, my first thought was to do a Masters. In order to pay for it, I decided to take a year out, get the first job I could find as I saved up.

The job turned out to be the Mcdonalds at the end of my road. While working behind the grill, I applied for jobs and work experience at various production houses to gain media experience. After hundreds of emails and applications, and 7 or 8 interviews for Runner and junior positions, I was unsuccessful. I needed experience, which I was unable to get. I was trapped in the classic catch 22. Continue reading

Meet the Graduates | Snapshots

Meet_the_Graduates_150wMeet the Graduates lived up to its name as our former and current students got together for the Graduate Question Time and Networking on-campus. Thanks to everyone for making it a memorable alumni event. There are more posts to come and clips from a student crew via New Media Lincs. These images are from LSFM mentee and third year media production student Rory McCarney. #MtGLincoln

Christmas Greetings to all our Alumni

Happy Christmas to all our Alumni
from @lincolnmedia – our Twitter Account

LSM Christmas Card

CAN YOU SPOT ONE OF YOUR FELLOW GRADUATES IN THE PICTURE?
(Clue after leaving Lincoln he went to the National Film and Television School)

(from Chris Hainstock)

Opportunities at Red Bee Media

From University of Lincoln graduate Tim Nicholls: My company Red Bee Media currently has opportunities for work placements in the creative division.   “Red Bee CREATIVE is the crack team who devise all those memorable bits between the programmes on TV. We’re talking the trailers and Idents which are internationally acclaimed for their originality, flair and wit. But our work is not only on TV, we transform media brands by creating content for any platform and on any device. Our teams specialize in all types of short-form content, so our projects range from web programmes to digital / social media campaigns.”

This would be a good opportunity for LSM graduates to gain experience. The deadline for the next short list is 30th September. Details and Applications. Download application form.

Make a trailer for the Giffgaff challenge

From Micaela Levachyov:

Here’s a fantastic film-related challenge – a chance to show off your film making skills and win some great entertainment prizes. The challenge is called ‘Tailor a Trailer’ and we’re looking for people to create a trailer for an imaginary film, related to mobile phones in some way. It must be under 40 seconds in length and can be whatever genre: action, horror, comedy, drama, etc. Entries close 20th of August 2013. Full information on the Giffgaff blog.

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Sylvia Entwistle, class of 2012. Hello prospective graduates!

I hope you’re enjoying your course (and working hard – it’s not all about those Tower Bar meetings in the beer garden you know…)

I’ve been asked to write a little bit about my journey from Studenthood to the ‘real world’ thus far and I hope I can give you a little insight on what you might expect once the heavenly bubble of University life bursts and leaves a sticky residue of hope and fear on you. Continue reading

Job at Panasonic EU

From David Sleight and Helen McCarron

Assistant Product Manager, Imaging Marketing.

Assisting with the category management of Imaging products with a specific focus on Lumix G cameras. You will be responsible for creating and delivering an integrated activity plan designed to support the ambitious development of our range of system cameras and other imaging devices.Please send your details to recruitment@panasonic.com or go to http://career.panasonic.eu.

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Internship Vacancies

From Careers and Employability: We have had lots of local vacancies through lately for great companies, and had very few applicants. Have a look at these at Zazzle Media ……

Marketing Executive (1)

Marketing Executive (2)

…….and Epix Media – Junior Video Assistant

For support on your applications contact Helen: hmccarron@lincoln.ac.uk

Trainee Scheme 2013 from Sara Putt Associates

Sara-Putt_banner2Are you working as a trainee in camera, sound, edit, production or art departments, with at least two professional on-screen credits and less than three years’ industry experience?  Then apply for this 6-month professional development and mentoring scheme from one of the UK’s agency for film and TV.   Hurry! The deadline is 28 February 2013 and interviews will be in March.

Thanks to Nicola Lees, who has featured on the LSM’s R&D lecture modules, for telling us about these opportunities.  Nicola is the Trainee Scheme Producer and is currently setting up the new career development scheme for those working on the technical/craft side of film and television at Sara Putt Associates. The agency ‘has been providing personal management and representation within feature films, TV drama, documentaries and entertainment for more than 20 years. Alongside the agency, based at Shepperton Studios, the Diary Service provides diary management and upcoming production intelligence for crew.’

Application is by application form and interview, with two industry references. Click here for more information and an application form.

Good luck and let us know how you get on. Continue reading