After graduating in 2012 I moved to Glasgow to make a name for myself. Several million film and tv company interviews later I had no such luck. I was still doing the usual work as a waitress to make ends meet which made it harder with twelve hour shifts and no social life. I had to then move back home to the Silver City (Aberdeen) where I had to get a shop job. For those of you that don’t know, Aberdeen is where everything (but oil and hairdressing) comes to die. I worked my way to supervisor, again working awful hours and no social life to speak of. I hit the streets and my macbook sending CVs everywhere that I could. Eventually I got picked up by a little company with a big presence, Tricker PR. I am working as their account executive and let me tell you, it has never been so fun. Every day is different. Continue reading
Lincoln School of Film & Media Mentoring is a unique way for us to link industry with 20 of our undergraduates. Thanks to our mentors, they’re all our alumni from media & its related industries, AND LSFM students who applied to be mentees this year.
After a successful pilot launched at the start of 2014, our mentoring initiative will continue this academic year and is a collaboration between the School and the University of Lincoln Careers & Employability Service. LSFM Mentoring between industry professionals and our undergraduates is part of our LSFM Network, which (as you may know) created this blog and started the School’s ‘Meet the Graduates’ alumni event (next gathering for graduates & students will be on 29 Oct) to name just a couple of things managed by the network. The LSFM has always been keen for our alumni to be part of our activities and events. LSFM Mentoring is another strand to enhance our link between industry and academia. We’re looking forward to our media mentors and mentees sharing their experiences here! LSFM Mentoring is a developing project, so your thoughts and suggestions are welcome. You can read a student-mentee story from the pilot mentoring here.
LSM’s degree show organisers said: “Had great feedback from all the teaser tracks released … and some more fantastic tracks to show today.” Have a listen! The first teasers for LSM Showcase are on soundcloud.
Keep updated and follow @LSMShowcase on Twitter. From 28th to 30th May come along to the MHT Building on the Brayford Pool campus where you’ll ‘see the latest display of new media practitioners ready to graduate, with some of the most cutting edge and forward thinking work you can imagine.’ We’re a multi-disciplinary school, meaning you’ll find work ranging from: SCRIPT | MULTICAM | DIGITAL MEDIA | AUDIO | DOCUMENTARY | PHOTOGRAPHY | SINGLE CAM | RADIO | DESIGN Continue reading
Come along to the Lincoln School of Media’s end of year degree show. See the next generation of creatives’ work in the MHT building from noon on Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th May. The SoundSpiral will be unmissable! It is an audio interactive inflatable space. A printed programme of all the events will be available from the degree show’s reception desk in the Atrium.
The student team at LSM Showcase said: “Twenty years ago the Lincoln School of Media began the first Media Production degree in the UK. Today it’s still going strong producing some of the best talent in the country, and that’s what we want to celebrate. We’re inviting you to come to the LSM Showcase, a display of new media practitioners ready to graduate, with some of the most cutting edge and forward thinking work you can imagine.”
From Chris Heighton, Arts Development Officer:
The Altered partnership is recruiting a new Curator, which will be a 1-year freelance paid contract. The Curator will lead the artistic direction and management of a one year touring programme of artworks around several or more of Lincolnshire’s parish churches. The closing date’s 5pm on 31 March 2014.
‘This post will not be salaried. There will be a set fee for project delivery, which will include all travel, sustenance, labour, communications and material expenses. The maximum fee available for this is £10,000; to be paid in agreed installments. The outputs and outcomes of the project may be delivered by either an individual or company. Continue reading
… Lincoln’s Witham St. Hughs Academy Primary School has asked us to produce a film of their school activities for its website.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Graduates (MtG 2013), our networking event, was a good get together for students (and staff) to meet fifteen LSM’s alumni. 2012 graduate Katie Martin captured some of our alumni on the day and asked what they are doing?
The Graduate Question Time was not rose tinted views, but honest realistic perspectives. Graduates talked frankly about their experiences in looking for work, pursuing their passions and reflecting on when they were students. They even agreed that tutors are humans with experience and lots to offer! Trending was to use social media platforms, get business cards and set up your own blog now (students) to showcase your work. Other talking points … Continue reading
I shoot something pretty much every day…