Our current and former students here’s YOUR invitation to the University of Lincoln School of Film and Media’s Meet the Graduates networking event. On Wednesday 2nd November join our great gathering between our graduates and students – er, staff too! MtG 2016 will be an on-campus opportunity to connect with like-minded creatives and forge industry links. STUDENTS please just come along and take your lecture theatre seat by 1.50pm in the Stephen Langton Building and ask anything you’d like to know from our working alumni from across the creative industries from BBC TV & Radio to SMEs & Freelancers. LSFM have invited sound recordists … researchers … producers … filmmakers … scriptwriters … videographers … digi-bods … photographers … animators … marketers … teachers … YouTubers … actors … social media strategists … artists … technologists … e-learning makers … presenters … runners … On the grad list we are expecting: Daniel J Layton (Class of 2012), YouTuber/Actor | Ellen Jackson (Class of 2011), Videographer | Dani Moseley (Class of 2007), Performer/Scriptwriter | Aleysha Minns (Class of 2013 | HERE IS THE PLANNED GRAD LINEUP
Here’s your invitation to the ANIMATION DEGREE SHOW 2016. Doors will open at 12.30 on Wednesday 1st June at University of Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC), Brayford Pool, LN6 7TS. The show’s free and all are welcome.
Join us for the show at 1pm in LPAC and see a showcase of stunning students’ work on the BA (Hons) Animation course at the Lincoln School of Film & Media. For about a couple of hours there’ll be screenings and a short session for awards. The Animation Degree Show will be a lovely way to celebrate end of year work and meet the animators.
University of Lincoln School of Film and Media final year students will showcase their creative work at the Lincoln Theatre Royal THIS weekend, and YOU are invited. It is the first time the historic city venue has staged a two-day multimedia exhibition by third year undergraduates and it is the first time the annual event is off-campus. The LSFM Degree Show is an opportunity for the public to see original, experimental and creative content in the Grade II listed theatre: from pop-up spaces like the Writers’ Room and take part in script reading to dressing rooms transformed into individual cinema booths. Screenings will be in the 450-seat Victorian auditorium, also above and below the stage will be design and digital exhibitions. Even the bar will turn into a gallery and backstage a sound and radio installation space. The LSFM Degree Show is FREE and open to the public on Saturday 11am-7pm & Sunday 11am-4pm. Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor and some content may not be suitable for children. Here’s the programme and this is the LSFM Degree Show trailer. Music by our 2012 audio production graduate Simon Ross.
Extra Sonic Practice (ESP) is a group of scholars and artists from the University of Lincoln who work with sound in multiple contexts and configurations. Playfully and knowingly (re)appropriating the abbreviation from its origin – Extra Sensory Perception – ESP is a response to the growing prevalence of sound within various disciplinary contexts.
Friday 4th March will feature performances by: David McSherry | Stewart Collinson + Duncan Chapman | Annie Morrad + Ian Mcarthur | Plus Low Quality Sound Snapshots by Marie Thompson and film by Annexinema co- directors Ian Nesbitt and Emily Wilczeck.
See the short for British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake to mark his first orbit of the Earth, today 15.12.2015 at 11.03 GMT. Poyekhali! (2015) is made by filmmaker, who is the University of Lincoln’s Visiting Professor, Chris Riley. The film was created in collaboration with composer Úlfur Eldjárn. “Poyekhali! blends Yuri Gagarin’s preparations for his first historic orbit of the Earth on the 12th April 1961 with those of British astronaut Tim Peake as he prepares to leave from the same space port on the 15th December 2015, to make his own first orbit.” #ForTim #Principia
See the UK Space Centre site for the Principia Mission.
It is only one week on from my final hand-in of three amazing years of Film and Television at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media, and Monday was my first day of my first graduate job, which is strangely not in film or television. Although I still love the media industry, somewhere during my first year I started to develop an interest in PR and marketing, so rather than panic about being on the wrong degree course (which admittedly, I did for a while), I began to put into place the experience and the skills that would lead me into that industry. I am a Trainee Accounts Executive at Papillon PR.
Last year I was among the first batch of students to take part in the LSFM mentoring scheme, which was an invaluable experience and one that I would urge all LSFM students to undertake if they can. The mentor I was paired with was Jez Ashberry, director of Shooting Star PR in Lincoln, and we had regular correspondence offering industry advice and alike, which then led into a two-week work experience placement at the company.
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.”