10 Regional RTS Student Film Award Nominations | LSFM

Lincoln School of Film & Media is delighted that our undergraduates’ work have been nominated for 10 Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Film Awards 2019. Joint Media Production Programme Leader is Chris Hainstock: This year LSFM have received a record number of nominations for Regional RTS Student Film Awards this year, and we’re proud of the work the students have put in and the films themselves. We have three nominations for animation as well as others for drama and factual. In addition three craft nominations for Camera, Production Design and Editing. It is particularly pleasing to see a joint camera nomination for two female cinematographers working on a challenging period drama. We are competing against other Universities in the region such as Derby, Birmingham, Nottingham and Staffordshire – and we will find out the results on 28th February at the awards ceremony, which will include a special Lenny Henry sponsored award, and if successful the students will go through to the national award ceremony in June.

The winners will be announced at a celebratory ceremony on the evening of Thursday 28th February at The Book Rotunda in The Library of Birmingham, so here’s hoping for some ‘gongs’. Congratulations to the students and staff concerned – ‘and the nominations are’: Continue reading

New Year, New Head of School | Dr Emma Watts, LSFM

University of Lincoln School of Film & Media staff and students are delighted to welcome our new Head of LSFM, Art Historian, Dr Emma Watts. She said: I am delighted to be back in Lincoln after almost 21 years and thrilled to have joined LSFM. It is a priority for me to learn how the school ticks. I am looking forward to a full year ahead with some exciting projects in the pipeline, some challenges and many opportunities.

Emma has worked in various roles in academia, fine art and the creative industries in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong.

Season’s Greetings, LSFM | Lincoln School of Film & Media

Season’s greetings from the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media. We wish all current and former students as well as the teaching teams a fabulous festive time. A reminder to our undergrads and postgrad students to please complete the module surveys to help us develop our courses from your constructive feedback.  Thanks. The survey’s open until 23rd Dec https://lincolnsu.com/modules.

With students taking a break from their studies and tutors are marking, we reflect and look ahead with LSFM’s Senior Lecturer, and Joint Programme Leader for Media Production, Chris Hainstock: It has been a busy Semester overall and we hope you have found it challenging, in a positive way! As we look for inspiration for next year – why not take a look at our students and graduates’ work.

Jack Howard (Class of 2013) and Dean Dobbs (Class of 2014) are releasing their comedy web series online for freeJACK AND DEAN OF ALL TRADES. Watch a  hybrid digital film by Media Production student Jason Elliot. Also 3D kitchen design by Brogan Laws made using 3DS MAX. A fashion promo by Saron Kiros. A documentary about backpacking and working abroad filmed in Australia by Katherine Stoner and Gina Tesloff  – just a few examples of some student work. Continue reading

History of Warner Bros, Rick Senat | Free Lectures 11 & 12 Dec

Lecturers Warner Bros Your FREE fabulous invitation! An illustrated History of Warner Bros by Visiting Professor Rick Senat, Executive Producer on FANTASTIC BEASTS. 

LSFM Lecturer Daz Scales said: All students, graduates and friends are very welcome to attend. No registration needed – just turn up promptly on 11th and 12th December at the theatre in the Stephen Langton Building on Brayford Pool campus, at the University of Lincoln:

Lecture 1 – Tuesday 11 December: 4pm-6:30pm – Stephen Langton Building lecture theatre (SLB 006): From Europe to America. From the Nickelodeon to Rin Tin Tin. Sound comes to the movies … Bogart, Cagney, The Assembly line, Animation, Oscars, The War years, “Casablanca”.

Lecture 2 – Wednesday 12 December: 5pm-7:30pm – Stephen Langton Building lecture theatre (SLB 006): TV threatens the studios and the fight back. Censorship and the movies. Kubrick, Harry Potter, the internet and beyond.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates 2018 | Reflections

Meet the Grads 2018Meet the Graduates is Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual alumni event on-campus for students to connect with creatives from the working world. Former students from 2002 to 2017 shared their experiences, tips and advice with current students on the 14th November with a Question Time Graduate Panel and Networking. You’ll see clips from the event from a student crew with New Media Lincs soon. In the meantime, here are some reflections from final year students and graduates:

Jo AshmanJo Ashman, Class of 2002 works in television from X-Factor to Springwatch: The Mentoring programme and Meet the Grads are excellent initiatives. Getting to question people in the industry, actually doing the job you hope to do one day, is such a great opportunity for the students, one I wish I’d had when I was studying.” Continue reading

Media Mentoring 2018-19 | Industry and LSFM

Sean Strange Media MentorUniversity of Lincoln School of Film and Media (LSFM) officially launched this month its Industry Mentoring between 20 professionals and undergraduates for 2018-19. Each academic year, we confirm media mentors who’re available to volunteer time from their busy workload to support students who applied for this 1-to-1 employability opportunity. LSFM Mentoring started as a pilot, in 2014-15 with the Uni’s Careers Team, and now has over 40 professionals on its mentors’ database. The School’s proud that the majority of mentors are our alumni. See a snapshot of this year’s inspirational mentors in our gallery here.

Ian Pook, media mentor

Ian: Graphic Design

Ian Pook, Class of 2007 is a Brand & PR Designer based in Bristol. He has clients from M&S to White Stuff, and has been our media mentor for 3 years:  Meeting my mentoree in person was very good to build a more relaxed and productive relationship going forward. It was very rewarding for me personally and looking ahead to hopefully assist my mentoree achieve a job in the industry once they have finished their degree.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates | Industry Profiles 14th Nov 2018

See who is planning to come for Lincoln School of Film & Media’s FREE industry networking event Meet the Graduates (MtG). See former students professional profiles on some of their experiences since graduating from the University of Lincoln (UK).

Our Grads (their work permitting) will spare time to be on-campus with LSFM students on Wednesday 14th November. MtG 2018 is your on-campus opportunity to connect with like-minded creatives, make industry contacts, share tips on jobhunting and collaborate on projects. 

LSFM STUDENTS and staff are invited to take their seat by 2pm in JUN0005 at the Junxion for the Graduate Question Time panel. Ask questions to our alumni who work – on staff and freelance contracts – across the media industry in big corporates, independents and have set up their own business. #MtGLincoln

Meet the Graduates, 14 Nov 2018 | Industry and LSFM Students

14th Nov @2pm in JUN0005 | FREE Industry Networking for LSFM Students

Meet-the-Graduates-logoLincoln School of Film & Media students here’s YOUR invitation to our annual industry networking event Meet the Graduates. On Wednesday 14th November 2018 take your seat at the Junxion, ground floor, in JUN0005 at 2pm. Ask alumni any questions about the world of work. Grads will share their experiences from jobhunting to freelancing and offer you advice. Then from 4pm to 5.30pm, at the Tower Bar upstairs, you can chat and make connections with professionals – sharing your ideas and exploring creative collaborations

Working graduates from 2002 to last year likely to attend (so far) are: Class of 2017, Junior Designer & Illustrator | Class of 2012, Freelance Photographer | Class of 2002, TV Producer and Director | Class of 2013, 360 Film Production Creator |  Continue reading

Holly Miechowski, Class of 2007 | Casting Producer’s Tips into TV

Holly:  Casting Producer , TV

Holly: Casting Producer, TV

During my Media Production Degree, I applied for work experience at a Birmingham based Production Company, Maverick Television. When I got the placement, I was extremely grateful for the opportunity, one that I believe I may not have had without the encouragement and support from my lecturers at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media. It was a great few weeks, and I worked hard, making sure I networked with who ever I possibly could. It was exciting; I was working on the hit Channel 4 Series, ‘10 Years Younger.’  This is where I got to see how a Production worked. My role involved various admin duties in the office, helping with shoot prep (prop buying etc.) and also being able to go out on the shoot and see first hand how it all worked!

Following the work placement, I went back to University to finish my degree, graduating in 2007 with a 2.1. I then moved to Manchester where I knew there were plenty of TV opportunities, and also because, well, I wasn’t quite ready for the big smoke that is London! It was hard to begin with, I sent many, many, emails and letters, applying for Runner work. It was hard, there was a lot of competition, I had no employment history in the industry, only my work experience and my degree. Whilst I was looking, I signed up to a Recruitment agency, I didn’t really want to do anything other than TV work, but I had my rent to pay and I was no longer living on student loans!

TIP NUMBER 1: Continue reading

Media Mentors 2018-19 Gallery | LSFM Industry Mentoring

See just a few of our inspirational industry mentors. Lincoln School of Film & Media (LSFM) would like to thank all the professionals who kindly volunteer their time from the world of work to mentor a LSFM undergraduate. Commitment with a student-mentee is to have at least 6 contact times (in person and/or online) across an academic year. If you work in the media and would like to join our industry mentors, in future academic years, details are here and you can register your interest at any time: LSFM’s_MENTOR_Registration-Form. Thanks.

Twenty mentors are required for LSFM Mentoring each new academic year.  We are proud many mentors are also Uni of Lincoln alumni. Here are some of our 2018-19 mentors.  Continue reading