Dave Clancy, Class of 2007 | My Career Update

DaveClancy-2007GradI can’t believe over four years have passed since my last update. As ever, loads has happened since then! Recently, I have returned to freelance life, after spending over five and a half years working at Linney Create, a rapidly expanding film production and digital agency based in Mansfield.

My time there was a real rollercoaster, working with a dedicated team of camera operators, producers, editors and writers to create around 400-plus films a year for clients ranging from Royal Mail to Triumph motorbikes. I was lucky enough to travel the world and work on some fantastic projects whilst at Linney, and really developed my own technical, creative and managerial skills. During my time at Linney I worked as a camera operator, editor, producer and also led the team of up to four in-house camera operators – a real juggling act! I also completed the required training and assessments to be granted permissions from the CAA to operate drones commercially – it was very exciting to be at the cutting edge of this new technology. My latest showreel demonstrates the variety of films I worked on during this time.

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Sean Strange, Class of 2013 | 360 Film Production, Mission Room

SeanStrange-360FilmProduction&delivery I graduated in BA (Hons) Media Production in 2013. I currently work for Mission Room Ltd as a specialist in 360 film production and delivery. I have produced films for Network Rail, Transport for London, a number of Universities across the country and recently created the new visitor experience in Cheddar Gorge, ‘Beyond the View‘.

I also freelance as a videographer and photographer for The Lincolnite. I was awarded an Associates of the Royal Photographic Society distinction for my work this year.  Continue reading

Luke Pickering, Class of 2012 | Q&A with JAMES online

LukePickering-AP-Grad2012Luke Pickering, BA (Hons) Audio Production in 2012, who achieved industry recognition at this year’s Pro Sound Rising Star Award is now featured online in JAMES accredited courses about graduate success.  Here’s an extract from his interview with Joint Audio Media Education Support, JAMES: 

What course did you study at Lincoln and what were the factors that made you choose that one in particular? I had looked at a few options, but for me, the (BA) Audio Production course at Lincoln offered something more than a purely technical perspective on the subject. It covers a really broad spectrum initially before allowing you to specialise in a chosen area. I had actually been studying art beforehand, so it felt like a good decision for me to build my skills up across the board. Regarding the University itself, I was more familiar with it than others, having lived here all my life, and I knew I liked the campus.

Any advice or tips you could offer those currently looking for employment? I can only speak from my own experience, and you might even decide you don’t want a ‘career’ as such! But as far as audio jobs go, keep pushing, keep putting yourself in as many situations where an opportunity might come along. It took me 4 years till that happened for me, with a bit of luck. Read more →

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 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 of LSFM alumni attending HERE.

Graduates RSVP: alumni@lincoln.ac.uk | LSFM students no booking required, come!
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Mentoring | Industry and LSFM, Lincoln School of Film & Media

LSFM Mentoring is a unique way to link industry with selected undergraduates. Thanks very much to volunteer mentors from the world of work who make time to support our final year or level 2 students in an academic year.  Each mentor brings their experience of the job market to help our students, during their course, as they plan goals and pursue passions for a career. In the past our mentors and mentees have explored everything from work opportunities to discussing dissertations. Pairs are in contact at least 6 times across semesters, so may be around 6-12 hours during the academic year. Contact time is flexible and pairs choose how to meet: face-to-face, talking on the phone, having a web chat or using other online platforms.

Mentors are offered an induction to mentoring, written guidelines and thereafter student-mentee liaises with mentor. Interested in being a media mentor? Then read the introduction and you can download the form to register your interest anytime: LSFM Mentoring_Introduction  |  LSFM_MENTOR_Registration-Form

Our industry mentors are freelancers to company directors and work across the media sector in animation; audio; communications; design; digital marketing; filmmaking; photography; radio; social media; teaching; technology; and TV. Continue reading

Meet the Graduates | 8th Nov 2017 LSFM Networking Event

Meet-the-Graduates-logo-1024x435Here’s your invitation to Meet the Graduates (MtG) 2017 alumni network event between our former and current students. Head of Lincoln School of Film & Media Professor Steven Peacock posted: We hope you’ll join LSFM on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th November 2017 at Brayford Pool campus for the great gathering between our graduates and students. I’d like to meet you, so hope we can connect at MtG.

MtG 2017 will be in the Stephen Langton Building. Our network event will start at 12.30pm with a buffet lunch for alumni. At 2pm LSFM students will have the opportunity for an audience with alumni at the popular, frank, Graduate Question Time. From 3.30pm there’ll be a networking session; one-to-one between students, fellow grads and staff over a drinks reception. Alumni will also have the chance to see developments at the School, so let us know if you’d like a tour. RSVP by 30th Oct via email: alumni@lincoln.ac.uk

Luke Pickering, Class of 2012 | Rising Star Pro Sound Award

IMG_1371 CONGRATS to ‘Rising Star 2017′ Luke Pickering, BA (Hons) Audio Production in 2012, who picked up an industry award for up and coming talent: I’m over the moon to have won the Pro Sound Rising Star award. There was some amazing talent and credentials amongst the other nominees so it’s a genuine surprise to be chosen, and I’m very grateful.

ProSoundawards2017-LukePickering-2012GradHe works for Paul Epworth – award winning (Grammy, Academy, The Brits) music producer and songwriter - as Assistant Engineer in-house at The Church Studios.  Luke reflected on his Audio Production  course: There were a vast range of essential skills I would have struggled to learn elsewhere. There’s obviously the technical stuff but just as importantly you learn how to work in a group and to be part of a team – after all, people skills will be one of your most valuable assets when you’re in the industry! Read the news story from the University of Lincoln press office.

Dani Moseley, Class of 2007 | Multimedia Career update

Actors HeadshotsDani Moseley’s creative career has clocked up ten years from acting (film & TV) to award winning script writing, as well as modelling and facilitating workshops, after graduating in media production. She’s one of our inspirational industry mentors and also, er, our annual blogger! It’s nearly been a year already since I last posted in … Meet the Graduates was great. Lovely meeting some of you and my mentee, who I have been in contact with all year and glad to hear she’s applying for as many things as she sees fit regardless of the outcome, as you just never know.

LA and New York were amazing. Got management out there before I even landed, which was cool. It was just nice to be there, by myself, seeing how life could be. It was the first time in a long while that I got to solely focus on my acting and it was heavenly. Did a few auditions, signed up to a few casting sites out there, caught up with my agent who I met early that year and we’re still very much in-tune with each other which is great. Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Q & A Clip: Getting a job in the media

Meet-the-Graduates-logo-1024x435Love LSFM’s former students sharing their experiences on getting a media job. Thanks to our audience with alumni who were captured at last year’s Lincoln School of Film & Media’s networking event Meet the Graduates. New Media Lincs student crew were Daisy Sadeh, Bradley Nicholls, Filip Grzejszczyk and James Hunter. See this Question & Answer clip on jobs our graduates do to get by when they’re pursuing their passions … 

Grad Panel: Jane Hearst, 2016 | Alex O’Brien, 2014 | Dani Moseley, 2007 | Ayodele Ogunshakin, 2015 | Aleysha Minns, 2013 |Jack Johnston, 2009 | Matthew D Bayfield, 2010 | Declan O’mara, 2014 | Jack McQuone, 2015 | Host Daniel J. Layton, 2012

NEXT network event ‘Meet the Grads’ | 8th Nov 2017 @2pm in SLB

Joanne Newton, Class of 2017 | My Graduation 05.09.2017

Joanne-Newton-Graduation2017Joanne Newton BA (Hons) Media Production, Class of 2017: What a day!  I don’t even know where to begin! Feels a bit of a whirlwind.

Graduating next to everyone I’ve worked so hard with for three years makes me incredibly proud of not only myself but everyone around me. And having the chance to experience this in such an amazing building is something I will never forget! I feel very proud and very lucky right now, and having my degree in my hands feels so surreal.

I’ll reflect more … for now see some photos of my Grad Day. Continue reading