LSFM Society, Launch Party | 29.03.2019 at The Platform

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union will launch the brand new Lincoln School of FIlm & Media Society on Friday 29th March. The event will be held in The Platform, above The Engine Shed, from 6:30pm to 8.00pm and all at LSFM are welcome to come. Here’s a message from President of the LSFM Society, Media Production student, Naomi Lawson:

The event will essentially be an opportunity to experience a taster social at The Platform. There’ll be a finger-food buffet, the bar will be open and there will board games and a quiz with prizes. The committee will do a short presentation about what our society is and what we intend to do, but other than this it will be a chance to socialise and meet students and staff from different areas of LSFM.

Please email media@lincolnsu.com if you would like to attend (just for an idea of the numbers) or email Naomi if you have any queries or to get more involved.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Video Alumni Advice: Work Experience

Meet the Graduates! Watch alumni advice  captured at Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. First, see a brief introduction from the Graduate Question Time panel and find out where alumni are working.

Here on the LSFM Blog we’ll be running a series of clips from the Question & Answer session covering how competitive is the media field?; job search strategies; what are employers looking for?; how best to sell yourself on social media?; and more. We’ll start with a couple of graduates, Jamie and Dani, on their tips about gaining work experience. Continue reading

Congrats LSFM Winners | RTS Midlands Student Awards 2019

Congratulations to RTS winning student teams at LSFM – scooping THREE AWARDS. University of Lincoln School of Film & Media creatives won at the Royal Television Society Midlands Student Awards 2019: in the Animation category LSFM had achieved all 3 film nominations with Harlem Nocturne, Uplifted and Papier and the award went to … 

… Papier by Tabitha Lay, Emily Leaning, Katie Thomas, Natasha Ray and Charlie Bartlett. At tonight’s award ceremony in Birmingham was Programme Leader BA (Hons) Animation and Special Effects Jane Batkin: “We are incredibly proud that our students were nominated and that Papier has won the RTS student award this year! All the students involved made a phenomenal effort to create these films and it’s fabulous that their work has been recognised at this level.”

MORE RTS Award winners were in CRAFT SKILLS: Continue reading

Hannah Smoker, Class of 2010 | Military Photographer

Hannah Smoker RAF PhotographerGraduating can seem like a joyous but also daunting process, entering the ‘real world’ of employment and fulfilling those career dreams. But the question I found was where do I start? After completing BA (Hons) Media Production at the University of Lincoln in 2010 I knew I wanted to pursue a career in photography or film, but didn’t know how to even remotely achieve it as well as be able to afford to live. There are a lot of free internships out there to gain experience but I didn’t have the savings or come from a location where I could do it living from my family home. 

So I decided to go travelling, visiting New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Upon my return still none the wiser I continued in a trade I had worked in since a teenager, catering. But knew that although it had taught me a lot and shown me that a hands-on job role is what I would like, it was not going to get me closer to the world of media. I also tried my hand at family portraits and wedding photography but realised this was not the job that I wanted to pursue long term. Living in Lincoln helped me gain knowledge and understanding of other options, the main one being that the Royal Air Force has a photographer role, after deciding to join, I completed all the tests required and was on basic training within 6 months of sending that application form off.

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I haven’t looked back, it has given me so much opportunity in photography but also in so many other aspects.  Continue reading

Indie-Lincs International Film Fest | 14-16 Feb 2019, Lincoln UK

Excited to see Indie-Lincs International Film Festival will be on in Lincoln (UK) from 14th to 16th February 2019. The fest “champions low and micro budget films and their filmmakers” and it was started 4 years’ ago by multi award-winning filmmaker and LSFM Senior Lecturer Dr Mikey Murray.

Indie-Lincs said: Tickets for Friday and Saturday are £5 concession / £10 full price for a day pass, or £8 concession / £15 full price for the weekend pass.  There is an additional 20% discount on advanced ticket sales via the Lincoln Performing Arts website, so don’t delay – that’s less than the price of a single visit to the Odeon, but in this instance you will have a choice of 7 feature films and nearly 50 shorts, with many of the filmmakers in attendance.  See the full programme here: www.indie-lincs.com.

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First Thursday Club | Social 6-7pm, Uni of Lincoln Alumni

Our graduates are invited to a social event. Hook up with your Uni of Lincoln friends to catch up and connect. The First Thursday Club is an informal business networking opportunity for alumni, academics and staff of the University of Lincoln (UK). Book here: https://bit.ly/2rprMdi

The Uni’s alumni team said: It’s a relaxed event allowing members to raise the profile of their businesses within Lincolnshire and further afield. Every event is held in the Student Union Tower Bar between 6pm and 7pm. If any graduate would like to give a 5-minute talk then please do contact via email alumni@lincoln.ac.uk or call 01522 835 858.

The next event will be on Thursday 7th February 2019. LSFM’s graduate Zoe Easey, Director at Epix, will be the guest speaker on digital marketing. The other dates are:  Continue reading

Creative Careers Festival, Uni Lincoln Students | 4 – 7 Feb 2019

CCF 2019Creative Careers Festival is a fabulous FOUR-day programme of workshops, taster sessions, and mentoring linked to the creative industries and economy from Monday 4th to Thursday 7th of February 2019. College of Arts Career Advisor Helen McCarron said: The festival includes spotlight sessions on Design,Visual Arts, Publishing, Marketing, Education, Entertainment, TV and The Cultural and Heritage Industry. 

This FREE festival is open to any University of Lincoln students interested in a creative career. Go along and join in – from the freelance drop-ins to producing your CV.  See on-campus sessions http://uolcareers.co.uk/creativecareers and register please here

LSFM | 10 Regional RTS Midlands Student Award Nominations

Lincoln School of Film & Media is delighted that our undergraduates’ work have been nominated for 10 Royal Television Society (RTS) Midlands Student 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 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