Congratulations to Oliver Cowton, filmmaking LSFM postgraduate, who won Best Documentary at the Midlands Movies Awards 2018 (on 3rd March). Oli was originally commissioned by Channel 4’s Random Acts to direct and produce Portrait (2017). It is a 3-minute short film and he said: It’s a great encouragement to receive this award from Midlands Movies.
Making films is always hard work. But I was lucky to have an amazing team, mainly made of staff and students at the University of Lincoln, that helped bring this story to life.
LSFM postgraduate students Niall Flynn, Alberto Micali and Andrew West attended the MeCCSA PGN Conference in July 2015. Niall posted:This was the annual conference of the postgraduate section of the UK-based media and cultural studies network. It was an important experience from an academic viewpoint: an occasion to share ideas, gain experience presenting research and network with colleagues from around the world who are working on similar research topics.
This year the conference was themed around the question of the relations between practice and theory. This is a key question for contemporary media and cultural studies, which are facing the ongoing emergence of new media forms and transformation of media practices, as well as the challenge to develop appropriate frameworks of understanding. Coventry University was an appropriate location to host this year’s conference. Continue reading →
Senior Lecturer at Lincoln School of Film & Media Clementine Monro is having a Pop-up installation/ exhibition of her current work at Hackthorn Village Hall in Lincoln. Clem said: It’s a POP UP exhibition, so only on for a very short time. This is keeping in tune with the title of the exhibition called Perpetual Transitions: A Communication Between Photography and Absence Within the Spatial Experience of the Ruin, which is the culmination of my MA by Practice-Based Research in Art. Photography, ruins and spatial experience are all passions of mine. The ruin carries the notion of constant change – perpetual transitions. Here today and gone tomorrow! The exhibition opening is on Saturday 21st February at 6:30pm. Drinks and food will be available. On Sunday 22nd the exhibit will run from 10am until 2pm. Hope you can make it!Continue reading →
It’s not rejection it’s motivation! The most unrealistic thing I thought would ever happen to me is about to begin… I am starting my Master’s Degree! Three years ago I was worrying if I had even made the grades to get into University (see my previous blog post for this journey!) and now I am sitting here with a First Class Honours degree and a scholarship to study for my Master’s. [P.S Graduation was absolutely beautiful… as you can imagine! Here’s a selfie of my in utter shock I actually got through it all.]
What?! When did this all happen? This story genuinely begins back in Level One Media Production where I applied to be a part of the Moorhead Exchange programme the University has with America at MSUM. I worked full time prior to University alongside my A Levels to fund this potential trip (I like to plan ahead!). I went into the interview as a shy and lazy fresher. I came out upset and angry at the prospect that I had not done enough, as there were limited spaces and a high number of applicants. And I was absolutely correct. That trip was not to be. Continue reading →
I studied my MA in Media Production between September 2009 and September 2010. I graduated in 2011 with a Distinction. Since then I have moved into a career as a Director of Photography. I’m very excited that HIDEAWAY, which is a new short film (written by Gabriel Henrique Gonzalez) that I shot and co- produced, has been selected for the No Gloss Film Festival in Leeds.
Another short film, FRAMEd (shot in Italy and London) was recently nominated for Best Short at the London IndependentFilm Festival. Continue reading →
This is my first blog post for a while – and in that time a lot has happened! I’ll quickly run through my life since Uni via a few links to previous blog posts, then bring you up to date with where I am currently, followed by a few hints & tips for current students.
For example, attend events like Meet the Graduates - I wish they’d had this back in my day! It’s a good chance to compare and contrast people who were in your shoes quite recently and figure out the direction you want to take. I graduated from Media Production in 2007. I was fortunate enough to immediately find work with Interflora British Unit as their in-house Video Producer. Continue reading →
As soon as I graduated in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Media Production I applied for a Master in Historical Studies at the University of Lincoln. I have always been passionate about History and it is my dream job to produce Historical documentaries. By doing this course I have been able to develop my skills which will be important for creating documentaries and other historical products. Since graduating I have gained experience working with the BBC on their BBC 2 show Flog It! This has provided me with valuable experience and has presented possible networking opportunities for when I finish my Masters course.
The 23rd of January was the first graduation day of 2013 for the University of Lincoln. As part of the LSM’s alumni team, I find it‘s a great opportunity to capture the event. Although I have to admit that I have never attended the January ceremonies at Lincoln Cathedral, until now. Today I was fortunate to see graduation from a different perspective – as a postgraduate student. So, as I warm up now with a glass of mulled wine and raise it to all alumni, I thought I’d post a couple of photos taken by my nearest and dearest.
Taking centre stage was actor John Hurt CBE who received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts. Perhaps you can spot the Head of the LSM Sarah Barrow, and how about anyone else pictured?