LSFM Alumni Success | 2017 Lincolnshire Digital & Tech Awards

Lincs-digital&techAwards2017-SteveSmailesphotoCongrats! LSFM Graduate success was at the Lincolnshire Digital & Tech Awards 2017 category: Best Use of Multimedia. Visit Lincoln won for its brand campaign created with Wallbreaker - a video agency run by LSFM 2014 media production alumni Thomas Mckie, Ashley Wilks and Luke Winter who said: We’re chuffed! A lot of hard work went into that campaign. Ash is pictured left of Lydia Rusling, Head of Visit Lincoln.

Runner-up in this category was epix_media, a company set up by 2007 alumni who’re co-directors Zoe Easey and Will King. Story about the awards is in The Lincolnite where images were taken by 2012 graduate Steve Smailes a freelance photographer and he is one of our inspirational LSFM Industry Mentors.  Watch Visit Lincoln: Heritage video from Wallbreaker Productions.

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Steve Smailes, Class of 2012 | Freelance Photographer

SteveSmailesHello I’m Steve Smailes. I am a freelance photographer specialising in editorial, commercial, events and wedding photography. After graduating from the Media Production course in 2012 I stayed put in Lincoln and never left! The work was here and the base of contacts I’d built up while at university was paying dividends, so why leave? Now over 4 years on, my partner and I have bought a house with our dog Benny. I work under my own name for clients big and small, mostly in Lincolnshire. Most notably The Lincolnite and its sister publications Lincolnshire Business and Lincolnshire Reporter which is a large chunk of the work I do with my images seen by over 500,000 readers a month! I’ve also worked with the Lincolnshire Showground, Macmillan Cancer Support, Visit Lincoln, LIVES, Relentless Energy Drink and even the University of Lincoln itself.

I also find time to help out students in my own time. I’m part of the university’s mentoring scheme that links students with industry (at LSFM many mentors are working graduates) to offer advice on life after uni course work and business advice. LSFM Mentoring is a really rewarding scheme for both parties and my mentee Emily has got to come on a few jobs with me, which I hope was a real boost for her work experience. I often go for coffee chats with her, and also students from Lincoln College too and have given talks to level 3 students and local camera clubs. Continue reading

Meet the Graduates 2015 | Short

Grad-QT-1This short was made by New Media Lincs for LSFM’s alumni symposium called Meet the Graduates.  Many thanks to 3rd year student crew who were Richard Flint, Adam Hollis, Chloe Ambrose and Luke Joyce. They captured introductions to alumni on the Graduate Question Time panel along with the informal networking opportunties between our current and former students. 

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Meet the Graduates 2015 | Video: Question Time

Meet-the-Graduates-logoLincoln School of Film & Media‘s great graduate gathering was a fabulous opportunity to connect our current and former students on-campus. Our Meet the Graduates 2015 video captured the main talking points and was made by New Media Lincs. Thanks to LSFM’s crew: 3rd year media production undergraduates Richard Flint (camera & post-production), Adam Hollis (post-production), Chloe Ambrose (camera) and Luke Joyce (sound).

Head of LSFM Sarah Barrow gave a warm welcome on 11.11.15 in the EMMTEC theatre. Thank you to former & current students who came to the Graduate Question Time. On the alumni panel: BA (Hons) Grads Gemma Lowe (2012); Sarah Worcester (2015); Jerome Smith (2013); Steve Smailes (2012); & Holly Smith (2010) and Darren Scales (MA, 2008).

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Steve Smailes, Class of 2012 | Photo Exhibition 28 April – 5 May

Our 2012 alumnus Steve Smailes is a freelance professional photographer, who works at the Lincolnite, and in 2014 won Relentless Here To Be Heard (competition for gig photos). As the winner, his photographic work will be exhibited in London THIS week. Steve said: Here are some of the images that will be in the Relentless Exhibition. It runs from 28th April to the 5th May at the Relentless Store at No.5 Denmark Street, London and features works from various events over the last two or three years. A majority of these images were taken in or around Lincoln.

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