Phil Matejtschuk, class of 2012

These first months have been the busiest of my life – but I have learnt from them every single day.

Having graduated from the BA (Hons) Media Production course, I was awaiting response from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) after interviewing for their PgDip Sound Design For The Theatre course, which was brand new this year, and listed a maximum of three places available in the prospectus. A few weeks later, I received the letter I was hoping for……….. Continue reading

Young Creative Chevrolet Video Talk and Competition

From Sarah Barrow: Monday 15th April, AR0107 / Architecture building, 5pm.

Johann Chan, Arts Editor of Digital Arts will chair a live discussion with guest speaker John Dower, Film & TV Director/Producer and winner of Banff World Television Awards Best Sports Documentary for ‘Thriller in Manila’. No booking – seats allocated on a first come first served basis. The talk is one of four taking place at universities around the UK as part of the Young Creative Chevrolet 2013 competition. Continue reading

Try It or Do It Awards

From Lauren Baillie:

We have made our first four ‘Try it’ awards of £500 through the Social Enterprise project and are excited to support more projects amongst our students, staff and graduates! The awards were made to these individuals for them to progress their projects by carrying out market research.  The projects will hopefully show potential and we may be able to award a further £5000 to begin making the project work longer term. If you have an idea for a project which you would like to discuss further please get in touch with me at lbaillie@lincoln.ac.uk. The project is open to staff, students and graduates (up to one year from graduation.) Download Guidance notes.Download Application Form Continue reading

Ideas Tap funding for new films

Do you have a vision for a short film you’d love to make but no dosh with which to do so?  Then this is the brief for you. We’re offering eight IdeasTap members £5,000 funding each and expert mentoring to turn their short film ideas into reality. Narrative, documentary, conceptual, a music video, animation – the format is down to you – what we’re looking for are engaging and, above all, original ideas. The closing date is March 28th. Full details

Andrew Sanders update

Q: Why are Contracts like Train Connections? A: They Never Arrive When You Need Them.

It is literally three years ago since I wrote my first blog for the LSM page. I know this because I just read it again to remind myself what I wrote in preparation for writing this entry. Hopefully my grammar has improved since then!

Three years ago I had been working for a little while on a show called My First Place, a real estate show about first time homebuyers. I was a production coordinator for the show so I was in charge of getting the legal releases required for the show so we could film people and locations. I loved this job, it was great fun. Continue reading

Dave Clancy’s showreel

Dave Clancy, class of 2007                                            Dave’s website & CV

Female graduates still earn less than men

According to a new study published last week, female graduates can expect to earn thousands of pounds a year less than male graduates with similar qualifications. This is not a new story – “Underlying all of the analyses… is the fact that male graduates earn more than females. We drew attention to this in our studies of the 1995 and 1999 graduating cohorts. The same results are still in evidence some 10 years later.”
What does this mean for our graduates and students? If you have personal experience of pay inequality among media graduates, or you simply want to air an opinion, please do submit a comment!

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Job at Red Bee Media

From Tim Nicholls:

I have enjoyed reading the alumni blog (I am not an LSM graduate but I did take some LSM modules as part of my course at the School of Computing). A runner position has just arisen at my company, Red Bee Media, that would probably suit recent School of Media graduates. It’s a runner’s job in the post production department that provides all manner of services for Channel 4. It should be a good ‘foot in the door’ here at Red Bee Media. We are industry leaders in a number of broadcast, video on demand and creative services. Its also a good opportunity to gain experience at Channel 4. The deadline is rather tight (17th March), and details are here: http://www.redbeemedia.com/careers

Internship Bill Fails

Hazel Blears’ Internship Bill failed to be get a second reading in parliament last week.  Sabina Usher writes in the Independent “It was (an) important step in the campaign to stop unpaid internships and demonstrate that asking young people to work for free is unacceptable, and not to mention potentially illegal under national minimum wage law. While it wouldn’t have totally eradicated the practice, the Bill would have reduced these internships’ number and visibility and begun the process of necessary cultural change.”

Is this good or bad news for media production graduates? What do you think? Continue reading