Jane Batkin, Senior Lecturer | New Book Identity in Animation

Book-Feb2017-JaneBatkinCongratulations to LSFM Senior Lecturer and author Jane Batkin on the publication of her new book Identity in Animation: A Journey into Self, Difference, Culture and the Body (Routledge, 2017). She looked into the meaning behind some influential characters in the history of animation to explore who they are and how they were formed.

Jane said: I began researching into the psychology of animated characters and found that my interests lay within this approach to the topic. The book grew out of the question: ‘can a tool have a soul?’ and was a 2 year study, fuelled initially by a passion for Looney Tunes and the identity struggles of Daffy and Bugs. The book has been a real journey for me and I’ve enjoyed the challenges it has presented. My own journey into identity in animation continues, with a chapter in an anthology on Toy Story, and a forthcoming paper presentation on Looney Tunes, focusing on life in the arena and how dignity is preserved among animated characters.  Identity in Animation is available here Continue reading

LSFM Degree Show 30 May 2015 | University of Lincoln (UK)

LSFM Degree Show 2015 for final year students’ work will be open free to the public at the University of Lincoln from Saturday 30 May. See trail, which was edited by third year undergraduate Thomas Faulkner with music by Audio Production students Bobby Jones and Jack Bartley.

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Luma St. (2013) | Film Fest Screenings

Luma_St_picA quick update about Luma St. (2013) from LSFM Senior Lecturer Sultan EfeThe animation was made by our former students who worked collaboratively during their degree courses from animation to audio production. The creative team, 2014 graduates Daniel Escobar, Alex Kirkwood, Alexander Stokes, Samuel Brierley, Adam Horsepool and music/sound by Nathan James Lewis, is making a global name for Luma St. in festivals (again!). 

Luma St. has been at this month’s Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin.  It will be at the 10th ATHENS ANIMFEST (26 March – 1 April 2015) showing this Thursday.


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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Baltic Film and Media School of Tallinn University are calling for entries for Student & Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers (19 – 23 November 2013). The deadline for submitting entries is 15th September 2013, and the festival is billed as “.the only international short film festival IN THE WORLD that gathers a film lover, a filmmaker, an industry professional and a film student under the common denominator – a sleepwalker. We call a filmmaker whose short film story runs its course in a dream pace a sleepwalker. Once a year, our mission is to mark these four sleepwalkers, whose vision brings praise and glory to the short film kind. They are our ambassadors!” Continue reading

Lego book film competition

From Sarah Swindells, Octopus Publishing Group. We’ve published a book called Brick City: Lego for Grown Ups by Warren Elsmore. To celebrate it, we’re asking people to submit a short film or animation, under a minute long. The only condition is it has to have at least one Lego constructed building in it. This competition ends at midnight on the 30th June. We’ve extended the entire thing to allow people more time. Continue reading

Encounters festival – 2 days left

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Lincoln Shorts – only days to go!

Final reminder: Lincoln Shorts 2013 starts at the Drill Hall this Friday. A great chance to see what Lincoln film makers have to offer this year. Come along and be inspired! Previous post

Scott Farrow, class of 2010

“Create yourself an online presence! It’s cheap to buy yourself a domain and set yourself up with a personal website/portfolio. If an employer can look in one place for everything about you, your work and your contact details they won’t have to spend time looking at your CV……”

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LSM graduates nominated for RTS 2012 awards

The School of Media is delighted to announce that 2 films from last year’s 3rd year projects have been successful in receiving shortlist nominations from the RTS (Royal Television Society) for their Midlands Awards ceremony which will take place later this year.

We would like to congratulate Adam Clark and Dominic White and their production teams on this notable success & the inspiration that it provides for all our students. The nominations are in the Fiction and Entertainment categories and are listed below along with the RTS judging panel comments.

Fiction: “Breakpoint” – Dominic White and team. The judges thought that this was a very strong drama. Well shot, excellent locations which added to the dramatic effect. Good direction and production and believable acting.

Entertainment: “Porcelain” – Adam Clark The judges felt that this was particularly well written and was witty and engaging. It was entertaining, clever and the character of the mug was very well developed. A strong entry.

Animation Job in Sheffield

Distinctive Developments is a well-established mobile games developer based in Sheffield City Centre. They develop on all major mobile platforms including iOS, Android, Bada and Palm. They require a QA Tester:

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