Congrats Daz. University of Lincoln School of Film & Media lecturer and filmmaker Darren Scales, who is also our Industry Mentor, has posted about his award winning sci-fi short: “I’m proud to announce that DARKWAVE: Edge of the Storm is the opening film at the TFL festival in CANNES!” TFL is That Film Life | Cannes 71st Festival 9th to 18th May 2018
I can’t believe over four years have passed since my last update. As ever, loads has happened since then! Recently, I have returned to freelance life, after spending over five and a half years working at Linney Create, a rapidly expanding film production and digital agency based in Mansfield.
My time there was a real rollercoaster, working with a dedicated team of camera operators, producers, editors and writers to create around 400-plus films a year for clients ranging from Royal Mail to Triumph motorbikes. I was lucky enough to travel the world and work on some fantastic projects whilst at Linney, and really developed my own technical, creative and managerial skills. During my time at Linney I worked as a camera operator, editor, producer and also led the team of up to four in-house camera operators – a real juggling act! I also completed the required training and assessments to be granted permissions from the CAA to operate drones commercially – it was very exciting to be at the cutting edge of this new technology. My latest showreel demonstrates the variety of films I worked on during this time.
From Sarah Barrow, Head of Lincoln School of Media, on Ewen Glass one of the teaching team who is a Lincoln-based screenwriter amongst his other talents in the creative industries:
LSM Lecturer Ewen Glass was one of five filmmakers selected to be supported by Creative England to attend the prestigious talent development programme at last month’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). EIFF Talent Lab took place during the festival and offered up-and-coming filmmakers the opportunity to learn from the world’s key film industry players. It brought together thirty emerging directors, producers and screenwriters with key UK and international film professionals in a number of ways to help advise and inspire them for the next steps in their careers.
In Edinburgh, Ewen benefited from a variety of advice sessions, workshops and masterclasses aimed at the next generation of film talent. He had the unmissable opportunity to discuss the industry, their projects and their ideas with a selection of invited industry professionals including sales agents, executive producers, literary agents, story editors and distributors. Ewen said: “An invaluable experience, one which not only arms you with a whole new set of professional contacts and an improved skillset, but which fosters a sense of community among up and coming film-makers.