The Lesson | Nominated for Best Animation: Charlotte Giles with audio by Callum Norfolk and Ben Hollick.
Thanks to our alumni who shared their experiences of the working world with Lincoln School of Film & Media’s students at our networking event Meet the Graduates (8th Nov). Head of LSFM Professor Steven Peacock said: There was a real buzz about the place. It was fantastic to see so many of our past and present students coming together to share news of such wide-ranging professional achievement.
On this vox pop our graduates give their job-hunting tips.
Thank you to LSFM’s New Media Lincs crew for this vox pop – on the shoot were James Foster (Class of 2017) & student Jake Hatton and the post production editor was student Jack Jolly. Continue reading
LSFM Mentoring is a unique way to link industry with selected undergraduates. Thanks very much to volunteer mentors from the world of work who make time to support our final year or level 2 students in an academic year. Each mentor brings their experience of the job market to help our students, during their course, as they plan goals and pursue passions for a career. In the past our mentors and mentees have explored everything from work opportunities to discussing dissertations. Pairs are in contact at least 6 times across semesters, so may be around 6-12 hours during the academic year. Contact time is flexible and pairs choose how to meet: face-to-face, talking on the phone, having a web chat or using other online platforms.
Mentors are offered an induction to mentoring, written guidelines and thereafter student-mentee liaises with mentor. Interested in being a media mentor? Then read the introduction and you can download the form to register your interest anytime: LSFM Mentoring_Introduction | LSFM_MENTOR_Registration-Form
Our industry mentors are freelancers to company directors and work across the media sector in animation; audio; communications; design; digital marketing; filmmaking; photography; radio; social media; teaching; technology; and TV. Continue reading
LSFM Magazine 2017 is a magnificent way to find out about the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media – from our portfolio of programmes (pages 8-13) to fabulous facilities (pages 14-15) as highlighted on Page 1 from new Head of LSFM, Prof Steven Peacock. Also our current and former students share their experiences and opportunities …
… Page 2 features how student connections during their animation course led to a duo working with the production team that created Ethel & Ernest (2016); page 3 has an alumnus award winning maker of film trailers; page 4 on staff involvement and work at film festivals; page 5 has a couple of global graduates; and throughout the mag you’ll have an insight on collaborations and links with industry. #WeAreLincoln
Friday 11th September 2015 saw another glorious graduation day for University of Lincoln (UK) – this time for the School of Film & Media – at lovely Lincoln Cathedral. Congratulations to our alumni and we’d love former students to keep in touch: follow on Twitter @LSMAlumni and keep us posted on how you are doing in the world of work here on the LSFM Blog. The University’s 10.30am graduation ceremony was captured and you can view it at this link: http://www.iamagraduate.com/lincoln/ceremony10.html
Rosie Turner, Class of 2015, will be sharing her latest experiences and adventures soon. Rosie was on the School’s Mentoring, which is great engagement between students and industry professionals. Mentoring is an LSFM partnership with Careers & Employability and it will run this new academic year (2015-16). LSFM third and second year students can apply before 9th Oct 2015. Return the form by email to Louise Lawlor. Good Luck. LSFM_STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM_2015-16
A quick update about Luma St. (2013) from LSFM Senior Lecturer Sultan Efe. The 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!).
Invitation to our creatives from Sarah Barrow, Head of Lincoln School of Film & Media, about the new event LUMAS – Lincoln University Media Arts Showcase. 2013 Grad Jack Howard will be presenting this new event to celebrate success! LUMAS will be on 24th February and is open to our alumni, students and staff.
Please send submissions for this year’s inaugural LUMAS event. We are looking for TOP CLASS MEDIA WORK in any format (audio | photo | short film | digital | radio | animation | script | design) to showcase and to be considered for an award. The deadline’s Monday 9th February at MIDNIGHT!
Awards will be for Best Innovation; Best Storytellling; Best Creativity; Best External Engagement (e.g. work made for New Media Lincs; use of interesting location, etc,); Best Technical Skills: and (a newly added award category) Best Engagement with Research. Instructions for submissions: Continue reading
Meet the Graduates is the School’s alumni event to bring together our graduates and students to share experiences, passions and make face-to-face contacts. It’s free, in-house on the 1st floor Minerva Building. 29 October 2014 from 2-5pm.
Between 20-30 alumni are coming along from the media and creative industries (work permitting!): acting … screenwriting … designing … music video directing … photography … TV production … local radio … presenting … promotions … working with effects … video production … indie filmmaking … managing media companies …
2pm: Ask what you’d like to know at the Graduate Question Time, so come prepared for the Q&A. 3pm: Mingle! You can make personal contact at the informal networking with any alumni you choose. See some alumni who’re attending here!
The countdown is on! Students please let us know you’re coming to MtG, see our Facebook page for the event and share. What’s not to like?! Graduates don’t forget to email you’re attending firstname.lastname@example.org & follow LSFM graduates on Twitter. For the event use #. Thanks.
All graduates from the Lincoln School of Film & Media (formerly LSM, Media Production Department, etc.) are invited to join us for our graduate gathering to share experiences and mingle with students. ‘Meet the Graduates’ (MtG) will be on Wednesday 29th October at the Brayford Pool campus. The popular Graduate Question Time followed by Networking are our main attractions. Both are great opportunities for our students to meet alumni from a range of media and related professions.
Our graduates should have got an e-invite to this academic year’s MtG event (if your details are correct with the University’s alumni team) and you can get in touch with our colleagues either by email: email@example.com or you can tweet @LincolnAlumniUK [Please confirm you are coming ASAP, to help the alumni team keep a tally for us on the graduates who'll be attending, thanks.]
Graduates have said our alumni event is also a great way to keep in contact with us and each other, as well as have a nose around to see the School’s developments.
Following on from the post on Looking China 2014, our Senior Lecturer Marcella Forster reports on the filmmaking project she undertook in Dalian with LSFM’s four graduating student-producers: During Looking China 2014 we were each asked to sum up our experience in one word. I chose “illuminating”. For me, the scheme shed light on Chinese culture in general and the Dalian way of life in particular. Our young translators and the Chinese filmmakers introduced us to local eateries, locations and people we would not have been able to access as tourists, and for this reason I would recommend the scheme to anyone interested in modern China.
We left Heathrow airport in London with little idea of what to expect in Dalian, other than what we had read on the internet and heard from other travellers. We anticipated good seafood, we hoped the weather would be fine and we wished for a warm welcome. Our hopes were answered, and our wishes were surpassed. A sea of people in lime-green shirts, waving Looking China 2014 banners and cheering, greeted us as we exited Dalian airport over an hour behind schedule (a typhoon had been threatening the city.) We were whisked away to our accommodation in the postgraduate dormitory of Liaoning Normal University and then taken out for a carousel of dishes at the university’s cultural centre, including some excellent kung pao chicken. We were offered forks but opted for chopsticks. The next morning, wearing our own lime-green Looking China 2014 polo shirts, we attended the launch ceremony at the west campus of the university and had a chance to look at some impressive student work in fashion, animation and art. UK students were then allocated a Chinese producer and a translator and got to work on their projects. Continue reading