Darren Scales learns about scoring his film

Darren Scales has been working on his sci-fi epic “The Drift” since August 2011, and the movie is now in post production, scheduled for a Christmas 2013 release. He’s recently been working on the original musical score. As well as producing this low budget movie, Darren (who describes himself as the executive bully,) has regularly updated his production video diary “Driftcasts”. Here’s the latest episode, in which Darren meets with James the Score, composer for THE DRIFT, and asks him what it takes to write a score:

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Ian Pook, class of 2007

It’s about your ideas not what software you use – it is important to keep up to date with emerging technologies and software but your ideas are the most important thing

I started BROKENLOGO in 2007 in my last few weeks of my course – undertaking my initial piece of professional design work for the University and at the same time as working on the promotions team for the Engine Shed in its debut year. This role allowed me to achieve a position at the 02 Bristol Academy undertaking a similar role quite quickly after I’d moved to Bristol. Continue reading

Jobs at SoundLINCS

From Helen McCarron: SoundLINCS have some vacancies:

Programme Development Officers

We are currently seeking 2 Full Time Programme Development Officers to join our team and contribute to the development of music making opportunities throughout Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. If you have an interest in community music, workforce development training and music education in general this role could be for you. Salary in range £17,420 – £21,776 dependent on experience. Continue reading

Lucy Madge in the 30 under 30 talent list

LSM graduate Lucy Madge has been named as one of the 30 brightest young UK radio talents, in the Radio Academy 30 under 30 list.

“The prestigious list, chosen from more than 200 applicants with a wide range of skills by a panel of independent judges, highlights the huge amount of young talent within the UK radio industry.

The final 30 made the list not just by doing their day job brilliantly, but by going the extra mile and achieving exceptional results during the past 12 months. The list recognises them as superb ambassadors for the radio industry as a whole.”

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Paul Rook, class of 2010

“Don’t turn anything down. Whatever the work is, take it, and be prepared to do things at short notice.”

After finishing my degree in May 2010 I went about applying for a few media jobs that I saw on the opportunities at Lincoln website. After a couple of interviews and rejections I decided making money was the most important thing for me to do. Continue reading

Gary Numan Tour: Film Competition

From Kay Hayden:

Gary Numan will release a new DVD, “Machine Music: The Best Of Gary Numan” on 11th June 2012. Fans and film-makers can participate in the Machine Music Tour which runs from late May into early June, by making visuals to be projected during a selection of tracks on the tour. Continue reading

Jack Shaw Christmas Update

I just thought I would update you with something that’s in session this week. On monday 12th Dec 2011 19 musicians teamed up to release the Official Barnardos Christmas Album with all proceeds going to the charity. My contribution ‘Midnight’ by Jack Shaw (Written by Jack Shaw, Lincoln MA media production alumnus and produced by Luke Billing, Lincoln MA media production alumnus)
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Jack Shaw, class of 2008 / 2010

My journey from university to working life has not been easy, having spent 20 months living on sofas and busking to make money, however if you want  to do something bad enough, then you’ve just got to do it.

I went to university with two aims, to be as creative as possible and meet loads of people on the same wavelength as me. At the time I had come from an art background with a small amount of experience in Video production. Throughout the first two years of the Media Production Bachelors Degree I began to develop as a creative thinker.

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Electric Banana

An invitation to LSM graduates in the Midlands from Andy Parker: andy@electric-banana.co.uk

We run a music (news, album reviews, and gig guide) website for the Midlands called Electric Banana.

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Lucy Madge

Lucy Madge

Lucy Madge majored in radio production when she studied here, and she now has built a busy and successful career in London. She has worked both as an employee and freelance, so she has learned a lot of lessons about how to survive and prosper.

She came back to Lincoln in March to talk to LSM radio students and answer questions.

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