Steve Smailes, Class of 2012 | Freelance Photographer

SteveSmailesHello I’m Steve Smailes. I am a freelance photographer specialising in editorial, commercial, events and wedding photography. After graduating from the Media Production course in 2012 I stayed put in Lincoln and never left! The work was here and the base of contacts I’d built up while at university was paying dividends, so why leave? Now over 4 years on, my partner and I have bought a house with our dog Benny. I work under my own name for clients big and small, mostly in Lincolnshire. Most notably The Lincolnite and its sister publications Lincolnshire Business and Lincolnshire Reporter which is a large chunk of the work I do with my images seen by over 500,000 readers a month! I’ve also worked with the Lincolnshire Showground, Macmillan Cancer Support, Visit Lincoln, LIVES, Relentless Energy Drink and even the University of Lincoln itself.

I also find time to help out students in my own time. I’m part of the university’s mentoring scheme that links students with industry (at LSFM many mentors are working graduates) to offer advice on life after uni course work and business advice. LSFM Mentoring is a really rewarding scheme for both parties and my mentee Emily has got to come on a few jobs with me, which I hope was a real boost for her work experience. I often go for coffee chats with her, and also students from Lincoln College too and have given talks to level 3 students and local camera clubs. 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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Migrants in Europe competition

From Sarah Barrow:

The European Commission has launched the Migrants in Europe Competition with the aim of giving young artists and communicators an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of migrants to European society. The Competition is aimed at students over 18 years old and enrolled in art, journalism, graphic and communication schools in all EU countries and Croatia. Artwork will be judged in three different categories: Posters, Photos, Videos. Prizes of €10,000 are available for the winners in each category, and for the winner of the public vote. Contact sbarrow@lincoln.ac.uk Continue reading

Job at Panasonic EU

From David Sleight and Helen McCarron

Assistant Product Manager, Imaging Marketing.

Assisting with the category management of Imaging products with a specific focus on Lumix G cameras. You will be responsible for creating and delivering an integrated activity plan designed to support the ambitious development of our range of system cameras and other imaging devices.Please send your details to recruitment@panasonic.com or go to http://career.panasonic.eu.

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School News

WWF websiteDan Frodsham created a heritage documentary called ‘The Forty’ which charts the painstaking work of conserving an exquisite Renaissance fresco in Famagusta, Cyprus. The conservation project was filmed last summer by Dan, and post-produced at Lincoln School of Media by students and recent graduates, Warren Hayward, James Martin, Gideon Marriott and Leanne Bacon.

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School News

From Sarah Barrow:

LSM Senior Lecturer Chris Hainstock has been accepted onto the Guild of British Film and Television Editors, and will appear in due course on their list of members.

Well done Chris – fantastic and well deserved recognition of your skills, experience and expertise.

I’m also delighted to announce that, against stiff competition from top class scholars from around the world, Rob Coley impressed a panel of 2 Pro-Vice Chancellors, 1 Dean of Research, 1 Faculty Director of Research and me … and was offered the post. He accepted!

Rob’s post represents a significant and very much appreciated sign of confidence in LSM generally, in our research agenda (aligning theory and practice), and in our imminent REF submission.

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

Photography presentation: Colin Reiners

From Colin:

You are invited to a presentation and critique of work in progress.

“Within the post modern critical landscape, has observational still photography lost its potency or is it just too ambiguous and misunderstood?”

6pm, February 6th, Room MC2131, Brayford campus

Regards, Colin

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LSM 2011 highlights

It’s been quite a year back on the Brayford:

Andrew Elliott organised a conference, Rethinking Epic, at Lincoln in July, with a line-up that included renowned international scholars in film history (Jeffrey Richards, Robert Burgoyne).

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George Horne Update

Last summer, George Horne , who now works as a the Director of Film and Photography at Proof Studios in Leicester, took time out between commercial commisssions to help two student friends in Creative Advertising make a short film.

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