Congrats Imogen Hayes, LSFM 3rd Year | Runner Job after Uni

As a third year, the daunting acknowledgment that Uni (of Lincoln) is over soon and I will need to fit into reality hits hard. I am fortunately one of those people who likes to get stuff done early so my period of stress and panic hits way before deadline day – this is something I’ve always done in all aspects of my life including career prospects. I did my first piece of work experience in the Media Industry at 18, working as a runner for a week at CrowTV Post Production. This mainly consisted of making teas and coffees and the occasional cocktail (cocktail Fridays is a theme I’ve seen in more than one Post Production house). After that, I started Uni (Media Production course) and felt studies were more important. Around the end of my first semester of the second year, I looked at my CV and thought I needed more work experience.

If there is one thing I’ve learnt from seeing my siblings go through University and then try to get a job is that experience is everything. When I say everything, I do mean everything! It is all well and good having great grades but you need to prove you can do the job required of you outside a university setting, whether that be through work experience jobs or an amazing portfolio full of ventures you took not because they were set by a lecturer but because you wanted to. I simply googled ‘media work experience in London’ and the first thing to come up was ENVY Academy. ENVY is a massive Post Production house in Central London with projects like Top Gear, Pointless, The Voice UK and Gogglebox among many other shows they edit. I applied for a week’s worth of work experience in the oncoming summer and they said yes! Continue reading

LSM Alumni Update from Aleysha Minns, Class of 2013

Aleysha Minns_Graduation_cropped_2013Finishing university is such a daunting and scary prospect and it really is quite a shock to your life. I spent the lectures in my third year listening to the many wonderful graduates that came in to talk to us about life after university and I would always walk away thinking how did they do it and how would I be able to do that? I honestly did not think it was possible for me to do until I worked out the thing in common with everyone that came in; they all made their own luck and opportunities.

After the final hand in and a much needed rest, all I could see was the blank few months leading up to graduation in September and the countdown to moving back home to Hull. I started to feel a little lost so spent a lot of time updating my CV and applying for any job that I saw. It seemed like months of hard work, applications and the odd interview here and there had not paid off until late July.  Continue reading

Job at Red Bee Media

From Tim Nicholls:

I have enjoyed reading the alumni blog (I am not an LSM graduate but I did take some LSM modules as part of my course at the School of Computing). A runner position has just arisen at my company, Red Bee Media, that would probably suit recent School of Media graduates. It’s a runner’s job in the post production department that provides all manner of services for Channel 4. It should be a good ‘foot in the door’ here at Red Bee Media. We are industry leaders in a number of broadcast, video on demand and creative services. Its also a good opportunity to gain experience at Channel 4. The deadline is rather tight (17th March), and details are here:

Jordan Livermore Update

Bear with me if your reading this; the last time I posted on here was ages ago –  I had just left LSM and was training to be a 3D camera assistant, but it’s funny how things can change… Continue reading