Lincoln School of Film & Media | Graduation 11th September 2018

LSFMgraduation-interior-aerial_RWCongratulations to our students on completing your studies at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media and thank you for placing our Uni 8th, out of 127 UK institutions, in the latest National Student Survey. LSFM’s Graduation ceremony will be at Lincoln Cathedral on Tuesday 11th September at 2.30pm. Doors into the Cathedral will open at 1.30pm.

The Uni said: On arrival, please go to the marquees in the grounds of Lincoln Castle to collect your tickets (graduand and guest) from the Ticketing Desk and your gown from the gowning marquee. There will also be an opportunity for photographs to be taken before the ceremony begins. All guests and graduands MUST be seated by 14:00. 

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Lincoln Games Research Network | Symposium 23.05.18

DrPaoloRuffinoUni of Lincoln School of Film & Media Lecturer Dr Paolo Ruffino said: the Lincoln Games Research Network is hosting a symposium on Wednesday 23rd May on-campus at Brayford Pool campus. 

Colleagues, current and former students are welcome. For the morning session, participation is free but places are limited. If you would like to join please send me an email at  pruffino@lincoln.ac.ukThe afternoon session is open (to students, graduates and staff), and does not require registrations. We hope to see you at the event!

MORNING SESSION 10:00-14:00 at IntLab (INB1103): Guest Talk by Dr Mina Vasalou (UCL Knowledge Lab) “A Critical Examination of Feedback in Early Reading Games”. Continue reading

Mary Stuart, Uni Lincoln VC | The Guardian Inspiring Leader Award

VC Prof Mary StuartCongratulations to our Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart who has been awarded The Guardian Inspiring Leader 2018 Award. The University of Lincoln said: This high profile award recognises inspirational leadership within the UK higher education sector and celebrates institutions and leaders who have had a far-reaching impact on higher education, who have encouraged innovation and demonstrated visionary thinking. The winner was decided by a public voteThis award celebrates Mary’s emphasis on staff and students working together to make the University ‘one community’.

In her speech last night, Mary said: “This is an award which recognises all the staff and students at Lincoln. Our University goes from strength to strength because it is home to extraordinary people who are truly passionate about higher education and research and who fundamentally believe that an exceptional student experience should be at the heart of any university. It is also a recognition of our city which provides a welcoming and supportive home to our student population. I am delighted to see Lincoln recognised in this way.” Continue reading

Emma Bridgewood, Class of 2016 | Top 10 Tips on Getting TV Work

Emma: TV Runner/Researcher

Emma: TV Runner/Researcher

As a graduate now working in the television industry, I thought I would share with you my ten tips about what it’s like to work in TV land! Whether you’re a prospective Runner, just generally interested in TV, or if you’re just procrastinating about writing an essay, hopefully this will be of some interest to you! Obviously if you have any more specific questions, feel free to give me a tweet or facebook message, I’d be happy to help.

1. It’s okay if you don’t know what you want to do! When you leave university, there’s a lot of pressure for you to suddenly ‘know’ what you want to do with the rest of your life, but you don’t need to know right away! When you work in TV, most people start off as a Runner, working on programmes in all kinds of genres. This is a sort of ‘try before you buy’ stage, you can see what genre(s) of shows you enjoy working on, and hopefully you can specialise into that as you progress. That also includes trying out different roles, and you can decide whether to go down an Editorial (PD / Researcher), Technical (Camera / Sound) or Production (Production Manager / Prod Coordinator / Prod Sec) route.

 2. There isn’t a set way to get into TV.  From talking to people who work in the industry, it is clear there are many different ways to get into TV. Some people are lucky enough to know someone, a few stumble into it from other industries, and others (like me) have worked hard to get where they are! Continue reading

Student Opportunities | Creative Careers Festival, 5-7 Feb 2018

CreativeCareersFest-poster-Feb2018University of Lincoln’s Creative Careers Festival 2018 from the 5th to 7th February has a range of student opportunities, and some events for recent grads, from selling Art online to creating colourful CVs and from graduate schemes to careers in digital media. Run by Careers and Employability in partnership with the College of Arts (CoA) the fest will offer events to the 6 Schools within the CoA, so LSFM students take a look at the sessions and book NOW! Here are some events:

  • Trip to the Royal Television Society TV Careers Fair
  • Freelance Media Creatives Panel
  • Publishing and Getting Published
  • Design Applications with England Golf
  • Making Online Portfolios
  • Talent Works – Careers in Creative Advertising and Media
  • How do I build a career in the entertainment industry?

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Dave Clancy, Class of 2007 | My Career Update

DaveClancy-2007GradI 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.

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LSFM Shows | 26 May-9 June: Ruddocks; New Theatre Royal; & Odeon

Lincoln School of Film & Media takes over the City from Friday 26th May until 9th June! FREE shows for everyone to enjoy are part of the Lincoln Festival of Creativity (FOC). Engage. Explore. Imagine.

See shows of final year students in Contemporary Lens Media (CLM) / Photography at Ruddocks of Lincoln; Media & Audio Production, Film and TV at New Theatre Royal; Animation in the Odeon Lincoln Wharf and on-campus at Brayford Pool. Continue reading

Prof Dave Boothroyd | Exhibition: Sharing Extreme Circumstances

An exhibition exploring the online relationships and behaviour of people affected by extreme circumstances was on display, last month, at Lincoln Drill Hall.  A series of portrait photographs, by artist Anton Want, and thought-provoking statements formed part of a wider collaborative research project, called A Shared Space & A Space for Sharing.

Dave Boothroyd, Professor of Media and Culture at LSFM is pictured and he leads the research about online illicit drug use. University of Lincoln PR officer Laura Jones covered the story: The project explores what information people choose to share online when they find themselves in difficult and dangerous circumstances, such as natural disasters, life-threatening illness and illicit drug use. It considers what this teaches us about how trust and empathy are established and maintained in online relationships, and how sharing, trust and empathy work in the offline world. The project is being carried out by the University of Lincoln in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, University of Edinburgh, University of Warwick, University of Nottingham and King’s College London. Continue reading

4-week Festival of Creativity, Lincoln | 12 May – 9 June 2017

FestofCreativity-2017-LOGOLincoln is hosting its first, FREE, Festival of Creativity (FOC), organised by the University of Lincoln’s College of Arts. The four-week fest (12th May-9th June) is to showcase and celebrate the emerging creative talent in the city – bringing together a wide range of disciplines through a series of exhibitions, talks and performances for everyone to ‘engage, explore, imagine’. The festival hosts a number of signature events, with advice from leading creative industry experts exploring the wider debate about the importance of the arts in contemporary society.

Final year students from across the College of Arts will celebrate the culmination of three years of study, sharing their work in respective Degree Shows in venues across the city, from art exhibitions and fashion shows to interactive displays and theatrical performances. See the FOC Lincoln School of Film & Media site. LSFM Interim Head Richard Vickers said: We believe graduates should be skilled in communication, be instinctively collaborative, entrepreneurial and inherently interdisciplinary in their approach Our students learn through projects that have social and cultural capital, exploring creative approaches to challenges and applying design thinking as a process for developing solutions.   LSFM showcase 29th May 11am-7pm at New Theatre Royal, Lincoln LN2 1JJ | Follow @LSFMshow 

FOC Website |  FOC Twitter @FestCreativity | FOC Instagram @festivalofcreativity 

Indie-Lincs 2017 | International Film Fest 16th-18th March, LPAC

Indie-Lincs is an International film festival that champions low and micro budget films and their filmmakers. The event’s organiser, lecturer at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media (LSFM) and award winning filmmaker is Dr Mikey Murray: Our festival programme is brought to Lincoln through the hard work of student co-ordinators, who’re on the Film and TV course at LSFM: Becca Booty, Tom Durrans, Lucy Hansard, Ali Mendzil, Ben Reynolds & Tom Woodcock. Indie-Lincs aim is to help the best independent filmmakers from around the world showcase their original work and network successfully with their audience, other filmmakers and the indie filmmaking community. Screening of over 40 shorts and features at University of Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC).

Deputy Head of the College of Arts Dr Sarah Barrow: We very much hope that you can make it along to some of the Festival. There will be several filmmakers visiting Lincoln for the event and some wonderful international film content over the two days Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March in LPAC. On Thursday 16th March there’ll be a Special Opening event – with film, guests and live music – in the Stephen Langton Building Cinema, 7pm-9pm. If you would like to attend the Opening event, please email Mikey: mmurray@lincoln.ac.uk  Continue reading