On Tuesday the 11th September 2018 I concluded my 3 years as a student of LSFM, Lincoln School of Film and Media. Graduation is something we aim to achieve, but it isn’t until the day arrives that you are filled in a concoction of sadness that your undergraduate journey has ended, and pride at everything you have achieved in your time at Uni. The day involves seeing all your friends and family whilst sharing in each other’s happiness, taking thousands of photos so you can remember the day, seeing your lecturers and having them congratulate you on your achievements.
The ceremonies involve a lot of clapping! But all in all, the day revolves around pride. Pride in your own accomplishments, feeling the pride from your friends and family, pride in your school and pride within yourself. Tell people what you have been up to since leaving because they are genuinely interested and want the best for you. It doesn’t matter whether you got a job in the industry straight off the bat, or if you are taking some time out to think about what you really want to do, everyone will be proud of you.
A few months ago, I started a job at ENVY post productions as a runner. I have already learnt so much in my time there including training in media logistics, editing and other useful skills. I’ve met some people I’ve greatly admired through seeing them on our screens, some people I aspire to be like within my work ethic and manner and I’ve met some genuine friends that I know I’ll stay in contact with. I’ve seen television shows such as Naked attraction, Gogglebox and Supervet go through many stages of development. This has given me an insight into how the shows we watch are made and will influence what I will do next within post production. My job at ENVY is something I could talk to my fellow graduates about and feel like they were happy for me which is what this celebration is all about!
Graduation may be the end of the best 3 years of education at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media I could have ever hoped for, but it’s also the start of the rest of our lives and if that isn’t something to be excited about, I don’t know what is. To the class of 2018, I can’t wait to see what we all do next!