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).

Nigel Morris’s recent publications now include The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema (ed. Lawrence Baron), which contains a slightly adapted version of his chapter on Spielberg’s Munich and “2006: Movies and Crisis” in Corrigan, Timothy (ed.) American Cinema of the 2000s: Themes and Variations (in the series Screen Decades: American Culture/ American Cinema), New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2011. Nigel was also invited to become an Honorary Advisory Board member for FILM AND MEDIA 2011: The Annual London Film and Media Conference. In September, Nigel appeared in Rex Appeal, an investigation into the enduring attraction of dinosaurs in cinema. The programme was praised by The Observer in its pick of the day TV listings for being “intelligent,” “well-made” and “rewarding” as well as for its “distinguished contributors.”

Chris Hainstock has reinvigorated the AVID partnership, with the first event, a masterclass for students, held in Dec 2011. Chris is now heading up liaison work with AVID, developing a reframed partnership model that includes masterclasses, workshops, work experience and discounts.

Richard Vickers and James Field’s interactive documentary project was selected for screening as part of the 15th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA, December 16-18 2011 in Serbia. They travelled to Serbia to present it. They won the Bogdanka Poznanović award for media installation. “The jury unanimously awarded this prize to the work of Richard Vickers and James Field, “24-hours. in Tampere, an interactive documentary” due to its participatory potential. The jury also considered this work to be a 21st century homage to Soviet master Dziga Vertov and his “Man with a movie camera” (1929).”

Dean Lockwood and Rob Coley’s innovative publication Cloud Time, was announced on Zero Book’s website.

Dean Lockwood and Dave McCaig have both contributed essays to Intellect’s Directory of World Cinema:Korea [to be published in July 2012]

Zara Healy’s highlight has been the completion and publication of her book on a little-known aspect of autism, written with 3 other specialists in this field: Understanding Pathological Avoidance Syndrome in Children.

Sarah Barrow secured external funding to host a 2-day symposium on Latin American cinema at Lincoln, inviting scholars from the UK, US and Venezuela. The event will conclude with a screening of City of God at the LPAC as part of the Cinema Paradiso 2 season convened with Professor Brian Winston.

Brian Hall carried out the first interview for his research project on British Cinematographers, with multi-award winning 95 year old Ossie Morris. Between 1949 and when he retired in 1981, Ossie photographed 58 feature films and won an Oscar for the photography on Fiddler on the Roof. Brian completed his PGCE and was also elected to the Executive of NAHEMI, the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image, which represents the centres of excellence for the teaching of film, television, video, animation and digital media. LSM was represented at the Talking Shop (conference) and Eat our Shorts (festival) events by staff and students.

Adam O’Meara organised a symposium What is Rural? at The Collection, which explored the representation of landscape from farming to philosophy. The day, as part of a month-long exhibition of Adam’s photographic work, encouraged thinking around the intersection between art, real places and research and provided an arena for specialists to explore and challenge ideas and approaches to Rurality.

Neil Kendall and Adam Smith secured HEA Fellowship recognition after completing the UoL Professional Standards Framework.

Graham Cooper, Mike Downing, John Hudson and Michelle Walsh all completed their MA Digital Imaging and Photography [and also hosted an exhibition of their work inLondon];

Dylan Roys completed his MA Community Journalism.

Other news:

LSM Student Productions

– Live brief from Lincolnshire’s largest Media Company, Mortons, working on web portal, screen design and social media.

– Video commission completed for the International Office (working with LSM graduates)

– Worked with Carbon Reduction Office/marketing to design logo and ident

– KTP projects with Interflora, NHS and Co-op all leading to additional creative opportunities for students

– iPhone app commission for Chelsea Flower Show

– Media workshops in schools developed for a ‘Making History’ project with Colin McFarlane Productions

RAF Waddington: creative media work culminating in showcase in December.

Institute of Videography – Lincoln achieved Academy membership and has secured registration for 300 students specialising in film-making.

Work Experience schemes were established with the LAFTAS (event management) and Electric Egg (Production Assistant)