Darren Scales, LSFM Lecturer | Short Opens TFL Fest, Cannes 18

Congrats Daz. University of Lincoln School of Film & Media lecturer and filmmaker Darren Scales, who is also our Industry Mentor, has posted about his award winning sci-fi short: “I’m proud to announce that DARKWAVE: Edge of the Storm is the opening film at the TFL festival in CANNES!” TFL is That Film Life | Cannes 71st Festival 9th to 18th May 2018

Meet the Graduates | Snapshots

Meet_the_Graduates_150wMeet the Graduates lived up to its name as our former and current students got together for the Graduate Question Time and Networking on-campus. Thanks to everyone for making it a memorable alumni event. There are more posts to come and clips from a student crew via New Media Lincs. These images are from LSFM mentee and third year media production student Rory McCarney. #MtGLincoln

Kickstart Bing’s ‘Progress’ a collaborative electronica album NOW

LSM’s 2011 graduate and creative Christopher Bingham, known filmmaker and YouTuber [Slomozovo], has a Kickstarter campaign. Just days are left to back Bing!  “I find myself making music late into the night. It’s addictive, as such a big music lover, to be in control of my own soundscape.

JackShaw-Bing double_kickstarter2014Kickstarter’s been taking advance orders for a collaborative album I’m making this year under my musical moniker High Five Spaceship.  On the 10-track folk-inspired album will be celebrated musicians including Corinna Crabtree, Will Dixon, Tofu Stravinsky, my sister Jenny and father Steve Bingham, and Lincoln favourites Elliott Morris and Jack Shaw. It’s an interesting time to be using crowdfunding, which is something I research a lot for my teaching. I’m essentially using it as a glorified pre-order system, but the simple fact that I chose the KS platform lends a PR value which is undeniable. Also, in terms of production/distro, I’m trying something I find interesting. The release packages are digital, physical and ‘license’, which comes with a PDF document granting the buyer written permission for commercial use of all tracks on the album in video uploaded online. It’s something I, as a video maker, wish more indie artists did. Continue reading

Jack Shaw’s Chronicles of a Songwriter – out now!

Jack has just self-published his first in a series of books about songwriting.

Lyriconnect London 1 is a collection of Lyrics, Poetry and Verse written in London between 2011 and 2012. Jack says this is the start of a “series of books chronicling my story as a songwriter. From the London riots to the daily grind of supporting a passion, this is a snapshot at the first year of living in London.”

You can find out more here.