From Jon Rowlands, Programme Co-ordinator in the Department of Media, Art & Design at Lincoln College:I am still trying to plug gaps in the timetable for January and am looking for new hourly lecturers to join us.
Ideally, some experience handling a class or group of people is desirable, even if it’s limited (e.g. taster days) and a good technical knowledge of camera equipment (specifically DSLRs) and editing (ideally Final Cut, but as we know, the editing craft is more important than the make of scissors they use!). After Effects would be a huge plus, as I have a HND ready to get cracking on that after Xmas. Basically any strong, professional candidates who have completed the BA (in Media Production) would be warmly considered.
These hours will be alongside our existing Hourly Part-time Lecturers in the short-term. So please feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss this paid opportunity. Email: JRowlands@lincolncollege.ac.uk
I have been offered a job at London-based technology/IT news website www.V3.co.uk. It’s an absolutely brilliant first job to get, and it’s a highly-regarded news source in the industry, so I’m absolutely thrilled about it. It’s a 9 month maternity contract, but it’s a great step onto the ladder. I’ll be covering IT skills/education, social media and UK tech startups. I’ll also be producing much of the website’s video content. Continue reading →
The BFI Academy Course, run by LSM in conjunction with CfBT Education Services, is offering 16-19 year olds the opportunity to learn about film making from high quality tutors and professionals who work in the industry.
Like the Sound Masterclass, which is being delivered by Grant Bridgeman who works professionally in the film and television industry – both as a location sound recordist and in post production (sound design / dubbing) – and he’s also a part-time lecturer in the LSM. Grant said he has “been recording and manipulating sound since 14, and been passionate about sound and music ever since”.
Grant said: This Saturday’s Sound Masterclass will (in 90 minutes) try to put across the importance of sound in film and TV: how it can transform a scene (both for the good and the bad), render a location shoot worthless, and make you realise that without sound, cinematography is just a series of still photographs. There will be an introduction to equipment, basic techniques and recording levels, followed by a short practical to go record a short piece to camera with dialogue – the results / problems / lessons learnt will be discussed.
The mantra of the day is: “No one walked out of the cinema, whistling the wide shot”. Continue reading →
The University of Lincoln Photographic Society is running a FREE WORKSHOP on making cyanotypes – and all are welcome on the Brayford Pool campus. To find out more about what a cyanotype is and how it can be achieved, take a look here.
Laura Scott from the Photographic Society said: “The workshop will be running in partnership with Young Potential as part of Student Volunteer Week on Friday 15th from 12-2pm in MB1020 and it is open to everybody so bring your friends along. It’ll be nice and relaxed with no previous skill required, just some fun experimenting with photographic processes!”
Here’s an invitation from Dan Derricott. The Library wants to hear student opinion on how it should develop and is looking for a group of 20 committed and knowledgeable students to form its Student Advisory Panel which will meet twice between now and the end of the year – with food & drink provided. There will also be opportunities to get involved in specific projects throughout the year if you have the time, all of which will help The Library to improve and will look great on your CV, and some which may come with a thank you gift for your time! If you are interested in getting involved all you need to do is email with answers to the following two questions:
What one thing would you change about The Library, why and how? (Max 200 words)
What one thing is The Library great at and how should it build on that? (Max 200 words)
We are looking for creative minds, which can help us develop solutions that students will like, so be bold in your answers and push some boundaries!Please send your answers in an email to email@example.com by noon on Monday the 18th February 2013.
This book is a good read if you’re interested in the process involved in the representation of history on television. It is a culmination of an AHRC-funded research project, called ‘Televising History 1995-2010’, by Professor of Cultural Studies Ann Gray and Senior Lecturer Dr Erin Bell.
Erin said their book “considers the representation of the past on television through factual programming.Beginning with the question ‘why does history on TV look the way it does?’, and drawing on interviews with media professionals, historians, archivists and archaeologists, as well as undertaking analysis of a range of factual programming, from Who do you think you are? to Timewatch. Continue reading →
This is Professor Mary Stuart’s book about the history of higher education in the UK. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln used real-life personal experiences from those who were the first people in their family to go to University. Mary said “I have tried to illustrate how higher education can and does transform the life chances of individual people from the humblest of backgrounds.”
First Light is looking for either young filmmakers or teams of young people aged between 18 and 25 to take part in a 4 day residential course to help find funding for their films. You’ll get access to practical workshops, talks and screenings.
It has partnered with the Flatpack Festival and Creative Skillset to run a film financing course in March 2013. First Light said the course “taught by experienced filmmakers will provide all the tools needed to help get film projects off the ground.” Continue reading →