Congrats to our Class of 2014

GraduationDay_UoLCongratulations Class of 2014. Today our graduation ceremony will be at Lincoln Cathedral from 2.30pm. This year’s graduands are already making their mark in the world.  Here is a small snapshot of some of them.   Rachel Hagreen is working at VideoJug; Gemma Benefer has a reporter’s job at KCFM; Natalie Dobson is a Junior Producer at Gems TVSasha Tucker has an internship at Vodafone, which he secured after being part of the student team who won the national 24-hour challenge with its e-cigarette concept; Faye Wood  had an online media internship at the College of Arts, University of Lincoln and said she has now been “hired as the web and multimedia officer” hereSteve Staff is an intern with Knight Hall Agency for a month and will update us here when he’s finished, along with an idea about a script network he’ll be setting up; Luke Werra was chosen for the BBC Talent Pool; Danielle Crooks created the soundtrack for an animation project, Lullaby, which was led by Lucy Clay and Amy Fairclough. It’s been nominated for the Student Competition section at Animasyros 7.0 International Animation Festival and will be screened there in October; Dean Dobbs will make his debut guest presenting on 15 Sept (along with 2013 grad Jack Howard as Jack and Dean) on Radio 1 with Dan and Phil – part of the show’s vloggers take-over on Mondays 9pm-10pm. [Last night’s was ‘TomSka‘, 2011 alumnus Thomas Ridgewell]; Sophy Taylor is working in Ibiza as a photographer, also an executive videographer for IBZ.TV and she’s been accepted at the New York Film Academy to do a postgraduate course; freelancers Andrew West and Emily Cowlishaw (our blogger) have decided to undertake their MA course at LSFM; a short film My conversations with Katie by Matt Dean was given an honourable mention in the Santa Monica Independent Film Festivalstudent team (at Wallbreaker ProductionsAsh Wilks, Luke Winter, Alex Whitcombe and Tom Mckie’s The Last Fisherman film has been selected to be screened next month at the well established 14th International Student Film Festival Pisek 2014.


Tom’s camera work on The Last Fisherman has been shortlisted in the top six films for the Bill Vinten GTC University AwardsHe said: things seem to be going well at the moment and along with graduating, trying to earn enough to pay and all this it’s a bit mad. But it’s great to be nominated for these awards. Continue reading

Ab Fab! RTS Midlands Award for LSM Students’ Film ‘Dead Swan’

RTS2013_Winners_award_actor-Mark-Williams_17.10.13We’re very proud of you. Well done. Congratulations to the team behind the Royal Television Society winner ‘Dead Swan’. Pictured with actor Mark Williams at RTS Midlands awards on 17 Oct 2013.                                                                       A fantastic achievement for the LSM.  Our creative undergraduates won the RTS Midlands Student Award in the Entertainment category. 

group table small‘Dead Swan’ is a comedy fiction by final students, which was made as a second year project – this is a particularly fine achievement because it’s rare that 2nd year student work is nominated by the RTS. The award winning film was made by undergraduates: Thomas McKie, Marc Piper, Aidan Barker-Dean, Alex Whitcombe, Bethany Hoggarth-Hall. The tutor was Senior Lecturer Chris Hainstock.

 3rd Year Aidan: “It was an honour just to be considered for nomination so to have actually won in our category is amazing. We’re still having a little trouble believing it has actually happened!”  See the moment when they won … Continue reading