Radio Legend Trevor Dann is at LSM

Trevor DannVisiting Professor Trevor Dann is at the Lincoln School of Media today. He’ll be on campus over the next couple of days and said, modestly, there’ll be “lots of radio folks who know more than I do!” Trevor will be “leading talks, workshops, debates and offering tons of practical advice” said Head of LSM Sarah Barrow: “If you see him around campus, go and have a chat! Tell him you’re part of LSM and he’ll be interested to hear about your projects and plans.”

Good opportunity to meet a radio legend – er, Trevor’s also a Notts County supporter!

Alex Graham on Commissioning: 14 October 2013 from 2pm in EMMTEC

How to get your ideas commissioned?  Well, join us on Monday to hear from our Visiting Professor who has been in the indie television production sector for almost thirty years. He’s been creating and executive producing many programmes from ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ to ‘New Tricks’.

Alex Graham profileAlex Graham is the founder and CEO of Wall to Wall. He’s a real supporter of our graduates & students, and has advice to offer across the production spectrum. Alex will be sharing his experience and offering top tips on how to get your voice heard and your material sounding and looking at its best.  It’s free, all welcome! 14th October in EMMTEC from 2pm to 6pm:

  • 2.00-3.15: Ten Rules of Pitching – with examples from Alex’s projects
  • 3.30-5.00: Creativity and Funding – with case studies
  • 5.00-6.00: Chance to chat to Alex (EMMTEC foyer)

Michael Henry’s crowdfunding for his next film

From 2009 LSM graduate Michael Henry, indie filmmaker and founder of Quandary Productions:  Please spread the word about crowdfunding for our next feature. ‘TIME AND PLACE’? will be a low-budget epic in which one man has to come to terms with the consequences of his actions, knowing that some day all that surrounds him will cease to exist. Time collapses, things lose their meaning, and moral boundaries seem absurd. Here’s the trailer. 

From Third Years to Freshers – Our Advice

Rachel HagreenHello! I’m Rachel Hagreen, a third year Media Production student. This is my first official post as a LSM student blogger, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to hand out a few pieces of advice for first year students studying Media Production or Film and TV, although the advice will almost certainly be useful for any student!

Two years ago if somebody had offered me advice I wouldn’t have bothered reading it because if we’re being totally honest all we care about this week is being a fresher and we tend to put our courses to the back of our mind at least for the first week but here’s my first piece of advice: read this list of advice from fellow third year students and try and take it all in!

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Student Feature Film ‘What Goes Up’ in the making

Matthew Gambell and Production Team__What Goes Up filmThis summer LSM students, like Director Matthew Gambell and the dedicated production team from writers to producers, have been busy fundraising, scripting and shooting an independent feature film called ‘What Goes Up’.  It’s a “rom-com with a sci-fi twist”, which is currently in post-production.

Matt said: We’re hoping to get the film finished by January so that we can start circulating the festivals before releasing it later in the year, we’re also hoping to have a few screenings within Lincoln before release. Continue reading

Graham interprets Phillip Pullman

LSM Senior Lecturer Graham Cooper has completed a commission to produce a series of digital paintings and animations for a new theatre production of of His Dark Materials, based on the novels by Phillip Pullman.

Specialising in Digital Media, Graham was commissioned by the Royal & Derngate Youth Theatre in Northampton to produce a selection of art works for the adaptation. Continue reading

Alec Albury, Class of 2012

Alec AlburyWe all know finding work after University is or will be tough. I’m not someone that actually felt that panic at first, as I was very lucky.  You may hate to read this, but I owe it all to the Research and Development module. Through this I and two other friends decided to look into writing a case study on Envy Post Production.

We found something we all had in common in media interests and that was post production so we put our heads together and went for it. Envy were and still are a big company so it was hard at first, but after a few emails and couple of calls we had secured a date to take a tour and have an interview (all for our case study of course). A week later we received emails inviting us to come down to do a week’s work experience and during that week we all secured jobs as runners. That is what I did for the next year. Running is of course a bit of a pain. Long hours, degrading jobs and it’s just generally difficult to maintain a smile on your face. Continue reading

Sheffield Doc/Fest from volunteer to internship

Sheffield doc-fest logo_v2My technique lately seems to be to apply for jobs no matter how unqualified I think I might be and if I’m successful, worry about it the night before I start work. I hate myself for this technique sometimes but it always pays off in the end!  I first came across Sheffield Doc/Fest through a friend and as soon as I read into the festival, I knew I wanted to be involved.  I’m Rachel Hagreen a second year student at the Lincoln School of Media.  I’ve always either had my head in fiction as part of the course or freelancing to earn a bit of brass, so I figured I should open the door to documentary production too.

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BFI Academy: ‘The Delivery’ and ‘Behind the Scenes’

This short film was made by students attending the East Midlands British Film Institute (BFI) Academy sessions, held earlier this year at the University of Lincoln, with help from craft mentors at the Lincoln School of Media (LSM) – staff, students and graduates. The course was jointly co-ordinated by Robert Pitman (CfBT Education Services) and Brian Hall (LSM).

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Rachel Hagreen’s Summer Internship

Well done to Rachel Hagreen, LSM’s second year student, who has a three-month summer internship with the Sheffield Doc/Fest organisers. The international film festival is renowned for bringing together media professionals and celebrates the art and craft of documentary making.

Rachel HagreenRachel said “my first intern shift is today, on the hottest day of the year.  Everyone is lovely here and very laid back.  I’ve been responding to lots of emails, making tea and editing the doc/fest website so far!”  She’s been thinking of starting a blog, but in the meantime she’ll post something here soon.  Rachel’s also been working on producing some shorts about Meet the Graduates 2013 and I caught her in action at the School of Media’s networking event.

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