Team Achievement Research Award for ‘Midlands on Film’ (LSM/MACE)

Congratulations to the LSM team for being highly commended in the category of ‘Achievement in Research’ for its ‘Midlands on Film’ series. It was a collaborative research project between the Lincoln School of Media (LSM) and the Media Archive for Central England (MACE).

Midlands on Film DVD CollectionThe University of Lincoln 2013 Team Achievement Awards gave top research recognition to those involved in the collection of nine DVDs – each captured the history of a city or place in the Midlands. Continue reading

Goodbye to Mike Mason

Mike MasonA very fond farewell from LSM’s staff and students to Mike Mason, Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Media Production, who has retired from the University of Lincoln. Mike moved into teaching after his artistic participation in the cultural sector in the UK and mainland Europe that encompassed mainstream and alternative media.

Mike’s message: I wish you all a great future in the full knowledge that the School of Media will continue to be the very best place to achieve what our students aspire to. I came to University as an undergraduate student in 1990 with the ambition to get a reasonable degree and hopefully move into teaching – I have succeeded in both those ambitions and much, much more. It is the ‘much more’ that means I will be leaving these hallowed halls a very happy chap indeed.” Continue reading

Steve Young, BA and MA Graduate

Freelance Video Producer

Freelance Video Producer

I graduated in 2010 with a BA (Hons) Media Production degree but didn’t feel like I was quite ready to start looking for work just yet. I wanted to learn more skills and create a bigger body of work. With this in mind I decided to carry on my education with an MA Media Production degree. Before the BA I hadn’t had any previous experience in filmmaking and so those first three years had some steep learning curves.

While at the time of completing the degree I felt I had learnt a tremendous amount, I wanted another year to hone my skills, to use this knowledge to create my own pieces of work. The resources and equipment, guidance from experienced practitioners, and a year to create four pieces of original independent work all made the decision an easy one. Looking back I know this was a good decision. Continue reading

Midlands on Film DVD Series on ITV this week

From Emma Morley at Media Archive of Central England (MACE):

Andy Bevan, a reporter on Central Tonight at 6pm will be doing three reports on the Midlands on Film DVD Series this week – starting today (ITV Central Region):

Tues 26 March, Central Tonight, 6pm: Regenerating Birmingham

Wed 27 March, Central Tonight, 6pm: Rebuilding Coventry

Thur 28 March, Central Tonight, 6pm: Made in Leicester

Midlands on Film was a collaborative project between LSM and MACE.  The DVDs are all on special offer and you can find out about the nine titles in the series here at MACE.

150 cine film reels

Films spanning 150 years of Lincolnshire’s engineering history have been preserved for posterity. The Ruston Hornsby (Siemens) Archive contains nationally significant material revealing the central role played by Lincolnshire companies in England’s industrial heyday during the 19th and 20th centuries. Around 150 cine film reels, mainly 16mm and 35mm film, including footage showing the development of the caterpillar tracks used on the world’s first battlefield tanks during World War I, have been moved to the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) based at the University of Lincoln. Continue reading

International recognition for Lincoln filmmaker

A leading filmmaker from the University of Lincoln has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award in recognition of his pioneering work to document the on-screen heritage of the Midlands. Andy McKay, Principal Lecturer in Media Production at the Lincoln School of Media, researched and produced Nottingham on Film 1920 -1980 as part of the Midlands on Film series. The DVD has now been named as a finalist in the category for ‘Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release’ at the FOCAL International Awards 2013. Continue reading

‘Midlands on Film’ by LSM and MACE

Midlands on Film DVD Collection It has been a fantastic experience to be part of a collaborative project between the LSM and MACE (Media Archive for Central England) because I could do what I love best and produce creative content. My industry passion is producing programmes on whatever platform, and this project was to promote the archives held at MACE into a DVD series. There are nine DVDs and each is based on a city in the Midlands.  As part of the LSM teaching team, I had multicultural Leicester which can be traced back almost 2,000 years – thankfully the archives only dated back to the 1920s! Continue reading

Mace moves in

The Media Archive for Central England is in the throes of relocating to the MHT building on Brayford Campus.

MACE Development Manager Emma Morley reports “We’ve had a very productive day moving crates, files, DVDs, books and boxes into our brand new facilities in the MHT Building of the University of Lincoln.”

Visit the MaceLive Blog for Emma’s latest news, and the full story is here.

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University of Lincoln to host film archive

From Dean of the MHT Faculty, David Sleight:

The Executive Board of the university yesterday gave approval for the Media Archive for Central England to relocate to the University campus from July 2011.


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