Royal Television Society Midlands | LSFM Student Nominations

RTS_logo_150wHead of Lincoln School of Film & Media (LSFM) Dr Sarah Barrow: Great news – we have 2 nominations for the Midlands Royal TV Society awards this year in the student category. Every year for the past 12 (roughly!) we’ve been nominated and most years we’ve won at least one award; one year we also clinched a national award. The team of graduates who made these 2 films are also those who went to China this summer.  

The student team were Thomas MckieAshley Wilks, Luke Winter and Alexander Whitcombe (and at the time the four were Wallbreaker Productions) who have been nominated for the 2014 Royal Television Society (Midlands) Student Awards. Their films are in the student categories: ‘Comedy & Entertainment’ for Facebook Anonymous and in ‘Drama’ for The Last Fisherman – in the latter, location sound and mixing was by visiting US student Rob Paulson.

NEWS UPDATE 30 Oct:  Facebook Anonymous did win an RTS regional award. Yay!  The satricial film will be put forward for the national RTS Award nominations (held next Spring in London). Here’s a clip of the students at the RTS regional awards:

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Short ‘Sir Joseph Banks – Endeavour’ with David Attenborough

David-Attenborough_RedDogFilmPhil Stevens, LSM’s 2010 graduate and one of our media mentors, is a film director & co-runs Red Dog Film with another LSM 2010 alumnus Sam Wardhan.  Red Dog Film said “we were lucky enough to be able to record a short interview with Sir David Attenborough when he came to Lincoln to open the Sir Joseph Banks exhibition at The Collection on 14th February. The interview will form part of the interactive website & film that the company is making with StrikeMedia, funded in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund.” The short called ‘Sir Joseph Banks – Endeavour’ had LSM graduates, students and staff (see credits below) working on it. The film’s about the life and legacy of the British botanist, explorer, naturalist and High Sheriff of Lincolnshire who has been hailed as ‘one of the great men of his age’. According to the Natural History Museum, Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was long-time President of The Royal Society who “steered the course of British science for the first part of the 19th century”.  In honour of Banks, the University of Lincoln will be re-naming a building, as part of its Science and Innovation park development, the ‘Joseph Banks Laboratories‘. The filmmakers describe their short doco as a ‘unique insight into the journey of one of science’s greatest unsung heroes’. 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