“Create yourself an online presence! It’s cheap to buy yourself a domain and set yourself up with a personal website/portfolio. If an employer can look in one place for everything about you, your work and your contact details they won’t have to spend time looking at your CV……”
“…apply for absolutely every realistic entry level opportunity that there is out there, because you never know who you will meet and where it will lead to, even if it is as little as making the director a cup of coffee and sweeping the floor.”
Since leaving Uni I have spent time gaining short term experience at different companies around the UK. I worked with companies local to the uni such as Blueprint Films and Darren Scales’ Backyard Productions, both of which were brilliant opportunities and helped me to learn a great deal about the industry.
Emily Wilczek has announced that she and a colleague have their film Byron Ghosts showing in the current Nottingham Castle Open Exhibition, from 29 September to 28 October. The film won the Broadway Artists‘ Film & Video Award 2012, with a £1000 development commission for an artist working in film, video and moving image.
Many congratulations to both Emily and Dave.
“Never one to duck from the limelight Executive Bully Darren Scales received on behalf of Backyard Productions the 2012 North Kesteven Community Champion Award for Contribution to the Arts, for the Sc-Fi production The Drift!
The production was undertaken with volunteers from across the local community as well as undergraduates from the University of Lincoln. Produced and filmed over a period of 6 months, the top floor of the Airmens’ mess at RAF Waddington was transformed from a dining room into a film studio with spaceship sets , camera and wardrobe department. The production was also featured on local ITV news in February 2012.”
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I am still here at Interflora and work has been busy since I took my promotion for the role of Video Producer (from assistant) back in January. Focusing the brand video slightly more on editorial content (e.g. short documentaries about British grown flowers, wedding competitions and flower school) to managing, shooting, capturing the entire video element for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 – Probably the most stressful but extremely fun challenge I’ve had so far.
After finishing my degree in May 2010 I went about applying for a few media jobs that I saw on the opportunities at Lincoln website. After a couple of interviews and rejections I decided making money was the most important thing for me to do. Continue reading
We have started a community TV channel, but with a difference. When the government decided not to award Lincolnshire a channel on Freeview, our thoughts turned to IPTV. Then we thought, why just IPTV – apart from ecommerce, websites are a bit old hat, so we went for a full social media presence.
Tom Ridgewell, AKA Tom Ska, has told us about this event planned for April 28th on campus. Imagine:
“Hundreds of happy-go-lucky potential students walking around the university of Lincoln all day, filming every second of it and distributing it to thousands more potential students each.”
The organising team could do with more help, particularly from Lincoln-based people.
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