Jack Shelbourn - Programme Leader
Jack Shelbourn is a Director of Photography and Senior Lecturer. He has experience shooting feature films, short films, and commercial productions across the UK and Europe. He was selected and screened at the British Society of Cinematographers: Emerging Cinematographers Night, 2016. With the short film Gracie (2015). He brings his passion for both film and television to his leadership of the course, Both in consumption and the creation of the art forms. His research at the University is focused on emerging and future film/media technology, the media and film industry and utilizing technology to innovate how the art of cinematography is taught.Academic Staff List
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Students in the Lincoln School of Film and Media are based in the University’s Alfred Tennyson Building, giving them access to industry-standard production facilities. These include television studios, video editing suites, a writers’ room, and a 20-seat 4K screening room.
Students on the course benefit from a cinema-style viewing environment with a high resolution 4k projector in the Stephen Langton Building. They currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software via our media and design labs. They can access the Media Archive for Central England (MACE), a specialist regional public film archive based on campus. View our facilities.
The Lincoln School of Film and Media runs exchange programmes with partner institutions in the USA, Canada, and Europe. These give students the opportunity to experience and learn about other cultures. Those who choose to do this are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
This degree is taught by a vibrant community of Film and Television Studies academics of established and emerging international recognition affiliated with one or more of the School's research groups. These include Dr Gabor Gergely whose research interests include eastern European cinema; Dr Clare Watson, Director of the Media Archive for Central England; Diane Charlesworth whose specialisms include Children’s Film and TV; Ewen Glass, a practising scriptwriter; and Jack Shelbourn who has expertise in cinematography.
Film and media academics conduct internationally recognised research in a variety of topics, including star studies, exploitation cinema, national cinemas and heritage film. The School hosts the Entangled Media and the Extra Sonic Practices research groups and the pioneering Collaboration Laboratory Research Network Co_LAB, which brings together people from different fields, disciplines and contexts to develop new approaches to collaborative teaching and learning through the use of networked digital tools and the transferral of knowledge, skills and pedagogies.
Many academic staff in the School are current media practitioners who are engaged with professional bodies, such as the Royal Television Society; the British Society of Cinematographers; and the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies; ensuring that course content is informed by the latest industry developments.
Students on this course also have the opportunity to hear from visiting guest speakers from many parts of the Film and TV industries.
"The course offers a variety of specialised theory modules, while providing unique opportunities through the on-campus archive, MACE. It is a film studies course like few others."Luke Compton, BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies graduate.
Our graduates may go on to employment in exhibition and curation, media journalism, marketing and PR, media management, and a variety of production-related roles in film, TV, and the creative industries. They may also go into teaching or academic careers via postgraduate study.
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an introduction to the innovative world of animation and visual effects through moving image, digital visualisation, and contemporary narrative.
Explore the fundamentals of film-making from narrative right through to post-production, developing the next generation of innovative filmmakers.
Focus on the creative foundations and technical skills needed to thrive as a professional in a rapidly changing media landscape.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
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