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On Sunday 13th July I had the pleasure of filming Limerick’s national day of Commemoration at City Hall. The rain stayed off long enough for representatives of several religious and political backgrounds to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.
The completed DVD was produced for Limerick City and County Council.

Status  —  Posted: July 18, 2014 in Documentary, Editing, Film, live Event
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Ronan Cassidy, Tommy Conlon, Mark Griffin and Simon at the Film Limerick Stand.

Ronan Cassidy, Tommy Conlon, Mark Griffin and Simon at the Film Limerick Stand.

(Taken from http://behindthescenes.ie/index.php/film-limerick/ )

#FILMLIMERICK

Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes are pleased to announce the creation of a unique and exciting scheme, Film Limerick.

The Film Limerick project presents a fantastic opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to get their films made with both funding and industry support. This funding initiative aims to nurture creative filmmaking, and at the same time facilitating the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to Limerick.

Film Limerick is seeking Ireland’s exciting filmmaking talent to produce short films using Limerick as a location. Two successful applicants for the awards receive up to €15,000 in cash towards the production budget for their film. Each production also receives advice and support for making the films. The first screening of the two shorts will take place in Limerick as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014, and the successful filmmakers will be encouraged to submit their films to festivals both in Ireland and abroad. In addition the two shorts will be used as part of Limerick City’s bid for European City of Culture 2020.

At the heart of the Film Limerick project is the aim to shine a spotlight on Limerick as a film destination and to enable Limerick to realise its potential as a film producing hub. This will facilitate the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to use Limerick as a location. It also aims to develop a number of projects that form part of the legacy for Limerick in 2014 during its year as National City of Culture.

Film Limerick is now open for entries and are looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are just starting out or you have been making films for years, this is your chance to shine.

The closing date for applications is: 3pm Monday 1st  September 2014.

For more information please see the website page HERE
St Marys Cathedral, Limerick.

St Marys Cathedral, Limerick.

On June 14th I had the great pleasure of filming the Ordination of the Reverend Edna Wakely to the Priesthood. This event took place at the landmark and historical setting of St Mary’s Cathedral, in Limerick City.

With a large audience in attendance as well as a full choir and parish guests, the ordination was recorded using a 5 camera setup in strategic locations around the cathedral.

The post workflow was a ‘multi-cam edit’ in Avid Media Composer and finally outputted to DVD and digital file for posting.

 

 

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Ronan Cassidy Appointed Project Manager at Film Limerick
19 Jun 2014 : Deirdre Molumby

The Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes, has announced the appointment of Ronan Cassidy to the role of Project Manager-Film Limerick.
This new position has been established to promote and encourage Limerick to realise its potential as a film producing hub. It also aims to develop a number of projects that form part of the legacy for Limerick in 2014 during its year as National City of Culture. Behind the Scenes now replaces the Film Pillar of Limerick City of Culture.

At the heart of the Film Limerick Project is a unique and exciting scheme to produce two short films using Limerick as a location. With a budget of €15,000 each the selected projects will be filmed later this year. This will facilitate the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging film makers to come to Limerick.

Ronan Cassidy commented on his new role, stating: “I am deeply honoured to have been given the opportunity to take up the post of Project Manager -Film Limerick. Having been involved in various roles in the world of the arts, film and television production, I’m thrilled with this opportunity.

“I’m looking forward to working with the staff of the City of Culture and Behind the Scenes. I’m confident, in taking up this position that I will be able to contribute to the promotion of Limerick City, as a film making location and the development of the film industry locally.”

In collaboration with Behind the Scenes, Ronan will now be responsible for encouraging local and national filmmakers to tell their stories through the film scheme; developing an educational and training programme for emerging film makers; and promoting film culture throughout Limerick.

He will also support local film festivals, promote local films in international competition, and positioning Limerick as a location for international audio-visual productions by offering advice on locations, creative resources, as well as with technical assistance and financial incentives.

Simon McGuire, co-founder of Behind the Scenes, commented “We would like to congratulate Ronan on his appointment as Project Manager. Since its inception in 2011, Behind the Scenes has strived to promote film, TV and video production in Limerick and the Mid-West area.

”The Film Limerick Project presents a unique opportunity to cement Limerick as a film making hub of the Mid-West. We look forward to working closely with Ronan, City of Culture and the film makers to establish an enduring legacy for Limerick.”

Welcoming the announcement, Art and Culture Manager Sheila Deegan, said: “On behalf of the Limerick City of Culture I am delighted that someone of the calibre and experience of Ronan Cassidy has agreed to serve as Project Manager for Film Limerick. His challenge will be to oversee the selection and production of two short films. His long term objective will be to bring Limerick as a film location to the attention of Irish directors, writers, actors and producers which in turn will increase the employment potential of the local audio visual sector.”

For further information on this scheme, contact ronancassidy@behindthescenes.ie

Avid-everywhere

Avid recently launched the latest concept for their flagship NLE software; Avid Everywhere.

According to their website:

Avid Everywhere is our strategic vision for helping content creators and media organizations connect with consumers more powerfully, efficiently, collaboratively, and profitably.

The Avid Everywhere vision is guiding our development of the most fluid end-to-end, distributed media production environment in the industry. The Avid MediaCentral Platform, in conjunction with the corresponding Artist SuiteMedia SuiteStorage Suite, and upcoming private and public marketplaces, will together form a comprehensive ecosystem that encompasses everything from media creation to distribution and monetization, addressing every aspect of the new digital media value chain.

There was a webinar streamed with this announcement along with information on the requirements for those who wish to acquire accreditation or upgrade their existing accreditation as a certified User or Instructor.

A full white paper on Avid Everywhere is available HERE.

More soon.

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Hi All

Behind the Scenes will host its monthly meeting on Monday night 26th May at 7pm at Dolans Pub on the Dock Road. All are welcome and its your chance to promote your work or film that is either in progress or needs help.

Cya there,
Simon.

Pete Moles, Declan McLoughlin, Dave Burns, Julian Doyle, Paul Patton, Simon McGuire

Pete Moles, Declan McLoughlin, Dave Burns, Julian Doyle, Paul Patton, Simon McGuire

Photo by: Dermot McNamara.

A great evening was had on Saturday 17th May with Director and Editor Julian Doyle.

“Filmmaker Julian Doyle, best know for his editing work on some of the most beloved and influential films of all time. His credits include Brazil, Time Bandits and The Life of Brian. He’s the one who worked out how to chop the Black Knight’s limbs off. He shot the dream sequences in Brazil. His is the hand that covers the camera at the end of The Holy Grail.” (http://www.limerickroyal.ie/royal-picture-show)

If you missed any of the screenings for the Royal Picture Show then don’t worry it’ll be back in September for its third installment.

S.

 

 

 

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From left: Maeve McGrath, Diarmuid McIntyre, Dave Burns and Simon McGuire

I had the pleasure today to be apart of a select group of film enthusiasts who were interviewed on the passion we all share for the medium of cinema.

Diarmuid McIntyre and Mairead O’Connor of Grey Heroin Media invited us to a special recording at a special venue, The Royal Theatre on Cecil Street, where we discussed the future plans of the Royal as well as the increasing film industry in Limerick.

“Grey Heron Media has begun production planning for two new series which are part of a unique joint commission by Limerick’s Live 95FM & RTE Lyric FM as part of the celebrations for Limerick’s year as Irish National City of Culture.

Grey Heron was commissioned jointly by both broadcasters to create two special series that would each explore the character and culture of Limerick in 2014, but in two very different ways.

These two ambitious series will be produced and broadcast in this year of celebration for Limerick city and county.”

I’ll update on the Broadcast date in due course.
S

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Donald Trump touched down in Shannon today to a large selection of the national and local press and media.
After a brief press conferrence he took time to speak about his future investment plans and love of the country.
Below is a link of the news package I cut for Ballywire Media.

Click HERE. http://youtu.be/plvwq4YihaY