After a 3 year gap, the student produced Word On The Street Programme returns in December.

A news programme featuring the stories on events that happen on campus in TUS, this self-directed project allows students to research and produce multiple stories, learning on location skills in interviewing, filming and editing.

The production of the first episode is underway and will feature: the first TUS Open Day, the Open Casting call for the Creative Broadcast & Film Production students as well as other stories from LSAD and TUS Campuses.

This is part of the in-house production unit, Film CEL, (Film Craftsmanship Excellence and Learning)

Film Post Production Editor / Lecturer Simon McGuire at the 2019 LSAD open day demonstrating trailer editing.

Our TUS campus open days are an ideal opportunity for you, your friends and family to join us on campus and find out first-hand what it is really like to be a student at TUS and if you are thinking about a career in the Film, Broadcast or Music Industries then why not check out the LSAD Open Day on November 27th from 10 – 2pm on the Moylish Campus.

There will be representatives from the academic staff as well as current students to chat to you about our programmes:

Creative Broadcast & Film Production

Music Technology & Production

For more info and registering for this event check out HERE or click on the photo above.

The Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme at LSAD, TUS are delighted to announce details of their next open casting call. 
If you are interested in taking part in short film productions and voice over work check out their Eventbrite site to secure your place and receive details of script preparation and time allocation. 
They will be recognising full Covid compliance during the session so it will be a fun and safe event. Check out the link above or click on the image below, to book your place.

Simon giving a production planning workshop at Castletroy College, Limerick. Photo: Joe Shortt.

Taking play at Castletroy College on November 5 was the first of a series of workshops for Students wishing to study film making for transition year and beyond.

With an audience made up of TY and 5th year students, as well as some teaching staff, LSAD/ TUS lecturer, Simon McGuire spoke of his experience in taking a simple short film idea and realising through practical and theoretical planning to get it to screen.

Students began with a pitching session of their film ideas where they democratically choose their favourite script to make over the coming months. Their mission to enter the completed film to the Fresh Film Festival in 2022. Not an easy challenge for a student group who haven’t attempted this before, but their enthusiasm certainly showed throughout the workshop.

Simon’s goal was to take the chosen idea and brain storm with the students through practical demonstration and discussions, to help inspire them to realise the narrative and processes needed to bring the film to life.

Camera composition, as well as directing techniques were imparted to students as well as what to look out for when selecting locations and positioning actors in a scene.

The Castletroy Students will now move onto the scripting process as well as completing the preproduction planning before filming begins.

As production nears its end, Simon will return once again to give the students a workshop on post production for short film, where students will learn multiple editing processes for content and narrative creation.

More on this story soon.

Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads

Released on October 30th, will be the brand new online programme, Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads.

Produced by Short Comedy Theatre Company and Funded by Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Pat Shortt has collaborated with Joe Rooney and The Dublin Comedy Improv Club to create an evening of comedy sketches and general madness.

Filming took place in the Moat Theatre, Naas as well as Limerick School of Art & Design, TUS, Limerick with Simon managing both the camera and editing departments.

Tickets for this special programme can be purchased from www.PatShortt.com

Faye & Pat Shortt discussing the edit with Simon recently.
Finishing touches to Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads.

With over 14,000 students on six campuses in Ireland’s Midwest and Midlands, TUS is Ireland’s newest and most unique Technological University. Through applied learning and fresh thinking, our focus is on meeting the evolving needs of society and industry, within our region and beyond.

The Creative Technologies Programmes, Creative Broadcast & Film Production, and Music Technology & Production, are looking forward to working with our new setup at the Moylish Campus. As part of the Department of Digital Arts & Media at Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) we offer creative opportunities to new students who are think of taking on the industries of Film, Television, Music and other creative areas.

For more information on the programmes at TUS check out the link below as well as the Open Days coming soon in Oct/Nov 2021:

Creative Broadcast & Film Production

Music Technology & Production

TUS Open Days

Returning once again is a very popular film festival on the Irish circuit. The OFFline Film Festival, taking place from Oct 13th to 17th, in Birr, Co.Offaly, will feature; a shorts competition, the Made in the Midlands Night, Educational Screenings and much much more.

Download the full Programme below:

For further info check out their website HERE

Free Online Event.

Irish Screen Editors (ISE) will be hosting a webinar on the roles and responsibilities of assistant editors, particularly in the fields of high end TV drama and feature films. The webinar will consist of a panel of highly experienced assistant editors as well as an editor who made the transition from assistant editor in recent years and this panel will discuss the typical workflows for TV drama and film, the importance of the assistant editor in the post production pipeline and the skills and knowledge required for the job. Being an assistant editor is an extremely important, if somewhat undervalued, part of the post production process and ISE intends,through this webinar, to highlight the role and demonstrate its value.

This webinar will be ideal for students who are considering a career in post production. It will be held on Saturday the 11th of September at 15:00, The link to show your interest is on our Facebook Page HERE, and a link to sign up to the event below. We feel that this will be a very useful event for any students interested in pursuing editing as a career.

Basically it’s everything you ever wanted to know about assistant editing but were afraid to ask! Register for free HERE

Wired FM is hosting the inaugural Limerick Media and Arts Conference online on August 25 and 26, 2021.

LMAC is a free event aimed at young Irish broadcasters, artists, content creators, film makers and journalists to discuss creativity, criticism, production and innovation in media and arts. We will also address some of the challenges facing media/arts students and graduates today.

The conference will take the form of several panel discussions, with some workshops and talks littered throughout the two days. Panels will take place over Zoom (webinar style) and will be moderated by an industry professional. The panels will be just under and an hour in length.

The event kicks off with a plenary session at 2pm on Wednesday 25, August. Rob Quicke (Co-Founder, World College Radio Day (Professor, William Paterson University, NJ, USA)), Paula Healy (Station Manager Flirt FM 101.3/Irish Student Radio Network/Craol), Diarmuid McIntyre (HearSay Audio Festival/Grey Heron Media) and others will discuss student media, and the importance of getting involved.

This will be followed by a unique multi-camera online workshop with one of Ireland’s most celebrated DJ’s Aoife Nic Canna. The event will be streamed live from Melody in Limerick and is an absolute must for any burgeoning DJ. Following that, we have a very unique event, Making it in America, with Malachy Browne and some very well-known Irish journalists based in the US. We’re very excited about this one, keep tuned to our socials for updates

Our panel discussions run from 11-4pm Thursday, 26 August.

TikTok star Lauren Whelan will accompany Craig Houlden from the Anfield Agenda YouTube channel. Instagram content creator Clóda Scanlon (orangeobviously) and up-and-coming sports pundit Jay Daly (The United Stand) will complete the Millennial Media panel.

Nessa McGann will moderate the panel discussion Challenging Current Affairs Programming. She will be joined by The Irish Mirror’s Ciara Phelan, Virgin Media’s Rob O’Hanrahan, NewsTalk’s Andrew Lowth and The Irish Examiner’s Aoife Moore to offer their expertise.

Where Are The Critics?: The Role of the Critic in 2021Sunday Times journalist Cristín Leach will talk to well-known and respected critic Zara Hedderman, Dave Hanratty of the No Encore Podcast, freelance writer Alannah Hopkin, and CEO of Blinder Films Katie Holly.

Journalist Aoife Barry (The Explainer/Journal.ie and Get Around To It Podcast (host/producer) will join Martin Beanz Warde of The HazBeanz Show,  Fur Coat No Nickers’ Sophie La Touche and HeadStuff’s Conor Reid to discuss all things Podcasting. This panel is moderated by Diarmuid McIntyre.

The conference will come to a close with two really special events. Well-known funny man Owen Colgan (Hardy Bucks/RTE’s Around the Fire) will be the focus of a Questions and Answer’s session where students can pick his brain about the fantastic range of projects he has been involved in over the years, from stand-up to acting, from guerrilla film-making to working for RTE, and larger, big budgeted productions. 

The film maker and musician Nick Kelly will present an hour long workshop on directing. Nick has been a prolific short film maker for several years, and has been shortlisted for an Oscar. He released his full length feature The Drummer and the Keeper in 2017, and he had a rewarding fifteen year career directing high profile advertisements. He is also the former front man with The Fat Lady Sings and is an accomplished and successful solo musician. We feel incredibly lucky to have Nick on board, his SEE:HEAR Stage show was a massive influence on the team here at Wired FM.

We put this event together to revitalise and invigorate those involved in college media – after what has been a very challenging 18 months.

We did so in a bid to look ahead to the new college year with enthusiasm and optimism.

Tickets are free, and available here

See Facebook Twitter and Instagram for more details 

Filming began on a new comedy project last week, involving the team from the Dublin Comedy Improv. This will be available online in the Autumn and features numerous sketches from a number of famous Irish comedy faces.

Production takes place on location in Counties Kildare and Limerick over the summer with post production to be completed early Autumn.

More Soon.