So am taking the plunge and using Avid MC 2019 for the edit of the short film, Blood Brothers, I shot last week.

So far I’m not disappointed. The ingest, sync and binning went off without any problems. Content was all linked without codec issues and there were also no problems when it came to using the Autosync option for the sound.

Yes a few things are gone like the edit selection and trim tools from the Timeline window as well as the option for using the Caps Lock for scrubbing, however all of these are available in the command pallet and are an option for a button on the keyboard as well as the tool menus.

All the fast “burger” menus are gone but again those options are there if you right click the mouse in the bins, timeline or monitor windows.

As I progress through this short film I’ll post more on my experience of using the new Avid 2019 but in the mean time I’m happy with the interface changes.

More soon.

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Caoimhe Doyle and Jean McGrath with over 20 years’ experience are international award winning, renowned Foley Artists and Mixers from Ardmore Studios as well as independent foley artists heading up the award winning Foleylab production company in Wicklow. Their bio includes The Favourite, The Killing of a Sacred Dear, Game of Thrones, Room, Frank, Ripper Street, Love/Hate, Reign of Fire, and The Borgias to name a few! The workshop is an exciting interactive celebration of all things sound making, where Caoimhe and Jean share their passion and foley secrets with a enraptured audience. Not to be missed. All Welcome!

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Production has now completed on a new Irish Short Film; Blood Brothers.

With 5 days on location in Killaloe, Co. Clare, the cast and crew worked tirelessly in the hot weather to get the best performances.

A big thanks to Paul Boyle, Actor/Director and his family for their hospitality during the shoot and to all involved.

Post production will get underway in the coming days.

More soon.

The CAO change of mind deadline has arrived. Just one last mention about the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Level 8 Programme at the Moylish Campus. This programme, under the Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT, offers a wide range of modules that cover many crafts of the Broadcast and Film industries including; camera operation, lighting techniques, sound recording, post-production editing and colour correction and many more.

With many of the lecturers still active in the industry every student gains valuable hands on experience and knowledge that won’t be found in texts or online.

Our graduates are highly skilled and sought after with opportunities for employment in the industry both here and abroad. Graduate Steve O’Carroll is currently based in New York and is editing on a new show called, ‘Battle of the 80’s Super Cars’ starring David Hasselhoff!

For more information on the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme, check out:

http://www.lit.ie/courses/LC371

BLOOD BROTHERS

(Short Film)

A new short film, scripted by Meara Owen-Griffiths and story by Paul Boyle, has begun production this summer. With locations around Killaloe, Co. Clare, it’s directed by actor Paul Boyle, with Simon on camera.

The film will also be edited by Simon in July 2019 and will hopefully hitting the Irish film festival circuit later this year.

More Soon.

Before downloading the new Avid MC check out what’s new first. There are a lot of users online complaining of install issues. Make sure your kit is setup right first.

http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/user_guide/Media-Composer-2019-Documentation?fbclid=IwAR1RFwL1I6ken6qT6WsKbmW8BZSPYFOfi7FrXZ6l38xej1D8_rj6ke6qGGI

HEAD STRONG

(Working Title)

Head Strong (Working title) is an emotional journey with Brain Injury survivors, families of victims, the professional medical staff and the post injury support services, as they battle continuously to rebuild lives and make sense of the traumatic events, that suddenly impacted their world.

Simon suffered a sudden subarachnoid haemorrhage in Oct 2016 and thankfully survived. By telling this and other survivors stories, it is hoped that new awareness can be made about acquired brain injuries in Ireland.

This documentary has begun production, and is interviewing willing participants and medical representatives in the coming months.

If you have a story that you feel links into the the story of this documentary then please send an email to the address below. We will try to respond to all emails.

headstrongfilm@gmail.com

 

Live 95FM interview 07/01/2019

LIT LECTURER DRAWING ON EXPERIENCE OF SUFFERING BRAIN INJURY TO MAKE DOCUMENTARY


LIT lecturer drawing on experience of suffering brain injury to make documentary

An LIT lecturer is drawing on his experience of suffering a brain injury to make a documentary on the subject.

Simon McGuire, a film and broadcast editor, was struck by a brain haemorrage out of the blue in 2016, and wants to use his road to recovery to raise awareness of the issue.

He’s looking to speak to other sufferers and their families for the production.

But he also understands that some of those people may find telling their stories difficult.

Galway City of Film in partnership with Galway Film Centre and the Galway Film Fleadh are delighted to announce that the One Minute Film Festival is back for this year’s Fleadh!

Galway City of Film are inviting Filmmakers / Film Enthusiasts to make a one-minute HD film, based on any subject or any story. A panel of judges will select the best 30 One Minute Films and they will be screened at a special public event at the Galway Film Fleadh.

This year, there are cash prizes of up to €250 for the best 3 Films which will be chosen following the Galway Film Fleadh screening where your work will be screened to an international audience.

Entry to this competition is free and all genres are welcome including documentary, live action, art-house and animation!

Last year’s One Minute Film Festival included films from around the world, with 2 sold out screenings. The winner was the fantastic Bathmat by Jamie Sykes, second place went to Conor Healy for his film The Marksman and joint third place prize went to Mark Gallagher for The Jump and Marlon van der Strigt for Tormented.

Deadline for Entry: 4pm (GMT) Wednesday 19th June 2019

How to Enter:

  • Send a private Vimeo/Youtube link of your film along with the password to admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie
  • Please note: Do not initially send film files. Once the 30 films are selected to be screened we will then request a copy of your film (specifications: .mov/.mp4, H264, Apple Pro Res – 25fps) along with still images.

Guidelines:

  • One film per entrant.
  • Have copyright/permission for the music used.
  • Entries must have been made since July 2018.
  • Duration limit is 70 seconds including credits. Longer than this will not be considered.

For any further info: email admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie or go to www.galwayfilmcentre.ie

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Simon McGuire, Creative Broadcast and Film Production, LIT with Prof. Eugene Wall, President MIC pictured recently at the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching Excellence Awards held in Mary Immaculate College.
The Shannon Consortium, a collaborative alliance between UL, MIC, and LIT, aims to showcase and champion outstanding practice in higher education teaching from across the Shannon Region through the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching Award process.
Pic. Brian Arthur

Delighted to have received an award today, for Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education. The awards ceremony took place at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Word of thanks to the Shannon Consortium and the advocates who helped all six shortlisted nominees in getting us across the line. Personal thanks goes to Dr. Martin Fitzgearld who guided me to this achievement.

A press release for the event is below:

The Shannon Consortium, a collaborative alliance between UL, MIC, and LIT, aims to showcase and champion outstanding practice in higher education teaching from across the Shannon Region through the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching Award process.

Out of interested faculty from across the Consortium, six academics were ultimately shortlisted for this award.  Being short-listed for the Regional Award is a considerable achievement, as all shortlisted candidates were required to put themselves through the very rigorous process of compiling a detailed portfolio of evidence according to the agreed Shannon Consortium guidelines.  We are delighted to acknowledge the following short-listed candidates:

  • Dr Matthew Canon, Applied Social Sciences, LIT
  • Dr Tom Comyns, Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Education and Health Sciences, UL
  • Simon McGuire, Creative Broadcast and Film Production, LSAD.
  • Dr Muireann McMahon, School of Design, Science and Engineering, UL
  • Dr AnnMarie Ryan, Management and Marketing, Kemmy Business School, UL
  • Dr Fionnuala Tynan,  Reflective Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies, Faculty of Education, MIC

The external panel met yesterday to consider the applications and decide on an overall winner of the award. The panel comprised Dr Rachael Carkett (University of Bath), Dr Martina Crehan (RCSI) and Dr Mark Glynn (DCU) with Dr Sharon Flynn (NUIG) chairing the meeting.  The Shannon Consortium is delighted to announce that the recipient of this year’s award is Dr Fionnuala Tynan. Huge congratulations to Fionnuala on this very significant achievement.

The award ceremony to acknowledge Fionnuala’s achievement, and the achievements of all of the short-listed candidates, takes place at 12 noon on 7th May in the Halla, Foundation Building in Mary Immaculate College.

Simon and Dr. Matthew Cannon with their awards. Also pictured are the Shannon Consortium representatives for LIT.