LSAD Graduate Show Promo. Special thanks to Pat Shortt, Mark Griffin and all the contributors. Tune into the Facebook page at 3pm Sat 30th May!

Click on image to goto the link to register.

 ‘To cut a long story short’,

Online workshop for aspiring film editors hosted by Film in Limerick 

Free online workshop will explore the art of editing and career opportunities in the field 

Media Release Thursday 7 May 2020 

Simon at his edit suite.

Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick is delighted to announce that local film editor Simon McGuire, will join us Wednesday 6 May at 2pm for a free online webinar on working as a film editor. 

The workshop is the latest in the Wednesday Workshops series and is open to anyone in the Mid-West with an interest in filmmaking. 

With over twenty five years’ experience in film and broadcast editing, with credits including; RTÉ’s Killinaskully, Mattie and Kevin Liddy’s, The Suffering Kind. Simon lectures on the craft of editing at Limerick School of Art & Design (LIT), and is currently undertaking a Doctorate of Education in Creative Media Practice at Bournemouth University, UK. 

The workshop, titled ‘To cut a long story short’, will explore Simon’s process and the craft of editing as well as the tools he uses to create stories. The session will also focus on work opportunities in Ireland and further training possibilities for aspiring and developing editors. 

Editing time line for the short film ‘Before His Eyes’ (2020). Director, Paul Boyle.

Regional Film Manager, Paul C. Ryan, says: “we are thrilled that Simon will be joining us for what promises to be a really useful workshop for anyone aspiring to develop a career as a full-time editor in Ireland. Simon is one of our most talented editors and a great champion for film students in the region. 

The workshop is the fifth of 10 free online ‘Wednesday Workshop’ events that 

Film in Limerick is running for aspiring and practicing filmmakers in the MidWest. The initiative is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. 

Register for the event here 

Editing timeline for ‘The Suffering Kind’ Director, Kevin Liddy

Editing Timeline for the Limerick documentary. ‘The Picture House’

A trip down memory lane.

From 2009 to 2011, Apple bites, and then Limerick Insider, was created by Applebox Media to cover stories from around Limerick City and County featuring live events, characters and positive stories.

Below is a link to the first series of Apple Bites, including special interviews and footage. Click on the picture also to access the Vimeo folder.

 

https://vimeo.com/manage/folders/1830971

The latest version of Avid Media Composer 2020.4 is now compatible with Apple macOS Catalina. Check out the article below for a full report.

http://www.avidblogs.com/avid-media-composer-apple-macos-catalina-support-and-the-universal-media-engine/?utm_medium=organicsocial&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=1587797150

Would like to share a little gag reel piece some of the crew and myself did for a wrap party in 2006.

Filmed on location in Ryan’s Pub (Jacksie’s Bar) in Killoskully, Co.Tipperary, and re-edited for the repeat of the series on RTÉ One (Sundays at 8pm) and the RTÉ Player.

We had great fun filming this and trying to recreate the scene, characters and filming style of the original programme. Thanks to; Francis Ryan (playing Jimmy), Mark Murray (Dan) and Kevin Zemrowsky (Timmy) for playing their parts and for all the other crew who helped set it up.

Killinaskully Gag Reel ’06 2020 Edit from Simon McGuire on Vimeo.

 

Had the pleasure of filming and editing this package for the Hospitality Training & Education Centre, where some of the shots featured on the RTÉ programme, “Ireland On Call’ on Tuesday 21st April.

The package highlights the fantastic work by the centre with the Volunteer learners, who are providing high quality meals for the front line workers across the mid-west.

Press Release (in part)

The operation has also seen significant support from businesses in the region and beyond. Bernadette says: “The support we have gotten has been fantastic. Irema Ireland in Kilmallock supplied the face masks for all our food production and delivery staff. Delivery containers were supplied by Noel O’Connor of Pat O’Connor Butchers, along with plastic crates from Richardson’s Foods and wooden trays from Pat The Baker. Paul Cross Sharpening Services, based in Rathangan, County Kildare, provided uniforms and protective clothing for deliveries. And, Pallas Foods even provided us with Easter eggs for all the food deliveries going out over the Easter weekend!”

 

Responding to the launch of the new initiative, Bedelia Collins, COVID-19 Co-ordinator of Resources and Service Offers, HSE Mid West Community Healthcare, says the service is very welcome: “Bernadette and her team have been so professional and so easy to work with, which is just what’s needed at the moment. The flexibility that’s been offered with the service is great, especially with the transporting of meals to the different locations in the region. Staff are really touched and very grateful. They are delighted with the quality of food. We started with almost 100 meals on Thursday and expect this to increase significantly in the coming days.”

For further Information contact:
Bernadette Enright, Manager, Hospitality Education and Training Centre,
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board
Telephone: 085 242 1819 | Email: bernadette.enright@lcetb.ie

 

Jimmy (Jack Walsh), Dan (Pat Shortt) and Timmy (Joe Rooney)

Killinaskully is to be aired again on RTÉ One, starting this weekend on Sunday 19th at 8pm, with the pilot episode from series one.

This was a great time of my career working with the cast and crew as Assistant Editor and then Editor on the later episodes.

Something to look forward to during the lockdown.

More Info soon.

 

Film In Limerick – Wednesday Workshop

This weeks ‘Wednesday Workshop’, hosted by Film In Limerick, brought an insightful online talk from John McDonnell (Producer) / Lorcan Finnegan (Director) of the newly released feature film, Vivarium.

Hosted by Paul C. Ryan, Film Co-Ordinator of Film in Limerick, the online audience we given a brief account of the detail into the production of the acclaimed thriller which is available through online platforms.

 

Key Points Discussed were
  • The idea came from the real world ghost estates and a situation where people are trapped in a loop of existance.
  • Budget: $4,000,000 (estimated)
  • Screen Ireland was the largest funder. Fantastic Films / Frakas / Ping Pong Films/ Lovely
  • Section 481
  • Most important part of making films is networking.
  • Each film’s financing is bespoke based on the requirements for the film.
  • Trailer of the film available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Xy2x9NDrw
  • They had to develop a directors Look-book
  • Environment Test Video
  • Sets were built in Belgium.
  • Houses could be reversed (front garden could be changed for the rear garden)
  • Lighting was used to help reduce CGI and VFXs. Fog machines also for night time.
  • The dug hole is actually shot low angle to hide the fact it was only 8 inches deep.
  • Interior hole and house sets were filmed in Ardmore Studios in Ireland.
  • POST PRODUCTION
    • Offline/ Online and colour, in ‘Outer Limits’ (Ireland) https://www.outerlimits.ie
    • Additional work in Windmill Lane. http://www.windmilllane.com
    • VFX (Belgium)
    • There was a mixture of HoDs on the whole production in order to get the right balance between funders and the country bases.
    • Some crew had to work in both Belgium and Ireland.
  • Release and Distribution
    • Felt it would be released in Cannes. French Distributer didn’t want it to go to Cannes but Producer pushed for it as they felt Cannes was the right platform for it.
    • Release is going to be Gradual due to COVID 19.
    • Suppose to have Theatre release but France was the only place got it but they had a brief run due to the French lockdown.
    • Official Posters were put in the subway but their impact was limited due to the health crisis.
    • Downloading on VOB or SVOB would be an option but you can’t compete with the main stream release.
    • DVD / Blu-ray release is still going ahead and there is a market for it for the extras and BTS and extra content. Collectors like to collect these type of movies.
  • Advise.
    • Try and do something original, interesting and that stands out. People need to notice it. Be bold and original. Be realistic also. Try not to do too much in little time or money.

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This is one of a series of talks that will be hosted by Film In LImerick over the coming months and if you want to find out more then check out the website HERE and the facebook page HERE to sign up for the updates.

Limerick Post Article 02/04/2020

 

Hi all

Following yesterdays post, here is the new documentary by Jon Lefkovitz;

Sight & Sound: The Cinema of Walter Murch.

or watch it here:

SIGHT & SOUND: The Cinema of Walter Murch from Jon Lefkovitz on Vimeo.