Blackmagic Deaign have finally released Resolve 17 from Beta testing to a full final release.

Blackmagic has also published a new 350 pages guide that focuses on the new features and improvements of the software. The guide is very informative and MUST for new (and advanced) users. Download it below

New features Guide

Also to note there is still an option to purchase the studio version with a free Speed Editor from select resellers. I purchased my Studio and Speed Editor from the team at Camerakit.ie (d+p products) you can check their website below as well as Blackmagic Designs page on Resolve 17

Blackmagic Design website

D+P Products

Seamus Fogarty is a London-based Irish singer-songwriter. Combining alternative, folk, and electronica styles, Seamus released his 3rd album, A Bag of Eyes (via Domino Recording Company) on November 6th 2020.

A wholly different sonic prospect to 2017’s much-lauded The Curious Hand, Seamus (weary of the guitar, and seeking something darker than its predecessor) chose to lean more heavily on synths and drum machines, and additionally, to self-produce. “It was about creating and exploring new sound worlds,” Fogarty says. “Experimenting with new ways of incorporating electronics into the songwriting process, and in some cases dispensing with conventional songwriting processes altogether.”

On A Bag OF Eyes, there is industrial judder, slacker-fuzz guitar, a cacophony of saxophones. On one track, ring-modulated drums kick in with oscillating fury. Another moves from 90s’ shit-hole grunge venue to sleazy jazz joint in four minutes. Whilst on a third, a synth is deployed with the express purpose of sawing the listeners’ ears in half, Fogarty attests.

However, beneath them lie fragments of melody, image, drone; a flicker of banjo, an electronic pulse. “I like to purposely make music that clashes with the more traditional stuff that I do,” he says.

Fogarty’s celebrated storytelling is at home in this new sound world, rambling between the fantastical and the mundane: nuns playing volleyball, horses on clifftops, lives glimpsed through rear windows. There are echoes of his own past, the loss of dear friends. Ireland, London, and two views of San Francisco, 15 years apart. It is bus stops, house fires and Jimmy Stewart.

To book your spot for this online guest lecture goto the link below or click on the image above

EVENTBRITE LINK HERE

Back due to popular demand and for one night only on Sat 20th Feb is The Wellness Hour with Paaah & Sile Show! Tickets are now available on http://patshortt.com! Many thanks to the @DeptCulturelRL for their support for this production.

I was delighted to be the camera operator and editor on this exciting and very funny production with Pat and his daughter Faye Shortt. This is well worth a watch.

Pat Shortt the renowned Irish comedian brings his number one comedy show podcast”The Wellness Hour with Paaaah ” to the screens! Now co-starring reporter Sile, Faye Shortt, this is pure family entertainment at it’s best.

When the show’s about to start, the link to join will appear on your ticket, or you can access the stream link that we’ll email you on the day.

The Short Comedy Theatre Company Ltd.

This is an 18+ event.

Tickets available HERE

A TV drama series filming in County Clare for 12 weeks from late March is looking for applications for paid trainee positions in the following areas:

  • Camera 
  • Props Buyer
  • Locations 

This is an excellent opportunity to get on-the-job experience on a high-end TV drama production. You must fulfil the following criteria to be considered by the production. 

  • Live within 45km of Lahinch, County Clare and be able to evidence this (utility bill or similar)
  • For the camera role – have some technical camera dept experience on previous productions (short films, etc.) that you can evidence. The production especially encourages applications from women and minorities as these groups are underrepresented in this role.
  • For the Props Buyer role, you must be able to show an interest in this area and point to some experience or skills that you feel would make you suitable for this role. 
  • For the Locations role, you must be able to show an interest in this area and point to some experience or skills that you feel would make you suitable for this role.
  • You must be available from late March for 12 weeks full-time. 

if you satisfy all of the application requirements, please apply at the following link ASAP!

Please note: Film in Limerick is not involved in the hiring decisions for these roles and is unable to offer any advice in relation to applications. Due to the short pre-production time, the production will only be able to contact those who are shortlisted for the roles. However, if you have the necessary requirements / experience as stated it is really worth applying to bring yourself to the attention of the production. 

Best of luck!

Yours,
Paul

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LSAD Creative Broadcast and Film Production are delighted to welcome award winning independent documentary film maker and Trocaire Campaigns Outreach Officer, Emmet Sheerin as a guest speaker (online) to discuss his work and the impact of Human Rights film making on addressing issues of inequality, social justice and human rights around the world

Emmet will share his experience as an independent film-maker and Campaigns outreach officer, having covered stories about human rights defenders in Honduras, Israel / Palestine and documenting human rights in the context of COVID19. 

This event will be of interest to anyone interested in global social justice/ environmental/human rights issues and documentary film making across all facets of production and distribution. Having produced, filmed and edited his films, Emmet will explore the challenges, rewards and ethical considerations of documenting in underdeveloped countries and responding creatively to a changing media production environment during the Covid19 pandemic.

A selection of Emmet’s films can be viewed in advance: 

Women in their Place (2020) 15mins

Human rights and environmental defenders in Honduras. Produced by Trocaire

Never Waste a Crisis(2020) 22mins

Human rights in the context of COVID19. Produced by Trocaire 

Sumud: Everyday Resistance(2020) 12mins

Life under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank through the stories of Palestinian women. Independent production.

Event organiser 

Muireann de Barra – Assistant Lecturer, Creative Broadcast and Film Production LSAD

muireann.debarra@lit.ie

Links and Bio Visual media in human rights: a question of modern ethics
https://www.youtube.com/user/trocaire
https://vimeo.com/trocaire

Link to tickets here:

Tonights New Years Eve Show on RTÉ One will feature a special piece from ‘The Wellness Hour with Paaah and Sile’. Keep an eye out for it.

Pat Shortt the renowned Irish comedian brings his number one comedy show podcast”The Wellness Hour with Paaaah ” to the screens! Now co-starring reporter Sile, Faye Shortt, this is pure family entertainment at it’s best.

The Short Comedy Theatre Company Ltd.

Delighted to be working as Camera Operator and Editor on this special programme for Pat Shortt. Since the launch of his hilarious Podcast, ‘The Wellness Hour with the Paaah’ back in January 2020, work has been carried out on multiple sketches, such as ‘The Waiting Room with dr. Fintan O’Brien’ which featured on RTÉ Does Comic Relief, in June 2020.

Part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and
Media
from the Live Performance Support Scheme, this programme will be available to stream from DICE.FM from December 19th to January 2nd. For tickets click the link or photo above.

This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and
Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme.
Tá an tionscadal seo páirt-mhaoinithe ag An Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Oidhreachta, Ealoíon,
Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán ón  Scéim Cúnta maidir le Taibhléiriú Beo.

  • ENGINE Shorts is a short film development and production scheme for emerging film talent in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare.

A fantastic new opportunity has been created for the film makers of the Mid-West of Ireland. Created by by Innovate Limerick via Film in Limerick, and in partnership with the Local Authorities in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, and the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, this new scheme aims to open new doors for film makers, writers, directors and other craftspeople alike.

The new scheme aims to inspire and support up-and-coming filmmakers to create world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience.

It will also offer the opportunity for emerging local crew to gain real-world experience on funded productions and to receive industry guidance. Shortlisted teams can avail of training to develop their project ideas and up to six teams will be awarded production funding of €12,500 each to produce a short film.

The deadline for applications has been set for January 29th 2021, giving plenty of time for ideas to be formed and prepared for.

If the task of writing or directing isn’t your bag, then the team at Engine Short Film Scheme are also creating a crew call out for both new and experience crew who would like to submit their names for possible selection on the commissioned films.

For full details and the link for the application click HERE or on the Engine Short Film Scheme Image above.

More info soon as it becomes available.

Simon.

Pleased to announce the following guest lecture with Aidan Cunningham. Please note that this will take place on Microsoft Teams from 10.30 – 13.00, Friday 4th December. There will be a follow up with the link mid next week. This is open to all LSAD students and staff, present and past.

As we move closer to the end of this very weird 2020, there are slivers of hope forming on the horizon for the local film industry.
Returning for its second year is the Catalyst Film Festival with its focus again on ‘diversity and diverse storytelling.’

(as per the Catalyst Website HERE)

Catalyst International Film Festival will present a film programme that prioritises stories and storytellers currently under-represented on screen and behind the camera.

We want to create a more inclusive industry and films screened here will promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion whether in content, key creative roles or crew.

There will also be panel discussions, workshops and Q&As where topical issues of the day will be enthusiastically debated with filmmakers, guest speakers, industry personnel and audience members. We believe that equality is key to enriching filmmaking and audiences and it is core to this festival.”

If you are a film maker who is interested in presenting your diverse idea for film making to a wide audience then why not check out their submission page HERE and see if your work qualifies for the 2021 event. Or you can still check out last years programme of events as well on the website.

Well done to festival Directors and Programmers Susan Liddy and Venessa Gildea, and all the team who are persevering through these difficult times to give film makers a change to have their work recognized. Long may it last.

Last Years Winning Films