Following on from the success of previous collaborative film scoring programmes, IMRO and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, in association with The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) and Screen Training Ireland will bring together some of the very best emerging Irish filmmakers and composers to work on an exciting collaborative project during 2018/2019.

This initiative will provide emerging filmmakers and composers with an invaluable opportunity to enhance their skills through hands-on experience in a vital aspect of film post-production. It is also a rare opportunity to have a score composed and recorded for full orchestra. Each year, films featured in this initiative have gone on to win awards at various national and international film festivals, clearly signalling the impressive creative output of Irish filmmakers and film composers.

The focus of the project is a one day recording session in RTÉ studios in March 2019 with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra recording original scores for short film submissions selected for the initiative. Programme participants will be further supported through mentoring sessions and workshops with leading industry specialists.

We are now seeking applications from interested filmmakers who would like to participate in this programme. Due to the limited number of places available we have set down a number of qualifying criteria for those wishing to take part.

Filmmakers

Submitted film projects for the initiative should require original scored music totalling between three and five minutes. Ideally the film should have a maximum duration of 10 – 15 minutes and should be close to or have completed picture lock. Once selected, the filmmakers will work with a composer, who has been selected through the process, who will create a full score for the film to be performed and recorded by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

All categories of film will be considered e.g. live-action drama, animation, documentary, experimental, etc. Ideally, the film projects submitted should be close to completion on editing. The use of temp tracks or “mood music” where score is required is allowed but not required.

The closing date for submissions for this initiative is 5pm Friday 28th September 2018

Our preference is to receive your submission electronically. Please send a link to your film submission to keith.johnson@imro.ie or alternatively by post to:

IMRO / RTÉ Scoring For Film Program 2018/19

Keith Johnson

Director of Marketing & Membership

Irish Music Rights Organisation

Copyright House

Pembroke Row

Lower Baggot Street

Dublin 2

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Simon Filming ‘Granny’ and the Royal de Luxe for the short doc ‘One Giant Leap’

It has only been 4 years since she took her first steps in Limerick but it is still the most remembered weekend of the City of Culture 2014. It would be great to have the Royal de Luxe team back. Cheers again to Zeb Moore on giving his time back then for this short doc.

This week sees the arrival of the new first years to the Creative Broadcast & Film Production programme at Limerick Institute of Technology.

With the return of all the other students on Sept 10th, this year will see a huge increase in numbers. We look forward to greeting everyone and working with students on multiple academic and creative events such as the Richard Harris International Film Festival in October, the LIT Music Festival and the Student Showcase in spring 2019.

For future students thinking of joining the programme in 2019 then watch this space for info on forthcoming open days at LIT and other Creative Technology Events.

 

Its that time of year again and the Call for Entries for the 2018 Richard Harris International Film Festival is now CLOSED.

With an increase in interest again this year, work on the famous Live Awards Show is under way. As always the students and staff of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production programme at Limerick Institute of Technology will be putting together a great show for both the audience on the night and the world wide viewers of the live stream.

Keep an eye out on the festival website HERE as well as social media for further information in the coming weeks.

Until then…

S.

 

The awards show is a production of the Limerick Film Festival for the Richard Harris International Film Festival and produced by the staff and students of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme at L.I.T.

Click the image below for more information on the Creative Broadcast & Film Production undergraduate programme.

The Story of Looking with Mark Cousins & Declan McGrath | August 23rd
The Story of Looking with Mark Cousins & Declan McGrath

Speakers: Mark Cousins interviewed by Declan McGrath
Date: Thursday August 23rd, 2018.
Duration: 3pm – 4.30pm
Venue: The Portershed, Galway City.
Cost: €10. Limited places available. Booking through Eventbrite.

Course Profile: 
What is inside or outside the frame of a picture, the colours and shapes that the frame contains – these are some of the most important elements in what defines cinema. In this afternoon chat with Mark Cousins, we will go on a visual journey, exploring the story of looking in many art forms especially cinema and we will also discuss the emotion and meaning that can be produced by images. The talk will be chaired by Declan McGrath and is inspired by Mark’s new book, ‘The Story of Looking’.

Participant Profile: This talk is aimed at those working in the audio-visual sector who want to take some time out to discuss the importance of an image and its potential power.

Application procedure: 
Book your place at this EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-story-of-looking-with-mark-cousins-declan-mcgrath-tickets-48592908698

Email education@galwayfilmcentre.ie with any further queries.

About Mark Cousins: 
Mark Cousins is an Irish-Scottish film director, writer and occasional presenter/critic on film. He is a prolific producer and director and is best known for his 15-hour 2011 documentary ‘The Story of Film: An Odyssey’. He is returning to Galway on August 23rd to present his latest film ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles’, which includes details of Welles’ time spent in Connemara in 1931.

About Declan McGrath:
Belfast man, Declan McGrath, has recently directed and produced Lomax in Éirinn for TG4 and the BAI. In 2016, he directed and produced Mary McAleese & The Man Who Saved Europe for RTÉ and BBC (winner of the Radharc Award for Best Historical Documentary 2016). Declan has also written two books on the craft of cinema and contributes to the American film magazine, ‘Cineaste’.

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This event is run with the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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Radharc is very pleased to announce the Call for Entries to the Radharc Awards 2018.

The Awards event will take place on Friday 26th October in the Talbot Stillorgan Hotel Mount Merrion County Dublin.

The Radharc Awards seek to celebrate excellence in documentary filmmaking and to acknowledge films of outstanding quality in the spirit of Radharc.

The Radharc Awards were established in 2002 to honour the memory of Fr Joe Dunn and Radharc’s achievements in religious affairs programmes for Irish television from 1962 to 1997, and to encourage similar quality documentary production amongst filmmakers in Ireland today.

Awards are presented every two years to the producers of documentaries for Television and Digital Media which are of outstanding quality and that address national or international topics of social justice, history, morality and faith.

The producer of the winning production for Television will receive the bronze Radharc trophy.

The winner of the documentary for Digital Media will receive a signed decorative scroll.   Further decorative scrolls may be awarded for productions that are highly commended

Category One: An award for documentaries broadcast in the qualifying period on any free to air channel on the island of Ireland.

Category Two: An award for non-broadcast documentaries produced during the same period for digital media.

It is this category (2) that should interest to third level students which is for non- televised films  in the ethos of Radharc films of old and which can be of any  length from 5 minutes upwards.

The Radharc Awards are highly coveted by film schools and students around the country and they are encouraged to submit an entry for the forthcoming awards event. The closing date for entries is  the 1st October next .
See the links below for more details and entry form:

 

Limerick Post 4th August 2018

 

The Story of Limerick’s Cinemas

Following the first documentary Kemmy (2017) (on the late Limerick Politician Jim Kemmy), comes David Burns’ second factual feature, ‘The Picture House‘. This hour long film documentary tells the story of the glory days of Limerick’s one-screen cinemas until their demise in the late 1980s.

We see how the cinema screen was, and is, the biggest cultural outlet for Limerick people, and look at the various venues that thrived in and around the City Centre. We get the idea of how most theatres mainly screened films but also mounted variety shows, concerts, operas, plays, and talent shows.

The documentary has three main threads:

• The main cinemas, the films, shows and their market. How the venues came and went.

• The people who worked in the cinemas, from manager to page boy. Their struggle for a proper wage.

• The cinema-going public and their stories.The attitudes of the authorities – mainly the Church.

At its height in the sixties, Limerick had seven or eight cinemas of various standards, and the documentary looks at them with regard to their history, and their impact on Limerick’s cultural social and economic life.  We see the slow demise of the city centre cinemas due to neglect, competition from television and VHS, and the rise of the profitable suburban multiplex.

The documentary uses a presenter to tour the main cinemas.  At each venue, we get a potted history of the cinema, together with photographs and adverts from the Leader, background material –reminiscences from the staff who worked there, stories about the behaviour of the clientele, the kind of films that were shown together with film posters and snatches of music, the controversies which arose, and reminiscences from patrons.

The Picture House seeks to give an overarching flavour of the history of Cinema from the first cinema in La Ciotat in 1899, the advent of talking pictures, colour, the evolution of digital cinema and the return of the city centre cinema in the 21stCentury.

Simon is on board as Editor again and post production will take place over the summer of 2018 with a projected release in the Autumn.

Raise the Roof, details the history and culture of rowing in Limerick. In 2014 Ireland experienced storm Darwin and Limerick Boat Club endured a devastating setback when their club house roof was ripped off in the high winds. During the course of the documentary audiences will learn about the strong spirit of the Limerick rowing community and the challenging journey to raise the funds to get the new roof.

Raise the Roof is a documentary presently in production in Ireland.

For more information on Limerick Boat Club,
Visit: limerickboatclub.com

Credits for Documentary:
Contributors (to date):

Limerick Boat Club: Hannah Fitch
Limerick Boat Club: Tony Tyne

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Projected Release Date: May 2019

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Crew:

Aerial Cinematography: James Long
Editor: Simon McGuire
Director: Mark Griffin

Behind the Scenes Camera Crew:

Camera Operator: Adam Ahern
Camera Operator: Paul Shanagher

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Storyful / [Damien Carton] Limerick boat club roof blown off

Screen Training Ireland are delighted to partner with High Res in association with disguise to host the first ‘D3 Fundamental & Advanced Training Course’ in Ireland, which will take place in Dublin at the end of July.  The course will be led by Chris Simcock, an official D3 disguise trainer, who has tailored this course to suit the demands of the current film & television industry.

D3 is a state of the art media server. It is one of the first servers to have the capability to output 10 bit processing depth and is quickly becoming the primary media server platform for live and broadcast environments. The D3’s cutting edge technology can manage and synchronise a variety of different output sources, from LED screens, to projection systems, as well as tracking realtime data from systems like scenery motion control, making it a powerful collaborative tool in helping creative production teams realise their vision.

The course will run over 3 days from Tuesday 24th to Thursday the 26th of July 2018.

Image: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the 3D wall on the set of NIGHTFLYERS.

(Post as per Screen Training Ireland link. HERE )