HATCH20

Breaking the Mould!

Creative Broadcast & Film Production & Music Technology and Production students and staff at LIT are pleased to announce details of the LSAD Film & Music end of year showcase entitled “HATCH’20” from Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd April in the LIT Millennium TheatreMoylish Campus. 

LAUNCH PARTY! Thursday 19th March 

To kick start “HATCH20 the students will be launching the “HATCH’20” event programme on Thursday March 19th in The Record Room at The Commercial, 46-7 Catherine St. Limerick, with an evening of music, film screenings, and a little bit of devilment! Admission is 5 Euro (All proceeds towards the showcase budget). Come along to find out more about “HATCH20 and grab a sneak preview of the showcase in April. 

Launch kicks off at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Photography is coming to Thomond Park

Whelan Cameras are delighted to announce the inaugural Photo Expo will be coming to Thomond Park this May 9th. The Expo promises to be the biggest celebration of photography in Ireland in 2020, with all the main photographic brands in the industry in attendance. Speakers and demonstrators from Canon, Nikon, Sony and DJI head up an impressive list of more than twenty-five exhibitors that will be in attendance on the day.

Manager of Whelan Cameras David Whelan said of the event “Last year we celebrated our 70th year in business so it felt like a natural step to bring something big to Limerick this year. With the help of some of the biggest names in the industry we hope to make this an event to remember”.

The Photo Expo will be a mix of live demonstrations, touch and try opportunities and keynote speakers giving talks. One of whom will be, Canon Ambassador, Sanjay Jogia a leading internationally acclaimed Award-Winning Wedding Photographer.

Image Copyright Sanjay Jogia Photography

Also in attendance will be Nikon Ambassador and fellow Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer Tom Mason. Tom has a huge passion for the natural world and will show his collection of work and give brilliant insights into what it takes to be a great wildlife photographer.

Image Copyright Tom Mason Photography

 

One of Ireland’s leading landscape photographers Bernard Geraghty will discussing Arctic Light in the main hall. Bernard leads tours around Ireland, Italy, Norway and Tenerife to name a few. “Photography allows me to live the dream. I can be alone, at one with the world around me, and yet feel as though I am at the centre of the universe when I capture that split second in time.”

Image Copyright Bernard Geraghty Photography

Tickets are €10 and are available through Eventbrite and The Photo Expo website, www.thephotoexpo.ie. Group tickets are also available for groups of ten or more booking together available by emailing info@thephotoexpo.ie. Tickets allow entry to all demonstrations and talks, keynote speeches will be on a first come first served basis on the day.

Follow The Photo Expo on Instagram @thephotoexpo.ie for more announcements and information on the expo as more speakers and demonstrators confirm their attendance at the event.

 

Students and staff of the Creative Technologies Programmes of LSAD, LIT have been working with Writer, Actor and Comedian Pat Shortt on his new Podcast, ‘The Wellness Hour with Paaaah.’

Released on Tuesday Feb 4th on all main podcast platforms, season one will consist of a new episode for the next six weeks.

For more information on the collaboration check out the poster and video below.
Here is a behind the scenes look at the making of The Wellness Hour with Paaaah!

Catalyst Film Festival

Posted: January 27, 2020 in Film, live Event
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The deadline (Feb 7th) is fast approaching for the inaugural Catalyst Film Festival, which will take place in Limerick on the 20-21st of March.

The organisers are encouraging student entries to the festival “that prioritizes stories and storytellers currently underrepresented on screen and behind the camera.

For more info please check out their website at: https://catalystfilmfest.com

Hosted by The Irish Screen Editors Guild (ISE) and the team at Element Post, ISE members were treated to Editor Tony Kearns’ presentation of his contribution to the Emmy winning Black Mirror interactive film Bandersnatch.

Detailing the challenges involved in a complex interactive narrative and the resulting workflow, Tony described how he and his team worked with the multiple timelines needed to maintain the different choices the user can make on the meta narrative.

If you are also interested in Tony’s previous work then check out some examples of his editing on music videos below:

RadioHead – Just

Chemical Brothers – Believe

And if you haven’t experienced Black Mirror Bandersnatch, then log into Netflix on your smart device or smart TV.

IMDb page HERE

ISE Blog Post By Mark Gilleece on the Masterclass.

Delighted to be selected to give a presentation on part of my research at the Media Educational Summit 2020, at the University of Leeds in April.

Each year the Media Education Summit brings together a global network of researchers, educators and practitioners working across all aspects of media education, media and digital literacy and media / technology in education.

The event is the leading global showcase for research, pedagogy and innovation on all aspects of media education.

This year’s conference theme is: Media Education, Diversity and Voice

With some interesting keynote speakers lined up for the two day event, I look forward to gaining new insights for my doctorate research and meeting some of the other speakers and presenters in Leeds.

Here is the abstract for my presentation entitled:

“Encouraging new and diverse identities (and voices) in Higher Education through

Craftsmanship”

ABSTRACT (Conference paper)

Keywords:

identity, education, craft, craftsmanship, presentation of self.

“In modern society there is far greater scope for skill and craftsmanship than in any

previous society.” (Frayling, 2011)

Educators, in traditional media such as television and film practice based skills, have a

constant battle with keeping their students focused and fixed on the creative practice. With

social media and its influence on content production, pushing the desire for instant

gratification, students look for “the app for that” to achieve what the craftspeople have

mastered before them, thus missing out on the discovery of the processes and skills that

could define their own identity.

Using the goals of ‘presentation of self’ with identity in education, and combining them with

the technical skills of a craftsperson, new diverse student voices could be formed though

professional practice in higher education.

Author’s Bio

With over twenty five years experience in Film and Broadcast Editing, Simon teaches his

craft at Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland and is undertaking a Doctorate of

Education in Creative Media Practice at Bournemouth University.

References:

Frayling, C. (2011). On craftsmanship. 2nd ed. London: Oberon Books Ltd.

Goffman, E. (2007). The presentation of self in everyday life. London [u.a.]: Penguin

Books.

Sennett, R. (2009). Craftsman (UK Edition). London: Penguin Books.

Tutors: Eoin McDonagh, Editor
Date: Friday, January 24th, 2020
Duration: 1 Day
Venue: Dublin TBC
Cost: €150

Course Profile:

In this course participants will gain a full insight into the role and responsibilities of the assistant editor.

Areas covered include:

  • Organising project and footage
  • The difference between fiction and non-fiction assisting
  • Expectations of performance from the assistant editor

Preparation

  • Ingest of rushes
  • Logging and synching
  • Treatment of non-standard archive

Editing

  • Sound work – Track laying on sequences
  • Adding Footage as the edit continues – Moving footage between machines – Importance of Master project
  • Preparation of exports/promo material – Choice of codecs for export – Using third party compression software – BITC

Finishing

  • Relinking to full-res – Project parameters (SD, HD,2k etc.) – How to check the relink is correct – Troubleshooting relink problems
  • Creation of deliverables for Grade and Mix

Participant Profile:

This one-day course is aimed at those interested in moving into assistant editing and who wish to gain a thorough overview of the role and the responsibilities it entails. Applicants should have a working knowledge of Avid Media Composer and/or Adobe Premiere and/or FCPX. There will be a one-day supervised placement with an editor working in non-fiction offered to those interested.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at www.screenskillsireland.ie by 12:00 PM, Tuesday, January 7, 2020, attaching a current CV and an overview of why you would like to participate  in this course.

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A new Monthly Meet-up for local filmmakers in the city kicks off on Tuesday December 10th at 6.30pm at Engine. And each month we will have a guest speaker from the industry followed by networking drinks. We are thrilled that our first guest is script and pitch guru Brian McGill who will be doing a session on The Art of Pitching. All those working or interested in working in filmmaking are very welcome to attend. See you there for Brian’s talk at 6.30pm which will be followed by Christmas drinks. Spread the word and RSVP to film@limerick.ie The event is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and Film in Limerick

 

The Leamy School on Hartstonge St, Limerick where the Frank McCourt Museum has been housed.

With the recent closure of the Frank McCourt Museum in Limerick, we were on site to record images of the museum as well as an emotional interview with the museum’s curator and founder Una Heaton.

Containing stories of the foundation of the Museum, the many national and international visitors, the unveiling of the bust of Frank by his wife Eileen and family, Una retells her journey and ultimately the very difficult decision to close the doors for the last time. ‘Tis…the end, also frames the many artefacts, the classroom, bedroom and kitchen reconstructions in the legacy this great museum has given to Limerick over the years.

‘Tis…the end, a short documentary, is available below to watch.

The post-production of this short documentary was completed using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, using archive footage of the museum filmed over a ten year period.

 

The Leamy School on Hartstonge St, Limerick where the Frank McCourt Museum has been housed.

With the recent closure of the Frank McCourt Museum in Limerick, we were on site to record images of the museum as well as an emotional interview with the museum’s curator and founder Una Heaton.

Containing stories of the foundation of the Museum, the many national and international visitors, the unveiling of the bust of Frank by his wife Eileen and family, Una retells her journey and ultimately the very difficult decision to close the doors for the last time. ‘Tis…the end, also frames the many artefacts, the classroom, bedroom and kitchen reconstructions in the legacy this great museum has given to Limerick over the years.

‘Tis…the end, a short documentary, is in post production and will be released very soon.

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