To celebrate 30 years of the Limerick School of Acting, Film CEL (Film Craftsmanship Excellence and Learning) at LSAD, TUS, have produced a short doc highlighting the school and its director, Actor Nigel Mercier.

Filmed over a number of days with the schools students the documentary features stories about how Nigel started the school and what he enjoys about it each year.

Filming was completed by both students and staff of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production programme at LSAD with the post production taking place at CRAFT Post House.

Congratulations to Nigel and all the staff and students of the Limerick School of Acting and all the best for the next 30 years.

The documentary can be viewed below.

The Millennium Sessions 2022 will be released on Tuesday April 26th at 7pm on the Programme’s YouTube page. Featuring four fantastic acts, Sean O’Meara, Harriis, Tremor and Static Vision.

Produced by the students and staff of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production and the Music Technology & Production Courses at LSAD, the programme consists of short documentaries on each act as well as a recorded performance from the stage of the Millennium Theatre, TUS, in Limerick.

Check out the programme from 7pm Tuesday 26th April HERE or by clicking on the Millennium Sessions logo below.

Released on April 28th is the final episode of the current series of Word On The Street, produced by the 3rd Year students of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme.

Featuring stories from the TUS campuses, this episode also covers topics that students are concerned with presently, including the expense of travel to college as well as student accommodation.

This is a Film CEL Production (Film Craftsmanship Excellence and Learning)

Check out the trailer below.

Pat Shortt with the cast and crew of the short film, ‘Warts and All’ on location in Galway.

Post Production is nearing completion with Simon at ‘Craft- Post House‘ on a new short film Produced by Lee Crowley, Directed by Pat Shortt and starring Michelle Lehane and Danny McCafferty.

The film is also written by Michelle Lehane and was filmed on location in Co.Galway in February 2022. Avenue Productions are behind the short and have previous success with films such as,

  • 2021 Give Him Time (Drama)
  • 2020 Tyre Kickers (Drama)
  • 2019 Old Firm Day (Drama)
Avenue Productions (Click for info)

Some images of the event that took place on March 30th

The industry panel for the Careers in Screen Event
Simon speaking to the audience
The audience attending the event

Images courtesy of Pigtown Media

The Fresh Film Festival team are super excited to bring you Careers in Screen Mid West, a careers day for senior cycle students, taking place on Wednesday, March 30 as part of the Fresh International Film Festival 2022! 🎬

Ever wondered how to get started in the film and television industry? Careers in Screen is an informative and interactive audience-led event for Transition Year to 6th Year students, which aims to highlight the wide variety of career paths available in film and television. The event will explore the nature of filmmaking as a career and the different skill sets involved, and take a deeper look at the screen industry in Ireland.

Experienced speakers will discuss their own experiences working in the screen sector and give an insight into the collaborative process of film production. The event will also look at screen developments in the region and how best to get involved.

I am delighted to be one of the amazing guest speakers lined up for the Careers in Screen event.

Mike Boland, Studio Manager of Troy Studios, Ireland’s largest production facility will be there, as will Mark Maher, CEO and Founder of Odyssey Studios. The talented model maker has worked on the Hobbit, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Penny Dreadful, to name but a few!

Also in attendance will be Eimear O’Mahony, Executive Producer of Children and Young People’s Content for RTÉ! She has also worked as a producer on Winning Streak, Electric Picnic and even the Late Late Toy Show in 2018!

Book your place now! → https://www.eventbrite.ie/…/careers-in-screen-fresh…

Initial edit timeline of the special interview with Prof. Vincent Cunnane of TUS.

Following the success of the series so far, a select group of students from the Creative Broadcast & Film production Programme, LSAD, at Moylish, have recorded the very first sit-down interview with the President of TUS, Professor Vincent Cunnane.

Vincent opened up about a number of subjects including his initial reactions to hearing the news about becoming the inaugural president of the Technological University as well what he would like to study if he was to start college all over again.

The Word On The Street Special with Professor Vincent Cunnane is currently in post production and will be released soon on the TUS YouTube Page as well as other social media outlets.

Word On The Street is a Film CEL production, produced by the Students and Staff of the Creative Technologies Programmes of the Dept of Digital Arts & Media, Limerick School of Art & Design, TUS.

ISE is proud to present two webinars this month, An Introduction to Drama Editing on Saturday 12th February at 2pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-screen-editors-an-introduction-to-drama-editing-tickets-252961583907 With guest panellists Nathan Nugent, Victoria Boydell and Mags Arnold.

An Introduction to Documentary Editing on Saturday 19th February at 2pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-screen-editors-an-introduction-to-documentary-editing-tickets-260247285637With guest panellists Connie Farrell, Mick Mahon and Maeve O’Boyle.

These are aimed at those who are interested in pursuing a career as an editor in either area or are considering making a switch in career or who are just curious about editors insights and methodologies.
All the best,
ISE Committee.

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Your guide to a sustainable career in the Irish animation and screen industries.

The Freelancer’s Guide was created to support freelancers across the Irish animation and screen industries. The site functions as a manual and directory offering guidance in the areas of personal development, business and marketing. The Freelancer’s Guide has been created in partnership with Animation Ireland, Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet and Screen Ireland.

This is a must read resource for any graduate or individual who is embarking on a career as a freelancer in the Screen and Media industries.

Click on the link HERE or on the image above to access the full site and its resources.

This website was developed by Animation Ireland, Animation Skillnet, Screen Ireland and Screen Skillnet with support from the BAI Sectoral Learning and Development Fund.

Comedian Pat Shortt and Creative technology students, recording an episode of his Podcast, The Wellness Hour with Paaah, in the LSAD studio, Moylish Campus.

With the deadline for the 2022 CAO fast approaching, why not check out the Creative Technology Programmes at LSAD, TUS.

Creative Broadcast & Film Production – Level 8 (CSO POINTS 310)

Editing timeline for the in-house student production, ‘Word on the Street’.

This skills based programme offers students an exciting opportunity to explore the world of the broadcast media industry, covering a range of disciplines across film and TV production, visual effects, editing, radio, audio mixing, photography, as well as broadcast technologies across a range of new and traditional media platforms.
We offer our students a range of prospects for both academic and career progression in the broadcast, film, and creative media industries, as well as extensive hands on production work experience. If you have a story to tell, we will show you how.

Features of the programme:
• Industry led Production & Post Production Practices;
• Digital Photography & Cinematography Techniques;
• Creative Design for CGI, VFX & Digital Art Direction;
• Participate in the Limerick International Film Festival (Hosted by the Film Production programme);
• Work in our state of the art Millennium Theatre on a range of live events.

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Music Technology & Production – Level 8 (CSO POINTS 377)

One of many music performances that take place in our Millennium Theatre.

This programme is designed for students wishing to build a career in the Music and Audio production industry. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to perform at a high-level in a number of modern technical environments, including: recording studios, video editing suites, and in live theatre.

Graduates will know the principles and operation of studio equipment in both digital and analogue realms; will learn the specifics of music, musical instruments and factors affecting the quality of recording, including: mixing, mastering and mass production. Later in the programme, an emphasis is placed on the music business and business planning, particularly in relation to events and events management.

Music Technology and Production students have access to state-of-the-art recording and production facilities at TUS and our experienced lecturers give students the thorough, hands-on and personal support they need to  make the most of their studies. Features of the programme include producing music, i.e. recording, synthesizing sequencing, composing, performing, editing, evaluating, marketing and selling music.

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For more information on these programmes, LSAD and TUS check out the website HERE or clicking the image below.