Archive for the ‘Craft & Craftsmanship’ Category

Beginning in mid January, a new In-House Production Unit, Film CEL, (Film Craftsmanship Excellence and Learning) will launch. This new addition to the Creative Broadcast and Film Production programme at LSAD, will provide a Media Work Practice structure around craftsmanship of content creation.

Through Film CEL students will have a structure of practice under the guidance and mentorship of a Coordinator. This

production section will be run jointly between academic staff and students with goals to provide professional film/broadcast and

video production content for LSAD/TUS content channels and where appropriate, Internal & external industry companies and

local Community Social, Arts and Cultural organisations on a not-for profit basis. Students working on an IPU production will be

managed by the coordinator, who would also work on and oversee productions. The aim of this IPU is to promote professional

craftsmanship culture within the discipline with the students while also providing opportunities for work placement with

professionals and discipline aligned organisations. Both work practice and skills will need to be demonstrated while meeting

learning outcomes for various production and post-production roles across a variety of forms and media, where appropriate.

In the coming weeks and months there will be updates on the progress as well as any news and events covered by the team.

Film CEL can be found on Instagram (lsad_filmcel) and Twitter @FILM_CEL

More Soon.

LSAD is delighted to bring back the student magazine programme, Word On The Street, for a new series coming later in the Autumn.

The popular programme, now in its sixth series, is produced by the students and staff of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production course at LSAD and this year will fall under the in-house production unit Film CEL (Film Craftsmanship, Excellence & Learning).

For more info please email the team at FilmCEL@lit.ie

A short highlights of the exhibitions put on by LSAD for Culture Night 2022
Warts and All Poster

With Post Production completed by Simon at ‘Craft- Post House‘, it has been announced that the Directorial Debut for Pat Shortt on the Avenue Productions Short Film, ‘Warts and All’ will premiere at this years Galway Film Fleadh, on Wednesday 6th July at the Town Hall Theatre.

The short film is Produced by Lee Crowley, Directed by Pat Shortt and starring Michelle Lehane and Danny McCafferty

Pat Shortt with the cast and crew at the wrap of Warts and All

Aron, a single thirty-something, attempts to navigate falling in love, while trying to hide his insecurities. He wrestles with his longing to fit in and being true to himself, unsure whether the real him is too much for anyone to love.

Warts and All trailer

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)

The full line up at this years Galway Film Fleadh can be found HERE or clicking the logo below.

Galway Film Fleadh
Avenue Productions (Click for info)
Craft Post House (Click For Info)
Film Producer, David Puttnam

“The Puttnam Scholarship, now in its 3rd year, is a cross-border initiative offers promising filmmakers access to interactive online masterclasses with Oscar-winning producer David Puttnam (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields) and each a €1,250 scholarship from Atticus Education towards their career development. The scholarship bursaries are supported by Accenture in Ireland.”

During its history so far, graduates of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme (CBFP), at Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) have been recipients of this prestigious scholarship, and this year we are delighted to announce once again another 4th year student and graduate, Turlough Ó Cinnéide as one of the chosen participants.

Turlough Ó Cinnéide

The CBFP academic and technical support team wish Turlough all the best on this great opportunity and we look forward to seeing what productions he will bring to our screens in the near future.

For more information on the Scholarship and announcement Click on the image below or HERE

Launch of the LSAD Grad Show 2022. Open from June 4th to 12th, 10am-5pm each day.

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.

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…

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.