Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

Creative Broadcast and Film Production LIT presents The Art of The Documentary with award-winning documentary director, Ken Wardrop on Thursday 7th March at LIT Moylish.

The events take place between 11-4pm and include a guest lecture, ‘Making the Grade’  film screening with Q&A and documenatry practice forum for students. All details below.

Ken Wardrop is one of Ireland’s most recognised documentary voices and is known for his award-winning work. His short films include the multi-award winning short documentary UNDRESSING MY MOTHER, which received a special mention at the Sundance Film Festival and a European Academy Award in 2005. Other award winning short films include THE HERD, USELESS DOG and FAREWELL PACKETS OF TEN. His debut feature documentary HIS & HERS won the World Cinema Excellence in Cinematography Award at Sundance 2010. His sophomore film “Mom and Me” screened at the prestigious 2016 Telluride Film Festival and picked up national and international awards including an IFTA for Best Documentary Feature. His latest film “Making the Grade” premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and had a successful theatrical run in 2018.

A graduate of the National Film School of Ireland (IADT), Ken’s approach to film-making was first honed as a film student and since developed professionally into his unique style and creative voice. Ken demonstrates the importance of fostering professional relationships during College years as the foundation to his career success.

This event is not to be missed for anyone interested in developing a career in film making or the creative arts.

Event Details

11-12.30pm The Art of the Documentary: Guest lecture with Director Ken Wardrop

Insightful exploration of Ken’s unique approach to documentary production and commercial work.

Venue: Room 3A02

Free Admission. All welcome. No advance booking required.

1pm-2.45pm ‘Making The Grade’-  Lunchtime feature documentary screening (95mins) followed by Q&A with Director Ken Wardrop. MAKING THE GRADE invites us into the world of the piano lesson and is a story of the trans-formative power of music. A must-see for documentary, film and music enthusiasts alike.

Venue: Millennium Theatre.

Free Admission. No advance booking required.

3-4pm CBFP Documentary Forum with Ken Wardrop. Open to CBFP final year students. Information from muireann.debarra@lit.ie.

Spaces Limited with advance booking required via eventbrite here <https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-art-of-the-documentary-with-ken-wardrop-guest-lecture-film-screening-and-qa-tickets-57518835385?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing>

For further information contact Muireann de Barra- Assistant Lecturer, Creative Broadcast and Film Production, LSAD Design  email: muireann.debarra@lit.ie

Muireann de Barra

Assistant Lecturer- Creative Broadcast and Film Production

LSAD Design

LIT, Moylish Park, Limerick

e: muireann.debarra@lit.ie

Advertisements
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 was on board as Editor again and screening will take place in April 2019.

See the Teaser Trailer below.

 

 

Screening of the documentary “This is Nicolas” takes place this coming Wednesday 6th Feb, 7:30pm at the Nenagh Ormond Cinema. Details via the Facebook page on the poster.

HEAD STRONG

(Working Title)

Head Strong (Working title) is an emotional journey with Brain Injury survivors, families of victims, the professional medical staff and the post injury support services, as they battle continuously to rebuild lives and make sense of the traumatic events, that suddenly impacted their world.

Simon suffered a sudden subarachnoid haemorrhage in Oct 2016 and thankfully survived. By telling this and other survivors stories, it is hoped that new awareness can be made about acquired brain injuries in Ireland.

This documentary is in development and hopefully moving to preproduction early 2019.

If you have a story that you feel links into the the story of this documentary then please send an email to the address below. We will try to respond to all emails.

headstrongfilm@gmail.com

 

Live 95FM interview 07/01/2019

LIT LECTURER DRAWING ON EXPERIENCE OF SUFFERING BRAIN INJURY TO MAKE DOCUMENTARY


LIT lecturer drawing on experience of suffering brain injury to make documentary

An LIT lecturer is drawing on his experience of suffering a brain injury to make a documentary on the subject.

Simon McGuire, a film and broadcast editor, was struck by a brain haemorrage out of the blue in 2016, and wants to use his road to recovery to raise awareness of the issue.

He’s looking to speak to other sufferers and their families for the production.

But he also understands that some of those people may find telling their stories difficult.

The newly announcement of the rebranding of Screen training Ireland to Screen Skills Ireland, have also released an information site for budding film-makers, students and anyone considering a career in the creative screen sector.

According to their website:

Careers in Screen is a dedicated space that outlines the broad range of job roles available in the screen industry in Ireland and directs you to the most appropriate routes to the roles. The content has been developed by Screen Skills Ireland in consultation with screen industry professionals. It is available to help guide you if you are thinking about a career in the screen sector.

If you are interested in getting some information on your chosen career path then this site aims to give you the initial guide on what maybe required for each position. Click on the image above for the link or HERE

If you are looking for a third level programme in the Broadcast and Film sector then click on the image below for the ‘Creative Broadcast and Film Production‘ Programme which is now at LSAD, LIT.

(As per RHIFF Facebook)

RHIFF launching in Fade Street Social by Dylan McGrath on Tuesday and in The George Hotel Limerick on Friday 5th at 6.30pm. More info coming to your inbox and messenger on the Limerick Launch later today.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at both these events!

This time 4 weeks we will be heading into our Live Script Read, followed by the Richard Harris Retrospective Screening and then…. The Awards Show and Gala Afterparty.

Simon McGuire is currently working on editing and compiling a wonderful awards show while the RHIFF Team Sylvia, Zeb Moore & Rob Gill and Clown Noir are putting together pre show entertainment that will knock your socks off.. in Millennium Theatre

Our opening act will be….. you’re just doing to have to wait for the big reveals on Tuesday and Friday!

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’.

Screen Shot 2018-07-31 at 14.15.50  dahg-logo-300x79

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

#GalwayCityofFilm

       ———————————————————————————–

You can contact Galway Film Centre at
admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie 
or +353 (0) 91 770 748
#GalwayCityofFilm    #CeantarScannán