Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

The CAO change of mind deadline has arrived. Just one last mention about the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Level 8 Programme at the Moylish Campus. This programme, under the Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT, offers a wide range of modules that cover many crafts of the Broadcast and Film industries including; camera operation, lighting techniques, sound recording, post-production editing and colour correction and many more.

With many of the lecturers still active in the industry every student gains valuable hands on experience and knowledge that won’t be found in texts or online.

Our graduates are highly skilled and sought after with opportunities for employment in the industry both here and abroad. Graduate Steve O’Carroll is currently based in New York and is editing on a new show called, ‘Battle of the 80’s Super Cars’ starring David Hasselhoff!

For more information on the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme, check out:

http://www.lit.ie/courses/LC371

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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 has begun production, and is interviewing willing participants and medical representatives in the coming months.

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.

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The Millennium Theatre, LIT, hosted a very successful screening of the new documentary by director Dave Burns. ‘The Picture House – The Story of Limerick’s Cinemas’ had a near full house in attendance for its launch and first screening.

Some of the documentary’s participants and their families were in attendance as well as a strong contingent of cinema and film enthusiasts, who were treated to a pre-show of a British Pathé News Reel of 1962 as well as a classic Looney Tunes cartoon before the main feature.

Both the Limerick Post and Limerick Leader covered the event in advance and links to their articles are below.

Further press photos were taken on the evening, so keep an eye out in the coming days press.

On a personal note I would like to thank those who helped me setup the screening, LSAD Lecturers, Mark Griffin, Donagh O’Shea and Gerry Meagher as well as Nora Ní Fhlatharta who promoted the event on social media.

Finally, thanks to all who attended the screening. A lot of careful effort and decision making was done in putting this project together and it meant a lot to the producers, director and the participants that such a large crowd showed up. As the editor, I was delighted that so many enjoyed the memories it brought back and hopefully it might encourage a return of a single screen cinema to Limerick City sometime in the near future.

Limerick Post Article by Rose Rush.   Documentary on the city’s golden era of cinema

Limerick Leader Article by Norma Prendiville.  Documentary celebrates golden era of Limerick cinema – Limerick Leader

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Creative Broadcast & Film Production students and staff of LIT were delighted to present the LSAD Film & Media Showcase19 at the Millennium Theatre. The daylong showcase was a joyous celebration of the ingenuity, creativity, and often times intriguing work created by the students of Creative Broadcast & Film Production. Nigel Mercier dropped in on the day to offer an overview of the role of a broadcast & Film extra. Nigel’s company, “SetExtras” is the leading extras company in the West of Ireland. Providing extras since 2016 for TV Commercials, Music Videos, and local International Films. This was followed by “Scene and Heard”, directed by Eoghan Neff, Lecturer on the Music Technology and Production programme, whose students from the Interactive Audio module demonstrated live interpretations of audio recorded from a selection of short video scenes. The showcase reception kicked off with great anticipation and was created and run by first year Creative Broadcast students which ran in perfect harmony with music put together by students of Music Technology directed by lecturer Mike Gavin. The Screening itself, proudly opened by Mike Fitzpatrick Dean of the School of Arts LSAD and supported by the head of department of design James Greenslade, was a festive celebration of all things sound and vision. The energy and enthusiasm of the audience and the general camaraderie amongst the students was infectious, a glorious night of visual storytelling and jubilant entertainment was had by all. Special thanks to the film & media companies who came on board to celebrate and support the work of these talented filmmakers. It is brilliant to witness the growing film and media industry here in Limerick and their support of emerging film makers through offering work experience and supporting the showcase is remarkable.

Below are the list of the awards, the supporting Film & Media Production companies, and the winning filmmakers. Winner of the Smarter Travel Campus Awards in Multimedia Video presented by Sadbh Hanley of Smarter travel Limerick went to Mark Bergin, Edward Hannon, & Ruth Barnes for their short “Counting Steps” This was a national competition coordinated by Sharon Daly of transport Ireland. A cleverly conceived short advert directly relatable and superbly executed. The judges on the Smarter Travel educating panel we extremely impresses by the quality and professional standard of the winning film. Winner of the award for Art Direction – Selected & presented by Michelle Brassil of Troy Studios went to Amerson Fortuanto for his film “Out of time”. The award was collected on the night by fellow “Out of time” production crew members & actors Saoirse O Connor & Eoin Leen. The film also picked up the Award for Cinematography from Shane Serano of Crude Media. An outstanding film created with great detail and beautiful cinematic accuracy. A first year student of Creative broadcast & Film Production, Amerson is a DOP to watch out for in the future. The Winner of the award for Motion Graphics & VFX – Selected & presented by Róisín Buckley of Piquant Media went to Sean Ó Donoghue for his film “IV” specifically for his excellent use of VFX in live action. The winner of the award for best Documentary film – Selected & presented by Cian Reinhard of The Limerick Post went to Marian Gonzalez for her brilliantly researched film “Franks Ashes”. A superbly  presented piece of factual film making based on the working life of Frank McCourt. Winner of the best Original Sound Mix – Selected & presented by Louise Cantillon of Spin South West went to Mark Bergin for his Radio Drama “Quota”, a skilfully mixed, beautifully layered audio drama which we will hopefully hear across our airways very soon. Winner of the best Original Script – Selected & presented by Diarmuid McIntire of the HearSay International Audio Festival went to Nathan Campion for his film “Psychlical”, a wonderfully scripted exploration into the art of storytelling. Finally, the Richard Harris Award in Film Excellence – Selected & presented by Seb Moore went to Fiona Galvin and Adam Littlewood for their film “Caesar”, a deeply moving and touching tale of the beauty of friendship and reaching out in the face of the conformity.

Well done to all the students who submitted to the showcase and a special thanks to Louise Cantillon of Spin South west for acting as MC for the night. Thanks also to Simon McGuire Showcase technical director & projectionist, Liam MacCarthaigh live broadcast coordinator, Art O Laoire technical supervisor, Pat Carney equipment supervisor, Jamie Griffin Photographer, Mike Gavin Musical Director, Edward Hannon & Mark Bergin showcase motion graphics, and all the additional members of the showcase committee, Ruth Barnes, Nathan Campion, Róisín Quinn, Mark Griffin, Muireann De Barra, Róisín Crowley, Alyssa Fleming, Clodagh Cummins, Connor Gibbons, Donagh O Shea and Gerard Meagher as well as to Nora Ni Fhlatharta showcase coordinator.

Already planning for Showcase 2020. Hope to see you all there when Creative Broadcast & Film Production will have a whole new programme of short films for your entertainment.

Thanks again everyone.

About the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme

Creative Broadcast & Film Production is a Level 8 BSc (Hons) Film and Screen Broadcast production programme. Students explore the dynamic world of Film & Broadcast Media Production and develop the key creative, technical, and storytelling skills to succeed. This skills based programme offers students an exciting opportunity to explore the world of the broadcast media industry. It covers a range of disciplines across Film & 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 & career progression in the broadcast, film, creative media industries, as well as extensive hands on production work experience.

If you have a story to tell, we will show you how.

For more information contact Nora NÍ Fhlatharta at Nora.Nifhlatharta@lit.ie or Film@lit.ie

Creative Broadcast & Film Production students and staff at LIT are pleased to announce details of the LIT Film & Media Showcase19 on Thursday 11th April in the LIT Millennium Theatre. The daylong showcase, which is a visual celebration of short film screenings as well as film & music exhibitions, will see student’s present films ranging from fiction, documentary, and animation. This public showcase offers an exciting opportunity to view the latest work of emerging film makers working in Limerick today.

Showcase19 is generously supported by film & media production companies in Limerick who have come on board to celebrate the work of these talented filmmakers.

Below are the list of the awards and supporting Film & Media Production companies:

  • Art Direction – Selected & presented by Troy Studios
  • Cinematography – Selected & presented by Crude Media
  • Motion Graphics & VFX – Selected & presented by Piquant Media
  • Documentary – Selected & presented by The Limerick Post
  • Original Sound Mix – Selected & presented Spin SW
  • Original Script – Selected & presented by HearSay Festival (Heron Media)
  • Richard Harris Award in Film Excellence – Selected & presented by Richard Harris International Film Festival

A number of events will run alongside the showcase including a presentation by Nigel Mercier on how to become a Film & TV Extra. Nigel’s company, “Set Extras” is the leading extras company in the West of Ireland. Providing extras since 2016 for TV Commercials, Music Videos, and local International Films. An award winning actor, Nigel will offer an overview of the extras casting process, what casting directors are looking for, and how you can get involved. For anyone interested in TV and Film production who would like to learn more about becoming an extra this is the event for you. SetExtras.ie have some of the most experienced casting directors working in Ireland today and a large database of people in the Limerick, Tipperary, Clare, and Kerry areas. To find out more, why not pop along.

Location: Millennium Theatre

Time: 1pm – 2pm

Book your place at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/setextra-secrets-to-becoming-a-tvfilm-extra-with-nigel-mercier-tickets-56586496735

 

Following Nigel Mercier’s presentation will be a series of Music Exhibitions from 2pm – 6pm. This event, entitled “Scene and Heard” will see Music Technology and Production students from the Interactive Audio module perform live interpretations of audio recorded from a selection of short video scenes.

Location: Millennium Theatre

Time: 2pm – 6pm

Book you place at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/scene-and-heard-tickets-58488459557

 

 

About the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme

Creative Broadcast & Film Production is a Level 8 BSc (Hons) Film and Screen Broadcast production programme. Students explore the dynamic world of Film & Broadcast Media Production and develop the key creative, technical, and storytelling skills to succeed. This skills based programme offers students an exciting opportunity to explore the world of the broadcast media industry. It covers a range of disciplines across Film & 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 & career progression in the broadcast, film, creative media industries, as well as extensive hands on production work experience.

If you have a story to tell, we will show you how.

For CAO students hoping to attend the programme in September the showcase is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about the programme, see student examples, and meet the lecturers. All welcome.

For more information contact Nora NÍ Fhlatharta atNora.Nifhlatharta@lit.ie or Film@lit.ie

 
On behalf of the students and academic staff of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production programme, LSAD,  I would like to formally invite you to attend the – Showcase19 –  screening on Thursday, April 11th in the Millennium Theatre.
The showcase is a visual celebration of short film screenings as well as film & music exhibitions. Films range from fiction, documentary, and animation presented by the students of Creative Broadcast & Film Production. The event offers an exciting opportunity to view the latest work of emerging film makers working in Limerick today.
Reception opens at 17:00, screenings & awards from 18:00.

Showcase 19′ Awards selected by our 2019 Media partners are:

  • Art Direction -Selected & presented by Troy Studios
  • Cinematography – Selected & presented by Crude Media
  • Motion Graphics & VFX – Selected & presented by Piquant Media
  • Documentary – Selected & presented by The Limerick Post
  • Original Sound Mix – Selected & presented Spin SW
  • Original Script – Selected & presented by HearSay Festival (Heron Media)
  • Richard Harris Award in Film Excellence – Selected & presented by Richard Harris International Film Festival
I look forward to chatting with you when you get a chance and hope to see you at the reception.
Here is our eventbrite page with further information.

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

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.

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.