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Simon McGuire, Creative Broadcast and Film Production, LIT with Prof. Eugene Wall, President MIC pictured recently at the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching Excellence Awards held in Mary Immaculate College.
The Shannon Consortium, a collaborative alliance between UL, MIC, and LIT, aims to showcase and champion outstanding practice in higher education teaching from across the Shannon Region through the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching Award process.
Pic. Brian Arthur

Delighted to have received an award today, for Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education. The awards ceremony took place at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Word of thanks to the Shannon Consortium and the advocates who helped all six shortlisted nominees in getting us across the line. Personal thanks goes to Dr. Martin Fitzgearld who guided me to this achievement.

A press release for the event is below:

The Shannon Consortium, a collaborative alliance between UL, MIC, and LIT, aims to showcase and champion outstanding practice in higher education teaching from across the Shannon Region through the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching Award process.

Out of interested faculty from across the Consortium, six academics were ultimately shortlisted for this award.  Being short-listed for the Regional Award is a considerable achievement, as all shortlisted candidates were required to put themselves through the very rigorous process of compiling a detailed portfolio of evidence according to the agreed Shannon Consortium guidelines.  We are delighted to acknowledge the following short-listed candidates:

  • Dr Matthew Canon, Applied Social Sciences, LIT
  • Dr Tom Comyns, Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Education and Health Sciences, UL
  • Simon McGuire, Creative Broadcast and Film Production, LSAD.
  • Dr Muireann McMahon, School of Design, Science and Engineering, UL
  • Dr AnnMarie Ryan, Management and Marketing, Kemmy Business School, UL
  • Dr Fionnuala Tynan,  Reflective Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies, Faculty of Education, MIC

The external panel met yesterday to consider the applications and decide on an overall winner of the award. The panel comprised Dr Rachael Carkett (University of Bath), Dr Martina Crehan (RCSI) and Dr Mark Glynn (DCU) with Dr Sharon Flynn (NUIG) chairing the meeting.  The Shannon Consortium is delighted to announce that the recipient of this year’s award is Dr Fionnuala Tynan. Huge congratulations to Fionnuala on this very significant achievement.

The award ceremony to acknowledge Fionnuala’s achievement, and the achievements of all of the short-listed candidates, takes place at 12 noon on 7th May in the Halla, Foundation Building in Mary Immaculate College.

Simon and Dr. Matthew Cannon with their awards. Also pictured are the Shannon Consortium representatives for LIT.

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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

So with NAB happening this week, Blackmagic are due to announce the new version of their flagship software, DaVinci Resolve 16.

Blackmagic Design has published a new banner on their website promoting DaVinci Resolve 16 with the tag line ‘The revolution in editing starts at 9AM PDT on April 8th 2019.’ DaVinci Resolve 15 was first released in 2018 which integrated Fusion compositing right into the app. It is currently at version 15.3.

https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/04/05/blackmagic-design-davinci-resolve-16/

It will be interesting in what BM is going to give editors and colourists in this version but the banner above is an interesting choice. Eagle eyed film editors have noted that a number of the film posters dictated were actually cut using Avid Media Composer. One hopes that BM are using the posters to signify what their software will be capable of and not a false adverting mistake.

Either way, as a certified DaVinci Resolve Editor and lectuer I do like the workflow process this software creates and I hope to convince others at the Life Long Learning Festival of DaVinci’s capabilities on Tuesday Morning at LIT. Click on Picture below for more details.

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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.

Introduction to Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve

TUESDAY 9TH APRIL @ 9AM – 11AM

 

Taking place during the annual Limerick Life Long Learning Festival, will be a series of workshops hosted by the academic staff of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme, LSAD, LIT.

Included in this is a short introduction to the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 15 programme featuring a run through of the features and what is involved in getting an editing workflow from start to finished output.

For more details click on the images above.

For the other events that are hosted by the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme CLICK HERE

 

The 2019 Fresh Film Festival Programme has been updated on their website and has a number of events taking place from March 25 – 30th (inclusive). check out the programme on their website link below and be sure to drop into some of the public events and show your support for young Irish Film Makers.

https://freshfilmfestival.com/programme/

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

I had the pleasure to be interviewed on the impact of Troy Studios, by the team at UL’s student publication; Limerick Voice, which is available with this weekend’s edition of the Limerick Leader.