Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Delighted to have achieved the Avid Media Composer Instructor Certification for 2021 last week.
As part of the Creative Technologies programmes at Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT, we hope to be offering students the opportunity to take the Avid User Certification 101 course in the coming 2021/2022 academic year.

Avid Media Composer is a film and video editing software application or non-linear editing system (NLE) developed by Avid Technology. Initially released in 1989 on Macintosh II as an offline editing system, the application has since evolved to allow for both offline and online editing, including uncompressed standard definition (SD), high definition (HD), 2K and 4K editing and finishing. Since the 1990s, Media Composer has been the dominant non-linear editing system in the film and television industry, first on Macintosh and later on Windows.

Avid Certified Instructor

A community response to a community issue.

The Garda Youth Diversion Project at Moyross Youth Academy in partnership with the Lifesaver Project and supported by the National Ambulance Service, Roads Policing, LIT and others have launched the “Project Off-Road” on Wednesday the 19th May 2021 at Corpus Christi School in Moyross, Limerick City. Project Off-Road is a community response to a growing problem with young men and women who are driving quad bikes and scramblers and other motorized vehicles on roads, paths and across the greens in urban areas. This community based project is aimed at moving these young people away from this dangerous, nuisance and illegal behaviors and onto the track, classroom and workshop with a safe and controlled environment where they can learn about the mechanics of motorcycles and how to drive them properly. The Moyross Youth Academy has partnered with The Lifesaver Project, a road safety education program which has been running in Limerick since 2006. The Lifesaver Project is run by An Garda Síochána and the HSE and supported by Limerick City and County Council. Sgt. Tony Miniter from the Roads Policing Unit in Henry Street said that: “this has been a growing problem in this community and across the country over the past year or more. All too often we see young people driving quad bikes and scramblers across green areas putting themselves and others in danger. This is a fantastic project which is being run by the Garda Project in Moyross Youth Academy which encourages young people to do something they love but in a controlled and safe environment.” Advanced Paramedic Keith Mullane who is the Operations Officer for the HSE in Limerick said “This is a great opportunity for young people to engage with staff from the Moyross Youth Academy who can show them how to use a motorcycle in a safe way, using the proper equipment and follow what they love doing.”    

The event on the 19th May 2021 involved the recreation of a serious road traffic collision involving a car and a scrambler motorcycle. Gardaí and Ambulance staff will attend the scene and treat it as they would a similar collision. The event was witnessed by 6thclass students from Corpus Christi School. It was be followed by a discussion on road safety between the students, Advanced Paramedic Keith Mullane and Sgt. Tony Miniter Limerick Roads Policing Unit and then was followed by a launch of the new documentary on the issue. 

Andrew O’Byrne of the Moyross Garda Youth Diversion Project stated: “during lockdown in 2020, with quieter roads and finer weather we saw an increase in the number of bikes and quads in the area. This prompted us to review our efforts in order to address this. Meeting with a group of like-minded people and agencies, the idea of a road safety awareness campaign was suggested around the proper use of scramblers. The documentary ‘Keeping it on Track’ was planned, filmed, edited and is being launched here today. Many thanks to all those involved who gave so freely and willingly of their time to bring the project to fruition”. The list of those involved is included in the end credit sequence. Tiernan O’Neill, Principal of Corpus Christi Primary School welcoming the launch at the school as we head into the Summer said “the timing of this launch ties in nicely with the Governments Forum on Anti-Social Behaviour who are looking at a three pillared approach of legislation, enforcement and community engagement in trying to address the issue. The motocross project seeks to promote the positive use of bikes and quads in a safe, controlled, regulated and fun way with proper instruction, appropriate safety gear and in a place that eliminates the nuisance, dangerous and illegal elements. The aim is to turn an ‘anti-social’ problem to a ‘pro-social’ programme in what could be a win:win situation for all concerned”.

You can view the documentary ‘Keeping It On Track’ below. This was produced by Simon with the help of the participants and local community.

To celebrate Europe Day on Sunday May 9th, the EUNIC Ireland Network (European Union National Institutes for Culture) are delighted to present a free online screening of its 2020 Short Shorts from Europe programme. Action, animation, drama – expect this and more from Short Shorts – a selection of European short films from the home countries of eight members of EUNIC Ireland. Let Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Spain and the UK entertain you with a variety of genres from contemporary, cutting-edge filmmakers.


Shorts from Cork International Film Festival, the IFI and Limerick School of Art and Design will also be part of the selection. Delighted one of our Creative Broadcast Filmmakers was selected to be part of the programme, Congratulations to Amerson Fortunato, his film “Food connects us” was selected to be part of the screening. 
LSAD will also be hosting the 2021 festival later this year. In November 2020 we hosted the festival with a limited audience in the Millennium theatre, this year we are hopeful the festival will be a grander affair and you are all welcome. More details to follow. 


After the screening you will be asked to vote for your favourite film using your phone. Vincent Guérend, French Ambassador to Ireland, Pat Cox, President of Alliance Française Dublin, Christine Sisk, Director of Culture Ireland, and Andy Klom, Acting Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland, will provide opening remarks. 

Check it out here: 
https://watch.eventive.org/franceinireland/play/60781ca011189d00753fe32a

Editing Timeline of the Awards show (Adobe Premiere)

Was delighted to have worked once again on the creation the the awards show for the Richard Harris International Film Festival 2020. As the festival couldn’t go ahead last Oct for obvious reasons the task to ensure the awards show still went on was made.

Congratulations to all the filmmakers who were nominated as well as the final winners.

The show went live on YouTube on Friday 30th April and a link can viewed below.

Here is a new and exciting Scheme for Documentary Film Makers, from Film in Limerick. See the brief below.

Dear Filmmaker, 

We are delighted to share the news with you about our latest short film initiative.

ENGINE Docs is a brand new training and production scheme for emerging documentary filmmakers in the MidWest region. 

Supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and delivered in partnership with the prestigious Sheffield DocFest in England, ENGINE Docs will train and support up-and-coming talent based in the region to work as documentary directors and producers.Participants at Sheffield DocFest Industry MarketUp to 12 Shortlisted teams will receive training from Irish and international documentary experts to develop their project ideas and 4 teams will be awarded production funding of up to €10,000 each to produce a short 10-minute documentary film.

Shortlisted directors and producers will also receive accreditation for this year’s Sheffield DocFest’s online programme of films, talks and industry sessions, which runs from 4-13 June.Audience at Sheffield DocFestFilm in Limerick is committed to developing and nurturing new documentary film talent in the Mid-West and we are beyond thrilled to partner with one of the world’s best documentary film festivals to deliver this new training and production scheme. Our ambition is that it will offer local aspiring and emerging documentary talent a professional progression route to working in the industry.

Applications are now open for emerging and experienced producers and directors interested in pursuing a career in documentary filmmaking.

For more information and details about how to apply click here.If you have any enquiries regarding the scheme, you can contact us at enginedocsscheme@gmail.com

Deadline for applications is Monday 24 May 2021 at 12 noon

Yours,
Paul

Paul C. Ryan
Regional FIlm Manager
Film in Limerick ENGINE Docs is an initiative of Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick. It is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and delivered in partnership with Sheffield DocFest. We thank all our funders, supporters and champions for helping us to develop the screen industries in the Mid-West.

The next industry focus session from the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme at LSAD is with Louise Richardson. Louise is the production manager of Ros na Rún

About Ros Na Rún

Ros na Rún is a soap opera set in the fictional village of Ros na Rún, focusing on the domestic and professional lives of its residents. The only soap in the world which is produced in the Irish language (English subtitles available) Filmed in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht in Galway on the Wild Atlantic Way, it is the single largest independent production commissioned in the history of Irish broadcasting and currently the most concentrated production centre outside of Dublin and Wicklow.During this session, Louise will offer an overview of her role as a production manager, the various production department workflows and operating systems, and offer advice to new entrants in preparation for employment. 


We hope to see you all there. Please take some time to learn a little about the company and be sure to catch up on the latest episodes available on the TG4 player. 


Booking is via our eventbrite site. For students of Creative Broadcast & Screen Production Dept Skills there is no need to book as you have already been invited via teams.

A TV drama series filming in County Clare for 12 weeks from late March is looking for applications for paid trainee positions in the following areas:

  • Camera 
  • Props Buyer
  • Locations 

This is an excellent opportunity to get on-the-job experience on a high-end TV drama production. You must fulfil the following criteria to be considered by the production. 

  • Live within 45km of Lahinch, County Clare and be able to evidence this (utility bill or similar)
  • For the camera role – have some technical camera dept experience on previous productions (short films, etc.) that you can evidence. The production especially encourages applications from women and minorities as these groups are underrepresented in this role.
  • For the Props Buyer role, you must be able to show an interest in this area and point to some experience or skills that you feel would make you suitable for this role. 
  • For the Locations role, you must be able to show an interest in this area and point to some experience or skills that you feel would make you suitable for this role.
  • You must be available from late March for 12 weeks full-time. 

if you satisfy all of the application requirements, please apply at the following link ASAP!

Please note: Film in Limerick is not involved in the hiring decisions for these roles and is unable to offer any advice in relation to applications. Due to the short pre-production time, the production will only be able to contact those who are shortlisted for the roles. However, if you have the necessary requirements / experience as stated it is really worth applying to bring yourself to the attention of the production. 

Best of luck!

Yours,
Paul

Film in Limerick is a project of Innovate Limerick and is supported by funding from Enterprise Ireland as well as from Limerick City and County Council, and Clare and Tipperary County Councils. We thank all our funders, supporters and champions for helping us to develop the screen industries in the Mid-West. Copyright © 2021 Film in Limerick, All rights reserved.
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LSAD Creative Broadcast and Film Production are delighted to welcome award winning independent documentary film maker and Trocaire Campaigns Outreach Officer, Emmet Sheerin as a guest speaker (online) to discuss his work and the impact of Human Rights film making on addressing issues of inequality, social justice and human rights around the world

Emmet will share his experience as an independent film-maker and Campaigns outreach officer, having covered stories about human rights defenders in Honduras, Israel / Palestine and documenting human rights in the context of COVID19. 

This event will be of interest to anyone interested in global social justice/ environmental/human rights issues and documentary film making across all facets of production and distribution. Having produced, filmed and edited his films, Emmet will explore the challenges, rewards and ethical considerations of documenting in underdeveloped countries and responding creatively to a changing media production environment during the Covid19 pandemic.

A selection of Emmet’s films can be viewed in advance: 

Women in their Place (2020) 15mins

Human rights and environmental defenders in Honduras. Produced by Trocaire

Never Waste a Crisis(2020) 22mins

Human rights in the context of COVID19. Produced by Trocaire 

Sumud: Everyday Resistance(2020) 12mins

Life under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank through the stories of Palestinian women. Independent production.

Event organiser 

Muireann de Barra – Assistant Lecturer, Creative Broadcast and Film Production LSAD

muireann.debarra@lit.ie

Links and Bio Visual media in human rights: a question of modern ethics
https://www.youtube.com/user/trocaire
https://vimeo.com/trocaire

Link to tickets here:

  • ENGINE Shorts is a short film development and production scheme for emerging film talent in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare.

A fantastic new opportunity has been created for the film makers of the Mid-West of Ireland. Created by by Innovate Limerick via Film in Limerick, and in partnership with the Local Authorities in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, and the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, this new scheme aims to open new doors for film makers, writers, directors and other craftspeople alike.

The new scheme aims to inspire and support up-and-coming filmmakers to create world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience.

It will also offer the opportunity for emerging local crew to gain real-world experience on funded productions and to receive industry guidance. Shortlisted teams can avail of training to develop their project ideas and up to six teams will be awarded production funding of €12,500 each to produce a short film.

The deadline for applications has been set for January 29th 2021, giving plenty of time for ideas to be formed and prepared for.

If the task of writing or directing isn’t your bag, then the team at Engine Short Film Scheme are also creating a crew call out for both new and experience crew who would like to submit their names for possible selection on the commissioned films.

For full details and the link for the application click HERE or on the Engine Short Film Scheme Image above.

More info soon as it becomes available.

Simon.

As we move closer to the end of this very weird 2020, there are slivers of hope forming on the horizon for the local film industry.
Returning for its second year is the Catalyst Film Festival with its focus again on ‘diversity and diverse storytelling.’

(as per the Catalyst Website HERE)

Catalyst International Film Festival will present a film programme that prioritises stories and storytellers currently under-represented on screen and behind the camera.

We want to create a more inclusive industry and films screened here will promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion whether in content, key creative roles or crew.

There will also be panel discussions, workshops and Q&As where topical issues of the day will be enthusiastically debated with filmmakers, guest speakers, industry personnel and audience members. We believe that equality is key to enriching filmmaking and audiences and it is core to this festival.”

If you are a film maker who is interested in presenting your diverse idea for film making to a wide audience then why not check out their submission page HERE and see if your work qualifies for the 2021 event. Or you can still check out last years programme of events as well on the website.

Well done to festival Directors and Programmers Susan Liddy and Venessa Gildea, and all the team who are persevering through these difficult times to give film makers a change to have their work recognized. Long may it last.

Last Years Winning Films