Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

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Despite the poor weather this morning, an enthusiastic audience of editors, students and film makers were present at screen 4 of the LightHouse Cinema, Smithsfield in Dublin. The effort was made to have a rare opportunity to listen to film editor Úna Ní Dhongháile in conversation with fellow editor and director Declan McGrath (Reign of Fire, Killinaskully, Fairytale of Kathmandu, Lomax in Éirinn).

Úna shared her knowledge and insights across her impressive editing career in both film and television. An IFTA and BAFTA-winning Editor, Una is currently working with director Kenneth Branagh, and has a long list of credits including All is True, The Crown, Stan and Ollie, BBC mini-series Les Misérables, and Irish feature film Rosie, along with Three Girls, The Missing, Doctor Who and Ripper Street.

Declan McGrath, an accomplished editor himself, quizzed Úna on a number of the high profile projects and how the path to editing was formed for her.  We were told of how she studied Film & Media in D.I.T Aungier Street, were she turned her attention to editing, studying the craft for three years at the National Film and Television School, IADT.

Specially selected clips of her work were screened and talked about in detail, including a opening well paced scene to Les Misérables, a high tension scenes from Three Girls, a comedic timing piece of the Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly and ending on a sample of the visual effects composition to The Crown. Declan guided Úna to give the editing audience an insight to the complex editing world in which she has mastered over the past 20 years ending with a quick Q&A.

The new series of The Crown will be released in the coming months.

 

 

The Limerick Film Bursary Scheme has returned for 2019. This is a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers from all backgrounds in Limerick to get their short film script made with the backing of the Limerick Arts office. See below their press release:

Limerick City and County Council are pleased to announce an open call for applications to Limerick Film Bursaries scheme 2019. In light of the development of Troy Studios, Limerick Film Bursaries aim to support professional Limerick-based filmmakers, established and emerging in all genres, to foster and support the development of original film production. Limerick Short Film Bursaries support the delivery of Limerick Cultural Strategy: A Framework 2016 – 2030, Creative Ireland Limerick Culture and Creativity Strategy 2017 – 2022, and The Arts Council Making Great Art Work: Strategy 2016 – 2025. We are inviting Limerick-based filmmakers to submit applications for the following bursaries:

Limerick Short Film Bursary – €8,000 (2 Awards Available)
This is a two stage competitive process:

Stage 1: Shortlisting from Applications received
Submission to stage 1 is through an online system only and can be made here.

Stage 2: Interview of shortlisted applicants in Limerick, to select successful proposals

Deadline for submission: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Limerick Institute of Technology Autumn Open Days 2019 will take place at the Moylish and Clare Street campuses in Limerick on Thursday 17th October and  Friday 18th October from 9:30am to 2pm

The academic teams of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production and Music Technology & Production, will be at both sites, to demonstrate and chat about the programmes, the industry and the opportunities that are available for new entrants in Sept 2020.

If you cant make it then there will be other opportunities to visit the Moylish campus and experience different events that are put on by the staff and students of the programmes, including; The Richard Harris International Film Festival Awards Show, (Oct 27th Millennium Theatre) and the end of year Student Showcase (April 2020 TBC).

For more information on the programmes click the links below:

Creative Broadcast & Film Production

Music Technology & Production

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When: Sunday, 13th October
Venue: Light House Cinema

(The following is taken from: IFTA Website)

The Academy is delighted to host a special IFTA Women in Focus Masterclass with Ireland’s foremost film and TV Drama Editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle ACE.

Úna will share her knowledge and insights across her impressive editing career in both film and television. An IFTA and BAFTA-winning Editor, Una has worked with directors such as Kenneth Branagh, in a career spanning 20 years. In that time, her long-list of credits includes All is True, The Crown, Stan and Ollie, BBC mini-series Les Misérables, and Irish feature film Rosie, along with Three Girls, The Missing, Doctor Who and Ripper Street.

Having studied Film & Media in D.I.T Aungier Street, Úna turned her attention to editing, studying the craft for three years at the National Film and Television School, IADT. In 1999, Una brought five of her graduate films to premiere at the Cannes film festival, one of which, Secondhand, won the top prize in the Cinefondation section of the festival.

Over the past 20 years Úna has edited on a variety of projects, from documentaries to film and television drama. Her body of work contains editing credits on some of the biggest shows in television, including The Missing, Doctor Who and Ripper Street, all of which have earned Una IFTA Award nominations for ‘Best Editing Drama’, as well as BAFTA TV Craft nominations.

In 2017, Úna won her first IFTA award for her work on BBC’s drama series Three Girls, based on the Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal. Her work on the highly-acclaimed drama also earned her a BAFTA TV Craft Award, Women in Film and TV Award and a RTS Craft & Design Award to add to her prestigious list of accolades.

Úna has edited several major international projects including Netflix’s hit series The Crown and Stan & Ollie, the Laurel and Hardy biopic starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. More Recently, Úna worked with Kenneth Branagh on his passion project All is True, a look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. Úna will again collaborate with Branagh on his adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on The Nile, and is currently working on Misbehaviour starring Keira Knightly and Jessie Buckley, which is to be released next year.

Visit Eventbrite to purchase tickets for this event (Free for IFTA Members)

The programme launch for the 2019 Richard Harris International Film Festival takes place on Friday 4th Oct 7pm at the George Boutique Hotel.

For more info on the programme when it’s released check out the website HERE

Message from Programme Leader, Nora NiFhlatharta, of Creative Broadcast and Film Production, LSAD,LIT

Huge thank you to #CaoimheDoyle and #JeanMcgrath for delivering an amazing, fun, and energetic workshop on live #foley recording. We had a packed and enraptured audience at #themillenniumtheatretoday. I will never look at at a bunch of celery in the same way ever again. Thanks to our student assistants for all their help in setting up, Louise, Lelia, Jamie, Julie, and Thomas and to Gerry Meagher, Thomas Mulcahy & Jamie & Julie for operating the sound and lighting. Special thanks to Simon McGuire for filming the event. Hope to see you all again at our next industry focus workshop. #CreativeBroadcastFilmProductionlit LIT Limerick School of Art & Design Limerick Institute of Technology – LIT #industryfilmfocusArdmore Sound

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Priority is given to students of the Creative Technologies Programmes as well as the students of the department of Design and Creative Media at LSAD and Clonmel. If you would like to attend then please book your place use the Eventbrite link HERE or the picture above.

Before His Eyes – Trailer

Posted: September 8, 2019 in Film
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We have below the trailer for ‘Before His Eyes’ short film. The film will be hitting the Film Festival Circuit this Autumn so if you get a chance, go see it.

For further details on the short see the previous posting on this blog.

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Delighted to say that the post production on ‘Before His Eyes’ short film is coming to a close.

It has been a great project to work on with Director, Paul Boyle, Producer Meara Owen Griffiths, Cormac Brenock on sound, Mark Griffin as Camera Assistant as well as the rest of the great cast and crew who helped out during the 5 day production in July.

All the locations were in Killaloe, Co. Clare. with a special mention to Frank and Kieran Boland for their excellent work on the sets, props and art direction which certainly showed in the end cut.

Before His Eyes will be hopefully hitting the Irish Film Festival circuit from the Autumn onwards so please do check it out.

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This week marks the third year of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme (CBFP) at LIT Moylish. Over the past three years many changes that were made for this programme (formerly the Video & Sound Technology Programme) have flourished and have helped increase the student numbers in applying each year. This year being no exception.

With the merger of the in-house Limerick Film Festival with the Richard Harris International Film Festival, The Annual Student Showcase event, Studio Tours, In-House production Unit, as well as special guest lectures and industry workshops, students of the CBFP have more opportunities to learn, network and test their skills in industry standard practices than ever before.

Images of 2018’s Foley workshop. (Pic:Nora Ní Fhlatharta

Also with the fact that the CBFP programme is now a part of the Department of Design at Limerick School of Art and Design, there will be further opportunities for collaboration with other design programmes in both the Clare Street and Clonmel campus’.

While this years cohort is now full and beginning in the coming days, (and we are excited to see the new talent) I would encourage other second level students (5th & 6th years) to check out the events that are happening during this academic year at the Moylish campus, including the Open Days and The Richard Harris International Film Festival in October (which the students and staff produce the now acclaimed Live Streamed Awards Show), and the student showcase which will take place in the spring of 2020.

Cast and Crew of the short film, ‘Detainment’ which won the overall award at the Richard Harris International Film Festival and went on to be shortlisted for the Academy Awards 2019.

Also keep an eye on the programme facebook page for info on the guest lectures and workshops which some are open to the public as well as current students.

If you have further questions about the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme then feel free to drop an email to film@lit.ie or contact me on simon.mcguire@lit.ie

Further updates on events will be posted here also in the coming weeks.

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