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LSAD, LIT Graduate Showcase 2021 “RALLY” launches online for second year running

LIT’s Limerick School of Art & Design final year students launch their graduate showcase online for the second-year in a row.

RALLY the Limerick School of Art & Design Graduate Showcase of 2021 launches (Saturday May 29, 2020) at 3pm on https://www.facebook.com/LIT.LSAD with a series of documentaries depicting how this year’s graduates continued to create during the pandemic.

Creative Broadcast & Film Production and Music Technology & Production Graduates will feature from 3pm. Do check out the specially commissioned documentary by former Graduate Steve Hall (Hallway Media). See the promotional video below.

Well done to all the students on their work and achievements on what has been a very challenging year for all.

Simon.

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.

Creative Technologies students at the Dept. of Digital Arts & Media, LSAD, present a series of music videos featuring up-and-coming artists sourced directly from the Irish music industry. Tune in via YouTube Premiere on Monday 26 April at 16:00 to discover the next chart topper or underground mover!

The artists featured (in order) are:

1. Scoth 

2. Fiontan Cahill

3. Changing Trains

4. Amerson Fortunato

5. Paddy Quilligan

6. Jamie McIntyre

7. Derek Ellard

8. Rob O’Doherty

9. Anna & the Swans

10. Zach Brosnan

11. Billy Hurley

Presenter, Eoin Melia

Check out the trailer below and sign up to register your interest at the Eventbrite page HERE or click the poster above

Seamus Fogarty is a London-based Irish singer-songwriter. Combining alternative, folk, and electronica styles, Seamus released his 3rd album, A Bag of Eyes (via Domino Recording Company) on November 6th 2020.

A wholly different sonic prospect to 2017’s much-lauded The Curious Hand, Seamus (weary of the guitar, and seeking something darker than its predecessor) chose to lean more heavily on synths and drum machines, and additionally, to self-produce. “It was about creating and exploring new sound worlds,” Fogarty says. “Experimenting with new ways of incorporating electronics into the songwriting process, and in some cases dispensing with conventional songwriting processes altogether.”

On A Bag OF Eyes, there is industrial judder, slacker-fuzz guitar, a cacophony of saxophones. On one track, ring-modulated drums kick in with oscillating fury. Another moves from 90s’ shit-hole grunge venue to sleazy jazz joint in four minutes. Whilst on a third, a synth is deployed with the express purpose of sawing the listeners’ ears in half, Fogarty attests.

However, beneath them lie fragments of melody, image, drone; a flicker of banjo, an electronic pulse. “I like to purposely make music that clashes with the more traditional stuff that I do,” he says.

Fogarty’s celebrated storytelling is at home in this new sound world, rambling between the fantastical and the mundane: nuns playing volleyball, horses on clifftops, lives glimpsed through rear windows. There are echoes of his own past, the loss of dear friends. Ireland, London, and two views of San Francisco, 15 years apart. It is bus stops, house fires and Jimmy Stewart.

To book your spot for this online guest lecture goto the link below or click on the image above

EVENTBRITE LINK HERE

Back due to popular demand and for one night only on Sat 20th Feb is The Wellness Hour with Paaah & Sile Show! Tickets are now available on http://patshortt.com! Many thanks to the @DeptCulturelRL for their support for this production.

I was delighted to be the camera operator and editor on this exciting and very funny production with Pat and his daughter Faye Shortt. This is well worth a watch.

Pat Shortt the renowned Irish comedian brings his number one comedy show podcast”The Wellness Hour with Paaaah ” to the screens! Now co-starring reporter Sile, Faye Shortt, this is pure family entertainment at it’s best.

When the show’s about to start, the link to join will appear on your ticket, or you can access the stream link that we’ll email you on the day.

The Short Comedy Theatre Company Ltd.

This is an 18+ event.

Tickets available HERE

Tonights New Years Eve Show on RTÉ One will feature a special piece from ‘The Wellness Hour with Paaah and Sile’. Keep an eye out for it.

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

At today’s award ceremony, held on line, LIT was well represented by 23 of our students out of 58 overall finalists from all around the country, and we had 2 out of the 8 Lecturer nominations too. 

Out of the 4 categories LIT competed in, our students won in 3 of them. Congratulations to all the students below who won in the following categories. 

And a bualadh bos goes out to Nora Ní Fhlatharta for winning the best lecturer award.

Finalist winners : Multimedia – Audio

  • Kyle Dee, Eoin Melia, Nicole Devennie & Jack Conroy

Finalist winner : Multimedia – Graphic & Illustration

  • Jack Carroll, Limerick

Finalist winners : Multimedia – Video

  • Patrick Szoltysek, Marta Di Giovanni & Darek Kozdroj

Finalist winner : Lecturers Award

  • Nora Ni Fhlatharta

LIT is very grateful for the engagement of the NTA and Smarter Travel with us, and all their help in promoting sustainable travel.

(Ultan Gogarty

Capital Planning & Development Manager, Limerick Institute of Technology)