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The Creative Broadcast & Screen Production programme at Limerick Institute of Technology consists of a two-year level 6 Higher Certificate, a one-year add-on level 7 Bachelor of Science degree and a level 8 Bachelor of Science Honours degree. It is a programme in Digital Broadcasting and Television and Radio Production and provides students with an understanding of the broadcast media industry and the technologies employed in the acquisition, manipulation and delivery of the visual and audio mediums.

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The programme aims to provide Creative Broadcast & Screen Production graduates with a range of skillsets relevant to professional video, sound, television broadcasting and related careers. The programme is designed to develop the student’s creative and technical ability to function as a member of a broadcast production team in a practical setting. The programme aims to develop Technical Operators in broadcast television.
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The course will open up numerous job roles and opportunities in a number of sectors both in film and broadcast. There are additional options for certifications in areas such as post production for audio and video disciplines.
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Following on from the great success of this years festival along with the Craol Award win for the students of the Video & Sound Technology course and Wired FM, we have the latest videos release from the electrical and electronic department social team.

Music Technology and Video and Sound Technology Courses

 

Katie & Jack

 

Well Done to all involved.

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Today marks the start of a possible historic journey for the Limerick Film Industry. Announced this morning from Limerick City and County Council was the deal to purchase the former Dell building in the Plassey Technological Park for the use of creating a Film Studio.

Here is the formal Media Release detailing the deal and what it means:

 

LIMERICK CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL AGREES PURCHASE OF FORMER DELL SITE TO FACILITATE PROPOSED MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA HUB

Media Release, Monday, 25th May 2015

LIMERICK, IRELAND- Limerick City and County Council has announced that it has agreed terms on the purchase of a 350,000 sq foot building in Plassey as part of its strategy for infrastructural development. It is proposed that the building will house a major international media hub to facilitate the production of film and television content and to provide support services.

The local authority remains in discussions with Ardmore Studios, Ireland’s top Film and Television Studios, for the provision of much needed studio infrastructure for the Mid-West.

The proposed location of the international studio which the Council has purchased in the region of €5-6m is a former industrial building on Plassey Park Road in Limerick, approximately 25 acres in size with 7.5 acres of development land available and 750 car spaces.

A former manufacturing facility, it was leased successfully and visited by thousands as ‘The Culture Factory’ venue for Limerick City of Culture 2014.

Welcoming the news, Limerick City and County Council Chief Executive Conn Murray said the purchase is ‘an important step in the local authority’s plan to create an international film centre and major sustainable employment in Limerick’.

“Our discussions with Ardmore Studios are continuing at pace since we first announced that we were working together late last year,” Mr Murray said. “We’re delighted that subject to finalising details, we have agreed terms on the purchase of the former Dell building in Plassey. The purchase of this building is the first step in our strategy to create major studio facilities in Limerick. The next part of the process is to finalise our discussions with Ardmore Studios. We have been encouraged by the response to this initiative.”

Mr Murray said he is hopeful that the purchase of the building will lead to major sustainable employment and the creation of a new film industry in Limerick.

“There is a clear and urgent demand for large scale studio space and support buildings in Ireland, and  many of the pre-conditions necessary for the creation of studios already exist in Limerick,” he added.

“It is evident that success is based on government support, direct investment and commitment given to the vision of those involved. We hope that this is just the start of a project which will create a new industry and a huge number of jobs locally. It’s also a logical legacy of Limerick’s year as National City of Culture 2014 and its bid to become European Capital of Culture for 2020.”

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I spoke with Joe Nash of Limericks Live 95FM on Thursday last about the benefits of this deal for the Film Makers and students of Limerick. See Below. (Click on Image to hear sound Grab)

Live 95fm news Story

Here is the DIRECT LINK

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Well another year is over for the Limerick Film Festival and I have now switched my attention back to other projects (Editing the Film Limerick Trilogy Films, Behind The Scenes, LIT Work and the Doctorate)

We had a great festival, with an increase on numbers overall for the guest speakers, screenings and Awards show.

The full edited version of the Short Film Awards show can be found by clicking the image below.

Thanks to all who helped out… (too many to name here) but you all know who you are.

I’ll be working over the summer on next years details and structure and hopefully in September there will be more information to give you.

Simon.

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Limerick institute of Technology is running the sister festival to the Limerick Film Festival from March 3rd to 6th 2015 at the Millennium Theatre.

As you can see from the poster there is an impressive lineup and several events that are not to be missed.

Check out their website HERE

In todays Limerick Leader is the UL student driven, newspaper Limerick Voice, in which is a feature on the Local Film Making Talent in Limerick and the mid-west region. Thanks to journalist Jane O’Flaherty for the stories and coverage.

Click on the images for the scanned articles.

Limerick Voice Article 1 Limerick Voice Article 2

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Behind the Scenes Meeting.

This monday (24th november) at Dolans, Dock Road @mydolans the Novemeber meeting of Behind the Scenes will take place.

With the expected announcement of the Film Film Awards and the details of the Training Scheme as well as the BTS internship details, there will be plenty for discussion.

Details will be posted on the website in the coming days. www.behindthescenes.ie

 

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Hello Everyone,

Everyone here at HQ in Limerick Institute of Technology is delighted to announce the dates for the 6th Limerick Film Festival as well as the Call for Entries into the annual Short Film Awards 2015.

As always we strive to keep the ethos of the festival focused on the film makers in all the disciplines and 2015 will be no different. While our team is working hard on the schedule of events for the programme we would like to put out the ‘CALL FOR ENTRIES’ for short films from local, national and international film makers.

The Entry Form and Articles for Submission are available form the ENTRY FORMS page on the website.

 April 23rd to 25th 2015 will be the festival dates with the festival finishing on Saturday evening, 25th April, with the annual Short Film Awards Show at the Millennium Theatre, Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish, Limerick.

Once again we are delighted to be back and its all possible with the help of our sponsors and partners: LIT, Limerick City of Culture 2014, Whelan Cameras, Canon, Peli Ireland, The George Boutique Hotel, Behind the Scenes, Tyrell:CCT and Si-Fi.

More news and information on the festival programme as well as a few surprises in the weeks and months to come.

Looking forward to receiving your short films and seeing our friends and making new ones at the festival in 2015.

 

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Maeve McGrath, Diarmuid McIntyre, David Burns, Simon McGuire

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Lyric FM to broadcast Episode 6 of Cultural Passions by Grey Heron Media Sunday 27th at 5:40pm

A couple of months go Maeve McGrath (Producer/Actor), Dave Burns (The Royal) and myself were interviewed by Grey Heron Media’s Diarmuid McIntyre for their Cultural Passions Radio programme. This episode was recorded at the Theatre Royal Site which is the location of the future Royal Project for Film and Visual Arts.

The episode concentrated on the venue as well as the ever growing film industry in Limerick. A number of areas of the industry were discussed while also taking a walk through and around what was one of the finest examples of the vintage cinema spaces Limerick had.

The radio programme is on at 5:40pm Sunday 27th on Lyric FM and is on Limerick’s Live 95FM durning the week.

Well done to Diarmuid and the team at Grey Heron Media.

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Hi All

Behind the Scenes will host its monthly meeting on Monday night 26th May at 7pm at Dolans Pub on the Dock Road. All are welcome and its your chance to promote your work or film that is either in progress or needs help.

Cya there,
Simon.