Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

News Item for release (11/11/19)
 
LSAD Creative Broadcasting & Film Production presents masterclass with Oscar Nominated Director, Steph Green
Steph Green is an Oscar nominated film and TV director. Selected as one of Creativity Magazine’s Top Directors to Watch and Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, her critically-acclaimed feature film was shot in Ireland and stars Will Forte and Maxine Peake.  She has directed top TV shows such as The Americans, The Deuce, Man in the High Castle, American Crime, Bates Motel, You’re the Worst, Billions, Preacher, Luke Cage, Scandal and most recently, Watchmen for HBO. Her recent pilot Dare Me was picked up by USA/Netflix and will premiere in 2020.  She also just directed the pilot for The L Word: Generation Q which has a straight-to-series pick up from Showtime.

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A message from Nora Ní Fhlatharta, Programme Leader of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme, LSAD.

Day two Creative Broadcast & Film Production opendays and today we are running film screenings in our Clare St Campus and Camera demos in Moylish campus. It has been brilliant to meet with our future students. Huge thanks you to all the staff who helped out, to Art O Laoire, tecnichal supervisor, IT staff, Tom Brophy and Annette Bowman, to Des Farell and Mike Fox LSAD for making us feel so welcome, to lecturers, Simon McGuire, Muireann DeBarra, Mike Gavin, John Greenwood, and Mark Griffin, to our head of department James Greenslate, to Ken Coleman of Game art and design, but most of all to Creative Broadcast and Film production students. I get the pleasure of working with the hardest working, creative, and funfilled crew in the world. Thanks so much to all the @creativetechlit student volunteers who made our opendays a joy to be part of. Thanks a million everyone. Nora Ni Fhlatharta @lsadlimerick @limerick_it #CreativeBroadcastFilmProductionlit#openday#filmcrew

Video produced by Amerson Fortunato , 2nd Year Creative Broadcast & Film Production.

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)

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Huge thanks to our media and events experts who offered an insightful and detailed overview of media work placements today in the #Millenniumtheatrelit . Thanks to Ciarda from FreshFilmFestivalMeghann from #limerickpost Seb from #Richardharrisiff and Entrepreneur Eoin Everard. #creativefilmlit #musictechnology#studentworkexperience Limerick Institute of Technology – LIT#litcareers

For the second year running, leaders in local media, events and festivals were invited to the Millennium Theatre to speak to Creative Broadcast & Film Production students on opportunities of work experience.

This valuable session gives the students opportunities to network and decided on what career paths they might like to take during their third year on the programme. In the inaugural year, a number of students availed of working on the Richard Harris International Film Festival as well as the Hear Say Festival where they gained knowledge and connections to industry leaders.

With the RHIFF approaching, the staff and students of the CBFP will once again be producing the acclaimed awards for for the festival. This being the third year for the RHIFF, the awards show will be 10 years old, as it was originally designed for the Limerick Film Festival (LIT Film Festival) back in 2010. As always we are hard working on the design of the awards show and look forward to streaming live on the night as well as recording for later release on the platforms.

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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.

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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.

S.

BlackMagic have decided to release the details of the 6K version of their Pocket Cinema Camera.

I would wonder if all those who are still on the waiting list for a 4K Version to arrive will they be changing their orders.

There are some very nice tech advancements…

KEY FEATURES

  • Active Canon EF Mount
  • Super 35-Sized HDR Sensor
  • Record 6K 6144 x 3456 up to 50 fps
  • Dual Native 400 & 3200 ISO to 25,600

However I question this one and it’s target market. I would assume the quality is superb but with a tag of over $2500 (Irish price would be more I would say), this camera now falls into a very saturated price category.

Depending on the user and their requirements for filming, is there a need from clients for 6K (at this time)? Does the client have 6K playback to maximize the viewing experience of the package?

Also with other 4K cameras, including the previous pocket cam (pictured above next to the 6k) would this be the better buy? I do however like the idea of all the EF glass now compatible with the BlackMagic pocket though, (long over due).

Here is a breakdown from Newsshooter.com which gives all the details

https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/08/09/blackmagic-design-releases-pocket-cinema-camera-6k-with-ef-mount/

So am taking the plunge and using Avid MC 2019 for the edit of the short film, Blood Brothers, I shot last week.

So far I’m not disappointed. The ingest, sync and binning went off without any problems. Content was all linked without codec issues and there were also no problems when it came to using the Autosync option for the sound.

Yes a few things are gone like the edit selection and trim tools from the Timeline window as well as the option for using the Caps Lock for scrubbing, however all of these are available in the command pallet and are an option for a button on the keyboard as well as the tool menus.

All the fast “burger” menus are gone but again those options are there if you right click the mouse in the bins, timeline or monitor windows.

As I progress through this short film I’ll post more on my experience of using the new Avid 2019 but in the mean time I’m happy with the interface changes.

More soon.