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Limerick Post 4th August 2018

 

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Screen Training Ireland are delighted to partner with High Res in association with disguise to host the first ‘D3 Fundamental & Advanced Training Course’ in Ireland, which will take place in Dublin at the end of July.  The course will be led by Chris Simcock, an official D3 disguise trainer, who has tailored this course to suit the demands of the current film & television industry.

D3 is a state of the art media server. It is one of the first servers to have the capability to output 10 bit processing depth and is quickly becoming the primary media server platform for live and broadcast environments. The D3’s cutting edge technology can manage and synchronise a variety of different output sources, from LED screens, to projection systems, as well as tracking realtime data from systems like scenery motion control, making it a powerful collaborative tool in helping creative production teams realise their vision.

The course will run over 3 days from Tuesday 24th to Thursday the 26th of July 2018.

Image: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the 3D wall on the set of NIGHTFLYERS.

(Post as per Screen Training Ireland link. HERE )

Celebrating its 30th year the Galway Film Fleadh for 2018 promises to be jammed packed of features and shorts. As well as this there are special guests including; Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures, and actresses Marisa Tomei, and Vanessa Redgrave.

For the full programme in PDF format click the picture of the cover below.

If you’re in the position of trying to decide on your 3rd level college options and have a passion for Film and Television or even just a keen interest, then this level 7/8 programme is a must.

What is the programme about?

This skills-based programme offers students an exciting opportunity to explore the world of the broadcast media industry, covering a range of disciplines across Film & TV Production, Visual Effects, editing, radio, audio mixing, photography, as well as broadcast technologies across a range of new and traditional media platforms.

Upon successful completion of this Level 7 programme, students progress to the Level 8 BSc (Honours) degree. We offer our students a range of prospects for both academic & career progression in the broadcast, film, creative media industries, as well as extensive hands-on production work experience. If you have a story to tell, we will show you how.

Key Features of the programme:

• Industry-led Production & Post Production Practices;

• Digital Photography & Cinematography Techniques;

• Creative Design for CGI, VFX & Digital Art Direction;

• Participate in the Limerick International Film Festival (Hosted by the film production course).

• Work in our state of the art Millennium Theatre on a range of live events, including the popular Awards Show for the Richard Harris International Film Festival.

• Work on Wired FM – our student Radio Station; Industry Tours & Award-winning Visiting Lecturers;

• Industry work experience– (Stage 3 Level 7)

• Modules are driven by dedicated staff with strong industry & academic careers;

• Outstanding graduate employment opportunities in the Film & Broadcast industries.

Who is the programme suited to?

If you are interested in filmmaking and storytelling on screen, this programme aims to develop the practical creative and technical skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the dynamic world of film and broadcast production across a range of screen platforms.

Top 3 Reasons

1. High quality facilities.

2. Practical, hands-on experience with Wired FM.

3. Industry-experienced lecturers who give you the thorough, hands-on and personal support you need to make the most of your education.

Class Contact Hours

24 hours per week

Awarding Body

Limerick Institute of Technology

Other Information

COURSE PROGRESSION LADDER

Year 4: Level 8 BSc (Hons) Audio & Video Production

For more info check out the full details HERE and make that change of mind to LIT.

Cruinniú na nÓg is a national initiative rolled out as part of Creative Ireland Programme 2017 – 2022. It’s a day of culture and creativity for and by children and young people. It’s a day for doing, making and creating!

Limerick City and County Council in association with Fresh Film Festival, Limerick Youth Service, The Hunt Museum and Happenings, invites young people and children of Limerick to celebrate culture and creativity through the interdisciplinary and collaborative medium of film. The programme of events spans across the city and county of Limerick, including film production workshops, arts and creativity workshops, screenings and a special highlight of the day, a Young Film Convention.

All events are free.

Green Light Limerick: Young Film Convention

https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/theatre-film-dance/green-light-limerick-young-film-convention

Celebrate the wonderful world of film with a fun-filled day meeting other cineastes. Come dressed as your favourite movie character and take part in our parade of movie heroes. Try out a green screen, chat to Limerick’s young YouTube sensations, watch mini-screenings of movies for and by young people, or simply soak up the atmosphere. Bring your favourite model or build something new with 100kg of Lego provided by Bric Con Limerick! All young visitors must be supervised by guardians at all times.

Age range: All ages
Time:11.00am – 3.00pm
Venue: Limerick City and County Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick

Green Light Limerick: Movies in the Garden

Enjoy outdoor movie screenings in the beautiful garden of The Hunt Museum with two family friendly feature films. Bring your own blanket and popcorn, and enjoy the classic titles: Jungle Book and Princess Bride.

12.00pm – 1.30pm: The Jungle Book (1967)
2.30pm – 4.10pm: The Princess Bride (1987)

Movies in the Garden are presented in association with Happenings, Fresh Film Festival and The Hunt Museum.

The event is free and no booking is required but places are limited; arrive early to avoid disappointment.

All young visitors must be supervised by guardians at all times.

Age range: All ages
Time: 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, V94 EV8A, Limerick

Green Light Limerick: Claymation at the Hunt Museum

Be a part of an animation crew and see your work on the big screen! Join one of The Hunt Museum’s claymation and stop motion workshops. The two workshops will take the Hunt Museum Summer Exhibition “Signals of Change” as a point of departure to produce a short animation.

The stop motion animation will be brought together over the course of two workshops and presented to the public as part of an outdoor screening in The Hunt Museum Garden.

Places are limited and booking is essential. Booking: https://form.jotformeu.com/educationhuntmuseum/stop-motion-animation-day
Age and Time: 10am – 11.30am: 4 to 8 year olds, and 12.30pm – 2.30pm: for 9 to 12 year olds.
Venue: Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick, V94 EV8A
Green Light Limerick: Film Production Workshops

On the day of Cruinniú na nÓg, young filmmakers across Limerick will engage with the practice of filmmaking and learn new skills to develop their ability to make movies.

The workshops dedicated to developing dynamic camera skills and scene crafting will take place across Limerick led by local, professional filmmakers in association with Fresh Film Festival and Limerick Youth Service. Participants dive into film production with these intensive workshops in filmmaking exploring the process of taking an idea to a finished film.

Four workshops will be held simultaneously in Kilfinane (11am – 2pm), Rathkeale (11am – 2pm), Abbeyfeale (11am – 2pm), and Limerick City (11am – 4pm).

Participation is free but booking is essential, please contact info@freshfilmfestival.net

Age range: 13+
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm/11.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Across Limerick County and City

Green Light Limerick: Movies at the Libraries

We invite our youngest citizens and their parents for a fun and relaxing morning at the local library with a special screening of the classic silent movie Safety Last!  The screening will be followed by a colouring workshop. Visitors will be also invited to explore a display of books, that have been turned into films.

Six Libraries in Limerick City and County will host this event. These will be The Granary Library, Watch House Cross Library, Newcastle West Library, Kilmallock Library, Dooradoyle Library and Adare Library. Please contact your local library for further information.

The event is free and no booking is required but places are limited; arrive early to avoid disappointment.
All young visitors must be supervised by guardians at all times.

Age range: 0-4; All ages
Venue: Libraries across Limerick

For further information please contact: 

Limerick Culture & Arts Office
Email: artsoffice@limerick.ie
Phone: 061 557363 / 061 525031

Content as per press release from Limerick Cultural & Arts Office.

 

 

Avid Assistant

Things to know about the new Avid Media Composer licenses…

Posted: 10 Jun 2018 03:21 PM PDT

NAB 2018 saw Avid release a new licensing scheme. There’s a new license in town and the good news is, it’s cheaper! But what’s the catch? Here’s a quick guide…

Image from Avid Technology site.

Well, actually there’s not really too much of a catch unless you intend to use shared storage… let me tell you more.

Licenses

Licensing edit suites should be easy, but it’s usually not. While it might not be your responsibility, it’s a good idea as an Avid Assistant, to be aware of what license type you have on your workstation. Make sure it won’t run out mid-project or, if it is a monthly subscription license, does your workstation have Internet access to reactive a monthly subscription? Let’s get a better idea of how Avid licensing works.

Electronic licensing for Media Composer is done through the Application Manager. You purchase your license through the Avid website as either a perpetual or subscription license. Once finalised, your licencing information is placed into your Avid Account and from this information, your workstations can be activated. But what is the difference between these two license types?

Perpetual Licenses

This is simply a software activated license that is purchased for a single price and last for 12 months. The big advantage of this license is that it NEVER expires.  If you do not renew your license at the end of the 12 months then your Media Composer is limited to the last release closest to your licences end date. If you renew your licence you will be able to access upgrade for the next 12 months and so on.

Optional extras with Media Composer are

• Media Composer | Symphony Option which can include includes Boris Continuum Complete Lite

• Media Composer | NewsCutter Option

• Media Composer | Production Pack – includes

• NewBlue Titler Pro 2

• Sorenson Squeeze

• iZotope Insight

Subscription License

This allows you to rent Media Composer on a month to month basis. Rather than stumping up for 12 months up front, this means you can reduce your costs by paying month by month. It also has the added benefit of giving you access to options you would have to purchase if you have a perpetual license. So that’s:

• Media Composer® | Software

• Media Composer | Symphony® Option

• NewBlue Titler Pro 2.5

• Sorenson Squeeze Lite

• Boris Continuum Complete Lite

• iZotope Insight (30-day trial)

• Avid Support (including all software updates/upgrades)

The monthly subscription also means that when you don’t need Media Composer you don’t pay for it.

Media Composer Types

Media Composer | First

For people just starting out in editing, Media Composer | First delivers a complete, yet streamlined creative toolset built on Avid’s renowned editing model – for free – with all the features and functionality that can be published to popular social media channels.

NAB 2018 saw the release of Media Composer 2018.4 and while the license types remain the same this version brought with it 2 separate ‘models’ of Media Composer.

Media Composer – Sort of new…

For a lot of people working on Media Composer, they require the editing package to function on a single machine in a ‘non-collaborative’ manner. By this Avid means, we are not using it on their shared storage systems, Avid ISIS or Avid NEXIS. Users can still share content via pocket drives and move bins around freely but with this restriction comes the added benefit of a 50% reduction in price. A license can be had for as little as US$19.99 per month.

Media Composer Ultimate – NEW

This new term is, in effect, the old Media Composer license price point, with added software options bundled in. Support for Shared Projects on Avid ISIS and NEXIS is added but we now also receive  ScriptSync, PhraseFind and Symphony option in the same bundle. This is the option that most Post Houses will go for. Compare the models and their functions here

Extra Notes

Here are a few other items you should be aware of…

30 Day Trails

Avid has long allowed you to download Media Composer and run it on a 30-day trial. It’s worthwhile noting that when running in trial mode all the options are enabled, to give you an Ultimate License.

Existing Customers

If you already had a subscription in place before the new license release you will receive an Ultimate License. If you want to reduce your monthly cost, then you will need to end your old license and start a new one at the reduced cost.

Avid Support

When you purchase your Media Composer license you will have the ability to raise support cases should you experience issues with your system. If you require extended support, this can also be purchased and added to your account/license. For more information see the links below.

Here’s Avid view on the new family of licenses. and some useful links for help with Avid licensing.

Media Composer Licenses FAQ

Media Composer software support contract license update

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