Student Work Experience Opportunities for Broadcast/Film and Media Industries

Interested in accepting a Creative Broadcast & Film Production student on a short work experience placement? By taking students on work experience, you get an opportunity to engage, inspire, and inform future media professionals about what working life is really like. If your company might be interested in taking part please complete the work experience survey below, there are only six questions and it should only take you less than two minutes to complete. All information will be added to a database of prospective companies to be used exclusively for work placements for Creative Broadcast & Film Production students from September 2018 onwards.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/obairCBFP

Below is a short video of a past graduate Andrew Phayer who currently works with Munster Rugby.

 

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RHIFF SUMMER SCREENINGS IN THE COUNTY

Following on from the wonderful Women in Film, Spring Screenings in March; the Richard Harris International Film Festival team present a selection of favourites from RHIFF2017 at Friars’ Gate Theatre.

Thursday 14th June, 8pm, Tickets €7.00

Booking Line: 00353 63 98727 – Email: friarsgate@eircom.net

A VERY IRISH FAMILY – Directed by Emmet Kelly Family Bonds are strained, as Europe is sundered by war in 1914. A well-to-do Irish nationalist family struggles with conflicting loyalties and the politically ambitious family patriarch is forced to re-evaluate his priorities when his idealistic sons volunteer to fight in France and Gallipoli following the outbreak of war.

Pilot for a period TV series in development that follows the ebb and flow of the fortunes of the Gleeson family from Monaveen.

MARKY’S BAD WEEK – Directed by Daniel Holmwood Having the worst week of his life, Marky decides to take the edge off with a spliff. Things go from bad to worse when he realises he’s lost his nodge of hash.”

Trailer – click link below

https://vimeo.com/218858816

GUSTAV – Directed by Ken Williams & Denis Fitzpatrick A man wakes up with a strange tune in his head. But what is it? And how did it get there?

Trailer – click link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2j9AcfTFf4&feature=youtu.be

THE KING – Directed by Daniel Cooper A 17th Century King lost in a foreign village flees a mob that has mistaken him for a madman. Armed and panicked, he breaks into a cathedral and holds a priest hostage, forcing him to transcribe his death note while they wait for the cavalry to arrive.

ACORN – Directed by Kevin de la Isla O’Neill Busy-body mother Maureen battles Principal Finan during a parent-teacher meeting concerning her son Greg & his unusual behaviour during the school’s nativity play rehearsals.

Trailer – click link below

https://vimeo.com/240239680

BURDEN – Directed by Johnny Cullen A young celtic warrior carries her father to safety until she encounters an old enemy.

Trailer – click link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqzwj-2KTHs

“AN MHALLACHT” – Directed by Cóilín Ó Scolaí The Mayo Football Team are once again in the GAA All Ireland Final: Dr Donal Green has his loyalties tested when he discovers that one of his comatose patients is the last living player from the infamous cursed Mayo team of 1951.

Trailer – click link below

https://vimeo.com/221260340

SAVING SANTA – Directed by Keith O’Grady A little girl by the name of Ruby Fair, is still dealing with her mother’s death when she comes across a seemingly destitute man in the street.

Trailer – click link below

https://vimeo.com/181680458

Check out our listing on Limerick.ie https://www.limerick.ie/discover/whats-on/theatre-film-dance/richard-harris-summer-screenings-county

Culture Fox – https://www.culturefox.ie/en/Film/rhiff-summer-screenings-in-the-county/61993/

Entertainment.ie – http://entertainment.ie/show-SpecialScreenings/Friars-Gate-Theatre/Richard-Harris-Summer-Screenings-in-the-County/SpecialScreenings-2814958.htm

First cert in Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 14 Completed.

After an intense three day course on DaVinci Resolve, delivered by Telegael’s colourist Scott E Smith, I have successfully passed the assessment. Just need to test drive the new colour-correction skills on a few projects over the summer.

 

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Philip Coffey in ‘Forget Me Not’

The premiere screening of the student short film, “Forget Me Not’, starring Philip Coffey, screened last night at the Millennium Theatre, LIT.

Under the guidance of well known Irish Film Director, Kevin Liddy (Country, Horse, A Soldier’s Song, The Suffering Kind) the production took place on location in Limerick since September 2017 to April 2018. With each student covering a multiple of roles during the production and post production there was a air of delight on their faces as the film, along with other drama and factual projects screened to friends and family.

Students and Staff of the TV and Film Production course, LCFE, with Irish Film Director, Kevin Liddy,at the screening of their short films and documentary.

LIT and the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme were proud to support the project and provided mentorship on post production as well as the screening in the Millennium Theatre.

Look forward to seeing more creative films and documentaries from this group in the near future.

Colin Craker (3rd year Creative Broadcast and Film Production Student) receiving the #richardharrisinternationalfilmfestival award for film excellence.

Big congratulations to 3rd Year Creative Broadcast and Film Production student, Colin Craker, for winning the inaugural ‘Richard Harris International Film Festival Award for Film Excellence’, at the Frame By Frame Student Showcase on April 12th.

His short animation, titled ‘Cobblestones‘, had the audience spellbound with  ‘Bladerunner’ visual influences and all produced using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, which impressed the RHIFF team of Zeb and Sylvia Moore.

The Frame By Frame Student Showcase, was created and run by the Students and Staff of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme at Limerick Institute of Technology and will return again in 2019 where new talent and display their work to their peers and industry professionals.

It is expected that Colin’s film along with the other productions will be entered into the Richard Harris Film Festival and will screen in October this year.

Zeb Moore (RHIFF), Simon McGuire (Post Production Lecturer) & Sylvia Moore (RHIFF) at the opening reception of the Showcase.

Tuesday April 10th

Director David keating: Film director and screenwriter, His writing includes work for Columbia/Sony Pictures and Jim Sheridan’s script for INTO THE WEST. Director:  THE LAST OF THE HIGH KINGS, (Miramax / IFB) with Jared Leto, Gabriel Byrne and Christina Ricci. WAKE WOOD (Hammer / IFB) with Aidan Gillen, Timothy Spall and Eva Birthistle. CHERRY TREE (MPI / IFB) — with Naomi Battrick, Anna Walton and Sam Hazeldene. CHERRY TREE was selected to open Film4 Frightfest 2015 in London’s Leicester Square, it had its US premiere at Lincoln Plaza in NYC November 2015.

David will be leading an interactive discussion on the role of the film director on a feature film, how to develop communication skills with crew members from distinctly varied disciplines: image, sound, design, production, finance. The language of direction for fiction, use of the Kuleshov effect in montage and narrative, subtext analysis and directing actors for screen. (Millennium Theatre LIT 11:00 – 13:00)

The talk will be followed by an intensive workshop (numbers limited) with collaboration from The Limerick School of Acting on directing actors for the screen. (Aula Maxima, LIT 14:00 – 16:00)

 

Wednesday April 11th

4 Corner Debate  – Piracy

“Piracy is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of people who work in

the movie and TV industry”. Lead by Creative Broacast & Film Production

year 1 students. Come along & have your say. (Millennium Theatre LIT 13:00 – 14:00)

Marie-Therese Garvey – Documentary Production

Marie-Therese is an award-winning documentary film producer and founder of creative production company, Greater Than Ten Miles. (Atlantic (2016), narrated by Brendan Gleeson). In her talk she will explore the art of storytelling through mixed visual documentary modes, research skills in production, and documentary finance.  (Millennium Theatre LIT 14:00 – 16:00)

 

Thursday April 12th

Scott Smith – The Final Edit

Scott has over 25 years of experience as an online editor, and 15 as colourist. He’s worked on hundreds of programmes, promos, and TVCs for major studios and broadcasters in the United States and Europe, including: Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, MGM, Disney, Castle Rock, FX, TNT, NBC, HBO, E! Entertainment, BBC, ITV, Channel 5, ZDF, S4C, UKTV, RTE, TV3, TG4, and UTV. He listens to his clients, and can take a project from script to finished broadcast programme. His primary tools are DaVinci Resolve, Avid Symphony, and Autodesk Smoke. (Millennium Theatre LIT 11:00 – 13:00)

The talk will be followed by an workshop on Da Vinci Resolve (Block 15C01 LIT 14:00 – 16:00)

Showcase Screening & Exhibition

Exhibition: Millennium Theatre Foyer LIT 11:00 – 21:30

Reception: Millennium Theatre Foyer LIT 18:00 – 19:00 – All Welcome.

Screening: Festival Screening overview with Zeb Moore – Richard Harris International Film Festival followed by student film & animation screenings + Inaugural “Richard Harris Award for Excellence in Film” presentation.

Millennium Theatre LIT 19:00 – 22:00

For more information contact: film@lit.ie

Following on from yesterday’s ‘first look’ trailer release, we were delighted to have episode director of Nightflyers; Maggie Kiley, to give a talk to the Creative Broadcast & Film Production and Music Technology students at the Millennium Theatre this lunchtime.

Giving her unique insight to film making, Maggie answered numerous questions from students and staff about her experience and previous award winning projects, not to mention her time on Nightflyers (without giving away any secrets).

Nightflyers has released the first look trailer to its much anticipated series. Filmed in Troy Studios, Limerick, the crew is made up of many talented people, 30% of which is claimed to be local talent.

The series is a production of NBC Universal and Universal Cable Productions and is adapted from the 1987 George RR Martin novella of the same name. Netflix will co-produce the series and will have first-run rights to the series outside of the US. It is due to air on the Syfy Channel in the US and on Netflix worldwide in the Autumn 2018.

Troy Studios, Limerick City.

LIT Music Festival 2018

Posted: February 25, 2018 in live Event
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LIT Music Festival ‘18

This March, LIT hosts its 7th annual Music Festival in partnership with SPIN South West. The week-long event consists of interactive workshops, exhibitions, music, and art installations. Along with talks from leading music and media industry professionals and special performances from our very own students as well as local talents. This year’s festival takes place from the 12th to the 15th of March 2018. Check back for more updates on LIT Music Festival 2018.

You can also follow our journey @LITMusicFest on Facebook & Twitter. For more information please contact us at music@lit.ie


Music Festival Schedule (Click the image below to view the larger version)

Capacity for events is limited and will be facilitated on a first-come-first-served basis. The school’s event on Monday is fully booked for 2018 and the closing event ‘33RPM: Vincent Browne and Blindboy Boatclub, presented by Wired FM’ is now sold out.