Released on March 27th 2020, via Vimeo, is the new documentary on the work and craftsmanship of acclaimed award winning Editor/ Sound Editor, Walter Murch ACE.

Directed by Jon Lefkovitz this documentary is:

An exploration of the films and philosophy of legendary editor and sound designer Walter Murch (‘The Conversation’, ‘Apocalypse Now’), as told in his own words. (Note: Seen and enjoyed by Mr. Murch.)

(IMDB)

This will be one for the editors as well as all film makers and you can check out more from the director here….

https://vimeo.com/user5730380

For now here is the Trailer:

Bored at home? Cabin fever setting in? Itching to do something creative and fun? Well do we have just the thing for you.

Galway Film Centre in partnership with Galway City of Film and the Galway Film Fleadh are delighted to announce that the One Minute Film Festival is back!

We are inviting Filmmakers / Film Enthusiasts to make a one-minute film, based on any subject or any story. A panel of judges will select the best 30 One Minute Films and they will be screened at a special public event in the coming months.

This year, there is a combined cash prize of €250 for the best 3 Films which will be announced at the screening where your work will be screened to a packed audience!

Entry to this competition is free and all genres are welcome including documentary, live action, art-house and animation.

Last year’s One Minute Film Festival included films from around the world, with 2 sold out screenings. The winner was the fantastic My Father Taught me to Swing an Axe by Rory Fitzpatrick, second place went to Liam Fahy for his film Mourning Murder and third place prize went to Cliona Noonan and Naoise Dempsey for Destiny.

Deadline for Entry: 4pm (GMT) Wednesday 1st May 2020

How to Enter:

  • Send a private Vimeo/Youtube link of your film along with the password to admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie
  • Download and fill out this One Minute Film Application Form and send it along with your submission.
  • Please note: Do not initially send film files. Once the 30 films are selected to be screened we will then request a copy of your film (specifications: .mov/.mp4, H264, Apple Pro Res – 25fps) along with still images.

Guidelines:

  • One film per entrant.
  • Have copyright/permission for the music used.
  • Entries must have been made since July 2019.
  • Duration limit is 70 seconds including credits. Longer than this will not be considered.
  • Submissions may be in any language, but if it is not in English please include English subtitles if possible.

For any further info: email admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie or go to www.galwayfilmcentre.ie

#GalwayCityofFilm

(As per Film Freeway Site)

2020 will be the inaugural Nenagh Children’s Film Festival, established to support Film and Filmmakers creating work for young audiences. It will take place in Nenagh, Co Tipperary as part of our Nenagh800 celebrations. As an international festival we welcome submissions from all over the world from professionals and students alike.

The 3 day festival, from 12th – 14th June 2020, will include feature film, short film, animated and student screenings as well workshops for young people.

Awards will be given in a number of categories including Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Animated Film and Audience Award.

– All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles
– All films submitted should be suitable for children
– Short films should be no longer than 15 minutes
– Feature films should not be less than 60 minutes
– A copy of current Student ID must be submitted
– All in-bound & out-bound costs shall be covered by the applicant.
– Once the film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival programme
– The films must be original and the applicant will take all responsibilities for any copyright infringements
– The Festival does not offer cash awards
– The Festival does not pay screening fees
– The Festival does not pay for accommodation

For the Festival entry link click HERE

Pat Shortt recording the next podcast episode, with Mike Gavin (Lecturer for Music Technology & Production) on the desk.

The Wellness Hour with Paaah! Returning Soon.

After an outstanding reaction to the first three episodes of the new podcast and after a short break, due to his filming schedule on a new  television project, Pat Shortt has returned  to the the Creative Technologies Studios at the Moylish Campus.

Pat and the team are working hard to bring listeners the next three episodes featuring all the now favourite characters and their antics.

Staff and Students of the Creative Technologies are heavily involved in the production including the recording of the voice overs from Pat, Sound atmosphere and Effects sourcing, foley recording and even getting some minor voice over parts too!

The next episode will be released in the coming weeks. Check out Spotify, iTunes and other podcast locations. Also if you haven’t heard the other episodes then now is the time to catch up…

 

Creative Technologies LSAD are pleased to announce details of an upcoming lunchtime talk by Neil Masterson, event co ordinator with OSS Ireland. Outsource Staffing Solutions (OSS) is one of Ireland’s leading recruitment solutions providers specialising in construction, manufacturing, industrial and events sectors. Clients include, Electric Picnic, Longitude, large scale Music tours (Ed Sheeran, Rolling Stones) as well as major civil and infrastructure projects. All Welcome.
For further information on the event and construction positions available check out our eventbrite site:

 

Interesting article on the editing software choices made by the five nominated editors for best editing at the recent oscars.

See the link HERE or click the image above.

Photography is coming to Thomond Park

Whelan Cameras are delighted to announce the inaugural Photo Expo will be coming to Thomond Park this May 9th. The Expo promises to be the biggest celebration of photography in Ireland in 2020, with all the main photographic brands in the industry in attendance. Speakers and demonstrators from Canon, Nikon, Sony and DJI head up an impressive list of more than twenty-five exhibitors that will be in attendance on the day.

Manager of Whelan Cameras David Whelan said of the event “Last year we celebrated our 70th year in business so it felt like a natural step to bring something big to Limerick this year. With the help of some of the biggest names in the industry we hope to make this an event to remember”.

The Photo Expo will be a mix of live demonstrations, touch and try opportunities and keynote speakers giving talks. One of whom will be, Canon Ambassador, Sanjay Jogia a leading internationally acclaimed Award-Winning Wedding Photographer.

Image Copyright Sanjay Jogia Photography

Also in attendance will be Nikon Ambassador and fellow Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer Tom Mason. Tom has a huge passion for the natural world and will show his collection of work and give brilliant insights into what it takes to be a great wildlife photographer.

Image Copyright Tom Mason Photography

 

One of Ireland’s leading landscape photographers Bernard Geraghty will discussing Arctic Light in the main hall. Bernard leads tours around Ireland, Italy, Norway and Tenerife to name a few. “Photography allows me to live the dream. I can be alone, at one with the world around me, and yet feel as though I am at the centre of the universe when I capture that split second in time.”

Image Copyright Bernard Geraghty Photography

Tickets are €10 and are available through Eventbrite and The Photo Expo website, www.thephotoexpo.ie. Group tickets are also available for groups of ten or more booking together available by emailing info@thephotoexpo.ie. Tickets allow entry to all demonstrations and talks, keynote speeches will be on a first come first served basis on the day.

Follow The Photo Expo on Instagram @thephotoexpo.ie for more announcements and information on the expo as more speakers and demonstrators confirm their attendance at the event.

 

Students and staff of the Creative Technologies Programmes of LSAD, LIT have been working with Writer, Actor and Comedian Pat Shortt on his new Podcast, ‘The Wellness Hour with Paaaah.’

Released on Tuesday Feb 4th on all main podcast platforms, season one will consist of a new episode for the next six weeks.

For more information on the collaboration check out the poster and video below.
Here is a behind the scenes look at the making of The Wellness Hour with Paaaah!

Catalyst Film Festival

Posted: January 27, 2020 in Film, live Event
Tags:

The deadline (Feb 7th) is fast approaching for the inaugural Catalyst Film Festival, which will take place in Limerick on the 20-21st of March.

The organisers are encouraging student entries to the festival “that prioritizes stories and storytellers currently underrepresented on screen and behind the camera.

For more info please check out their website at: https://catalystfilmfest.com

Hosted by The Irish Screen Editors Guild (ISE) and the team at Element Post, ISE members were treated to Editor Tony Kearns’ presentation of his contribution to the Emmy winning Black Mirror interactive film Bandersnatch.

Detailing the challenges involved in a complex interactive narrative and the resulting workflow, Tony described how he and his team worked with the multiple timelines needed to maintain the different choices the user can make on the meta narrative.

If you are also interested in Tony’s previous work then check out some examples of his editing on music videos below:

RadioHead – Just

Chemical Brothers – Believe

And if you haven’t experienced Black Mirror Bandersnatch, then log into Netflix on your smart device or smart TV.

IMDb page HERE

ISE Blog Post By Mark Gilleece on the Masterclass.