Creative Technologies students at the Dept. of Digital Arts & Media, LSAD, present a series of music videos featuring up-and-coming artists sourced directly from the Irish music industry. Tune in via YouTube Premiere on Monday 26 April at 16:00 to discover the next chart topper or underground mover!

The artists featured (in order) are:

1. Scoth 

2. Fiontan Cahill

3. Changing Trains

4. Amerson Fortunato

5. Paddy Quilligan

6. Jamie McIntyre

7. Derek Ellard

8. Rob O’Doherty

9. Anna & the Swans

10. Zach Brosnan

11. Billy Hurley

Presenter, Eoin Melia

Check out the trailer below and sign up to register your interest at the Eventbrite page HERE or click the poster above

Here is a new and exciting Scheme for Documentary Film Makers, from Film in Limerick. See the brief below.

Dear Filmmaker, 

We are delighted to share the news with you about our latest short film initiative.

ENGINE Docs is a brand new training and production scheme for emerging documentary filmmakers in the MidWest region. 

Supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and delivered in partnership with the prestigious Sheffield DocFest in England, ENGINE Docs will train and support up-and-coming talent based in the region to work as documentary directors and producers.Participants at Sheffield DocFest Industry MarketUp to 12 Shortlisted teams will receive training from Irish and international documentary experts to develop their project ideas and 4 teams will be awarded production funding of up to €10,000 each to produce a short 10-minute documentary film.

Shortlisted directors and producers will also receive accreditation for this year’s Sheffield DocFest’s online programme of films, talks and industry sessions, which runs from 4-13 June.Audience at Sheffield DocFestFilm in Limerick is committed to developing and nurturing new documentary film talent in the Mid-West and we are beyond thrilled to partner with one of the world’s best documentary film festivals to deliver this new training and production scheme. Our ambition is that it will offer local aspiring and emerging documentary talent a professional progression route to working in the industry.

Applications are now open for emerging and experienced producers and directors interested in pursuing a career in documentary filmmaking.

For more information and details about how to apply click here.If you have any enquiries regarding the scheme, you can contact us at enginedocsscheme@gmail.com

Deadline for applications is Monday 24 May 2021 at 12 noon

Yours,
Paul

Paul C. Ryan
Regional FIlm Manager
Film in Limerick ENGINE Docs is an initiative of Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick. It is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and delivered in partnership with Sheffield DocFest. We thank all our funders, supporters and champions for helping us to develop the screen industries in the Mid-West.

The next industry focus session from the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme at LSAD is with Louise Richardson. Louise is the production manager of Ros na Rún

About Ros Na Rún

Ros na Rún is a soap opera set in the fictional village of Ros na Rún, focusing on the domestic and professional lives of its residents. The only soap in the world which is produced in the Irish language (English subtitles available) Filmed in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht in Galway on the Wild Atlantic Way, it is the single largest independent production commissioned in the history of Irish broadcasting and currently the most concentrated production centre outside of Dublin and Wicklow.During this session, Louise will offer an overview of her role as a production manager, the various production department workflows and operating systems, and offer advice to new entrants in preparation for employment. 


We hope to see you all there. Please take some time to learn a little about the company and be sure to catch up on the latest episodes available on the TG4 player. 


Booking is via our eventbrite site. For students of Creative Broadcast & Screen Production Dept Skills there is no need to book as you have already been invited via teams.

The Wee Littles – Magpie 6 Media

Magpie 6 Media in Ennisare currently recruiting for their new animated RTÉjr series. The project has a 12 month schedule and they are looking to fill the following roles:

Production Manager, Production Assistant/Coordinator Trainee, Art Director, Art Department Designer, Art Department Designer Trainee, Experienced Lead Compositor, Experienced Compositor, Compositing Juniors, Offline Animation Editor, Junior Animators, Harmony Riggers, Assistant Stop Motion Set / Prop Builder.

To Apply:
Please read the job requirements below and then email your cover letter and CV to: careers@magpie6media.com , stating in the subject line which role you are applying for.

Please address any queries directly to Magpie 6 Media.

Roles:

Production Manager

An experienced Production Manager with the following requirements:

  • Be able to work at the studio location in Ennis.
  • Be very knowledgeable in all aspects of the film production pipeline. Knowledge of the animation pipeline is preferable.
  • Responsible of keeping track of projects and assisting in the daily production tasks and ensure the production schedules/quotas are met.
  • Ability to handle approvals from various stakeholders and work as a team with the directors and producers.
  • Using Kitsu Tracking system, familiarity would be great but not essential. Knowledge of asset naming conventions and how to apply them is essential.
  • Have clear, concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be highly organised and have the ability to plan, organize, and administer a complex production with multiple people.
  • Have excellent team working and communication skills.
     

Production Assistant/Coordinator Trainee

A Production Assistant/Coordinator Trainee who will:

  • Be organised, methodical, numerical, and able to multi-task.
  • Be solution orientated, highly motivated and adaptable.
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Have excellent team working and communication skills.
  • Have a recent third level qualification – this is likely to be in Industrial 
  • Will be working directly under the production Manager. 
  • Work closely with the creative team and monitoring progress of the production.
  • Learning asset management via the Kitsu tracking systems. Learning naming conventions, apply them, and ensure adherence from the creative team.
  • Full time position, in house and must reside within 45km of Ennis (proof of residency is required).

Art Director

A highly skilled Art Director with the following requirements:

  • Proficient in Photoshop. Must be able to work  within the established design style of photo collage/2D Hybrid.
  • Must have 5+ year’s art direction leadership experience in the animation industry.
  • Have an online Portfolio for review.
  • Required to have an intimate understanding of relationships between Photoshop design, After Effects Compositing, Character Design, and a knowledge of 3D is a plus but not essential.
  • Must be able to incorporate PreVis and layout.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with design team, and other departments such as Compositing, Directors and producers.
  • Must be able to handle production schedule including approvals and maintain high quality assets.
     

Art Department Designer

An Art Dept Designer who is: 

  • Proficient in Photoshop. Must be able to work within the established design style of photo collage/2D Hybrid.
  • Must have experience in the animation industry.
  • Have an online Portfolio for review. 
  • Character design and colourist skills are a plus.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with design team, and follow directions from the department head.
  • Must be able to handle TV production schedule. 
  • Preferred to work in house but will consider remote designers.


Art Department Designer Trainee

An Art Director Designer Trainee with:

  • Good knowledge of Photoshop. 
  • Experience in the animation industry is a plus.
  • Have an online Portfolio for review. 
  • Be able to communicate effectively with design team, and follow directions from the department head.
  • Preferred to work in house but will consider remote designers.
  • Full time position, in house and must reside within 45km of Ennis (proof of residency is required).

Experienced Lead Compositor

An experienced Lead Compositor with the following requirements.

  • Must be proficient in After Affects and have a strong online portfolio.
  • Must have a strong ability to lead an in house team.
  • Must be able to work full time in house.
  • Highly organised and methodical.
  • Experience in ToonBoom Harmony and Stop Motion animation is a plus.
     

Experienced Compositor 

An experienced Compositor with the following requirements.

  • Must be proficient in After Affects and have a strong online portfolio.
  • Must be able to work independently and with an in house team.
  • Must be able to work full time in house.
  • Highly organised and systematic.
  • Experience in ToonBoom Harmony and Stop Motion animation is a plus.

Compositing Juniors

A Junior Compositors with the following requirements

  • Knowledge of animation is a plus. Must be able to take direction and work as a team.
  • Must have strong organisational skills.
  • Be able to keep up with TV production pipelines.
  • Work full time in house within a 45km radius from Ennis (Proof of residency is required).


Offline Animation Editor

An experienced Animation Editor with the following requirements:

  • Prefer to Have an Editor with TV Animation pipeline experience.
  • Fulltime position, in house.
  • Be responsible for maintaining technical requirements for all deliveries to post production.
  • Developing and creating animation animatics with the directors, ability to follow scripts, and boards, and revision notes.
  • Adding temp sound effects, dialogue, and music to animatcs, and adding final dialogue clips.
  • Maintaining offline assemblies with current assets.
  • Being responsible for communications between all departments.
  • Must have impeccable organizational skills.
  • Must have an online portfolio for review.



Junior Animators

Junior animators with the following requirements:

  • Work with the animation supervisor preparing ToonBoom animation files. 
  • Must be able to follow direction, naming conventions, and tracking system.
  • Knowledge of ToomBoom Harmony is required.
  • Ability to follow review notes and communicates effectively with the animation supervisor.
  • Meet production quotas and be highly organised.
  • Assist animation department per supervisor’s instructions.
  • Able to work in-house and reside within 45km of Ennis (proof of residency is required).
  • Experience on a TV animation pipeline is a plus. 
  • Excellent organisation and attention to detail.
     

Harmony Riggers

Harmony Riggers with the following requirements:

  • Highly experienced and have the ability to handle complex rigs.
  • Excellent communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Must be able to follow sample rigs provided by the Lead Rigger.
  • Must be able to comfortably follow direction.
  • Meet production quotas and be highly organised.
  • Must be able to work independently and with a team.  
  • Will have the option to work remotely preferably within Ireland.

Assistant Stop Motion Set/Prop Builder

A stop motion set/prop builder who has:

  • Experience with stop-motion is a plus, but we will consider creative talented individuals.
  • Prop making, Set building, Foam carving, and some light carpentry.
  • Online portfolio required with samples of craftsmanship and miniatures.
  • Required to work in house and reside within 45km radius of Ennis.

To Apply: please email your cover letter and CV to: careers@magpie6media.com
Please state in the subject line which role you are applying for.

Short video highlighting Limerick locations lit up in Green for St Patrick’s Day 2021

Blackmagic Deaign have finally released Resolve 17 from Beta testing to a full final release.

Blackmagic has also published a new 350 pages guide that focuses on the new features and improvements of the software. The guide is very informative and MUST for new (and advanced) users. Download it below

New features Guide

Also to note there is still an option to purchase the studio version with a free Speed Editor from select resellers. I purchased my Studio and Speed Editor from the team at Camerakit.ie (d+p products) you can check their website below as well as Blackmagic Designs page on Resolve 17

Blackmagic Design website

D+P Products

Seamus Fogarty is a London-based Irish singer-songwriter. Combining alternative, folk, and electronica styles, Seamus released his 3rd album, A Bag of Eyes (via Domino Recording Company) on November 6th 2020.

A wholly different sonic prospect to 2017’s much-lauded The Curious Hand, Seamus (weary of the guitar, and seeking something darker than its predecessor) chose to lean more heavily on synths and drum machines, and additionally, to self-produce. “It was about creating and exploring new sound worlds,” Fogarty says. “Experimenting with new ways of incorporating electronics into the songwriting process, and in some cases dispensing with conventional songwriting processes altogether.”

On A Bag OF Eyes, there is industrial judder, slacker-fuzz guitar, a cacophony of saxophones. On one track, ring-modulated drums kick in with oscillating fury. Another moves from 90s’ shit-hole grunge venue to sleazy jazz joint in four minutes. Whilst on a third, a synth is deployed with the express purpose of sawing the listeners’ ears in half, Fogarty attests.

However, beneath them lie fragments of melody, image, drone; a flicker of banjo, an electronic pulse. “I like to purposely make music that clashes with the more traditional stuff that I do,” he says.

Fogarty’s celebrated storytelling is at home in this new sound world, rambling between the fantastical and the mundane: nuns playing volleyball, horses on clifftops, lives glimpsed through rear windows. There are echoes of his own past, the loss of dear friends. Ireland, London, and two views of San Francisco, 15 years apart. It is bus stops, house fires and Jimmy Stewart.

To book your spot for this online guest lecture goto the link below or click on the image above

EVENTBRITE LINK HERE

Back due to popular demand and for one night only on Sat 20th Feb is The Wellness Hour with Paaah & Sile Show! Tickets are now available on http://patshortt.com! Many thanks to the @DeptCulturelRL for their support for this production.

I was delighted to be the camera operator and editor on this exciting and very funny production with Pat and his daughter Faye Shortt. This is well worth a watch.

Pat Shortt the renowned Irish comedian brings his number one comedy show podcast”The Wellness Hour with Paaaah ” to the screens! Now co-starring reporter Sile, Faye Shortt, this is pure family entertainment at it’s best.

When the show’s about to start, the link to join will appear on your ticket, or you can access the stream link that we’ll email you on the day.

The Short Comedy Theatre Company Ltd.

This is an 18+ event.

Tickets available HERE

A TV drama series filming in County Clare for 12 weeks from late March is looking for applications for paid trainee positions in the following areas:

  • Camera 
  • Props Buyer
  • Locations 

This is an excellent opportunity to get on-the-job experience on a high-end TV drama production. You must fulfil the following criteria to be considered by the production. 

  • Live within 45km of Lahinch, County Clare and be able to evidence this (utility bill or similar)
  • For the camera role – have some technical camera dept experience on previous productions (short films, etc.) that you can evidence. The production especially encourages applications from women and minorities as these groups are underrepresented in this role.
  • For the Props Buyer role, you must be able to show an interest in this area and point to some experience or skills that you feel would make you suitable for this role. 
  • For the Locations role, you must be able to show an interest in this area and point to some experience or skills that you feel would make you suitable for this role.
  • You must be available from late March for 12 weeks full-time. 

if you satisfy all of the application requirements, please apply at the following link ASAP!

Please note: Film in Limerick is not involved in the hiring decisions for these roles and is unable to offer any advice in relation to applications. Due to the short pre-production time, the production will only be able to contact those who are shortlisted for the roles. However, if you have the necessary requirements / experience as stated it is really worth applying to bring yourself to the attention of the production. 

Best of luck!

Yours,
Paul

Film in Limerick is a project of Innovate Limerick and is supported by funding from Enterprise Ireland as well as from Limerick City and County Council, and Clare and Tipperary County Councils. We thank all our funders, supporters and champions for helping us to develop the screen industries in the Mid-West. Copyright © 2021 Film in Limerick, All rights reserved.
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LSAD Creative Broadcast and Film Production are delighted to welcome award winning independent documentary film maker and Trocaire Campaigns Outreach Officer, Emmet Sheerin as a guest speaker (online) to discuss his work and the impact of Human Rights film making on addressing issues of inequality, social justice and human rights around the world

Emmet will share his experience as an independent film-maker and Campaigns outreach officer, having covered stories about human rights defenders in Honduras, Israel / Palestine and documenting human rights in the context of COVID19. 

This event will be of interest to anyone interested in global social justice/ environmental/human rights issues and documentary film making across all facets of production and distribution. Having produced, filmed and edited his films, Emmet will explore the challenges, rewards and ethical considerations of documenting in underdeveloped countries and responding creatively to a changing media production environment during the Covid19 pandemic.

A selection of Emmet’s films can be viewed in advance: 

Women in their Place (2020) 15mins

Human rights and environmental defenders in Honduras. Produced by Trocaire

Never Waste a Crisis(2020) 22mins

Human rights in the context of COVID19. Produced by Trocaire 

Sumud: Everyday Resistance(2020) 12mins

Life under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank through the stories of Palestinian women. Independent production.

Event organiser 

Muireann de Barra – Assistant Lecturer, Creative Broadcast and Film Production LSAD

muireann.debarra@lit.ie

Links and Bio Visual media in human rights: a question of modern ethics
https://www.youtube.com/user/trocaire
https://vimeo.com/trocaire

Link to tickets here: