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To celebrate Europe Day on Sunday May 9th, the EUNIC Ireland Network (European Union National Institutes for Culture) are delighted to present a free online screening of its 2020 Short Shorts from Europe programme. Action, animation, drama – expect this and more from Short Shorts – a selection of European short films from the home countries of eight members of EUNIC Ireland. Let Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Spain and the UK entertain you with a variety of genres from contemporary, cutting-edge filmmakers.


Shorts from Cork International Film Festival, the IFI and Limerick School of Art and Design will also be part of the selection. Delighted one of our Creative Broadcast Filmmakers was selected to be part of the programme, Congratulations to Amerson Fortunato, his film “Food connects us” was selected to be part of the screening. 
LSAD will also be hosting the 2021 festival later this year. In November 2020 we hosted the festival with a limited audience in the Millennium theatre, this year we are hopeful the festival will be a grander affair and you are all welcome. More details to follow. 


After the screening you will be asked to vote for your favourite film using your phone. Vincent Guérend, French Ambassador to Ireland, Pat Cox, President of Alliance Française Dublin, Christine Sisk, Director of Culture Ireland, and Andy Klom, Acting Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland, will provide opening remarks. 

Check it out here: 
https://watch.eventive.org/franceinireland/play/60781ca011189d00753fe32a

This short workshop was created for some students on the Creative Broadcast & Film production Programme for a Live Event assignment they were hosting.

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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.

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:

At today’s award ceremony, held on line, LIT was well represented by 23 of our students out of 58 overall finalists from all around the country, and we had 2 out of the 8 Lecturer nominations too. 

Out of the 4 categories LIT competed in, our students won in 3 of them. Congratulations to all the students below who won in the following categories. 

And a bualadh bos goes out to Nora Ní Fhlatharta for winning the best lecturer award.

Finalist winners : Multimedia – Audio

  • Kyle Dee, Eoin Melia, Nicole Devennie & Jack Conroy

Finalist winner : Multimedia – Graphic & Illustration

  • Jack Carroll, Limerick

Finalist winners : Multimedia – Video

  • Patrick Szoltysek, Marta Di Giovanni & Darek Kozdroj

Finalist winner : Lecturers Award

  • Nora Ni Fhlatharta

LIT is very grateful for the engagement of the NTA and Smarter Travel with us, and all their help in promoting sustainable travel.

(Ultan Gogarty

Capital Planning & Development Manager, Limerick Institute of Technology)

A message by Nora NíFhlatharta, Programme Leader of Creative Broadcast & Film Production, LSAD, LIT.

Delighted to announce the shortlisting of multiple LIT students for the Smarter Travel Campus awards across a range of programmes from Film, Animation, Music, and Graphics.Congratulations!Check out the finalists here:https://www.nationaltransport.ie/smarter-travel-workplaces/smarter-travel-campus/smarter-travel-campus-awards-2020/33813-2/

This year the awards will be screened virtually where we will celebrate and showcase the fantastic entries submitted. The event will be hosted by RTE 2FM’s Tara Stewart. Please use the link below to confirm your attendance at the ceremony

Date: Thursday the 15th of October 2020

Time: 12pm, midday

RSVPhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STCAwardsCeremony20Best of Luck everyone! See you all at the awards.

Creative Broadcast & Film Production

An article By Fred Ginsburg, CAS, Ph. D.

The first semester of having to teach online is over. It was a unique experience both for faculty as well as students. Some were able to handle it fairly well; we are a profession of technically adept filmmakers, after all.

But with the high probability of the Fall 2020 semester also being primarily online, and maybe even the following Spring 2021 (depends on when we see pharmacologic solutions), many students are having second thoughts about continuing their education. They are thinking, “Is it worth it? Maybe this is the time to take a semester or two off?”

Initially, the thought of taking a long sabbatical makes sense. Learning online is not the most effective means to learn filmmaking. After all, the production of films involves a lot of hands-on and close social activity. Only the act of scriptwriting is a solitary vocation.

However, as much as most of us Production Faculty want to reassure ourselves that the hands-on components of what we teach is state-of-the-art and irreplaceable – the realistic fact is that we only cover the tip of the iceberg.

Most of what we teach involves mindset and understanding the basic principles of our technical crafts (cinematography, editing, audio, etc.). It is not so much about the specific equipment, but what to do with said equipment in order to communicate.

This semester made me realize that most of what I had to share with my students was an understanding of how and why we do what we do on the set. I recalled the first thing that I concluded after leaving college with a freshly printed diploma and transcript. Working with seasoned professionals in Hollywood taught me more (technically) in several weeks than I had learned over four years on campus! The equipment and technology were way beyond the amateur levels provided by our film department.

However, my overall understanding of aesthetics and production flow was equal, if not sometimes superior to that of the veteran crew around me. So, my education was successful in terms of teaching me the big picture. I knew the principles of lighting, just not the nicknames of all the Mole-Richardson lights nor how to thread up a 35mm ARRI. I understood what was necessary to record on set, just not how to operate the fancy mixing panels and other gear.

The point that I am making is that most of what you will ultimately derive from a college degree in film/video/media does not rely solely on hands-on experience. It comes from learning the underlying thought processes, goals, and mindset of a professional. It goes hand in hand with learning the fundamental concepts of filmmaking, including the aesthetics, art, and business aspects.

It is about being pointed in the right direction, so that you know what you need to continue mastering on your own. What instructional videos to watch on the internet, what software is essential, and the industry standards. Seminars and workshops sponsored by guilds and manufacturers. User groups.

Practical Considerations Against Postponing College

By continuing to attend online, you keep your mind sharp and progress through your degree program. Sure, you will miss out a lot of the hands-on experience, but as I have learned in my many years of life on this planet: most of the hands-on training that you get at the majority of even the elite film programs does not equate to the levels that we operate at in the industry.

Your degree in film is not respected for what a college may or may not prepare you for in terms of hardware proficiency. That is a skillset that you can rapidly acquire with but a few weeks of workshops and seminars. On your own, or through post-curricular events sponsored by your college department.

For example, the department in which I teach has had numerous discussions regarding conducting special sessions as soon as it is deemed safe to do so, with many instructors even volunteering their own time and resources to make these happen. (When you leave Hollywood in order to teach, it certainly is not for the money!)

As a student, keep in mind that many of your classes are outside of the production realm. Writers learn much from understanding psychology, sociology, and history. Producers and freelancers should master accounting, contract law,  and other business-related subjects.

If you do decide to take time off, what do you plan on doing with it?

Internships, during a pandemic, are scarce – and rarely involve any hands-on due to social distancing.

Earn money while you are no longer in college? Doing what? The economy is barely hiring right now, unless you want to be a delivery driver. Retail establishments are more concerned about hiring back some of the people that they had to lay off. There is no great rush to bring in a bunch of high school grads (who did not complete college yet) and offer them enticing positions.

But let’s pretend that money is not the issue. You could travel the world and experience a diversity of cultures. Or maybe not, on account of this virus thing.

Having spent six months or a year sitting around in a mask and bored like hell – you decide that you are ready to return to campus…

Although the colleges may be eager for you to re-enroll, they cannot guarantee your spot in the film program. Your original “class” of film students has progressed in their academic hierarchy and are now in the more advanced courses of the curriculum. You can no longer team up with your old friends on projects.

You now have to compete, not only with all of the new students entering (or progressing) in your program, but also with all of the returning “time off-ers”.

COVID-19 has forced budget cuts at all of the colleges. Courses may not have been cut, but it is unlikely that the number of courses/sections will be increased. Departments have limited production equipment, edit bays, computer labs, screening rooms, soundstages, control rooms, large classrooms, and other physical facilities.

So even if the academic administrators approved opening up additional sections of some courses and were willing to pay the instructors, there still may not be enough resources to support that many new students in the program.

Learn what you can, while you can

Going back to college after months away can be particularly challenging from a mental standpoint. Think about how hard it is to get back into an academic routine after just a summer break!

It will be even harder after a semester or two away!

And the film industry will not welcome you without a college degree. But they will not be as concerned about your lack of hands-on set experience compared to what they may think of your lack of a focused college degree in the field.

Trust me. Once things settle down in terms of the virus, there will be lots of opportunities to get up to speed with the latest gadgets. Even with 40 years professional experience and a holder of three degrees in filmmaking (B.A., M.A., Ph.D. ), I still have to strive to keep up with all of the technological advancements raining down on our industry every year. Workshops and seminars abound.

But that decision to postpone the completion of your college degree could cost you dearly. A year of “life experience” will not equate too much in the way of practical experience. But it could easily cost you your spot in an elite film program.

Is it really worth losing a year, just because you may not get as much hands-on production experience as you will in the first few weeks after you graduate?

Fred Ginsburg, CAS, Ph.D., is a highly experienced and award winning professional sound mixer whose decades of work includes features, episodic TV series, national TV commercials, corporate, and government. He is a member of the Cinema Audio Society and the University Film & Video Association. Fred holds doctorate, graduate, and undergraduate degrees in filmmaking; has published more than 200 technical articles along with a textbook, instruction manuals, and hosts an educational website. Fred instructs location recording and post-production sound at Calif State University Northridge

On the back of this very well composed article and if you are trying to decide on the Change of Mind CAO option, then please check out the Creative Technologies Programmes at LSAD.

Creative Broadcast & Film Production

Music Technology & Production

Thinking about the C.A.O. and the change of mind option. Why not check out the LSAD Creative Technologies Programmes at the Moylish Campus.

Creative Broadcast & Film Production

Music Technology & Production

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Limerick Post Article 02/04/2020

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!