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A year on from ‘ The Nightflyers’ programme beginning their production at the Limerick studio, today’s announcement by the Troy board is welcomed by the investors, industry and educational bodies.

With Siún Ní Raghallaigh, Ozzy Kilkenny and Joe Devine taking the microphone this morning, there was a lot of celebrate as well as to look forward to in the coming weeks, months and years to come.

While tributes were being paid to a number of key staff for their hard work over the last number of years, the key points of this mornings well attended announcement focused on how “Troy Studios is on the lips of production executives in California”.

A fourth sound stage will be created to compliment the three existing stages, two of which are housing elements or sets for Nightflyers which screens in the US in December.

150 people will be employed for construction and it is envisioned that there will be further

multiples from what nightflyers generated.

Troy is delivering and a driver for the Audio Video industry, according to Joe Devine, and with the increase demand for content, Limerick and Ireland are well placed on the global film map with today’s announcement.

The studio expansion will also drive local industry as well as training events and special Troy talks with recognized industry guests.

A new BA in Business of Content Production is also being created through educational partner University of Limerick.

There is a prediction of a 30% growth in the film industry over next 5 years and the Section 481 tax incentive still has protential to attract further international investment.

Partnership with all the local educators is vital and further developments with the likes of Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick School of Art and Design, University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick College of Further Education, will be in progress in the coming months and years to come.

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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.

 

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

Taking place at the Millennium Theatre, LIT from April 10th to 12th 2018 will be a new exciting event showcasing the best in Film Talent LIT has to offer this year.

We are pleased to announce details of the premier screening of Creative Broadcast & Film Production student showcase 2018.
“Frame by Frame” will run from April 10th – 12th in the Millennium Theatre LIT. More details to follow. Spread the word

More details soon as they are released from the ‘Frame by Frame’ team.

 

 

New to the CAO for 2018 is the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Level 8 programme based in the Moylish Campus of LIT.

This practical based programme is over four years and includes modules across a range of departments of Broadcast and Film Production.

With the arrival of Troy Studios and the ‘Nightflyers’ series, which is currently under production, Limerick is quickly becoming the new destination for high end programming and film. (See Link: Limerick’s Troy Studios prepares for full flight as Nightflyers takes off – Photo 1 of 4 – Limerick )

More information on the level 8 programme can be got from the flyer below or checking out the website: http://www.lit.ie/Courses/LC371/default.aspx 

 

More than 70 Students benefit from 2017 Leaders@LIT Student Scholarship Programme

-Special Guest Speaker, Former Munster and Irish International Rugby Player, Paul O’Connell and the 34 donors who contributed €750,000 to the scholarship fund, show their support at a special awards ceremony at LIT.

More than 70 recipients of the 2017 Leaders@LIT Student Scholarship Programme, along with the 34 donors who have contributed €750,000 to the scholarship fund to date, were recognised at a special ceremony in Limerick Institute of Technology, December 4, 2017.

The LIT student scholarship aims to alleviate the strain of financial difficulties experienced by targeted student cohorts, and so allow the recipients to concentrate fully on their education and finish their course of study.

Had the pleasure of filming and editing the promotional video for this event which can be watch on the link below:

 

Simon finishing the edit on “Kemmy”

Great news for LIT and Limerick.
PRESS RELEASE

LIT Welcomes An Bord Pleanala Decision to Grant Full Planning Permission for €14 million Coonagh Campus development
– First Major Piece of Infrastructure on Limerick’s Knowledge Corridor

LIT has welcomed the decision of An Bord Pleanala to grant full planning permission for construction of a new engineering-focussed campus at Coonagh on the Northside of the city. 

In effect, the decision has given the green light for an entirely new kind of state-of-the-art higher education campus in Limerick, and unlocks a €14 million Phase One capital investment. The development will lead to 134 construction jobs and 100 full time jobs when fully completed.

The first students are expected to be on campus at the start of the 2018/19 academic year, with 800 staff and students on the LIT Coonagh campus by the end of the 2019/2020 academic year.  

Commenting on the decision, LIT President, Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “We are delighted to be able to proceed with the development of the new campus now. This is a critical piece of infrastructure, not just for LIT, but for Limerick and the region.
“This decision is a win for everyone, and underlines our commitment to the coherent development of Limerick city and the region through our 2030 Campus masterplan. 
“In order to strengthen the economic growth that the region has experienced in recent times, it is essential to provide the research and educational infrastructure that such growth is predicated on. The LIT Coonagh campus does just this, and enables us to produce graduates with the very specific skills needed to sustain the region’s economic growth. 
“This project represents another step in the re-imagining of the Northside of Limerick city. It helps to shift the gravity on this side of the city. This is the first major piece of infrastructure on the Northern Distributor Road, now becoming Limerick’s Knowledge Corridor, with LIT Coonagh at one end and the National Technology Park at the other.
“I would like to acknowledge the work of An Bord Pleanala and Limerick City and County Council on this project, as well as the continued perseverance of LIT’s staff.
“This decision gives us the certainty we need to provide exemplary state of the art education and research space for students, staff and industry in the region.
Shane Malone
Communications and Marketing Manager

Limerick Institute of Technology

Office 2B.13

Moylish Park, Limerick, Ireland

E: shane.malone@lit.ie

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