With the Limerick IT Film Festival only two weeks away, running from the Thursday 26th of April to Saturday 28th of April, now is the time to get a look at the programme of events.
The festival has received over eighty entries, from Ireland and from further afield. So the festival is definitely growing year on year. This year’s events are pitched at the student and the independent filmmaker, with something for everyone. This year the programme of events for the festival is:
Thursday 26th of April Festival Opening.
The festival will open at 10am with a Camera Master Class with guest speaker Den Lennie. Den is the founder of www.fstopacademy.com , a well-known online film school. Den has worked with broadcasters, production companies and top filmmakers from all over the world as lighting cameraman, DOP, producer and director. He is a Royal Television Society award-winner and his work has included documentaries, travel programmes, MTV and Mobo award ceremonies. He has also filmed with celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Ewan McGregor, U2, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Christina Aguilera.
Camera Master Class is the Millennium Theatre Foyer. 10am – 11.30am
Titled: Is the NEX-FS100 the modern Bolex for affordable film making?
In this masterclass Den will breakdown the different configurations of the camcorder, demonstrating its production flexibility. He will discuss workflow and the myriad of looks you can achieve using Picture Profiles. Den will also be screening a broad range of projects he’s filmed around the world using the FS100 so you can see first hand the incredible images this camcorder produces.
Den will also repeat the above master class at: 11am – 12pm on Friday the 27th of April.
Den will also run a second Master Class in the same location, the Millennium Foyer at 3pm – 4.30pm.
Title: Shooting Large scale Multi Camera Live music Events on the PMW-F3
In December 2011 Den was asked to DP a 22 camera live gig at the Manchester MEN Arena with Duran Duran. The production opted to shoot the gig unconventionally so rather than a traditional OBtruck route they wanted to shoot Super 35mm. The brief was to shoot a 60′ broadcast version ad a 90min DVD version for Blu-Ray. Den chose the Sony PMW-F3 as the main camera but also used FS100 and HXR-MC1P minicams. Den will be walking you through the entire project from planning a large-scale production to shooting the show highlighting the reason a why he chose the F3 as the main camcorder for acquisition.
This class is a must for anyone interested in large scale music event shooting. This is a perfect opportunity to pin down a professional and to ask those burning questions.
Den will also repeat the above master class at: 12.30pm – 2pm on Friday the 27th of April.
Editing Master Class using Sony Vegas software with Zulqar Cheema, will take place on Thursday 26th of April at 10am – 11.30am.
The venue for this class is a lecture theatre (to be confirmed). There will be notices up on the day.
Zulqar Cheema M.M.Inst.V, has been using Sony Vegas for the past ten years since its release as version 3.0. Zulqar has also taught ‘video for beginners’ at the local colleges in the past and also been a contributor in ‘Video Skills’ a training book for the Institute of Videographer. Zulqar has also completed the official Sony Vegas user, editor and now the Trainer courses, makes him qualified to officially offer training from novices to advanced.
This master class will be repeated on Friday the 27th of April, in the same location at 11am-12pm and 12.30pm – 2pm.
Make-Up for Film Workshop with Roisín Derrane will take place at 12-2pm on Thursday the 26th of April.
The venue for this is the Millennium Theatre’s Green Room.
Roisin Derrane is one of Ireland’s leading make-up artists. With 14 years experience as a professional make-up artist, her career has taken her all over the world working on campaigns for British Vogue, Escada, Mont Blanc, The Body Shop, Rochas, Guinness and Miller to name a few. Her work has been featured on magazines such as British Vogue, Image, Cosmopolitan, Tattler, Irish Times Magazine, Social and Personal, V.I.P and more. Her film credits include Intermission, King Arthur, and Eyes Wide Shut as well as numerous television programmes and TV adverts.
This workshop will be repeated on Friday at 12-2pm.
The Competition Screenings will take place on Thursday 5-8pm and Friday 3-8-pm.
Friday the 27th of April will start with the festival’s keynote speaker, the well-known talent that is Lelia Doolan.
The venue for this event is the Millennium Theatre
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Lelia is the ‘whose who of Irish film and television’. She is a producer, director and actress and was one of the founders of the Galway Film Fleadh.
She has acted with the Globe Theatre and has acted, presented, produced and directed with RTE. In her time there she was responsible for the establishment of The Riordons. Shortly after being made head of light entertainment, Doolan resigned with Jack Dowling and Bob Quinn in protest at the political and commerical policies of RTE. Together, the three wrote a book detailing their experience at the station, Sit Down and be Counted.
Following her exit from RTE, Doolan became artistic director of the Abbey Theatre for two years. Following this tenure, she returned to academia, pursuing a PhD in Anthropology at Queens University. While at Queens, she also worked in community video and adult education in Belfast. She taught at the College of Commerce, Rathmines between 1979 and 1988, where she established the first Irish course in Media Communications.
In 1987 she produced Reefer and the Model, with director Joe Comerford. In April 1993 she was appointed the first chairwomen of the Irish Film Board, a role she fulfilled for three years before retiring. She was also a founder and director of the Galway Film Fleadh. She recently won an IFTA for her documentary Bernadette: Notes on a Political Scandal (2011).
The event will have a screening of Lelia’s work, with her giving a questions and answers session afterwards.
Friday the 27th of April will also see a repeat of some of the workshops from the day before. This will give a second opportunity to students and film makers to make it to these events.
Saturday the 28th of April is awards day.
Open with a Final Cut Pro X workshop with Mark Griffin at 2-3pm.
The venue is Millennium Theatre.
Mark is a Freelance Assistant Editor and Video Production Trainer / Teacher, Mark has worked as an Assistant Editor on Killinaskully Series 5 (RTE 1), with Gable End Media and Technical Edit Support on Pat Shortt’s sitcom Mattie (Pilot Episode Only ). Mark has been teaching TV and Video Production for six years, course modules include TV & Video Production, Digital Movie Processing,Video Production, Video Editing (Final Cut Pro X) and Image Processing. Mark has previously been a company director of Applebox Media Ltd a professional broadcast and video production company based in Limerick City.
Acting Workshop with Maeve McGrath at 3pm
Venue: Millennium Theatre
(note: it is essential to book for this workshop at the numbers are limited. Either ring Maeve on 083-4332402 or email Simon on firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maeve studied Theatre Studies in Trinity College, Dublin. She is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2007 Maeve graduated from GMIT where she studied “Television Production and Development”.
Acting credits include: “Buddy” (IFB Short), “The Normandy Express” (Short ), “Ros na Rún” (TG4), “Mother me Daughter” (ITV), “Cowboys and Angels” (Feature), “Fair City” (RTE), “Radio Waves” (BBC), “Gold in the Streets” (Feature), “Ballykissangel” (BBC). “Last Year” (Show in a Bag-ABSOLUT Fringe), “Tea Set” (Belltable), “A Woman of no Importance” (Abbey).
Maeve is a founding member of Sidhe Theatre and Film. (www.sidhefilm.com). She set up a drama school called “Theatreworks“ in 2002 and is Drama Tutor for CLVEC. Maeve is a member of network group “Behind the Scenes”.
This session is suitable for absolute beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills, this practical workshop will explore improvisation and role-play combined with theatre games and devising. A chance to explore your own creativity and have fun!
Venue: Millennium Theatre
Event: Behind the Scenes Network
This session is a networking event where there is a perfect opportunity to meet and network with editors, creative people and filmmakers who work in the local film industry. ’Behind the Scenes’ is a network of people from the Midwest who are working or studying Video and Film Production. The group was created with the intention of bringing together like minded individuals to study and promote Film and Video Production in the Munster Area.
This event is not to be missed if you want to work in production in Limerick.
The festival’s last event is the LIT FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS SHOW 2012
Venue: Millennium Theatre
Time: 8pm-10pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
As always this is the highlight of the festival, which will take place in the Millennium Theatre. This year the Foyer will be dressed up in a movie set including a red carpet, press pit for interviews and vox-pops, entrance music and entertainment et cetera.
As always the team at the festival want to fit in as much as possible into three days. Again this year they don’t disappoint. It should be a great couple of days and well worth a look. All events are free and anyone is welcome to come along!
Of course we will endeavour to cover all the events and keep you updated on everything!
For further information on any of the above events please contact Simon McGuire of the LIT:
phone: 061 208208 ext: 445