RTS Republic of Ireland Student Awards 2017
The regional results for the RTS Republic of Ireland Student Awards 2017.
The awards were presented by Dee Forbes, RTÉ Director General.
One of our entries in the RTS Republic of Ireland Student Awards 2017 have been nominated into the Student Television Awards 2017:
Ciarán McNamara, Ashley Turbett, Phil Davin, Pierce McDonagh & team
Adolf & Eva
School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Animation: Sean Cunningham Paul Kavanagh Padraic Byrne Nicole Storck and team
Rapid and irreverent , this animation takes a unique look at the catholic religion in todays world. Nobody cares any more, and Fr. Priestley, because of his ineffectual despair, is whipped up into the spaceship manned by Jesus Christ and his intern, God, presumably for punishment or redemption. Original scripting and placing of witty set pieces immediately convey a well crafted animation with great attention to detail and unique comedy. Design is effective and crucial to this piece, the storyline is innovative, and the overall effect is a fast paced creative animation.
Undergraduate Short Feature: Jordan Murshed and Eoin Duggan
Strong opening graphics with effective score and sound fx provide an impressive beginning to this short feature.. The distorted dramatic voiceover has a suitable biblical effect in this piece, and takes us through the study of Vitruvius’ work on the geometric proportions of the human body as we see man struggling with his chains. The background set of the famous drawing of Vitruvian Man by Leonardi da Vinci works well and the gentle surprise ending make this an unusual creative piece.
Undergraduate Factual: Laura Gaynor and Luke Brabazon
Michael Quirke is the central figure is this engaging factual piece. As he works away in his shop at his intricate woodcarving, we hear how he changed from butcher to woodcarver. His sel- deprecating sense of humor comes over very well, as he chats philosophically about saints , death, and retirement, with friends who drop in for a chat, or even to sing a song! The producer tells us that the aim was to tell the story through observation rather than interview, and this worked really well. Good planning is evident here, with significant opening & closing sequences, cutaway shots and the warm congenial atmosphere is maintained throughout.
Undergraduate Comedy & Entertainment: Noel Aungier
This is a lively, narrative piece encompassing the world of magic with music, movement and charm.. Nostalgic background scenes of Dublin city enhance this production, and the storyline comes to a theatrical finale with magical effects. Done without dialogue, the eponymous Trixi deserves full accolades for her acting. dancing and stage presentation. Good planning and production is evident in this creative piece
Undergraduate Drama: Ciarán McNamara, Ashley Turbett, Phil Davin, Pierce McDonagh & team
This is a well constructed comedy drama, with clever scripting, and good acting. The set, lighting, direction, sound and editing are of a very high standard, excellent attenton is paid to makeup, props, graphics and all of this results in a highly professional production. The black comedy is maintained throughout, and the twist at the end is works well . Both music pieces, i.e. ‘RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES’ and AL JOLSON’S ‘I’LL SAY SHE DOES’ work well to complete this very creative and satirical piece.