The Replayhouse studio played host to an action packed five days of shooting last week. Martello Media’s producer Mark Leslie and production manager Laura Murtagh were joined by Replayhouse crew Burschi Wojnar and Peter Madden to create stunning visuals for the upcoming Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin. The shoot was directed by Luke Leslie and is in post production for the next five weeks with his company Buckled Cranium. Alex Glenn Murray will also fly from LA to join the post production for three of the five weeks.
The shoot went through a range of settings and styles from 900AD to the present day. As you can see from the pictures above, this resulted in a vast array of costumes and props, more than the studio has seen to date. The cast also contained the recognisable Irish faces of Frank Kelly and Gerry O’Brien, both of previous Father Ted fame.
You can see the final result for yourself very soon, and experience the historical story of Irish whiskey. The Irish Whiskey Museum is due to open in early November at the corner of College Green next door to the long established James Fox’s Cigar shop, across from the main entrance of Trinity College.
A big thanks to Julie Caulfield Make Up for taking on such a challenge also!
We don’t waste time in Replayhouse. When not working on a project, we make up our own ones or test out our awesome equipment. Heres a vid we made playing around with the Arri Alexa on the jimmy jib. Stunningly smooth…
Last year we brought a green-screen to NPAS at the Factory on Barrow street ; this year we bought the gang to Replayhouse. Moving from a small 10ft green-screen to Replayhouse’s 25ft big brother gave the gang a greater confidence to go bolder; and grander with their ideas. Splitting the week with four days at NPAS developing, scripting and planning; and two shooting at Replayhouse gave us a much larger enviropment to block out the action. Not to mention the added benefit of using more advanced cameras, lenses, lights, tracks, monitors and sound equipment. While the group are used to working in theatre; I was blown away at how quickly and efficiently they grasped the dynamics of working on set with the students very quickly stepping into the roles of Assistant director; grip, sound recordist as well as heads of department; directing their own films.
I think the gang also benefited from being on-location in a fully fledged working studio environment with Peter, Hubie and Burschi popping in and out and poking their heads in to give advice or make suggestions. I think it’s safe to say we’ve defiantly pushed the envelope and taken the workshop to new heights ( outer space!). I was once a student at NPAS myself. It’s been a unique privilege to be asked by Eamon Farrel and Jill Doyle to return for the second year in the role of teacher but also, for the first time to bring this years workshop to Replayhouse. It was absolutely fantastic working alongside and developing stories with Ireland’s next generation of talent.
Post Production will be on-going in the weeks ahead; animating and building out the environments can be a little time-consuming – but I’m really looking forward to seeing how to how the films turn out.
Highlights form last years workshop : http://www.broadsheet.ie/tag/national-performing-arts-school/
- Luke Leslie
We’re very proud of director Luke Leslie’s latest motion piece, a super smooth watching experience for Dublin Block Party. Its reception has been fantastic in the short time its been released, even getting some limelight on Broadtsheet.ie
Good man Luke! Setting the bar in After Effects skills!
Here are the details;
Bodytonic, Archetype and Hidden Agenda present the very first annual Dublin Block Party on the August Bank Holiday, Sunday 3rd.
Tickets at : dublincityblockparty.com
The Garage & Stoop
Daphni I Kerri Chandler | Dj Harvey | DJ Kormac | R Kelly Tribute [Live] | Marcus Damascus | Hidden Agenda DJs | Bodytonic DJs I Archetype DJs I Subject DJ’s | Sim Simma I & Many More.
Hell’s Kitchen :
Big Blue Bus | Staple Foods | Mango Burger | Kanum Thai | Argentine Grill | K Chido
The Garden :
Brooklyn Summer Ale | Sierra Nevada | Punk IPA | Founders All Day IPA | D.C Block Party Wheat Beer | The Twisted Pepper Mojitos | Dark N Stormy | Ginger Jack | Bramble | Classic Margarita | Juices & Smoothies & Much More
Massive Outdoor Area:
Hot Tubs | Basketball | Ping Pong | Noah’s Arcade | Boogie Fancy Dress | 5 Areas
Chris de Burgh ‘The Hands of Man’ Album Artwork
Singer / songwriter Chris de Burgh was in Replayhouse not long ago, shooting the album artwork for his upcoming album ‘The Hands Of Man’. Chris came to us with a clear vision of what he wanted. A clean, simple visual interpretation of the hands of man, executed with high production quality. The hands in the artwork are his own, the very ones that wrote the music within. Chris was a gent to work with, and we’re pleased to say he was delighted with the results.
The new album will contain 15 new songs, all inspired by the achievements of mankind. It will be released on the 26th of September in mainland Europe. Have a look at a couple of behind the scenes shots below.
We had some excitement a few weeks ago in Replayhouse when rugby star Ronan O’Gara dropped by to shoot for Rabo Direct. Ronan was impressively comfortable in front of the camera, and was a pleasure to work with! It was a shoot with a twist tho, as the other half with Isa Nacewa was shot in New Zealand!
Have a look at the behind the scenes pics below.
See Rabodirect.ie for more details on the competition! http://www.rabodirect.ie/PRO12/legends.aspx
Cient: Rabo Direct
Agency: The Social House
Directed by: Thomas Hefferon
Puppets: Mick Minogue
Edit: Ross Bradshaw
You may have noticed that Replayhouse and the Kinsale Shark Awards were running a competition called ‘Fin To Win’ over the last few weeks.
Well we are delighted to announce that it was won by 11 year old Izzy Stewart! Izzy, pictured above, walked away with a brand new iPad! Well done Izzy, and keep making little stop motions so we can employ you someday!
Izzy’s video won both the public’s votes and the judges minds. We want to say a big thanks to all who voted, and of course to our fantastic judging panel of John Boyle, Jake Walshe and Lenny Abrahamson… thanks guys!
Finally we want to thank everyone who took part…but dont’ be dismayed if you didn’t win! Talks are starting about another competition in the coming weeks already..so watch this space!
Replayhouse & The Kinsale Shark Awards.
We’re moving up in the world… pun fully intended!
Over the Easter weekend we held the maiden flight of our latest and possibly greatest gadget. The ‘Spreading Wings S1000′ is the latest octocopter from DJI, the same people who brought us the Phantom and Phantom 2. This amazing addition to our toy box is controlled by two men on the ground, one flying the drone itself, while the other operates the camera. Everything the eye in the sky sees is also seen live from the ground on an eight inch viewing monitor.
Replayhouse now owns one of only two of these particular models in Ireland. The other one joined us on our first flight near the Sugar Loaf this bank holiday!
We met up with of Damien and Declan of DJI Copter Shop Ireland (http://quadcopters.ie/) who showed us the ins and outs of flying these serious machines. As can be seen in the video above, the lads flew their S1000 (the only other one in the country) next to ours. They then showed us how incredibly steady the camera is, even when the drone is being swung about like mad. See for yourself 1 minute into the video! The day was also quite windy, and yet the drone remained unfazed.
Big thanks to Damien and Declan for their advice and expertise.
Our octocopter is available for shoots on film, advertising, stills and surveying. If you would like to visit and see the S1000, or even have a job in mind, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email or phone. All contact details here: http://replayhouse.com/contact/
We’re really happy to announce that photographer Terry ‘Big T’ McDonagh has joined the Replayhouse crew! Terry has tonnes of experience in the area and is great fun to have around, so we’re very glad to have him. As well as commercial work, Terry has serious skills in landscape photography and sells his pretty pictures online. They really are worth a look as they make perfect birthday, wedding and Christmas presents!
Click here to see Terry’s landscapes.
He established his own freelance business in 1993 having worked for six years assisting top photographers
in Dublin and Sydney, Australia.
He has worked with all formats ranging from 35mm to 10″X8″ but he now finds that the majority of his commercial
commissions are shot digitally.
He provides a fast and reliable digital retouching and manipulation service
when required, and shoots live action commercials too.
Good to have you Terry!