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DkIT Film Students Produce Industry Standard Outside Broadcast

16 April 2019

Students studying on the BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production and BA Hons) in Production of Music and Audio programmes at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) collaborate on a live TV Outside Broadcast in the MacAnna Theatre.

Behind The Scenes Video of the TV Outside Broadcast:


This Outside Broadcast was the culmination of several months’ work to produce a live TV comedy-panel show, entiltled C’mere ‘till I Tell Ya! The broadcast is a 26 minute pilot episode produced by fourth year film and television students who are undertaking the Major Project module. The objective of this module is to produce industry standard screen outputs, spanning many different Film/TV genres, including documentary, factual, TV Studio/OB and scripted drama.

C’mere ‘till I Tell Ya! consists of two teams, a presenter and special guest. It is a similar format to Have I Got News For You and 8 out of 10 Cats. This pilot episode featured comedians Joe Rooney, Lisa Casy, Eve Darcy and James Cadden. The special guest was actress, Sheila Moylette. It was recorded in front of a live studio audience which included first year students from both programmes.

Speaking about the project, Lorcan Dunne, Progamme Director on the BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production said,

“I feel it’s very important for first year students to see what the fourth years are making and what’s expected of them when they get there. This Outside Broadcast was a very complex production scenario involving the hire of an OB truck, a camera crane and five 4K cameras. The students received extensive OB training from veteran TV Director, Theo O’Grady, and the final product is of broadcast quality."

Retired RTE Director, Theo O’Grady, did a number of rehearsals with the students in the DkIT TV Studio. This ensured the students were prepared for the pressure of the live show in the McAnna Theatre on March 28. Theo O’Grady has over 40 years experience and has worked on 1,000s of OBs.

The students spent several months planning this project, which included pitching, development, budgeting, logistics, talent scouting, production design and set dressing.

Fourth year film student and the project Production Designer, Sarah Murphy said,

“This was a very demanding and rewarding project – to see my design come to life was amazing. We had a very limited budget to create the bar set, but thanks to great team work and guidance from lecturers and industry professionals, it all came together!”

This was one of the most complex projects that the TV and Audio students have collaboarated on. Audio Lecturer, Kieran Lynch, and his students handled all the sound requirements for the show. This enabled the TV students to focus on creating great visuals. This type of project is exactly what the students will encounter out in industry and keeps both courses at the forefornt of new techniques and technologies.

For more information on the Film, Creative Media and Creative Arts Courses at DkIT, please click on the relevant button below:

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BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production

BA (Hons) in Production of Audio & Music


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