A short documentary about the Royal Canal in Longford, in memory of my grandad Noel McGeeney
Towards the end of 2015, I joined the Outtake Media group in Longford with a few other budding filmmakers, in a project called “Making TV to Remember”.
The idea behind the project was for us all to make a short video documentary which would capture something about the past within the County of Longford.
For thirty years, my Grandad Noel McGeeney worked on, and campaigned to get the Royal Canal in Longford cleaned up, and fully restored, bringing the harbour back into the Market Square.
The photograph above is my Grandads house, and as you can see the harbour took over the square. As a young boy, Grandad swam in the harbour and canal, and often recalled fond memories.
This video documentary captures just some of the tourism possibilities that could happen if proper work was done on the canal. It is a testament to the work my Grandad began, with the hope that one day his dream will come true.
During the YouTuber evening on the launch night of Dub Web Fest, I interviewed popular Irish YouTuber “Clisare“ about the turning point in her YouTube career that launched her to stardom, and advice she would give to YouTubers starting out.
An interview during Dub Web Fest with “Zombie Bashers” creator Conor McMahon
I met with Award-winning Director Conor McMahon during Dub Web Fest after his really funny Directors Masterclass.
I asked him about the class, his own career highlights and any advice he has for beginners . Conor has worked on RTE web series Zombie Bashers and Republic of Telly. He has written and directed sketches with Rubberbandits and Damo & Ivor.
Dub Web Fest interview with music video director Bob Gallagher
Recently I had the honour of interviewing award winning director, writer and cinematographer Bob Gallagher during Dub Web Fest. Bob lead the Masterclass on How to Direct Music Videos during the festival. It was insightful and informative. Considering my love of music and recent camera purchase to shoot some live videos for Ceol Caint, it was cool to sit in on a talk from such a pro.
Check out some of Bob’s amazing videos:
Participant – Shelter
Girl Band – Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?
Following our “a cuppa with” interview, Barry Jay Hughes and I recorded this video just for fun. It was a really long, hot day on the balcony of The Gibson Hotel; we were gone silly at this stage. Great tune from Barry, check it out.