Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise O'Muirí and Ciaran Kissane of the BAI with children of Scoil Mhuire's Iosaf, St. Mary's Place
As part of Dublin City Councils One City One People event, DCTV is distributing copies of its award winning childrens TV series, The Storyteller to children in schools around the city. The first copies were presented today to the children from the 3 schools in the city centre area which appeared in the series. The Lord Mayor Naoise O’MuirI presented the DVDs at an event in the Smock Alley banqueting hall.
Also present at the event were Ciaran Kissane from the BAI and Ciaran Murray, chair of DCTV. The BAI announced this week that they would be funding the second season of The Storyteller through their sound and vision scheme.
Don’t miss the first episode of “Drimnagh Matters TV” at 08:30PM tonight (June 27th) on DCTV channel.
You’ll have the opportunity to have a little taste of the community life in Drimnagh, with a very interesting range of gifted people and amazing organisations from the area interviewed last Friday in the studios.
Enjoy the programme!
Role Title: Production Assistant for weekly TV show
Location: DCTV Offices and studio, Liberties, Dublin 8.
Time required: c. 2 days per week – which has to include availability on a Thursday between 3.30pm and 8.30pm and a presence in the DCTV offices for two other days. Length of Role: 1 month initially with review.
DCTV has been supporting a volunteer led production, Dole Tv for the last 4 weeks. This role will support this production, organising and co-ordinating shoots, identifying and researching topics and inserts and promoting the final product.
The volunteer will have a desk in the DCTV offices for 1 and ½ days per week and will also act as studio producer on the Thursday afternoon shoot. They will gain extensive TV experience and have the opportunity to develop a range of skills. Profile of Volunteer
No technical skills in TV production are required although an interest in media would be necessary.
A high level of IT proficiency and comfort in internet tools and social media technologies would be required – this role is aproximately 60% desk based. An interest in the social impacts of unemployment and a creative nature would both be of benefit. This role is very much for someone who will co-ordinate a number of volunteers – there is huge potential for this programme which we hope you will be excited by and seek to realise. Start Date: Immediate For Reference – see http://dctv.ie/doletv Contact: email@example.com, 01 4100834
Mother-and-daughter team Lucia and Kelly Chisholm devised and feature in this groundbreaking series, which uses the medium of arts and crafts to teach children between the ages of 6 and 12 the importance of recycling. Each of the 13 episodes involves a visit to a different national school and a recycling plant and looks at all of the current recycling initiatives underway in Ireland today. Lucia and Kelly explore everything from the Green Flag initiative within schools to the way in which materials such as paper, aluminium and general waste is recycled. Mainly funded by the BCI and also by Lispopple Studios, Funky Junk created some wonderful arts and crafts. Aimed at tackling the issue of recycling in a child-friendly way in the belief that this will have a knock-on influence on parents, the concept for the series was the brainchild of Lucia Chisholm and was further developed by producer Dave Byrne. Before working on the show, Dave had no idea of the extent of recycling in Dublin. “I started to feel guilty. These children knew more about recycling than I did.”
Working with Young Urban Arts, DCTV invited 14 young people from youth projects across the city to get involved in scripting, acting, directing and producing their very own series called Happy Pizza. The young crew trained from January until June 2009 in preparation for the production in July. Happy Pizza follows the life of John Murphy, a pizza guy going through the trials that his life has thrown at him. Happy Pizza is a slice of comedy packed with funny shorts and a strong story. As John delivers pizza, Crew TV, delivers a great production in 3 half hour shows. As employees of DCTV for July, they earned money while gaining invaluable experience in an arts focused environment.
CREW TV/ HAPPY PIZZA plays from December 12th as part of Fresh 2 on Tues 1900, Wed 1230 and Sat and will play out all December and January.
Check out Irish Times coverage here.
Check out The Crew TV blog here.