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Trauma, Episode 1, Tonight RTÉ2, @ 9.30pm

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Trauma is a four-part documentary series on RTÉ2 giving viewers an unprecedented insight into the high pressured, outstanding and skilful work carried out in the intense world of trauma and medical emergency in Ireland. From Emergency Department staff to surgeons, nurses and intensive care specialists – a chain of people who deal with cardiac arrests, head injuries, road traffic accidents and workplace incidents.

The series focuses on four hospitals and the incredible work carried out by the medical staff: cardiac and spinal trauma in The Mater Hospital, neuro-trauma in Beaumont Hospital; emergency care in St. Vincent’s Hospital and orthopaedic trauma and emergency in the Adelaide and Meath (Tallaght) Hospital. We also see staff from the National Ambulance Service and the Dublin Fire Brigade as they operate the 999 emergency call centres, the very first port of call in the chain of the teams dealing with these specialised cases.

In each episode we follow the progress of several patients – from admission to hospital – to as close to the end of their medical treatment as possible – following each step of their medical care along the way. We have interviewed staff who talk intimately about working in such an adrenaline fuelled environment. The patients and their families also talk reflectively about their experience.

Episode 1 airs tonight so make sure to tune in. All post production love added right here in EGG.

Good Vibrations

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Good Vibrations, Thursday, May 25th, 10.15 PM, RTÉ One
Good Vibrations is an inspiring and insightful documentary exploring the life and work of Orla O’Sullivan from Cork, a Deaf and Visually impaired piano and keyboard teacher to deaf and hearing students.
While Beethoven became deaf in adulthood, Orla was only six weeks old when she became profoundly deaf as a result of receiving life-saving medication given to her for pneumonia. This makes Orla’s achievements even more extraordinary. Even though Orla uses hearing aids, these don’t allow her to hear all of the frequencies so she feels and ‘hears’ music through vibrations, which are then interpreted by the brain.
In this fascinating observational documentary directed by Edel O’Brien for Firebrand Productions, The award winning company behind Bully proof and Autism and Me, and edited by Guy Montgomery, we explore Orla’s personal story, her monumental achievements and her determination to make music accessible to all deaf people.
My ambition is to make it possible for anyone to learn, play and enjoy piano and keyboard to the highest standard”.
Egg completed all of the post production for this one off documentary, with sound by Colm Mullally, Grading by Nikolas Panteris and Online editing by Alan Sullivan.

Ireland’s Property Crisis

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Irelands Property Crisis Monday 3 rd April RTE1 9.35pm
Independent Pictures, the production company behind the ground breaking series about the HSE “keeping Ireland Alive’ bring us a brand new 2 part documentary about the housing crisis. IRELAND’S PROPERTY CRISIS offers a snapshot of seven days in Ireland with some of those who are on the front-line of the crisis. Whether they are people finding a way out of negative equity, looking for somewhere to rent, resisting eviction, hoping to buy their first home, or simply trying to find a bed for the night, the series gives an in-depth, personal view to help inform a national discussion at this crucial time in our history.
The editing team of Orla Daly, Kevin Cooney and Pat Hodgins were led by Gretta Ohle and our senior Editor Guy Montgomery. We also completed the sound, grade and online. The series was produced by Bridget Fallon and directed by Liam McGrath.

Autism & Me Monday, March 13th, RTÉ ONE at 9.35pm

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Autism and Me is a one-off documentary giving a rare insight into Autism, a condition often misunderstood. Through the personal testimonies and experiences of Irish children, teenagers and young adults on the spectrum we are afforded a rare opportunity to see life from the perspectives of those living with autism.
We hear directly from a range of diverse and engaging participants about what living with autism is like and about how they feel they are perceived by the rest of the world. Among the participants is autism advocate, Adam Harris, 22, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Drawing on his own experiences, Adam has set up AsIAm, an organisation that supports people with autism and educates the public about the condition. Niamh Biddulph who at 19 strives each day to become an independent adult and dreams of going to college and having a family. Hughie Malone, 11, wonders what all the fuss is about? Why is society obsessed with the words like “disorder” and “normal”? And Fiacre Ryan aged 16 who is non verbal. Since his parents discovered an experimental method of communication called RPM in 2013, Fiacre has at last found a way to express his thoughts and feelings. His revelations continue to astonish his family and school.
This touching and inspiring documentary is directed by Liam McGrath, edited by Gretta Ohle and Produced by Christine Thornton and Mark Warren with Firebrand Productions. We handled all of the picture and sound post production with sound editing by Katie O’Mahony, Dubbing mixing by Aza Hand, Nik Panteris graded the documentary and the online editing was by Alan O’Sullivan.
Autism and Me is on RTE One on Monday 13th March at 9.35pm and will shortly be available on the RTE player for a limited time.

Deafening

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DEAFENING – Thursday 2nd March, 10:15PM, RTE One
Deafening challenges the viewer to experience the world through the eyes of four Deaf people with uniquely different lives.
RTÉ News & Weather presenter and expectant mother of twins, Sarah Jane Moloney O’Regan loves being Deaf but despite this, she worries about what her twins will go through if they’re born Deaf and have to face the same barriers she had to work so hard to overcome. Deaf siblings, Jade and Matthew Visser, 12 and 14, share their concerns about fitting into a mainstream school, the challenges of making friends and how sparring deaf in Taekwon-do puts them at a distinct advantage. Seán Herlihy a teacher at a Deaf school in Dublin, has been to 81 countries and in any corner of the globe he can meet another Deaf person and communicate fluently in sign language.  In his view, its hearing people who are at a disadvantage when it comes to travel.
Through its carefully designed sensory landscape, it challenges the audience to rethink their perception and understanding of sound. Egg’s Aza Hand did the sound design and mix on this ground breaking show.
It was produced by Anne Heffernan with Mind the Gap Films and Directed by Garry Keane and will be broadcast on RTÉ One on Thursday March 2nd at 10:15 pm.

Then Comes Marriage?

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Then Comes Marriage? – RTE 2 Mondays from 12th January at 9.30pm
In this brand new format, Three couples who are engaged, or thinking about it, are given the opportunity to prepare for their future life together by taking part in a crash course on relationship skills during a two-day pre-marriage boot camp at a country house. Over six episodes the pairs undergo a series of eye-opening, specially designed tests and therapies, aided by psychologist Allison Keating and psychoanalyst Ray O’Neill, tackling everything from personal finances to family planning. The opening episode features Lance West and Victoria Green from Carlow, who moved in together a week after their first date and who are trying to figure out if marriage is for them.
Our editor, Malcolm Moloney joined guest editors Pat Hodgins and Rónán Ó Muirgheasa to cut the series. We also completed all of the sound and picture post on this Independent Pictures produced show.

John Connors in America: Race Matters

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John Connors  in America – RTE 2 Monday 16th January at 10.30pm
Filmed entirely on location in the US, this two-part series on race relations explores the reality of discrimination, poverty and violence in African-American communities. John asks why young black men are nine times more likely to be killed by the police than young men from other backgrounds and delves into the reasons behind the Black Lives Matter movement, which began in 2012 when a neighbourhood watchman was acquitted after he shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
From his success in the award winning series “Love/Hate” and critically acclaimed documentary “I am traveler” John once again brings us another fascinating programe which asks some important questions and tackles some disturbing subjects. Directed by Kim Bartley and Produced by Aoife Kavanagh for Frontline Films, we completed the sound and online editing.

This is Jobstown

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This is Jobstown – TV3 9pm from 12th January 2017
In this fly-on-the-wall series, cameras spend a year with the residents of one of Ireland’s most notorious areas, Jobstown in Tallaght. For many years the area has struggled with high-unemployment, antisocial behaviour and crime. Yet, despite these challenges, most are proud to call Jobstown home. In this ambitious, observational 4 part documentary series, cameras follow local residents as they live out their everyday lives. Stories of hope and despair, triumph and disappointment, and the drama of everyday life unfold.
In the first episode airing on TV3 9pm Thursday 12th of January, we find out how a rare blood condition meant mixed martial artist Paddy Holohan had to give up his career – only for a new opportunity to arise that he could not refuse.
It’s a delight to have director Matt Leigh back in Egg and a pleasure to work with Jamie Dalton from Motive Television who produced this fascinating series. We completed all of the sound post production.

Madraí na nGael

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Madraí na nGael
TG4 Tuesdays 8pm
 A must see for dog lovers, Madraí na nGeal is a six part documentary telling the story of our nine native breeds of dog: Irish Wolfhounds, Kerry Beagles, Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Irish Water Spaniels, Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Irish Glen of the Imaals, Kerry Blues and Irish Terriers. We discover the stories of our Irish dog breeds, meeting Irish dog owners and experts. We will find out how and why they were bred through archive and dramatic reconstructions from Irish history, myths and legends.
Ripple World Pictures produced the series. We hosted Editor Ronán Ó Muirgheasa and the rest of the post was completed here.
If you missed any episodes of this delightful series, they are available on TG4 player.

 

 

You Should Really See a Doctor

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You Should Really See a Doctor – Wednesdays 8.30pm RTE 1
After a successful first series, the RTÉ Television medical diagnosis show, You Should Really See a Doctor is back.
From Donegal to Cork, from Kerry to Dublin, Dr. Pixie McKenna and Dr. Phil Kieran have been on tour around the country this summer, visiting events with their pop-up clinic to offer on the spot free consultations and health checks.
Once again they have been examining the symptoms and ailments that are bothering the country’s adults and children – the lumps, bumps, pains, aches, sleep issues, skin problems, tingling and toilet troubles – whatever has been irritating the nation. From hay-fever to suspected menopause to children’s tonsillitis the doctors prod and probe to help find solutions.
Pixie and Phil also meet those who have been self-diagnosing – those who believe that they may be living with Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis or even cancer. We’ve all been there, turning a headache into a suspected tropical disease with a few clicks on the computer! Now it’s time to consult the real doctors.
Produced by Independent Pictures, we completed the Sound Mix and Online editing for this series.