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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.

Bernard Dunne’s Mythical Heroes

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Former world champion boxer Bernard Dunne joins the RTÉ team with Bernard Dunne’s Mythical Heroes, a brand new six-part series bringing the stories of the heroes of Irish mythology to life. Bernard will take viewers to sites across Ireland synonymous with stories like Fionn MacCumhall, Cúchulain and the Children of Lir to name a few.
Each episode features one particular legend as Bernard takes on the role of storyteller, using a combination of documentary footage, live action reconstructions and stunning animation to re-create these compelling and dramatic tales. In a world where children are captivated by superheroes of all shapes, sizes and skills – this series shows our audience how Irish superheroes were an original of their kind whilst educating them about life of old in the best way, with out them realising it!
This charming show was produced by Mark Warren for Firebrand Productions, directed by Hugh Farley and was edited by Michael O’Sullivan. All of the sound, grade and online was completed by us and our VFX team added the magic and sparkle.
The series started Thursday on RTE 2 at 5pm and runs for 6 weeks. Catch the first episode on RTE Player now and learn all about Setanta.

 

 

 

Little Roy

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Our favorite cartoon boy is back with a new series! A prequel of sorts, Roy is now 5years of age and we follow his everyday adventures as he figures out life in the real world and through his imagination as Wonder Roy.
Produced by Jam Media, this series is a mix of live action and animation and brings its usual charm and fun to the preschool audience.
We completed all of the post production for the Live Action with our Malcolm Moloney editing the entire series and our sound team designed and mixed both the live action and animation for each episode.
Your little ones can catch it on CBBC weekday mornings at 7.20am.

 

Without Name premieres at Tiff this week

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Lorcan Finnegans horror thriller Without Name is quickly gathering a lot of positive attention. It will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week followed by a screening in the London Film Festival in October. Berlin based M-Appeal has acquired the world sales rights so chances are that it will hit a cinema near you soon. A blend of psychological horror and supernatural thriller, the anticipation is building for this dark brooding film. Here are a few things that have been said about it already
“Through its carefully-constructed cinematography and sound, ‘Without Name’s’ outstanding element is not only the suspenseful spiral that the main character takes, but how nature, in all its creepiness, becomes a protagonist in its own right,” Maren Kroymann, CEO of M-Appael.
“Shot with an uncanny eye for the fantastic, and boasting a truly ominous sound design, this sensory experience upholds the long tradition of the rural gothic, transforming the natural environment into a portentous landscape which is at once hypnotic, terrifying and, ultimately, somewhat trippy.” Michael Blyth
Our award winning sound team, Aza Hand, Patrick Drummond, Colm Mullally, Katie O’Mahony and Colm Finnegan created and mixed all of the sound.

Pet Surgeons

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 September 6th at 20:30 on RTÉ One

Our pets are our unconditional loving companions and so when things go wrong we do whatever we can to make things right.
At Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital in Cork, every day is a new challenge. With vet Shane Guerin at the helm, The Pet Surgeons investigate, diagnose, operate on and rehabilitate a range of animals from tiny kittens to bearded dragons and everything in between. Dealing with the diverse personalities of the pets and their owners is all in a day’s work at this busy hospital. With clients and patients arriving daily from all over the country, the staff never know who or what will come through the door next – a litter of feisty pups in need of micro-chipping, an exhausted homing pigeon that’s lost its way or an anorexic cheetah from Fota Wildlife Park.
 In the course of the series, each story is related from the perspective of both the owners and the veterinary staff. We’ll see the animals at home before and after treatment, we’ll observe over the vets shoulders as they perform the most demanding surgical procedures and we’ll meet a team of nurses so passionate about their work that they’re prepared to take their patients home with them. The Pet Surgeons is life in an animal hospital as you’ve never seen it before – must see TV for anyone who’s ever loved a pet
Malcolm Moloney was Editor on this with Alan Sullivan completing the online, Nik Panteris on Grade and Colm Mullally taking care of the Sound.

 

Keeping Ireland Alive- The Health Service in a Day

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RTE’s new Autumn schedule is released soon and sure to get us through the faint memories of sun screen, slushies and over sized hats. Keeping Ireland Alive: The Health Service in a Day is one such programme that is sure to keep us entertained.
Every day more than 200,000 people access the health service in Ireland, 200 babies are born, and 80 people die. All of this is explored in the new five part documentary series which chronicles Ireland’s health system over a 24-hour period . Filming was carried out over a 24-hour period on May 31 this year, and 75 camera crews  given access to all aspects of the health service. Over the course of filming they captured the experiences of a diverse range of staff and a steady stream of patients as they accessed care that day. We covered full  post on this 5 part documentary.
Keeping Ireland Alive: The Health Service in a Day starts on RTÉ One on Monday, August 29th at 9.35pm and will air throughout September.

Brent Pope: Inside Out, Thursday 15th, RTE1 at 10.15

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Brent Pope is best known for his rugby punditry on RTÉ yet another passion of his is “Outsider Art”. This is a term coined to describe art made by people with no formal training, whose work is created outside the influence of mainstream establishments such as art schools. It is also referred to as Raw Art.
Having put out a national call for submissions in early 2015, Brent travelled across the country in search of the very best Irish Outsider Art he could find. With the help of art historian, Catherine Marshall, he put together a collection of 45 paintings and drawings, which is currently being exhibited in Dublin in the Copper House Gallery from the 7th to the 25th of October. This is the first Irish only Outsider art group collection on this scale ever to be exhibited in Ireland.
Firebrand, the production company behind the IFTA Award winning series “Bully Proof” produced this insightful documentary.  All the Sound, Grade and Online post was completed here in Egg. Catch it on RTE1 on Thursday at 10.15.

These Walls Can Talk

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These Walls Can Talk is a complex and poignant story about a school that stood at the heart of the Irish Deaf community for over 150 years.  St Joseph’s was where Ireland’s indigenous sign language was developed and where the foundation of the modern Irish Deaf community was built. While it offered incredible opportunity to some Deaf boys, for others, that opportunity came at an unspeakable price.
Performance Artist, Amanda Coogan, is the first born hearing child of two Deaf parents and her father Larry attended St Joseph’s in the 1950’s. It was only as she grew older that she discovered that not all St Joseph’s boys shared her father’s affection for the place. Far from being the beacon of light her father remembered, she began to realise that for some boys, life at St Joseph’s was marred by fear and abuse. In this powerful film, Amanda returns to St Joseph’s to re-evaluate her perceptions of this iconic building and to decide, in the wake of its demolition, how it should be remembered.
These Walls Can Talk was Produced by Mind The Gap Films for RTE. We completed all the sound post-production for this moving documentary.  Catch it tonight on RTE ONE.