Troy Studios – Demonstration Facilitators

Aisling Wallace Byrne is an Irish Costume Designer and her career has seen her design from contemporary to period to futuristic. In the last number of years, she has designed productions such as Love/Hate, Jack Taylor, Kilnascully and Happy Ever After, and numerous children’s TV shows including Badly Drawn Roy and Uncle Max. Aisling has run a costume rental store for the last ten years and also ran a design studio, training students in costume design. She has worked on documentaries, commercials and theatre shows and musicals in both Limerick and Galway. She continues to design fashion collections and do fashion illustrations. Her most recent project was a feature film The Maze

Gillian Carew has worked as a Tailor/Costume Maker since 1997 and in 2006 became head cutter and manager of the Tailoring Department in Angels. In 2010, Gillian moved to Dublin and set up as a freelance cutter and tailor. She also lectures part-time as costume technical lecturer on the Design for Stage and Screen course in IADT. Gillian’s most recent work includes the Gate Theatre’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Red Water, and Love and Friendship.

Richard Gavin works in Visual Effects and has been in the industry for over 10 years. Included in his filmography are films such as Paul, Prince of Persia and John Carter. Richard is currently in LIT, Clonmel.

James Corbett 21 year’s experience in the IT industry working for the multinationals, Apple, Motorola and Analog Devices, in roles from Software Test to Network System Administration. He set up his first business in 2002 — an online sports forum which traded internationally. He acted as technical adviser to Gaelscoil O’Doghair in, Co. Limerick and is a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awardee. His last business – MissionV – was a Virtual Reality learning programme for primary schools which was supported by the Department of Education and Skills. His current business – Simvirtua – is a Virtual & Augmented Reality design, development and consultancy.

National Digital Skills Centre – Kerry Education and Training Centre, located in Tralee, specializes in training people for employment. We offer an extensive range of training programs for people who wish to enter, re-enter or progress within the jobs market. There is a strong emphasis on developing skills that are easily transferred to the workplace and many of our courses lead directly to employment.

Paula Kehoe is an award winning documentary filmmaker with a diverse background in the creative arts. She recently created Ireland’s first narrative-led VR 360 film, I am Galway 2020 as Filmmaker in Residence for Galway’s successful bid for European Capital of Culture in 2020.

Fab Lab Limerick started in 2012 as an elective course created by SAUL lecturer Javi BuronGarcia in which undergraduate students built open source 3D printers, CNC routers and laser cutters. In 2014 this self-build equipment was moved to an abandoned building in the city centre owned by Limerick City Council as part of another elective course. Since then, Fab Lab Limerick has evolved into a fully functional digital fabrication laboratory that offers cultural, educational and research programmes on digital fabrication, bridging the gap between these technologies and creatives from all disciplines.

Karl Connelly has worked in art departments on such productions as Raw, Astrix, Reign and Viking’s. Then working in model making and sculpture department’s on productions such Penny Dreadful , Vikings, Dawn and Badlands. His current role is as a model maker and CAD technician in All Shapes All Makes Ltd.

Bowsie Workshop Ltd was formed by Aoife Noonan and Ben O’Connor in 2011 with the aim to create a facility where ideas are concepted and fabricated all under one roof, with a strong emphasis on craft and artistry. They have gained a reputation for their imaginative approach to FX – mixing traditional techniques and the latest industry standard technology. Their 4,000sq ft city centre-based workshop and studio includes facilities for design and fabrication of large scale props, sculpture, special effects make-up and digital suites for editing, digital FX and animation.

John Philipson is currently the head of Post Production, Online editor and Colourist for Element Pictures on the IFTA Award winning series Red Rock. As an offline/ Online editor and Colourist with over ten years experience, editing factual programmes for clients such as BBC, RTÉ, TV3 and Channel 6. He has worked across a wide range of programme types from food shows to development tasters, sizzle reels, obs-docs, lifestyle, drama, long factual series, one-off documentaries, movie reviews, live music, stand-up comedy, formatted, promos, VT inserts, commercials, international delivery and BAI Archive. He has also produced, directed and edited numerous music videos which have also won awards, (IMTV and the Underground Cinema).