Rock with Your Cork Out @ CIT Arts week !!

Rock with your Cork out! logoOn the 24th of March The Short (27min) version of Rock with your Cork Out will be screened in the Rory Gallagher theatre in CIT as part of the events that evening kicking off at 6pm


For bands and musicians in Cork, we have a special screening of this acclaimed documentary, followed by a music industry discussion with some of the leading names in the business.

Presented by CIT Music Society supported by ArtsFest.

Special guests will include:

Donal Gallagher : Strange Music

Maurice Byrne : Sony BMG

Ashley Keating : The Frank and Walters

book tickets here (free):

Final Cut Studio Update Due in Late April?

Final Cut Studio Update Due in Late April?


Reports around the web at the moment have rumoured that Apple is planning to release an update to their Final Cut Studio professional video editing package in late April, around the time of the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas.

Lets keep our fingers crossed then…

Final Cut Pro is a favourite amongst independent and low budget film-makers, as it takes advantage of non linear editing and capturing of Digital video and is relatively cheap. But it might interest all of us independent film-makers to know that the same exact tools we are using to edit our short films and documentaries were used to edit the following well known films…

* The Rules of Attraction (2002)
* Full Frontal (2002)
* The Ring (2002)
* Cold Mountain (2003) (Academy Award nominee for Best Editing – Walter Murch)
* Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
* Open Water (film) (2003)
* Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
* The Ladykillers (2004)
* Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
* Super Size Me (2004)
* Corpse Bride (2005)
* Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
* Happy Endings (2005)
* Ellie Parker (2005)
* Jarhead (2005)
* Little Manhattan (2005)
* Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
* The Ring Two (2005)
* Black Snake Moan (2006)
* Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
* Happy Feet (2006)
* Zodiac (2007)
* The Simpsons Movie (2007)
* No Country for Old Men (2007) (Academy Award nominee for Best Editing – Roderick Jaynes) (Academy Award winner – Best Picture)
* Reign Over Me (2007)
* Youth Without Youth (2007)
* Balls of Fury (2007)
* “The Tracey Fragments” (2008)
* Burn After Reading (2008)
* The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
* Karf in HD [6] (2008)
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
* Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Serious Music Heads attend Cork Festival

Prominent music experts will visit Cork on Tuesday next, 24th March as part of Cork Arts Fest 2009.  2FM DJ, Dan Hegarty; Paul Linehan, Bass player and vocalist with Frank and Walters; Ian Wilson, 2FM producer responsible for launching the careers of countless musicians with his pioneering session recordings; and Maurice Byrne, Senior Sales Executive with Sony BMG will share their experiences in the promotion of quality music.

The evening organised by the Music Society of Cork Institute of Technology is scheduled to start at 6pm with a screening of “Rock with Your Cork Out” a documentary (27 min) which focuses on the experiences of young Cork rock musicians.  This will be followed by a screening of extracts from a documentary on the career of Ireland’s first international rock legend, the late Rory Gallagher.  This documentary is currently in production and is brought to Cork by Rory’s brother Donal Gallagher who will also chair the panel discussion following the screening.

The screening and panel discussion will take place from 6pm on Tuesday 24th March in the Rory Gallagher Theatre, Cork Institute of Technology.  Throughout the evening, audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and seek advise from the music experts on the panel.

DJ, Dan Hegarty’s award winning programme will be broadcast live from Cork later that evening and will feature some of the panel guests.

Rock with your Cork out DVD goes on Sale!

dvd-rock-caseRock with your Cork out, the feature length documentary about the Cork Rock Scene goes on sale today at Plugd Records.

Price: €15

The southern enclave of Ireland has long had the reputation for rebelliousness and when it comes to music we hate to disappoint. This happy band of rockers dedicate themselves to music with scant regard for trends, haircuts or market demographics. Despite tough times they’ve managed to create a scene where there is now a thirst for live music, an audience for diversity and, in a world where it’s all been done before, a fierce desire to hear something new, something real.

ROCK WITH YOUR CORK OUT includes live gig
footage and interviews with the people who make the scene happen including Stanley Super 800, Snowman, Exit the Street, Anacrusis, Hope is Noise, Fred, Neon Flea Circus, The Frank and Walters, Fight Like Apes and many more.

This film is a must for anyone with an interest in New Irish Music or indeed any musician with hopes of being heard. This is the story of facing insurmountable odds and doing it anyway.
For those of you about to Rock…
We Salute You!

Story land votes go live today!

Story land votes go live today!

storylandFor all of those budding filmmakers that applied to storyland for funding this year and got knocked back, you can now see the shorts that got through and vote.

Many egomotion members had submitted ideas to storyland, which is a pilot web-isode scheme run by RTE, some went on to the next round some got knocked back straight away.  It might be interesting to see which films did get the funding so here is a list of all the ones that did…

The ten finalist to have their episodes aired are; ‘Morbid & Sons’ (Moocow Productions); ‘Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’ (Sreenworks); ‘Hardy Bucks’ (Hardy Productions); ‘Happyslapper’ (Screenworks); ‘Sullybags’ (Vico Films); ‘Chez Spuds’ (Igloo Films); ‘Psych Ward (Blinder Films); ‘What Does Joe Know?’ (Fastnet Films); ‘Rental Boys’ (Mixed Bag Media) and ‘Running Low’ (Happy Endings Productions).

Voting opens today at

Its great to be bitter! Why not give it a go today!