Behind the scenes of filming on The Sound Feed

Published July 23, 2015 by klaramcdonnell

This week (on Wednesday) we filmed Dave McGuinness and Oliver Cole for The Sound Feed Presents.

Dave came in and played two of his songs for us in the Zinc Digital Media studios. I really enjoyed getting to hear him live.

 

Dave McGuinness in the Zinc Digital Media Studios

Dave McGuinness in the Zinc Digital Media Studios

We went on a road trip to Balrothery to Oliver Cole. We stopped by the Balrothery Inn for a very yummy dinner before heading to the church there.

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Oliver Cole playing in the little church in Balrothery

Links:

http://thesoundfeed.com

 

 

IRISH “ANT-MAN” PREMIERE

Published July 16, 2015 by klaramcdonnell

On Tuesday night, I went to see “Ant-Man” in The Savoy on O’Connell street. I saw the trailer a couple of months ago and was really excited to see it. It seemed really goofy/fun and Paul Rudd is in it, who I have liked since “Clueless”. There are lots of links to other Marvel movies in the script, which some people might find annoying (I didn’t).

Me on the red carpet

Me on the red carpet

I did a little review of the movie for The Digital Feed and you can read it here:
http://thedigitalfeed.com/ant-man-review/

Links:

http://marvel.com/antman

IRISH BIZ PARTY WEBSITE LAUNCH

Published July 15, 2015 by klaramcdonnell

Tonight I went to the Irish Biz Party website launch party in Mulberry Gardens, Donnybrook with the Zinc Digital Media crew.I am trying to go to more nights like this lately to network and meet like minded people.

It was great to get to meet Samantha Kelly, who started Irish Biz Party. #Irishbizparty is a trending topic (most discussed) on Twitter almost every Wednesday evening from 9pm to 11pm when the SMEs come together to offer advice on funding, marketing, etc to fellow business owners. There is also a Facebook presence for those who don’t use Twitter.

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Links:

http://irishbizparty.ie

https://twitter.com/irishbizparty

http://zincdigitalmedia.com

“ONCE” IN DUBLIN

Published July 14, 2015 by klaramcdonnell

once

Last night I went to see “Once” in the Olympia with Dani and Paddy. I just put a review up on The Digital Feed for those of you who are wondering what it’s like.

The show is running for 7 weeks.

myself and Dani on the stage before the show began

myself and Dani on the stage before the show began


Links:

http://oncemusical.ie/

http://oncemusical.ie/http://www.olympia.ie/whats-on/once-the-musical
http://www.olympia.ie/whats-on/once-the-musical

MY FILM FLEADH THIS YEAR

Published July 12, 2015 by klaramcdonnell

I have just returned from Galway city¬† (I traveled there via City Link). I was there for Saturday and Sunday of the Galway Film Fleadh.¬† Dani and I stayed in the Radisson hotel, which is a really nice hotel to stay in when in Galway but also where most of the festival action takes place. Unfortunately, we were to late too book tickets to see any films but we were booked in to a casting masterclass with Hubbard Casting in the hotel. Before our workshop, we did some window shopping in the city, then relaxed back in the hotel in the hot tub, jacuzzi and almost fainted in the sauna. I still can’t swim and decided to avoid the pool there.

Hot tub fun...yippeeeee

Hot tub…yippeeeee! Myself and Dani had fun!

The workshop with the Hubbard’s was a kind of daunting but rewarding experience. There were 35 actors in the room, randomly each of us were selected to go to the top of the room and perform a monologue. Obviously we were meant to be performing for screen and feedback was given to us in that context but it was hard to hear people (there was another function on in the next room). I choose to do a monologue from Paris Texas, which is one of my favourite movies. The Hubbard’s did offer us all advice and mentioned the benefits of being a member of Spotlight several times (It made me wish I could afford my renewal right now!).

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What I wore to the casting masterclass

We went for a meal in Tulsi (an Indian restaurant off the main street) and I think as tasty as it was, it put me into a sleep coma. I had to have a nap at 9.15pm and didn’t wake until after 11pm. I woke, redressed, headed to the Galway Rowing Club.

My makeup and hair look for Saturday night

My makeup and hair look for Saturday night

It was completely packed inside and we didn’t stay long before we returned to the hotel. I managed to stay up until 5am then (which is a great achievement for me) and was happy to greet so many faces I hadn’t seen in a while and make new friends. I never see the point of staying in hotels unless you have the breakfast the next morning (and the Radisson Blu do a self service one but it’s really high quality). I made sure to crawl down before 11am and devoured a veggie fry, fresh fruit, prunes and coffee.

Before we got our coach home we chilled out in the Radisson beer garden and the weather was lovely for the first time since we were there.

Out in the beer garden in the Radisson hotel

Out in the beer garden in the Radisson hotel

I almost regret leaving the fleadh early. The Sunday night closing party is usually a highlight of mine. It’s in the Galway Rowing Club and I think the Alabama 3 play at it most years. I told them before that my dad is a big fan, probably a bad idea as I don’t think they took it as a compliment. Anyway, I had to come back as I have a rehearsal for a feature film shoot tomorrow (more on that later).

Links:
http://galwayfilmfleadh.com

http://radissonhotelgalway.com

IRISH ROCK N’ROLL EXPERIENCE

Published July 11, 2015 by klaramcdonnell

So I started working at the Irish Rock n’ Roll Museum in Templebar. Yesterday I guided a preview tour. I led the guests (rockstars in training) throughout two buildings, The Button Factory (which is a big music complex, consisting of a venue, rehearsal rooms, recording studio, bar/cafe) and Temple Lane Studios. Having rehearsed there and gigged there, it’s interesting to be on the other side, watching people experience it.

It’s a really interactive musical tour that is fun for all ages.

The Irish Rock n’ Roll Museum are open 7 days a week and taking bookings now.

Inside Temple Lane Rehearsal Studios

Inside Temple Lane Rehearsal Studios

Links:

http://irishrocknrollmuseum.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Rock-n-Roll-Museum-Experience

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