A team of five highly creative students from Limerick Institute of Technology in Clonmel were awarded prizes from Tesco and the Junction Festival for their latest successful team project. Over the last 3 months they were challenged with creating a piece of animation that would capture the essence of the festival and help to promote the event, which this year runs from July 5th-12th. Their animated video is now on the front page of the Junction website at www.junctionfestival.com
At the presentation, held on the Clonmel campus of the Institute, Claire O’Donnell, store manager of Tesco Clonmel spoke of their commitment to supporting local projects and awarded each of the team members with a €50 voucher for the store.
Additional prizes were awarded by David Teevan, Festival Director who acknowledged “the short promotional animation created by the Piranah Group led by Jim O’Neill was of a particularly high standard”.
Jim O’Neill, the student team leader said “it is great to get the recognition for all our hard work”.
All of the students are in the Second Year Multimedia programme at Limerick Institute of Technology based on the Clonmel Campus. As part of their module Effective Teamwork, the students worked in 4 teams to complete different technical tasks for the Junction Festival.
Students had the experience of working with a real client and creating a piece of work that could showcase their strengths. Two teams worked on a photo montage of the 12-year history of the festival and another team created a video of a behind-the-scenes look at how the festival cafes are created.
David Teevan said that he was “impressed by the talent of the students and by their dedication in completing the four projects, all of which were creative and ambitious”.
The winning team known as Piranah was led by Jim O’Neill and the other members were Vinnie Burke, Paul Geaney, David O’Grady and Sean Stokes.
You can see their animation at www.junctionfestival.com
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