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Episode 3: JDIFF 2015 with Clara Rose Thornton, International Game Music Festival, NCAD Student Action

A JDIFF discussion gone down the rabble hole, in a good way. Clara Rose Thornton is our guest. Clara is a culture journalist, radio and television broadcaster, spoken word artist; poetry workshop instructor, and promoter. You have heard her on RTE radio and television along with various print publications. We start talking about the film, All About Eva, that was made for €7000. Made part-time without any professional crew this lead us into the Irish film industry perception of itself and how that differs from the rest of the world. We talk about Irelands self-destructive, self-deprecative culture and it just gets way more interesting. We also find out more about the first International Dublin Game Music Festival. Finally we talk to NCAD Student Action about the problems between management and students.

(Note: We mentioned the film All Aboout Eva was made for €7000. We discovered the initial budget was this figure, it was eventually raised to €60,000)

Clara Rose Thornton

All About Eva

Segment 1: International Game Music Festival

We will take a break to take a look at the first International Dublin Game Music Festival. IDIG Music Festival is bringing bands, solo artists and orcestras to pay tribuite to many video games classics. The composers of those very classics will also be there to lay bare their creative process. There will also be the opportunity to expierment with making you own game music as well. Craig Stuart Garfinkle, the producer of the festival and a game music composer himself, with credits in World of Warcraft and the Fallout series along with film and television productions as well, talks about what they have coming up for their first festival, the unique opportunies when making music for games and how did this fesitval come about.

International Game Music Festival

Segment 2: NCAD Student Action

Eoghan Dalton investigates the issues which NCAD Student Action is trying to address inside the National College of Art and Design. Eoghan Dalton contacted the Director of NCAD to be interviewed but no response was given.