Media, photography and film students at Griffith College have a new platform for their work this month after the launch of Griffith Digital, an online media channel for the best of student created media content.
Griffith Digital is an evolving platform of news, features, investigative reports, TV and radio documentaries, and a display of photography ranging from portraits, commercial to documentary and action shots.
In the coming months Griffith Digital will expand to include work from the postgraduate Digital Media students as well as hosting profiles of and links to college alumni.
The online student platform was launched by media faculty Head Niall Meehan at the second annual Graduate Photography Exhibition on 3rd June.
Meehan said that Griffith Digital, "is a permanent record of what journalism and media students do. It is a record of what they think and of how they apply their thinking using the technology of modern mass media".
The photography exhibition was one of three student exhibitions this month. Second year full and part time photography students showed their work in LaCatedral Studios from the 19th-21st May. A third exhibition, called ElevenPlus is currently being held by a collection of fifteen second year and diploma students in FilmBase Temple Bar and runs from the 13th to 19th June.
The graduate show was opened By Dublin Photographer Dave Monahan. His work was profiled earlier this year on CBS news and the Wall Street Journal in the USA. Dave wrote about the Graduate exhibition on his blog. You can read it at: http://thelillipution.blogspot.com/2011/06/on-observation.html.
Also on the night of the Photography exhibition film students across the Griffith media programmes exhibited the best of their films this year, including the Smedias award winner Mathias Odden.
His short film entitled 'The Irish Pub Industry'. won the TV Production of the Year category in April.
Included in the films showed during the night was Is it Going to be Alright?, by third year photography student Maiken Woll Eide's. Her creative documentary exploring the inner workings of self consciousness was shortlisted in the 'Student Category' for the sixth Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival in Donegal. The film screening was launched by Irish film maker Paddy Breathnach, who's work ranges from sports documentaries the Road to America and the Charlton years to bug screen films like I Went Down, Man Bites Dog and Shrooms.
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