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Busy First Quarter for Cine Electric
12 Apr 2005 :
Since the company was founded by Paddy O’Toole in 1976, Cine Electric has become the largest supplier of lighting and generator equipment in the country covering all aspects of filming, TV broadcast, special events and live sports coverage. In recent years, the company’s credits have included feature productions ‘Reign of Fire’, ‘Veronica Guerin’, ‘Intermission’ and ‘Ella Enchanted’, as well as supplying lighting and generators to live RTE programmes including ‘You’re A Star’, ‘Questions & Answers’ and ‘The Panel’.

The company boasts Ireland’s largest stock of HMI Lighting Systems, Studio Lights and Kino Flo ‘Movie Friendly’ fluorescent lights. Cine Electric can provide versatile lighting solutions for both Film / TV and Event lighting and they have Ireland’s largest stock of lanterns for stage and events, the most extensive rigging and trussing department in the country and a huge selection of ‘intelligent’ fixtures and moving lights and controls.

In addition to their extensive lighting and grip ranges, Cine Electric also provides a variety of generators from 4 and 5kw Honda Generators, right up to a 160kw Twin Sync. The company also has a fleet of transport vehicles to suit every situation and budget.

2005 has been a busy year already for the Ardmore based company having provided lighting and generators on forthcoming feature productions ‘Isolation’ (Element Films) ‘Studs’ (Brother Films) and ‘Dead Long Enough’ (Grand Pictures). As well as that, they supplied lighting and generators for the second series of Subotica’s popular crime drama ‘Proof’ which started on RTE last week.

However, the importance of Cine Electric to the industry in Ireland is not just restricted to large scale feature film and TV production. In order to help up and coming DOPs and Directors, Cine Electric has been supporting the Film Board shorts and ‘Oscailt’ productions with lighting equipment at a very generously discounted rate, helping to ensure that the standard of production on new Irish short films is as high as possible, and that young DOPs gain vital help and experience from Cine Electric’s experts right from the start of their careers.

Another large part of the company’s work is helping to provide outside broadcast solutions to many of Ireland’s largest sporting events and live television programmes. Already this year they have been busy with their partners Observe Outside Broadcasting in supplying Twin Sync Generators and Lighting to Heineken Cup & Celtic League Rugby, Sunday Sport, Questions and Answers, the Easter Cermonies, Setanta Sports Live Boxing and The Panel. They have also recently supplied a complete Lighting Package and Twin Sync Generator to the ‘You’re A Star’ series of shows for Screen Time ShinAwil LTD.

On top of all this, Cine Electric have been keeping busy with their regular clients in TV commercial productions, providing lighting and generators to top commercial production houses Toytown Films, Blinder Productions – who’s recent Murphy’s ‘Runs Deep’ commercial is now on air - and Zanita Films, as well as providing lighting to Fish Films.

The company’s many years of expertise and complete knowledge of all aspects of installation and lighting control technology has seen them recently complete the installations of state of the art studios in both Ballyfermot Senior College, Dublin, and St John’s College, Cork, in addition to their existing studios in Tralee, Carlow and Limerick Institutes of Technology, as well as having installed studios and stages in Ardmore, RTE and Kiaros Communications to name but a few. Add to this the completion of an installation in the new museum at Collins Barracks and the fact that they are about to start working on Castleblaney Arts Centre supplying all of the lighting, dimming, control and curtains typically used in a small stage theatre, and it becomes clear that Cine Electric are more than simply suppliers of equipment, but indeed play an integral role in the development of the Film and Television industry in Ireland.

http://www.cine-electric.ie



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