Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Ronan O'Reilly 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

Ronan is a Cinematographer, Producer and 1st AD from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Having completed his education at the NFS, Ronan is incredibly excited to start his journey in Ireland's Film & Television Industry. He is leaving IADT with profound experience and a pragmatic attitude towards filmmaking. Ronan's skillset includes underwater cinematography, as well as excellent on-set timekeeping and love for every facet of filmmaking. Ronan has access to a vehicle and a full driver's license. Ronan is currently working as a part-time camera assistant for Crossing the Line, and can't wait to see what comes next. Whether it's camera department or production, Ronan is ready.

Project Description

'Sapling' is my graduate film for my final year in IADT. The piece was an absolute pleasure to shoot, and I had a wonderful time working with Director Emily McGee. This was a project that proved how versatile I can be when approaching a film's visual style. Sapling was shot with three cameras and includes underwater sequences, hallucinated dance sequences, and of course: a beautiful story. I easily consider it to be my best work to date, and I cannot wait to see what I learn on the next project I shoot.

"Capturing the Mythic Other: Alien's Visual Style and the Fear of the Unknown"

Throughout my thesis I explore exactly what made Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror 'Alien' (1979) one of the most prolific and timeless pieces of science-fiction of the last 50 years. To achieve this, I dissected the inner workings of the film's camera and lighting department, art department and most notably the contributions of H.R. Giger to the overall design and atmosphere of the film.