Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Luke O'Shaughnessy 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

Luke O'Shaughnessy is a Film/Commerical Editor and Documentary Filmmaker. Originally from Cork, Luke is now based in Dublin. He has worked on multiple projects over his four years in IADT and hopes to expand his skills and work more within Film and Documentary. He is passionate about creating stories that are engaging and emotionally affecting. Luke has been fortunate to edit How To Skin A Cheetah this year and is currently working on his documentary. He is well-versed in Da Vinci Resolve and Avid Media Software. In addition to his film work, he has edited commercial content for multiple companies.

Editing - Major Projects

Throughout his final year, Luke has edited two major projects. He has developed both his technical and creative skills as an editor from these projects.

Luke is dedicated to perfecting his craft and creating engaging and impacting films. He has become much more confident as an editor, honing his Avid and Da Vinci Resolve skills.

Luke loves working as a part of a team and always wants to be proud of the work they create.

"How To Skin A Cheetah" ( 22 Mins )
- Director - Meghan O'Shaughnessy
- Genre - Dark Comedy / Thriller

"What The Tide Brought In" ( 10 Mins )
- Director - Meghan O'Shaughnessy
- Genre - Horror

“The art of slowing down” An Exploration of Temporal Elongation in Filmmaking

Luke's thesis dissertation investigates the use of temporal elongation in Filmmaking. From Tarkovsky to Tsai Ming-liang, he explores the significance of time in cinema and its impact on the audience's experience. How filmmakers throughout the 20th Century have deliberately slowed down their films to create a contemplative and reflective experience, explore metaphysical and subconscious emotions and challenge traditional storytelling narrative.

Luke's exploration on this topic proved immensely valuable in enhancing his approach to editing. The insights gained from delving into this subject have transformed his editing process, enabling him to refine his skills and elevate the quality of his work.