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Showing posts with label diet coke tv. Show all posts


Working with GAF-TV: News, Photos, and Video

Oh it feels so good to be back blogging again, I certainly missed it!
As you guys know I had been working with the Galway Arts Festival's Tv crew "GAF-TV" for most of July, and I just thought I'd tell you guys a little bit more about that, and show you some of the finished videos we worked on.

 Working with GAF-TV was an amazing experience, I met some really wonderful people, and I learned so so much in such a short space of time. It was a completely different experience to working with Diet Coke Tv, as I was working behind the camera, rather that in front of it presenting, but it was so interesting and challenging nonetheless. The main piece I was working on over the two weeks was the "Thank You & Goodnight" video, which was to be the finale of all the GAF-TV videos, and aired at the end of the festival. The idea behind the video was to get as many people as possible dancing on camera, and to get people from all over Galway, from all walks of life, different ages, backgrounds, occupations and so on, to do a little bit of a boogie to Chic's "Everybody Dance". (Chic are a massive disco/funk band from the 70/80's and were the headlining act of the festival- they're amazing!) My job in particular was to get reactions out of people, get them pumped up and ready to be on camera, and make sure they give enough energy when they're being filmed, and of course, get them dancing! You need a serious amount of energy to do this over and over for a long time, and if your energy flags when you're dealing with people, they wont give you as much on camera. Its also really important to make people feel comfortable on camera, which so many people are not, to show them that there's nothing to be embarrassed about. I ended up dancing just as much as they people we were filming, only behind the camera! Doing this kind of work only convinces me further that this is what I should be doing, this is the path I should follow :) 

There was a huge amount of work put in by everyone involved in GAFT-TV, resulting in so many amazing videos being made and aired throughout the whole festival. Check out the GAF-TV Youtube page to see some of their amazing work. 

  One of my other highlights of the whole festival was going to see Chic play at the big-top with my sisters and mother, and getting to dance onstage with my sisters! (Mum was side-stage, but wouldn't come dance with us unfortunately :P) It was such a fun experience, we danced out buts off,  and we got to meet Neil Rodgers afterwards and chatted to him for a while. He was such a gentleman, and a true musical legend!


Diet Coke Tour Bus Event ~ More Photos and Video!

Good news for all you Galway gals, the Diet Coke & JPG Tour Bus is coming to Galway tomorrow! You heard all my gossip from Wednesdays Press Launch (click here to read) and now's your chance to get in on the action yourself! The bus will be in Eyre Square Galway tomorrow so be sure to get down and indulge in all the pampering and goodies the Diet Coke and Jean Paul Gaultier collaboration has to offer! Check out the video we made from Wednesdays event, hope you like!


Here are some more snaps from the day:


Hope you like!

Diet Coke Jean Paul Gaultier Press Party // New Tour Bus launched!

Sue of and James from Thinkhouse

and finally, The Diet Coke presenting team!! There's Sue from SoSueMe, myself, Katrina from SugahFix and Sarah from The Licentiate

I had the pleasure of attending the Diet Coke & Jean Paul Gaultier Press Party in Thinkhouse last night, to celebrate the launch of the new Diet Coke Tour Bus! The bus will be touring around Ireland in the next few months, to offer Diet Coke fans some pampering, fun, and free goodies which we all got to preview yesterday evening. So keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming events in your area! The bus itself is absolutely amazing, and we were treated to champagne and delicious nibbles, nail art, temporary tattoos, and of course all the Diet Coke we could sip! I had such a wonderful time, its always great to get the chance to hang out with my amazing fellow blogger buddies, not to mention meeting some new faces! There will also be a video of the night which Im featured in, along with all the other Diet Coke presenters, so I'll post that up once I get my hands on it! Here are some of the snaps I took on the night, hope you enjoy! You can see more by checking out my facebook page, and the Diet Coke facebook page  and keep an eye out for those upcoming tour bus events in your area!   


WATCH: Diet Coke Tv at the IDC Fashion Show Video!

I'm so happy to be able to show you the latest video I've done with Diet Coke Tv, this time I'm reporting at the International Design Collective Fashion Show at the Volvo Ocean Race Galway. I had such a blast on the night, you can read all about the night itself by clicking here. I'm so happy with how the video turned out, I think I'm slowly but surely getting better at the whole presenting thing, its just so much fun!


Hope you all like the video, I'd love to hear your thoughts, let me know in the comment box below. xxx 

Reporting for Diet Coke at the International Design Collective Fashion Show!!

One of the main features if the Volvo Ocean Race in Galway Last week was the International Design Collective Fashion Show, organised by Goldenegg Productions. Held in the luxurious Global Arena, the event showcased 10  different collections from designers both homegrown and worldwide. I was there to cover the event for Diet Coke Tv, and I had an absolute blast. :D Haven been kindly given two extra VIP tickets, I gave them to two of my sisters who accompanied me on the night. While they got to sip endless glasses of Champagne, nibble on delectible hors-d'uerves and mingle with the west's fashion elite, I on the other hand had work to do! Not that I really minded,  as I love this kind of work so much :D The filming and interviews went really well, and I think I can safely (and very happily say) Im getting better at this. Well, more relaxed at least, but that alone makes a huge difference!! I cant wait to see the finished piece, Im sure it will be great. You can see my last Diet Coke Video here where I covered the Fashion Innovation Awards back in April. I will have to wait a little longer to see the finished video, but I will share it with you all as soon as its done! As with all event like this, I needed to look my best, and I was so lucky to have the wonderful Lyndsay on hand from Absolute Hair Galway to work her magic on my barnet. She went for a non-fussy look, with lots of volume and curls, and I was really happy with the results. I strongly recommend paying them a visit of you're in Galway, they're AMAZING!

  I also picked up some bits and pieces earlier in the day, some Impress Nails, which are so handy if you are on the go and don't have the time to sit down and do you nails, these are an absolute GODSEND! Just pop them on and away you go! I chose a lovely deep wine colour, which complemented my dress and makeup nicely! You can get these in Primark/Penneys for only €7, and they come in a wide range of colours and patterns. I also picked up a packed of 5 eyelash sets from Penneys/Primark, as I had heard from friends that they were much the same as the expensive "Girls Aloud" eyelash range, and at only €8, they were great value. They turned out to be very good, and just subtle enough for me. I personally hate the look of massive OTT eyelashes, save it for halloween people! Anyhow I made sure to use my own Duo eyelash glue (available from Brown Thomas) with these as I am wary of cheap eyelash glue. I would really recommend these lashes, for the price and the quality, but I HAVE NOT tried the glue, just for the record!

I also picked up some new lipstick for the event, I have wanted to get a deep berry shade for ages, and the MAC  matte lipstick in "Diva" seemed the perfect colour!

My dress is from the Savida range in Dunnes Stores (believe it or not) and was bought by my older sister, and I borrowed it for this event. I was so happy with it! My shoes are from Zara.

Myself and my sister Claire

Briona and Claire looking fabulous as per usual!

The fashion show was spectacular, I was really impressed by the standard of the designs, and although I was busy throughout the night, I managed to share some sneaky snaps via instagram. If you're not following me on instagram you can find me @WildChildCiara, its a great way to stay updated! Here are some of the instagram picks I took on the night:

Briona, Myself and Claire enjoying the show!

Its on like Donkey Kong!

Mark T. Burke's hat designs killing it as per ususal!

Claire and I

The Impress Nails turned out so well! And stayed put for the night!

There were Claddagh rings in the gift bags, how very fancy!

All in all, the night was a total success and I had such a great time filming with Colin from Diet Coke. The more I do this kind of presenting work, the more I fall in love with it, its would be such an exciting career to have. I don't want it to ever end! Im so excited to see the video, and show you guys, but I must be patient for now :) Here are some more photos from the night, taken buy the lovely Darach of DarachPhotography:

I just cant resist a bitta messin' :D

You can check out the rest of Darach's photos from the night here!

Thats all for now guys, I hope you likes this post, sorry if it was a bit long for some of you, but I didn't want to leave anything out! Let me know what you think of it all in the comment box below!