League Sunday is RTÉ Television's dedicated Sports programme following the GAA League.
The Title Sequence was developed from a low budget, originally relying on existing slow motion footage from games and documentary footage of the stadium. The film DREDD, released 2012, was an excellent touchstone for populating the shots of an empty stadium with a barrage of energy and power. Shots of billboards throughout the stadium were used to play the footage and a lattice of glass panels was used as a recurring graphic motif throughout the piece. The enormous level of graphics treatment and sound design allowed us to significantly raise the production value to that required for a national sports opening.
I created limited edition prints for the Cloud Atlas Irish premier in 2013 in tandem with the JDIFF Film Festival. Postcards were also created for Warner Brothers Ireland for delivery to the actors and other publicity.
The Café Cosmos Project is a planetary art series dedicated to coffee lovers.
Each piece is a high resolution photo montage which was printed onto A2 size canvas, two inches in depth. A library of photographic research was collated from a variety of experiences in Dublin Cafés using a 1.4 - 50mm Prime Lens.
I wanted to create artwork that celebrated the coffee-drinking experience. I always felt that coffee meant more than a pleasant drink, but rather an escapism. The unique and detailed aesthetic of each type of coffee serving; Americanos, Cappuccinos, Lattes, etc, offered a lineage of rich visual motives, ripe for creative exploration.
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Created at Piranha Bar Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Designed By Ultan Courtney and Conor Cassidy
RTÉ TWO Station Rebrand
(Award-winning ident and interstitial animations 2009)
Ultan Courtney co-designed and co-directed the project from concept art to production and completion. He worked alongside senior designer Conor Cassidy as part of a two-man steering group from the RTÉ Graphic Design Department at Piranha Bar Post Production. The animated sequences (involving venus fly trap’s world) were exclusively generated and composited at Piranha Bar in Dublin, Ireland.
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(Written by Ultan Courtney on behalf of RTÉ Graphic Design Department)