Stop Motion: Alcohol

Short movie as part of a Digital Media Project.

Using sticky notes, I made this short stop-motion clip including myself. It is an introduction made for my next video which I will be using a “Draw My Life” style to complete it. I hope to complete this shortly after my exams as I did not anticipate editing and narrating to take as long as it has.

It’s very short but was quite enjoyable to make with the help of a friend.

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St. Patrick’s Day!

Another excuse to drink copious amounts of alcohol over a bank holiday weekend, but a good one at that.

You won’t know what to expect when it comes to this National holiday as it can either be a total let down or the greatest weekend ever. Since Brian O’Driscoll is playing his last match for Ireland this Saturday, everyone will be out on the town getting hammered. Then you just have to go out on Sunday because Monday is a bank holiday and it would be rude not to go out on St. Patrick’s Day itself, wouldn’t it?

Most students will aim to drink as much as possible this weekend as it’s expected of them. It’s one night which I myself don’t participate in as I find it far too messy. I would prefer throwing all my green clothing on myself, buying a few cans and heading down to the Spanish Arch for the day. Catch a few minutes at the parade, get a little tipsy and meet others around Galway City with the same idea. I wouldn’t like to find myself wandering through Shop Street after midnight this weekend, not even if I was craving a chicken roll from Londis.

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Before I went to college, I would celebrate St. Patrick’s Day drinking in the Town Park along with all the other teenagers from around Donegal. It was a great day┬áto get the shift, all the Derry girls would be down for the weekend. So I don’t think I’ve found myself without drink over the last few years, it always gave me that little boost of confidence and seemed to make the day far more enjoyable.

So make plans for this St. Patrick’s Day, buy your drink in advance and make sure to look after yourself and your friends.

It will be messy!

Stay safe this St. Patrick’s weekend!

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Presentation Slides: Effects of drinking too much alcohol on a night out on students.

This morning as part of my Professional Skills module, I carried out a presentation on the effects of drinking too much alcohol on a night out on students.

Here are the slides used in my presentation:

Also, here is a recording of myself presenting on this topic:

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Thanks for watching! Feel free to leave feedback in the comments section.

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Who’s looking after Patrick tonight?

The purpose of this blog is to make students aware of the dangers and effects associated with drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, as part of a Digital Media Project. I am working towards completing a YouTube video on my experiences and my friends’ experiences with alcohol as students. I will be using this blog to update any progress made on the video.

We all have that one friend that drinks a little too much on a night out..

I’ve spent too many nights out not making it into a nightclub or even out of the house because one of my friends couldn’t handle their drink. Whether it’s passing out on the couch, vomiting right before you reach the bathroom (it happens..) or telling the bouncers you haven’t been drinking tonight, it’s not the best of feelings sitting in instead of being out because you’re the designated carer of your friend.

For example: This one night, this one guy called Patrick (see below, middle) decided to get really (and I mean really) drunk in my house. Himself and Owen (see below, right) were playing “The Fifa Drinking Game”. This meant that for every goal scored, they had to down their drink.

Owen 5-0 Patrick

Patrick ended up drinking about a litre of vodka in the space of 15 minutes, resulting in hysterical dancing to the song “A Thousand Miles” followed by throwing up on himself and passing out on the couch. What a mess..

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Oh wait, that’s me.

So yeah, welcome to my blog.

I am using stop-motion with sticky notes and a “Draw My Life” style of video to tell my story.

Feel free to leave any feedback in the comments section below! Enjoy!