First Dates Ireland starts tonight on RTE 2 April 21, 2016


First Dates Ireland airs tonight on RTE Two!

Produced by Coco Television, the eagerly anticipated  Irish version of the hugely popular Channel 4 series looks set to have viewers glued to their TV screens this evening when it premiers at 9,30pm.

For the uninitiated, the show sees singles from across the country arrive at a restaurant for a blind date, where tiny cameras unobtrusively capture every moment of their time together  as they size each other up and decide whether they’re interested in taking things further.

The Screen Scene Group brought its considerable talents  to every aspect of the production and post production with an end to end   “lens to Tx”  service.

Sister companies Observe and Roll to Record (the industries leading fixed rig supplier) teamed up to film the show using a 16 camera setup with 2 log in positions, 4 streams and 16 audio tracks per stream to capture all the magic as it happened. Then a seamless media handshake effortlessly moved the material from location right into the belly of the post house where full post production of the show was completed by an  incredible team of editors , colourists, mixers and finishers.

Edited by Ciara Brophy, Stevie Vickers, Orla daly, James Hourihane and Cuan Mac Conghail, with Colm Giles and Paul Rankin assisting, Warren Dowling was the finishing editor on the series, while Sophia Tamburrini graded and Aishling Vesey supervised post production.

Don’t miss episode one of First Dates Ireland, tonight on RTÉ Two, 9.30pm




Unit manager: Adam Scarff

Technical managers: Mike bass Chris Squelch

Media Management consultant / data wrangler: Collin Mullins, Simon Thornton

Editors: Ciara Brophy, Orla Daly, James Hourihane. Cuan Mac Conghail, Stevie Vickers

Assistant editors:  Paul Rankin Colm Giles

Sound Mixer: Mark Fitzpatrick

Colourist: Sophia Tamburrini

Online Editor: Warren Dowling

Post production supervisor: Aishling Vesey

Production Company: Coco TV

Series Director: Tom Parr

Producers: Sharon newman, Ger Philpott. Robert Lanigan

Exectutive Producers: Linda Cullen Stuart Switzer

Series Producer: Hilary O’Donovan

Head of development: Anna Nolan

Executice Producer RTE: Grainne McAleer