As a Director of Photography I shoot short films, documentaries, commercials & promos. I completed a Lighting for Camera course in Maine Media, USA, in October 2016 and was nominated for the Dublin International Film Festival ‘Discovery’ award for Cinematography in 2018.
I own a 5K RED Dragon SW (DSMC2) camera kit & a set of beautiful RGO Trump vintage PL lenses.
Please see below some examples of my work.
Showreel January 2018
Bordalo II: A Life Of Waste *Trailer*
Samsung Galaxy Ad
Man To Man - Short Film *Trailer*
Outsider - Short Film
Operation Walk Vietnam
Donal Skehan in Basque Country
Ryan Sheridan - Here and Now Music Video
Showreel January 2018A Taste of some of the projects I\'ve been Director of Photography on over the last few years.
Bordalo II: A Life Of Waste *Trailer*Bordalo II: A Life Of Waste is an Irish Film Board Short Documentary that displays an intimate portrait of Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo as he aims to highlight the extent of our wastefulness and the impact this has on our environment through his \'Trash Animals\' sculptures. Official selection Cork Film Festival 2017 & Dublin International Film Festival 2018. Directed by Trevor Whelan & Rua Meegan Cinematography by Rua Meegan & Trevor Whelan Cameras - Sony FS7 & A7S
Samsung Galaxy AdSamsung Galaxy S8 Ad Directed by Keith Harrison (Event Junkies) Director of Photography - Rua Meegan Movi Operator - Peter Martin
Man To Man - Short Film *Trailer*A poignant story of a father-son relationship, told through a series of conversations as the two catch up to discuss life, love, and everything in between, over a quiet pint in their local. Set over a number of years, it\'s a touching tale of bonding, fellowship, and the circle of life. Directed by AW Stevenson Cinematography by Rua Meegan
Outsider - Short FilmOutsider is an intimate portrayal of Dermot \'DMC\' McConaghy, an Irish urban artist with a passion for utilising the walls of Ireland\'s cities, towns, villages and farmyards as his canvas. This short documentary provides us with an insight into the creative mindset and motivations of an artist whilst exhibiting artworks framed within the Irish landscape. Outsider was nominated for Best Documentary in the 2015 Schull Corona Film Festival. Cinematography by: Rua Meegan & Owen Farrell Directed by: Rua Meegan & Owen Farrell
Divine///LondonLA based Corey Divine is a world renowned tattoo artist who focuses on sacred geometry. We filmed this doco style promo for him in London, 2016. Directed by Trevor Whelan + Rua Meegan Cinematography by Rua Meegan + Trevor Whelan
Operation Walk VietnamOperation Walk is a charity that provide knee and hip replacements for severely crippled people in developing countries. We travelled with Operation Walk Ireland to Hanoi in 2017 to document the inspirational work these volunteers perform. Directed by Trevor Whelan & Rua Meegan Cinematography by Rua Meegan & Trevor Whelan Cameras - Sony FS7 & A7S
Donal Skehan in Basque Country\'Discover the oldest winery in Rioja plus Michelin Star gastronomy and vinothérapie spa with cook, food blogger and SPG member Donal Skehan and his wife Sofia\'. This is a promo / mini documentary piece I filmed for the Marquis De Riscal winery in the La Rioja, Northern Spain. Director of Photography: Rua Meegan Additional Camera: Leo Hynes Production Company; Nomos Director: Marc Dillion Camera: Sony FS7
Guinness StorehouseThe GUINNESS STOREHOUSE - The Home of GUINNESS and Ireland\'s No.1 visitor attraction was shortlisted for Europe\'s leading tourist attraction 2015 and created this promo piece to promote the awards. Director of Photography: Rua Meegan Filmed on Sony FS7 Produced by Event Junkies
Ryan Sheridan - Here and Now Music VideoA Ryan Sheridan video I co-DoP\'d with Brian Moore in 2015. Directed by Mark \'Sums\' Bailey. Shot on Sony F5, FS7 and A7S cameras in The Hangar venue in Dublin, April 2015.
As well as the above selection, I have also been DoP or Camera Operator on an array of TV Commercials and online brand promos for clients including Linwoods (Nomos Productions), Lidl (Antidote Films), Aldi (Speers Films), Lifestyle Sports with the Irish Rugby Team (Event Junkies), Jameson (Event Junkies), Heineken (Red Rage Films), Ford Vignale (Nomos Productions), Red Bull ‘Crashed Ice’ (Red Bull TV), Dunnes Stores ‘Simply Better’ with Nevin Maguire (Nomos Productions), etc
I have also been a Camera Operator on TV shows such as The Young Offenders (BBC), How to Cook Well with Rory O’Connell’ (RTE), The JD Sets (Channel 4) and The All Ireland Talent Show (RTE).