Tuesday 16 January 2018

Creative couple remain in focus

Mark and Caroline Minshall of Pink Line Video Productions.
Mark and Caroline Minshall of Pink Line Video Productions.

A husband and wife team are behind Pink Lime videos, a successful production company based near Castlebaldwin.

Caroline Clancy set up the company, which celebrates its fifth birthday this year.

She said: "I was always into photography, I remember one day sitting in my career guidance class and it hit me that I wanted to make films.

"That was how it started, when I was 16."

Caroline, from Rathcormac, saved up and bought her first camera, a Canon XM1 in Dublin.

"I went to DCU and studied Communications, which I absolutely loved.

"I would do it again.

"The creative stuff included photography, video and radio, I was really into the video side and I also had a huge interest in photography."

After finishing the course, Caroline stayed in Dublin, working as a runner in a post production house before moving to Tara TV, a company based in RTE that served ex-pats in the UK.

"I was doing stuff like getting tapes ready for going to air and being in control of broadcasting.

"I was continuing to make films and music videos in between, I was always dabbling."

She went travelling and met her future husband, Mark Minshall, while in Australia.

It was Mark that encouraged Caroline to set up Pink Lime Productions.

She added: "Mark was always very creative and two years ago he joined me in the business.

"It's great because he works as technical advisor and editor.

"He worked for many years as an electrician but was mad into computers, which suited my side of things as I'm more into the creative angle, shooting and editing, so I can carry on with that.

"If there's a problem then Mark is able to fix it, whereas I'd be less calm!," she laughed.

Pink Lime cater for a wide variety.

"We do a lot of education videos and training videos.

"We've done loads for Quick Crop, a horticultural company in Ballymote, some for The Model and Sligo Arts Office too."

She added that cinematic weddings are a big portion of their business.

The business has been going from strength to strength and their calendar this year is already busy.

"I picked the name because I wanted something fresh and catchy, they are my favourite colours."

Recently, the couple filmed the Swell Sligo events and are releasing a range of videos between the Health Safety Authority and Kids Own publishing in Maugherow.

They have been nominated for Best Wedding videographer of the Year in the upcoming Mrs2Be Bride's Choice awards, which are revealed in May.

"Hopefully, we'll win," she added.


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