Clubs&Socs, Fuinneamh, Technology

SoUL Fest Gets A Unique Filter For Capturing Your Snapchat Story

By Maxine Bramley

Week Eight’s SoUL Fest get to enjoy its very own Snapchat filter – thanks to UL student Liam Lennon. Music, Media and Performance Technology student, Liam is currently doing his Co-Op in the Student Union’s Marketing and Communications Office where he created the filter.

The filter is available to use around campus from the beginning of the event on October 24th until the evening of October 28th. Liam said that he drew the design first and then created it on Adobe Illustrator. The process of creating the filter took a few days before it got approval from Team Snapchat.

“We were trying to make one for Freshers’ Week but we ran out of time so we made sure to plan this one in advance,” Liam said.

Students’ Union Clubs and Societies Coordinator Michelle Whyte who organised the SoUL Arts Fest only had words of praise for the new Snapchat filter.

“I’m delighted that it got passed by Team Snapchat as it’s such a rare thing to happen,” she said.

Ms Whyte said having a filter to represent the event will have great impact on UL C&S.

“I think that it will really help towards promoting the societies of UL for this Arts Festival week because it’s something that everyone will have access to.

“As Snapchat is so popular at the moment, the filter will bring more publicity to all of the societies and bring the SoUL Fest into the mind of more people,” she added.