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Posted on 31. Dec, 2011 by admin.
So today marks the last day of 2011 – well, here in Ireland anyway…
It’s been an eventful year for some, life-changing for others, and maybe just a quiet year for many more. But as the numbers ’2 0 1 2′ loom over you dominating your brain with thoughts that could easily scare the shit out of you, or simply leave you as happy as ever, you must remember that those numbers are just that – numbers.
No need to panic about anything, because really – it’ll all be over with eventually and once they are, you can go on to the next thing in your life. I’ve been able to take that into account, as I am easily prone to making things out to be bigger than they really are.
Then again, I’m only 15 – I shouldn’t have to worry about a fucking thing, right?
I don’t have any ‘resolutions’ because they usually never stick, so instead I’ll take on habits and hopefully change some bad habits to good. These habits include:
1. Shoot More:
I’m only equipped with a 550d, two utter shite cheap kit lenses and a 20 quid tripod, so in terms of gear, I don’t really have any advantage over anyone…but what I can do is simply do what I can with what I have until I can upgrade – by just simply using all the ideas in my head, making it visual and putting them online I can get that sense of accomplishment, even if it’s not very good, I still feel like I’ve skipped the bother of complaining about not having what I need and just going out and actually doing it!
I’ve been doing this for over a year now with the same gear, and I’ve been extremely fortunate to get jobs out of just these small personal projects which I essentially did for myself with no money.
2. Start writing my ideas
I constantly have ideas for narrative films in my head. Wherever I go, I’m always looking at people as if they’re the characters in my idea and wherever I am, I always see these locations as settings for the film…but I always procrastinate and never write these down…the ideas could be shite, or maybe even worthy of a flippin’ Oscar (unlikely), but I always just leave it and eventually forget about them. So, from now on I’m going to try and put these onto paper and with any luck, actually try and make some scripts out of them…
3. I actually can’t think of anything else. Share with us what you’re NY’s new habits/resolutions are with a lil’ comment below!
So get of this blog (the few readers who actually read this) and continue with your life into the big aul’ 2012 and hopefully we won’t all die at the end of it!
Thanks to everyone,
Posted on 19. Nov, 2011 by admin.
I was approached by two organizers about 2 and a half months ago to film an event they were organising in aid of their charity. It was to be a charity skydive event in aid of OláGolá (http://olagola NULL.com), for the prevention of suicide, depression and stress related ilness’s in young adults around the world. I was a little hesitant to accept something quite so heavy seeing as I’m only 15 and was afraid of mucking it up or something…but Liz, a co-organiser of the event told me what it was about and I then realised how important it was – so I accepted.
It took about 5 weeks to get this fully done. The main event was on one day so it was essentially like a wedding, where I couldn’t get second takes. I shot on one single 550D, with a fairly cheap rig I borrowed off a friend who got it on eBay (can’t remember the name of it), a 20 quid tripod and two lenses: Canon 18-55 kit and Canon 75-300; both cheapies. As you can tell this equipment is very light i.e not perfect, but I did what I could with it.
It was so windy on the day and even started raining heavily at some points, so it all kind’ve went downhill…luckily I got what I needed before the weather took over.
I shot the aerial footage 3 weeks later; my brother is a pilot and took me up in a small plane for about an hour – the sky was so stunning and was just after a storm so there were some amazing views to be filmed. In the final edit I only used about 20 seconds worth of this footage, but it’s some of the nicest shots in it.
For the interviews I just used the 550d again with the kit lens. I used all natural light because I don’t have any lights as of yet (which explains the bad lighting). For the sound I had with me a Sound Devices 702 DAR (http://www NULL.sounddevices NULL.com/products/702 NULL.htm) and the mic (can’t remember which one). Stupidly, I only brought a 2gb card for the recorder and it obviously ran out..half way through the interview…I had no other audio from it so I ended up having to use the camera’s audio! Sucks, but it turned out OK. The day after I was shooting the interviews with the two politicans featured in the doc and was all set with the DAR…the camera was all set, and I stuck the XLR into the recorder and next thing I know the whole device is f*cked up and totally uncorrespondant…so once again I had to abandon it!! :@
I edited it about 3 days before it was being premiered so I spent the majority of the day on it. I used Premiere Pro CS5.5 and colored using Magic Bullet Looks. Gert Kracht (Twitter: @iGert) was a huge help during this, by giving me a ton of help on bettering my colouring skills! Huge thanks to him for that!
The actual skydive shots were done by the Tandem Masters at Tandem Skydive Kilkenny (http://www NULL.tandemskydive NULL.ie/). Thanks a million to them for letting me use the footage!
The photos at the end were by Ronan Melia, and they’re all brilliant. Thanks to him for letting me use them too.
Music was the obvious Fix You by Coldplay…I used the instrumental version which I found online somewhere. And for the credits I used Noorgard by The Vaccines.
Liz Campbell and Eddie Hughes organised this charity event. Jumps took place at Kilkenny Airfield in cooperation with Tandem Skydive Kilkenny. Help Reduce Suicide, Depression and Stress Related Illnesses in Young Adults – olagola.com
Posted on 13. Oct, 2011 by admin.
The film, which I was DP on, was actually shot primarily on a Panasonic HPX371, but for this sequence I tried out the 550D just to see how it looked in this particular setting. These are the only stills I have from the 550D and are ungraded apart from the last one. Problems such as moire have not been corrected yet. Done using only the kit (18-55) and zoom (75-300).
“Based on the short story by Frank O’Connor, the story First Confession was chosen because of its reputation as one of Ireland’s most famous short stories and the fact that it has wonderful parts for young actors. All the lead child actors were chosen from Young Irish Film Makers (http://yifm NULL.com) acting programme.
The film stars newcomer Ferdia Roche as Jackie, a young boy, who is due to make his first confession before receiving his first Holy Communion. Jackie fears confessing his terrible sins because they include trying to kill his spiteful sister with a breadknife, and planning to kill his grandmother who walks barefoot around the house and drinks porter. The film follows poor Jackie as he struggles to keep from murdering his enemies, avoid the fires of Hell and cope with the mysteries of a dark confession box!
Other children starring are Andie Snyder as Jackie’s evil big sister Nora and Odhrán O’Shea as Jackie’s best friend Bill. The adult cast will include a number of regular Kilkenny actors in featured roles, as well as professional actors such as Pauline McLynn (Shameless, Father Ted) and Karl Spain, the hilarious Irish comedian, who will play the part of the priest.”
Check out yifm.com for more info.
Posted on 19. Aug, 2011 by admin.
A once in a lifetime experience
filmed & edited by Ro Tierney on August 15th 2011
Music: Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
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Posted on 12. Aug, 2011 by admin.
Principal photography was recently completed for Monaghan based Stone Grey Films debut short ‘Lose the Booze’, which was shot in the Bragan Mountains of County Monaghan on the 7th and 8th August. The short is written and produced by Declan Reynolds (Jack, Social Work) with Ronan Connolly co-producing and Damien Byrne as executive producer.
‘Lose the Booze’ centres on two estranged friends (Dermot and Seamie) who wake up the morning-after-the-night-before in the mountains in a stolen delivery truck, a full load of beer kegs and no clue how to undo the mess they are in. When they run into the local Garda, they need to put their differences aside and think fast how to lose the booze.
Lose the Booze stars Patrick Goldman (Puff, Spoon), Declan Reynolds (Puffball, Seer), Pat Deery (Leap Year, Puffball), Mark Holland and newcomer Roisin Treanor. Producers told IFTN they hope the short will have its premiere at Clones Film Festival in Co. Monaghan this autumn. For more information visit the facebook page: here (http://on NULL.fb NULL.me/peo44h)
Posted on 04. Aug, 2011 by admin.
By Sam Arthur / UK / 2006
Bertie is in a coma whilst his wife enjoys the high
life. Witness the rise and fall of this couple living
under the Heathrow airport flight path. Based on
a real phenomenon airlines would rather we
didn’t know about, this film is a little thing with a
lot of impact.
Soho Rushes Short Film Festival 2006
Leeds International Film Festival 2006
Halloween Film Festival 2007
Winner Eurostar ‘London Coming’
Posted on 31. Jul, 2011 by admin.
Co-created with Caleb Vinson:
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Thank you to Zacuto for featuring this film on your website – the Z Finder has made a huge difference in the quality of our work!
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This is part of a live music/cinema performance called “Dream.” Rebecca Zimmerman, cellist, Paul Hamilton, pianist. Composed by Arvo Pärt.
Filmed by Paul Hamilton & Caleb Vinson, December 2010 – January 2011. Canon 7D’s, various lenses, Zacuto Z-Finder, Zacuto Striker rig, Manfrotto tripod, etc etc.
We didn’t record/film the performance – so for now I am using a recording Rebecca and I made during a rehearsal – so we’ll update the better recording soon!
Caleb shot the entire closing sequence – and all of his moves are handheld – amazing work my man!!!!
The video features Rebecca Zimmerman & Jeremy Attanaseo. Well done… Rebecca you get an award for endurance under extreme conditions!!!
Posted on 12. Jul, 2011 by admin.
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Shot using Technicolor’s New CineStyle Picture Style For Canon HDSLRs, Jouet tells a dark, sexy and disturbing tale of synthetic emotion. Can robots feel real love?
Starring Mark Phillimore | Sophie Daly-MacKenzie
Directed by Mike Buonaiuto
Written by Mike Buonaiuto | Rich Woods
Costumes by Nathalie Davies
Produced by Rich Woods
CGI by Aeron Miles
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Posted on 11. Jul, 2011 by admin.
Insomniac Events invited us out to the Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas grounds a little early this year to film some behind the scenes action leading up to the biggest festival in North America. They wanted to show the fans a little bit of what goes into the production for the event as well as build a some hype before the show.
95% of the build took place at night because of the desert heat during the day. Shooting took place over three days from Monday-Wednesday and edited during the day for release Thursday the day before the festival began. It was a grueling 3 days but amazing to see and be a part of the creation of a festival of this magnitude.
Friday the rest of the crew came in and we shot through the festival for the official after-movie which will be released in August!
Soundtrack: Pink Floyd – Time (Pretty Lights Remix)
Posted on 10. Jul, 2011 by admin.
Directed + Cinematography by JM
Performed by Joke & Maties
2.35 : 1
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- Once upon a daydream
she dreamt so long ago
a boy was made to dream upon
ensconced upon her soul.