Tag Archives: film
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 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 16. Oct, 2010 by admin.
If movies are your passion and you are planning to be the next Spielberg or Scorsese, then you may be considering film school. There are many options out there, but which one will put you on the path to an Academy Award?
Here are a list of US film schools, and I will update with other worldwide schools soon enough
1. Full Sail University (http://drf NULL.filmschools NULL.com/Full-Sail/Film)
First opening its doors to the public in 1979, this university’s film department boasts superb resources like professional cameras, a multi-locale backlot, cranes, lighting rigs and more. Before graduating, students are required to bring their projects to life from pre to post-production as a final test. Famous alumni include Larry Katz, Assistant Director for the movie Cloverfield.
2. San Francisco Art Institute (http://ai NULL.filmschools NULL.com/artinstitutes/loc_california_sanfran NULL.php)
The Art Institute is a collection of 45 private colleges around the nation with a curriculum carefully scrutinized and put together by industry professionals. The institutes train their students in audio, video, and film production along with any advances in HD video and software tools. Locations vary from one another but all campuses use premiere industry-related equipment to prepare students for a competitive career. Many alumni now work for studios such as CBS Paramount, Sony Online Entertainment, and more.
3. New York University (http://filmtv NULL.tisch NULL.nyu NULL.edu/page/home NULL.html)
The Tisch School of the Arts for film and television, founded in 1965, is one of the most selective film schools in the world. The school’s rigorous coursework requires students to master the following areas: script, directing, producing, shooting, editing, and much more. The university currently has one of the largest filmmaking facilities on the East Coast including a production and post-production center. The university is proud to have famous alumni like Spike Lee, Roman Coppola, and M. Night Shyamalan graduate from their program.
4. San Francisco State University (http://cinema NULL.sfsu NULL.edu/)
The Cinema Department’s curriculum challenges students to see cinema as a powerful and independent storytelling medium. Their facilities include the Coppola Theater that was updated and equipped with a Dolby sound system thanks to former dean August Coppola, brother to Francis Coppola. The school also focuses on theory and practice and encourages their students to participate in scholarships. Many of SF State’s students distinguish themselves as Oscar nominees and winners, including director Steven Zaillian of Schindler’s List.
5. University of Texas – Austin (http://rtf NULL.utexas NULL.edu/)
The University of Texas Film Institute (UTFI) was recently founded in 2003 and their department is committed to a new model for film education. Not only do they provide hands-on education, but they foster the growth of new film technologies. Noted film director, cinematographer, writer, and editor Robert Rodriquez and director Wes Anderson graduated from the university.
6. Florida State University (http://film NULL.fsu NULL.edu/)
The Directors Guild of America recognized this university for its many contributions to American culture. FSU currently holds the most student awards and is the only school in the nation to pay for the production of student films. The university also assigns industry mentors to help students find a job within 12 months of graduation to ensure students make the most of their education.
7. University of Southern California (http://cinema NULL.usc NULL.edu/)
The USC School of Cinematic Arts, founded in 1929, is one of the oldest film schools in the nation. Back in 2006 alumnus George Lucas donated a whopping $175 million to expand and improve the school’s facilities. Famous faculty, from past and present, include Alfred Hitchcock, Tomlinson Holman, and Mark Jonathan Harris. Students here will learn about the technologies and methodologies for all forms of media.
8. University of California, Los Angeles (http://www NULL.tft NULL.ucla NULL.edu/)
The School of Theater, Film, and Television helps students discover their inner artist by training them in all aspects of this creative field including digital and telecommunications. Among some of their resources are the Geffen Playhouse that hosts the second largest media collection in the United States, and the Billy Wilder Theatre that cost $7.5 million to complete. According to the Princeton Review, this program consistently ranks first out of 500 other schools. Famous alumni include Justin Lin, director of Fast & Furious and Better Luck Tomorrow.
9. Ohio University (http://www NULL.finearts NULL.ohio NULL.edu/film/)
Ambitious film students might be interested in Ohio’s accelerated program – the Honors Tutorial College BFA in film. Students can explore their creative abilities through an individualized program of study but must rank in the top ten percent of their high school to even be considered for the program. Although small, the film school still has the latest equipment used by professionals today for students to take advantage of.
10. American Film Institute Conservatory (http://www NULL.afi NULL.com/)
The Conservatory is ranked as one of the top film schools and only accepts approximately 168 students each year to its Los Angeles campus. This institution is the only existing conservatory that offers an advanced film education in the following disciplines: directing, editing, screenwriting, producing, production design, and cinematography. Famous alumni include director David Lynch and cinematographer Robert Richardson.
11. The Art Academy (http://drf NULL.filmschools NULL.com/Academy-Of-Art-University/)
The Academy hires only working professionals from leading studios in the Bay Area like LucasFilm and Pixar to help give students real-world insight into the world of filmmaking. The Academy’s comprehensive film programs prepare students with theoretical knowledge and technical know-how to give them the skills they need to be successful in the professional world. Education is also made accessible through their online degree program for Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Associate of Arts degree programs in six different concentrations ranging from directing to production design. Chat online with the program director for more information.
12. Boston University (http://www NULL.bu NULL.edu/com/ft/)
The Department of Film & Television at Boston University understands that today’s technology is changing the face of traditional media. As a result, the university encourages their students to embrace these rapid changes by offering innovative programs. Aside from offering just Bachelor of Science and Master of Fine Arts degrees, the department will also offer a Master of Science in Media Ventures in Fall 2010 along with a dual degree in MBA/MS for Media Ventures. Famous alumni include Producer Richard Gladstein, Screenwriter Steve Brill, and Director Robert Patton-Spruill.
Posted on 10. Oct, 2010 by admin.