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Film In Limerick – Wednesday Workshop

This weeks ‘Wednesday Workshop’, hosted by Film In Limerick, brought an insightful online talk from John McDonnell (Producer) / Lorcan Finnegan (Director) of the newly released feature film, Vivarium.

Hosted by Paul C. Ryan, Film Co-Ordinator of Film in Limerick, the online audience we given a brief account of the detail into the production of the acclaimed thriller which is available through online platforms.

 

Key Points Discussed were
  • The idea came from the real world ghost estates and a situation where people are trapped in a loop of existance.
  • Budget: $4,000,000 (estimated)
  • Screen Ireland was the largest funder. Fantastic Films / Frakas / Ping Pong Films/ Lovely
  • Section 481
  • Most important part of making films is networking.
  • Each film’s financing is bespoke based on the requirements for the film.
  • Trailer of the film available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Xy2x9NDrw
  • They had to develop a directors Look-book
  • Environment Test Video
  • Sets were built in Belgium.
  • Houses could be reversed (front garden could be changed for the rear garden)
  • Lighting was used to help reduce CGI and VFXs. Fog machines also for night time.
  • The dug hole is actually shot low angle to hide the fact it was only 8 inches deep.
  • Interior hole and house sets were filmed in Ardmore Studios in Ireland.
  • POST PRODUCTION
    • Offline/ Online and colour, in ‘Outer Limits’ (Ireland) https://www.outerlimits.ie
    • Additional work in Windmill Lane. http://www.windmilllane.com
    • VFX (Belgium)
    • There was a mixture of HoDs on the whole production in order to get the right balance between funders and the country bases.
    • Some crew had to work in both Belgium and Ireland.
  • Release and Distribution
    • Felt it would be released in Cannes. French Distributer didn’t want it to go to Cannes but Producer pushed for it as they felt Cannes was the right platform for it.
    • Release is going to be Gradual due to COVID 19.
    • Suppose to have Theatre release but France was the only place got it but they had a brief run due to the French lockdown.
    • Official Posters were put in the subway but their impact was limited due to the health crisis.
    • Downloading on VOB or SVOB would be an option but you can’t compete with the main stream release.
    • DVD / Blu-ray release is still going ahead and there is a market for it for the extras and BTS and extra content. Collectors like to collect these type of movies.
  • Advise.
    • Try and do something original, interesting and that stands out. People need to notice it. Be bold and original. Be realistic also. Try not to do too much in little time or money.

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This is one of a series of talks that will be hosted by Film In LImerick over the coming months and if you want to find out more then check out the website HERE and the facebook page HERE to sign up for the updates.

 

Hi all

Following yesterdays post, here is the new documentary by Jon Lefkovitz;

Sight & Sound: The Cinema of Walter Murch.

or watch it here:

SIGHT & SOUND: The Cinema of Walter Murch from Jon Lefkovitz on Vimeo.

 

Released on March 27th 2020, via Vimeo, is the new documentary on the work and craftsmanship of acclaimed award winning Editor/ Sound Editor, Walter Murch ACE.

Directed by Jon Lefkovitz this documentary is:

An exploration of the films and philosophy of legendary editor and sound designer Walter Murch (‘The Conversation’, ‘Apocalypse Now’), as told in his own words. (Note: Seen and enjoyed by Mr. Murch.)

(IMDB)

This will be one for the editors as well as all film makers and you can check out more from the director here….

https://vimeo.com/user5730380

For now here is the Trailer:

Bored at home? Cabin fever setting in? Itching to do something creative and fun? Well do we have just the thing for you.

Galway Film Centre in partnership with Galway City of Film and the Galway Film Fleadh are delighted to announce that the One Minute Film Festival is back!

We are inviting Filmmakers / Film Enthusiasts to make a one-minute film, based on any subject or any story. A panel of judges will select the best 30 One Minute Films and they will be screened at a special public event in the coming months.

This year, there is a combined cash prize of €250 for the best 3 Films which will be announced at the screening where your work will be screened to a packed audience!

Entry to this competition is free and all genres are welcome including documentary, live action, art-house and animation.

Last year’s One Minute Film Festival included films from around the world, with 2 sold out screenings. The winner was the fantastic My Father Taught me to Swing an Axe by Rory Fitzpatrick, second place went to Liam Fahy for his film Mourning Murder and third place prize went to Cliona Noonan and Naoise Dempsey for Destiny.

Deadline for Entry: 4pm (GMT) Wednesday 1st May 2020

How to Enter:

  • Send a private Vimeo/Youtube link of your film along with the password to admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie
  • Download and fill out this One Minute Film Application Form and send it along with your submission.
  • Please note: Do not initially send film files. Once the 30 films are selected to be screened we will then request a copy of your film (specifications: .mov/.mp4, H264, Apple Pro Res – 25fps) along with still images.

Guidelines:

  • One film per entrant.
  • Have copyright/permission for the music used.
  • Entries must have been made since July 2019.
  • Duration limit is 70 seconds including credits. Longer than this will not be considered.
  • Submissions may be in any language, but if it is not in English please include English subtitles if possible.

For any further info: email admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie or go to www.galwayfilmcentre.ie

#GalwayCityofFilm

(As per Film Freeway Site)

2020 will be the inaugural Nenagh Children’s Film Festival, established to support Film and Filmmakers creating work for young audiences. It will take place in Nenagh, Co Tipperary as part of our Nenagh800 celebrations. As an international festival we welcome submissions from all over the world from professionals and students alike.

The 3 day festival, from 12th – 14th June 2020, will include feature film, short film, animated and student screenings as well workshops for young people.

Awards will be given in a number of categories including Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Animated Film and Audience Award.

– All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles
– All films submitted should be suitable for children
– Short films should be no longer than 15 minutes
– Feature films should not be less than 60 minutes
– A copy of current Student ID must be submitted
– All in-bound & out-bound costs shall be covered by the applicant.
– Once the film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival programme
– The films must be original and the applicant will take all responsibilities for any copyright infringements
– The Festival does not offer cash awards
– The Festival does not pay screening fees
– The Festival does not pay for accommodation

For the Festival entry link click HERE

 

Interesting article on the editing software choices made by the five nominated editors for best editing at the recent oscars.

See the link HERE or click the image above.

Catalyst Film Festival

Posted: January 27, 2020 in Film, live Event
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The deadline (Feb 7th) is fast approaching for the inaugural Catalyst Film Festival, which will take place in Limerick on the 20-21st of March.

The organisers are encouraging student entries to the festival “that prioritizes stories and storytellers currently underrepresented on screen and behind the camera.

For more info please check out their website at: https://catalystfilmfest.com

Hosted by The Irish Screen Editors Guild (ISE) and the team at Element Post, ISE members were treated to Editor Tony Kearns’ presentation of his contribution to the Emmy winning Black Mirror interactive film Bandersnatch.

Detailing the challenges involved in a complex interactive narrative and the resulting workflow, Tony described how he and his team worked with the multiple timelines needed to maintain the different choices the user can make on the meta narrative.

If you are also interested in Tony’s previous work then check out some examples of his editing on music videos below:

RadioHead – Just

Chemical Brothers – Believe

And if you haven’t experienced Black Mirror Bandersnatch, then log into Netflix on your smart device or smart TV.

IMDb page HERE

ISE Blog Post By Mark Gilleece on the Masterclass.

A new Monthly Meet-up for local filmmakers in the city kicks off on Tuesday December 10th at 6.30pm at Engine. And each month we will have a guest speaker from the industry followed by networking drinks. We are thrilled that our first guest is script and pitch guru Brian McGill who will be doing a session on The Art of Pitching. All those working or interested in working in filmmaking are very welcome to attend. See you there for Brian’s talk at 6.30pm which will be followed by Christmas drinks. Spread the word and RSVP to film@limerick.ie The event is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and Film in Limerick

 

The Leamy School on Hartstonge St, Limerick where the Frank McCourt Museum has been housed.

With the recent closure of the Frank McCourt Museum in Limerick, we were on site to record images of the museum as well as an emotional interview with the museum’s curator and founder Una Heaton.

Containing stories of the foundation of the Museum, the many national and international visitors, the unveiling of the bust of Frank by his wife Eileen and family, Una retells her journey and ultimately the very difficult decision to close the doors for the last time. ‘Tis…the end, also frames the many artefacts, the classroom, bedroom and kitchen reconstructions in the legacy this great museum has given to Limerick over the years.

‘Tis…the end, a short documentary, is available below to watch.

The post-production of this short documentary was completed using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, using archive footage of the museum filmed over a ten year period.