Monthly Archives: May 2012
Those who attended the Make a Short Film course at Hay on Film will have seen a little of how an onset Lab works, and how important it is for a digital production.
Of course, for us, the SCRATCH Lab system we had really came into its own because we were shooting with three different cameras (Arri Alexa, Red Epic, Sony F3). We were able to bring the various recording media back to the SCRATCH Lab and offload it all quickly and do a quick visual QC before recycling the cards.
Here is a video that shows some of the other kind of work that a Lab system can carry out within a full digital workflow.
The Bruce Robinson Scriptwriting Masterclass has been confirmed for 3.30pm at Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema in Brook St, Hay-on-Wye on Saturday 26th May.
Bruce is arguably most famous for writing and directing the cult classic Withnail and I (1986), a film with comic and tragic elements set in London in the 1960s, but it for writing the screenplay for Roland Joffé’s The Killing Fields (1984) that Robinson was nominated for an Academy Award and won a BAFTA.
Despite launching the acting careers of Paul McGann and Richard E Grant and seeing Withnail and I become one of the most popular and successful British cult movies of all time working in Hollywood became frustrating. Following How to Get Ahead in Advertising and Jennifer 8 Bruce concentrated on screenwriting until his return to directing with an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel The Rum Diary, with the main role performed by Johnny Depp, in 2011.
One of the excellent workshops running on Friday 25th May at the forthcoming Hay on Film weekend is Make a Short Film.
a day in Hay learning how to use a high end camera
There will be 3 ‘teams’ of 8 delegates for this 3 Camera Workshop practical event.
The same high-end HD cameras used for Feature Films, Dramas, Commercials and Documentaries will be used in this workshop, with experienced camera origination mentors helping the teams throughout the day. Director of Photography STEVE BROOKE-SMITH GBCT, Camera Operator RODRIGO GUTIERREZ, Associate BSC, GBCT and ACO and Focus Puller SHIRLEY SCHUMACHER GBCT will be key members of the three mentoring teams
3 scripts will be sent to delegates early in the week of May 14th. Several ‘locations’ are available to us including Hay Castle grounds, The Golf Club for external scenes and a choice of venues for internal shooting.
Pre-shoot meetings take place during the morning of Friday 25th May and shooting will be from Noon until 6pm.
There are still places left and the cost of participating is £50.
If the ‘teams’ wish to, The Encounters Short Film & Animation Film Festival has kindly agreed to waive there entry fees for the finished films into the September 2012
This special event is supported by Creative Skillset, the BSC, the GBCT (The Guild of British Camera Technicians), the ACO (The Association of Camera Operators) and Encounters.
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Join us at Hay on Film on Sunday May 27th to see how to create realistic wounds with Claire Williams, a makeup artist with over 22 years’ experience in film, television and theatre and with hundreds of make up designer credits to her name.
Claire, whose work includes recent feature films I know You Know starring Robert Carlyle (2009) and The Big I Am (2010) starring Michael Madsen, founded bloodymarvellous™ in 2003 to create a professional range of artificial, fake blood and special effects, prosthetic make up. Their products have since been featured across an extensive portfolio of stage and screen productions including Hollywood blockbusters, UK network TV drama, US sitcoms and prestigious Opera and Theatre companies worldwide.
Tickets are only £10.00 and can be booked here, quoting HFS Event 13