Category Archives: Hay Film School Weekend
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.
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
…send in your short films for a free screening at the new Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema in Hay-on-Wye, during the Hay on Film event over the weekend of the 25th May.
Please submit preferably on Bluray (DVD is acceptable) by May 8th to:-
Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema,
44, Lion Street,
Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA
Note: Screening capacity 48 seats. All films submitted must be cleared for public screening by the rights owner. Bluray/DVDs will not be returned but will be available for collection from Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema by prior arrangement by calling 07896 044044.
Friday 25th May
3 Minute Film
|Experienced camera origination crew will mentor delegates on use of one of three high-end HD cameras (Arri Alexa, Red, Panasonic) to a script provided in advance. |
The Encounters Short Film & Animation Film Festival will waive the entry fees for these 3 films if the ‘teams’ wish to enter them into the September 2012 Festival.
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
|All Day||HFS EVENT 17|
details to be confirmed.
BSC Cinematography Masterclass with Nic Morris BSC
|Cinematography Workshop supported by the BSC, (The British Society of Cinematographers) covering origination using 35mm / Super 16mm Film and HD formats with Nic Morris BSC and Norman Smith||12.00pm|
|HFS EVENT 18|
|Free Screenings of the latest Student Films will be taking place throughout the weekend||Details to be announced|
Footfalls Followed by Q&A with director/choreographer Caroline Lamb
|A brand new dance/art film from Cardiff dance company Striking Attitudes.||5.00pm |
Tickets at the door
Cameraman - The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff
|A documentary film that explores the work of the late cinematographer Jack Cardiff. It reviews his work and, with the input of many of his contemporaries, examines his legacy as one the most influential film makers of his generation and details how he became master of the Technicolor process||6.30pm |
Tickets at the door
Saturday 26th May
Scriptwriting with Bruce Robinson
|An exclusive opportunity to learn with legendary director and screenwriter Bruce Robinson: |
Withnail & I, The Rum Diary, The Killing Fields
|HFS EVENT 1
Doug Milsome ASC, BSC with Richard Greatrex BSC
|Working with Kubrick. With clips from Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket , and The Shining.||10.00am|
|HFS EVENT 2|
Keefa Chan - Working with the Red
|Cinematographer, Keefa Chan was an early owner/operator the revolutionary digital camera system. Discussion and Q&A.||10.00am|
Tom Harris – Blow Up A Train! Lights,Camera and loads of Action!
|For 30 years Tom Harris has been providing exciting physical effects for major motion picture and television productions||10.30am |
|HFS EVENT 3|
Revel Guest with Nigel Walters BSC. (President of the European Federation of Cinematographers).
|Revel Guest is a film-maker, journalist, author and farmer, and was Executive Producer on Steven Spielberg's War Horse.||12.00pm|
|HFS EVENT 4|
VFX with Ian Murphy
|Life in the Green Zone. Visual Effects Masterclass with compositor, Ian Murphy Green Zone; RocknRolla||1.15pm|
|HFS EVENT 5|
David Ball - The Art of the Budget
|Hugely respected within the British Film Industry, Producer David Ball talks about how to get your production rolling!||2.00pm|
|HFS EVENT 15|
Paul Edwards - Steadicam
|Paul Edwards Associate BSC, ACO, GBCT, demonstrates his skills with the floating camera system as seen in his work on Great Expectations and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows||2.30pm|
|HFS EVENT 7|
Paul Davies – Sound Design
|Sound Design with Paul Davies, credits include We Need to Talk About Kevin||3.45pm|
|HFS EVENT 8|
Bruce Robinson with Jonathan Powell
|Oscar winning Director and Screenwriter Bruce Robinson Withnail & I; The Rum Diary; The Killing Fields||6.00pm|
|HFS EVENT 9|
|Barbeque||Join us for a get together and barbeque||details TBC|
Sunday 27th May
Nigel Ashcroft, Co-Producer, The Tree of Life
|A screening of clips from the Terrence Malick film with Nigel describing his experience of working with the reclusive director. Followed by Q&A session.||10.00am |
|HFS EVENT 10|
Miguel Ferros – Technology, fight, flight or embrace?
|Miguel Ferros, a leading expert on digital production and cutting edge technology, will take a look at how technology is changing production practice for good and bad, give us some food for thought and take a peek into what might be coming||10.00am |
|HFS EVENT 11|
Craig McCall - Touring the World with Jack Cardiff
|Director, Craig McCall, talks about the making of his hugely successful documentary ||12.00pm |
|HFS EVENT 12|
|Masterclass: ||Special effects make up designer, Claire Wiliams., demonstrates her work with prosthetics and fake blood, as featured in film and television productions over the last 20 years||12.00pm |
|HFS EVENT 13|
Editing with John Richards
|“For a writer it's the word – for a musician it's the note – for a film editor it's the frame.” - Quentin Tarantino. John, whose credits include Band of Brothers, explains the art and skill of cutting that frame.||2.00pm |
|HFS EVENT 14|
Julian Richards – The Horror Movie
|Welsh Director Julian Richards talks of his love for the horror genre, with clips from his favourite films.||2.00pm |
|HFS EVENT 06|
Gwyn Evans – The Art of the Colourist
|Esteemed post production artist, Gwyn Evans, demonstrates the essential contribution of the colourist to the cinematographer's vision.||4.00pm |
|HFS EVENT 16|
You can be there too by booking your place on HAY-on-Film, a celebration of the art and craft of film-making.
Ticketed events £10 each
contact: [email protected] for tickets or call 07896 044044 for futher information
Q&A with Revel Guest, Executive Producer, War Horse
Script writing workshop with Bruce Robinson, The Rum Diary, Withnail & I, The Killing Fields
Working with Kubrick: Doug Milsome ASC BSC
Touring the world with Jack Cardiff: Craig McCall
Production Technology – Present and Future: Miguel Ferros
Using Steadicam: Paul Edwards, Associate BSC
The Art of the Budget: David Ball
Working with Red: Keefa Chan
Bloody Marvellous!: Special effects make-up with Claire Williams
Screenings of Student films from UK & Europe
Sound Design: Paul Davies
Screening of Footfalls with Director & Choreographer, Caroline Lamb
The Tree of Life: Producer Nigel Ashcroft discusses working with Terrence Malick
The Horror Movie! Q& A with director Julian Richards
Also included in the weekend pass are the following events which are supported by Creative Skillset:
The Art of the Colourist: Gwyn Evans
Editing Workshop with John Richards, Band of Brothers
VFX Compositing with Ian Murphy, Green Zone
SFX Workshop : Tom Harris
Cinematography Workshop with Nic Morris BSC. This is supported by the BSC, (The British Society of Cinematographers) and will cover origination using 35mm / Super 16mm Film and HD formats.
On Friday 25th May for £50 there are 8 places on each of three ‘Shooting a Short Film’ practical courses. A BSC Cinematographer will mentor delegates on use of three high-end HD cameras: Arri Alexa, Red, Panasonic, to a script provided in advance. The Encounters Short Film & Animation Film Festival will waive the entry fees for these 3 films if the ‘teams’ wish to enter them into the September 2012 Festival. This special event is supported by Creative Skillset, the BSC and Encounters.
There will also be equipment demonstrations, screenings and Q&As with BSC Cinematographers all weekend.
All ticketed events only £10.00
For tickets please contact: [email protected] or call 07896 044044 for futher information
As part of Hay-on-Film, the Hay Film Schook Weekend, we are very pleased to welcome local producer Revel Guest for a Q&A session to be held in the Brook St Cinema on Saturday May 26th.
Best known as Executive Producer on War Horse, Revel is also the founder of Transatlantic Films, the first truly independent documentary film company to co-produce quality films for the international television market, and Chair of The Hay Festival.
Revel’s directing and producing credits include: London Rock and Black, White and Blues co-productions with the BBC and Metromedia and 4 American Composers, a series of four one-hour films directed by Peter Greenaway. She has also had three major award-winning series The Horse in Sport, ( 8 x 50′); Greek Fire (10×25′), and History’s Turning Points®, a 26 part series, which won the Prix de Basle, Barcelona Bienale for Culture and the Prix Stendahl.
25th-27th May 2012
This inaugural event for film makers takes place in Hay-on-Wye, home of the famous Hay Literary Festival. Places are limited so call now to secure yours.
Buying this special weekend pass will give you access to all the following events:
- Q&A with Revel Guest, Executive Producer, War Horse
- Script writing workshop with Bruce Robinson, The Rum Diary, Withnail & I, The Killing Fields
- Working with Kubrick: Doug Milsome ASC BSC
- The Art of the Colourist: Gwyn Evans
- Editing Workshop with John Richards, Band of Brothers
- Working with Alexa: Robin Vidgeon BSC
- VFX Compositing with Ian Murphy, Green Zone
- Touring the world with Jack Cardiff: Craig McCall
- SFX Workshop : Tom Harris
- Production Technology – Present and Future: Miguel Ferros
- Using Steadicam: Paul Edwards, Assoc BSC
- The Art of the Budget: David Ball
- Working with Red: Keefa Chan
- Bloody Marvellous!: Special effects make-up with Claire Williams
- Screenings of Student films from UK & Europe
Plus equipment demonstrations, screenings, Q&As with BSC cinematographers…..and a BBQ!