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Advice from a Director – Tony Gatlif

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Directing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Dir_117 - Tony GatlifBorn in Algiers in 1948, Tony Gatlif moved to France after the Algerian War of Independence. He worked there as an actor until directing his first film, La tête en ruines, in 1975. In 2004 he won the best Director Award at Cannes for Exiles, starring Romain Duris, while Transylvania premiered at the festival in 2006. Here he gives his advice on directing actors and selecting music for his feature, Transylvania.

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An Interview With – Writer/Director Tom Hall

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Directing, Resources, Writing | 0 comments

Resources_Dir_139 - Tom HallTom Hall is a Dublin born writer and director who, in 1995, co-founded High Hat Productions with fellow filmmmaker, Johhn Carney. He was the writer, director and co-creator of Bachelors Walk, the IFTA award winning comedy/drama series. In 2010 he wrote and directed Sensation, a film inspired by reports of a farmer’s home-run brothel, and spoke to Film Ireland about how he developed and funded the film, and his advice for aspiring filmmakers.

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Advice on Digital Distribution – Liam O Mochain

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Directing, Distribution, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Dir_132 - Liam O MochainThroughout his career Liam O Mochain has written, directed, produced and acted. He is the writer director and producer of the feature films The Book That Wrote Itself and W.C, as well as the shorts Slip Up, Grand Opening and Covet. Liam spoke to Film Ireland about tackling the challenges of distribution by mastering digital distribution.

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An Interview With – Writer/Director Macdara Vallely

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Directing, Resources, Writing | 0 comments

Resources_Dir_141 - Macdara VallelyArmagh-born writer/director Macdara Vallely’s first film, Peacefire won best first feature at the 2008 Galway Film Festival. His second feature Babygirl, about a Puerto Rican teenage girl in the Bronx, premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Macdara moved to New York over a decade ago and has earned a living as a furniture mover and a musician before settling on screenwriting. He now lives in the Bronx, which is the location and inspiration for Babygirl.

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“Fix it in Post” – When to Rely on Post-Production

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Directing, Post Production, Resources | 0 comments

Equipment_Edit Suite_2 (278x185)How reliant should you be on post-production? When is it better to spend the time getting an effect in camera that could be achieved easily in post? Eamonn Gray, for Film Ireland, talked to directors Virginia Gilbert, Colm McCarthy, Lenny Abrahamson and Brian O’Malley about ‘post addiction’ and how to avoid the habit.

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Tips for Directing Music Videos – by Bob Gallagher

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Directing, Resources | 0 comments

bobDirector and cinematographer Bob Gallagher shares his tips for directing music videos.

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Directing – TV vs. Film

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Directing, Resources | 0 comments

Dearbhla Walsh on the set of The Tudors

Dearbhla Walsh on the set of The Tudors

Is there a significant difference between directing TV and film? For Film Ireland, Amanda Spencer talked to four directors with an experience of both, Dearbhla Walsh (The Tudors, Shameless), Daniel O’Hara (The Clinic, Skins), Ciaran Donnelly (The Tudors, George Gently), and Robert Quinn (Dead Bodies, The Clinic), and to get their opinions, advice and preferences.

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Directing Actors – Vinny Murphy

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Acting, Directing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Dir_132 - Vinny MurphyActor and director, Vinny Murphy, talks about how to best direct actors.

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An Interview with – Tomm Moore

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Animation, Directing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Dir_141 - Tomm MooreTomm Moore is an Irish illustrator, director and is the co-founder of Cartoon Saloon. His first feature film, The Secret Life of Kells, was nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Animated Feature Film in 2010. The follow up, The Song of the Sea, is currently in production. He spoke to Film Ireland about making an animated feature and coordinating an international co-production.

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An Interview with – Director Lisa Mulcahy

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Directing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Dir_126 - Lisa mulcahyLisa Mulcahy is an award winning director. Having directed numerous TV dramas and documentaries, her first feature film, Situations Vacant, was released in 2009. In 2010 she directed Gift of the Magi, a film for The Hallmark Channel, and she has recently finished the short, Coming Home. She spoke to Film Ireland about communicating her vision, auditioning actors and being both an Irish and female director.

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