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The Craft of Film Editing – by David O Mahony

Resources_Post_124 - mementoAssessing the influence editing has on a film is no easy task; the arrangement of images within a scene goes some way to defining the tone, mood, pace and length of the overall piece. Key decisions such as how long a shot is held prior to cutting, the choice of scene and shot sequencing and the relationships engineered between images can all effect subtle yet crucial deviations in audience reaction. Editing, in a very real sense, can be as manipulative as a lugubrious composer’s emotional underscoring of dramatic events in the narrative.

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Green Screen Tutorial – by John Kennedy

Visual effects artist John Kennedy gives a practical guide to the commonly used post technique, green screen.
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An Interview With – Film Composer Brian Byrne

Resources_Post_144 - Brian ByrneBrain Byrne is a golden globe nominated composer from Ireland. He has worked on a number of films across a variety of genres, including Albert Nobbs, for which he won two World Soundtrack Awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe, and the Irish Sci-fi comedgy, Zonad, for which he won an IFTA. Film Ireland spoke to Brian Byrne about his approach to making film scores.

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The Importance of Sound

Resources_Post_127 - Sound - JawsAdam Lacey, for Film Ireland, talked to Patrick Drummond, Caoimhe Doyle and Giles Packham about that vital dimension of cinema: sound.

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