Workshops

Guest Speakers 2012 – Interviews, Masterclasses and Q&A


ARTHUR LAPPIN – PRODUCER MASTERCLASS

Director: Tim Gannon & Graham Seely
Camera Operators: Tim Gannon, Graham Seely
Sound: Simon Dillion Kelly
Editor: Padraic Farrell

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Arthur Lappin has been a producer on 16 features and has had a close working relationship with Jim Sheridan for over 20 years. He has also produced several tv drama series and some documentaries. He produced over 20 stage productions in theaters throughout Ireland and on international tour.
Arthur gave an insightful Masterclass on Thursday 22nd March 2012 in The Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown as part of The Fingal Film Festival.

CIARAN TANHAM – DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS


Director: Tim Gannon & Graham Seely
Camera Operators: Vera Markervich, Tim Gannon, Graham Seely
Sound: Simon Dillion Kelly
Editor: Padraic Farrell

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Ciaran has been working as a Cinematographer in the television and film industry for 20 years, shooting on 35mm, 16mm, HiDef, Digi Beta, DV and mobile phone. He has worked in many countries around the world shooting for RTE, BBC, ITV, Paramount USA, HBO, Hallmark and Granada TV. He has been nominated twice for an Irish Television and Film award for cinematography.
Ciaran came in and gave an eye-opening masterclass full of great tips and laughter and provided a real insight into the industry and how he goes about performing his day-to-day DOP tasks.

JOSEPH CONLAN – FILM COMPOSER MASTERCLASS


Director: Maria O’Connor
Camera Operators: Vera Markervich, Tim Gannon, Graham Seely
Sound: Simon Dillion Kelly
Editor: Padraic Farrell

 

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Joe has been writing music for film and television for over 30 years. Joe composed the spectacular Behind Enemy Lines with director Tim Matheson. Other notable credits are Simon and Simon, Tour of Duty, The Equalizer and V:The Final Battle. Recent feature scores include Toolbox Murders and Mortuary (for legendary film director Tobe Hooper)
Joe has been nominated for two EMMY Awards, one for Mortal Sins (starring Christopher Reeve) and another for Miracle Run (starring Aidan Quinn and Zac Efron).
We flew Joe over from LA in order for him to take part in our Fingal Film Festival masterclass series in 2012.

MARTIN Mc CANN – ACTOR MASTERCLASS

Director: Maria O’Connor
Camera Operators: Vera Markervich, Tim Gannon, Graham Seely
Sound: Simon Dillion Kelly
Editor: Padraic Farrell

 

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Credits include the stage production part of The Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist. He also got leads in the productions of Bugsy Malone and The Crucible.
McCann plays Corporal R.V. Burgin in the mini-series The Pacific, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, which aired in March 2010. Attenborough called Spielberg and recommended McCann for a part in the mini-series, even sending along scenes from his film for Spielberg to view.In early 2010 he was shooting in Belfast for the music-comedy Killing Bono, a film released in April 2011 about the life of one of Bono’s classmates who tries to make it in the music cheap diazepam for sale business, only to have failures and frustrations magnified by the continued rise of U2. McCann plays the supporting role of Bono. In 2011, McCann completed a principle role in the Oscar winning director Terry George’s Whole Lotta Sole and is currently working on a 12 part mini series drama chronicling the building of the Titanic and the story of the ship before it left on it’s maiden voyage. In February 2011, Martin won the 2011 Irish Film and Television Academy Award for lead actor in a feature film. McCann was awarded this for his performance as Occi Byrne in Swansong produced by Zanzibar films. Martin and Aisling came together during the first day of our masterclass series in order to combine their knowledge and skills to provide a really special double masterclass session for the attendees. Watch the footage below.

AISLING WALSH – WRITER & DIRECTOR MASTERCLASS


Director: Maria O’Connor
Camera Operators: Vera Markervich, Tim Gannon, Graham Seely
Sound: Simon Dillion Kelly
Editor: Padraic Farrell

 

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Aisling is a graduate of The National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, England and Dun Laoighaire School of Art in Dublin. She has been working in the film industry and a writer and director since 1988. Aisling has written and directed feature and television films as well as directing a number of highly acclaimed television series. Her film credits include the Sundance Film Festival premiered and multi-award winning, Song for a Raggy Boy, starring Aidan Quinn and Iain Glen which she wrote and directed. The award winning Joyriders for which she won The Irish Tribune Arts award. The Daisy Chain, starring Samantha Morto and Invisible State, Ireland’s segment for the European Film Omnibus in 2004. Martin McCann and Aisling Walsh came together during the first day of our masterclass series in order to combine their knowledge and skills to provide a really special double masterclass session for the attendees. Watch the footage below.

Q&A SESSION WITH EDWINA FORKIN – PRODUCER

Director: Maria O’Connor
Camera Operators: Vera Markervich, Tim Gannon, Graham Seely
Sound: Simon Dillion Kelly
Editor: Padraic Farrell

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After graduating from Trinity College, Edwina lived in San Francisco for 5 years working in the music business. Returning to Ireland with a new ambition to work in film, she quickly graduated from the EAVE Media Business School and subsequently from the ACE producers program. She set up Zanzibar Films in 2002, where she has created as strong, strategic, dynamic company. Edwina’s debut feature Headrush (2003) has 4 international awards to it’s credit. Her latest feature Sugar was premiered in Sundance 2005 and screened in competition at Edinburgh & Thessaloniki film festivals. Swansong, the story of Occi Byrne (2010) siz IFTA nominations – Winner of Best Actor IFTA 2011.