LIGHTS ACTION SOUND! It was all action during Easter for 60 young filmmakers who took part in a 2 day adventure into filmmaking. First Cut! Youth Film Project provided Young Filmmakers’ Workshops in 5 communities in the Cork Harbour area of the county. These free workshops took place in Youghal, Midleton, Glanmire, Ballincollig and Cobh.
Places were limited to 12 in each centre and there was no charge to participants thanks to funding from The Arts Office of Cork County Council and South and East Cork Area Development Ltd, (SECAD). Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback.. “An amazing adventure with excellent teachers”, “a golden opportunity” and “such a good, intense & exciting experience”
During the two days young people learnt about the world of film and build basic to advanced level skills under the guidance of working professionals from Cork Film Centre. These budding young filmmakers from across Cork will gather together for aGala screening of their work at Cork County Hall on Friday April 27th.
This exciting showcase event for young filmmakers is an integral part of the First Cut! Film Project and will be hosted again by Cork County Council in the Vertigo Suite in County Hall.
In all over 20 short films will be premiered, including The Fun House, from Midleton, and Nightmare on Bishops Street, from Cobh. Awards & certificates will be presented and some films will be selected for screening at the First Cut! Youth Film Festival which takes place in October.
Since 2006 First Cut! Youth Film Project has comprised of a rolling programme of workshops, summer schools and film screening events jointly funded by SECAD and Cork County Council Arts Office. Cork Film Centre provides professional training, up to the minute equipment, and on-going support to First Cut! emerging young filmmakers. If you would like to hear more find us on facebook First Cut!Youth Film Project & Festival
Mary Mc Grath, Co Coordinator
First Cut! Film Project
First Cut! Youth Film Project working in association
with Cork Film Centre is funded by The Arts Office of Cork County Council
and South and East Cork Area Development Ltd, (SECAD).The First Cut! Film Festival receives financial assistance from the Arts Council.
In February and March of this year introductory film making workshops took place in four venues. About 40 young people from the Pobalscoil, Youghal Nagle House, Inch and Killeagh Foroige youth clubs, all new to the world of filmmaking learnt the basics during this one day workshop.
The First Cut! one-day workshop is designed to give participants a solid introduction to the basics of digital filmmaking.
The morning consists of a workshop in film technique, which gives participants enough information to be able to plan a film of their own, and a hands-on workshop in the use of camera and sound equipment.
The afternoon is devoted to filming an exercise which allows participants to put their newly acquired skills into practice. Great fun was had and some good films were made.
FILM FILM FILM FILM…….
Venue: Hot Spot Youth Cafe, Nagle House, Youghal
YOUGHAL WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE DURING EASTER HOLIDAYS ON Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st April
THERE IS NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPANTS.
PLACES WILL BE OFFERED ON A FIRST COME BASIS,
CONTACT Mary Mc Grath asap to book your place.
First Cut! Youth Film Project is delighted to offer a series of Two-Day Film Workshops as a follow-up for young filmmakers who have already completed our basic film workshops.
These will take participants further into the film-making process, expanding on what is already covered and upgrading skills. It will also include a full day devoted to the shooting of a short film, giving participants the opportunity to experience the film making process in more depth.
These workshops will take place in five centres around South and East Cork, with the young filmmakers involved attending the one happening nearest to them. Workshops will take place in: Youghal, Midleton, Glanmire, Ballincollig and Togher.
This project is organised by FIRST CUT Youth Film Project in association with Cork Film Centre and funded by The Arts Office of Cork County Council and South and East Cork Area Development Ltd, (SECAD).
The first day will include hands-on workshops in using equipment and in film theory. It will also include the preparation of the story for the short film. The second day will be all action, getting the film shot.
The finished film will be screened at the First Cut! Youth Film Festival in October.
First Cut is also offering one-day Animation Workshops with experienced animator Jane Lee. In these fully hands-on workshops participants learn to animate using a range of techniques – from plasticene model animation, clay-mation and even acting to camera using live action filming techniques. These will take place in Cork City at Cork Film Centre.
For examples of both animations coming out of Jane’s previous workshops and Jane’s own work, visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/janepaperplane#p/u
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE PLEASE CONTACT MARY MC GRATH, CO ORDINATOR @ 0868139019 OR / @ email@example.com
TO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR A PLACE ASAP AS PLACES ARE LIMITED.