1st, Irish semester/Dublin, IADT
Technical Foundation in Camera & Lighting: Matt Skinner & Guests
Digital workflow - Frank Reid/Dublin,IADT
Frank has worked as a freelance director, writer, producer, editor and educator in Ireland. He edited the award winning short films ‘Joyride’ (Margeret Corkery) and The White Dress (Vanessa Gildea). His first feature as editor was the highly acclaimed and award winning film ‘One Hundred Mornings’ directed by Conor Horgan. His other feature editing credits include ‘Between the canals’ (Mark O Connor, Avalan Films), Come on Eilleen (Finola Geraghty, Blinder films), The Pier (Gerard Hurley, starring Lily Taylor) and the Irish Film Board/Northern Ireland Film commission funded film Five Day Shelterand he worked as on set editor on Kirtsen Sheridan’s Dollhouse. He founded Stitch Films in 2006. He wrote and directed the Irish film board funded short ‘Pump Action’ which screened at the Cork, Galway and Kerry Film Festivals as well as screening in competition at over thirty international film festivals including He recently directed the Filmbase/RTE funded short film ‘Before we wake’ starring Ger Ryan and Brian Fortune. He is the post-production lecturer at the National Film School at IADT Dun Laoghaire.
Screenwriting & Directing: Barry Dignam & Guests
Mood and Drama in European Painting: Dr. J Christine Carey
She was awarded a PhD in 1987 in Psychology by the NUI at UCD. Christine lectured in Psychology in UCD, Trinity College Dublin, and the College of Surgeons. The lecture courses included topics such as personality theory, problem solving and cognitive processing, and psychopharmacology. After eight years lecturing in Psychology, Christine was invited to London to work in Research International where she applied her knowledge and training in Psychology to commercial enterprises. In Research International, Christine was commissioned by a variety of international clients to research and present on consumer behaviours, perceptions, and beliefs so that clients could respond more effectively to consumer needs. Christine then returned to Dublin in order to run her own agency, Clark Carey & Associates, where she retained many of her international clients and ran a very successful business. Interested in Art and Architecture Christine registered for a Diploma in Art History in UCD where she won a scholarship to pursue further studies. Christine then registered with to Trinity College Dublin to study the History of Art and Architecture where she was awarded a First Class Honours BA Degree and MA, and is currently researching for a PhD in late 16th Century roman painting.
Master Degree Project: Matt Skinner
2nd, Hungarian semester/Budapest, SZFE
The Art of Cinematography: János Vecsernyés and Gábor Szabó/HSC
Aesthetics of the picture: Lajos Koltai/ASC, HSC
Lajos Koltai is a Hungarian cinematographer and film director best known for his work with legendary Hungarian director Istvan Szabo, and Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2000 for his work on the film Malèna. In 2004 Koltai directed his first film, the Holocaust drama, Fateless (Sorstalanság), based on the novel of the same name by Nobel Prize winning writer Imre Kertész . It was released in Hungary in February 2005 with moderate success and it was subsequently released in the United States in the fall of 2005. Sorstalanság has had much exposure and success on the film festival circuit premiering at the Telluride Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Washington Jewish Film Festival, The Boston Jewish Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, the Woodstock Film Festival, the Berlinale, or Berlin Film Festival, where it was nominated for the prestigious Golden Berlin Bear, amongst countless others. It was also nominated for Best Score (Ennio Morricone) and Best Cinematography (Gyula Pados) at the European Film Awards. Hungary nominated it for the 2006 Academy Awards, but out of the list of 58 countries as potential nominees for Best Foreign Film, it didn't make it to the final five.
Advanced Camera Operation: Buda Gulyás/HSC
Buda Gulyás graduated in 1979 at College of Theatre and Film in Budapest, and having worked more than three decades as a camera operator and D.P. is one of the most experienced cinematographers in Hungary. His most recent films are:
Kincsem (2015, feature film, 2nd Unit director and D.P.)
Strike Back eps. #7, 8 9, 10 (2014, TV series 1st Unit camera operator)
Houdini (2013, TV-series, 2nd Unit D.P.)
Die Hard 5 (2012, feature film, 2nd Unit camera operator)
Creative Postproduction: Ádám Vándor
He is a colorist with 20 years of experience who worked on 46 feature films, about 4500 TV commercials, 1200 music videos and 173 shorts. Amongst others he was credited as colorist for 9 episodes of Robin Hood (the TV series). He has enriched his experience in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Goteborg, Milan and Budapest. He is also credited as visual effects crew member. In 2001 he won the prize of the Association of Finnish Advertisers for his high quality work.
History and Theory of Cinematography: János Vecsernyés
Documentary Directing course with DocNomads EMJMD: Tamás Almási
He is the DocNomads course director at SZFE Budapest. He holds a DLA, and has many years of experience as a professor (dr, habil). As a film director he directed documentaries and feature films. His latest film “tititá” won the Sarajevo Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize in 2015. His previous film “Puskás Hungary” won the main prize in Valladolid International Film Festival 2009. He has made documentaries and fiction films, which have been screened and awarded at a number of highly rated festivals, such as FIPA Biarritz, Karlovy Vary, Cairo International Film Festival, Visions du Réel Nyon, Prix Europa Berlin, Cinema du Réel Paris, Golden Gate San Francisco, Dok-Leipzig. His films have been broadcasted and shown on the big screen in various parts of the world. He has been awarded the main prize of the Hungarian Film Week six times and the Hungarian Film Critics Award five times. In 2010 he was awarded the Kossuth Prize, the most prestigious award Hungary gives to outstanding artists.
Documentary Directing course with DocNomads EMJMD: Attila Kékesi
He teaches at SZFE Budapest, and has been a documentary film director, producer, cinematographer and editor since 1994. He received his higher degrees (MA, DLA) at the University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) - Budapest, where he has been teaching since 2001. He wrote his thesis for DLA degree about the ethical responsibility of documentary directors. In his filmmaking career he has made approximately 15 films so far. His major works are “The Spirit of the Age” (1998), “The Face of the Revolution” (2006), “Motalko - The Chronicle of a Petrol Station” (2011), “View from the Prison” (2012), “Close to Capa” (2014). His films have been presented and awarded in several festivals. He received the prestigious Hungarian professional acknowledgment “Béla Balázs Award” in 2010. Attila Kékesi has been the vice-president of the Association of Documentary Directors (DocClub) in Hungary since 2000. He is currently the vice-president of DocNomads Association.
3rd, Estonian semester/Tallin, BFM
Cognitive Film Theory, Master Degree Project: Jarmo Valkola
Associate Professor of Film History and Theory in the Department of Film Arts at Tallinn University, and also Associate Professor at Aalto University, University of Lapland and University of Jyväskylä. He is Doctor of Philosophy, and has previously worked as Professor of Art Education at the University of Jyväskylä. He has published 17 books and numerous articles on art, cinema and aesthetics. His 2015 publications include a book on Audiovisual Language of Cinema (in Estonian), and a book on Pictorialism in Cinema. He has worked as Visiting Professor at Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Chaire Roger Odin: Arts & Médias) in Paris, and among his filmic interests, cinema-and-the-city theme has a prominent role, and he has contributed with many conferences, and special editions on fiction and documentary. Chris Marker, cinema and architecture, film and travel culture, etc.
Style Studies in Color Grading: Kevin Shaw
Kevin Shaw C.S.I. has been a color grading for 30 years, he lives in England, and works all over the world as a colorist, restoration specialist, technologist, consultant and instructor. Kevin is equally at home working on DI Feature productions, TV episodic programming and for three years headed up the BBC S&PP restoration team. In the early 1990s da Vinci began using Kevin as their preferred instructor, and he ran their training program on a freelance basis. In 1998 Kevin joined da Vinci Systems in Florida to open the da Vinci Academy. He ran the da Vinci Academy and contributed to product design until 2004. In 2009, he co-founded the International Colorist Academy (ICA) to share his knowledge and experiences with the growing new generation of software colorists. In 2012 Kevin took a lead role in building a new facility for the BBC to do digitisation, compliance editing and restoration. He is a co-founder of Colorist Society International (CSI), which is the first organisation to represent professional colorists. He gained a BA (Hons) degree in Photography Film and Television in 1984, and worked as a stills photographer for a year, before finding his way into post-production. He is a member of the BKSTS.