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June 18, 2011


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Making the Film

Day 1! Saturday As usual its a 6am start for me on saturday. When  I got to Belfast me and dad took forever to find the Cinemagic offices! Once I got to the office, some of the crew was there and the rest of  them met Patrick. Once 9:30am came we had a production meeting until round about 10 then our actors came Lia and Tiffany, both the girls are very nice and match the characters perfectly! Once they arrive they joined us in our production meeting and we went through the script! At 10:30am went to film our first scene which was at the shop across the road. We had one problem we didn’t have a bottle of drink for the girls to steal. So we had to go and buy a bottle of VODKA AND EMPTIED IT DOWN THE DRAIN AND FILLED IT WITH WATER. This scene was very fun interesting to film because it was on a very public street but we got there in the end. I’m not going to lie the shoulder mount we were using actually kills the arms! When I was filming each scene i had Patrick over my back doing the focus nd supporting me while I was using the camera. In the shop scene when the girls are running away we filmed some of it in slow monition and it came out really well! When we were making this film we didn’t make it in order. So we headed over to Botanical Gardens to film the next scene. In this scene the girls went to this park to steal a football. I loved filming this part because they were walking down this covered walk way and the we filmed it looks amazing because of the movements and angels we used.  This scene took a while to film mainly because of the very complex movements involved. The shot In this scene was the girls stealing the football from to do boys and run of with it. I found this shot rather funny and it didn’t take that long to film it. The final part in this scene is when the girls start to play dares in this band stand that we found in the Botanical Gardens. This part of the scene turned out very will because of light we had in the background  and the sun was going down and made the video look very good. This part of film took a long time to film of the different angels that we included in it. The reason there is some many angels is because of the dialogue involved. My favourite part in that scene is the dares they played i found it really funny and can’t wait to see how it turns out in the final edit. On Day two of the film we filmed scene two first which was the tunnel and i really enjoyed filming this because of the different angles which were involved and i was thinking to myself this is going to be hard to edit together. It was coming to the end of the day and we had to film our last scene, we need dusk sort of light so we can edit it to make it look like night time. when we filmed this scene it was raining very badly and we need a lot of umbrella’s to keep all the equipment dry and in working order. In this scene, it contained a car crash bit and it was really hard to film because we had to take health and safety into mind, so nothing could go wrong! The amount of different angles we took for this scene was crazy and it was very hard to edit it together then! Once we filmed the editing we got the footage and sound of all the devices on to my laptop so i could start editing as soon as i got home! Next time i am working on a film i want an assiant editor which will help me sync up the audio because that was a long and painful process, but once i got that done putting the actual moving image together was   pretty easy because i’m used to editing. The editing  process for this film took about 3 weeks to complete, but once i got it done i sent it off to cinemagic which meant they could look at it and submit it to the BBC for our show case!

Week 3!

An other brilliant week at the BFI film academy mainly because we got our script partly done.

To start the day of I handed the script to the group because I printed it of and put a cover page on it. When I printed the script of I took a wee read at it! it was really good and well done and now I can’t wait to start filming it later this month!

After a bit once we got settled into the class the famous writer which is called  Ryan Rowe and he wrote the Charlie’s Angels  films! He was there to give us feed back on each of our scripts and he really liked all of our scripts he said he was really ” tickled” with them, which is a good thing I would I guess! After we took his advice and we are going to apply it to our scripts to help make them better!we went for lunch and we ran into the flag protest in the city centre and there wasn’t very many people there but I think we missed half it!

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Back Row: Alex and Lee
Front Row: Jonny, Ryan Rowe(the writer), Georgia, Rachel and Ruth


When we got back from lunch we got settled in to class again and a man from the BFI came in to give us presentation about the BFI Film Academy residential, which looks amazing and I really want to go to it! only 66 people in the whole of the UK and get on to it and I want to make sure I’m one of them!!

After that talk we had the production manager  from Skyfall,Terry Bamber into give his opinion on our scripts! he gave us good feed back about health and safety which is very important in our film and told us if certain aspects can be filmed! This man is probably one of the funniest man I’ve met who works in the industry. Would love to get some form of work experience with him!

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From left: Alex, Georgia, Terry Bamber( production manager of Skyfall),Jonny, Rachel and Alex

That day absolutely brilliant and can’t believe we have one more week unit we break for Christmas and then there is only one more week after Christmas until the whole thing is over!! 😦

We start the filming our film on the weekend starting the 20th December and I will be putting posts up during our filming!

Cinemagic Awards Night!

After the Master Class that i had i went my back to my hotel to get ready for 630 which was the time the awards started at. We left the hotel at 615 and headed over to City Hall.

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All Rights Reserved to Jonny Collins

At the entrance i met some of the members from the Film Academy and these people are Lori,Siona, Tory and we walked in together and as we walked in there was a camera waiting for us, they told us to make funny faces which we found a bit awkward!  When we got in we had to register.


We found shaun and she made us do a small photo shoot and the photos were going into a magazine called “In! magazine” which I’ve never heard off and now i want a copy of it to see my photo in it!

We stood about for a while until it was time to go into the main hall were the awards was going to be held! the set they had was amazing.  Over all the entertainment was brilliant and the amount of talent there is in this small country is unreal! the amount of awards that was given out reminds me of the BAFTA‘s


The night was well worth dressing up for! The work that Cinemagic does for young people is amazing and i would love to do some voluntary work for them!

Film Production Master Class with Gareth Ellis-Unwin & Jessica Malik

Yet again another early start at 6am, as we needed to beat the traffic on the way to Belfast!

When I got to Belfast we parked up at the bus station, which is beside the Europa Hotel! I went in and got registered  and met the people from my group.  We went into the hall and waited until others arrived. When everyone arrived  Shauna started the day off.

The first event that was on was “Meet the Professionals”, which I was not expecting to go! This was worth staying for. UTV‘s Marc Mallett asked the questions to the Professional’s, these professionals were

Bronagh Waugh, Gerard McCarthy,

Niamh McGrady and Ben Peel

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All Rights Reserved to Jonny Collins
All Rights Reserved to Jonny Collins

and they were from BBC 2‘s The Fall which was filmed in Northern Ireland. Over all this event was very good and I found out a lot about acting that made it more interesting!

After that session Shauna ask me, Lee and Rachel to get a photograph with Gareth Ellis-Unwin which I hope gets put in the paper! . Then  we went up stairs to the business centre in the Europa which was a pretty cool place. We spent the day in there talking about the different roles of being film producer which was really interesting! and i would love to do this job because you have a lot of power when it comes to making the film.

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All Rights Reserved to Cinemagic

At 3pm we went back down to the main hall to have a Q&A with the producer Iain Smith. Two members from my group lead the questions and they did very well and didn’t look nervous at all! The questions they asked were very interesting! Iain seems to be very nice and i got a photo with him! After that i went home to get ready for the Cinemagic Awards at Belfast City Hall which i was looking forward to!

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All Rights Reserved to Jonny Collins

Week 2

To start things off we had a change of location from the BBC Broadcasting House to their Blackstaff Studios which is near by, but we still managed to get lost!

Eventually I found and met Gareth and then Shauna took us in and we got our passes for the day. We went through the building and went to a big fancy boardroom and you know by the look of it the BBC has too much money to spend! I counted 10 computer/TV screens in the one room.


When everyone arrived we split into our film making groups to talk about how we are going to make our films.Throughout the morning we were developing  our stories and got feedback on each of them

Later on, at around 11, Terry Loane, who is the Director of the Northern  Irish film called MickyBo And Me,  more or less told us the whole story about film making and how the idea for this film came about which was developed from a stage play. Terry comes across as a really cool guy and I learned a lot from his workshop even tho i’m not that interested in the directing side of films!

After his workshop, we went for a bit of lunch! We could not decide where to go in Belfast! it was either between a noodle bar or Burger  King, we ended up in Burger King!

When we got back from lunch, Mr Lennox taught us about beat sheets  which is basically what happens in each scene of the film which I can use in the  course I’m doing in college. He also taught us about some screen writing in the software, called Celtx, which I already knew how to use! Then Mr Lennox taught us to make a film plot by following Blake Snyder‘s book called  Save The Cat which I now have! Once we planned out our beat sheets we had to get feed- back from the rest of the group and got really good and useful feed- back!

Then that brilliant day in the BBC came to an end! So Shauna closed that session by buying us some amazing pizzas!! Then even better she got us taxis over to The Odyssey to watch the film Stand By Me! which was sooo funny and would recommend anyone to watch it if they want a laugh!

Overall, it was a brilliant day and I learned a lot and can’t wait till the black tie event on Thursday! and to next week’s class!

I will put some post up from the black tie along with a film review on Stand By Me!