exposures 2001

Exposures, the 8th Student Film Festival, North West takes place at the Cornerhouse, Manchester on Tue 4 and Wed 5 December. Exposures is the leading student film festival in the UK, showcasing student short films from the region and hosting industry events including masterclasses, panel debates and practical advice from film and TV professionals. Industry Events Tuesday 4 December, 10.30am – 12.00pm COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY MASTERCLASS:RED VISION Manchester company Red Vision work at the cutting edge of Computer Generated Image technology. Their credits to date include; THE SON OF GOD for BBC1, EXTINCT: SABRE TOOTH TIGER, and THE RIDDLE OF POMPEII for Channel Four. This workshop will feature their state-of-the-art technology in action. Red Vision creatives will give practical advice to those who are interested in getting involved in this stimulating media. Tuesday 4 December, 1.00pm – 2.00pm WORKSHOP: DIRECTING ACTORS ON FILM Have you ever wondered how to get the best out of the actors you work with? This workshop will show you how. The session will be lead by Tony Lloyd, a freelance writer and drama director with over 10 years experience in the industry. Please note: this workshop must be pre-booked. Tuesday 4 December, 4.30pm – 6.00pm PANEL SESSION: MEET THE COMMISSIONERS If your greatest dream is to see your work on the big screen then this is the session for you. It’s your chance to get advice from some of the leading commissioners around today. This panel event will include Meabh O’ Donovan from Short Circuit, and representatives from the Film Council New Cinema Fund and MIDA. Please note this is not a pitching session and the chairperson will ensure that the session is directed as such. Printed information will be available from all the organisations involved in the panel. Tuesday 4 December, 6.10 – 7.40pm PANEL SESSION: THE NEXT STEP – FROM STUDENT TO INDUSTRY WORKER Making the transition from student to industry worker can be very difficult, as the field is a competitive one. Get the edge on the rest by getting advice from our panel members. Panelists will include; Jo Langham, media lecturer and author of Lights, Camera, Action!, Craig Castell, Manchester based high end corporate and commercials director, and Glen Middleham, Granada Television Producer and award winning student shorts director. Wednesday 5 December, 10.30am – 12.00pm DIRECTING MASTERCLASS: JAMIE THRAVES Jamie Thraves first made his mark directing award-winning short films, including I JUST WANT TO KISS YOU which won the BBC2’s Best Film of ’98, Best Short Film at the Hamburg Festival and Fox Searchlight Best British short at the Edinburgh Film Festival. This success was followed with a move to music videos for Blur, Mansun, and most famously the award-winning video for Radiohead’s Just in 1996. 2000 saw Jamie Thraves¹ first feature film, THE LOW DOWN, starring Aidan Gillen (Stuart, QUEER AS FOLK, CH4). In this session he will be talking about his directing style and approach and giving insights into making the leap from shorts to features. Wednesday 5 December, 1.00pm – 2.00pm FILM SURGERY IN CORNERHOUSE CAFÉ This is a chance to meet industry professionals in an informal environment. Representatives from production, technical and artistic areas of filmmaking will be on hand to answer your questions. What do grips and gaffers do? What¹s the difference between a producer and a line producer? No question is too small or too large. Wednesday 5 December, 3.30pm – 4.45pm LOST AT THE HACIENDA:CAROL MORLEY MASTERCLASS Manchester born filmmaker Carol Morley shot to fame last year with her personal odyssey back through the wilderness of her youth in THE ALCOHOL YEARS. The film is a beautifully realised documentary, which sets candid interviews with former friends and acquaintances within a largely experimental aesthetic. Carol has also made a number of low budget shorts. She will be at exposures to discuss her personal style and approach to filmmaking, exploring the creative potential of documentary and offering advice for all budding documentary makers. Carol Morley will be in conversation with Danny Moran, Film Editor, City Life. Wednesday 5 December, 5.30pm – 7.00pm: DIGITAL FUTURE Has digital technology brought about a revolution in filmmaking? Apart from obvious financial advantages, what else does digital video have to recommend it? Does the subject matter need to match the medium and what sort of aesthetic can be achieved by shooting digitally? Some key figures currently involved in digital filmmaking will debate these issues. Director Danny Boyle (SHALLOW GRAVE, TRAINSPOTTING, THE BEACH), who has just shot two television dramas digitally, Paul Trijbits, head of New Cinema Fund at the Film Council, May Miles Thomas from Elemental Films and Katz Kiely, Creative Director of b.tv festival of creative convergence will be on the panel.

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