Avengers Assemble Masterclass in Visual Effects & Seamus McGarvey In Conversation

Darklight Festival in association with FAS Screen Training Ireland present

Avengers Assemble Masterclass in Visual Effects:
“From Shooting to Computing”
With Seamus McGarvey (DOP) & Jake Morrison (VFX Supervisor, Marvel)
Friday August 24th | 3.30pm – 6.30pm | The Factory

Followed by
In Conversation With Seamus McGarvey, presented in association with the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA)
Saturday August 25th| 1pm | The Factory

From Shooting to Computing

Seamus McGarvey and Jake Morrison, key members of the team behind the multi-billion dollar hit, Avengers Assemble, talk through the technical and creative processes behind the third highest grossing film of all time.

From prep to shoot: How to ensure the best possible results for the post production stage of the production. Shooting 2D for 3D, working on in-camera effects, filming green screen, lighting, 360 tracking shots, plus the best ways to prep for high end VFX.

Seamus and Jake will bring us through the special relationship of the DP and VFX Supervisor. Taking scenes from the film, they will walk through how they came to their creative decisions, trouble shoot technical problems, talk about solutions and workarounds. How, often the same problems arise when shooting on a mega budget, as do on lower budget films, and finding the solutions can be the same.

The Masterclass will be hosted by Award winning Cinematographer PJ Dillon (The Runway, Her Mother’s Daughter, 32A), who recently premiered charming retro Sci-Fi film Earthbound

Seamus McGarvey In Conversation

A rare opportunity to hear Seamus talk about his creative process as a cinematographer, perfect for film fans who want to gain an insight into the filmmaking experience from a less technical point of view. Seamus will take part in an in-depth discussion about his work on titles such as We Need To Talk About Kevin, Atonement, and the soon to be released Anna Karenina.

The common theme that connects the entire Darklight programme this year is creative collaboration and the symbiotic relationships that exist between directors and cinematographers, musicians, animators, VFX supervisors and developers. After talking to Seamus a number of times in the lead up to the festival, we know this is going to be a very special event. Darklight are delighted to welcome this celebrated and critically acclaimed cinematographer to the festival.

Full programme and screening times available on www.darklight.ie

Darklight is primarily funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Darklight wish to thank the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board for their help in programming these events.

Avengers Assemble DVD is in shops Friday, September 14th

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