Film in Cork

Listen Up! 

Calling all sound artists, filmmakers and composers! As part of this year’s Talent Campus in the Cork Film Festival, Listen is a series of talks and workshops aimed at exploring the aural side of filmmaking.

A number of guests shared their knowledge at the Listen Seminar with event programmer David Desmond in the Pav on 11th November. Each guest had about quarter of the event, followed by a panel discussion.

If you were haunted by the soundtrack of The Babadook or enthralled by the soundtrack of this year’s Macbeth, then guest composer Jed Kurzel is certainly one brain worth picking.  Jed will discuss his work and general tricks of the trade in what promises to be a worthwhile discussion.

Following Jed, Niall brady and Steve Fanagan will be stepping in from Ardmore Studios to deconstruct the audio from key scenes in Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank.Sound Anatomy of a Scene- Listen

Film-sound specialist and co-editor of the upcoming book The Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music: The Integrated Soundtrack, Liz Greene of DCU will be delivering a lecture entitled “David Lynch and Alan Splet: Unpicking Sound Collaboration in the Archive.Liz Greene Listen

And if this isn’t enough to satisfy your aural palette, music video director Bob Gallagher will be discussing how he creates visuals around a soundtrack that’s already in place.

But wait, there’s more!

As a separate event from the Listen Seminar, Macbeth will also be screened as part of the festival in the Cork Opera House on 12th November at 12.00 and immediately afterwards, Jed Kurzel is delivering a Composition Masterclass in the Pav, where he is going to discuss how he uses place and environment to inform the tone of a score.Jed Kurzel Listen

On the 14th November at 14.00, in the Cork School of Music, award-winning Foley artists Caoimhe Doyle and Jean McGrath of Ardmore Studios will be giving a three hour Foley workshop where you will learn how to create and record realistic sound effects as well as hearing your sounds come to life when applied to video.

And for those with an interest in audio post-production, Conor Barron will be hosting a workshop at Half Light studios on the 13th November at 12.00 and, due to high demand, a second workshop on Saturday 14th from 10.00 to 14.00. Covering topics such as Location Recording, Dialogue Editing, Automated Dialogue Replacement, Foley, Sound Design, Film Scoring and Sound Mixing, it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn from the owner of one of Cork’s finest studios. Spaces are limited for both this and the Foley event so make sure to book ASAP.


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