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Colm O’Murchu owns Sydney Film Base and the Independent Film Centre located at 1 Villiers Street Parramatta. He is an active film maker who directed and wrote The Makeover 95 minute motion picture and Dealing with Destiny.
You can see the Trailers in Films on this Website. In October he will shoot the $2.2 Million motion picture Absolute Freedom shooting in the USA and in the Australian Outback. He still finds time to teach some sessions on the 4 Month Film Production Course The blog covers how to make your films, the independent Film Market and how to improve the quality of your films. This is a must for the emerging film maker
I am writing about editing a film today because it is close to my heart. I feel so many times a film is made or broken in the edit. In my personal opinion, it is the most challenging and difficult … Continue reading →
It’s two weeks since my last post and Valeska and I have finally arrived back from Myanmar (Burma). I thought that this week, I would write about the experience of travel and the fun of going to a country that … Continue reading →
I am out of town this week. Yes, I am currently on a bus travelling between Yangoon and Bagan in Burma (Myanmar). As always, I have my camera shooting as much as I can of what I see on the … Continue reading →
To people in the know, film making is a Director and Editor’s Medium. What is meant by this statement, is that the screen actor who acts in the film is only one of many contributors to the whole process. However, … Continue reading →
A shot list is a list of shots that are used to cover a scene. An experienced Film Director will always want to get the best and maximum coverage of shots necessary to tell the story of that scene. Often … Continue reading →
Screen Acting: Today I would like to talk about the craft of screen acting. Screen Acting is a wonderful way to make a living. There are many actors who train via acting schools who teach many different techniques. However, so … Continue reading →
Times have changed and today there are three types of Film Makers/Video Makers in the independent Film World: The Traditional Crew/ Director – Films made this way generally have reasonable budgets that can pay for the expense of a large … Continue reading →
Dear Reader It is great pleasure that I announce a major new departure in what we do at Sydney Film Base and International Film Base. Indie Film Centre is HERE: For the Rebel who thinks differently For the Person who … Continue reading →
Making your film happen is more a state of mind than circumstances aligning. Whether it is a $2.2 million film or a micro budget film, the principal is still the same. Make a film happen by setting deadlines for each part of … Continue reading →
Quentin Tarantino is one of the most famous writer/directors. But he was a low achiever at school and found academic studies very difficult. He had a troubled childhood. How did Quentin go from being a sales assistant in a video shop … Continue reading →
Film Directing is such an important part of the film making process. Often, beginner or ineffective film directors destroy a really strong film script. The effective Film Director should be the guardian of the story. Strong Directors have a vision … Continue reading →
Film Shoots are always the fun part of Film Production. I have been on so many film sets over the years and to this day I find that people find the shoot the most intense and enjoyable part of the … Continue reading →
I woke up this morning and heard the very sad news that one of America’s best actors Philip Seymour Hoffman had died of an apparent drug overdose. This is such a loss to the acting world and the film world … Continue reading →
Happy new month and we are looking forward to a great February at International Film Base with our 4 Month Film Course starting in Melbourne Last nights I saw The Wolf of Wall Street. This is a Film about Excess. … Continue reading →
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