Mimic the sound of a murder with a smashed watermelon. During this Live Foley Workshop you see (and hear!) which sounds in a movie are real and which are fake. The prize-winning foley artists Caoimhe Doyle and Jean McGrath (The Favorite, Game of Thrones) take the audience on an interactive and auditory journey through well-known film and television excerpts.
Caoimhe Doyle and Jean McGrath are active as a foley artists and as foley mixers and recordists. They have been working together frequently for eighteen years to create different sounds for film, television and video games. They mainly specialize in what they call "the human side": sounds that range from kissing, running to the rustle of clothes. Together they worked for, Yorgos Lanthimos (Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Favorite), Lenny Abrahamson (Room) and TV hit Game of Thrones. The latter even earned Doyle an Emmy nomination. McGrath contributed to Sacha Polak's first English-language film Dirty God.
This session is made possible by Vereniging Constructief Audio (VCA) and the HKU.
A workshop by the Foley artists of Game of Thrones.
This year it is also possible to buy a ticket for a part of the day for the NFF Conference 2019. With the morning ticket you get access to all programming between 09:30 and 14:00. Upgrade your ticket with a lunchvoucher for €12,75. Enjoy various sandwiches and drinks during your break.
NFF Conference Morningprogramme
Plenary programme / opening (09:30 – 10:30)
On Tuesday 1 October, NFF Director Sylvia van der Heiden opens the 2019 edition of the NFF Conference. Participants discuss the importance of visual stories and the necessity and opportunities of interdisciplinary collaboration. How can we think outside the box and join forces in playful and innovative ways? We briefly go through the day programme and the state of affairs in the Dutch AV landscape.
Moderator A.M.: Aldith Hunkar (Dutch journalist)
The Cinema Experience (10:45 – 11:45)
How do we experience a movie in 2019 AD? Purely by watching, or can we intensify the experience of a film by using new techniques, live music or visual stimulation? In The Cinema Experience, we focus on the concepts ‘undergo and experience’, incorporating some enticing international examples and trends from abroad. We address the needs of the visitor and ourselves, beyond the silver screen. Guests include Polly Betton (Edible Cinema), Lisa Brook (Live Cinema) and Dominic Davies (Backyard Cinema)
Moderator: Monique van Dusseldorp
Shifting Borders: Brexit (10:45 – 11:45)
How do the Brexit discussions proceed across the Channel? Joined by several professionals, we discuss the consequences of Brexit for the European AV industry. Will co-productions and financing schemes continue or will British agencies move to the continent? What will be the effects of Brexit viz. production matters such as import duties and crews, but also distribution matters like licence deals? Guests Mike Eliott, Marleen Slot (producers of Dirty God) and Neil Watson (Strategy Advisor, British Film Institute) discuss matters.
Ethics vs. Critics (12:00 – 13:00)
In times of activism, identity politics and the pointed finger, we ask ourselves the question what the position is of a filmmaker or critic in the current culture of social criticism. Do we as filmmakers have the responsibility to incorporate a reflection of reality in our work? Should we listen to all the different voices in society? A discussion on film (reviews), individual interpretation and the pressure of contemporary society.
With: Joy Gorman Wettels (Producer Anonymous Content & Thirteen Reasons Why), Sunny Bergman, Anna Bogutskaya (BFI curator)
Moderator: Tara Judah
Copyright Revisited (12:00 – 13:30)
On the occasion of the NFF Extended meeting on Tuesday 9 July, we resume the discussion on copyrights, plus we take a glimpse behind the scenes of a foreign organisation. How do they discuss copyright issues? What are the rules of play and what are their ambitions for development? And what can the Dutch AV landscape learn from it?
Moderator: Monica Bremer