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The DF Eye – 05/06/2012

  1. In this issue: Written Word, including news for Rebus fans; Screen Tips, including Rod Serling; free Music; Miscellaneous, including Leith Festival and Zombies vs. Gladiators
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  2. Written Word

  3. Spot of news for those who like ol’ Rebus (@beathhigh is Ian Rankin’s Twitter name, so you can follow him there)…
  4. brianjaffa
    Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus character is to make a return in the author’s next novel, he confirmed today. @beathhigh #hayfestival
    Tue, Jun 05 2012 11:18:36
  5. You can read more about ‘Standing in Another Man’s Grave’ here…
  6. A wee bit Jubilee related…
  7. Screen Tips

  8. Camera advice…
  9. evan3168
    Three Tips to Help You When You’re Shooting Handheld http://bit.ly/dLHIf5 #filmmaking #cameraassisting
    Tue, Jun 05 2012 12:01:55
  10. A series of interview videos with Rod Serling…
  11. grahaminman
    Go Into The Story | Rod Serling: Do you outline or just take off and write? http://bit.ly/L6bAlw #Screenwriting
    Tue, Jun 05 2012 12:00:09
  12. Music

  13. Free mixed programmes weekly…
  14. EdinSpotlight
    FREE concert on @StGilesHighKirk every Wednesday. We highly recommend it > http://ow.ly/b2ZoM #Edinburgh
    Tue, Jun 05 2012 11:45:18
  15. Miscellaneous

  16. The Leith Festival kicks off fully with a gala day on 9th June…
  17. ootbdrillhall
    Special @LeithFestival Bruncheon this Sat 9th June. Whole event will be moving down to Gala Day celebrations on Leith Links! 11am – 4.30pm
    Tue, Jun 05 2012 10:11:58
  18. But there are a few events before then, so check out the packed programme of arts and crafts, full of music, dance and other performances and participatory events (including a free bellydance hafla!)…
  19. A wee bit politics, with this look at leadership (very interesting remarks from Olivier’s son!)…
  20. The continuation of this Newsnight insight involved Tom Hiddleston and Mark Rylance, and can be found in the latest DF Eye on Shakespeare (particularly like Tom’s observation of difference in action between leaders of past and now)…
  21. Hmmm….

Submissions now open for Five Minute Theatre « National Theatre of Scotland

Be filmed while giving a live performance…

Submissions now open for Five Minute Theatre « National Theatre of Scotland

The DF Eye – 27/05/2012

  1. Theatre

  2. Are you going to the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland?
  3. See also Opportunities section…
  4. Film

  5. See also Training, Miscellaneous and Opportunities sections…
  6. As the Cannes Film Festival comes to an end…
  7. Spot of Scottish industry news…
  8. One of the many films created for the 2012 Edinburgh 48 Hour Film Project – you can find more in the 48HFP Edinburgh Facebook group
  9. The Collection (3D) – 2D Version Horror Short Film – 48 Hour Film Project in Edinburgh 2012
    Sun, May 27 2012 09:06:57
  10. Funding

  11. Looking at the very real concerns caused by recent Creative Scotland funding review…
  12. Check out Creative Skillset if you have not yet done so…
  13. Skillset funding is available for this company’s courses, among others…
  14. Miscellaneous

  15. Too late to enter this year, but you can still vote…
  16. As the Jubilee approaches, there’s insight to be found online into the private life of another long-reigning queen…
  17. Is one of your fave’s here? Have to admit, that Gone with the Wind brat leaves me irritated…
  18. This wee musical cycling adventure was filmed by students, with a little production help from DF Acting friend Xanthe O’Connor
  19. The Whisky RIver Boat Band- 7 gigs, Edinburgh to North Berwick
    Sun, May 27 2012 12:33:27
  20. Did you know there is now an official religion that holds file-sharing to be a sacred act?
  21. Opportunities

  22. If you are a mother, you can contribute to this creative project…
  23. If you are a father, feeling left out, create your own!
    You can find further DF Eye issues at http://storify.com/DFActing

The DF Eye – 22/05/2012

  1. You can find further DF Eye issues at http://storify.com/DFActing
    And here’s the current DF Eye on Shakespeare…
  2. Fringe Show with Opportunities

  3. This August Edinburgh’s Arthur’s Seat is to be lit up in a fusion of public art and sporting endeavour via a mass choreographed act of walking and endurance running, as part of Edinburgh International Festival and London 2012 Festival.

    You can take part in the event at the time, through booking, or you could see if any of the vacancies they are currently advertising might suit…
  4. Screen Scene

  5. Summerhall – the old Dick Vet college – is now an increasingly vibrant arts centre, with it’s on TV channel…
  6. Fancy turning your hand to a well-known film scene? Check out…
  7. DF is a Johnny Depp fan – and that said, agrees with the following article. Do you?
  8. Making films, though, is a crazy and unpredictable business, and in the end – as with so much in life, and especially performance – you have to just go for it. As film-maker Nick Whitfield puts it:

    “… the fact that it is so hard, that you’re overreaching so far and inviting the gods to shoot you down…well, that’s kind of the point. It’s such a silly thing to do that it’s a death-defying act, and one that you should set about as soon as you’ve finished reading this guide. Go on. What are you waiting for?” – from The Guardian’s ‘How to Make Films’ guide.
  9. So, here are a couple of shorts from the multi-talented David Hutchison of Eyedoll Productions…
  10. And here is a FREE magazine to help keep up with developments in the filming world…
  11. And then there’s the Edinburgh 48 Hour Film Project, where intrepid teams have just been creating films over the weekend from the evenings of 18th to 20th May. In anticipation of these, here’s the winner of the first Glasgow 48 Hour Film Project (2011)…
  12. The Jigsaw – Glasgow 48 Hour Film Project – Winner of Best Film
    Tue, Oct 18 2011 19:08:56
  13. You can find out about this year’s Edinburgh project, screening at the Cameo from 22nd to 24th May, here…
  14. If all this has inspired you to pay attention to up-coming indy films, then here’s one you may wish to ‘like’ over on Facebook, showing your support to a film whose cast includes DF Acting friend, Debbie Cannon…
  15. Interested in crowdfunding?

  16. This is UK based (though can be used by anyone with Paypal) and is one where the project total has to be reached for any monies to change hands at all.

    Read why they do this and of what use Bloom can be even if you’re not looking for money…
  17. Reading and Writing

  18. The Circalit site is worth a visit if you are a writer or are interested in reading. This particular story is receiving rave reviews…
  19. Theatre

  20. It’s all theatre!
  21. John Bergman, drama therapist and director
    Thu, Nov 10 2011 09:19:24
  22. Also here on Storify…
  23. Inspiration

  24. Bear with the slightly cheesy ‘this is just so sad’ music to start with and keep watching – truly, it’s worth it…
  25. Man Barely Able to Stand on his Own Does the Unthinkable – Amazing
    Wed, May 09 2012 17:48:32

How to Pitch Your Project the Right Way

Are you fund-raising, or looking for any kind of support for your project (film, play, event)? Below is a link to an extremely useful post for any help you may be seeking through approaches to others.

The article relates to far more than the mentioned ‘film’, ‘crowdfunding’ and ‘bloggers’, and it is thorough, well thought out and easy to read.

“I highly recommend you bookmark this post to keep as a reference for when it’s time to launch your campaign.”

How to Pitch Your Film’s Crowdfunding Campaign to Bloggers the Right Way http://www.theblackandblue.com/2012/02/15/crowdfunding-campaign-pitch/

Write, Shoot, Cut – get your short film shown!

“Write, Shoot, Cut is a blog for people interested in short filmmaking, independent feature films and carving out a career in the movies.”

Update – the line-up for 12th March – http://write-shoot-cut.com/monthly-short-film-night/march-2012-screening/ (Submissions may now have moved to later months, but will be ongoing)

Submissions are now being accepted for a new, monthly short film night, starting March 2012 in Edinburgh:

Write, Shoot, Cut – Submissions

Note that this is exactly the kind of free event that might be in jeopardy unless the current proposed ‘tax on creativity’ is stopped. While it currently looks as though steps are being taken to halt this particular amendment to Public Entertainment Licensing fees, the more people speaking out against it the better. See WTF!?! Paying licence fees to do a free event in a shop or cafe? for further info.

Funding for films and the role of film…

Funding Future Films

A few film news items all at once, with the government-requested, newly published report on the future of British film calling attention:-

Film is an art form and should be taught in schools

‘A Future For British Film: It begins with the audience’ : Report on the Film Policy Review Survey

New fund targets investors in Scottish films

The future can be bright – if we make it so…

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