Each year, ASFF collates knowledgeable, coveted voices in cinema craft that have their fingers firmly on the pulse of film production. No matter how far filmmaking has evolved, its bread and butter remains the same, with collaborative efforts of a steadfast team bringing a big idea into fruition. This series of masterclasses are essential for both new starters and established craftsmen looking to gain insight into the future of their field.
The scope for editing is becoming bigger and bolder every year. This year’s Oscar for example was awarded to Lee Smith’s work on Dunkirk, an epic battle film that relied prided itself on advanced film production. In Editing in the 21st Century: The Digital Cutting Room (York St John, Temple Hall, Saturday 10 November, 16:00-17:00), BAFTA-winning Editor Mick Audsley, who has worked on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Murder on the Orient Express and most recently Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield, reflects on his extensive career whilst recognising the changes that have arrived with digital filmmaking.
The Association of Camera Operators return to ASFF’s craft masterclasses this year to divulge practical advice on technique and handling equipment, while reflecting on the collaborative process of telling unforgettable stories. Members of association have worked on Game Of Thrones, Darkest Hour and Mike Leigh’s upcoming grand historical drama Peterloo to name a few of many. Life Behind the Lens: The Role of the Camera Operator will take place in York St John, Temple Hall, Saturday 10 November: 12:45-13:45.
Film and music have enjoyed an encompassing and vibrant relationship, each lending to the other in memorable and exciting ways. Music videos are becoming in themselves works of art, immersive installations and iconic collaborations, whilst music documentaries seem more and more like pieces of fiction through their cinematic storytelling and heightened narratives. Such subjects are broached in Sound on Screen: A Home for Music (York St John, DG 125, Friday 9 November: 12:30-13:30) where Craig McNeil, Director of Creative Projects for the Beggars Group of record labels (XL, 4AD, Rough Trade, Matador, Young Turks) talks about this ever-changing synergy that can both reflect and define generations.
Tickets are now available for ASFF 2018, running 7-11 November. For more information, click here.
1. Still from The Darkest Hour.
2. Still from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
3. Still from Game of Thrones.