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Podcast 02 – The Process of Editing

It is Colm O’Murchu your host for Filmmaking 101 with Podcast 2. This week it is just me on my own. Currently I am editing Tabernacle 101 our new one hour 45 minute movie that will be on worldwide release in … Continue reading

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Podcast Number 1 – Find out how Filmmaker Jon Cohen made his movie Ravenswood and found his audience.

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Today is a very exciting day for me. This is my first of many future podcasts. In future  podcasts, you will hear from experienced filmmakers. You will hear how they made their movies and found their audience. This podcast will help … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of Australian Film Base – plus my top 8 hot tips for the indie Filmmaker

Today is a retro post with my 8 top tips for the Indie Filmmaker at the end of this post. It is now 20 years since we first started our production company Sydney Film Base. At the time we shot … Continue reading

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Editing your film, one of the most important filmmaking skills

At this moment,  I am editing Tabernacle 101, our 110 minute supernatural thriller movie. I am up at 5am every morning and edit to about 11am and in that time I edit about 1 – 2 scenes per day. There … Continue reading

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Shooting a Feature Film on the weekend – Making your dream feature film now.

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Today, I would like to talk about the holy grail of Film Making, The Feature Film. Some of you may feel like the Feature Film Production is an impossible task, only for the lucky determined few who can navigate the … Continue reading

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29 Days to Screenplay Heaven.

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Its taken 29 days exactly to complete the first draft of  ‘Absolute Freedom’.  In the hope of helping you with your own projects, I would like to share my own experience writing the screenplay. Before ‘Absolute Freedom’, I have written … Continue reading

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Should I hire a professional DOP or shoot from the hip?

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Should I shoot my own film or hire an experienced DOP (Cinematographer)?  This is a question that I am asked by my clients on a regular basis.  So here is my take on this all important question. I believe that … Continue reading

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Screenplay Report Week one

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Screenplay Update on Absolute Freedom – Week 1 of a 5 Week writing Process. Once again I am sharing my experiences in creating the 110 minute feature film, ‘Absolute Freedom’.  I am not saying that my writing process is for … Continue reading

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Financing Feature Films

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It has been a big decision to make. The decision is this. Do I share all our confidental information about the financing of our film, ‘Absolute Freedom’? Do I publish to the world exactly how we are going about making … Continue reading

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Story Creation first- Writing the Screenplay second. This is what we are doing on Absolute Freedom

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One of the main reasons I have decided to keep a regular blog is to highlight the process of creating our next feature film, Absolute Freedom. I want to include what works for the film production. I also want to include what … Continue reading

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