Welcome to International Film Base: Creating Film Director Stars of tomorrow
Hi , my name is Colm O’Murchu, owner of International Film Base. Our goal is to help you make your own quality professional films. Since 1997, I have worked full time as an active Film Maker and FIlm Instructor. I love showing people how to make their film dreams a reality.
Therefore, I have created International Film Base to help you make your films happen easily and effectively.Whether you are a beginner or an established film maker, our site and our film courses will help you achieve your film goals smartly and effectively.
Attend our top quality short film courses, where you learn to make a film by actually making a film
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April 2012 - Hot Content on our site this month
First Minute of one of our best Film Course Films – Repressed
Wishing all my readers a relaxing and fun Easter Break.
After Easter we have a major announcement to make in relation to something that I believe will be a major turning point. If you want to learn from the very best in the Australian Film Industry, keep you eyes peeled for my next post. I will leave you in suspense till then. As it is Easter, I would like to mention some of my favourite films that I have seen at the cinema this year. These films should be available online or at your local DVD shop soon. If you have time over Easter check them out. I think you will really enjoy all three of these films. Of the 14 that I have seen in the cinema this year these three films were the most enjoyable. Click here to continue reading this article.
Post: Creating the Film Director Stars of Tomorrow- Hot Talent Club is launched
At International Film Base, we regularly are sent job opportunities and film production requests that we can not take on. It has been a frustration seeing these opportunities going to waste. We are also involved in many of our own feature film productions and other peoples film productions that we have been commissioned to produce. As a working production company, it has been a great pleasure to employ the very best talent from our film courses on to these productions over the years. Late last year, I decided that I wanted to create a non-profit Club that would support and help the most talented film makers. The club would immediately make their advanced film dreams happen once the four month film course had concluded. I wanted to create a vehicle where they could quickly get film industry employment and make their very own passion film projects. This would include feature films documentaries and short films and no hanging around. These projects would happen immediately with solid enforceable deadlines. Click here to continue reading this article.Number 5 in the Peter Jackson Video Blog series. This is a fascinating look at the shooting of a mega big budget film. The Hobbit Crew are on the road and the logistics of moving around New Zealand are exceptionally challenging. This is a must Watch
Today, I want to focus on The Film Editor. This morning I read all about the Oscars. Kirk Baxter, an Australian, has just won back to back Oscars. Kirk won last night for the film ” The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. * Yet it hardly makes the papers. For many people, film editors are these nerdy characters who spend way too much time in small rooms. Yet in reality they are the true stars of any Film Production. Tropfest was one of the big film events in February. Tropfest is the worlds largest film festival which takes place at the Domain in Sydney. On the Saturday I attended Tropfest Roughcut with about 150 other film makers. Speaking at the event were non other than Geoffrey Rush, Actor (The King’s Speech, Pirates of the CaribbeanKieran Darcy-Smith, Director (Wish You Were Here), Actor (Animal Kingdom) Jason Ballantine, Editor (The Great Gatsby, Wolf Creek, Wish You Were Here) Continue Reading……>
Valeska and I took off for about ten days and went to outback NSW and rambled from town to town, going with the flow and only moving when we felt like it. We did not see a drop of rain and loved the constant blue skies. Before you ask, “How can you go to a part of the world that has temperatures hitting the 40C mark (105 F)”, please let me explain. Well I did have a mission. I wanted to come up with a great story outline and treatment for our next screenplay. I love the great open spaces of the outback and country New South Wales. Very inspiring. No tourists are crazy enough to go out here in the heat of summer and that is exactly why I love it. It feels like the real deal, like a road movie. Our goal was to create an awesome story outline and utilize the passing scenery and all the quirky cooky and very friendly characters we met on the way. Continue Reading…..>
Most people on our Film Courses love the Film Shoot. The Film Course Participant learn more on the Film Shoot than any other part of our four month Film School. The main reason for this is team work. A group of people bond and make a creative endeavor. There are many laughs, intense moments and character tests. The satisfaction of creating a film, that will be seen by millions of eyes in the future, also adds a sense of purpose and excitement to the shoot. However the amateur film maker can make a mess out of a Film Shoot and end up having a very challenging time. How can a Film Director make the most of a Film Shoot? Prepare Prepare Prepare. How does the film director make a Film Shoot fun and memorable. Here are five areas that one can focus on.