Archive for June, 2008


Writing for Actors

June 29, 2008

Writing for Sound

June 24, 2008

Funny Games

June 23, 2008

Tomorrow night’s film back west in the Phoenix is Funny Games. Email if you’d like to join us for the drive, the Choc Ices, and to sample the charm of The Phoenix. Check out the trailer

written by Maurice O’Carroll


Good Writing… There’s No Such Thing!

June 19, 2008

Well that’s according to these guys, anyway.

Stick with this video through the opening minute or so because there are some very important points to be made and it doesn’t take it itself too seriously… I wish the same could be said for most of the writing community.

written by Maurice O’Carroll


Smart People

June 18, 2008

The Phoenix in Dingle was pretty much full last night. Michéal O’Sullivan gave us his usual introduction to the nights movie, the tea and coffee was plentiful, and the Choc Ices’ were so good that Jason actually ate two of them before the film credits started to roll.

The film – Smart People – is one of the best I’ve seen this year. Check it out if you get the chance.


CeltX 1.0 and Script to Screen Video

June 17, 2008

After 4 years, 1,000,000 downloads, 20 languages, 160 countries, and 250,000 active users, Celtx 1.0 has arrived. With 1.0, Celtx is now a full-featured, all-in-one media pre-production software. And, like every

other version before it, you can download Celtx 1.0 for free at

Some new features and innovations to 1.0 include:

Adapt To – a single click now converts a fully formatted script of one type into a fully formatted script of another – for example a Stageplay to a Screenplay – displaying instantly the multi-media potential of your work.

Comic Book – a new editor to write properly formatted Comic Books, and a common framework for collaboration between writer and artist.

iPhone – now view your Celtx projects from just about anywhere with a display optimized for your iPhone.

Catalogs – a new organization and searchable dashboard view of all your story’s elements and production items.

Sidebar – annotate and break down each scene with notes, media (images, audio, and video clips), and production items through an easy to manage, thoroughly upgraded new sidebar.

Project Scheduling – has been vastly upgraded to fully integrate with the script breakdown and provide a Call Sheet and a host of new shooting reports.

Storyboarding – as requested, you can now choose from a variety of ways to view and manage your images, create a storyboard outline based on your script, and add shot descriptions to each image.

written by Maurice O’Carroll


Red Video & Apple

June 16, 2008

One of my remaining concerns about crossing over to HD is the Apple compatibility issues. I’m hearing that Final Cut Pro has some horrendous render times with HD content. Makes you wonder how RED One functions on a similar set-up to mine. Here’s a short video from RED promoting Apple:

Speaking of RED, be sure to keep up with all the latest from the Spiderhole movie at Pat O’Neill’s BLOG.

written by Maurice O’Carroll