My Film Diary: The Weekend
Blog Documentary Script
Aaron Tansey
February 8, 2016
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It has been a while but Im back to continue My Film Diary the making of The Weekend (Check out the film here). Just to recap where we left off last time, we were in the middle of shooting an unscripted scene and I was called off set to talk to Gards who wanted to talk to me (check out the last instalment here).

I went up to the Garda car, I was worried that they would shout done the shoot because I had never let them know that I was going to be shooting a movie up here, But it was so quite and late at night that I never taught that there would be anybody up there never mind the Gards. As I said I was worried because I didn’t know what they ware going to do. Thankfully they were very sound and were even have a bit of a laugh with us. They just asked what we were doing and then they asked if they could be in it. So in the end we just moved the cars off the road and they went about there business.

After they had gone we went back and finished shooting the new scene and we started setting up the next scene. This is when the catering van pulled up with the food which was just in time because it was getting really cold and I mean really cold. This is when Sharon and Ruth stared making hot whiskeys (life savers).  After that we pushed on with shooting. It kept getting colder as the night went on so at this stage we put on all the cars air con and whoever wasn’t involed in the scene at that time would be in the car trying to get worm (An other thing I learned from making this movie is make sure you have a way to keep your cast and crew worm because it will get very cold especially in Ireland in the middle of September). It got so cold at one stage that I gave the cast and crew a choice to go home and try and finish it an other night and all credit to them they said that they would finish the shoot now because they wouldn’t be able to get everyone together to finish the movie.

I was happy to hear that they would finish it that night but I did start to rush through the scenes to try and get them fished in time (An other thing I learned is don’t rush through shooting because you will make mistakes more on that later). So after we got all the camp site scenes done it came to the last part of the movie which was being shoot in POV.  For this last scene I had got some props, sheep guts. Now I got this from a friend that owned a slaughter house but the only time he had fresh guts was 3 days before the shoot so the guts had to sit in my fridge at home fro 3 day before the shoot, they did not keep as well as I taught they would so the smell was really bad (an other thing I learned was not to keep guts in my fridge)

Because the smell was so bad I wouldn’t let anyone help me set up the last scene so I sent everyone to the cars to worm up while I set things up. After I had it all done I called everyone back to finish the movie and we got the last scene done in a half hour. Because it was POV I was able to shoot the scene myself and got the cast to just say there lines (the last scene was the one I was most happy with).
We had done it we had got a fully 10 minute movie (bar one scene) shoot in 8 hours. It was time to clean up and get everyone home It was a long night and now it was time to start editing.

Part 6 Next Week.

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Video of The week
Blog Documentary Drama
Aaron Tansey
September 15, 2015
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Hi Viewers and welcome to this weeks Video of The Week. I went back over all the Videos of The Week and I noticed that I have never had a short documentary as the Video of The Week, so I went looking for one and this is what I came up with, A short documentary called The Art of Fighting. It is directed by Gavain Browne and produced by Alex Barnes and Gavain Browne. It tells the story of a refugee Hussain Sadiqi who fled the remote mountains of central Afghanistan as the Taliban stepped up their violin persecution of his people. This was to be the start of Hussain’s epic 20000km journey to Australia. 10 years later, this self confessed “nomad” is about to give up his new life in his new country to pursue a life long dream – a dream that was born over 20 years ago, when young Hussainn first saw a torn and battered picture of his life long hero, Bruce Lee.

This documentary has been selected in over 15 festivals and nominated for four awards and one award, Audience Award – Best Film, 2012 West End Film Festival. This doc is shoot beautifully, and is so well told it is hard to believe that is only 11 minutes long. It also a tale of hope even having to flee his country Hussain was able to follow his dreams, which show no mature what your situation is as long as you want something bad enough and you are willing to work hard for it, any thing is possible.

Have a look at it and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below also check out last weeks Video of The Week here. Thanks for reading I will see ye all next week until then keep on Viewing.

 

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New Releases Ireland
Action Blog Box Office Documentary Horror
Aaron Tansey
July 15, 2015
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Hi Viewers We have some good movies for you this week. There are four new films out in Irish cinemas and I will show you what I think will be the top 3. First up is a found-footage horror about a group of students who resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honour the anniversary of the tragedy but they soon discover that some things are better left alone. Horror films have been doing well at the box office this summer so it might do well. it had a good opening weekend in the states opening in 5th place so it might have a good run here as well.

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Up next is Self/less staring Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, and Ben Kingsley and directed by Tarsem Singh. It is about a wealthy man, dining from cancer and undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man, but all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organisation that will kill to protect its cause. I think that this film will open mid table 5th or 6th.

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And last but by no means least is Marvels next flick Ant Man. Directed by Peyton Reed and staring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll, to say just a few. Rudd gets armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength. He is a con-man who must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against Seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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Let me know which film you are going to see this week, by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to check out how these movies get on in the Irish Box Office next week. Thanks for reading I will see you all next week until then keep on Viewing.

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Reality TV, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Blog Documentary
Aaron Tansey
June 6, 2015
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I was flicking around TV the other night when i noticed that there is a lot of reality TV shows around these days and that ok because there is a lot of people out there that like to watch other peoples lives which is ok but some of the show are pretty bad so I decided that I would do write a short article about them and call it The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

First up is the good. This is what I would call good. One of my favourites is Gold Rush which fellows the gold season in the Klondike, Alaska as 3 groups of miners try and find their fortune hidden in the dirt. Next is Ice Road Truckers (IRT) It features the activities of drivers who operate trucks on seasonal routes crossing frozen lakes and rivers in remote Arctic territories in Canada and Alaska. Then there is one of the most popular reality shows around Deadliest Catch. It has just started its 11 season and fellows about 7 boats as they fight the bearing sea to get their shear of the king crab and opie carbs worth millions.

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The Bad first of all we have Keeping up with the Kardashians which for the life of me I cant  understand why people like it but that what is grate about TV there is something for everyone and this one is just not for me. The Show focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family. Next is the really house wives (of anything) a show we can blame on the TV show Housewives. The Real Housewives has 7 different shows set throughout the states. The show documents the lives of several rich housewives let the drama begin. The last of this section is The Bachelor/Bachelorette these show really piss me off as it sets 25 men or women agents each other to try and win the heart of the good looking and rich Bachelor/Bachelorette. How any one can fall in love in such circumstances I don’t no but I cant see how people want to watch it, it would be like a car crash you know you shouldn’t be looking at it but you do it anyway.

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So now we come to the last section, Ugly. First up is Teen Mom. Now my only hope for this show is that the Teen Moms get money to help look after there kids and if they do then fare play for doing whatever it take to look after you kids but if you get on camera and shout and scream at the boy friends parents and friends and do it for free then I take issues with that because of the small bit of this that I have watched that all I see (this is just my opinion). Next in the ugly section is Honey BooBoo now I cant speak to much about this because i have never watched it but from what I have heard and seen (from adds) this show is all about making fun of the people that the show is about.

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I have saved the worst to last and this comes from Czech Republic it is called Holiday in the Protectorate. The Plot of the show centres around a family placed in a cottage isolated in the middle of the forest. During their two month stay in the cottage  the family must face difficult conditions reminiscent of real war tie atmosphere. They are threatened by attacks of Gestapo. To say that this is in bad taste is an understatement it is a shoe that should have never had made it past the pitching room.

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So there you go that is my pick of the good the bad and the ugly what do you think of if do you think there should be more shows in the there. let me know.

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