My Film Diary: The Weekend
Blog Video Of The Week
Aaron Tansey
February 16, 2016
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Well, here we are the final instalment of My Film Diary: The Weekend, a look back at the shooting of the short movie The Weekend (check out the film here). The main shoot was over there was only one interior scene left to shoot. As I was saying in the last post, (check out here) if we didn’t get the shoot finished on the that night we would find it hard to get the cast together, this was so true. It took us a month and a half to get only 2 of the cast together to shoot the last scene.

We finally got a date that suited the 2 of them and I was ready to shoot ( here is an other thing I learned, check to make sure that the camera is fully charged). I had forgot to charge the camera so we only had a half hour of battery to do the hole scene. Thankfully we got through it and got it all done.

While I was waiting to shoot the last scene, I had started editing the footage that I had all ready, this is where I learned my next lesson what you record on the camera may not look exactly the way you taught it would when you get to the editing stage. Also you might think you have shoot enough footage but in truth you could have always of shoot more. I also stated in an earlier post that i needed proper sound equipment (more so for shooting outside but is would be better to have for all shooting). With all that said I was happy with how most of the film came out but I would of liked to have better sound and lighting.

I had wanted to give the cast and crew a night out as a, thank you for all there hard work so I organised a showing party in my local pub. I invited the cast and crew and my family but word got out and a few more people showed up and the pub ended up being full which made me nervous (because I was still editing 15 minutes before I went to the pub). I was very nervous and could not watch the film. But the up side of showing the film to family and friends was that they were every supportive. I was very happy with how everything had turned out the hard work was worth it and I have learnt so much to bring into my next movie to make it even better. After the showing we had a few more drinks in the pub and then went to a night club and it turned out to be a great night.

To anyone out there looking to make a short movie, but are afraid just get out there and give it a go because and if it doesn’t turn out the way you wanted then just site down and see why it didn’t turn out the way you wanted then go out and try it again. I was very happy that I did it and now I am work on the script for my next short movie and I will take everything I learned form The Weekend to make this film even better. Thanks for watching the film and reading these post. I hope it inspires you to go out and make the short film that you want to make. Keep and eye on viewit.ie for upcoming shows and my latest short film.

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Action Blog Review Video Of The Week
Aaron Tansey
September 21, 2015
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Hi Viewers and welcome to an other Video of The Week. A few weeks ago I should a few action short films some were good and some were not so good, and in their reviews I stated how hard it was to find a good action short movie because, well frankly they are expensive to make.

So keeping in mind how hard it is to find a good action short, I managed to find one this week with out even looking for it. I was searching the web for a new Video of The Week looking at different short drams when I cam across RED-The Ambush.

Red is about a elite team of U.S. Navy SEALs is trapped deep in hostile territory amongst an international crisis that has spun out of control in the Caucasus region. Russia is at war with Georgia and several other break-away republics in the region. The U.S. has publicly declared a neutral stance on the unfolding crisis, but the situation has recently become more complicated. U.S.  intel has confirmed that WMDs from an unknown source have fallen into the hands of the separatist rebels fighting in the war in support of the Russian army.

There is not much of a storyline until you read the synopsis, which i suggest you do the film will make a lot more sense. First of all I want to talk about the look of the movie the costumes look very real with a lot of attention given to detail, from the camo gear to the weapons that they are using. The only problem I have with this film is I don’t think that a Navy SEALs team would attack a compound without knowing its full strength i.e. man power weapons how close is back up stuff like that but I’m not in the army never mind special forces so I can literally not speak to that point.

Over all I think it is a good film well made with good special effects. The script sounds good as well and the commutes look good as well. I think that this is a very good short film and I give it 4 out of 5. What did you think of it let me know by leaving a comment below. If you would like to recommend a short film as next weeks Video of the week, get in contact with us at viewit, Facebook, Twitter, or Google +. 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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Blog Drama Review Video Of The Week
Aaron Tansey
September 7, 2015
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Hi Viewers and welcome to an other Video of The Week Review. I have to start of this post by saying that this weeks Video has a mature team that some viewers may find disturbing viewers discretion is advised.

This week i have chosen a short movie called Fishhook is a suspense drama about a young man confronting the pains of his past. They never come right out and say what the young man is dealing with and you are left to decide what has gone on in the past between these characters. This is why I think that two different people can watch the same film but get two different story out of it because most of the story is about what is not said in the movie.

It starts off with Brandon played by Ryan DeLuca getting a text from someone called Davey asking about Mr. Mike and this makes Brandon very worried, so he goes to confront Mr. Mike at his workshop, and the meeting dose not end well.

I taught the acting in this movie was top class the Ryan DeLuca was very good in this film he brings you into the story from the first second of the movie. Mr Mike who is played by Paul Hickert also is very good in this movie as the man that is trying to act like everything is ok and that he has done nothing wrong.

For me the cinematography is just grate the shaking of the cmara throughout symbolises the turmoil that Brandon is going through. There is no music at the start of the film until the fight and it just make it more impactful.

This film is defiantly about reading between the line and drawing your own conclusions. I think it is great film by Crown Chip Film and a very good job was done by the director Nickolas Duarte. I Am looking forward to seeing more films from these guys. Here is the Movie

What did you think about the love let me know by leaving a comment below and if you would like to submit a short movie Check out last weeks Video of The Week here. If you would like to recommend a Movie for Video of The Week get in contact with us on viewit.ie Facebook, Twitter or Goggle +.

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Action Blog Comedy Review Video Of The Week
Aaron Tansey
August 31, 2015
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it is time for the Video of The Week. This week it is called Just Cops. It is a short film about two partners who have two very different way of doing the job.  This film starts out with a  very good chase scene that is ended abruptly when the perp is hit by the cop car driven by Tavish, this dose not sit well with his partner Reynolds. Reynolds try’s to get himself transferred to an other partner but his captain tell him man up and find a way to work it out.

There is also some funny moments with a stupid criminal called Zeke . This film was written shoot and directed in only 1 week and that is impressive as there is a lot that went into this shoot between night shoot and day shoots as well as all the stunts, it was grate work by everyone involved. This was also shoot on the Canon 7D and it looked grate. Over all this is a good watch well worth the 8 minutes it takes to watch it. Have a look

Let me know what you taught about the film by leaving a comment below and if you have any short films you would like to be used as video of the week get in contact with us on viewit.it, Facebook, Twitter or Google plus. Also take a look at last weeks Video of the week here.

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Blog Drama Review Video Of The Week
Aaron Tansey
August 17, 2015
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Hi Viewers welcome to this weeks Video of The Week Review. This week it is the short film 8. This war time drama. There is an unknowing war going on and it is played out on screen by the these two main characters. There is no dialog in the film but it is so well directed and acted that you still know exactly what is going on. The whole film looks stunning with some of the best cinematography I have seen in any short film. It is easy to see why this film has featured in over 50 festivals and won Best Short @Film Monfilmfest and @films short Film Festival.

I think that location for the film added son much to the film by putting these two charters in shuck a remote setting, it made the story very much about them. The black humour is a nice touch as well. So much happened in this 10 minute film with the tables turning so much you never know who is going to come out on top, and that is why I love the ending so much because I never seen it coming and the look of smugness of the solders faces is priceless but don’t just take my word for it, have a look for yourself.

What did you think of it, let me know by leaving a comment below, and if there is any short film or video you would like to see as Video of The week get in touch with me on Facebook Twitter or Viewit. Until next week Viewers Keep on Viewing.

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Blog Review Video Of The Week
Aaron Tansey
August 10, 2015
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Its time for this weeks Video Of The Week Review. Now this dose not happen very often in fact there has only been only two other occasions where we have picked an non short film as the Video Of The Week, but every so often something comes around that we just have to put up and this week it is a video from Irish Dancing super group Freedom and there unbelievable video simply called Freedom.

The group is made up of Kieran Hardiman, Alan Kenefick and Ciaran Plummer and is filmed by Brian Doherty. The first thing that pops out about this video is the music. The song is called Mind Of A Beast by The Glitch Mob. Now this is the futurist you can get from traditional Irish music but the lad keep to the insanely fast beat throughout. Which brings us to the next thing about the video the skill of the three lads Irish dancing is second to none they go flat out and you cant take you eyes of their feet and all you thinking is how can they move that fast. The next thing you notice is the camera angles and the setting. It was filmed in Cork university campus, the whole video just looked stunning.

Over all I give this video 5 out of 5. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below, and if you want to suggest a Video of The Week get in contact with me through the site viewit.ie, Facebook are Twitter. Thanks for reading I will see you all next week until then keep on Viewing

 

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Blog Comedy New Release Review Video Of The Week
Aaron Tansey
July 27, 2015
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Hi Viewers its time for this weeks Video of The Week is an Irish comedy called Garda. Created by Giddupskits. Giddyupskits was created by Trevor O’Neill who directs,writes and produces their videos. There latest creation is Garda a mockumentary following the lives of two ambitious Gards in rural Ireland highlighting the crime they have to deal with on a daily basis.

Garda is a series that has 5 show in it I highly recommend that you watch all five as they are very funny and each show leaves you wanting more. The acting in the series is very good with Garda O’Neill and Garda O’Connor giving a grate comedic performance. The show is full of grate one liners.

In the first episode Garda O’Neill goes under cover to try buy some pot with hilarious out come. Then there is Bernard, the Garda from Cork who hate the lads and is always trying to put act superior to them. Over all it is a grate watch and as I said it will leave you wanting more. You can check out their YouTube page, its Giddyupskits they are on Facebook as Garda and Twitter as well as @GardaSeries. All in all i give this show 5 out of 5 and I see big things in these guys futures.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. If you would like to suggest a short film for next weeks Video of the Week just leave you suggestion in the comment box below. Thanks for reading I will see ye all next week until then keep on Viewing

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Blog Drama Video Of The Week
Aaron Tansey
July 13, 2015
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This week we have the second of three winners of the Jameson First Shot 2015 and this one is from Canada. Written and directed by Stephan Tempier. This is a grate short film about an adult man living at home with his parents and who acts like a child. There are lots of ways you could look into this film and that is the grate thing about art everyone see something different. Like some people might see how this man is selfish, acting this way and luring pressure on his parents. what everyone seems to be saying is it is all about the inner child which could be right. I think there was something else that happened because in the middle of the film he talks about how he seen a physicist and that he was repressing something that happened but he docent remember his childhood. From this I think something happened that robed this boy of his childhood and now his brain is deciding to give him his childhood minus the trauma. I could be wrong but that is how I chose to look at it.

I think Adrien Brody was very good in this movie he was able starch his acting mussels more so in this short then the first film. It must fell good as an actor to play a child like character like this because how many of ye would like to give up all your worries and responsibility for a day are two we can’t but some of us would like too.

All in all I give this short film a 5 out of 5. It is well wort the watch. Watch it and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. If you would like to pick next weeks Video of the Week just leave you suggestion in the comment box below. Thanks for reading I will see ye all next week until then keep on Viewing.

 

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Short Film Review
Blog Drama Video Of The Week
Aaron Tansey
June 29, 2015
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This weeks video of the week is called Uisce Beatha (irish for Whiskey or Water if Life). Set in 1912, it tell the story of a young man from rural Ireland who got a ticket to United States of America and was travailing there on the Titanic. A night of celebration before he lives changes his fate.

I taught this was a really well made film the music was well chosen to set the tone of the movie throughout. The scene at the start of the film with the good by between the father and son at the start was well written and acted. There was some grate shoots in the train scene again accompanied by good music to set the tone of an adventure that the young man was going on. The costumes were well picked out and matched to the time period.

Over all I liked this film which did well in the awards festival. The film was written by and stared Tadhg Hickey and was directed shot and edited by Shaun O’Connor. I give this film a 4 out of 5 rating and think it well wroth the watch. Let me know what you think about this movie, leave a comment below. If you would like to suggest a short movie for next week all you have to do is leave your suggestion in the comment box below. Thanks for reading I will see you all next week until then keep on Viewing.

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Action Blog Video Of The Week
Aaron Tansey
June 22, 2015
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This week I went with a action film for the Video of The Week. Much like the last war film I put up a few weeks there are good things and bad things about this film. I will get the bad things out of the way first. The military tactics were not the best in this movie crossing open filed with no cover is not how they do it in the army and the other thing I dint like was using the footage of 9/11. I know they were trying to make a point about how it brought the whole country together but surely they could have made that point with out using that footage but I might be the only one to think that.

Now the good thing special affects were very good and I like the idea of putting a gun on a drone. There was very little dialog in this film but it did not take away from the twist at the end of the film. The way the film end will make conspiracy theorist very happy as it is right up their ally. All in all I like this film there could have been more dialog in it to set up the ending a bit better. I will give it 3 out of 5 stars let me know what you think leave a comment below.

If you would like to pick next week short Film of The Week you can leave your suggestion in the comment box. Thanks for reading I will see ye all next week until then keep on Viewing.

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