The C Project
THE C PROJECT is a collaboration programme for Northern Ireland filmmakers and writers at all levels. The team at Scattered Images are looking to collaborate with three filmmakers/ writers each year as well as raise the profiles of skilled people in other departments who are struggling to get noticed.
“Since moving over to Northern Ireland five years ago, I have been surprised by the large amount of independent film makers over here and the general lack of communication with regards to collaborating on projects. Personally, I have always believed that having more than one creative mind on a project will produce a greater, richer result. A great example of this is the Coen Brothers who have produced some remarkable films over the years. I also think having a forum where a creative team can spark ideas off one another and draw on each other’s expertise will result in some exciting outcomes.” Marty Stalker, Director, Scattered Images.
Although the budgets won’t be substantial, the wealth of creative input will prove that good ideas and considered execution counts for more than just monetary input. This is not necessarily a teaching programme but once chosen, you will be 100% involved, gain experience in all stages of the production as well as shoot on the latest HD technology. The team are also looking for Northern Ireland based Producers, Assistant Directors, MUAs, Actors, Composers, Costume, Prop Designers and VFX artists to join the programme. So get in touch!
STAGE ONE: SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT
A written script is not a requirement for the project but you must bring at least one short film concept to the table. We will then select the best idea, discuss and expand on the script before the production element of the short film. All genres welcome!
STAGE TWO: PRE PRODUCTION
A shared WIKI page will be set up to organise all pre production and admin issues for the film. Involving any voluntary help, extras and actors will be a joint effort. A production date(s) will be organised at this stage.
STAGE THREE: PRODUCTION
You will be involved in every aspect of filming the short film, including Directing, Camera Operation, Sound and Lighting. For some people, it will be a learning experience but I anticipate learning a lot from working with experienced filmmakers also.
STAGE FOUR: POST PRODUCTION
You will assist during the Post Production phase of the short film which will be carried out in the Scattered Image’s studio. Areas such as editing skills, tips & tricks, colour grading, graphics, titling and exporting will be covered.
STAGE FIVE: DISTRIBUTION & SHOWCASING
Once the short film is finished, it will be promoted on Scattered Image’s Vimeo and You Tube channels. You can also use the film for individual use such as you own website, social media sites and personal showreel. If the film meets the required standards then it will also be sent to film festivals worldwide. The films will also be played at the Independent Short Film & Animation Event hosted by Marty Stalker at the Odeon cinema, Victoria Square at the end of each C Project programme.
The Independent Short Film & Animation Event 2012
The C Project Films