Caolan gets tips from top 
Hollywood movie maker

Aspiring Newtownabbey filmmaker, Caolan Caddell (right) with Cinemagic's Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Shauna Shivers, Cinemagic and Hollywood cinematographer, John Schwartzman at Cinemagic's summer masterclass series supported by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. INNT 34-512CON Pic by MT Hurson/Harrisons
Aspiring Newtownabbey filmmaker, Caolan Caddell (right) with Cinemagic's Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Shauna Shivers, Cinemagic and Hollywood cinematographer, John Schwartzman at Cinemagic's summer masterclass series supported by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. INNT 34-512CON Pic by MT Hurson/Harrisons

An aspiring Newtownabbey filmmaker was among a group of young people from across Northern Ireland who got the unique opportunity to participate in a Cinemagic masterclass with LA born cinematographer, John Schwartzman.

Caolan Caddell joined more than 40 other enthusiastic young filmmakers and cinematographers at the workshop in Belfast’s Crescent Arts Centre, during which they picked up some top tips from Mr Schwartzman, who is best known for big movie blockbusters such as The Amazing Spider-Man, Sea Biscuit, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor.

The cinematography masterclasses catered for young people who were interested in finding out more about the role of a cinematographer in the filmmaking process, for those who are starting out in the film industry and those who have already made short films and wanted to develop their skills and knowledge.

The workshop was part of the recently launched Cinemagic summer industry masterclass series funded by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, running until the end of September.

Over the coming weeks, Cinemagic will be presenting four more educational and industry based filmmaking masterclasses, for 16-25 year olds, hosted by top professionals from the world of film.

Joan Burney Keatings, Cinemagic Chief Executive, commented: “These masterclasses will provide young people with an invaluable opportunity to gain an exclusive insight to filmmaking, and gain credible advice from leading filmmakers.”

She added that anyone who would like to register an interest in taking part in future masterclasses (cost £15 per person) should email Shauna Shivers at Cinemagic – shauna@cinemagic.org.uk – or telephone the Cinemagic office on 9031 1900.