Women in Film and Television Ireland will host a DOP Masterclass on Saturday August 12th from 11am – 12:30pm at Brooks Hotel, 62 Drury Street, Dublin 2. This will be an exclusive opportunity to gain a greater insight into the craft of cinematography from two leading DOP’s, Kate McCullough (The Farthest, The Queen of Ireland, His & Hers) and Frida Wendel (Striking Out, Ego).
Kate McCullough has developed a notable career in the Irish film industry since having won her first cinematography award in 2006 for the award-winning UK short Hibernation at Aspen Shortsfest. She then made her entry onto the world stage with His & Hers at Sundance 2010 where it garnered the World Cinematography Award in Documentary. She was also presented the Michael Dwyer Discovery Award at JDIFF 2010 and the Donal Gilligan Award for Best Cinematography at the Galway Film Fleadh 2011, for her work on the short Mummy’s Little Helper. She has continued to work on a number of successful feature documentaries including The Queen of Ireland and It’s Not Dark Yet, winner of Best Irish Feature Documentary and Best Cinematography at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Most recently she has worked on Emer Reynold’s The Farthest, which has had a very positive festival run and is now in cinemas.
Frida Wendel is a Swedish DOP who has a background in still photography and studied cinematography at Dramatiska Instituet between 2004 and 2008. She has since then made a number of popular commercials and promos for companies such as IKEA, Vero Moda and Burger King. She puts a lot of effort on visual storytelling and she is known for her work on EGO (2014), Akta manniskor (2014), Glada halsningar fran Missangertrask (2015) and more recently in Ireland on Blinder Films Striking Out, starring Amy Huberman and Neil Morrissey and directed by Lisa James Larsson for RTE. She is currently shooting Series Two. She is a member of The Swedish Society of Cinematographers FSF.
This masterclass will be chaired by award-winning cinematographer Michael Lavelle (Cardboard Gangsters, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, Patrick’s Day).
Admission is free for WFTI members. The event is also open to the public for a door charge of €10. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited to first come, first served so RSVP as soon as possible.