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An IFTA Masterclass with Award winning multiple Oscar nominated Irish cinematographer Seamus McGarvey

Sunday 22nd October 2017
Venue: Light House Cinema, Dublin 7

The Irish Film & Television Academy is delighted to host an Academy Members Masterclass with Award winning multiple Oscar nominated Irish cinematographer Seamus McGarvey. DOP Tim Fleming will host the Masterclass, which is presented in association with Screen Training Ireland

Seamus has been awarded five IFTAs for Best Cinematography, most recently, on Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ earlier this year.

The Irish Academy will have the pleasure of officially presenting Seamus with his IFTA Award during the Masterclass.

He has twice been nominated for American Academy Awards, for ‘Atonement’ in 2007 and for ‘Anna Karenina’ in 2012, both of which were directed by Joe Wright. He has also worked with Joe Wright on various commercials including Chanel. Seamus has also received nominations from BAFTA in 2016 for his work on Tom Ford’s 'Nocturnal Animals' and also for his work on TV drama 'Black Mirror'.

Seamus will give a 2 hour Masterclass on Sunday 22nd October at the Light House Cinema. The Masterclass, which is open primarily to the Camera department, will explore the work of an incredibly talented cinematographer and areas that will be covered include: working with the director; determining camera, format and shooting style, working with the VFX team; how the process has changed in the last 15 years, and where the craft of Cinematography is going. Samples of Seamus’ work will be screen and discussed including the famous five minute Dunkirk take (including the brilliant steadicam work by Peter Robertson) in ‘Atonement’.

Born in Armagh in Northern Ireland, Seamus McGarvey began his career as a stills photographer, quickly progressing to cinematography by shooting short films and documentaries. His early work swiftly gained him notice in the film industry, working with celebrated directors such as Sam Taylor-Wood and Joe Wright. In 1998, Seamus McGarvey became the youngest member of the British Society of Cinematographers, and won the Royal Photographic Society's prestigious Lumière medal for contributions to the art of cinematography.

Throughout his career, he has worked on a variety of acclaimed films such as ‘The Avengers’, ‘Godzilla’, ‘The Soloist’ and ‘The Hours’. McGarvey has won IFTA Awards for Best Cinematography for ‘Sahara’, ‘Atonement’, ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’, ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘Nocturnal Animals’.  

This Masterclass is presented in association with Screen Training Ireland