Nick Emerson: In Focus

IFB funded horror The Hallow was unleashed in cinemas last week (Friday 13th November)
If you have a chance to see it on the big screen it will be perfect preparation for our next In Conversation event, with editor Nick Emerson.

We’ll be hosting Nick on Saturday November 28th in Brooks Hotel. Tickets are €10, it’ll be a 5pm event and if you’d like to attend please email dublineditors@gmail.com by Friday November 20th.

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Nick started his editing career in television news before moving onto factual TV and documentaries. After ten years working on TV projects and short films he edited his first feature film, Cherrybomb (2009). Since then he has worked on a variety of features, TV drama and feature documentaries. His most recent credits include ‘I am not a serial Killer’ and ‘Lady Macbeth’. He is currently lined-up to work on Corin Hardy’s reboot of ‘The Crow’.

Here we show some examples of his work from his tv work to some of the more high profile films..

THE HALLOW
A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods. IN CINEMAS NOW…

DARE TO BE WILD
Irishwoman Mary Reynold’s journey from rank outsider to winner of a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

GOOD VIBRATIONS
A chronicle of Terri Hooley’s life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast’s punk-rock scene.

STAND OFF
A botched fish market robbery that leads to the involvement of the local police and a gangster out for revenge.

STARRED UP
An explosive teenager runs into his equally violent father after being switched to an adult prison from a facility for juveniles. Nick was nominated for an IFTA in 2014

BEHOLD THE LAMB
Behold the Lamb is darkly comic road movie that follows Eddie, a fifty year old overweight and depressed accountant and Liz, a young tearaway as they travel across Northern Ireland to pick up a lamb.

CHERRYBOMB
Three teenagers go on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars that quickly spins beyond their control.

Nick has also edited a whole host of television work for BBC and RTE

ATLANTIS: END OF A WORLD, BIRTH OF A LEGEND
This was a 2011 BBC docudrama which depicts a re-enactment of the events surrounding the volcanic eruption which destroyed the island of Thera, an incident believed to have inspired the legend of Atlantis. The hour-long programme is based on the work of leading scientists, archaeologists and historians, and featured Stephanie Leonidas and Reece Ritchie as members of the Bronze age civilisation. The film was narrated by Tom Conti, and made its debut on BBC One on Sunday 8 May 2011

PLANET OF THE APEMEN: BATTLE FOR EARTH
Two part mini-series follows the journeys of two different groups of modern humans as they encounter other human species. The first group encounters Homo erectus and is forced to cross the Thar Desert to reach the sea. The second group encounters Neanderthals in Europe.
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SHIPS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
A 3-part series which chronicles the 150-year history of Harland & Wolff and the global influence of their work.
Once the greatest shipbuilders in the world, they played a crucial role in two world wars, survived Luftwaffe bombing, the Wall Street crash, and the advent of air travel. Their story is littered with superlatives – a string of world’s first, greatest, biggest and fastest – and of course, they also built a ship called the Titanic.
Presented by Col. Tim Collins and first shown on BBC NI in 2008, the series was later bought by the History Channel in the US.

RUBY AND THE DUKE
Duke Special tells the fascinating and poignant story of Belfast-born 1950s vocalist Ruby Murray in the Hardy Pictures documentary ‘Ruby and the Duke’. And this encounter with Ruby’s life and music has inspired Dublin and Cork performances with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, as well as a special CD release.

IFTA 2014 Editing Nominations

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The IFTA awards are on this saturday and there are 2 editing categories. In advance of the show we take a quick look at the nominations. We are pleased to say that we had the pleasure of some of the nominees at our in conversation events over the past 12 months.

Editing in Film and TV Drama

Uná Ní Dhonghaíle – Ripper Street
Uná Ni Dhonghaíle has edited many award winning TV dramas and feature length documentaries. She has been nominated for a BAFTA in Drama Editing twice, once in 2009 for White Girl and in 2013 for Ripper Street. Una received an IFTA nomination for Dr Who in 2012.

Nathan Nugent – Run & Jump
Nathan Nugent has worked as an editor since 1998. Credits include the features As if I Am Not There, Sensation, Run & Jump and What Richard Did, for which he won an IFTA for Best Editing. Recently he edited the film Frank, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, which will be released later in 2014. He was also the co-director and editor of ROG: The Ronan O’Gara Story which is nominated in the best sports category this year.

Emer Reynolds – Here Was Cuba
Emer Reynolds, a triple-IFTA-winning film editor, is based in Dublin, Ireland. Emer has won IFTAs for Timbuktu in 2003, Channel 4’s Shameless in 2004 and My Brothers in 2011. Here Was Cuba is her third collaboration with Crossing The Line, following the multi-award winning Broken Tail and The Secret Life of the Shannon.

Emer took part in our first In Conversation event last October. For a more detailed look at her career, please check out our Emer Reynolds In Profile post which we did in advance of that

Nick Emerson, Jake Roberts – Starred Up
Nick started his editing career in television news before moving onto factual TV and documentaries. After ten years working on TV projects and short films he edited his first feature film, Cherrybomb starring Rupert Grint. Recent drama credits include Nick Nickleby for the BBC, Whole Lotta Sole, and punk biopic Good Vibrations.

Editing for Television

Mick Mahon – John Sheahan: A Dubliner
Mick Mahon – We Got Game
Mick Mahon has been IFTA-nominated six times. His work includes The Writing in the Sky (2011), Saving The Titanic (2012) and Chaplin: The Waterville Picture (2011). He has recently completed the feature documentary, Rough Rider (2013).

Mick took part in our second In Conversation event last October. For a more detailed look at his career, please check out our Mick Mahon:In Profile post which we did in advance of that

Emer Reynolds – The Secret Life of the Shannon
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Ray Roantree – Looking After No.1
An editor for almost thirty years, Ray Roantree has worked mainly in drama and documentary for both RTÉ and BBC. He has won two IFTAs: in 2003 for The Green Fields of Vietnam (RTÉ) and in 2012 for The Ashes of 9/11 (RTÉ). In 2010 he joined the RTÉ TV Documentary Unit. Recent credits include: Battle Station and My Lockout.

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Dublin Editors Christmas Drinks

Dublin Editors will be hosting a get together for post people and friends this Tuesday 17th December and we want you to be there. The event is taking place in the upstairs bar of Nealons on Caple St from 8. This is an opportunity to come and have a few drinks with your editing colleagues and bask in the warm glow of xmas cheer. Feel free to invite whomever you wish as this not a post production exclusive thing
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
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