FILMCLUB Close Encounters at the Nerve Centre

FILMCLUB Close Encounters at the Nerve Centre

FILMCLUB at the Nerve Centre played host to some of the film industry’s top names in sound and visual effects recently during the 25th Foyle Film Festival.

Eddy Joseph, the BAFTA award-winning sound editor behind iconic films such as The Commitments, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Casino Royale visited Derry for a Q&A session with FILMCLUB members as part of FILMCLUB’s Close Encounters series.

Students from St Columb’s College, St Mary’s College, St Peter’s High School and St Brigids attended the packed event, which was hosted by FILMCLUB and chaired by Professor Paul Moore, head of the school of creative arts, University of Ulster.

Eddy Joseph used excerpts from some of his most well known films to explain his methods of sound design and production.

Double Negative, the visual effects company behind such well known films such as Inception, Batman: The Dark Night Rises, The Hunger Games and Ironman visited the Foyle Film Festival for the second of FILMCLUB’s Close Encounters series. The Double Negative Close Encounter event was hosted by BBC Northern Ireland’s Marie Louise Muir.

Natalie Tidey from Double Negative hosted a presentation looking at visual effects techniques, from the inception, creation and manipulation of animated images right through to their finished state. The presentation also provided a valuable insight for students into what qualifications are needed to work in visual effects and where best to study further.

FILMCLUB Project Coordinator Eavan King said: 'We were delighted with the interest generated by our Close Encounter events for Foyle Film Festival and really encouraged by the number of young people who have such a keen interest in film. Over 250 secondary students attended the FILMCLUB Close Encounter events in the Nerve Centre with a further 540 primary school students benefiting from FILMCLUB’s special cinema outreach programme as part of the Foyle Film Festival Education Programme, our thanks to Foyle film Festival as well as our funders for supporting us to deliver these events.'

FILMCLUB in Northern Ireland is a Northern Ireland Screen extended schools initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister and is managed by Cinemagic and the Nerve Centre.

Highlights of the FILMCLUB Close Encounters series for Foyle Film Festival are available on our websites: and

For further information on FILMCLUB, contact Eavan King at the Nerve Centre.
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