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    Hey Jason, here's the link to the interview. Once again thanks!
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    Hi Jason,
    saw your thread in Fm Network, and attended the transmedia event in Filmbase earlier this week - very interesting talk. As a director, particularly interested in your detail about improvised directing on a limited budget.
    I forgot to ask Triona how the various creatives under her umbrella were being paid, including yourself and Gareth: straight fee, share of profits, royalties, or simply profits from digital downloads?
    Thanks, and all the best,
    Brian Gallagher
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    Hello, I'm a sixteen year old irish teenager from Cork asking if there is any chance of getting work experience at RTE. I understand if there is not, but any help would be greatly appreciated as I have wanted to work in the Industry for as long as I can remember.
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    email for pic's ?
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About Jason Butler

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About Jason Butler
Role / Occupation:
Writer / Director
Dublin City
Award-winning TV Producer / Writer / Director / Filmmaker / Web developer.
Bridget & Eamon | RTE | Producer / Director / Co-Writer
6 Episode sitcom for RTÉ 2

Republic of Telly | RTE | Series Producer
Series 11 2014 to Series 12 2015

Republic of Telly | RTE | Assistant Producer
Series 5 2011 to Series 10 2014
Writer/director/camera/editor of the comedy sketches
Including VTs with Damo & Ivor, The Rubberbandits, Bernard O'Shea, Jennifer Maguire etc...

COLLIDER | BeActive Media | Director
Feature film | 2013

Daylight Saving Time | Short Film | Writer / Director / Producer
IFB Virtual Cinema | HD-DSLR / Flash | 5 mins | 2010
Premiered at Darklight Festival, Dublin 2010

BUTCHERS | online comedy series | Writer / Director
RTÉ Storyland | XDCAM | 4 x 7 mins | 2010

TUFTY | Short film | Writer / Director
Filmbase/RTÉ funded | s16mm/HDCAM | 8.5 mins | 2009
Screened at many film festivals including Galway, Belfast, Clermont-Ferrand, Santiago De Compostela Film Festivals

City of Cranes – Capital D | TV segment | Producer / Director / Camera
DV | 5 mins | 2008
Screened on RTÉ, May 2008

Powerdown TV show | Comedy Sketches | Writer / Director
DV | 10 x 2 mins | 2008
Produced for Cultivate, Screened on DCTV

Unofficial World Record Attempt | Demo commercial | Producer /Director
DV | 30 secs | 2008
2nd place 2008 Blinder awards

Sound proof | Short film |Director / Co-writer
HDV | 9 mins | 2007 | National Film School Graduation short
Screened on RTÉ, August 2008, LA Irish Film Festival 2009

One Sunny Morning | Short Film |Director
DVCAM | 8mins | 2007 | Studio based drama
Screened at Belfast Film Festival, 2008

Red Wire Blue Wire | Short film | Producer /Director
DigiBeta (with transfer to 35mm) | 2006 | 1 min
First Irish short to be shown in cinemas by buying screen ad time
Screened at Galway, Foyle and Kerry Film Festivals 2006
Co-Nominated twice for Irish Writers Guild Award from Best TV Script - Republic of Telly 2013 & 2014

Winner of audience award for Best Short film "Tufty" at DEAD BY DAWN, Scotland’s International Horror Film Festival, 2010

Winner of Best Director Award at Corona Fastnet Film Festival for "Tufty", 2010

Winner of Best New Director at Kinsale Sharks, 2009

Winner of best pitch for "The C.E.O" at ENGAGE - residential Media funded project development programme in Dublin, Talinn and Edinburgh, 2008.

Winner of Europe's largest script award, the Oscar Moore Award for New European Screenwriting for feature comedy script "Ton of Money", 2002.

Won the "Pitch me" section of Variety magazine's Conference series, Cannes Film Festival, 2000.

Awarded at the New York Film Fleadh screenplay competition for "180", 2000.
Received development finance from Bord Scannan na hEireann for screenplay "180".

Winner of ICAD Silver Bell 2001 for work on Hugh Lane Gallery website.

Winner of Digital Computer Multimedia Award for final project "Love Lies Bleeding", an interactive detective murder mystery.
Training & Education:
Graduate from National Film School IADT, 2007 BA(Hons) Film & Video (Direction).

ENGAGE - residential Media funded project development programme in Dublin, Talinn and Edinburgh, 2008.

Adaptation script writing course with Robert Towne and Beth Serlin, Screen Training Ireland, 2007

Foundation Development Skills Course, Screen Training Ireland, 2005.

Independent Film Production, FilmBase, 2004.

ARISTA Story Editor 7-day residential Workshop, Ancona, Italy 2003.

Msc. Multimedia, Trinity College Dublin, 1997

B.A, B.A.I. Engineering, Trinity College Dublin ,1994
Favourite Films:
Off the top of my head... Back to the Future, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Die Hard, Casino, Some Like It Hot, Miller's Crossing, Romeo + Juliet, Star Wars (the proper ones), The Usual Suspects, Jaws, Heat, Get Shorty, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 21 Grams, La Haine, Broadway Danny Rose, Dumber and Dumber, North by Northwest, The Goonies, The Hustler, City of God, An American Werewolf in London, Out of Sight, The Bourne Supremacy, Memento, Barton Fink, Vertigo, Willy Wonka's (Gene Wilder), Superman I & II, Goodfellas, Legally Blonde, Fargo, L.A. Confidential, The French Connection, Cyrano de Bergerac, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Odd Man Out, Toy Story I & II, The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Leon, The Shawshank Redemption, Teen Wolf



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I'm switching from FCP to Adobe

by Jason Butler on 14th May 2012 at 16:11
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I do lots of web dev work use lots of Adobe products like Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc... I've used older versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects for a few jobs. For my video editing I've used FCP from version 5 to 7.

FCP is stagnating. I'm really impressed with the new direction FCPX has taken and I'm very interested to see where it ends up. I do think it's the future. But I haven't bought it.

What I have bought is the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite

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What I've been up to...

by Jason Butler on 8th November 2011 at 13:26
You may have noticed I haven't been on the forum enough over the past few months mostly because I have a new full time job working on the RTE 2 TV show Republic of Telly.

I've been writing/directing/shooting/editing various sketches for the show and have posted some of them in this thread.
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You wait for an article...

by Jason Butler on 1st August 2011 at 12:39
... and three come along at once.

Just posted up a great interview with award-winning cinematographer PJ Dillon written by Ian Campbell (RGI). Over the next few days I'll be posting an article by Frank Kelly on the getting your film into festivals and one from Alec Moore on buying and kitting out a DSLR for filmmaking.

Once all three are live I'll send out the next newsletter to promote them.

Thanks to the authors of the articles and hope you enjoy reading

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Our first sponsor!

by Jason Butler on 15th July 2011 at 10:44 - Ireland's online music library -have become our first sponsor.

Which is why you can see their logo in the header of every page. Give it a click to find out about their services and listen to the music they have available to license for your production.
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Waiting and hoping

by Jason Butler on 17th June 2011 at 14:06
I have a number of applications I'm waiting to hear back on at the moment. Namely a First Draft Loan, two Short Shorts, one Reality Bites and a pitch to the Fleadh comp.

Plus a couple of more film festival entries for Daylight Saving Time. Got a request from the Rio Film Festival to apply so holding out a bit more hope on that one.

Which is the problem. There's just way too much wishing and hoping and thinking and waiting in this filmmaking game, to paraphrase Burt

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