11/20
Strings Conducted

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François conducted backing string parts at Air Lyndhurst Studios, London 24/11/20, in marvellous arrangements by Howard James Martin for Andrew Teacher's new album project: Red Clubs, Black Hearts.

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John Prestage: Sound Recordist at Air Lyndhurst Studios, London

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L-R: Andrew Teacher (songwriter /vocals), François Evans (conductor), Howard James Martin (arranger)

Managed by Laura Anstee, marvellous string players included musicians who have performed with the London Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra.

04/21

Film Funding

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The British Film Institute has published a useful summary of sources of funding for UK films.

These fall under the headings:

  • National and regional agencies
  • UK Tax relief and
  • Regional Investment funds

Full info. at:

https://www.bfi.org.uk/sources-funding-uk-filmmaker

See also:

https://network.bfi.org.uk/funding-finder

Film London funding page

Filmdaily.tv gives a list of feature film grants, see:

https://www.filmdaily.tv/grants/list-best-feature-film-grants-funding


  1. Creative Debut's Black Artists Grant
  2. BFI Network - Early Development Funding
  3. Short Circuit: First Features
  4. CoViD-19 Recovery Fund
  5. albert free training
  6. BFI Network x BAFTA Crew Mentoring
  7. IBF Europe: Regulations for Distribution Support
  8. The Pitch Film Fund
  9. Actors’ Benevolent Fund
  10. Disability Arts Online’s new commissions for disabled artists
  11. Sheffield Doc Fest - Digital Industry Pass 2021
  12. Welfare - Response to CoViD-19
  13. West Midlands Production Fund
  14. Ford Foundation: JustFilms
  15. Screen Scotland: Film Development and Production Fund
  16. Field of Vision's Virtual Mentorship & Consultation Service for the Documentary Community
  17. FFolio
  18. Screen Scotland: Professional Development Fund

UK Film Commissions

UK Creative England:
https://www.filminginengland.co.uk

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Film Sales Support from European Film Promotion:
https://www.efp-online.com/en/fss/fss-films.php

Country:

National Film Agency:

Contact via European Film Promotion:

Albania

http://www.nationalfilmcenter.gov.al

Albanian Center of Cinematography

Austria

http://www.austrianfilms.com

AFC - Austrian Films

Belgium

http://www.flandersimage.com

Flanders Image

Belgium

http://www.wbimages.be

Wallonie Bruxelles Images

Bosnia & Herzegovina

http://www.bhfilm.ba

Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

http://www.nfc.bg

Bulgarian National Film Center

Croatia

http://www.havc.hr

Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Cyprus

http://www.filmingincyprus.gov.cy

Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus

Czech Republic

http://www.filmcenter.cz

Czech Film Center
Danish Film Institute

Estonia

http://www.filmi.ee

Estonian Film Institute

Finland

http://www.ses.fi

Finnish Film Foundation

France

http://www.unifrance.org

UniFrance

Georgia

http://www.gnfc.ge/eng

Georgian National Film Center

Germany

http://www.german-films.de

German Films

Greece

http://www.gfc.gr

Greek Film Centre

Hungary

http://www.filmalap.hu

National Film Institute Hungary

Iceland

http://www.icelandicfilmcentre.is

Icelandic Film Centre

Ireland

http://www.screenireland.ie

Screen Ireland / Fís Éireann

Italy

http://www.filmitalia.org

Istituto Luce Cinecittà (Italy)

Kosovo

http://www.qkk-rks.com

Kosovo Cinematography Center

Latvia

http://www.nkc.gov.lv

National Film Centre of Latvia

Lithuania

http://www.lkc.lt/en

Lithuanian Film Centre

Luxembourg

http://www.filmfund.lu

Film Fund Luxembourg

Macedonia

http://www.filmagency.gov.mk/

North Macedonia Film Agency

Montenegro

http://www.fccg.me

Film Centre of Montenegro

Netherlands

http://international.eyefilm.nl

SEE NL (The Netherlands)

Norway

http://www.nfi.no

Norwegian Film Institute

Poland

http://www.pisf.pl

Polish Film Institute

Portugal

http://www.ica-ip.pt

Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual I.P. / ICA (Portugal)

Romania

http://www.romfilmdevelopment.org

Romanian Film Development

Serbia

http://www.fcs.rs

Film Center Serbia

Slovakia

http://www.sfu.sk

Slovak Film Institute

Slovenia

http://www.film-center.si

Slovenian Film Centre

Spain

http://www.icaa.es

Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales / ICAA (Spain)

Sweden

http://www.sfi.se

Swedish Film Institute

Switzerland

http://www.swissfilms.ch

Swiss Films

United Kingdom

http://www.britishcouncil.org/film

British Council

01/2021
Mazen Murad to Master The 3 Kings Soundtrack

François Evans's biblical soundtrack to Shaun Moseley's millennial feature film The 3 Kings starring Ron Moody and Vanessa Redgrave is to be mastered, appropriately, in the Middle East.

The mastering engineer is the highly sought-after Mazen Murad based at the world-class Katara Studios in Doha, Qatar since 2015.

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Mastering Engineer: Mazen Murad

Mazen has been based at EMI Studios 301, Whitfield Street Sony and Metropolis, London. He has worked with Mika, DJ Shadow, Björk, Muse and Robbie Williams.


 

01/2021
Free Film Music

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Download François Evans's music for free at lamprecordings.com.


 

01/2021
Clef Band-Box Resurrected

An automaton band-in-a-box made by Clef Products (Electronics) Ltd of Stockport, Cheshire, UK in ca 1982, the Clef Band-Box was rare, with only about 1000 made. There is an article on the Clef Band-Box at Matrixsynth.

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Huge thanks to genius Andy Collins at Antech Systems for restoring one I was lucky to find.

Question is, what piece of music can it be used in?


 

11/2020
Taught Strings

François will be conducting a 14-piece string ensemble at AIR Lyndhurst Studio One next week, for the recording of Andrew Teacher's album: Red Clubs, Black Hearts, with eight string arrangements by Howard Martin.

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Said François: I feel honoured to be working with John Prestage and Alex Ferguson at Sir George Martin's studio again.


 

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