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17th September 2014 (4 day course) Screen Training Ireland - Digital Self-Shooting and Data Management in association with Galway Film Centre 
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This practical, hands-on course aims to upskill production personnel in the areas of shooting and editing, as well as the data management steps associated with these areas. No prior knowledge is assumed, but it will be a fast paced, intense course with a steep learning curve.

Days One and Two:
Data Management for camera/audio from set to pre post
A group of eight participants will spend two days being tutored by a camera person who shoots for Lifestyle/Entertainment TV. Participants will be shown the following:
An overview of data wrangling on set from data acquisition to location storage to back-up and duplication to tranfer to base and storage pre- post.

  • An overview of the equipment required for a digital selfshooter (camera, audio, drives, laptop etc)
  • How to set up the PMW200
  • A brief summary of technical terms.
  • Understanding focus/exposure/ ISO
  • Lighting interviews
  • Audio techniques
  • Different cameras & their specs & limitations
  • Using radio mics
  • Using other audio equipment such as rifle mics and zooms
  • Comparing types of audio from different equipment

Participants will then have a series of practical exercises to put into practice what they have been demonstrated. These exercises will aim to mimic what participants actually have to do on a day to day basis. All footage acquired will be critiqued.

Day Three: Shoot & Data Wrangling in Post
Participants will have to shoot a short lifestyle piece. The footage will then be critiqued. In the afternoon, a data management expert will give a masterclass to consolidate material covered and delve into more detail on certain aspects.
Areas covered on this day will include:

  • How to shoot a piece solo
  • Acquiring the correct coverage
  • Summarising data wrangling from data acquisition to storage to pre-post
  • Overview of the post workflow
  • Compression & codecs
  • Storage options
  • TX Delivery

Day Four: Editing
Participants will be introduced to the Final Cut Pro interface. They will be guided by an Editor and an Assistant Editor. The following will be demonstrated:

  • Importing footage from the cameras
  • Creating a workflow for your footage
  • Setting up a project in Final Cut Pro
  • Creating a basic rough cut
  • Logging footage
  • How to deliver your footage for RTÉ/TG4 and Webstreaming.

Participants will use footage from the shoot to edit pieces together. They will have to fulfil certain criteria with their finished edits i.e. correct combination of coverage footage and close ups and interviews.

Venue: The Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Cost: €250.00


18th September 2014 Deadline for Screen Training Ireland - Manual Handling 
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This course is for Riggers, Stagehands, Prop Masters, Painters, Plasterers, Carpenters, Electricians and anyone in film and television production who requires Manual Handling training.

On completion of this training programme attendees will have an understanding of the kinetics of lifting, understand the risk of poor manual handling techniques and understand the importance of manual handling risk assessments.


18th September 2014 Deadline for Screen Training Ireland - Directing Workshop with Dearbhla Walsh 
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Screen Training Ireland and Galway Film Centre are seeking participants for a two-day Directing Workshop with Dearbhla Walsh.

This workshop aims to strengthen participants’ drama directing skills. As well as getting an insight into Dearbhla’s approach to directing, participants will also work in small groups to direct scenes with actors. This workshop is limited to eight participants. Areas covered will include:

  • How to guide an actor's performance on the set
  • Spatial visualization of the scene
  • Blocking scenes –The camera as the 3rd character
  • How to communicate your vision
  • Dealing with particularly difficult scenes e.g. love and violence.

18th – 20th September 2014 San Francisco Irish Film Festival 
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The San Francisco Irish Film Festival (SFIFF) was founded in 2003, and just celebrated the 10th anniversary festival at Delancey Street

Theater on September 19th to 21st. The festival presents the very best in contemporary Irish cinema, celebrating everything from features to documentaries to Irish language films (with English subtitles for those who didn’t spend a summer at a Gaeltacht). The Irish are notorious for story telling, and the Irish Short film has rapidly become an art form in Ireland. This year’s festival included a selection of top current Irish short films in the “Short Stories – Tall Tales” program. Throughout the year, we will continue the celebration of Irish film in the Bay Area, so sign up for our newsletter to learn of our special events!


20th - 23rd September 2014 IDFAcademy 2014 
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IDFAcademy is open to emerging filmmakers and producers from countries of the EU, according to the list of countries compiled by the MEDIA Programme. The selection (80 participants maximum) will be based on the provided information, such as background and motivation and will be made the end of October.

For more information, please contact Meike Statema, coordinator Education: IDFAcademy@idfa.nl


21st September 2014 Screen Training Ireland - COMPOSER AND GAMES MUSIC MASTER 
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This programme is aimed at composers for film, television, games and animation.

Presented by Pulse Colleges “MA in Scoring for Film & Visual Media Program”

Overview of scoring for Film, Television Games and Animation

This one day workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Adaptive Music,
  • The Games Industry,
  • Types of Music used in Games,
  • User Interfaces, Gameplay,
  • Cinematics,
  • Stingers,
  • Triggered Entrances,
  • Complex Looping,
  • Layering,
  • Control Input Triggers,
  • Middleware,
  • Hybrid Orchestrations,
  • Budgeting,
  • Getting the Gig, and much more

Tutors:

  • Garry Schyman

Venue: Windmill Lane Recording Studios
Cost: €20.00

How to Apply:
Please apply online with current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Thursday the 4th of September 2014. For further details contact sorcha.loughnane@screentrainingireland.ie.


23rd - 26th September 2014 Cartoon Forum at Cartoon Media 2014 
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Created in 1990, Cartoon Forum is a unique event focusing on pitching sessions of pre-selected TV projects, where animation producers can find cross-border partners and speed up financial arrangements.

It allows co-productions to be finalised, pre-buys agreed, negotiation of distribution agreements, options discussed on every type of right, and licensing of secondary rights.


23rd September 2014 Screen Training Ireland - Safepass 
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This course is for Riggers, Stagehands, Prop Masters, Painters, Plasterers, Carpenters, Electricians and anyone in film and television production who requires Safepass training.


23rd September 2014 Deadline for Approaching Auditions: Workshop 
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Screen Training Ireland and Galway Film Centre are seeking participants for a practical two-day workshop with director Dearbhla Walsh and casting director Maureen Hughes on Approaching Auditions. Participants on this workshop are required to attend the half-day Approaching Auditions Seminar on the previous day. Successful applicants will submit an audition piece prior to course commencement.


24th September 2014 New Support Scheme for Subtitling TV Programmes 
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The European Commission has published a new Preparatory Action:- Fostering European integration through culture by providing new subtitled versions of selected TV Programmes across all Europe.

The objective of this call for proposals is to try out innovative strategies for the provision of subtitled versions of European cultural programming to facilitate cross-border online dissemination of cultural content.

Specifically, the expected outcome of this pilot is the provision of a minimum of 600 hours of diverse, European-subtitled factual audiovisual content, online, in several territories, as well as assessing the subsequent impact of this content.


25th - 28th September 2014 Stranger than Fiction 
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26th - 28th September 2014 Fingal Film Festival 
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30th September 2014 Screen Training Ireland - Manual Handling 
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This course is for Riggers, Stagehands, Prop Masters, Painters, Plasterers, Carpenters, Electricians and anyone in film and television production who requires Manual Handling training.

On completion of this training programme attendees will have an understanding of the kinetics of lifting, understand the risk of poor manual handling techniques and understand the importance of manual handling risk assessments.


30th September 2014 Deadline for Approaching Auditions: Seminar 
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Screen Training Ireland and Galway Film Centre are seeking participants for a two-day Directing Workshop with Dearbhla Walsh.

This workshop aims to strengthen participants’ drama directing skills. As well as getting an insight into Dearbhla’s approach to directing, participants will also work in small groups to direct scenes with actors. This workshop is limited to eight participants. Areas covered will include:

  • How to guide an actor's performance on the set
  • Spatial visualization of the scene
  • Blocking scenes –The camera as the 3rd character
  • How to communicate your vision
  • Dealing with particularly difficult scenes e.g. love and violence

3rd - 17th October 2014 Cinemagic Film Festival 
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9th October 2014 Deadline for Screen Training Ireland - EP Movie Magic Budgeting 
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Participants will be taught the time-saving facilities of EP Movie Magic Budgeting, the industry's most widely used budgeting software. This will enable them to compile their budget in the most effective way and allow them to quickly and confidently modify their work when required. The training sessions will utilise and provide considerable background information to put the practical use of the software clearly into perspective. Participants will be allocated a computer each, which will have EP Movie Magic Budgeting downloaded and ready to use. Areas covered during this training include:

  • Overview of EP Movie Magic Budgeting
  • Introduction to Budgeting
  • Setting-up your Budget format
  • Exercise in Globals and Fringes
  • Budgeting Principles and Practices

9th October 2014 Deadline for Screen Training Ireland - EP Movie Magic Scheduling 
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Participants will be taught the time-saving facilities of EP Movie Magic Scheduling, the industry's most widely used scheduling software. This will enable them to compile their schedules in the most effective way and allow them to quickly and confidently modify their work when required. The training sessions will utilise and provide considerable background information to put the practical use of the software clearly into perspective. Participants will be allocated a computer each, which will have EP Movie Magic Scheduling downloaded and ready to use. Areas covered during this training include:

  • Overview of EP Movie Magic Scheduling
  • Introduction to Scheduling
  • Marking-up a Script
  • Inputting Information
  • Scheduling Procedures
  • Reporting

9th October 2014 Deadline for Screen Training Ireland - PRODUCTION CLUB: Cost Reporting 
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As part of an initiative to deliver targeted training interventions for production personnel and crew, Screen Training Ireland is scheduling a number of production-related evening seminars in 2014 that will enable crew to come together and discuss industry developments and issues, and hear from top production talent on a host of practical and creative issues including legal and contractual issues, HR and career development, core production skills, and masterclasses with international HODs.

This second Production Club evening will explore cost reporting – the interactive session will discuss the key cost reporting elements including:

  • Introduction to cost reporting
  • Approaches to adapting the elements to meet the unique requirements of individual films
  • A detailed examination of a real example cost report
  • Q & A

Starts 11th October (Saturday and Thursday evenings) Filmbase - Documentary Filmmaking Course (Autumn course) 
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This popular weekend course, guided by Award-winning director Colm Quinn (Needle Exchange) and aimed at beginners, encourages students to write and present documentary proposals, develop and research ideas, produce, direct and interview. Other subjects taught on this course are digital camera skills, sound recording and advice on funding & markets. Two proposals are selected to be made into short documentaries over a weekend.


15th October 2014 (2 days) Screen Training Ireland - Directing Workshop with Dearbhla Walsh 
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Screen Training Ireland and Galway Film Centre are seeking participants for a two-day Directing Workshop with Dearbhla Walsh.

This workshop aims to strengthen participants’ drama directing skills. As well as getting an insight into Dearbhla’s approach to directing, participants will also work in small groups to direct scenes with actors. This workshop is limited to eight participants. Areas covered will include:

  • How to guide an actor's performance on the set
  • Spatial visualization of the scene
  • Blocking scenes –The camera as the 3rd character
  • How to communicate your vision
  • Dealing with particularly difficult scenes e.g. love and violence.

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