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31st July 2014 European Commission MEDIA Programme - Distribution - Automatic support (Reinvestement) 
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1st August 2014 International DOK Leipzig Co-Production Meeting 
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The 10th International DOK Leipzig Co-Production Meeting will take place on the 27 and 28 October. The two-day programme consists of individual meetings between producers, potential financiers including commissioning editors, film funds, distributors, and sales agents, as well as carefully-selected German producers looking for international projects. We 2-day meeting will also offer the most up-to-date information on working with international partners through our case studies and round tables. Eligible projects are Creative documentaries in development that are international in scope and looking for diverse financing partners, from Germany and abroad. In particular, theatrical documentaries intended for cinema release, however one-offs, series and trans/cross media projects are also welcome to apply.

Participation costs €180 for one participant, €260 for two (ex. VAT), including festival accreditations for the 57th DOK Leipzig Festival for Animated and Documentary Film.

This year the event will focus on working with Scotland and countries of the Former Yugoslavia.


15th August 2014 Deadline for 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


25th August 2014 EURIMAGES co-production scheme 
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30th August - 21st November 2014 (12 weekends) Filmbase - Digital Filmmaking (Make a Short Film) Autumn 2014 
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Run over 12 weekends, this hands on course will take you through the filmmaking process from script to screen, culminating in two groups shooting two short films.

With all tutors current film practitioners, this course has been designed to encourage and develop independent filmmaking. This is ideal if you are looking for a way into the film industry or want to gain a better understanding of filmmaking – at the end of the course you will have a short film to use as part of a show reel for your Curriculum Vitae or film school.


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


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.


20th October 2014 EURIMAGES co-production scheme 
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1st March 2016 European Commission MEDIA Programme - Sales Agent (Reinvestment) 
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