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20th January - 10th March Screenwriting for Beginners with Lindsay Sedgwick - Filmbase 
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nterested in Screenwriting? Taught by experienced screenwriter Lindsay Sedgwick, this courses gives an excellent grounding in the basics: an introduction to the craft of screenwriting, developing character, writing the individual scene, dialogue, structure, format, writing for TV, writing comedy, rewriting techniques and writing treatments.

Cost: €260 Members / €295 Non-Members.

22nd January - February 1st 2015 Sundance Film Festival 
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The Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s leading festivals for independent film, will screen Irish films ‘Glassland’ and ‘Strangerland’ in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section which only selects 12 films from thousands of entries. ‘The Visit’, an Irish co-production, from the team behind the documentary ‘His & Hers’ will screen in the World Documentary Competition category.

26th January–16th March 2015 Writing for TV Drama with Eilish Kent - Filmbase 
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Writing Television Drama is a course aimed at writers who are interested in learning more about the fundamental skills of crafting good television drama in all its forms. Runs over 8 weeks on Monday Evenings.

Cost: €260 Members / €295 Non-Members.

26th – 30th January Filmmaking Essentials: 5 Days, 5 Skills - Filmbase 
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Taught by various tutors from different disciplines, the course will cover Screenwriting, Producing, Directing, Camera and Editing. Made up of introductory lessons and practical exercises, it is a perfect introduction to the world of filmmaking.

Cost: €460 members / €490 non-members.

28th-30th January 2015 3rd Annual Film and Technology Forum Digital Biscuit 
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Digital Biscuit is an international film and technology conference that aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film and television production. The 3-day event in Dublin acts as a platform for filmmakers, technologists and creatives to meet, create, share knowledge and get inspired. Digital Biscuit explores the future of the moving image through masterclasses, new technology demos, screenings and talks from world-renowned experts at the forefront of new digital filmmaking techniques.

30th January 2015 Higher Diploma in Televsion WIT 
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The Higher Diploma in Arts in Television Production, developed by WIT and Nemeton Television in partnership with Udarás na Gaeltachta, has been successfully preparing new media talent since 2006. This year long course is designed to provide students with the essential practical skills in order to work as professionals in the television and digital video industry.

The course will offer each of the participants the opportunity to work in a live production environment and at the end of the course each student will have directed or edited his or her own television programme. These programmes will satisfy the broadcast criteria of both TG4 and RTE. The course will be taught through the Irish language and therefore will also develop the linguistic abilities of students.

Applicants must hold a Level 7 qualification or higher and must have a level of competency in spoken Irish. Applicants without the above minimum requirements but with relevant industrial experience and language competency will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Múinfear an cúrsa trí mheán na Gaeilge, rud a chuirfidh le scileanna teanga na scoláirí. Déanfar é seo trí iad a thumadh i dtimpeallacht oibre as Gaeilge. Ní bheidh aon táille ar an gcúrsa seo.

30th January 2015 Advanced Lighting - Screen Training Ireland 
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Screen Training Ireland and Digital Skills Centre Tralee are seeking participants for a Lighting Workshop.

This practical, hands-on course aims to upskill camera professionals in lighting techniques for drama and other genres. Through demonstrations, discussion, analysis and lighting set-ups, participants will gain hands-on experience in lighting a variety of interior and exterior scenes.

Deadline for applications is Friday, 30th January.

31st January & 1st February 2015 Producing a Low Budget Feature Film with Rachel Lysaght - Filmbase 
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Do you want to know what it takes to produce a low budget Feature Film? This course returns to Filmbase with experienced Producer, Rachel Lysaght (One Million Dubliners, Patrick’s Day). Using successful low budget films as case studies, this course is theory based with some practical exercises. It is the ideal course for first-time Director and Producers of low budget feature films.

Cost: €175 Members / €200 Non-Members.

5th February 2015 MEDIA Development - Slate Funding 2015 
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To increase the capacity of film producers to develop European Audiovisual works with a potential to circulate in the Union and beyond, and to facilitate European and international cooperation.

This scheme supports proposals to develop a Single Project or a Slate of 3 to 5 projects (Slate Funding) intended primarily for cinema release, television broadcasting or commercial exploitation on digital platforms in the following categories:

  • animation
  • creative documentary
  • fiction

5th-15th February 2015 Berlin International Film Festival 
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The Berlin International Film Festival is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events. Irish actor Moe Dunford to be awarded with a Shooting Star on February 7th.

9th-11th February 2015 Premiere Pro 101 – Intro to Premiere Pro CC - Filmbase 
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n this Adobe Authorised Training, students will learn all the main features of Adobe’s video editing software from capturing video and importing tapeless media to creating dynamic titles, adding video effects, mixing audio and managing a project. Then take it to the next level by creating efficiency in your editing projects as well as colour correction, exporting sequences and authoring DVDs.

€510 Members / €550 Non-Members

11th February 2015 Commercials and Music Videos Masterclass - Filmbase 
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Discover all you need to know about the difficult art of making Commercials and Music Videos with this evening seminar.

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This intensive 4-Day Acting for Showreel course is ideal for past acting students, or those with experience from similar course, to prepare, workshop, rehearse and shoot a scene with a professional crew that can go towards your showreel.

Cost: €295

February 14th 2015 Last Deadline For The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 
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The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival seeks to encourage young filmmakers to pick up their cameras for the first time, what they look for is imaginative solutions to inevitable production budget limitations. In other words, if you don’t have enough money to hire the latest camera, lighting and sound recording equipment, let alone the best actors in the country, then don’t write a script that depends on these factors. As simple as it may sound, a good film always starts with a good script. A good script is one that both takes account of the limitations of the budget and seeks to rise above these limitations imaginatively.

Regular Entry is until January 16th and costs €25

Late Entry is from January 16th, 2015 until January 31st, 2015 and costs €30

The last and extended entry is from February 1st, 2015 and February 14th, 2015 and costs €50

16th - 20th February 5 Day DSLR Filmmaking - Filmbase 
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The course is designed to give participants an overview of the functions of the Canon 6D and 7D cameras and post-production workflow using Final Cut Pro X. With class numbers limited, individual feedback is an integral part of this course.

Cost: €445 members / €485 non-members

21st February 2015 12 Week Short Film Course - Filmbase 
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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.

21st - 22nd February Producing a Documentary with Vanessa Gildea - Filmbase 
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Do you want to know what it takes to produce a Documentary film? With experienced Documentary Producer and Director Vanessa Gildea at the helm, this course is designed for anyone setting out to make their first Doc film.

22nd February 2015 The 87th Academy Awards 
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The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, that is better known by its nickname Oscar. The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

23rd February 2015 SnackBox Films Host Networking Event For And By Filmmakers 
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The Snackbox Sessions’, a networking event for filmmakers by filmmakers about the business of filmmaking, will be hosting their winter session next week. The event shines a spotlight on an innovative group of independent filmmakers. It’s an informal evening of conversation and audience-led questions with a chance to learn from experiences and to share your own.

23rd-25th February 2015 After Effects 101 – Intro to After Effects CC - Filmbase 
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n this Adobe Authorised Training, students will learn the key techniques for working in After Effects and how to work efficiently and deliver in the widest possible range of media types. In addition to learning the key elements of the After Effects interface, topics that will be covered include animating text, working with shape layers and masks, the puppet tool, color correction, 3D objects, advanced editing techniques as well as rendering and output.

€510 Members / €550 Non-Members


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