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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.


4th September 2014 Deadline for 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.


5th September 2014 (3 days) Screen Training Ireland - Transitioning to Maya 
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Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet, in association with VFXAI, are seeking participants for a Maya transitioning course. This course will provide participants with an overview of Maya, including animation, modelling, lighting, and texturing. Participants should be skilled in other 3D packages such as 3DS Max, Blender or Softimage.

The course will cover the following:

  • History of Maya
  • Maya's User Interface
  • Nodes, the backbone of Maya
  • Overview of Editors - Attribute Editor; Channel Box; Outliner; Node Editor; Hypergraph; Connection; Attribute Spread Sheet; Relationship Editors
  • Settings and Preferences
  • Modelling - Polygons
  • Curves and Surfaces - Pixar's Open SubDivs
  • Animation - Working with Keyframes; Attaching objects to Paths; Deformers; Working with the Graph Editor and Dope Sheet; Non-Linear Animation
  • Shaders and Texturing - Working with the HyperShader; Surfaces; UV Mapping; 2D and 3D Textures; Shader Utilities; Mental Ray Shaders
  • Lighting - Standard Lights and Common Settings; Light Effects (Decay, Fog and Glow); Image Based Lighting; Global Illumination; Photon based Lighting and Caustics; Light Linking; Shadows (Depth and Ray traced)
  • Cameras - Standard Camera and Common Settings; Film Back vs. Resolution; Depth of Field; Environments; Rendering; Common Render Settings; Mental Ray Settings; Other Production Renders (Arnold, RenderMan, V-Ray)
  • Brief overview of additional Maya features – nParticles; nDynamics; Bullet; nCloth; nHair; Fur; Bifrost; XGen; Fluid Effects; Oceans and Ponds; Character Animation; Muscles; Paint Effects and Artisan; Expressions; MEL and Python

This course is aimed at professionals working in animation and VFX, who are seeking to transition to Maya from other 3D packages such as 3DS Max and Softimage.

How to Apply:
Please apply online with current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Monday 18th August 2014. For further details contact sorcha.loughnane@screentrainingireland.ie.


12th September 2014 Deadline for 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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