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New Industry Training Courses Available
18 Oct 2005 :

FÁS Screen Training Ireland have announced three new industry training courses for the coming weeks. Music & Film; Health & Safety For Film Production and Format Creation for Television Programming.

Music and Film takes place in Dublin on the 7th of November. The course is aimed at producers, directors and editors who wish to enhance their understanding of the role of music in film, the role of sound editors (and for editors, the process), approaches to choosing music for a film, negotiating with composers, managing the relationship with your composer, and licensing outside music for film & television.

The course will cover the following:
• Finding the right composer for your project
• Working with music on a budget
• Music licensing
• Categories of film music
• Temp tracks
• Underscore
• Non-visual and visual mechanical sources
• Visual performance sources
• Accommodating creative changes
• Music Cue Sheets for Licensing

The course tutors are Mark Northam, President of Film Music Media Group and founder of The Film Music Network, a professional organization for the industry with chapters in Los Angeles and New York. Mark trained as a classical and jazz pianist and teaches music business courses through The Film Music Institute, which he founded in 1997, and at Los Angeles area colleges. As an author, he has written extensively about how artists can be financially successful in the digital age, especially in the areas of royalties and marketing/promotion, and co-authored "The Film and Television Composer's Resource Guide" published by Hal Leonard as well as several publications on film scoring for Film Music Press.

Mark is joined by Emmy-nominated music director and an Emmy-winning music editor, Dan Carlin. Dan is co-founder of Segue Music; Executive Director of the Henry Mancini Institute and he has also worked as a conductor, music supervisor soundtrack producer, and music consultant on such projects as ‘Days of Heaven’, ‘The Black Stallion’, ‘Officer and a Gentleman’, ‘Sister Act’, ‘The Bodyguard’, ‘Last of the Mohicans’, ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’, ‘The Preacher’s Wife’, ‘A Civil Action’, and ‘Bruce Almighty’.

The Music and Film course coincides with the culmination of the Orchestration course for composers with Conrad Pope. Conrad is an award-wining composer who has worked on more than 80 feature films to date as a composer, orchestrator and conductor. Some of his credits include ‘Troy’, ‘Harry Potter (Prizoner of Azkaban)’, ‘Star Wars - The Phantom Menace’, ‘Sea Biscuit’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘The Matrix’ films and ‘Falling Down’.

To mark both these events, FÁS Screen Training Ireland will host a reception on Monday 7th November for participants on both courses. The event will give directors, editors and producers the opportunity to meet with composers and discuss the issues raised during the day.

To apply online visit www.screentrainingireland.ie. For further details contact Sorcha Loughnane at FÁS Screen Training Ireland . Ph: (01) 4830840 Fax: (01) 4830842 Email: sorcha.loughnane@fas.ie. Deadline for applications: 1st November 2005.

Health & Safety For Film Production is a one day course taking place on the 26th of October. The course is open to film and television producers and other key production personnel within production companies responsible for Health & Safety matters.

The aim of the course is to provide participants with information and knowledge regarding general health and safety, and to alert them to their responsibilities and duties as employers according to the Health and Safety Act 1989 as it relates to the film and television industry.

Central to this course is an understanding of the processes of:
• Identifying hazards
• Quantifying and assessing risks
• Recommending appropriate action
• How to deal with freelance and contract labour

At the end of this course participants will be able to:
• Comply with Health & Safety Act 1989
• Write a Safety Statement

To apply online visit www.screentrainingireland.ie. For further details contact Sorcha Loughnane at FÁS Screen Training Ireland . Ph: (01) 4830840 Fax: (01) 4830842 Email: sorcha.loughnane@fas.ie. Deadline for application: 21st October 2005.

Format Creation for Television Programming is taking place in Galway from the 2nd to 4th of December. This 3 day intensive workshop is aimed at producers and development executives and creatives keen to create TV formats for the international marketplace.

Tutors on the course include Formats Specialists David Bodycombe (The Mole, Crystal Maze, Sub –Zero); John Gough (Guess who is coming to Dinner, In the dark with Julian Clary); Jacob Houlind, Managing Director, Zodiak Television World; Philip Kampff, Producer, Vision Independent Productions, UK; Christy King, Gael Media and course designer Neil Leyden.

The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the principles of developing a programme idea into a television format with international potential. Topics will include:
• Concept creation and generating ideas
• Case studies of successful TV Formats
• The Business of TV formats
• Writing up proposals and paper formats
• International distribution

To apply online visit www.screentrainingireland.ie. For further details contact Sorcha Loughnane at FÁS Screen Training Ireland . Ph: (01) 4830840 Fax: (01) 4830842 Email: sorcha.loughnane@fas.ie. (This course is subject to industry demand and tutor availability).



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