As more and more people look to explore their media talents and abilities IFTN has compiled an overview of some of the courses on offer to would-be presenters, filmmakers and media moguls this summer. Centres such as the Bil Keating Centre, Filmbase, FÁS Screen Training Ireland and Pulse Recording College have all looked to offer specialist courses that reflect a growing need in Ireland.
Summer TV Training Workshops will take place at The Bil Keating Centre from Late July and August of this year. The television training workshop will look to provide practical studio experience in all aspects of television. Conducted by industry professionals, there will be an emphasis on practical work throughout. Participants will also become familiarised with the personnel involved in a typical production and get the opportunity to work in various areas in the process. The course will be designed to build the participants’ confidence and knowledge of television in their preferred subject. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moving West, The Huston School of Digital Media, NUI Galway, together with the Irish Centre for Human Rights, will host the first annual Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy in Galway during August. The summer school is organised by the same team behind the Venice Summer School in Cinema and Human Rights, which ran from 2005 - 2008. The summer school will take place from Saturday 28th August until Saturday 4th September, and aims to offer an exciting programme of workshops, seminars and film screenings with established film-makers and academics. Elements of the summer school will include information on the fundamentals of human rights, how to raise awareness of human rights on camera, the development of ideas and how these ideas should be pitched. The summer school promises to be both an educational and inspirational experience, as well as providing a space for networking and the development of ideas. For more information, and to apply for the course visit www.chra.ie.
Filmbase are keeping busy with a constant stream of courses taking place. These include a three day SFX Make-Up for Kids course from the 21st to the 23rd of July; a Documentary Filmmaking Course from the 24th of July onwards; a Final Cut Pro 200 course running for eight evenings between the 19th of July and the 13th of September; a 5 day Camera and Lighting course from the 26th to the 30th of July; a course in Acting for Film and TV from the 4th of August to the 25th of September and an 8 evening long course entitled Advanced Screenwriting from the 18th of August until the 6th of October. For more information visit www.filmbase.ie.
Where youngsters are concerned the Talented Kids’ Summer School 2010 runs this year from Monday, August 9th to Friday, August 13th inclusive. The course which will run in the Naas Community Centre from 10.30am to 2pm each day, costs €99 for a week of voice lessons, drama, improvisation, mime, script reading and various styles of dance.
FÁS Screen Training Ireland have launched a Lighting Masterclass with Dedo Weigert as a result of their recent online survey, from which they received a huge response from camera and post-production personnel on priority training needs in the area of digital workflows, thus the lighting masterclass will launch a Digital Workflow Series. Launching on July 26th in Dublin’s Digital Hub the aim of this course is to explore lighting techniques for digital formats, with particular reference to interview lighting, under the guidance of cinematographer and creator of the Dedo Lighting System, Dedo Weigert. Anyone interested can apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie.
Also a course in Colourist Strategies will be hosted, again in the Digital Hub from the 3rd to the 5th of August by Kevin Shaw, International Colorist Academy/Finalcolor Ltd. This is a course for industry professionals, assistant colourists and newer colourists who would like to fast track the learning curve. Participants are encouraged to bring frames or clips to discuss during the class which they can apply for online at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Two RED camera workshops will also run during August, the details of which will be announced on the Screen Training website in due course.
Pulse Recording College are also keeping busy during the summer months with a Pro Tools 210M course running on August 4th, 5th & 6th; a Pro Tools 101 course running on July 19th & 20th; Final Cut Pro 200 from August 9th to 13th and Apple Motion 101 running on July 18th, 24th and 25th amongst many others. For a full list of courses visit www.pulsecollege.eu.
The Dublin Business School (DBS) are inviting anyone interested in attending courses staring in the Autumn to attend an open day which will run from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday, August 24th. Similarly Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE) will host an open day on Friday, August 27th between 10am and 4.30pm. Furthermore BIFE will run a free Summer Camp for Women on Monday, 9th August from 2pm onwars. Organised for all women who are starting FETAC Level 5 courses at BIFE in September, this course will deal with Study skills, assignment writing, research skills, information provision, computer skills and college induction. Confidence building being the key goal of the course. For more information visit www.bife.ie.