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Galway Film Centre Spring Training Courses
26 Jan 2005 :

The Galway Film Centre has released details of its forthcoming courses for the Spring period. Courses include Makeup for TV, Directing drama for the small screen, Documentary foundation course and an Introduction to Mini Digital Camera & Lighting course.

For all courses at the Galway Film Centre Participants need to be members of the Galway Film Centre. Membership costs € 45 unwaged and € 55 waged. For further information contact education and training officer (091) 770748, education@galwayfilmcentre.ie

Makeup for Tv Course.

This weekend course will look at how to apply beauty makeup for television including eye shadow techniques. It will cover how to apply male/female makeup and keep the continuity throughout the day. It will also cover how to give different looks, deal with skin coloration and camouflage.

The tutor is Rosin Derrane. Rosin works in television, advertising and fashion. She regularly does makeup for Off the Rails and Ireland Am. She has worked on a lot of feature films including most recently King Arthur and Intermission.

Course Duration: One weekend
Course Dates: 19th & 20th of February
Course cost: € 180 unwaged/€ 220 waged

Directing drama for the small screen.

This course is aimed at emerging directors working in TV. It will cover the craft of staging shots for the camera and directing actors for the small screen, both for single and multi-camera work.

It will consist of practical exercises and camera scripting.

Participants should have some experience of directing for TV or Stage.

Course Duration: One Weekend
Course Dates: 19th & 20th of February
Course cost: €180 unwaged/€ 220 waged

This course will be given by Anne McCabe former commissioning editor of TG4 and RTE director of drama and documentary including Fair City and Ros na Rϊn.

Foundation course in documentary making.

This eight weekend foundation course is aimed at people who have an interest in learning how to make a documentary. No previous experience is necessary.

This course aims to give an overview of how to make a documentary, participants will learn about different documentary styles and the history of documentaries. Multiple masterclasses will be held with local documentary makers who will showcase their work and share their experience, knowledge and expertise of making documentaries. Participants will gain an insight into how to research for a documentary and interviewing techniques.

Working as a group, a short documentary will be made. Participants will gain an insight into how a documentary is made and learn the various processes involved from the inception of the idea to the final product.

Participants will gain hands on practical experience with mini dv cameras, lighting equipment and sound, the final cut pro edit suite will be demonstrated to the participants. The final documentary will be edited by a professional, under the direction of the group.

This introductory documentary course will be a great learning experience for aspiring documentary makers.

Duration: Eight weekends
Time: 26th of February to the 24th of April
Cost: € 660 unwaged and € 720 waged

All participants will be given a copy of the documentary.

Introduction to Mini Digital Video Camera & Lighting Course

This one weekend introductory course is for individuals who intend to shoot drama/documentary programmes on MINI-DV Camera Equipment (Canon XM-1).

This course will explore TV terminology, composition techniques, lighting principles, shoot-to-edit and professional sound acquisition techniques on a Canon XM-1 the compact version of the XL1.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Operate the Canon XM1 Record effective sound through the XM1 Understand the principles behind three-point lighting Identify the necessary material needed to ‘cover’ a sequence

Course Duration: One Weekend
Course Dates: 26th & 27th of February
Course cost: € 180 unwaged/€ 220 waged

Evening Courses

Evening Courses in Film Appreciation
5 Tuesday Evenings: 15th Feb – 15th Mar
€75

Introductory Evening Course Scriptwriting
8 Wednesday Evenings: 16th Feb – 13th Apr
€130 unwaged / €155 waged

Get the most out of your camcorders
4 Monday evenings: 21st Feb – 14th Mar
€45

For further info go to www.galwayfilmcentre.ie



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