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Screen Skills Ireland - Passport to Production: Film and TV Drama New Entrant Training Programme
05 Feb 2019 : News Desk
Passport to Production is a new entrant training programme which has been developed to equip new entrants with the key future skills for working in the Film and TV Industry, and to support new entrants on the job and on set.

Industry feedback internationally and nationally continually highlights the need for future skills such as problem-solving, adaptive thinking, creative collaboration and emotional intelligence. Other important elements of the programme include Health and Safety, set etiquette, script breakdown and self-management in the industry.

Tutors: TBC

Date: Monday, February 25th, 2019

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Dublin / Wicklow

Cost: €200

This 5 day programme is one of the essential stepping stones and forms the basis of the new entrant’s journey to working in the industry. The programme will give a broad overview of all the departments and to help equip new entrants with the knowledge and some of the essential skills to working on set.

There will be some practical elements during the 5 days and will consist of group activities, industry panel experts and case studies. The programme will be facilitated and delivered by industry experts and design thinkers which include tutors guest speakers and panellists.

Module 1 and 2: Future Proofing on the Job

  • Emotional Intelligence, building self – awareness, motivation, empathy, social skills, feeling confident starting out.
  • Team work and collaboration – Understanding how to cultivate a great team environment, how teams interact, collaboration is key, active listening and giving feedback effectively.
  • Managing in a stressful yet fun environment
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Thinking on your feet
  • Taking a user cantered approach and brainstorming.

Module 3: The 360 of Set Etiquette

  • Who’s who?
  • How Departments interact
  • Radio Etiquette – Practical Hands on approach / the Standard Approach
  • Sensitivity around cast and crew
  • Production terminology and Jargon
  • Essential Production Paperwork
  • Copyright, product placement and clearances the basics.
  • Script Breakdown the basics with a practical exercise.
  • Technical on set jargon – crossing the line, eye lines, camera set up, why set ups take so long essential equipment.
  • Shooting on location vs Studio

Module 4: Health and Safety on Set

  • Health and Safety Overview legislation/ risk assessments
  • Film Set Safety Protocol/Health and Safety Culture
  • Your role as a crew member
  • Departmental Hazards in Production a broad overview
  • From construction site to movie set.
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Manual Handling tailored to Industry Certified Programme

Module 5: Self-Management in the Industry

  • Navigation through the Industry
  • How to manage as a free lancer
  • CV Clinic
  • HR the basics
  • Getting Your First Job
  • Reading Contracts
  • Essential Networking

The programme is aimed at new entrants that have the commitment, motivation and passion to work in the industry.

Applicants are asked to submit their up to date CV - here, which includes a short paragraph on why they would like to work in the Film and TV Industry.

The deadline for applications is 12pm on the 12th of February 2019.

For any further questions, please email emer.macavin@screenskillsireland.ie




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