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Events Diary for April 2014 Key: Awards Training Festival Deadline Event
1st April 2015 Belfast Film Festival 
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The Belfast Film Festival’s activities are entertaining and provocative, and in many instances provide an important platform for debate across the religious, social and cultural divides in Northern Ireland.

2nd - 4th April (inclusive) Filmbase - Premiere Pro 101: Intro to Premiere Pro CC 
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In this Adobe Authorised Training, students will learn all the main features of Adobe’s video editing software from capturing video and importing tapeless media to creating dynamic titles, adding video effects, mixing audio and managing a project. Then take it to the next level by creating efficiency in your editing projects as well as colour correction, exporting sequences and authoring DVDs.

Each student will receive the official Adobe Premiere Pro course manual and an Adobe certificate of completion.


4th April 2014 Deadline for Business Matters: Packaging Scripted and Non-Scripted Formats for the US Marketplace in collaboration with Screen Producers Ireland 
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This seminar is in collaboration with Screen Producers Ireland and aimed at experienced television producers. It will discuss sub genres: docuseries, competition, game, follow docs, subcultures, cooking, family friendly franchises, celebrity-driven, gastro-themed reality series, scripted reality, supernatural, criminality, scripted formats and talent competitions.

Application Procedure:
This Business Matters seminar is free, but places are limited. Please apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Friday 4th April 2014. For further details contact helen.mcmahon@screentrainingireland.ie


5th & 6th April 2014 (Saturday & Sunday) Filmbase - Photoshop Essentials: Intro to Photoshop CC 
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In this beginners course, students will learn the basics of Photoshop CC. Learn to navigate CC’s redesigned interface and work with layers, masks, channels, colour and more with Adobe’s leading graphics editing program.

Dates: 5th & 6th April, Sat and Sun

Class times: Sat 10.30am – 5.00pm & Sun 11.00am – 5.30pm

For more info or to book, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0.


Saturday 5th April 2014 Filmbase - Screenwriting Saturdays with Stephen Walsh: Visual Storytelling 
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4 One-day Seminars in Screenwriting. These one-day seminars focus on particular areas of Screenwriting – Introduction, to Character, Visual Storytelling and Writing Dialogue. Four seminars on four Saturdays, adding up to an overall introduction to Screenwriting and the whole field of film, TV and digital storytelling. The four Saturdays will add up to a relaxed guided tour of the basic tricks and tools of writing for film. Observations and questions from the participants are very much encouraged. The sessions can be purchased singly, or as a whole for a discount. Please see prices in separate tab.

Dates: 4 Saturdays - 22nd March, 29th March, 5th April, 12th April

Class times: 10.30am – 5pm

Price: €40 each, or buy all 4 for €135 and receive a €25 discount (no deposits)


5th April 2014 (2 Days) Screen Training Ireland - Running the Show: First AD Training 
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This seminar is aimed at emerging First Assistant Directors and Second, Third and Trainee Assistant Directors seeking to develop their skills. This two-day course will explore the range of skills required of a First AD and provide participants with the knowledge and skills to carry out the role competently and confidently. The course will cover the following:

  • Breaking down a script
  • Movie Magic Scheduling & creating a viable schedule
  • Working with the director
  • Managing pre-production
  • Leading tech recces, tests and production meetings
  • Running the Set: cast, extras, crew and departments

Please apply online with current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Thursday 20th March 2014.


7th April 2014 Mega Plus (Media Business School) 
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mega plus is a nine month, project-based master’s programme that provides specialised training in audiovisual company management and content production. It’s geared to young producers, recent film school or university graduates who wish to accelerate their careers, and to film executives who want to update their skills to face the radical changes that are taking place in the audiovisual business.

mega plus, led by producer TV-Exec Pere Roca, is designed to prepare the next generation of industry entrepreneurs and executives to enter the sector with the skills and knowhow required to operate in a digital, on demand economy. With a 90% job placement rate, mega has become a renowned reference both for young professionals and for European audiovisual companies seeking new business talent.


7th April 2014 Deadline for Screen Training Ireland - Manual Handling 
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SIPTU and Screen Training Ireland are holding a Manual Handling training course on Tuesday 15th April 2014.
Under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4, Part 2, employers are required to provide training to employees who carry out Manual Handling tasks. Definition of Manual Handling: “any transporting or supporting of any load by one or more employees, and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of its characteristics or unfavorable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees”.

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. The Manual Handling programme is approximately 3 ½ hours in duration. Attendees should wear flat comfortable footwear and comfortable trousers that are not too tight.

This course is for Riggers, Stagehands, Prop Masters, Painters, Plasterers, Carpenters, Electricians and anyone in film and television production who requires Manual Handling training.

Tutors: Karen Cummins, Director, ACE Health & Safety Ltd.
Date: 15/04/2014
Duration: Half Day
Venue: SIPTU College, South Circular Road
Cost: €10.00

Application Procedure:
Please apply online with current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Monday 7th April 2014. For further details contact sorcha.loughnane@screentrainingireland.ie.


8th April 2014 (first come, first serve) CLEARING RIGHTS for Film and TV (Mallorca, 9-13 April) 
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This seminar offers unique access to the know-how and experience of specialists from companies such as HBO, NBC Universal, Red Bull, Sony, Zentropa and international practitioners from renowned law firms.

8th April 2014 Screen Training Ireland - Safepass 
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This course is for Riggers, Stagehands, Props and Prop Masters, Painters, Plasterers, Carpenters, Electricians and anyone in film and television production who requires Safepass training.

Tutors: Sylvester Cronin, Acting Head, SIPTU College
Date: 08/04/2014
Duration: 1 Day
Venue: SIPTU College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
Cost: €23.00

Application Procedure:
Please apply online with current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Monday 31st March 2014. For further details contact sorcha.loughnane@screentrainingireland.ie.


10th April 2014 Screen Training Ireland - Health & Safety Awareness for Film & TV Production 
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This Health & Safety Awareness course is aimed at Production Managers, Line Producers, Heads of Departments and anyone who needs to acquire general information on health and safety at work. The course will provide participants with information and knowledge regarding general health and safety, and to alert them to their responsibilities and duties as agents of employers according to the Health and Safety Act 2005 as it relates to the film and television industry.

Please apply online with current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Thursday 27th March 2014.


11th April 2014 Business Matters: Packaging Scripted and Non-Scripted Formats for the US Marketplace in collaboration with Screen Producers Ireland 
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This seminar is in collaboration with Screen Producers Ireland and aimed at experienced television producers. It will discuss sub genres: docuseries, competition, game, follow docs, subcultures, cooking, family friendly franchises, celebrity-driven, gastro-themed reality series, scripted reality, supernatural, criminality, scripted formats and talent competitions.

Application Procedure:
This Business Matters seminar is free, but places are limited. Please apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Friday 4th April 2014. For further details contact helen.mcmahon@screentrainingireland.ie


12th & 13th April 2014 (Saturday & Sunday) Filmbase - Illustrator Essentials: Intro to Illustrator CC 
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In this beginners course, students will learn how to create vector artwork suitable for business cards, web site logos and print documents. Learn how to trace a pixel-base image, master the pen tool for drawing custom curves, define colours and gradients and preparing images for printing. Guidance for producing artwork for Vistaprint orders will also be given.

Class times: Sat 10.30am – 5.00pm & Sun 11.00am – 5.30pm

Pricing: NEW REDUCED PRICE: €250 Members / €280 Non-Members (€100 Deposit)


Saturday 12th April 2014 Filmbase - Screenwriting Saturdays with Stephen Walsh: Writing Dialogue 
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4 One-day Seminars in Screenwriting. These one-day seminars focus on particular areas of Screenwriting – Introduction, to Character, Visual Storytelling and Writing Dialogue. Four seminars on four Saturdays, adding up to an overall introduction to Screenwriting and the whole field of film, TV and digital storytelling. The four Saturdays will add up to a relaxed guided tour of the basic tricks and tools of writing for film. Observations and questions from the participants are very much encouraged. The sessions can be purchased singly, or as a whole for a discount. Please see prices in separate tab.

Dates: 4 Saturdays - 22nd March, 29th March, 5th April, 12th April

Class times: 10.30am – 5pm

Price: €40 each, or buy all 4 for €135 and receive a €25 discount (no deposits)


14th April 2014 EURIMAGES co-production scheme 
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15th April - 3rd June 2014 Filmbase - Beginners Screenwriting: Lindsay Sedgwick 
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Interested in Screenwriting? Taught by experienced screenwriter Lindsay Sedgwick, this courses gives an excellent grounding in the basics: an introduction to the craft of screenwriting, developing character, writing the individual scene, dialogue, structure, format, writing for TV, writing comedy, rewriting techniques and writing treatments.

Lindsay Sedgwick is a versatile and imaginative writer with over seven hours’ credits for TV and film work. Her latest series Punky was launched on RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster, in May 2011 to national and international acclaim. The series went on sale at Mipcom Jr and secured several international territories.

Lindsay is a screenwriting tutor, script consultant and reader for independent producers, a graduate of Screen Training Ireland’s ‘Writing Animation’, 2003 and attended Moonstone in 2002. She was a scholar at New York University ‘Gregory Peck Scriptwriting Course’, Dublin, graduating with AA distinction: 1993. She has an MA Screenwriting from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1999 and a BA in Communication Studies from Dublin City University.

For more info or to book, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0.


15th April 2014 Screen Training Ireland - Manual Handling 
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SIPTU and Screen Training Ireland are holding a Manual Handling training course on Tuesday 15th April 2014.
Under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4, Part 2, employers are required to provide training to employees who carry out Manual Handling tasks. Definition of Manual Handling: “any transporting or supporting of any load by one or more employees, and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of its characteristics or unfavorable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees”.

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. The Manual Handling programme is approximately 3 ½ hours in duration. Attendees should wear flat comfortable footwear and comfortable trousers that are not too tight.

This course is for Riggers, Stagehands, Prop Masters, Painters, Plasterers, Carpenters, Electricians and anyone in film and television production who requires Manual Handling training.

Tutors: Karen Cummins, Director, ACE Health & Safety Ltd.
Date: 15/04/2014
Duration: Half Day
Venue: SIPTU College, South Circular Road
Cost: €10.00

Application Procedure:
Please apply online with current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Monday 7th April 2014. For further details contact sorcha.loughnane@screentrainingireland.ie.


16th April 2014 Deadline for Business Matters: Getting to the Heart of the Deal – Sales Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Collection and Recoupment 
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This seminar is aimed at film producers with industry experience. During the seminar the participants will explore in detail the deal from the Sales Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Collection Account Management agreements and role of the collection agency to the film recoupment process. David Collins from Samson Films will chair the session.

Application Procedure: Please apply online with current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 16th of April 2014. For further details contact helen.mcmahon@screentrainingireland.ie


21st April 2014 Deadline for Screen Training Ireland - Nuke Compositing 
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Screen Training Ireland, in association with VFXAI and Animation Skillnet, and supported by Tyrell CCT and The Foundry, is seeking participants for an intermediate Nuke compositing course. This course aims to provide training for animation and VFX professionals in Nuke compositing. Participants should be skilled in After Effects, and have some basic knowledge of Nuke.

The course will cover the following:

  • General and CGI compositing
  • 2D Techniques
  • Rotoscoping tools
  • Paint tools
  • Multiple keying setups
  • 2D and 3D tracking
  • 3D techniques

Date: 02/05/2014
Duration: 3 Days
Venue: Dublin City Centre TBC
Cost: €150.00
Tutor: Matt Leonard, Director and Head of Training Sphere VFX

How to Apply:
Please apply online with current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Friday 21st April 2014. For further details contact sorcha.loughnane@screentrainingireland.ie.


22nd April 2014 Deadline for Developing Original Formats for Television (Screen Training Ireland) 
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This seminar is aimed producers focusing on the development of original Formats for Television, across all genres.

The seminar will explore the following topics:

  • Ideation How to generate good ideas that could become TV formats. Ideation looks at the psychology of creativity, offers a variety of techniques to apply that creativity to the generation of relevant TV-oriented ideas, and applies different narratives to those ideas to tell a story in different ways.
  • Turning Ideas into Formats How to take good ideas and turn them into great formats. We explore and apply a unique system developed by The Format People to focus and clarify the heart of an idea, and develop it into a practical working format with potential international appeal.

How to Apply:
Please apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Tuesday the 22nd of April 2014. For further details contact helen.mcmahon@screentrainingireland.ie


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