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Short Film Courses in Pulse College this July: Screenwriting, Production, After Effects & Final Cut Pro
30 Jun 2017 : Katie McNeice
In addition to its slate of long-term professional courses in audio, music, film, gaming and animation, Pulse College offers a range of short, introductory courses for beginners

We’re taking a look at the latest batch coming up this month, which has a lot offer filmmakers in the beginning of their career, no matter what department you have your eye on.

Intro To Film Production: July 17th-21st
This intensive Introductory Course provides an immersive introduction to the exciting world of professional film production. You will be working extensively with HD cameras and professional editing equipment throughout the course, and will receive hands-on experience of writing, shooting, directing and editing your own films.

  • Camera
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Storyboarding
  • Editing

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Scriptwriting and Screenwriting: July 10th-14th
You will learn how to prepare and develop an idea into a finished script, how to tap into funding and how to write your way into the film industry. This course takes an interactive and proactive approach rather than focusing on just screenwriting theory. It is aimed at inspiring, nurturing and stimulating you to create your own ideas and develop your skills as a screenwriter.

Learning Objectives:
  • Write great scripts and generate filmic ideas
  • Be creative with writing exercises
  • Have confidence in your abilities
  • Use correct script formats and layouts
  • Understand how the industry works
  • Receive, action and provide feedback
  • Understand how to apply for film funding
  • Promote your film script, and yourself
  • Network in the film industry and know where and how to make contacts

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Adobe After Effects: July 10th-12th
This three day Adobe After Effects course in Dublin suits beginners and self-taught users of After Effects alike. It is a comprehensive tour through all the features and toolsets of After Effects CC from the basics of layer-based animation to the complexities of 2.5D camera-based scenes.

Day One
  • Learning the Workflow
  • Rendering and Exporting
  • Basic Animation using Effects and Presets
  • Animating Text
  • Constructing Backgrounds with Shape Layers
Day Two
  • Create a Web Spot using Parenting, Track Mattes, Slideshows and Audio
  • Animate Photoshop Layers
  • Working with Masks: Replacing Computer Screen Content
  • Compositing using Rotobrushing, Puppet Tools and Custom Expressions
  • Keying, Colour Correction and Clone Stamping (removing and replacing video)
Day Three
  • Create a 3D Scene
  • Animating Cameras, Lights and Shadows
  • Ray Traced Text (Text with Extruded Depth)
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite
  • Using the 3D Camera Tracker
  • Stabilising Footage and Multipoint Tracking
  • Basics of Particle Systems: Fire and Smoke

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Video Editing With Final Cut Pro X: July 17th-19th
This three-day, hands-on course will teach you everything from basic video editing techniques all the way through to Final Cut Pro’s advanced features such as colour correction and multi-cam editing. This is practitioner training using supplied media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing of projects and best practice in media management.

Day One
  • Starting and configuring Final Cut Pro X
  • Ingesting media
  • Organising media
  • FCPX Library management
  • Previewing and marking up clips
  • Creating a project
  • Basic edits
Day Two
  • Editing cutaways and alternative Storylines
  • Creating and managing Markers
  • Learning the multipurpose Trim Tool
  • Editing and Foleying Sound
  • Versioning Projects
  • Sharing Library content via XML
Day Three
  • Polishing edits with transitions and fades
  • Retiming clips for freeze frames and variable speed changes
  • Transforming and Animating Clips: Moving, Rotating, Cropping and Distorting
  • Applying and Customising Video and Audio Effects
  • Principles of Colour Correction
  • Exporting projects
  • Edit a multicam music video

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