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Passport to Production Limerick: Film and TV Drama New Entrant Training Programme
28 Feb 2019 : News Desk
Screen Skills Ireland is seeking new participants for the next installment of its five-day Passport to Production training programme, which takes place in Limerick on Monday, March 25th.

New entrants are increasingly required to possess competencies that reflect the ever-changing dynamics of the work environment for the high-end TV Drama space. The course will examine why this skill set is important in the film industry and how these skills are of growing importance across all industries.

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.

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 for 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.

Tutor: Various

Date: Monday 25th - Friday 29th March

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Limerick

Cost: €200

The programme will be facilitated and delivered by industry experts and design thinkers which include tutors guest speakers and panelists.

Modules 1 and 2: Future Proofing on the Job

  • Emotional Intelligence, building self – awareness, motivation, empathy, social skills, feeling confident starting out.
  • Teamwork 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-centered 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 setups 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 freelancer
  • CV Clinic
  • HR the basics
  • Getting Your First Job
  • Reading Contracts
  • Essential Networking

Participant Profile

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

Application Procedure

Please apply online with your up to date CV which includes a short paragraph on what aspects of the Film and TV industry that appeal to you, what skillset you can bring to the Film and TV Industry, and why you would like to work in the Film and TV Industry.

Please apply before the 12 noon on Friday the 8th of March.

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




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