Abrahamson, O'Conor & Gildea Teaching at Filmbase


Filmbase Training is planning its busiest autumn ever: launching several brand new courses and hosting talks and seminars with industry experts from home and abroad. After building on six years of success as an Apple Training Centre, Filmbase has also recently added several Adobe Certified Courses to their range of professional industry training. The upcoming speakers and tutors include make up artist Terri Pinnell (Portrait of a Zombie), actor Hugh O’Conor (My Left Foot), casting director Thyrza Ging (Savage) and directors Lenny Abrahamson (Adam and Paul) and Sonya Gildea (Bua).

Filmbase can now deliver Adobe courses taught by certified trainers in all the applications of the Adobe Creative Suite. Similar to the Apple courses, students will have the opportunity to sit exams and upgrade their credentials by becoming Adobe Certified Experts. A course entitled Illustrator Essentials is fully booked but there is still a chance for individuals to secure a place on InDesign in September and Photoshop or Premiere Pro in October. For further information and to book a place, contact Alessandro Molatore (alessandro@filmbase.ie) and Paul Schwer (paul@filmbase.ie)

For anyone applying for funding or seeking private film finance filmmaker Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance Film Festival will be in Filmbase on Friday the 24th of September (2-5pm) to deliver a Masterclass on ‘Creating a Business Plan’. This will enable participants to prepare a business plan for presenting to industry funding sources and to private investors.

Other seminars in September include ‘The Business of Acting’ on Tuesday the 7th (6.30-8.30) with panelists Thyrza Ging, Lenny Abrahamson and Hugh O’ Conor. For more information on the event and panelists visit www.filmbase.ie

In addition to this the group has also organised a course specifically aimed at actors entitled ‘Auditioning for Film and TV’. The course starts on Thursday, September 9th and will be lead by Thyrza Ging and Hugh O’ Conor. Running over two Thursday evenings and one weekend, all students will be recorded in a mock audition, view playback and get candid feedback and tips for improving screen performance. All students will also receive a DVD of their audition.

The rest of the September line up includes a new three-day ‘Shoot to Edit’ course from the 15th to the 17th of September with Tanya Doyle (The House). This will cover shooting and editing sequences and interviews – ideal for those working in documentary, TV journalism or indeed anyone who wants to shoot short videos. A new intensive Directing weekend course with Sonya Gildea entitled ‘The Directors’ Craft – Visual Storytelling’ will run on the 18th and 19th of September and will look to banish all misconceptions about what a Director does. This course is aimed towards anyone planning to direct for the first time or looking to improve their skills.

Eight evenings of ‘Film Appreciation’ will also start on the 21st with Robert Furze of Dublin City University who will explore the history of cinema. Also scheduled is ‘Special Effects Make Up’ with Terri Pinnell on the 16th and 17th of October, ‘Hollywood Scriptwriting’ with James Bartlett on the 19th of November and much more including Screenwriting, Producing, Camera, Lighting Design and Sound for TV and Film.

For information on all of the above contact Gráinne MacLoone grainne@filmbase.ie and Simon Eustace simon@filmbase.ie Check www.filmbase.ie for details. Filmbase is grant aided by The Arts Council.


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