Leslie Dixon Screenwriting Masterclass Dingle April 3rd 2012

Dingle International Film Festival in association with FAS Screen Training Ireland is proud to present a scriptwriting Masterclass with Hollywood screenwriter Leslie Dixon on April 3rd 2012.

Leslie Dixon is a Hollywood screenwriter. Dixon wrote screenplays for films such as Outrageous Fortune, Overboard, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Thomas Crown Affair, Pay It Forward, and Freaky Friday.

Leslie will give a 2 hour Masterclass using some of her most successful films to give an insight into how she works as a writer. Her discussion will involve LIMITLESS, THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR and HAIRSPRAY.

This Masterclass will take place in The Phoenix Cinema in Dingle.

For further details, go to www.dinglefilmfestival.com.

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Music for Games Workshop

FÁS Screen Training Ireland are running a two-day ‘Music for Games’ course with Garry Schyman on 18th June, which will take place in the Morrison Hotel Dublin.

Aimed at Film/Television composers interested in scoring for games, this two-day workshop will explore all areas of music for games and will conclude with a panel discussion to include games executives and technical/production personnel.

Costing €150, the deadline for applications is 27th of May 2011. Those who wish to apply should do so online at www.screentrainingireland.ie

 

 

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Refresh Your Creative Thinking Course

FÁS Screen Training Ireland are running a one-day ‘Refresh Your Creative Thinking’ course with Pam Relton on 13th June in Dublin. The event is aimed at Industry practitioners involved in television, animation, film and digital media who wish to enhance their creative thinking and generate ideas.

Pam Relton is one of the UK’s leading media trainers and specializes in creativity courses. A member of the CIPD, her clients include BBC Academy, ITV, Skillset, the Indie Training Fund, Endemol and other leading television companies. She also works internationally with professionals in film, scriptwriting, animation and cross-platform teams.

The deadline for course application is 20th of May 2011. Applicants for this course should apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie.

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‘Guiding Lights’ Call for applications

Lighthouse with the support of FÁS Screen Training Ireland and Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board are offering support for two eligible Irish applicants to participate in the next edition of Guiding Lights. They are now accepting applications from writers and directors to take part in a fourth round of the scheme, due to launch in June 2011.

Successful applicants will benefit from 9 months of one-to-one mentor support from an established practitioner. A number of industry training and networking events will also take place alongside the mentoring. Previous mentors include Danny Boyle, Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli, Paul Greengrass, Alex Garland, Kenneth Branagh, Alison Owen, Stephen Frears and Nick Hornby.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 4th May 2011. For further information about the scheme, eligibility criteria and application process, visit www.guiding-lights.org.uk

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Core Research Skills Course

FÁS Screen Training Ireland is running a Dublin workshop in Core Research Skills with tutor Pam Relton. This two day course, which is aimed at emerging Television Researchers, costs €150 euro and runs 13–14 April 2011.

Areas covered will include:

– Role and responsibilities of the researcher

– Copyright

– Finding Sources

– Visualising Ideas

– Writing a Brief

– Interview Techniques

– Selecting and Dealing with Contributors

Applicants must apply with a current CV by Tuesday the 5th of April 2011. For more information visit www.screentrainingireland.ie

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Adventures in Independent Cinema Masterclass

Two of America’s most acclaimed Independent producers, Ted Hope (21 Grams, In The Bedroom, Happiness) and Christine Vachon (Far From Heaven, Boys Don’t Cry, One Hour Photo), will give a unique masterclass in Independent film development, financing, production and distribution.

With an emphasis on getting your first feature film produced, the masterclass will cover such topics as:

-Challenges and opportunities for Independent Producers in the film industry

-Independent Film Finance

-Developing projects for the budget

-Marketing and distribution strategies for independent films

-Costs of marketing and distribution

-Strategies for engaging with US festivals, agents and distributors

-Audience Q&A

This masterclass gives unique access to two of Independent Cinema’s most experienced and respected champions. Between them they share over 100 feature film credits and have been instrumental in starting the careers of some of cinemas most individual talents, including Ang Lee, Todd Solodnz, Michel Gondry, Hal Hartley, Todd Haynes, Mark Romanek and many others.

The event is run by Filmbase in association with FAS Screen Training Ireland and the booking deadline is Monday 4th April. For bookings, use the FAS Screen Training Ireland website www.screentrainingireland.ie

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3D Cinema in Europe

FÁS Screen Training Ireland has announced 3D Cinema in Europe, a project based programme aimed at exploring the technical and creative requirements in producing a 3D stereoscopic live action feature film.

3D cinema in Europe aims to provide producers and creatives with an in-depth knowledge of the current 3D landscape, enabling them to project manage a 3D project through all stages from development, pre-production, production, post-production, distribution and exhibition.

Applicants should be experienced European producers, directors, writers, development executives, editors, DOPs etc. Producers and Directors must have a feature film or experimental short project in development in order to attend the course and a proven track record in the industry.

Producers and Directors attend both Module 1 and Module 2. The technical module in December is open to cinematographers, editors, technical personal who are not attached to a project but wish to explore the technical requirements of shooting and posting in 3D.

This 6-day course costs €1,650 per participating producer/director and €700 per participating cinematographer, creative’s, editors, film labs etc.

Travel costs are excluded but accommodation and meals are included in the fee for the training programme.

The deadline for applications is 29th April. For details on how to apply visit www.screentrainingireland.ie

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Directing Workshop with Dearbhla Walsh

The Galway Film Centre and FÁS Screen Training Ireland are running a directing workshop with Dearbhla Walsh in Galway 18–19 November 2010.

Taking place over 2 days, this workshop aims to strengthen participants‚ drama directing skills, as well as getting an insight into Dearbhla’s approach to directing. Participants will also work in small groups to direct scenes with actors.

Dearbhla Walsh is an Irish TV and film director with over 20 years experience. Last year she won an Emmy for her direction of the BBC’s multi-award nominated Charles Dicken’s Little Dorrit, adapted by Andrew Davies. She has directed the BAFTA winning Shameless, Funland and Custer’s Last Stand Up.

This workshop is aimed at emerging and experienced drama directors and costs €150.

Applicants for this course should apply online to www.screentrainingireland.ie before 3rd November 2010.

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Core Research Skills with FÁS Screen Training

Run by FÁS Screen Training, Core Research Skills is a two-day course which is aimed at emerging television researchers. Taught by Pam Relton, the class takes place in Dublin on 17–18 November 2010.

Covering the role and responsibilities of the researcher; copyright – finding sources; visualising ideas; writing brie; interview techniques and selecting and dealing with contributors, the total cost is €150.

Those interested should apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie before Tuesday 9th November.

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FÁS Screen Training Ireland Bursary Award Scheme

FÁS Screen Training Ireland supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board is currently inviting applications for the Screen Training Ireland Bursary Award Scheme. Open to experienced industry professionals, the scheme enables successful bursary recipients to participate in international training programmes, work placements and mentoring to assist their professional development.

For further details, please visit www.screentrainingireland.ie

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Digital Workflow Series: Colourist Strategies

FÁS Screen Training Ireland and FÁS TV & Video Production Unit in Tralee are collaborating to deliver a 3-day colourist strategies course. The class is aimed at post production personnel seeking to enhance their understanding of colour grading and advanced colourist strategies and will take place 3rd August 2010 at The Digital Hub in Dublin.

This is an intermediate level class by Kevin Shaw that covers basic colourist theory and an in depth look at colour tools. It also suggests grading strategies and session management technique.

The course costs €150.00 and the application deadline is Friday 23rd July at www.screentrainingireland.ie

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DIGITAL WORKFLOW SERIES Lighting Masterclass

FÁS Screen Training Ireland and FÁS TV & Video Production Unit in Tralee are collaborating to deliver workshops and masterclasses in Dublin exploring digital workflows in the context of developing technologies and formats.

The first in the series is a lighting masterclass with Dedo Weigert on 26th July 2010 at The Digital Hub in Dublin

The aim of this course is to explore lighting techniques for digital formats, with particular reference to interview lighting, under the guidance of cinematographer and creator of the Dedo Lighting System, Dedo Weigert.

The course costs €50 and the application deadline is Monday 12th July at www.screentrainingireland.ie

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Masterclass with Director Prakash Jha

FÁS Screen Training Ireland, in association with The Indian Film Festival of Ireland, are seeking participants for a masterclass with Director Prakash Jha.

The winner of seven national film awards, Prakash Jha, film director, screenwriter and producer, is most known for his political and socio-political films, Damul, Mrityu Dand (Death Sentance), Gangaajal, and Apaharan (Kidnap). The class is for directors and will focus on Prakash Jha’s directing approach.

The course will take place in Dublin and cost €25.00. The deadline for applications is 16th June 2010. Visit www.screentrainingireland.ie for more details.

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3D Cinema in Europe course by FÁS Screen Training Ireland

FÁS Screen Training Ireland announce their latest course, 3D Cinema in Europe. This is a project-based programme aimed at exploring the technical and creative requirements in producing a 3D stereoscopic live action feature film.

3D cinema in Europe aims to provide producers and creatives with an in depth knowledge of the current 3D landscape, enabling them to successfully project manage a 3D project through all stages from development, pre-production, production, post-production, distribution and exhibition.

The course will take place from 24–26 September and 10–12 December in Ireland and another EU city.

The deadline for applications is Monday 5th July.

For further information on this exciting new course see the FÁS Screen Training Ireland website www.screentrainingireland.ie or email Helen McMahon at Helen.mcmahon@fas.ie

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