Filmmaking Courses Open Evening this February

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Bow Street will host Kilroy’s College and Irish Film School’s filmmaking courses this Spring. Come to the Irish Film School open evening 7th February.

The inaugural 2018 filmmaking courses were held at The Lir Academy and National College of Ireland. Director John Boorman led his 5-day Filmmaking course which also included sessions on film production fundamentals and a hands-on camera skills session led by award-winning cinematographer Seamus Deasy. Academy Award-winning VFX House DNEG ran their 1-day VFX taster course to a packed classroom of filmmakers and VFX and animation students.  Producer Kieran Corrigan delivered his 1-day Business of Film course in partnership with Great Point Media to a diverse audience of filmmakers and financial advisors.

In 2019 they will be delivering the next tranche of courses from Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7. Their Spring programme will commence on Monday February 25th and will run until Thursday, March 7th 2019.

You can choose from 4 different filmmaking courses this spring: –

  1. Filmmaking with John Boorman (Excalibur, Deliverance) – this 5-day course, led by John and his guests, will teach you essential filmmaking skills. You will learn best practice when it comes to bringing a project from script to screen.
  2. VFX with DNEG – Academy Award winners DNEG (Blade Runner 2049) will guide you through this 1-day course in Visual FX. You will have hands-on instruction from a DNEG instructor in the use of a digital stills camera and learn how a VFX shot is created from inception to final composite.
  3. Film & TV Production with Trisha Flood (Women on the Verge, Cardboard Gangsters) will guide you through the creative, technical and financial aspects of making a short film, feature film or a TV show during her 3-day course.
  4. Business of Film with Kieran Corrigan (Tailor of Panama, The General, We Have Always Lived in the Castle) will give you an overview of emerging international legal and financial issues, taxation and tax relief and production insurance. You will also explore financing sources, budgeting and discover how and where to network during this 1-day course.

About the Campus

The IFS will be based at Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7 this Spring 2019.

Bow Street is a state-of-the-art building with 4 film studios, a casting/self-taping studio, a headshots studio, a green screen studio, and cinema. Its studios double as modern and light classroom spaces.

Smithfield is a bustling cultural quarter and Smithfield Square is an up-and-coming area on Dublin’s Northside. Situated on the LUAS/tram Red Line, the Square houses major tourist attractions such as the world-famous Jameson Distillery and many restaurants and bars can be found here. Markets and family friendly events are regularly scheduled and the  Lighthouse Cinema has transformed the Square into a space that caters for an alternative, artistic community.

It has become a hub for many film production companies such as Brown Bag Films, Failsafe Films and motion graphics, animation and visual effects company Emberlight.

Further Study

If you would like to progress onto further study in film you may like to contact Kilroy’s College to find out about the new courses that they have in the pipeline for summer/autumn 2019.

Open Evening Event

Why not drop into their Open Evening? On Thursday February 7th the Admissions team will be available to chat to you about these programmes and more. Doors open at 4pm – 8pm and you can find them at Irish Film School, 18 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, D02 HH29.

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