Please see Application Procedure for details.

1st Assistant Director Training in Partnership with the National Film & Television School UK

Tutors: Richard Lingard

Date: Monday, November 29th, 2021

Duration: 2 days (10.00 - 16.00)

Venue: Online

Cost: €190

Course Profile:

This intensive course, brought to you in partnership with the National Film and Television School UK, will equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop a successful career progression in the Assistant Directors department.

This 2-day course will be delivered online, combining virtual classroom learning and practical exercises.

The course will cover: –

  • The roles and responsibilities of 2nd and 1st ADs in pre-production and during the shoot
  • How to work collaboratively with other departments
  • Paperwork used by the production, including department-specific documents
  • Set protocol, etiquette and communication skills
  • How to use and break down a script
  • How to produce a shooting schedule
  • The skills required to be a successful 2nd and 1st Assistant Director
  • Health & Safety from the 1st Assistant Director’s perspective, including COVID-19 protocols
  • Q&A

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at experienced 2nd and 3rd Assistant Directors considering stepping up to the role of 1st Assistant Director in the Film & TV Drama sector. It is also open to 1st Assistant Directors who have recently stepped up.

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online by 12pm on Wednesday 24nd November 2021.

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Applications for this course are limited and we expect a high volume of applications.  Applications without a CV will not be considered for selection.

Please see Application Procedure for details.