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Camera Trainee Workshop – LIMERICK

Tutors: Ciaran Tanham John Leahy

Date: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Duration: 3 days

Venue: Troy Studios, Limerick

Cost: €300

Course Profile:

Camera Trainee Workshop will be run over three days at Troy Studios, Castletroy, Co Limerick from the 23rd April to 25th April 2019. This workshop aims to introduce, educate and prepare participants for an entry-level position as a camera trainee for work in Film and TV. Course tutor will be Cinematographer Ciaran Tanham ISC, Course supervisor will be John Leahy along with an experienced camera assistant/focus puller.

This is a beginner’s workshop, for a limited number of participants, and will focus on best work practices for Camera Crew on Set, Prep of equipment, handling equipment, roles in the camera department, along with the mechanics and preparation of the most commonly used Camera systems used in the industry at present.  The course will give each participant ‘hands-on’ time with each camera system and will involve lectures and demonstrations.


Ciaran Tanham, ISC, has been working as a Director of Photography in the Film and Television Industry for over twenty years, shooting on 35mm, 16mm, Hi Def, Digi Beta, DV and mobile phone. He has worked in many countries around the world shooting for RTE, BBC, ITV, Paramount USA, HBO, Hallmark and AMC. Ciaran is a founding member of The Irish Society of Cinematographers (ISC) and been nominated five times for the Irish Film and Television awards (IFTZA) for his cinematography.

John Leahy, an experienced Camera Facility Company Manager with skills and knowledge in all areas of Cinematography and related equipment for the Film and Television market. Specialising in creating the state of the art film and digital Equipment packages and Services to the Film and Television industry. Experience in National and International Sales, Budgeting, negotiations and supply of equipment along with back-up service. Vast experience acquired over the past 25+ years in areas of Features, Dramas, Commercials, Doc’s, Promos and short films

Participant Profile:

This course is being run in partnership with Screen Skillnet and Troy Studios.  This course is aimed at Camera Trainees or trainees from other areas wishing to work in the Camera department.  Although aimed at trainees, a basic knowledge of cinematography is a prerequisite. The ideal applicants will have two to three years’ experience in a film / TV related college course or similar workshop or proven experience working with cameras, and should have at least a basic understanding of the principals of photography.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at by 12pm on Tuesday, 16th April 2019. For further information, please email

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