IFTA Skills In Focus Series

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to support the IFTA Skills In Focus Series, a series of online panel events that provides unique access to award-winning Irish talent. 

This series will bring together carefully curated panels to focus on the skill and techniques that bring about award-winning work. The participants will be IFTA Nominees and IFTA Winners and represent Excellence in their fields. Ireland has a wealth of screen talent in front and behind the camera, as demonstrated by the incredible talent submitted for IFTA 2020. Through these structured discussion panel events, the Academy will share the experience and practical techniques of Ireland’s best filmmakers to help develop and nurture emerging Irish Screen Talent.

You are invited to join us online for the following events.

AWARD-WINNING CINEMATOGRAPHY

11AM TUESDAY, AUGUST 25TH – LINK HERE TO REGISTER

This event will interrogate the process of 4 of Ireland’s leading Cinematographers that have worked in Ireland and abroad, with leading international film directors, in creating the look of a feature film/TV Drama across a number of specific training areas. The cinematographers on the panel will have demonstrated excellence in camerawork, composition and understanding of framing and exposure. Skills they share will include:

  • Collaboration process – Designing a visual style with the Director
  • Lighting and camera techniques for specific narrative projects
  • Camera and lens decisions and technology
  • 3 Key points to achieving Success.

Panellists will be announced shortly

This will be an online Zoom Event – You will be sent the Zoom Access Link by email

Visit the Skills in Focus: Award-winning CINEMATOGRAPHY event page

MAKING AN AWARD-WINNING FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 

2PM, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH – LINK HERE TO REGISTER

This event will interrogate the process of 4 of Ireland’s leading Cinematographers that have worked in Ireland and abroad, with leading international film directors, in creating the look of a feature film/TV Drama across a number of specific training areas. The cinematographers on the panel will have demonstrated excellence in camerawork, composition and understanding of framing and exposure. Skills they share will include:

  • Choosing the right project for the right Audience
  • Researching & fact checking & Archive footage.
  • Importance of Script – Finding the narrative in the facts
  • Pros & Cons of Drama Doc & Re-enactment segments
  • Editing, Music & Tone
  • 3 Key points to achieving Success.

Panellists will be announced shortly
This will be an online Zoom Event – You will be sent the Zoom Access Link by email

Visit the Skills in Focus: Making an Award-winning Documentary event page

FIRST-TIME FEATURE DIRECTING

2PM, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD – LINK HERE TO REGISTER

This event will focus on sharing the skills and expertise developed by 4 Directors whose first film has, not only demonstrated exceptional skill and filmmaking talent on the part of the director, but also has shown the necessary techniques and methodology in transitioning successfully from short film to feature film. These skills and methodologies will be outlined in detail by our panellists for attendees to aid in their training. These include:

    • Planning your First Feature (Prep, funding, shooting schedule, key talent)
    • Transitioning your Skills from Short Film Making to Feature Film.
    • Problem-solving the challenges that arise.

3 Key points to achieving Success.

Panellists will be announced shortly
This will be an online Zoom Event – You will be sent the Zoom Access Link by email

Visit the Skills in Focus: First-Time Feature Directing event page