Upcoming Courses & Events

Creative Thinking Techniques 13.05.2021

The aim of this workshop is to give you a creativity toolkit to help you think laterally, generate and develop your ideas. Workshop content: Try out creative thinking techniques – simple but profoundly effective methods including random triggers, metaphors and creative swiping. Think like Disney – three different perspectives to give you a process that

Vectorworks: Advanced Level 13.05.2021

The working landscape has been changed dramatically by the Covid-19 pandemic. This change has offered Vectorworks the opportunity to accelerate their plans to offer an online, flexible training solution. Vectorworks have kindly offered to run four free online, tutor led, training sessions for Irish crew registered on the Screen Skills Ireland database in 2021. Each session will

Europe Episodic – 3 Day Online Lab 12.05.2021

Joan Scheckel, creator of The Technique™, Consulting Producer (S1-S3) on Transparent, and Producer on I Love Dick, introduces the comprehensive Lab: Episodic. Learn the secrets to creating masterful Episodic structures using The Technique™ behind the success of Emmy Award Winning Transparent, Unorthodox, Emmy Award Nominee Dead To Me, Peabody Award Winning UnREAL, I Love Dick

Master Your Mindset as a Freelancer 12.05.2021

This course is presented in partnership with Screen Skillnet. Success in freelancing means a lot more than simply being great at the work you do; equally important to your career is adopting the right mindset. Learn how to master your mindset as a freelancer in this practical, hands-on workshop with Kate O’Dwyer, Mindset and Visibility

Leading Healthy Teams: An Introduction on Psychology Safety 06.05.2021

This course, delivered in partnership with Screen Skillnet, is the last of a series of courses run dealing with stress and mental health issues in the screen sector. The management of mental health on a production has become even more difficult due the Covid-19 pandemic. This session supports leaders and managers within the screen sector

Excel for the Screen Sector 04.05.2021

These courses, funded in partnership with Screen Skillnet,  will aid the user get a better understanding of the capabilities of excel. It is a practical hands-on course. Course content Review of basic formulas Copying formulas Format Painter Conditional formatting Charts Fixing cells Basic If statements Average/Max/Min/Sum Multiple sheets Multiple Files Database feature- Filtering, Subtotalling, Basic 

Remote Editing – A Look Back To The Future 26.04.2021

This session, delivered in partnership with Screen Skillnet, is a follow on to the sessions we ran at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Working Remotely as an Editor, in April 2020 to help editors move to remote editing. The session will consist of an introduction by Derek Holland, an experienced remote editor and the

Stress and Mental Health Risk Assessment for Film and TV Production 22.04.2021

This course, delivered in partnership with Screen Skillnet, is part of a series of courses being run dealing with stress and mental health issues in the screen sector. The course supports leaders and managers within the screen sector to meet the legal duty of care of their reports in terms of stress and mental health. 

Inclusive Casting for TV Non-Fiction 15.04.2021

Mel Walden has 20 years’ TV production experience working across most genres and with specialist experience in factual entertainment. Mel will deliver an interactive virtual class focused on inclusive casting for TV non-fiction. Areas covered include: Introduction Why is inclusive casting important? Creating an effective strategy Tips to feel more confident Use of language Where

Casting TV Non-Fiction for Senior Teams 14.04.2021

Mel Walden has 20 years’ TV production experience working across most genres, and with specialist experience in factual entertainment. She has worked up to Series Producer level before specialising in casting. Mel will deliver an interactive virtual class to senior casting teams which will look at the tools required to formulate a successful strategy and