ScreenWorks

ScreenWorks main image - January 2019
ScreenWorks main image - January 2019

ScreenWorks, supported by NI Screen and delivered by Into Film, is an exciting new scheme to help young people in Northern Ireland aged 16-19 to explore screen crafts through a range of unique work experiences.

Young people are invited to apply for a ScreenWorks experience, where each participant will learn about a craft or technical role in the Northern Ireland film industry on a 3-5 day work experience placement.

Placements take place throughout the year, and will include:

  • Prosthetics
  • Wigs and hair
  • Make-up
  • Costume
  • Visual and special effects
  • Animation
  • Concept art
  • Set construction and props
  • Sound
  • Coding and interactive media
  • Production accountancy
  • Media law

By taking part in the initiative, participants will develop teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills and gain an increased awareness of craft and technical roles within the world of film and associated industries.

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

Available ScreenWorks Experiences To Be Announed in Late August 2019

Previous ScreenWorks Experiences

ScreenWorks: Character Props

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Character Props (with Andrew McIntyre and Denis Rush of Temple Props)
  • Date: 10 - 15 June 2019
  • Location: Mallusk - please note, transport will be provided to and from the venue from Belfast City Centre

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Creating your own character prop from scratch
  • Character face design
  • Sculpting and modelling
  • Mould making
  • Casting and painting

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: Art For Games (for ages 14-16)

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Art for Games (with Outsider Games)
  • Date: 11 - 13 June 2019
  • Location: Belfast

From character concepts to storyboarding and final game artwork, the 3 day experience gave participants a chance to work on all aspects of creating hand-drawn artwork for video-games production.

Key Features

  • An introduction to art careers in the games industry
  • Core principals of character and environment design
  • Storyboarding gameplay and cut scenes
  • Creating and importing final artwork
  • Portfolio tips and guide to finding an art job in the games industry and beyond.

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

Please Note: This ScreenWorks experience is for ages 14-16

ScreenWorks: The Camera Department

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: The Camera Department (with Roger Fitzpatrick of Acorn)
  • Date: 24-28 June 2019
  • Location: Belfast 

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Exploring the various roles that exist in the camera department, including D.I.T. and Video Playback
  • Set etiquette and health and safety
  • How to use the camera (including shutter speed, codecs and white balance)
  • How to prepare and care for a camera kit
  • Audio and microphones
  • Lighting basics 

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: Make-Up

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Make-Up (with The Make-Up Dept)
  • Date: 28 January - 1 February 2019
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Set etiquette
  • Script breakdown
  • Period makeup and hair
  • Special effects and prosthetics
  • Continuity and progression

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: Prosthetics

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Prosthetics (with Clare Ramsey)
  • Date: 6 - 8 February 2019
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Introduction to casualty effects (bruising, wounds, burns)
  • How to make your own prosthetic gelatine and blood
  • Moulding and casting
  • Creating characters
  • The importance of a portfolio

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: The Art Department

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: The Art Department (with Nigel Pollock)
  • Date: 11 - 15 February 2019
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • The breakdown of different roles in the art department
  • Research and period referencing
  • The importance of colour
  • Breaking down a script
  • Creating a graphic print

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: Wigs, Hair & Make-Up

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Wigs, Hair & Make-Up (with Patricia Strong Academy)
  • Date: 11 - 15 February 2019
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Etiquette & code of conduct on set and location
  • Health & safety
  • Chain of command
  • Practical demonstrations of film hair, wigs & make-up
  • How to present a CV to a production company

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: Concept Art

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Concept Art (with Games NI)
  • Date: 25 February - 1 March 2019
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Scene and character concept
  • Storyboarding
  • Asset production and technical artistry
  • Animation
  • Bringing the scene together

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: Costume

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Costume (with Lisa Lavery)
  • Date: 25 February - 1 March 2019
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Designing a costume
  • The psychology of clothing
  • Analysing and interpreting a script
  • How to break into Costume Design
  • Costume research

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: VFX

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: VFX (with Doublejump Studios)
  • Date: 6 - 8 March
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Introduction to software
  • Creating work to a brief
  • Producing a short VFX-based animation

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: Game Design

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: VFX (with Enter Yes)
  • Date: 11 - 15 March
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Designing and building your own game
  • Game and story conception
  • Artwork for gaming
  • Coding for gaming
  • How to deliver completed games

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: Animation

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Animation (with Dog Ears)
  • Date: 20 - 22 March 2019
  • Location: Derry / Londonderry

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Overview of animation in Ireland
  • Storytelling for animation
  • Explaining the Production Workflow
  • Character Design
  • Introduction to software

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: Props & Set Design

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Props & Set Design (with Shane Bunting)
  • Date: 20 - 22 March 2019
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • The day to day running of the Props Department
  • Breakdown of scripts and budgeting
  • Basic prop making skills
  • Simple set construction and finishing
  • How to dress a set

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org

ScreenWorks: Film, Television & VR

  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Film, Television and VR (with Queen's University Belfast)
  • Date: 9th - 11th April 2019
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme included;

  • Film-making fiction
  • Television programme making
  • Cinematic virtual reality

For more information and to apply, please email: screenworks@intofilm.org