ScreenWorks

ScreenWorks

ScreenWorks, funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen and delivered by Into Film, is an exciting scheme to help young people in Northern Ireland aged 14-19 learn more about careers in the screen industries through hands-on work experience opportunities.

Placements with ScreenWorks offer young people unparalleled access to industry professionals on 3-5 day work placement across all five screen sectors - Film, Television, Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects.

Programmes take place throughout the academic year, and will include:

  • Costume Design
  • Production Design
  • Storyboarding & Concept Art
  • Prosthetics
  • Make-Up
  • Visual and special effects
  • Production Accountancy
  • Animation
  • Game Design
  • Camera Operating
  • and much more!

Young people can apply to their preferred placement by completing an application form and emailing it to screenworks@intofilm.org. Participants are encouraged to apply directly, rather than through a teacher or parent. 

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants will be notified of the status of their application. For any queries, please contact the ScreenWorks Delivery Coordinator on 07936 361786. Note: Northern Ireland Screen can not advise on the status of applications. 

All ScreenWorks programmes are free, and a travel bursary is available to assist young people in travelling from different cities and towns.

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ScreenWorks - Prosthetics

with Clare Ramsey
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Prosthetics (with Clare Ramsey)
  • Date: 27 - 29 September
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • 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
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ScreenWorks - Music Composition

with Score Draw Music
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Music Composition (with Score Draw Music)
  • Date: 3 - 7 October
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • An introduction into composing for media
  • An introduction to sound design for media
  • Experience creating a new bespoke musiccue for a project in film and a project in animation
  • Experience creating and editing sounddesign for a piece of animation
  • An introduction to editing audio files
ScreenWorks Editing

ScreenWorks - Editing

with Brian Philip Davis
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks:Editing (with Brian Philip Davis)
  • Date: 11 - 13 October
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme will include

  • What is an editor?
  • Organizing of film footage
  • Working with scripts
  • Sound & music
  • Grading and preparing for exhibition
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ScreenWorks - Story Development

with Amanda Verlaque
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Story Development (with Amanda Verlaque)
  • Date: 18 - 21 October
  • Location: Newry

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Generating story ideas
  • Choosing the style/format
  • 3 Act and 5 Act structures
  • Mapping out the idea
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ScreenWorks - Location Management

with Adam Wilkinson
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Location Management (with Adam Wilkinson)
  • Date: 24 - 26 October
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme will include:

  • Scouting for locations
  • Production planning
  • Health & Safety
  • Logistics of filming
  • Movement orders
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ScreenWorks - Hair, Wigs & Make-Up

with Patricia Strong
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Hair, Wigs & Make-Up (with Patricia Strong Academy)
  • Date: 1 - 4 November
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

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

with Clare Ramsey
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Prosthetics (with Clare Ramsey)
  • Date: 8 - 10 November
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • 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
ScreenWorks (VFX)

ScreenWorks - Visual Effects for Film & TV

with Enter Yes
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Visual Effects for Film & TV (with Enter Yes)
  • Date: 14 - 18 November
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Introduction to software
  • Explaining the production workflow
  • Creating work to a brief
  • Working on VFX shots
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ScreenWorks - Art for Games & Film

with Outsider Games
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Art for Games & Film (with Outsider Games)
  • Date: 22 - 24 November
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Scene and character concept
  • Storyboarding
  • Asset production and technical artistry
  • Animation
  • Bringing the scene together
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ScreenWorks - Creating Online Content

with Callum Janes from WatchMojo
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Creating Online Content (with Callum Janes from WatchMojo)
  • Date: 29 November - 1 December
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Becoming a Content Creator / Building Your Influence
  • In-Depth Content Research, Idea Generation, and Breakdowns
  • Hands-On Video / Content Production
  • Video Editing for Online Platforms (TikTok, Youtube, Facebook, etc.)
  • Monetizing Your New Content Skills / Turning Views into Profit
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ScreenWorks - Prop Costume

with Enda Kenny
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Prop Costume (with Enda Kenny)
  • Date: 5 - 8 December
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Creating a wearable piece of prop costume
  • Practice fabrication techniques and paint methods 
  • Measure, cut and mould fabrics
  • Age and breakdown costume to create a lived-in effect
ScreenWorks - Game Design

ScreenWorks - Game Design

with Kippie
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Game Design (with Kippie)
  • Date: 5 - 7 December
  • Location: Derry / Londonderry

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Introduction to GameMaker by Yoyo games
  • Learn how to design, make graphics for and create your own 2D game
  • Hands on learning
  • No pressure environment
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ScreenWorks - Narrative for Games

with HoloMoon Games
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: Narrative for Games with (with HoloMoon Games)
  • Date: 17 - 19 January 
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Narrative formats and structures in games
  • Different types of writing present in games (Barks, Dialogue, World Building, Tutorials)
  • Games writing as a collaboration
  • The various tools and software used for creating and managing game narratives
  • The creation of a short interactive fiction piece
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ScreenWorks - The Writer's Room

with Stuart Drennan
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: The Writer's Room with (with Stuart Drennan)
  • Date: 24 - 26 January 
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Learning how tocreate compelling concepts for film and television
  • Buildingproactive and 3D heroes and villains
  • Working as aWriter's Room to plot out a television series together
  • Writing scenes(dialogue, subtext, action)
ScreenWorks (VFX)

ScreenWorks - Faking Reality: An introduction to 3D content creation in films, games and animation

with Aura Digital
  • Placement Details: ScreenWorks: 3D Content Creation with (with Aura Digital)
  • Date: 31 January - 2 February 
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme includes;

  • Introduction to 3D modelling
  • Introduction to 3D animation
  • Real-time rendering and optimisation
  • ICVFX (In Camera Visual Effects) for Virtual Production and its application and use cases, in association with the Ulster Screen Academy at Ulster University.
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ScreenWorks Application Form

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In addition to our in-person programmes, you can learn about different screen careers with  ScreenWorks Online! Click here to find out more.