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.

Available Programmes

ScreenWorks

Story Development

with Amanda Verlaque
  • Placement Details: Screenworks: Story Development (with Amanda Verlaque)
  • Dates: 4 - 6 October 2021
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme will include:

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

ScreenWorks Editing

Editing

with Brian Philip Davis
  • Placement Details: Screenworks: Editing (with Brian Philip Davis)
  • Dates: 12 - 14 October 2021
  • 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 

ScreenWorks

Music Composition

with Mark Gordon from Score Draw Music
  • Placement Details: Screenworks: Music Composition (with Mark Gordon from Score Draw Music)
  • Dates: 18 - 20 October 2021
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme will include:

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

ScreenWorks - Costume Design

Costume Design

with Susan Scott
  • Placement Details: Screenworks: Costume Design (with Susan Scott)
  • Dates: 25 - 27 October 2021
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme will include:

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

ScreenWorks Hair & Make-up

Hair, Wigs & Make-up

with Patricia Strong
  • Placement Details: Screenworks: Hair, Wigs & Make-up (with Patricia Strong)
  • Dates: 26 - 28 October 2021
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme will include:

  • Etiquette & code of conduct on set and location
  • Health and safety
  • Chain of command
  • Practical demonstrations of film hair, wigs & make-up 

ScreenWorks

Location Management

with Adam Wilkinson
  • Placement Details: Screenworks: Location Management (with Adam Wilkinson)
  • Dates: 1 - 3 November 2021
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme will include:

  • Scouting for locations
  • Production planning
  • Health & Safety
  • Logistics of filming 

ScreenWorks Art for Games

Art for Film & Games

with Outsider Games
  • Placement Details: Screenworks: Art for Film & Games (with Outsider Games)
  • Dates: 15 - 17 November 2021
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme will include:

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

ScreenWorks (VFX)

Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

with DoubleJump Studios
  • Placement Details: Screenworks: Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (with DoubleJump Studios)
  • Dates: 22 - 24 November 2021
  • Location: Derry/Londonderry

This ScreenWorks programme will include:

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

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Prosthetic Make-Up

with Clare Ramsey
  • Placement Details: Screenworks: Prosthetic Make-Up (with Clare Ramsey)
  • Dates: 22 - 24 November 2021
  • Location: Belfast

This ScreenWorks programme will include:

  • 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

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

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Screen Works 21-22 Application Form

ScreenWorks 2021/22 Application Form

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