ScreenWorks has a few places remaining for next week’s work experience opportunity – Music Composition with Mark Gordon from Score Draw Music (http://www.scoredrawmusic.com/)
This would be of great interest to music students and any media/MIA students who want to learn more about this aspect of filmmaking. It will be highly practical and introduce participants to industry standard software and various aspects of sound recording, including Cubase.
The programme will take place from Monday 3rd – Friday 7th October (10am-4pm each day) in our offices in Belfast. It is aimed at ages 14-19 and travel bursaries are available for those travelling from outside Belfast.
More information about Mark is below, and as you’ll see, it promises to be a very rewarding experience for students. After all, it’s not every day your students get the chance to do work experience with someone who’s worked with Dolly Parton!
Mark Gordon started Score Draw Music in 2004 after a career as a musician that included recording 4 Peel Sessions, playing live shows in the USA, Russia and Japan, and having tracks he had co-written placed on shows such as Malcolm in the Middle and Sesame Street.
His composition work in Score Draw Music has included co-writing music for Dolly Parton to sing in a children’s animation series, a co-write in the 2018 Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water, and ongoing work across film, television and animation- as well as running the company on a day to day basis.
Outside of the company Mark is a member of the Ivors Academy Media Committee Board, dealing with ongoing issues for media composers around copyright, skills and opportunities. He also sits on the Future Screens NI Board, delivering expert technical skills, opportunity and growth across film and broadcast, animation, games and immersive technologies and industries in Northern Ireland. Mark also programmes Output Belfast - Ireland’s largest music conference.
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ScreenWorks, Northern Ireland Screen and Into Film’s work experience programme, is now open for applications for the 2022/23 school year.
This year we’ll be kicking off with 5 of our most popular programmes in October. These include, Music Composition for Screen, Editing, Location Management, Story Development and Hair, Wigs & Make-Up.
We’ll be adding more programmes and opportunities over the coming weeks and we’re going to be providing opportunities to learn about areas we’ve never explored before, such as Production Management, the Grip Department and Assistant Directing.
As always, all ScreenWorks programmes are entirely FREE and aimed at ages 14-19. Please note too our Travel Bursary remains, so all participants can have their public transport costs to and from their programmes reimbursed.
For application forms and full programme information, please visit www.intofilm.org/screenworks
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This blended course is open to young people aged 16-19 and will take place from the end of September to December, film production will take place in October over Halloween break. Thursday evenings and occasional Saturdays is the time commitment.
Closing Date for applications is Monday 12th September but if you need a little more time contact the Nerve Centre directly, asap.
The BFI Film Academy helps to train and inspire the next generation of filmmakers, supporting young people aged 16 to 19 to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film. No experience is required which means that this course is open to MIA, Art, Drama or any other student interested in learning about the film and television industry as long as they are between the ages of 16-19 on the first day of the course.
Run Times: Nerve Centre, Derry-Londonderry
Online via Zoom: Thursdays | 4.30pm-8.30pm
In venue (occasional): Saturdays | 10.30am-4.30pm
Please speak with Mrs O Gallagher (Art 2) if you need any additional information.