Tuesday, February 22, 2011

First Cut! 2011 Workshops Up and Running

Cork Film Centre's busy teams of tutors are already deep into this year's round of film workshops, having already brought the fun of filmmaking to young people in Pobalscoil na Trionoide in Youghal, St Peter's Community School in Passage West, St. Colman's Community College in Midleton and Inch Foroige. With workshops in Killeagh, Ballincollig, Cobh and Glanmire to follow over the next few days, and more scheduled for next month, First Cut! is full steam ahead!

And that's not all! First Cut! is delighted to offer a series of Two-Day Film Workshops as a follow-up for young filmmakers who have already completed our one-day film workshops. These will take participants further into the filmmaking process, expanding on what the one-day workshops have covered and upgrading skills. It will also include a full day devoted to the shooting of a short film, giving participants the opportunity to experience the filmmaking process in more depth.

These workshops will take place in five centres around South and East Cork, with the young filmmakers involved attending the one happening nearest to them.

The first day will include hands-on workshops in using equipment and in film theory. It will also include the preparation of the story for the short film. The second day will be all action, getting the film shot. The finished film will be screened at the First Cut! Youth Film Festival in October.

First Cut is also offering one-day Animation Workshops with experienced animator Jane Lee. In these fully hands-on workshops participants learn to animate using a range of techniques - from plasticene model animation, clay-mation and even acting to camera using live action filming techniques. These will take place in Cork City at Cork Film Centre.

For examples of both animations coming out of Jane’s previous workshops and Jane’s own work, visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/janepaperplane#p/u

For more information, please contact: firstcutfilm@gmail.com