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30-12-2010, 22:25   #76
 
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Hi Jim sorry about this but could you tell me how to make a forum like you did? i Can't work this at all!
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29-01-2011, 00:32   #77
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just back to the fas course
there are digital media, film and video production and audio production courses running out of the Tralee fas Training center the I did the digital media course year before last it involved flash, director, premiere, Digital Video Digital photography and was quiet good we would socialise with the digital video crowd . and were given tour of their facilities pretty impressive for a course that you don't have to pay for. 6 production kits (for 18 people) full TV studio kit and video production lab. and some other stuff we weren't alloed see. course runs for nearly 12 months and they organise work experience for you. some of the people I know in that are back in tralee and have started a production company one was working in tnag another was in film so they seem to be doing alright.

the audio production is run out of a recording studio near ballyheigue just north of Tralee.

you get a fas training allowance and rent allowance and access to a subsidised canteen. definitely it was one great year. one of the guys on my course was staying in student apartments and with rent allowance it was costing him 30 euro per week he got internet access and heat with that afaik you won't go crazy on that money but its not means tested so it beats a kick in the head. there is alot of accomodation in tralee so you might get cheaper somewhere else.

Wow, that sounds great! I was thinking about applying for this, but the distance thing is kind of putting me off... what kind of people were on the course with you? Were they college graduates mostly or was it a wide range of ages and backgrounds? Did you need a showreel to get in? And at what point in the year do you get put in a work placement?

Sorry, a lot of questions I know, but I'm just trying to make the right decision!
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23-04-2011, 02:45   #78
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FAS Tralee Interactive Media Course

Hi
I've been offered a palace on the FAS Tralee Interactive Media course, just wondering has anyone finished it recently and what did you think of it?
Did you get a job after?
What age group where the people that did the course? all just 20 somethings or any older people?
and whats Tralee like to live in?
It would be a big commitment and huge change for me away from all my friends so I'm just wondering is it worth the move?
What was the course like? and if ye were happy doing the course and spending a whole year in Tralee. ( I don't drive, so it's a bit of a handicapp )

Any advice welcome please TAA
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17-08-2012, 00:53   #80
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and whats Tralee like to live in?
It would be a big commitment and huge change for me away from all my friends so I'm just wondering is it worth the move?
( I don't drive, so it's a bit of a handicapp )

Any advice welcome please TAA
I went to college in IT Tralee for one year over 2000/2001 so my advice might be dated but I found it cheap, cheerful, and a good arts scene there for what I was into (djing/campus radio at the IT). Good fun to go out there notwithstanding the odd rough and tumble with the locals. I made great friends and there was a general good vibe.

I was 20 at the time so I don't know what it would be like for someone more mature.

Well connected with public transport to the rest of the country too, and small enough to walk anywhere around the town and "suburbs".
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08-05-2013, 23:02   #81
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Hey,
I finished up the Tv and Video Production course in Tralee last October. I couldn't say better things about it really. I learned more in 1 year than I would have learned in 5 years on my own. I met an amazing group of people and we all became really close since we were working long hours together. It's practical, you get to go on some seriously fun adventures, you create a 30 minute live show and you gather loads of footage for your showreel.
As for moving to Tralee, yeah I didn't know what to expect either, but I love the beach so I found a caravan park about 20 minutes outside of town and moved in there for the year. It was bliss! An unforgettable year.
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