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15-01-2006, 21:35   #46
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Thanks, that helps. Might try it out next time it's on so.
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01-11-2006, 21:55   #47
 
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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.
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well im doing interactive multimedia in the IT in tralee but ive heard the fas course is alot more hands on and that you learn more, now whats the point in a 4 year degree course when you can learn more below in fas? plus you get paid in fas too!! im so jealous!! but yea im learning dreamweaver, flash, director, photoshop, illustrator, final cut pro, SQL and lots more which is a pain in the backside when all i wanna do is FILM!!
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I did Film In Ballyfermot 99-01. I know there have been upgrades to the TV facilities, details on specs I don't have. I can tell you that the HND (Higher National Diploma) offered in BCFE are generally 2 years (Film anyway) The same qualification takes 3 years at DLIADT with the option of a 4 year degree programme if that blows your skirt up? The great thing about BCFE is the hands on approach to everything. You NEVER use video on the Film course, so you're up to your neck in it from the outset.(This is good) If you want to get practical training in the areas of camera & lighting, sound recording, script-writing & editing for FILM, this is the course for you. There are a few clangers in there like Film History and French. (Didn't bother me but these are not hands on modules) The 78a can be an interesting bus ride too. A few overheard conversations that may be script-worthy!
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hi there. quite hyped about finding this thread. ill sort out the Q/A's first:

Duration you'd be interested in doing the course for?

dont mind, id educate myself forever, though I've just completed an hon degree course in graphic design/multimedia and and am weary of being broke. 2 years is cool though.

Your current skill level? (software used etc)

final cut pro. ive made two video projects this year with this software, which I adore. im a fairly fluent upstart, if there is such a thing... ive seen adobe premiere and media 100, and they both look quite similar

What you hope to get out of your chosen course -

video editing. id like to get a job as a video editor.

How much are you willing to spend?

preferably nothing. this wonderful country allows us to do that, so if i can I'll go state funded.


so thats me. forgetting modesty for a sec i reckon ive got a knack for video editing, and I'd lap any advice you could offer.

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23-07-2008, 02:24   #51
 
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What are the realistic job prospects?
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i just did teh tv corse in bcfe.. i went stight onto concert sites and events.. then at the end of the summer work dried up so im now running one of the irish tv channels.. at the moment with job losses and productions being cut its harder to get a job.. but once your in and your good at your job word will go around.. i know some people who did nothing on our corse and went into the world of tv thinking they were great are still on the dole 10 months on.. its a industry with work hours of 8am to 10pm 7 days a week.. expect long hours strange days of working.. most shoots are on weekends so if you like your weekends forget it.. it can be rewarding tho seeing your work on TV..
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By running a tv station, do you mean MD? CEO? just interested how you could have just finished college and be in charge of an Irish tv station when there is so few.

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i just did teh tv corse in bcfe.. i went stight onto concert sites and events.. then at the end of the summer work dried up so im now running one of the irish tv channels.. at the moment with job losses and productions being cut its harder to get a job.. but once your in and your good at your job word will go around.. i know some people who did nothing on our corse and went into the world of tv thinking they were great are still on the dole 10 months on.. its a industry with work hours of 8am to 10pm 7 days a week.. expect long hours strange days of working.. most shoots are on weekends so if you like your weekends forget it.. it can be rewarding tho seeing your work on TV..
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By running a tv station, do you mean MD? CEO? just interested how you could have just finished college and be in charge of an Irish tv station when there is so few.
Sorry i ment the transmission side of it...
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26-05-2009, 01:15   #55
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Do you know if there's any courses fas might running like this in galway, i did a two year course with the v.e.c. on TV and video production, not sure if that would affect my chances of getting on to another media course though. A little of topic here, but has anyone seen 'the twilight hour' by Jason figgis? been trying to track it down i think he was meant to release it on to u-tube.

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15-06-2009, 05:23   #56
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They have some priceless courses in FAS, Check it out
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19-06-2009, 18:16   #57
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I guess I should put my query here. I'm interested in the area of putting video pacakges together (guess that would be classed as video editing?) and I'm curious if anyone can recommend some courses to check out?

As regards to the questions in the OP...

Duration you'd be interested in doing the course for?

Possibly 2 years although I'd also be quite interested in doing a night course or maybe a 1 year postgrad course.

Your current skill level? (software used etc)

I only use Windows Movie Maker which is a pain in the arse but I feel I have done good stuff with it. Hoping to advance my knowledge of video editing.

What you hope to get out of your chosen course -

I'm not sure what I want to do long-term but I enjoy the area and could possibly see myself doing it as a career. I want to do it as a course to see if its right for me.

How much are you willing to spend?

Don't want to spend thousands. Not sure if grants would help me in this area.

Anyone got any ideas on courses that would suit my situation? I found this one on the BCFE:

http://bcfe.comedio.org/bcfe/courseinfo.php?course=27

Anyone know much about this? Apologies for the twenty questions...
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Applied for a course in Tralee, got turned down, despite showing them a film made with massive attack, still working in this area, willard grant conspiracy, sparklehorse, seems tralee do not want people with talent, was quite pissed off as I have a studio that is way more up to date than their one and have clients that are looking for original work.

methinks that if you have real ideas about film-making then stay a mile away from the likes of tralee as they produce editors for the processed TV A Ceathair that is short lived and doomed to fail.
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I did the tv production course in FAS Tralee. It was the best career decision I ever made. The course and teacher are great, its all very hands on learning. It can be tough to get a position as only a small group are chosen each year from the whole country. There is an interview involved so any experience even if its with your mates or schools camcorder is a benefit. Since completing the year I have been working full time in TV and at least six of the people I work with also came from FAS Tralee. It is worth going for.
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14-09-2009, 02:24   #60
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Is there a similar course being offered by Fás in Ennis at the mo? I've tried searching it on the web but haven't come up with anything.

Helpfulness, please, not snottiness.
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