Screen Training Ireland is the national training and development resource specifically created for Ireland’s film and television industry...., Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The The Irish Film Board (IFB) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise... More and Animation Skillnet have announces the launch of the inaugural VFX and Animation Traineeship Programme for the Irish Animation and VFX sectors.
The launch will take place in Dublin on the 11th of May and will include a key note address from Dreamworks Animation Director and Writer Dean Deblois (How To Train Your Dragon; How To Train Your Dragon 2).
The launch will also include presentations from top Irish Animation and VFX Studios including Cartoon Saloon, Brown Bag Films, JAM Media, Boulder Media is an Irish animation company based in Dublin. The company was established in 2000 and since then has grown to become one of Ireland’s largest animation studios. Boulder... More and Screen Scene VFX.
The Traineeship Programme will run over a 12 month period targeted at developing skills and talent in the Irish VFX and animation sector. The programme will involve a mix of on-the-job training/mentoring as well as additional specialist training/mentoring delivered through Animation Skillnet and Screen Training Ireland is the national training and development resource specifically created for Ireland’s film and television industry..... The participating trainees will receive tailored training along different priority pathways to include 2D Animation, 3D Animation, VFX CG, VFX Compositing, Pipeline/Technology, and Production Management.
[quote title=”Teresa McGrane – Deputy CEO of the Irish Film Board”]Animation and VFX represent a real opportunity for job creation across multiple technological and creative disciplines. This traineeship provides a flexible and innovative skills development model for these dynamic and expanding sectors.[/quote]
[quote title=”Gareth Lee – Network Manager at Animation Skillnet”]It’s great to finally see the launch of this new traineeship programme. I have no doubt that over time the programme will go a long way towards addressing any skills gaps that exist in the animation and VFX sectors in Ireland.[/quote]
The participating studios and trainees are:
Boulder Media is an Irish animation company based in Dublin. The company was established in 2000 and since then has grown to become one of Ireland’s largest animation studios. Boulder... More
Trainee: Alan Tighe
Brown Bag Films
Trainee: Ken Chambers
Trainee: Sonia Naqvi
Trainee: Sean Quill
Trainee: Marianna Farris
Trainee: Katie O’Meara
Trainee: Cathryn Gamble
Trainee: Niall Byrne
Trainee: Mark Shaw
Screen Scene VFX
Trainee: Sammy Khalid
Multi-Emmy Award-winning Telegael is one of Ireland’s leading film, television and animation studios which produces live action and animation content for the global market. Based in An Spidéal, Galway, the... More/Studio Beochán
Trainee: Leigh O’Brien
Windmill Lane is world renowned for its recording studio, music video production & commercials, VFX work and audio for Film, TV and Animation.... VFX
Trainee: Daryl McMahon
It is anticipated that the scheme will be extended to a larger number of studios and trainees in 2016.