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  Peter Clifford
To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.

I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.
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Kinsale College of Further Education

Kinsale College of Further Education

TV and Film


Course Code:  ETFPX
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one year course is taught using a range of digital video cameras and Apple Mac computers. Students are taught a range of skills including scripting, storyboarding, camera skills and editing skills etc.

There is one group project in the whole course. Outside of this, students work on individual projects in which they are encouraged to produce videos on topics of interest to themselves, provided it fits within the given brief. The majority of this course is practical rather than theory based, which allows students to produce varied and substantial portfolios.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Film Production 5N0637
Television and Film Editing 5N0540
Cinematography Camera Operations 5N1590
Cinematography Lighting Skills 5N5047
Scriptwriting 5N18476
Communications 5N0690
Work Practice 5N1356

 

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