Movie-making skills can start in school
Irish school students will learn film-making and other digital skills as part of a new transition year programme.
Developed by the Institute of Art Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire, Digital Creator is bringing film-making techniques into the classroom.
The full transition year course takes 96 hours to complete. Students are taught how to create and edit their own films including sound tracks and special effects.
The director of Digital Creator, Ciaran McCormack, says: "The students can learn about the language used in film production, from finding out about camera movements and positions to the different colours and effects that can be added.
"The students are making all kinds of films, including music videos and documentaries.
"This is not just aimed at people who wish to work in film. The students can learn just as much from the team work involved in making a film as the technical skills.''
The course is not just concerned with film, but encompasses other skills such as podcasting and photography.
For more information: Digitalcreator.ie