Drafting for Film & Television - Monday, May 13th, 2019

Drafting for Film & Television


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Tutors: Anna Rackard, Production Designer

Date: Monday, May 13th, 2019

Duration: 5 days

Venue: Troy Studios, Limerick

Cost: €400

Course Profile:

Screen Skills Ireland in partnership with Screen Skillnet and in collaboration with Troy Studios are seeking participants for a Beginner/Intermediate Drafting Course.

All coursework is done in pencil. This course will focus on drawing a studio set.

The course will cover the following:

DAY 1

  • An introduction to the principles of scale and dimensioning.

  • An introduction to the use of drafting equipment.

  • The basics of surveying.

  • Practical exercise in surveying

  • Setting up a drawing, choosing a scale and drawing up a survey plan.

DAY 2

  • Short exercise on the principles of drafting geometry

  • Discussion on line weight, & using texture to indicate set finishes.

  • Setting up new drawing, choosing a scale and starting plans/elevations of a new set.

  • Short slideshow using an example of a set to demonstrates how the design process works from preliminary concepts, choosing a location, creating construction drawings and building the final set.

DAYS 3 – 5

  • Students new to drafting continue with another survey exercise.

  • Intermediate students begin drawing up of a set to either a location build or a simple studio set.

  • Carry on with drawing up of set or survey over the 3 days

  • Overview of drawing presentation, dimensioning, style, texturing, titles and lettering etc.

  • Introduction to doors and windows and other important details.

  • Practical experience of measuring a door or window.

  • Introduction to mouldings & using a moulding chart.

  • Introduction to use/need for backing flats, painted backing/translights.

  • Review of drawings, Q&A based on participants’ questions.

Anna Rackard, Production Designer

Anna Rackard is a production designer who has designed numerous feature films and TV dramas including: Greta,  Love & Friendship, Stella Days and Ondine. She has been awarded two IFTAs, for Stella Days and Ondine. She has also art directed on films such as Haywire, King Arthur, Ella Enchanted and The Butcher Boy, She has been a draftsperson on numerous productions, learning from designers such as Norman Garwood, Tony Pratt and Brian Ackland Snow. Having completed 3 years of architecture before completing her design degree at Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design, her architectural skills became a fundamental asset when it came to designing for film. She has been teaching drafting with Screen Training Ireland and Galway Film Centre since 2004.

Participant Profile:

This programme is aimed at trainees, trainee drafts people and assistant art directors who have a basic knowledge of drafting, but limited practical experience and wish to bring their drafting skills to a more advanced level.  This includes participants who have already completed the Foundation Drafting Course and others who have basic drafting and/or surveying skills.

All coursework is done in pencil. This course will focus on surveying and drawing a studio set.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at www.screenskillsireland.ie by 12 noon on Friday 26th April, 2019. For further information, please email fran.keaveney@screenskillsireland.ie.

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The Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers presents the "Projections" Conference in the Peacock Theatre, Dublin on Thurs. 16 Nov.'17

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Exploring the futures of design for stage and screen

A one-day conference at The Peacock Theatre
26/27 Abbey Street Lower Dublin 1
Thursday 16th November 2017, 09:30-17:00

 

Booking at the Abbey Theatre Box Office
+353 1 87 87 222 - boxoffice@abbeytheatre.ie

www.abbeytheatre.ie

 

ISSSD Professional Members: €10.00
ISSSD Student, Graduate & Associate Members: €15.00
Non Members: €30.00
ISSSD Membership + Conference: €60.00*

 

More info here

 

Full details of this event will be published shortly

Dublin Port refuses to agree to plan to build Dublin film studio in docklands

 Dublin Port Company says Poolbeg lands will be used for ‘core port purposes’

Dublin Port Company has ruled out the use of any of its lands for the development of a film studio, following a review of public submissions on the future of the port.

The company is in the process of renewing its master plan which will govern the development of the port until 2040.

The plan was originally published in 2012, after An Bord Pleanála refused permission for plans to infill 21 hectares (52 acres) of Dublin Bay to expand the port’s lands.

In 2012, the company said a return to the infill expansion project would be required to provide the capacity necessary for growth to 2040. However, in a draft of its new masterplan, published last January, the company says it does not plan to revisit the land reclamation project, and sought the public’s views on the future of the port.

A number of submissions raised concerns over overlapping development proposals on the Poolbeg peninsula, where Dublin city council is seeking to develop 3,500 apartments, and the potential for additional noise and air pollution.

However, the company said, there was no public support for a film studio on port lands.

“There were no third party submissions advocating the development of a film studio on port lands in the Poolbeg Peninsula.” However, a separate public consultation on the Poolbeg West Special Development Zone has heard from a significant number of supporters of the plan led by former Windmill Lane film executive, James Morris to build an 18-acre film studio owned by Dublin Port.

Lodged a submission

The promoters of the studio plan, Dublin Bay Studios, had lodged a submission seeking to locate a studio “in the port estate” the Dubin Port Company said, but the submission “provided no detail or information on how their proposed project could be reconciled within the context of the issues identified within the Masterplan Review Paper”.

Read more on the Irish Times

 

New Studios proposed for Ashford

Planning Application Number 17163

 

 

Description:ten year permission. The development will consist of film studios with ancillary facilities in twelve buildings A, B, B1, B2, C, C1, C2, D, E, F, F1 and F2 to accommodate film making, support offices, visitors centre, costume storage, make up room, set construction, paint shop, plaster shops, metal shop, timber shop, electrical, special effects, chemical store, set assembly and toilets. Building A is four storeys, has a gross internal floor area of 9914 sqm with a total height of 16.8m. Building B is three storeys, has a gross internal floor area of 7990 sqm with a total height of 16.8 m, building B1 is four storeys, has a gross internal floor area of 4422 sqm with a total height of 16.8m, building B2 is four storeys has a gross internal floor area of 4422 sqm with a total height of 16.8m, building C is three storeys, has a gross internal floor area of 7925 sqm with a total height of 16.8m, building C1 is four storeys, has a gross internal floor area of 4422 sqm with a total height of 16.8m, Building C2 is four storeys, has a gross internal floor area of 4422 sqm with a total height of 16.8m, building D is four storeys, has a gross internal floor area of 4422 sqm with a total height of 16.8m, building E is single storey has a gross internal floor area of 952 sqm with a total height of 16.8m, building F is three storeys has a gross internal floor area of 7865 sqm with a total height of 16.8m, building F1 is four storeys has a gross internal floor area of 4422 sqm with a total height of 16.8m, building F2 is four storeys has a gross internal floor area of 4422 sqm with a total height of 16.8m giving a total gross internal floor area of 65,600 sqm, demolition of existing agricultural building covering 1024 sqm, the provision of 648 ancillary staff and 200 visitor car parking spaces and 101 coach parking spaces, site works and associated landscaping all on a site of approx 39.81 hectares, a new access onto the L5068 and use of an existing access onto R772 for emergency purposes. An EIS will be submitted to the Planning Authority with the application

Development Address:Kellystown, Ashford, Co. Wicklow

 

 

 

Into the Badlands Season 2 Premiere - Sunday, March 19 at 10/9c

 

AMC announced that martial arts drama Into the Badlands will return for its highly anticipated second season on Sunday, March 19 at 10/9c.

Season 2 finds Sunny (Daniel Wu) and M.K. (Aramis Knight) separated and scattered to the wind, each imprisoned in unlikely places.  While M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family or die trying.  On their journey, Clipper and Colt are assisted by mysterious new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure.  Meanwhile, the Widow (Emily Beecham) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all.  Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences.