Young people are being encouraged to consider careers in the screen industry and take advantage of the free online training available.
2021 looks set to be massive for the film and television industry in Northern Ireland and film set designer Shane Bunting, who is celebrating 30 years in the screen industry, said there are an increasing number of opportunities for exciting careers in this vibrant growing sector.
Mr Bunting is one of a number of industry professionals offering free online specialist training through the ScreenWorks platform funded by Northern Ireland Screen and run by education charity Into Film.
As part of ScreenWorks Online he’s sharing the knowledge he’s learned on an endless list of film and television projects with a special 35 minute video tutorial, aimed at young people aged 14-19 keen to learn about the career opportunities here in Northern Ireland.
Shane said: “ScreenWorks has been invaluable in making young people aware of the wide variety of jobs that are needed on a film set. When most people think of a film set, they think of jobs like director, actor or cameraman but there’s a huge range of skilled jobs like painters, plasterers, graphic designers, costume makers, food stylists, caterers and many more.
ScreenWorks Online is being hosted at Into Film.
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