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Multi-Camera Directing

Training type: GFC/STI Courses

Duration / Date: 5 days. Monday May 25th to Friday May 29th.

Cost: €350. The course takes place in Kerry National Digital Skills Centre in Tralee.

trai1Screen Training Ireland, in association with the Galway Film Centre and the Kerry National Digital Skills Centre, is seeking participants for a Multi-Camera Directing course. This course will focus on multi-camera directing for live factual shows, as well as live and recorded interviews and music performance.

Participant Profile: Directors with experience in studio setting, who wish to move into multi-camera set-ups.

About the Tutor: Tony Gregory is one of Europe’s leading live/studio entertainment, event and music television directors, and TV trainers. He regularly consults on formats and production workflow; and trains and coaches multi-camera and live directors. TV credits include major shows, concerts and entertainment spectaculars for MTV, PBS, SKY, RTÉ, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and numerous titles syndicated worldwide. Event work includes major state, royal and other events. Entertainment formats include The Voice, Big Brother, Pop Idol, Audience With… He has trained multi-camera directors across Europe.

How to Apply: Please apply online with a current CV at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications: Friday 8th May 2015. For further details contact Mary Deely in the Galway Film Centre at education@galwayfilmcentre.ie or Sorcha Loughnane in Screen Training Ireland at sorcha.loughnane@screentrainingireland.ie.


The aims are:
• To develop and refine gallery directing skills
• To learn how to communicate effectively over talkback
• To work calmly to a deadline in a pressurised environment
• To produce original and creative visual and editorial content.
• To produce a detailed and comprehensive camera script
• To work with experienced presenters and teleprompt.
• To lead and manage a studio crew of and liaise with them regarding all technical requirements.

The course will include studio exercises covering:
• Principles of cutting on action
• Scripting a live factual studio programme
• Interviews – live and recorded
• Shooting unscripted music performance
• Unscripted demonstration segments
• Detailed briefings on preparing camera scripts, running orders and time charts and scheduling rehearsals
• One-to-one reviews
• Workshops with course producers and crew members

Following the course, delegates will have gained practical experience and confidence in:
• Devising studio camera scripts
• Planning and directing multi-camera studio productions
• Communicating effectively over talkback with studio crew and presenters.
• Effective use of time and resources.