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Foundation Drafting Course | November 16th – 21st

Date: Monday 16th November – Saturday 21st November 2015
Venue: Wicklow
Cost: €250 (4 day)/€350 (6 day)
Deadline for application: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Tutor: Anna Rackard
For further details, contact Mary Deely at Galway Film Centre on 091-770748 or email: education@galwayfilmcentre.ie

Screen Training Ireland, in association with Galway Film Centre, are seeking participants for a Foundation Drafting Course. This programme is aimed at trainees and assistant art directors who wish to learn the foundations of film drafting and measuring, and those who have done some drafting but wish to bring their drafting skills to an intermediate level.

Complete beginners, who should have some Art Department experience, but not necessarily any drafting experience, will complete the six-day course. Participants who have already completed a Foundation Draughting Course and others who have basic draughting and/or surveying skills may join the course on Day 3.

The course will cover the following:
-Employing equipment and materials correctly.
-Working with scale and measurements.
-Reading drawings.
-Understanding 2 dimensional drawings in 3 dimensions.
-The principles of drafting geometry.
-Overview of Surveying, Equipment & Types of Surveys
-Samples of Survey Notes
-Practical experience of surveying; measuring, drawing and photographing.
-Overview of drawing presentation, dimensioning, style, texturing, titles and lettering etc.
-Practical experience of drawing up of a survey: plan, sections and elevations.

-Introduction to doors, windows, mouldings.
-Practical experience of measuring a door or window.
-Detail drawing of doors, windows and mouldings.
-Advanced surveying (angles & bay windows etc).
-Advanced surveying (levels & stairs etc).
-Drawing arches and other geometric exercises.
-Calculating areas and quantities.
-An overview/discussion on drawing a set for a location build & drawing a studio set.

All coursework is done in pencil.

About the tutor:
Anna Rackard is a production designer who has designed numerous feature films and TV dramas including Love & Friendship, A Dangerous Fortune, Foyle’s War, 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, working for designers such as Norman Garwood, Tony Pratt, Brian Ackland Snow and Brian Morris. 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.

Please note the 6 day course costs €350.  A  shorter 4 day course is available depending on ability at a cost of €250.

Please note a second course will run in early 2016. This course will run over a series of Saturdays and will be aimed at people who have completed the foundation course or people who have an intermediate level of drafting experience. This part of the course will focus on drawing a studio set, so good foundational/intermediate drafting skills will be necessary.

Please apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 4th November.




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